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    Poll: Re: Battle of Tobacco: Herod, TV, B2B

    Back to Black!
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    Re: Fragrance Starting Lineup (2016)

    Well, weīre all different, right? :thumbsup:

    Care to share your work scent(s)?


    Take care!
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    Re: Fragrance Starting Lineup (2016)

    Lool! :D
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    These serve perfectly for me:

    - Bergamote 22
    - LīHumaniste
    - Xerjoff Uden
    - Serge Lutens Chergui
    - By Kilian Straight to Heaven
    - Dior Ambre Nuit
    - Dior Bois dīArgent
    - Amouage Memoir Man
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    Fragrance Starting Lineup (2016)

    Ok, guys, what will be your Starting Lineup for this year? :D

    Hereīs mine:


    Spring/Summer

    1. Work - Amouage Reflection Man
    2. Formal - Creed Aventus
    3. Date - Carner Barcelona D600
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    Iīd say:

    - It must smell nice;

    - Must be wearable during (at least) 2 seasons.

    - It may be not the easiest fragrance to wear;

    - Must be different from the majority of know/usual...
  7. Re: Your biggest number of purchases in a single day?

    About 30 samples.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    From the list, YSL - L'Homme.
  9. Re: Which is better for signature and compliments from these ?

    Like I wrote several times before, which fragrance gets more compliments is a subjective matter. There are many variables to consider. What would be your perfect signature scent? I believe only you...
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    Re: Best Montale Fragrances

    Aoud Leather
    Black Aoud
    Intense Cafe
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    TOP 10 COMPLIMENTED FRAGRANCES (Pt.s 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5):

    1- Creed Aventus
    2- Creed Virgin Island Water
    3- Profumum Roma Sorriso
    4- Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5- Amouage Reflection Man
    6- Creed...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    TOP 5 COMPLIMENTED FRAGRANCES (Pt.5):

    1 - Amouage Beloved Man
    2 - Parfums de Marly Herod
    3 - Amouage Dia Man
    4 - Phaedon Tabac Rouge
    5 - Parfums the Marly Oajan
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Well, taking in account that to make a rigorous analysis I should consider the same amount of tested fragrance, I will make a TOP 3 of my favorite houses judging by the average results and number of...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    Bond No 9 Riverside Drive.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    FINAL OVERALL RANKING (Pt.s 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) - Average results by house



    AMOUAGE
    Number of fragrances tested: 11
    Average results: 8.64


    ANNICK GOUTAL
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Thanks, MattJP! Will be great to see you posting.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Thanks, buddy. I will add more information today.
  18. Poll: Re: Amouage Reflection Man vs. Parfums de Marly Pegasus

    Reflection Man, without doubt. Reflection Man is a masterpiece, Pegasus is a good fragrance.

    Iīd advise you to sample first.
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    Re: Experience with niche

    I have to agree with you about some of those fragrances. Until recent times, I simply couldnīt stand Interlude Man, but I must agree itīs really a very good fragrance. MFK Oud is nice, but not on my...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the beasts!

    I donīt know every fragrance of the list. But, from those I know, Interlude Man.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Ok, guys, here are the results by house:


    GENERAL OVERALL RANKINGS BY HOUSE (Pts. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)


    AMOUAGE
    Memoir Man ---------> 8.92 ***
    Lyric Man -------> 8.89**
    Reflection Man ------->...
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    Re: Experience with niche

    No, not at all! Tuscan Leather, for example, is a fragrance that many people showed indifference or/and negative comments. Still is my #1 fragrance. Thereīs nothing better to me in the world of...
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    Re: Experience with niche

    Agreed.

    Iīm changing my opinion regarding Interlude Man, as I (now) think itīs a very good fragrance. Very well done, very unique...but it simply made people that smell it to think it was...
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    Re: Experience with niche

    Well, sadly, itīs my case. :D
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    Re: Experience with niche

    Mona Di Orio fragrances that I own are not among loved, have to say.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    From the list, Aventus.

    Hereīs my opinion regarding the "giant" of those houses:

    Amouage - Lyric Man
    Xerjoff - Uden
    Creed - Aventus
    Dior - Amber Nuit
    Hermes - Ambre Narguille
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I believe that is really tricky to tell whatīs the best house. There are too many variables to consider. For instance, Xerjoff may be a house of incredible quality, but I may, in general, not like...
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    Re: Experience with niche

    Well, maybe itīs my skin, but I was shown that I simply stink while wearing MFK Oud. I personally like the fragrance.
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    Re: Experience with niche

    Yes, my friend, they stand among the ones others dislike the most!
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    Re: Experience with niche

    In my case, Amouage and Creed shine, and yes, Iīve to agree that those fragrances of these houses mentioned are somehow "easy"/"easier" to like fragrances. Norne, Sova, Jeke and Ore donīt get any...
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    Experience with niche

    Hi, guys!

    Well, as you know, Iīm a niche guy. Although I agree there are incredibly good (and many masterpieces) in the realm of designer, I think that niche are, in general, the "Everest" of...
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Iīm very curious, to be honest!

    Thanks for you input.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Thanks, buddy!

    Yeah, Iīm actually thinking about 2022 Generation Man and Black Gemstone.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    To be honest, lavender is a tricky note for me. Thanks for you suggestions!
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Hi, tensor9!

    No, I havenīt. Creed is one of the houses Iīve tested more and Iīm glad I did. Itīs one of my favorites!
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Thanks, guys!
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Thanks for you suggestions, my friend!


    Take care!
  39. Thread: Lyric Man

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    Re: Lyric Man

    Well, I guess you can say that rose is a tricky note for you. I understand your discontentment regarding the money spent, but, my friend, thatīs the risk we take when buying things we do not know....
  40. Thread: Lyric Man

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    Re: Lyrics Man

    This! Personally, itīs among my Top 3 Amouage fragrances and Iīm a picky with rose based scents.
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Well, this poll results is going as I expected, to be honest (relatively close results). :thumbsup:
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    My list:

    Amouage Memoir Man
    Amouage Lyric Man
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Amouage Dia Man
    Amouage Beloved Man
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Hi!

    Thank you for your recommendations. Iīve already tested TV and Tabac Rouge. Personally, I prefer the latter. Will take a look at that house!
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    My opinion:

    Back to Black
    Herod
    TV
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Yes, I did. Back to Black was my vote.
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Back to Black, for me!
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    Poll: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Ok, guys, here we go!
  48. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Itīs a great way to spending a couple of hours! :) No doubt about that!
  49. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    I can only have acess to Episode 2. Somehow I canīt find 1.

    You may find it here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/400180-One-more-niche-episode-with-friends?p=3395392&viewfull=1#post3395392
    ...
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Yes, I though about that one too.
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    Itīs great, really! Some of them will order samples, after smelling these fragrances! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Any fragrance in particular?

    2022 Generation Homme?
    Black Gemstone?
    Oumma?


    Thanks!
  53. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    I agree, my friend.


    Take care!
  54. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Thanks for posting!
  55. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Although itīs not my favorite Amouage, I think itīs really great! :thumbsup:
  56. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Ages were, 30, 31, 35 and 37. Sometimes I did tell. Of course, not everyone agreed whith genderīs labels:

    - Back to Black: for most it was a menīs fragrances.
    - Dhajala: some thought it was...
  57. Re: Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    Have to agree.

    Take care!
  58. Niche fragrances with friends - Episode 3

    So, once again, recently, I had another good time with a group of friends of mine. As always, we had dinner at a friendīs house. Dinner was over, and then, niche time came! As always, I did spray all...
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    Re: Which fragrance for a date?

    From those, Iīd go for Aventus or CGD 2Man.
  60. Re: No more blind-buying or "quick-spritz" buying

    I personally donīt do it. I sample/test fragrances first, always. But you never know if Iīll do it in the future.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    Amouage Dia Man!
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Thank you, guys!
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    I already tested MFK Oud. Very nice scent, but...doesnīt work on my skin.

    Thanks for your suggestions! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    After thinking better, I decided not to go for Fate Man an Honor Man. I also decided to add Fčve Délicieuse to the list.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Ok! Thank you, my friend.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    Amouage Beloved Man.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Hi!

    Yes, I intend to sample it exactly because of that. Iīve already reviewed Byredo Black Saffron, Montale Aoud Leather and Parfums de Marly Godolphin. All of them have similarities, but are not...
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Yes, Iīm really anxious these those 3. The one Iīm most curious about is Al-Khatt. I read horrible things about it, but also incredible ones. :D
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Thank you, my friend.

    Whatīs your opinion about LM Parfums Black Oud?
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Hi!

    I already reviewed Portrait of a Lady, but Iīll consider Vetiver Babylone.

    Thanks for your suggestions!
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    Suggestions for future sampling

    Hi, guys.

    Ok, I intend to know more niche fragrances. I already have some "targets", but it would be great for you to give suggestions for more than those Iīm already thinking about sampling. You...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Great to see you typing, my friend!

    Yes, I really love Dia Man! If only it had Lyric Manīs performance...! As for Fars, Iīm not convinced...yet, at least!

    Itīs quite possible to do a future...
  74. Re: Which of these colognes is best for compliments ?

    Iīd love to help, but the fact is that itīs highly subjective. That are too many variables to consider. I can tell you what are the fragrance I wear that draw more compliments, if you wish, but I...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Yes. This part showed that I really like Parfums de Marly and Mancera. Amouage was just a confirmation! :D
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Just a little statistics, now:


    FINAL OVERALL RANKING (pt.5)

    In the Top 10 we have:
    - 3 Parfums de Marly fragrances
    - 3 Amouage fragrances
    - 2 Manceraīs fragrances
    - 1 Xerjoff fragrance
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    :) Which one? Final Overall Ranking (pt.5) or General Overall Ranking(PTs.1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)?
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Well, itīs always possible! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    TOP 50 SCENT RANKING (Parts 1,2,3, 4 & 5)


    1 - Tom Ford Tuscan Leather --------------> 10
    2 - By Kilian Back in Black --------------> 9.95
    3 - Profumum Roma Sorriso ---------> 9.94
    4 - Creed...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    FINAL OVERALL RANKING (Pt.s 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5):


    1 - Tom Ford Tuscan Leather --------------> 9.08 *
    2 - By Kilian Back to Black --------------> 8.97 *
    3 - Profumum Roma Sorriso ---------> 8.93...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    PERFORMANCE RANKING PT.5:

    1 - Xerjoff More than Words
    2 - Parfums de Marly Oajan
    3 - Montale Aoud Leather
    4 - Montale Dark Aoud
    5 - Amouage Epic Man
    6 - Phaedon Tabac Rouge
    7 -...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Yes, I can see that. Although I donīt know L'Occitane Eau Des Baux (intend to do it soon), I donīt find particular similarity with TV. Regarding tobacco, itīs among the best I know! Thanks for your...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Glad to see you liking it, my friend. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    SCENT RANKING PT.5:

    1 - Parfums de Marly Herod --------------> 9.90
    2 - Parfums de Marly Oajan --------------> 9.88
    3 - Amouage Dia Man --------------> 9.85
    4 - Parfums de Marly Godolphin ...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Ok, part 5 finished! It was fun to do this again. :thumbsup:

    I must say that, overall, this was a very good choice of fragrances, judging by the results. None of these fragrances had a scent that...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    ---------->Xerjoff More Than Words<----------



    Notes:

    (Not published, but from some sites, I got this): Rose, Oud, Fruity Notes, Floral Notes, Benzoin, Frankincense, Labdanum, Ambergris...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    OVERALL RANKING PT.5:


    1 - Parfums de Marly Herod --------------> 8.91
    2 - Parfums de Marly Oajan --------------> 8.88
    3 - Parfums de Marly Godolphin --------------> 8.76
    4 - Amouage Dia...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    ---------->Parfums De Marly Herod<----------



    Notes:

    Cinnamon, Pepper wood, Osmanthus, Tobacco leaf, Frankincense, Labdanum, Vanilla pod, Woods, Atlas cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Iso e...
  89. Re: What are looking forward to wearing for the warm weather months?

    Mine will be:

    - Bergamote 22
    - Aqua Universalis
    - Reflection Man
    - Uden
    - Nio
    - GIT
    - Aventus
    - Pulp
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Not my favorite, also, but among those I love the most. :)
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    OVERALL RANKING PT.5:


    1 - Parfums de Marly Oajan --------------> 8.88
    2 - Parfums de Marly Godolphin --------------> 8.76
    3 - Amouage Dia Man --------------> 8.74
    4 - Amouage Beloved Man ...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Yeah, I agree. I recall the moment I smelled this. It was love at first sniff! Really unique scent, with quality! Iīm not a guy that enjoys oud easily, but this is simply beautiful!!

    Thanks!...
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    Poll: Re: Best Dior Privée fragrances?

    Ambre Nuit followed by Bois D'Argent.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    ---------->Mancera Sand Aoud<----------


    Notes:

    Hot spices, Blackcurrant liqueur, Saffron powder, Patchouli, Vanilla and White musk.


    Opinion: Ok, the usual statement, as soon Iīm loving...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2016

    Parfums de Marly Herod.
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    You should really sample Ambre Nuit! Highly recommended!
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 5!

    Thatīs a fact, my friend! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th January, 2016

    Amazing fragrance! :thumbsup:
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Although I wrote Reflection Man, Amouage has a "problem". :D It simply has many incredible fragrances! :D :D

    Memoir Man, Reflection Man, Lyric Man, Dia Man and Beloved Man are simply INCREDIBLE...
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Well, itīs completely fine not to enjoy a certain house. However, Iīd advise you to sample Double Vanille.

    If it makes you feel better, at start I didnīt like Tuscan Leather and Back to Black....
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