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    [CONUS] Re: DUA Fragrances

    Bump.
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    Dior Sauvage. Like the guitar riff in the beginning.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnoumTpLMfk
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    Dior Homme Eau


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbJ6uXQbnUQ
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    If you don't mind smelling like a tropical drink and sun tan lotion then yes. Strictly summer only and very casual only. The only downside is that it has the malibu rum/coconut which makes it NSFW....
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I agree with everything you said. This guy is actually listening to his customers and it's obvious he knows what people want when it comes to a clone. Just the simple fact that these are so...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I'm not a YouTube reviewer and I like it better than Tobacco Vanille and will say it right here that if you like a more tobacco based scent it is better. You haven't smelled it obviously so why not...
  7. Re: It's cheap, it's crude, it's simple, it's common, but you can't get enough of it!

    This would by my first pick along with:

    Cool Water
    Curve
    Kenneth Cole Black
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport-Really Bad?

    I've never cared for it either and if it didn't have the Chanel label would have dismissed as a generic synthetic mess.
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    Re: M7 oud absolute. Please help.

    100% positive it's been reformulated. I've owned every version and here's how I would categorize each refomulation. Vintage = Pure awesomeness, 1st reform (stickered bottle) = just as fantastic as...
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    Re: Any love here for ACIER ALUMINIUM?

    Once someone said it smells like a banana I could never smell it and think of anything else. Believe someone else stated it was what the set of a 70's porno would smell like and that completely...
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    [CONUS] DUA Fragrances

    These have only been sprayed a few times. Shipping is included in price.

    Vanilla Lemon Gelato 1 oz $30.

    Desert Reflection 1 oz $25.

    Desert Spice 1 oz $25.
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Got another in the mail today from DUA. Don't need any more time with Sweet Tabacum as it's an unmistakable interpretation of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. This one I would actually call a clone...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    I owned both awhile back and IMO they're not similar enough to be redundant. First off absolute is much darker and it's also noticably more potent. It's all about myrhh, oud, and the fahrenheit base....
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Don't bother. One is banned and the other doesn't have any idea what he's talking about.
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    So far I'm impressed with what I've smelled from DUA. I can understand where it would rub people the wrong way because they basically take popular fragrances and make them into Parfum concentration....
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    Re: M7 oud absolute. Please help.

    The clear bottle has very little of the M7 DNA. By watered down I mean EdC. There's some notes missing also. It's like a blob of amber/woods (not oud) combined with a cheap citrus opening. It's more...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Impressions on Royal Elixir and Vanilla Lemon Gelato:

    Royal Elixir is a winner. First off it projects very well for at least 3 hours and last close to 10. Hard to describe because of all the...
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    Re: M7 oud absolute. Please help.

    It's in there, but it's just not as medicinal and strong. There's also more citrus and there's just a touch of myrhh in the base which is actually really nice. Also, know that Oud Absolu has been...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Poseidon's Elixir is the base of Aventus. So 3 hours after spraying Aventus is what you're going to get with Poseidon's Elixir plain and simple. It does have a sweet pineapple note in the opening,...
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    Re: $40 in my pocket. Which fragrance to buy?

    You can get a 3.4 oz bottle of Dunhill Icon on Ebay for $49. It's perfect for this time of year and it's a citrus based fragrance that lasts quite awhile. The bottle and sprayer are also outstanding.
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    You'll definately get you money's worth since these will last a long, long time and really 1 spray is plenty. Enjoy and would like to hear your thoughts about these when you get your nose on them.
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    It's been a week of wearing these now and I've been able to wear them to work, casual, warmer weather, etc.. Here's my impressions on these 4. I have Royal Elixir, Vanilla Lemon Gelato, and Mobster...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Deep Impact is one that I wanted to try, but wound up buying. I'm not a huge fan of DHI so I probably should have stayed clear. I'm more of a fan of vintage DH which is what I wanted this to be, but...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Hey Brad! I work in a PCU fragrance free environment so these would be too risky. On a med/surg floor you could probably get away with it. You might be able to get away with 1 spray under your...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Should be receiving most of them in the next couple of weeks. I basically haven't bought or sniffed anything new in the past 8 months and when I saw Parfum Extrait it caught my interest. So far I've...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    I don't think the house is trying to hide the fact since they do mention what it's trying to imitate in the description. Personally I'd rather highlight the positives of what I've smelled and not get...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    These are more like Bond No.9 and how they add a twist to a fragrance aka Scent of Peace, etc. They're blended nicely so you don't get any off putting or harsh notes. They're also pretty dense and...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    I'll be updating this thread with some of the fragrances that I've ordered in the next couple of weeks. Recently purchased Poseidon's Elixir, Deep Impact, Royal Elixir, Caribbean Waters, Forest Oud,...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport '12

    DHC 2013 is pretty much a summer only fragrance and while I love opening it basically turns into a white musk skin scent which has poor projection. DH has more in common with DHI now than the vintage...
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    Re: Demeter Pineapple.. Aventus Killer!

    There were a couple of comments about the pineapple accord in Aventus consisting of pine/red apple/and to a certain extent black currant. This has pretty much been the way I perceive the pineapple...
  31. Re: Creed - Does it age like wine or like milk?

    Wine goes through fermentation. Perfume goes through oxidation. Two totally different processes. Essentially one is alive and one is dying, hence why people say wine is "alive." There's zero...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances... Thoughts?

    I just started a thread about this house yesterday. No replies.
  33. Re: A friend of mine wears Donald Trump The Fragrance

    Rumor has it that a new flanker is coming out entitled Insensitivity Man. He didn't bother with a woman's version.
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    DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Hey guys. Came across this house and think it's well worth checking out considering the concentration, price, and outstanding selection of fragrances. They offer parfum extracts in 30mL bottles at...
  35. Re: Does anyone here NOT like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    The projection and longevity were both awful. The opening is nice and from there it's all about a plain jane tonka/vanilla dry down. I sold my bottle and bought a bottle of Lalique white.
  36. Re: Popular fragrances that failed to impress you

    Dior Sauvage because it's that bad.
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    Re: Tres Nuit surprisingly good GIT clone.

    It's not as sweet as Chez Bond in the dry down which is why I think it smells like a soda or sugared product. Think of this more as creamy than sweet and along the lines of a Worther's butterscotch...
  38. Re: Creed aventus vs. insurrection pure 2 vs. glenn perri unpredictable adventure.

    Well Aventus is now $400 + for a 4 oz bottle. At that price you should at the very least sample any alternatives and decide if the price difference is worth it to you. Personally, I'm done paying...
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    Re: YSL L'Homme line, recommendations

    The original is the only one that I've come back to. I've heard that the new Ultimate version is supposed to be very nice. La Nuit was extremely over rate IMO.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise Longevity

    This is one of those fragrances that I can't smell after 30 seconds. I think it's the huge burst of citrus which destroys my olfactory senses. Shame because what I did smell was pretty damn nice.
  41. Re: Does Lanvin L'Homme Sport smell weird to anyone else?

    Nooooooooo!!!!
  42. Re: Does Lanvin L'Homme Sport smell weird to anyone else?

    Yeah, when you said toilet that's pretty much exactly what I got when I wore it the first couple of times. I get something like 18 hours with 2 sprays under my shirt and in my experience it smells...
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    Re: essenza vs profumo

    Profumo has less aquatic elements with added incense. Love this one. Essemza has an accord which resembles the smell of blood.
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    Re: Tres Nuit surprisingly good GIT clone.

    Yeah, I'm really impressed with the projection, longevity, and the dry down. The opening is 100% GIT and the dry down is an improved creamy butterscotch version of Chez Bond. Really nice stuff. I...
  45. Re: Encre Noire Sport or Encre Noire à l'Extrême

    The only knock on Encre Noire was versatility and Sport solved this and added a bit of freshness. Depends on the situation, but for the insanely low prices buy all 3 and spray away.
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    Tres Nuit surprisingly good GIT clone.

    I've tried a few of these Armaf fragrances and it seems like they're hit or miss. Found this on Ebay for $23 and figured why not. This is an absolute dead ringer for GIT, but it also has a bit of the...
  47. Re: Does Lanvin L'Homme Sport smell weird to anyone else?

    Less is more with this one. Spray under the shirt. The overall smell of the fragrance is much better and this one is easy to overspray and choke people out. Lanvin L'homme Sport has an old school...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Didn't care for it at all. Way too feminine for my tastes and wtf were they thinking when they put the big of a dose of Lavender in the opening. The A*men base smells burnt and I'm not talking about...
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    Re: Ferragamo F Black hype train!

    This fragrance was talked about positively well before any YouTube reviewer started "hyping" it. Still own and wear mine and still get tons of compliments with it. Personally, I would skip it and buy...
  50. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    I take it you've never heard of Thierry Mugler. Also, a hustler can mean one who takes advantage or a swindler. The most obvious one pertaining to your post is hustler also meaning a prostitute.
  51. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    Glad this is avaliable at reasonable prices again. Last time I posted about this fragrance people were getting upset because I was questioning paying the highly inflated Ebay prices for a Perry Ellis...
  52. [CONUS] Cereus 7 and 14 non-testers, Carven Homme, Vince Camuto, Tommy Bahama, Armaf, etc...

    All prices include shipping. PM me with any questions. Will be updating with some more fragrances later on in the week.

    Cereus No. 14. 2.5 oz bottle 99% full. This is not a tester bottle and...
  53. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    Creed's are going for $400 for a 4oz bottle now. All the fabricated history, batch variation, and other marketing bullshit won't help them at $400 a bottle. Their real customers are the gray market...
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo fragrances anyone?

    F Black is similar to Allure Homme and La Nuit. Didn't care for AE or the Blu version, but the Colonia version is fantastic.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, worth buying?

    I bought the 1.7 for $17, but I've seen the 3.4 oz bottles go for around $25. Probably will purchase a backup bottle. Fairly simple fragrance with a watery bitter orange, a touch of neroli on an...
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, worth buying?

    I picked a bottle up for $17. It's different and last a long time for a summer fragrance. Yes, buy it.
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    Re: Dior homme eau

    I get a mixture of Dior Homme (iris), Dior Homme Cologne 2013 (citrus) and the base or dry down of Fierce with some Sauvage in there. 2 sprays to the chest and you're good to go.
  58. Re: What would you like the next Theirry Mugler Pure to be?

    I agree with the OP's post about going floral. It's not something that's easy to do well, but I'd like to see how they could combine the gourmand, florals, and maybe some oud or woody notes to back...
  59. Thread: Geir Ness

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    Re: Geir Ness

    Geir Ness is a beautiful fragrance. It's like a cold breeze running through a flower garden. The vanilla is where it gets a little tricky for me.
  60. Re: Similar to Jesus del Pozo Quasar / Adventure

    The only thing that comes to mind is Guerlain Homme Intense because it has a big lime note backed up by a lot of woods. I've always thought of Adventure as walking through the woods right after it's...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Reminds me of the opening of F Black Ferragamo, the mid of Rochas Man/Mandarina Duck Pure Black, and the dry down of Channel Allure. Not getting a lot of A*men which is a good thing IMO, but the...
  62. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    Pretty much any YSL EdT or Parfum edition.
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    Re: Looking for fresh woody designer.

    A good cheapie is Quorum Silver which has a lot of cedar backed by some vanilla which lasts and projects for a long while. Pure Wood has a great oak note combined with vanilla and can be worn in...
  64. Re: Terré Eau Tres Fraiche or Dior Homme Cologne?

    Both are excellent, but DHC is about as versatile as you can get in the summer time. Can be dressed up or dressed down and has a perfect amount of projection for a summer freshie. Really though you...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    I'm burned out on the A*men base. Pure Wood was a pleasant surprise because it doesn't smell like A*men. I was hoping that this would have went in that direction because with Tonka they wouldn't need...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    I don't think woody notes do well in the A*men base performance wise. It didn't work well in Pure Shot or Pure Wood.
  67. Re: Head and Shoulders Active Sport 2-in-1 Shampoo...great scent to start the day!

    Thanks Chuck. Appreciate that. Enjoyed it with the wife. I've been using the 2 in 1's pretty much exclusively for the past year for work (no cologne zone). The 2 in 1's also moisturize really well.
  68. Re: Head and Shoulders Active Sport 2-in-1 Shampoo...great scent to start the day!

    If this is the one with the football on it I've been using it for a couple of weeks now. This one and the 2 in 1 Old Spice Fuji are my favorites.
  69. Thread: Fahrenheit

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    Re: Fahrenheit

    I agree Chuck. Newer formulations you can wear in almost any setting. The vintage radiates off of the skin with just 1 spray and is it's own beast.
  70. Thread: Fahrenheit

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    Re: Fahrenheit

    Personally I find the newer formulations perfectly acceptable, but there's also something to say about having a bottle of that vintage juice. Last time I checked the vintage juice was going between...
  71. [CONUS] Dior Sauvage, Bergamotto Marino, Lancaster Cool Water, Ralph Lauren Polo

    All sales include shipping.

    Dior Sauvage 2oz bottle 99% full SOLD.
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46014&stc=1

    Bergamotto Marino 6.8 oz 97% full SOLD....
  72. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I've smelled it Buysblind, which I realize I didn't mention. I also didn't realize it was discontinued which no one has mentioned. That could explain everything in the spike of the pricing. Combine...
  73. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I own a decant of SDV so personally I wouldn't buy it unless it was dirt cheap which is why I would pick up any other Perry Ellis fragrance. Again, my main point was to figure out who was buying this...
  74. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Yeah, it was a pretty straightforward question. Nothing about this made sense and I came to my own conclusions with what happened to the OP, but I hope it wasn't anything to do with this thread. My...
  75. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I wasn't looking for a general statement about how people spend their money Lomaniac. I was trying to figure out specifics on who was buying a low budget designer fragrance for 5 to 6 times what it's...
  76. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Uh oh. It wasn't me fellas. This whole thread has been a curiosity because this is a forum that values brand loyalty (name) and more importantly the value of that fragrance brand. I was trying to get...
  77. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    So what you're saying is that paying retail for Tom Ford is worth it (completely agree) and paying 3 times retail for Perry Ellis is also worth it? Even more amazing is that this has already hit the...
  78. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I think you just made my point for me with that last statement.
  79. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Define someone.
  80. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I think what I'm going to take from this thread is that YouTube and YouTube Facebook hype has officially arrived on Basenotes. Looking forward to paying Perry Ellis prices for the Dior Prive line....
  81. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    When I think of Perry Ellis I think of #1 inexpensive, #2 knockoff of more expensive (popular) fragrances, #3 crappy sprayers, and #4 TJ Maxx. I'm a fan of less known (inexpensive) houses upping...
  82. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    The bidders in this all had a high percentage of their bid history on this particular item or seller. One has 80%, another 100%, and the winning bidder had over 70%. Doesn't that seem a bit odd to...
  83. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I'm still waiting to hear the logic behind why someone would spend this much on a Perry Ellis fragrance. Can anyone explain how Perry Ellis catapulted over such houses as Guerlain, Dior, Chanel...
  84. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    What logic? That's the point. This is like saying a Ford Escort is worth the same as a Porsche Carrera 911 Turbo because they both have first gear. There are obviously some dumbass people in this...
  85. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I figured it out guys. The bottles have the winning Powerball numbers imprinted on the bottom. Now it all makes sense.
  86. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Well the other fragrances from this line go for $64 for a 3.4 oz bottle and this is an SDV clone we're talking about. Who is the perfumer for this? Lol..Seriously even if this was an extrait and had...
  87. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I agree about calling this BS. Even vintage (discontinued) fragrances like DHI, M7, and many others that are hard to find and have been around for a lot longer don't go for these prices. To think...
  88. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    The more entertaining the better. When I want to actually know what a fragrance is like Basenotes has much more accurate (knowledgeable) and diversified user base. Love the fact that on Basenotes if...
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    Re: Oud & Bergamot by Jo Malone

    The oud is of the clean variety and it does have a freshness in the opening from the bergamot. From there it's basically cedar, angelica, and sandalwood in the base. Fresh in the opening with a clean...
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    Re: Oud & Bergamot by Jo Malone

    I'd much rather spend the money for Royal Oud. Clean oud that is more complex, lasts much longer, projects much better, and when you consider that you basically have to use 3 to 4 sprays to...
  91. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Just giving this fragrance the benefit of the doubt that it could possibly be even anywhere near the quality of this level of Guerlain fragrance is a fools proposition. This is freaking Perry Ellis...
  92. Re: Is it just me or does Creed's Original Santal smell like it has cheap ingredients

    It smells like an incomplete fragrance to my nose. Fun and interesting in the top and mid then it's like someone turns out the lights and the party's over with a very mediocre and flat base.
  93. MdB Rouge Royal very similar to Prada Luna Rossa Sport.

    Great little fragrance for a bargain price. Smells a lot like Luna Rossa Sport. For anyone that's interested you can pick a bottle up for less than $12 on Ebay. Great alternative guys. Cinnamon is...
  94. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    Looks like we need more members to start splitting SDV.
  95. Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label = a lighter Aventus for daily wear

    I don't care for the way Purple Label is blended. It's like a mish mash of Bleeker Street with a funky wet dog hair accord in it.
  96. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    He'll get $30 if he's lucky.
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    Re: New: Dolce & Gabbana The One Royal Night

    Sounds nice. Like others the EdP did absolutely nothing for me.
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    Re: LIDGE: Don't get the hype

    Composition wise it's probably one of the best modern fragrances to be released. My problem with it is in the amount of patchouli blended with the other notes. I like patchouli and anise (Rive...
  99. Re: Today I wore james Bond 007 Seven and I liked it. Does that make me lame?

    I like Stag beer if I can drink one in less than 10 seconds.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Vs. Dior Homme Eau For Men

    I enjoyed Eau when I owned a bottle and wore it quite a bit. The dry down smells a bit too familiar, but it's not a bad fragrance. Sauvage is straight up awful.
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