General Discussion: Top 5 fragrances anyone?


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ismvil
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1178 posts since 16/9/11

11 Mar 2020 17:19
John Lewis have 15% off smells for anyone looking to get anything from there
LFC
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4419 posts since 14/6/11

11 Mar 2020 17:39
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ I don’t think I did… Sad Shocked

Didn’t get anything else anyway Sad

No way Sad you get €20 free samples, just add them to basket and it takes the price off
fudge.dredd
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11 Mar 2020 18:03
Puzzled
LFC
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4419 posts since 14/6/11

12 Mar 2020 18:49
Escentual have 25% off using FRAGRANCE25. They sell Lubin Akkad which is an amazing fragrance and comes out at £105 which is a great price as I’ve never seen it go on sale anywhere before.
fudge.dredd
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12 Mar 2020 19:08
^ great price that… I have Idole but i don’t think I’ve even opened it!
LFC
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posted 12 Mar 2020 19:36, edited 12 Mar 2020 19:36
Someone’s bought it anyway as they were in stock when I posted.

No problem Cool

Edit: yeah Idole is good. Why haven’t you used it? Would have been good over colder months.
fudge.dredd
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1302 posts since 15/12/12

12 Mar 2020 20:04
I totally forgot I had it - you just reminded me by posting about Akkad ha
joe6886
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854 posts since 16/11/08

12 Mar 2020 21:10
Bird wants a bottle of this..

https://www.johnlewis.com/maison-francis-kurkdjian-baccarat-rouge-540-eau-de-parfum-70ml/p2533146

Anyone know where I can get it that isn’t £200? There’s a couple on eBay for £70 but from a Russian seller, which I’m not too keen on.
LFC
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4419 posts since 14/6/11

13 Mar 2020 04:41
Join the facebook groups joe. They go for around £100-140. Brand new sealed.

Ebay ones from Russia are fake.

Or buy the Eden one for £24 which smells the same.
bungleski
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316 posts since 21/7/11

13 Mar 2020 07:15
joe6886 wrote: Bird wants a bottle of this..

https://www.johnlewis.com/maison-francis-kurkdjian-baccarat-rouge-540-eau-de-parfum-70ml/p2533146

Anyone know where I can get it that isn’t £200? There’s a couple on eBay for £70 but from a Russian seller, which I’m not too keen on.

Get her TK No 4 mate, v similar and only £125 for 100ml from Harrods. Plus, you can borrow it as well
LFC
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4419 posts since 14/6/11

13 Mar 2020 07:37
Bit too masculine I’d say for a bird the TK4. BR540 is more sweet. But like you say better for the money as they are only 70ml bottles for that price
joe6886
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854 posts since 16/11/08

13 Mar 2020 08:32
Cheers fellas, I don’t have Facebook so can’t join the groups. I’ll get her that Eden knock off in the mean time so she can make sure it’s worth spending £100+ on.
TheTiger
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3854 posts since 23/2/03

13 Mar 2020 22:45
Speaking of Eden, few cheapie purchases this week…

Eden Virgin Waters 30ml - their version of Creed VIW. 90% similar, though the quality of the ingredients seem on the synthetic side, despite being all natural ingredients. Still, it’s nice fragrance and will definitely get a lot of use in the summer.

Eden Aventis 30ml - no guesses for what this is trying to do. Smells exactly like Mont Blanc Explorer (another known Aventus clone), minus the performance. Bit of an impulse buy, and will probably not get a ton of wear.

Both of the above were 15 quid each in store (Portobello Road, London) as opposed to 18 online.

Alexandria Dark Knight 30ml EDP - their version of Black Phantom by Kilian. 95% Coffee and Tabacco opening with rum/sugar on the dry down. Absolute beast of a fragrance, huge projection and on the first day I wore it, a girl stopped me on the tube ‘you smell amazing’. Says it all really. Already put an order in for a 100ml bottle.

Zara Bergamot and Lavender 80ml EDP - for some reason have always loved lavender based fragrances, even if it is the nan kid of all notes. Feels like 85% lavender and 15% bergamot drying down into a nicely blended lavender after a couple of mins. How this is EDP is beyond me, 3 sprays lasted about an hour and then it was gone. Was only a tenner so not too much to complain about.
LFC
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16 Mar 2020 19:40

After 6 weeks it finally arrived. I fuckin love this stuff.

Also got some samples I wanted to try but only one I’d probably buy a bottle of.

Widian Hili: Wanted to try this because of the Coconut note. Can’t detect it, smells like middle-aged Lady.

Ormonde Jayne Man: Well up my street this one. Fresh spicy peppery opening, quite bitter, then dries down to vetiver (which I’m not normally a fan of) and woods. Nice.

Profumum Roma Acqua e Zucchero: So sweet it’s unreal! The No.5 is quite sweet from the vanilla note but this is another level. Would be nice for the Mrs but a no from me.
Mosoona
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16 Mar 2020 19:49
@TheTiger have you tried any other Alexandria ones?
Murakami
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13316 posts since 9/5/05

17 Mar 2020 10:57
Ariana Grande Clouds is an almost identical copy of BR540 for anyone looking for a cheaper alternative
illwill
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4017 posts since 17/5/04

17 Mar 2020 12:06
1. Dettol
2. Bleach
3. Isopropyl alcohol
4. Ammonia
5. Blue Seduction by Antonio Banderas
TheTiger
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3854 posts since 23/2/03

17 Mar 2020 20:24
Mosoona wrote: @TheTiger have you tried any other Alexandria ones?

No, but definitely will be in the future.
Mosoona
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17 Mar 2020 20:46
I’ve got Game Time, Royal Equestrian and 1981x arriving this week (samples), will update on here. Game Time being billed as a blend of B540 and Aventus had me intrigued.
Razorlight123
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posted 24 Mar 2020 09:21, edited 24 Mar 2020 09:21
I copped the Dark Knight - was complimented the first day I wore it to a meeting; Good shout TheTiger.

Anyone got any idea of some light summer fragrances from them, I'm hearing Deep Blue?