Fragrances

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I'm looking for some distinctive body sprays and fragrances to try - when it comes to deodorant body sprays, all the usual stuff I find a bit boring, it's good that Superdrug seem to have Lynx Java as an exclusive which I used when I was at school in the 1990s (Africa is ok, just a bit bland), it's very distinctive and I really like it. I also got some Axe Apollo that I picked up in Spain which is really really nice, it's quite sage-y, quite unusual, but you can't buy it in the UK directly. Do you guys use anything a bit different?

What about aftershaves and fragrances?

I've got some molton brown black pepper, Armani code, Hermes Citron, Fahrenheit, and Joop. I literally sprayed every men's fragrance in Duty Free a few months ago and came to the conclusion a lot of them are quite bland and samey. I used to love Body Kouros, but the new version that's just called "Kouros"' is not the same. What you spraying?
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Lynx reminds me of my teenage years trying all the different scents, but I couldn't tell you which one was best.

Sadly I'm pretty bland when it comes to body spray. Sure Invisible Fresh has a typical male fragrance and I use it more for the fact it doesn't ruin my clothes!
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I’m a big fan of Vetiver Pamplemousse from Zara. Not seen it for a while though so it may have disappeared but it’s got a really fresh smell without the heaviness of a lot of other fragrances. Cedar Adventurer from River Island is quite nice too although I find it doesn’t really last.
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Ah, hadn’t thought about River Island, will take a look next time I’m in town!
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on the subject of fragrances, are the harrods beauty stores something elsewhere or just in Edinburgh? I thought it was the lessees from the debenhams beauty hall clubbing together to get a location in St James's Centre.

I appreciate I could google but i didn't. so there.
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Pete wrote: Tue 05 Dec, 2023 08.06 on the subject of fragrances, are the harrods beauty stores something elsewhere or just in Edinburgh? I thought it was the lessees from the debenhams beauty hall clubbing together to get a location in St James's Centre.

I appreciate I could google but i didn't. so there.
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I have moved away from usng spray deodrants like Lynx, as I prefer roll ons, and feel they work better for me. However, I have been using Mitchum Men Ice Fresh as my go-to Anti-perspirant. The stuff smells good, and the girlfriend likes it. With it, I also wear a few sprays of Bespoke London Sweet Spice and Sandalwood eau de toilette, which is Superdrug's own brand.

I also wear, and love, Jean-Paul Gautier's LE MALE LE PARFUM. Alas, I am out of it, but that is a really nice cologne.
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In the past year after using up Xmas presents I've been buying https://saltoftheearthnatural.com/ sprays. As well as online they're sold in Holland & Barrett, and some were in TK Max earlier in the year. I like the use of natural ingredients, and that they are refillable.
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My daughter got me a selection of Ted Baker body sprays for Christmas and I must say, very nice to indeed. Only tried the “vintage amber” one so far, smells what I’d describe as “very clean”.
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