General Discussion: Top 5 fragrances anyone?


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LFC
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26 Feb 2020 10:59

Today though I’m wearing Xerjoff Uden Overdose which is very nice, as this arrived after I’d applied Laughing out loud
Kingmob07
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1 Mar 2020 14:40
LFC wrote: Thanks bung. Really wasn’t sure if it was going to be for me with the floral notes but I’m so impressed with it.

Kingmob07 wrote: I feel I'm playing it very safe when I read some of LFC's picks. Actually got a bunch of a samples in from Nose.fr with some Penhaligons in there just to try something a bit 'different' Laughing out loud.

What did you get? I try loads of stuff but normally just aim for things with notes in that I know I like so normally works out well. I have Penhaligons Halfeti which is really nice. Might be putting it up for sale actually because it’s going further down the pecking order Sad


Dee wrote: That No5 sounds interesting, there is stock about though via net/Belgium.

Yeah I should add I got it with 10% off and 3 free samples of my choice which is pretty rare and suppose more worth the wait.

Tried a couple of the Penhaligon's LFC.

The Tragedy of Lord George is kind of boozy and slightly sweet. Saw a review that said it reminded them a little of MMM Jazz Club on first spray which isn't a bad shout. Another review mentioned the vanilla is done much better in Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. Nice, but nothing special.

Much Ado About the Duke is more interesting. Got a cold gin/rose smell which is surprisingly good imo. Not a floral/sweet fragrance person, but keep going back to this.

Out of interest, what Tom Ford Private Blend do people recommend. Sure I've tried a few, but can't recall which.
LFC
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posted 1 Mar 2020 15:16, edited 1 Mar 2020 15:16
I’m a fan of Jazz Club but did get a little bored of it from wearing it so much so that one sounds quite nice.

That Duke one sounds interesting. Will try that when I go Chester store again.

From TF private I like Costa Azzurra probably best. Not the acqua version though. Amazing for summer. Beau de jour has just moved from private blend to signature line so can be had for a better price now. Oud Wood is always good if not a bit played out now(to me anyway). I tried Soleil Blanc last year for summer but I just get a bit of a sun cream vibe from it and wasn’t that impressed.

Edit: just to add I also like Mandarino di Amalfi and Azure Lime. Both really good citrus scents but staying power on my skin isn’t beast mode.
TheTiger
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1 Mar 2020 16:40
Anyone tried/rate the Alexandria Fragrances? Specifically Dark Knight.

I have been wearing a tester of Black Phantom by Kilian and it’s just amazing but a bit of a stretch at 245 quid for 50ml so looking for a clone for now.
LFC
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posted 1 Mar 2020 17:30, edited 1 Mar 2020 17:30
They seem to have a decent rep but I’ve never tried any.

The fella who manages Alexandria in the UK is in the Fragheads facebook group and is very helpful.
shields88
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4 Mar 2020 16:46
I'm getting sick of spending so much on aftershaves and then hardly using them when I find another I like haha. Which are the best replica sites in the UK? Any recommendations?

Also, not sure where to put this but any recommendations for nice candles or preferably diffusers? I'd like something for the office
Kingmob07
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posted 8 Mar 2020 17:29, edited 8 Mar 2020 17:29
Recommend Eau Sacree by Heeley if anyone's looking for an incense scent that could still work through Spring. Got a bottle from End for 35% off.

Another big recommendation is Ganymede by Marc Antoine Barrois. Fairly safe with the fragrances I buy so this might not be as mind-blowing to others, but this smells amazing. A really bracing, sea smell. With cool, crisp fruit in there and some leather in the background

Also got some samples from Kingdom Scotland. Portal, Albaura and Metamorphic. Albaura's the more interesting one as it's like iced berries, but all smell really high quality. Portal for those woods and Metamorphic for booze and smoke.



LFC
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9 Mar 2020 09:45
Heard good things about Kingdom. Did you go for the discovery set?

Still waiting on my Rosendo No.5, should be here this week or next for sure Cool
Kingmob07
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posted 9 Mar 2020 20:06, edited 9 Mar 2020 20:06
LFC wrote: Heard good things about Kingdom. Did you go for the discovery set?

Still waiting on my Rosendo No.5, should be here this week or next for sure Cool

Just the samples. Little expensive, but interesting approach as you can put the cost towards one of the full bottles.

Btw, any sample recommendations from Nose Paris? Figured I'd try something different from my usual Wood notes.
LFC
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posted 9 Mar 2020 20:40, edited 9 Mar 2020 20:40
That’s cool being able to take the price off a full bottle.

Personally there isn’t much I’d try at the minute(from Nose) I’d recommend Jovoy for samples over Nose to be honest. I’ve got some coming buy a brand called Gissah which has been hyped for the bottle design in the frag groups. Notes sound interesting with different fruits being used for top notes over amber, leather and oud.
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9 Mar 2020 21:24
LFC wrote: Heard good things about Kingdom. Did you go for the discovery set?

Still waiting on my Rosendo No.5, should be here this week or next for sure Cool

I purchased Rosendo 5 last week and it came within a few days?
Dee
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9 Mar 2020 21:47
Verdict?
Mosoona
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9 Mar 2020 21:53
Anyone tried any Tauer fragrances?
fudge.dredd
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9 Mar 2020 22:22
Dee wrote: Verdict?

Smells to me very similar to Mancera Aoud Vanille but a great scent… sits quite subtle on me but others have noticed it..
LFC
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10 Mar 2020 04:58
fudge.dredd wrote:
LFC wrote: Heard good things about Kingdom. Did you go for the discovery set?

Still waiting on my Rosendo No.5, should be here this week or next for sure Cool

I purchased Rosendo 5 last week and it came within a few days?

Where from and how much?
fudge.dredd
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10 Mar 2020 12:05
^ Essenza for €175
LFC
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10 Mar 2020 12:41
Don’t know how from Essenza as they only got their delivery Saturday just gone. That’s why I’ve been waiting a month. Mine got shipped this morning from ordering on 5th Feb
fudge.dredd
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posted 10 Mar 2020 14:10, edited 10 Mar 2020 14:10
^ sorry my mistake I ordered it in Feb, didn’t realise that, but it came a week ago..


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LFC
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11 Mar 2020 16:41
This makes sense then. You must have taken one of the last bottles before I ordered Laughing out loud

What samples did you ask for?
fudge.dredd
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11 Mar 2020 16:55
^ I don’t think I did… Sad Shocked

Didn’t get anything else anyway Sad