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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Snagged a “oh, that smells good” from the wife over the weekend after sitting down next to her on the couch. Three sprays of Aventus Cologne to the back of the neck.


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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    I already have enough fragrances for a lifetime of wearings, so the abscence of this community or even something as trivial as the Wardrobe functionality of Basenotes not being available would be...
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    Correct. Someone posted a pic of his dressing room or bathroom a while back and he visibly had multiple bottles of AHS.
  4. Re: Your favorite unique fragrances that stand out amongst the mainstream always smelled?

    Maybe I midunderstand the question, but I always find Fahrenheit to be unique among the mainstream fragrances. Here's my full list:

    Fahrenheit edt
    Musc Ravageur/Meharees
    Bvlgari Aqua Amara...
  5. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Interesting, thought I would be missing more but I’m only missing Q and X.
  6. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Pharrell Williams GIRL by Comme des Garçons. I really like many of the scents from CdG but this one doesn’t agree with me. At least it has excellent performance.
  7. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Agree with most of the comments, smells great on women but it doesn't last all that long. Probably a good work fragrance for ladies.
  8. Re: What are your thoughts on eight & bob??

    Decent scents but nothing amazing to me. I wouldn't blind buy. Amazon has the Discovery Set, not sure you can use this link but I'll leave it here.
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    Re: Moschino Toy Boy review

    I submitted this to the directory back in Nov, still not added.
  10. Re: Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau de Toilette or Montblanc Legend Spirit?

    I’ll vote for the Lacoste. Legend Spirit is similar but more abrasive.


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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Maybe I'm the only one but looks like this thread is adding a lot more Instagram fragrance photos rather than full collections. I know Fragrantica has a thing like that (fragram photos). Should the...
  12. Re: Bentley for Men Intense, Montblanc Legend Spirit, or Burberry London

    Although Legend Night wasn't one that the OP listed, I'd pick that one too DM! :wink: Of the three listed by the OP, just personally I prefer the Burberry. It's the most versatile.
  13. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    Some others to try, to add to the excellent suggestions:

    Versace Oud Noir
    YSL M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    BN Wardrobe, with many tags and reviews to keep it all straight.

    I agree with ZC and others about the directory. I have so many that I have submitted that still have not been added. I also put...
  15. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    I enjoy these, despite what I read or hear from others:

    MB Legend
    D&G the One Grey
    Dior Homme Eau
    Spicebomb Fresh
    Gucci Made to Measure
    JPG LeMale Essence de Parfum
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Just submitted these two for the directory:


    Gallagher Fragrances Hemera
    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Gallagher_Fragrances/Hemera

    Armaf Club de Nuit MILESTONE...
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    Re: The forbiddens of all day use

    A good cheapie for work/home in warmer weather is Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne. Can be had for $20-$25 for 50ml at closeout stores and online.
  18. Re: How to rate a fragrance five stars on mobile?

    Yup, just turn it on it's side.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I have yet to make a visit to any of those stores without finding men's scents in the women's departments. I always check the women's section and have found a few good men's deals there over the...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche. EdT or EdP, doesn't matter.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I'm guessing it's your SOTD, Fahrenheit Parfum?
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    So many good options listed so far, although "cheapie" obviously means different things to different people.

    I'll throw in Jaguar Pace, Cartier Roadster, Ferrari Uomo and Set Sail St. Barts for...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Agreed on MI similarities. When I wore it recently, it had a lot of the same feel as MI, minus the melon. Seems like Erofla was the precursor that gave us MI.
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    Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    Fahrenheit and Dior Homme are my favorites. I also really like Ambre Nuit, Dior Homme Eau and Sauvage.
  25. Re: Do samples feel weaker on you than the actual bottles?

    Overall, my experience would tell me "no" but I've also occassionaly felt like sometimes the sample or the bottle was stronger, maybe just batch or maceration issues.
  26. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    No problem with "Fragrance Community" or even the shortened "FragComm", although I doubt anyone outside of said "FragComm" would understand what that is.
  27. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    Agree on YSL L'Homme. I'll also add YSL Body Kouros, based on your performance specs.
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Ombre Nomade?

    Just got a sample the other day. Strong oud and leather scent. Classy and mature. Big performance.


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  29. Re: Purchasing from "Scent Split" & Bogue Samples

    I can confirm scentsplit being a good site to order from, but you should watch for sales/coupons by getting on their email list.
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    +1 for Vibrant Leather and 9.0. Good clones. Vibrant Leather doesn't have the best performance for me but 9.0 has really good performance.

    Others I like from Zara:
    Dark Crude - An interesting...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    Stumbled across his channel last night on youtube, pretty entertaiing stuff. I've enjoyed watching his reviews on frag mental's channel. His nose seems to be quite sensitive and accurate.

    As far...
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    Re: I have Vetiver fever !

    Also might want to try Vetiver Fatal from Atelier. Also, I saw Mugler Cologne briefly mentioned, so maybe try that one.
  33. Re: Star Wars Characters And Their Corresponding Fragrance

    Invictus Intense

    Next up: Bib Fortuna
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Surprised (not really) that Date hasn't been added already. I submitted today via contributor form.

    Date for Men
    Fragrance One (2019)
    ...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute Substitute ?

    +1 for Jo Malone Bronze Wood & Leather being similar but I have to agree with others that GG Absolute is one of the best performing scents I've tried.
  36. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    Agree with Gucci Guilty Absolute. I'll also add Jo Malone Bronze Wood & Leather.
  37. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    I don't know about a specific scent going with any food but I do know that just about any hot meal (outside of super nice restaurants) will defeat almost all but the most powerful scents, to the...
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    Gucci Intense Oud and Oud Wood from TF are the only two ouds that I can remember getting any compliments from.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a ride the other day from a female coworker back to work. After getting in her car and having a little bit of small talk, she says, "You smell good today. Well, you always smell good." I was...
  40. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Yup, I agree with this, especially the part about Youtube Reviews having more influence than Basenotes. The reviews on YT mostly follow a simple topic/format that is just more accessible in many ways...
  41. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Hmmm, this reminds me of the Joker's plot to poison Gotham in Batman from 1989.
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    Re: Similar to Spicebpmb Extreme but better?

    +1 for Rehab by Initio as well as Side Effect by Initio, which is slightly different but in the same ballpark, IMO.
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    Re: Fragrantica readers awards

    Ha, I agree. They have great content that's always getting updated but the layout/design reminds me of one of those sites that gets nominated for the "annual worst website design awards".
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Grant, Thank you!!
  45. Re: Need help identifying this fragrance by the bottle

    Agreed, just looks like a travel atomizer for any fragrance.
  46. Re: Tobacco Oud Intense, Tom Ford/how many Sprays

    Wore it recently and it was a beast with two sprays. I'd say one spray on skin if it's exposed to air or two sprays under clothes, if that's how you wear it.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw tons of nothing at Marshall’s, Ross, TJ and Burlington tonight. The sheer amount of bad gift sets and Beverly Hills Polo Club is impressive.

    One that did stand out that I had not seen...
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    Re: Which cologne do celebrities wear???

    Saw this interview recently with Peter Cetera where the ladies doing the interview gushed about how good he smelled. He only revealed that it was Tom Ford. Anyone’s guess as to which one but kinda...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    So, which one was it?
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Agreed, it's been bad lately and a detriment to the sight (other forum/review sites don't seem to have this issue), if I may be so dramatic. I have a 2014 frag (Rundholz Sept 21, 1966) that I...
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    Re: Joop Nightflight is gone forever

    Agree that the original was better back in the 90's when I had it but the more recent version still got a compliment from my wife.
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    +1 on Diesel Plus Plus Masculine and Chanel Allure Edition Blanche as top picks.

    I have some others to suggest (some may have been mentioned already).

    Sandalwood & Cypress Cologne Intense by...
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    Re: Private notes not saving

    I see this maybe less than 10% of the time when I save private notes. I'll type them in, save them and see that it's saved on the page. Later, I'll come back to add more and the notes are gone. ...
  54. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Are we still able to suggest improvements? If so, something that would be useful to me (maybe others too) is when I click on a note listed on a frags pyramid on the fragrances' individual detail...
  55. Re: Which scent is closest to Straight To Heaven?

    Bois De Mystere From Parfums Vintage. Not cheap but better than Kilian prices, performs well and some prefer it over STH.
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Just watched Ashton’s video of the news, very sad. I always liked his videos with his wife most, cute as a couple, and he was always upbeat.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Submitted both of these 2019 releases today:

    Moschino Toy Boy
    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Moschino/Toy-Boy-55858.html
    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Moschino/Toy_Boy
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    Re: Issey Miyake Noir Ambre USA?

    Only place I’ve seen it is eBay at crazy high prices.


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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    Dupe post.
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    Wearing new (Feb 2019) Halloween Man X today, interesting mix of Le Male/Eros with roasted coffee. Hmmmm, I wish it was in the directory to track as my SOTD...don't get me started on that fiasco.
  61. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Maybe 1 in 15 on a daily basis but the number is much higher amongst some of my work colleagues from the Middle East. There’s about a 50% chance they will be wearing a fragrance at work that I’ve...
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    Re: Name Your Top 3 Niche, Top 3 Designer

    Niche
    Lemon Line
    Nio
    Jardin d’Amalfi

    Designer
    Fahrenheit
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Allure Edition Blanche
  63. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Nautica Voyage
    3. MB Legend
    Close runner-ups:
    Lapidus ExciTED
    Polo Blue EdP
    GIT
  64. Re: Using an eye dropper for my splash bottles

    Agreed on syringes, they work the best for splash bottles/samples and non-spray vials. Even then, anything with a curve is going to be hard to get all of the juice but it's still better than pipettes...
  65. Re: Can anyone identify what’s on Sean’s shelf?

    Those weights look pretty light so I wouldn’t think he’d have much muscle from 10-20lbs dumbbells. It all does look staged though.


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  66. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Bulgari Tygar


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    Re: Longevity Hacks

    Agree with this as I have found the same when applying something after work, it projects better and lasts longer as opposed to spraying in the morning after a shower.
  68. Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    Because I read other’s reviews and then become familiar with who has similar and different tastes than my own, I will occasionally use certain users reviews to decide if I want to try something or...
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    I'll throw Eight & Bob in the ring. I'm sure others like some of their offerings but nothing blew me away and the whole backstory sounds too good to be true.
  70. Re: August Fragrance Giveaway (CONUS)

    107925

    I'm partial to the exagerrated realism of Jacques Louis David, and I really like Socrates' defiance in the face of certain death.

    For a scent, I'll go with Cape Heartache from Imaginary...
  71. Re: New here - long time cologne user - looking modernize my collection - suggestions?

    You may already be aware but you can ask for samples of fragrances at Sephora, so that's an option too.

    For fresh/seduction, I think Artisan Pure is a pretty good start. I'll also throw in trying...
  72. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Spot on review. Glad you found some good things to like about it. It really is the closest scent representation of shower gel in edt form.


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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Submitted this 2016 release via contributor form:

    Hollister Socal for Men

    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Hollister/SoCal_Sport
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Just submitted this 2018 release via contributor form:

    Zara From Paris To New York for men

    https://www.zara.com/us/en/from-paris-to-new-york-120-ml-p20047658.html
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Fahrenheit
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Lanvin Avant Garde
  76. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I keep them all but do not store the frags in them. I just keep them stored separately in case I end up selling them later. Some people like the box so might make an easier sale.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    +1 on Rasasi, extremely close match. Godolphin by Parfums de Marly and Oud Saphir are both excellent suggestions as well.

    Also, maybe try these which I find in the same realm:
    Aoud Leather by...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    PIcked up some clearance finds at TJ Maxx today:

    JV Dark Rebel 4.2 oz $14
    Mr Burberry Indigo Face Moisturerizer 2.5 oz $10
    Ferragamo Acqua Essenzial Shampoo/Shower Gel 6.75oz $7
    Commodity Tonka...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Scent Land is still my favorite but I wish Lex Ellis would post reviews as reguraly as he used to. Also, I don't think any of them post on here regularly, not under their real names anyway. I know...
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    Re: Lemon Line alternative?

    First that came to my mind was Allure EB. L'Humaniste is another good recommendation. Maybe even Nio? Might be a stretch on that one.
  81. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Ah, ok. I definitely respect Jeremy’s take on performance so probably smart to trust his take on it over mine. I’ve also seen Jeremy’s spray routine so maybe I need to increase my sprays. That...
  82. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Pace really is a great shower gel scent and I almost added to my suggestions but it's nowhere close to beastmode on my skin.
  83. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    Not with strangers but I did ask my older sister’s boyfriend what he was wearing back in the early 90’s. Aspen.

    Also asked a female coworker who’s at a higher level but still always very...
  84. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    In my experience, it's very good on both projection and longevity but I find the projection to be on the stronger side which is why I think it works surprisingly well in cooler weather.
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    Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    +1 for Mancera.
    Also want to throw in Escentric Molecules, Imaginary Authors and Serge Lutens.
  86. Re: Recent Fragrance Releases You Feel Have Been Overlooked?

    Any of the Bulgari Le Gemme scents
    Trussardi Riflesso
    HdP Outrecuidant
    Mugler Les Exceptions : Woodissime
    MB Legend Night
    Alien Man and Fusion
    D&G Velvet Exotic Leather
    Bond Governors Island...
  87. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    All three versions are great but my pick is EDT.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Just submitted these 2019 releases:

    Parfums Vintage Aqua
    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Parfums_Vintage/Aqua

    https://www.parfumsvintage.com/product-page/aqua-2016


    Parfums Vintage Aqua...
  89. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Chrome Legend
    +1 Perry Ellis 360 Red
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I'll sample anything but probably would never buy a Dua or Avon.
  91. Re: Fragrances for Tropical Climate that is NOT an AQUATIC?

    I don't consider any of these to be aquatic. Everything here is soapy, minty, citrusy or woody and all seem to have some freshness.

    Varvatos Artisan Pure
    +1 Chanel Allure EB
    Cartier Roadster or...
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    Re: Bentley Momentum Intense - Thoughts?

    I own Bentley Momentum Intense and am wearing it today. I think it does resemble CH Men. To me, it's a little spicier and greener but not sweeter. Good projection during the first 3-4 hours and...
  93. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    I tried Illusione Man at Bloomingdale's in Chicago, thought it smelled very good. I usually prefer modern releases so while it wasn't especially unique, I did like it very much. I almost bought a...
  94. Re: Niche Parfum that smells like the pages of a book?

    Came here to suggest this one.
  95. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Probably Fahrenheit. It hooked me.
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    Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    In addition to Nautica Oceans, I like some celeb frags like Michael Jordan Cologne, Sean John and Sean John 3am.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    After seeing the new bottle, first thing I was reminded of was KC Mankind:
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Seeing a Chanel tester makes me want to ask if anyone has info on what the current situation is with Chanel and how they handle moving their old testers? I didn't think they allowed old stock on...
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    Re: Azzaro Wanted vs Azzaro Wanted By Night?

    Doesn't look like there's a difference, other than price, between those two sites.

    I own both and prefer the by Night version since the original Wanted is very sweet, almost too much. Wanted by...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    And this one from 2016:

    Fierce Blue
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Abercrombie_Fitch/Fierce_Blue

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