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Nice pongs and gorgeous whiffs. The Aftershave thread!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MissChief, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,008

    Location: Cambridge

    It was Lynx Oriental in my day - us teenage boys used to practically bathe in the stuff and in fairness, at the time it did seem quite popular with the laydees ;)

    It IS a bit excessive I grant you, but it's nice to buy some decent stuff for a change, rather than relying on whatever's being sold in Tescos and even better when you can choose a different one every day, depending on your mood or the occasion. It's pretty much my only real extravagance when I think about it.

    Personally, I'm also no good at picking out the individual notes in a fragrance in much the same way as I'm not much good at picking up on the subtle differences between different wines - I just know what I like when I smell it!
     
  2. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,688

    I have a large collection of around 25. I know I'll never use all of them, but I like to have the choice. :)
     
  3. Drizmod

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 2,209

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    So I ordered Perfumer's Choice Victor Eau De Toilette for £11 from Amazon and I must have got a good batch because it smells great and lasts the whole day. Been getting compliments all morning at work too. I tried CDNI a while back and although that was good smelling too it would last maybe an hour and fade very quickly.
     
  4. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

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    Location: London

    ^

    Maybe it fades to your nose due to olfactory fatigue, but it certainly shouldn't to others - CDNI has beast-mode performance compared to nearly everything else I have and that seems to be the case for most.

    As regards to collecting, there are some people that have to have 'the full presentation' i.e. the original bottle etc but by virtue of having a large collection, you're rarely going to use any one frag regularly in which case getting into the decant game is a much better idea if you enjoy trying different fragrances or wearing different ones for different occasions or times of year, otherwise it can get very expensive very quickly if you end up sat in front of YouTube all day watching frag channels and making orders...
     
  5. Drizmod

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Yeah that's what I originally thought too but other people couldn't smell it either. This was a while back and I remember reading that there were some bad batches. I may try it out again.
     
  6. dink

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 14, 2014

    Posts: 496

    Anyone used Notino before? Ordered 100ml Creed Green Irish Tweed for £170, decent price but not that cheap where you start questioning whether it’s too good to be true.

    Looking at reviews for the company there’s a lot of claims that people have received fakes from them, there’s also a load more positive reviews. I’ll just check the bottle against my original Vetiver direct from creed, just wondered if anyone else has experience of the site. Ta.
     
  7. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    Used them a few times but only for bottles under £50, didn’t have any issues.
     
  8. dod

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,700

    Location: Inverness

    Very nice. Lasts better than Tom Fords Grey Vetiver too.
     
  9. Somnambulist

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London

    There are loads of Aventus clones now, maybe try one of the Pineapple Vintage ones, Rasasi's one etc.
     
  10. RedvGreen

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 2, 2009

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    Location: Midlands

    Had a tester of Viktor Spicebomb, I think i'll pick that up as my final fragrance (literally bought 8 now, to last me a year - different one each day, with one reserved for posh occasions).
     
  11. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2007

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    Location: UK

    Get the Extreme version. ;)

    The weathers getting warmer now, Spicebomb is a winter frag. Maybe save your money until it starts getting cold again.
     
  12. Karl

    Mobster

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    Location: UK

  13. smokedog

    Mobster

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    I use Notino all the time and they are totally legit (Recently bought 100ml Amouage Reflection Man for £105) . £170 for 100ml isn't that cheap. Its cheaper direct from France, I get my Creed from 'noseparis.com'. Which used to be much cheaper when the £ was stronger :(

    https://noseparis.com/fr/green-irish-tweed
     
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  14. AiiR

    Mobster

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    I bought this when it was on sale for £18. It's ok but nothing amazing, nice to have as a fruity/woody casual fragrance. Certainly wouldn't pay 40 quid for it.
     
  15. Supr3me

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 2, 2018

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    Location: Essex/London, UK

    I wear Dior Sauvage as my everyday and Hermes terre D'hermes for special occasions.

    Sauvage last's a flipping lifetime!
     
  16. smokedog

    Mobster

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    Notino currently have a 15% off sale. But they've put the prices up of some fragrances but still a few decent deals to be had.

    I've a little trick with Notino and managed to just buy Amouage Epic Man on the low (£115). You can add items to your basket when the prices are low and that price will keep, so when they put up the prices it doesn't affect you. I add stuff and wait for the discount code.
     
  17. dink

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 14, 2014

    Posts: 496

    GIT arrived from Notino, smells nice and is definitely genuine.

    Thanks for link, Aventus for £170 odd don’t mind if I do!

    (.....Although may wait it out a few days as it looks like they only deliver Creed to the EU lol)
     
  18. dink

    Gangster

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    If you like Hermes then try the Vetiver version, it’s a lovely scent.
     
  19. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 5,879

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Armaf Tres Nuit get picked up by the scanners at the airport Stansted im speaking about which means have to take your shoes off. I know this as I have been twice in last two weeks and the only difference was I had Armaf on I was wearing same clothing that always get me straight through in countless flights now.
     
  20. Tauren

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

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    anyone looking for an awesome aqua summer scent needs to pick up Yves Saint Laurent Y edp. (Can be worn all year round tbh)

    Just bought another bottle. It gets so many compliments where my other fragrances don’t. :)