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Nice pongs and gorgeous whiffs. The Aftershave thread!

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

  1. MartinPrince

    Wise Guy

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    I have to go with what my missus prefers and it's currently Hugo Boss (she was a Paco Rabanne 1 Million fan)
     
  2. RedvGreen

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    Thanks for the list - I agree it is very addictive. I get nose-blind very quickly, so like to have a good selection. I have 7 at the moment but fear that I may need to increase it to 9 or 10 to maintain full nose awareness ;):D
     
  3. AiiR

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    Recently added Bleu de Chanel EDP and Dior Homme Parfum to my collection. Bleu De Chanel is very similar to Sauvage EDP and Versace Dylan Blue but much better imo.

    Dior Homme Parfum is REALLY good. Bought a tester bottle cheap off the bay after reading reviews and it's easily the strongest/longest lasting fragrance I've ever tried. Definitely give this one a try for date night/formal event. It's very similar to Homme Intense but with more depth, so don't confuse the 2!
     
  4. Adnams Drinker

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    Yeah, maybe that's the issue with me and Sauvage EDT then - nose blindness/olfactory fatigue. Doesn't seem to happen with any of my others though.

    I've got the YSL La Nuit de l'Homme on today and my word, I can see what all the fuss is about - even though I put it on 8am this morning, I keep getting the odd subtle whiff of it at 4.45 in the afternoon. Didn't expect that after all the talk about the current formulation not being as good as it was. Awesome smell. Got tentative drinkies arranged with a female friend tomorrow night, so will definitely be wearing this one if that goes ahead ;)

    Definitely a right battle going on between this and the D&G for my daily fave ...
     
  5. RedvGreen

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    Might have to get YSL Nuit then!

    I’d seriously recommend Amraf trés Nuit for a great fragrance that lasts at least 7hrs with 4 spritz’.

    My missus likes most of my fragrances, although she has a thing for citrus whilst I’m more woody/earthy/sweet mixes.
     
  6. Tauren

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    I recommend giving YSL Y edp a try. By the sounds of it you’ll both like it.
     
  7. RedvGreen

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  8. Rikki

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    Armaf Tres Nuit Pour Homme

    Bought this as per this thread - got it - sniffed it - smells like Brut or some other cheapo Xmas gift pack thingy ... Am I wrong?! :D
     
  9. Tauren

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    Well... it is a clone of something else (creed Aventus I think?) don’t expect much from clones. :p
     
  10. V_R

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    Its a clone of Green Irish Tweed, and not a great one at that imo.

    Parfums Vintage, Emerald Isle or Verbena Fields are far better without paying Creed prices. :)
     
  11. Tauren

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    That’s the one ! I stand corrected :D
     
  12. Rikki

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    The CDNI is a good Aventus clone, ive got both this Tres Nuit thing is hopeless though lol
     
  13. RedvGreen

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    What! I’m disappointed that you didn’t like it/got a dodgy one?

    It’s my staple fragrance now, which means i’ll be going noseblind to it soon.

    In other news, based on reviews here, ... it has arrived...

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  14. Adnams Drinker

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    Hope the La Nuit de l'Homme works as well for you as it does for me, after I bigged it up a few posts ago! Utterly addicted to both it and D&G The One - I'm alternating between the two every day at the moment.

    My father was a dedicated Old Spice man - not sure what he'd make of his eldest son being into all this posh French and Italian stuff ...
     
  15. EyeDot

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    Decided big was better!

    Compliments the rest which are mainly for guests now!

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  16. seanyc5

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    Lol how long do think that bottle will last you? I suppose it actually makes sense to buy the 500ml rather than multiple smaller bottles.

    I have just used scent samples.uk to order a couple of samples, one being Green Irish Tweed. I have another sample of it but its a copy sample, Has any used them before?

    I have just sprayed the copy on one wrist and the supposed real sample on the other. I would guess it is a legit sample or at least it smells more natual than the other.

    They have both dried down now, the 'real' one if it is real is better. The copy is close but the 'real' one has more to it.

    I think Ill order 50ml.

    Is there a good site that has genuine samples for the more high end stuff?
     
  17. Tauren

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    I’m wearing Y as my everyday scent now. It’s so fresh, but not like any other aquatic I’ve smelt before.

    Gets loads of compliments too. I haven’t had a single negative comment.
     
  18. Somnambulist

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    The parfum is new for 2019 and by all accounts seems a return to form after the original edt was watered down over the years.
     
  19. LeMson

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    I got a fresh bottle of Creed Aventus from Selfridges Trafford Centre before Xmas, it doesn't smell as nice as first bottle I got 2 years ago, In fact I have had zero comments about the fragrance, whereas first bottle got me loads, no change in how much I put on or anything, scared to get another now at £250 a pop ;(
     
  20. smokedog

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    Creed is notorious for batch variations.

    There is an entire sub forum on Basenotes dedicated to Aventus
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/416244-Aventus-batch-numbers-part-2