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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Many moons ago I used to workout in a fairly rough gym in North Dublin which was run by a former Mr Ireland and someone called Smokie who claimed to be an ex-professional rodeo rider. It was frequented by an interesting cast of characters. One day I overheard this conversation between two tough looking gentlemen wearing Lacoste tracksuits.

    "Jayzus, you smell nice, what's that?"
    "It the Mister Miyagi."
    Reminds me when I was out once with one of my engineers, he said, " Must get our lass some perfume". We go into House of Fraser, up to the perfume counter and asks the assistant, "Have you any of that Madam rock arse stuff"? 😂

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    Issey Miyake - Nuit D'Issey
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    Clinique - Happy (this was a present and I'm not sure I'm a fan)

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    Creed Royal Oud, Tom Ford Noir de Noir & Oud Wood, in that order. I also think TF's Ombre Leather is one of the best bang-for-buck frags around. Didn't expect to like it, as I find the q. similar Tuscan Leather unpleasant, but it's been a real grower for me.

    Never tried any Penhaligons though. Based on the above, can anyone suggest some I might like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Creed Royal Oud, Tom Ford Noir de Noir & Oud Wood, in that order. I also think TF's Ombre Leather is one of the best bang-for-buck frags around. Didn't expect to like it, as I find the q. similar Tuscan Leather unpleasant, but it's been a real grower for me.

    Never tried any Penhaligons though. Based on the above, can anyone suggest some I might like?
    Why buy scents that are all in the same family/style? IMHO itís good to have other styles for daytime/summer/evening etc

    From Penhaligons Blasted Heath is nice but fresher and more green/floral that your selection.
    Halfeti is worth a sniff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Why buy scents that are all in the same family/style? IMHO itís good to have other styles for daytime/summer/evening etc

    From Penhaligons Blasted Heath is nice but fresher and more green/floral that your selection.
    Halfeti is worth a sniff too.
    Of course. These are just the fragrances I like at the moment. This will change obviously, but right now this is where my preferences are. So while I'll try all sorts of different things, I'm also curious to hear about frags that are vaguely in this ballpark. I don't think that's so unusual.

    Thx for the recommendations though.

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    I do like a good whiff of fragrance myself. My current collection is

    Sisley - Eau de Campagne
    Bond no9 - Scent of Peace for him
    Bond no9 - Bleecker Street
    Tom Ford - Costa Azzura Acqua
    Tom Ford - Ombrť Leather
    Maison Margiela - Jazz Club
    Maison Margiela - By the Fireplace
    Kilian - Intoxicated
    Serge Lutens - Five o’Clock Au Gingembre

    The Sisley is my favourite. Probably the nicest scent I’ve ever smelled. Smells just like tomato vines. Delicious.
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    Haekels do an improved version of blasted Heath that lasts a bit longer too but canít remember if itís pegwell or Joss bay (will check when Iím back at my flat later)

    Iím really impressed with Hudsonís No2 which is very underpriced and my current favourite that me and my partner both wear. It is a smokey rose scent with a bit of oud but still fresh enough to wear most of the year round. They sell small bottles and testers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Why buy scents that are all in the same family/style? IMHO itís good to have other styles for daytime/summer/evening etc
    This makes perfect sense, yet I tend to stick to the same pallette.

    I'm sold!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Creed Royal Oud, Tom Ford Noir de Noir & Oud Wood, in that order. I also think TF's Ombre Leather is one of the best bang-for-buck frags around. Didn't expect to like it, as I find the q. similar Tuscan Leather unpleasant, but it's been a real grower for me.

    Never tried any Penhaligons though. Based on the above, can anyone suggest some I might like?
    Sartorial or Endymion concentre. Probably sartorial as its more woody
    I think penhaligons have got a sale on atm.

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    If you like the smell of Creed, then try Victor No9 at £13 for 80ml its amazing. My lady prefers it to all my after shaves.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfumers-C...c=1&th=1&psc=1

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    I remember 4711 years ago, now tend to use what Iím given at Xmas birthdayís etc, currently in the drawer,

    Bleu by Chanel
    Lacoste
    Hugo Boss
    You by Georgio Armani
    Ralph Lauren Red
    Have had Dior Savage and Fahrenheit for many years.

    My dad still has Old Spice, mind heís nearly 98!




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    Quote Originally Posted by gorrie View Post
    I stumbled across a perfumery today in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
    https://www.jorumstudio.com/about
    They only have about 8 different scents, but Chloe was really helpful. The wife and I had a good sniff of them all, and I tried out the ĎPhloemí on my skin before heading for some lunch. Couldnít finish my scran quick enough, had to go back and pick up a bottle.

    If you are in the area, weíll worth popping in for 10mins to have a niff.

    Andy.
    Or, if you're not going to be in the area anytime soon, try their Sample Set. It's free postage at the moment.

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    Ok so I went into the Penhaligon's shop in Bath earlier in the week, en route to picking a Seamaster as it happens. Had a nice chat with a man called Konstantinos in there, who recommended the Tragedy of Lord George, Halferti Leather, Cairo & Terrible Teddy. Surprisingly enough I liked them all, maybe Halferti Leather a little less, Lord George, Cairo & Teddy were great though.

    I need to get hold of some samples I think.

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    This bloody thread has opened a can of worms..

    Received a bottle of Creed Virgin Island Water today. Quite like it, wife reckons itís too floral.

    Any recommendations for something between it and Tom Ford Oud Wood (which I really like)

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    This bloody thread has opened a can of worms..

    Received a bottle of Creed Virgin Island Water today. Quite like it, wife reckons itís too floral.

    Any recommendations for something between it and Tom Ford Oud Wood (which I really like)
    Mix them 50:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Mix them 50:50.
    Will try that and report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    Will try that and report back
    Erm I was taking the mickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Erm I was taking the mickey
    I figured

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    Scent Samples have a sale this weekend https://www.scentsamples.uk.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    I figured
    This is actually Ďa thingíÖ well not physically mixing them in a bottle, but using multiple fragrances. Itís called layering and I often do it if Iím in the mood.

    The wife has a bunch of fragrances from Kayali, and the are created with layering specifically in mind.

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    Love the cypress one from extro cosmesi
    But the current eau de Goat is from Ralf Neuner in Austria called Alt Innsbruck
    Lots of menthol for that lingering “chill” and tobacco scent- gorgeous stuff and at £25 or so, a total handmade bargain.

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    Eau de Goat : anyone else tried this? :-)

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    I have a few ml left in a Creed Virgin Island Water and an almost full 10ml sample of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanile if anyone would like to try them?

    Also now Creed Viking if anyone wants a try

    Maybe if the Tom Ford didnít suit, it could be passed on for a few to try?
    Last edited by demonloop; 15th July 2021 at 17:41.

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    Lagerfeld

    That said, Mrs UTBL bought me something fancy a while ago. I didnít get on with it so when the tumble drier, which was temporarily living in the garage, needed deodorising (donít ask) I added the contents to the load load of damp clothes.

    The resulting aroma, a combination of nice aftershave, petrol, tyres and assorted oils is better than anything.

    eau dígarage


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    Quote Originally Posted by demonloop View Post
    I have a few ml left in a Creed Virgin Island Water and an almost full 10ml sample of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanile if anyone would like to try them?

    Maybe if the Tom Ford didnít suit, it could be passed on for a few to try?
    Tobacco Vanile is next on my try list if you had a couple of ml to spare from it. Cheers

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    I like the great smell of Dermot O'Leary :)
    'Vertive and Cedarwood' from his 'range' at Marks & Sparks..

    does anyone know what this scent is copying ? or which more expensive, stronger scent smells like O'Leary's Vertive & Cedarwood?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry nylon View Post
    I like the great smell of Dermot O'Leary :)
    'Vertive and Cedarwood' from his 'range' at Marks & Sparks..

    does anyone know what this scent is copying ? or which more expensive, stronger scent smells like O'Leary's Vertive & Cedarwood?

    thanks,
    Terre dí Hermes

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    ^^ nice one, thanks! I'll check it out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Terre dí Hermes
    ^^this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Tobacco Vanile is next on my try list if you had a couple of ml to spare from it. Cheers
    Sure, ping me a PM with your address

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    I have Terre d'Hermes and can recommend it.

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    good to see that it (Terre d' Hermes) has a few fans on here..I ordered the 'Eau Intense Vetiver' Eau de Parfum to try it out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestwardBound View Post
    I have Terre d'Hermes and can recommend it.

    Always a winner and a very unique smell
    Last edited by Vanguard; 16th July 2021 at 10:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Many moons ago I used to workout in a fairly rough gym in North Dublin which was run by a former Mr Ireland and someone called Smokie who claimed to be an ex-professional rodeo rider. It was frequented by an interesting cast of characters. One day I overheard this conversation between two tough looking gentlemen wearing Lacoste tracksuits.

    "Jayzus, you smell nice, what's that?"
    "It the Mister Miyagi."
    I've worn this for years, thinking it was lovely. Your post has "somewhat" put me off it....

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    The Gentleman's Fragrance thread

    Drawing a vague parallel to the thread on non OEM motor parts, what are folkís opinions on these imitation/copycat fragrances that smell just like the original? I fancy a bottle of Creed but am tempted to try a smell-a-like at a fraction of the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    Drawing a vague parallel to the thread on non OEM motor parts, what are folkís opinions on these imitation/copycat fragrances that smell just like the original? I fancy a bottle of Creed but am tempted to try a smell-a-like at a fraction of the price
    Save up and buy the real thing others may think you have got creed but you will always know itís a snide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    Drawing a vague parallel to the thread on non OEM motor parts, what are folkís opinions on these imitation/copycat fragrances that smell just like the original? I fancy a bottle of Creed but am tempted to try a smell-a-like at a fraction of the price
    Iíve always heard anecdotally that they smell very similar but never last as long.

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    Prefer avgas myself

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    Made a few million cubic metres of Av gas in my time….and even more A1.
    Never thought to bottle it up and sell it

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    Penhaligons The Tragedy of Lord George.

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    I was about to order some more Creed Aventus from Palmolive on Basenotes, but it looks like he hasn't been active for a few months. Does anyone know if he's still in business or if there are any other recommended sellers doing splits?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    I was about to order some more Creed Aventus from Palmolive on Basenotes, but it looks like he hasn't been active for a few months. Does anyone know if he's still in business or if there are any other recommended sellers doing splits?

    thanks
    He left there a while ago to trade in his own, think he had a temp ban for something or another.

    https://decants.wordpress.com

    This is where he operates from now, used it for a Viking decant a good year or so ago now.


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    Perfect, many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    He left there a while ago to trade in his own, think he had a temp ban for something or another.

    https://decants.wordpress.com

    This is where he operates from now, used it for a Viking decant a good year or so ago now.


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    are these original fragrances? seem like good prices although are smaller sizes


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    Quote Originally Posted by ellsy_79 View Post
    are these original fragrances? seem like good prices although are smaller sizes


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    They certainly were when he was on basenotes forum & he had a strong following. Cannot see why heíd have changed his approach / risk reputation.

    Very knowledgeable chap who is passionate about sharing scents as it helps him fund his ability to try new & different scents.

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    Seems that there is enough people here to warrant a swaps/trade/sell fragrance sub-forum?
    Some stuff is not worth selling on SC if it's too used up, but could be swapped/decanted for others to let us try stuff we wouldn't otherwise try?
    I suppose this thread could be a sticky to serve that purpose?

    It can be expensive buying blind and can even mount up if you buy a lot of samples, so decants or swaps could be of interest to a few of us.

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    Thanks for the update regarding Palmolive, always had great service when Iíve used him before via base notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloater View Post
    Thanks for the update regarding Palmolive, always had great service when Iíve used him before via base notes.
    I can't get a reply from him, so I'm not sure he's still doing it?

    Shame, as I'm running low

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