General Discussion: Top 5 fragrances anyone?


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LFC
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27 Apr 2020 09:06
Yeah I bought that for work last year. Smells ok and performance is better than OG.
NigelBenn
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27 Apr 2020 22:40
Got my bottle come through today of Malibu. Great shout again Cool
Seventyfour
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8960 posts since 6/10/05

27 Apr 2020 22:48
Love the Verano might get the extreme too, where are people getting the Malibu from?
LFC
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28 Apr 2020 01:33
I got mine from Pulse of Perfumery and Lazzari store.

NigelBenn wrote: Got my bottle come through today of Malibu. Great shout again Cool

Ubercool
TheTiger
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3843 posts since 23/2/03

28 Apr 2020 19:24
100ml of MB Explorer for £35.96 using code PERCENT20 on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mont-Blanc-Explorer-Eau-de-Parfum-100ml-Spray-New-Authentic/153767632472

or…

100ml + 10ml Travel Spray + 100ml Aftershave Balm for £43.96 using same code

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mont-Blanc-Explorer-Eau-de-Parfum-100ml-Spray-Gift-Set/184248179729
TheTiger
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3843 posts since 23/2/03

28 Apr 2020 19:45
Just bought some travel sprays from Alexandria… I've owned or had samples of all three originals.

Funtastic (copy of Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous)
Completely indistinguishable from the original. This gets a lot of hate (mostly because of the price in US, $335 for 50ml) but I love it. Highly recommend.

Alexandria Port (copy of Tom Ford Neroli Portafino)
9/10 copy, just a tad softer/soapier than the og.

Sparkling Bergamot (copy of Le Labo Bergamote 22)
Nice but again a little too soft compared to Le Labo, seems a little more floral.
Doogan
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710 posts since 13/4/14

28 Apr 2020 19:57
TheTiger wrote: 100ml of MB Explorer for £35.96 using code PERCENT20 on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mont-Blanc-Explorer-Eau-de-Parfum-100ml-Spray-New-Authentic/153767632472

or…

100ml + 10ml Travel Spray + 100ml Aftershave Balm for £43.96 using same code

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mont-Blanc-Explorer-Eau-de-Parfum-100ml-Spray-Gift-Set/184248179729

Is explorer decent? I had a sample once but cant really remember… It gets mixed reviews online.
LFC
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4403 posts since 14/6/11

28 Apr 2020 20:22
It’s a decent designer fragrance. I wouldn’t wear it myself but I’m not in to Aventus so that’s probably why. I bought it for my Dad and Mrs’ Dad for fathers day last year and when they wear it it smells nice.
TheTiger
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posted 28 Apr 2020 20:33, edited 28 Apr 2020 20:33
As LFC says, it’s a solid clone of Aventus. On the smokier side and full of the note that a lot of popular designer fragrances (such as Sauvage, BDC etc) have - ambroxan. Still, very solid for £35 for 100ml.
Doogan
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28 Apr 2020 20:56
^ Cheers both. I like Aventus so this sounds like a good gym bag fragrance for me (for when they reopen).
NigelBenn
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4213 posts since 6/2/08

29 Apr 2020 02:15
Explorer great for that cash.
Best
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29 Apr 2020 06:09
Agreed, just picked up a bottle, thanks for the tip TheTiger
LFC
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29 Apr 2020 17:53

Heads up for this. Same perfumer as Malibu. Should start shipping from Italy in May. Pulse of Perfumery stock it in the UK. Inspired by Cuban beaches. Notes listed are Papaya, Pineapple, Coconut, Vanilla, Woods. Being classed as a Gourmand which aren’t really my sort of thing but after Malibu being so good I’m giving it a go.
TheTiger
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3843 posts since 23/2/03

30 Apr 2020 02:46
Looks right up my street as well. Finally copped Malibu too - will give my verdict when it arrives but I know I’m going to love it.

Another purchase I forgot to mention, all fragrance snobs look away now… Date for Men by Fragrance One, terrible name from the absolute cringeyish fragrance Youtuber - Jeremy Fragrance.

The retail price of €220 for 100ml is also insane, but I managed to grab a bottle using a 60% off code, so ended up paying 76 quid shipped. I’m almost ashamed to say it, but for the price I paid I really like it. Oops

To me it’s a suped up fruitier version of Dior Sauvage with added patchouli. It’s not niche smelling, it’s not worth €220, the packaging and bottle look super cheap… but the juice is great, performance is easily 8+ hours and will be an absolute compliment magnet when I eventually see other humans again Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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30 Apr 2020 02:51
Looks like the Montobaco verano and extreme have gone from the website now, shame I was going to buy the extreme.
ismvil
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30 Apr 2020 04:53
Seventyfour wrote: Looks like the Montobaco verano and extreme have gone from the website now, shame I was going to buy the extreme.

Email them. They have plenty of stock kicking about.
Rez
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30 Apr 2020 08:04
Where can I get cdg 888 from? Is it all completely gone?
LFC
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posted 30 Apr 2020 08:31, edited 30 Apr 2020 08:31
ismvil wrote:
Seventyfour wrote: Looks like the Montobaco verano and extreme have gone from the website now, shame I was going to buy the extreme.

Email them. They have plenty of stock kicking about.

They might tell you they don’t, but they have Laughing out loud

I’ve ordered from them before via email when they had 20% off in store and they let me use it so they should sort you out.

Edit @Tiger - Yeah it gets a lot of mixed reviews which I think all come from it being Jeremy and the price point. Not tried it myself but I’ve heard if the price was more like you got it for and he wasn’t such a self-promoting cringey cunt then it would fly out.
Doogan
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2 May 2020 14:01
Explorer arrived today. Smells pretty decent - nice beater alternative to Aventus.
LFC
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posted 3 May 2020 18:45, edited 3 May 2020 18:45
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