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  1. Another nice message! So wonderful, thanks ubu. Wavyface back to you!
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    Odysseusm!:wave: Very Happy Birthday wishes coming your way from the Great Lakes Midwest Region! May your year be filled with good health, wealth and much happiness.
  3. Well, this is so nice!! Thanks Dimitri and lizzie j, I appreciate this very much, it is very thoughtful of you. Cheers!
  4. Many congrats on your big day Odysseusm!
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    Happy Birthday and many happy returns to you!
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    My congratulations.
    I sufficiently appreciate your commentaries and tips.
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  7. Hi again, I tried Calvin this morning. I found more to appreciate in it. I don't know why I was so down on it. That review was more than a year ago, and I have learned a lot since then. I'll revise my review once the editing option is open again. I think the scent is similar to Polo Black, both have armoise which is a type of artemesia with tarragon/herbal/spicy character. I find that armoise gives a shimmering, silvery-cool tone. For a while I like it, then my nose gets tired of it. I think that Calvin is much, much better than Polo Black but I'm still not big on either of them.
    Knize Two is a powerful scent, it has a similar character in that it is clean and somewhat cool-piercing. As I remember, that is due to violet leaves. I'm not a big fan of that tone either, but I like it once in a while.
    So it is partly a question of personal taste.
    But I do find more to appreciate in Calvin on this go-round.
  8. Hi Trebornala, thanks for this note. I looked back at my review and I certainly gave it quite a negative review! I have just tried a little on and I have to admit that it smells excellent! It is night where I am so my nose is tired. I'll try it in a fair and open-minded trial tomorrow. It may be that my nose was "off" then, I was new to the field of scent so I've maybe learned. It smells completely different to me now, vs. then. Now it smells fresh, ferny, quite delightful. Still a bit powdery but it is OK.
    Hah-hah! I may have to revisit Knize Two as well, I only sort of liked it.
    Cheers, I'll get back to you in a couple of days.
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    I just read your review of Calvin for Men(1981) and wonder if we were trying the same fragrance. I agree in full with the other reviews that it is a powerful, masculine, magnetic fragrance. I have worn it since its' inception and constantly get great reviews from all. I also was involved in the letter writing campaign to Unilever that brought it back for the milennium. I would be interested in your reply and also what you think of the discontinued Knize 2 (the only fragrance I have smelled that I liked better than Calvin). I hope to hear from you. I think I have a great nose, but no real training and a limited number of frags that I have sampled.
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