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  1. What Does This Tobacco Scent Smell Like Regarding The Notes?

    Greetings,

    I am not familiar with some of these notes, so I was curious to hear from the experts here - what does this tobacco scent smell like and is there a cologne that is similar to look into...
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    Re: Questiion About Versace Man (Purple)

    There is a thing about it that reminds me of my childhood scent wise, so I like it for that of course, but I think it's quite good anyway - but certainly to those who have tried everything, it...
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    Re: Questiion About Versace Man (Purple)

    What is cashmere wood supposed to smell like - google isn't very helpful here and it not even be wood.
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    Re: Questiion About Versace Man (Purple)

    While I don't notice it like others do - there is apparently a grape scent in this that not everyone likes. Some even say like Grape Crush mixed with tobacco. I don't get it, but that's me. You...
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    Questiion About Versace Man (Purple)

    Greetings,

    I love Versace Man purple, but I was curious - when I smell it, I get tobacco mixed with an almost fireplace burning wood or campfire scent.

    Outside of the tobacco, reviewers tend...
  6. Re: Any New Tobacco Colonges That Are Similar To Michael Kors For Men 2001?

    Interesting since Kors is tobacco heavy and there is no tobacco in Frank no 2.

    Is this available to buy in a small sample or bottle only?
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    Re: Do Great Fragrance Oil Dupes Actually Exist?

    Hey Blanc,


    Thanks for the post.


    I am certainly not expecting dupes to be great or close to the real thing, but hopefully in the same ballpark and at least a real attempt made with all the...
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    Re: Do Great Fragrance Oil Dupes Actually Exist?

    I don't think Fragrance Shop actually makes their dupes. I think many fragrance places buy from the same distributor of dupe scents.

    What have you bought from them that was close to the real...
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    Re: Do Great Fragrance Oil Dupes Actually Exist?

    Actually the Michael Kors was from the Fragrance Shop - not Fragrance House as I stated.

    http://thefragranceshop.com/michael-kors-type-for-men/

    It was pretty much nothing like the cologne,...
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    Re: Do Great Fragrance Oil Dupes Actually Exist?

    The thing is that it doesn't have to be perfect. I am actually using the fragrance oil in a pomade, shampoo, etc.

    I ordered Michael Kors from The Fragrance House and they claimed it was the 2001...
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    Do Great Fragrance Oil Dupes Actually Exist?

    Greetings,

    Well after looking into it - it seems Scentmatchers is a scam.

    There are also a ton of fragrance oil websites with endless cologne type fragrance oils or a claim that they can...
  12. Any New Tobacco Colonges That Are Similar To Michael Kors For Men 2001?

    Greetings,

    I was just curious if there is any newer tobacco colognes that have come out that are similar to Michael Kors 2001 and that might have gone under my radar? The same warm, thick, boozy,...
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    Re: Fragrance Replication Companies?

    Thank you sir.

    Personal experience with them/people you know went to them or just a Google search?
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    Fragrance Replication Companies?

    Greetings,

    I was wondering if anyone here knew of any Fragrance Replication companies - besides The Fragrance Shop, who don't sell in the amount that I would need - all they sell are 1oz size...
  15. Re: Baldessarini by Hugo Boss Vs Baldessarini by Baldessarini

    Longevity is terrible. I tried it years ago too and loved it, but recently purchased it and it was terrible.

    The tobacco note is also greatly reduced, so you are really just left with a heavy...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart For Men - WOW!

    Of course I need to state that not everyone's skin is the same, so don't blame me if you only get 4 to 6 hours. :)

    It's wonderful either way and not expensive. It's a crime not to own it.

    Let...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart For Men - WOW!

    I have worn it twice - I would say a solid 8 to 10 hours, but it's not entirely gone after that. You are covered for a work day and perhaps may want to spray again if you go out at night.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I am just saying that something like The One is going to be more people pleasing. It's not going offend anyone and most people probably would love it.

    One way or another, I think Bentley Intense...
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    Jacques Bogart For Men - WOW!

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7792.jpg

    So this was another one of my blind buys along with Bentley Intense, which I loved - but I want to thank everyone for the Bogart recommendation,...
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men

    Just has Michael on it like here:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Michael-Kors/Michael-for-Men-2417.html

    This is the new one - clear difference.
    ...
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men

    Original Michael Kors is one of the greatest colognes ever.

    The difference between original and reformulation is intensity first of all - original is "harsher" if you know what I mean. The newer...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Absolutely awesome and 100% correct.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Great post.

    I have noticed exactly what you are talking about.

    Do you think people will even secretly love certain colognes in private - even cheap popular designer brands, but spew on about...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I am not saying there is anything wrong with the colognes you mentioned, but I would say that some are "lighter" colognes. Teenagers and young adults are going to wear The One.

    Bentley Intense is...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Do you think some people just hate anything hyped - regardless if the cologne is awesome or not. Like I said, this is not for everyone - but people like MegaMav seem personally offended that hype for...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Thanks!

    It's awesome when a cologne actually lives up to the hype and deserves even more.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I finally got my bottle and holy shit, this stuff is awesome. Absolute class, sophistication and masculinity in a bottle. This is for REAL men, so ultimately it's not going to be for everyone.
    ...
  28. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    Except you think your opinion should be valued as if you are some sort of expert here and that if you say it will be forgotten in 10 years, well it's like God is saying it. Who are you trying to kid...
  29. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    I agree with to you a point. I do think there are people who have more sophisticated taste compared to Joe Public when it comes to most things and so there are colognes that do get hyped by...
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    I find that anything Intense is very intense.
  31. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    I HATE Man Made - waaaay too sweet, but haven't tried the others.
  32. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    Here you go again with the Bentley Intense forgotten in 10 years bullshit. It's been a constantly praised and strong positive reviewed cologne from 2013 to today. I don't think people's minds are...
  33. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    I remember when I first joined, D&G Pour Homme was endlessly talked about as a God in liquid form and made me want to try it. I love it too, so the hype is deserved in that capacity.

    As a lover...
  34. Re: Body Shop Red Musk - Marketed For Women, But Men Might Dig This

    Even if women like it and Body Shop thinks it's more appropriate for women, do you personally think it skews more towards a man's cologne or women's? Again, the notes are quite common in men's...
  35. Re: Body Shop Red Musk - Marketed For Women, But Men Might Dig This

    I mean if women love it - great, but it seems to me that the Body Shop has made a bad business decision by not marketing Red Musk as unisex at the very least.

    If D&G or any other mainstream...
  36. Body Shop Red Musk - Marketed For Women, But Men Might Dig This

    Greetings,

    I was walking around The Body Shop with my wife and came across Red Musk - I thought it was a cologne for men, so I tried it and it's pretty fantastic for a cheapie.

    The notes are...
  37. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Well I see this thread is a winner. :smiley:

    I asked this question, because I see so many people talk about beautiful bottles that they deem to be art, so I figured there are some people with...
  38. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    You don't have any colognes out at all - not even colognes you wear frequently?
  39. How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Greetings,

    How many colognes in your vast collection were just because of the bottle that you HAD to have on display in your home - not the cologne itself which you thought was mediocre/terrible?...
  40. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    There is no coffee note in this.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Azzaro/Visit-For-Men-598.html
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black Vs CH Men Prive

    I will. Do both have good longevity on you?
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black Vs CH Men Prive

    Awesome. I will pick it up both.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black Vs CH Men Prive

    Does that mean Prive is more suited to drive women wild and MIB is more suited to exude confidence and show how classy and sophisticated you are when you are in a business meeting, etc. :wink:
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black Vs CH Men Prive

    Would it be pointless to get both, if they are indeed similar or do they both have something to offer if you enjoy these types of colognes?
  45. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    See - why can't D&G or some other mainstream company come out with something like this.
  46. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    I am actually not much of a fan of vanilla in colognes. I was hoping the coffee scent was more like a regular cup of joe - not covered in sweet vanilla. unless the vanilla isn't as intense as I am...
  47. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    So essentially vanilla coffee/vanilla latte?
  48. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    Would you say that the coffee note is out front and not buried or just a hint of coffee? Does the coffee last all the way through? Do you think you would buy it again or while nice, this is probably...
  49. Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - Is This A Good Leather Colonge?

    See I would prefer if it was retro leather. Leather books, couches in a 70's study.
  50. Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - Is This A Good Leather Colonge?

    I do look at reviews, but also like to get up to date feedback as perhaps the cologne was hyped in the past and it hasn't lived up to said hype or people's mind change or they got bored with it.
    ...
  51. Davidoff Leather Blend - Is This A Good Leather Colonge?

    Greetings,

    I am curious about Davidoff Leather Blend - for those that have tried it, is it a good and strong note leather cologne?

    I would appreciate any feedback on this cologne. Is it a buy...
  52. Thread: Narrowing down

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    Poll: Re: Narrowing down

    Vera Wang.

    Go for the extremely underrated cologne that isn't popular by comparison to the other colognes and thus you will be unique.
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    Re: Have You Ever Done This? :)

    I have done the same - I love really spicy and saucy wings. Man, my junk was on fire.
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    The ones you intend to sell off - how much did you use them if at all. I am not that familiar with the selling used cologne market. Will people buy half empty bottles for a reasonable price?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    As I already indicated, the amount of colognes that I have - even if it was 5,000 - wouldn't change the fact that I would still reach for my usual 5 to 10 colognes with the odd cologne here and for...
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    Re: Vera Wang For Men > D&G The One

    When I say more intense and spicy, I don't mean it's a powerhouse or anything potentially offensive. It's a safe and versatile cologne - it just has more "bite" to it that I feel is lacking in The...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    I am actually quite curious about Derby - how would you describe it? Mature? Intense? Light? What sort of vibe does it give off?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Regardless if you have 30, 300 or 3000 - if we had a gun to our head to pick 10 colognes in 60 seconds, we could all do that easily. I think deep down, we know the colognes that are our favorites, no...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    I will have to check some of these out.

    So you would be completely content if could only have these 4 colognes for the rest of your life? You never test cologne here and there and think - that's...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Life would suck if we didn't have the things that we enjoy and that make our day to day lives pleasurable.

    So regardless if it's men who still buy action figures and read comic books or have a...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    How long was the conference?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Too bad we can't digitize our colognes in case our girlfriends/wives complain about the clutter of cologne bottles.

    This could be us one day. Watch:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaJEux6K6rg
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    Re: Vera Wang For Men > D&G The One

    Please try it - I think you will thank me. :)
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    No problem. I am one of the men obsessed with pomade and I have a ton of tubs that do the job fine, but I am still always looking for my holy grail. I acknowledge that my obsession isn't practical...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Sure it matters. If money was no object, I would own everything that I have ever be interested in even briefly, because who cares - I am bucks up and I can afford it. I can tell you right now though,...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    I personally wouldn't put cologne in the same category as music and movie collections.

    Most people are not cologne connoisseurs and only have a couple of colognes that they will continue to buy...
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    Vera Wang For Men > D&G The One

    I am sure this is going to be a very unpopular opinion, but I think Vera Wang For Men blows away D&G The One, since they are pretty similar.

    Vera Wang for Men was one of of the first colognes...
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Hai Karate?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    What are the four?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Holy shit.

    Assuming you are in your 40's or older, there are not enough days left to live to be able to rotate all those colognes. :)
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Do you have more than 10? :)
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Did you buy the car just to own it like Jay Leno or was the initial intent to drive it on a daily basis?
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Do you do the 8PM wearing even when you are just sitting at home watching TV after work or did you mean when you have somewhere to be at night?
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    How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Greetings,

    Like the scene in Wall Street, where Bud Fox says to Gordon Gekko - How many yachts can you water-ski behind - how much is enough?

    How many colognes are enough?

    In theory, I...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Signature

    I also have no way to sample and will be blind buying this based on the recommendations in this leather thread I started.
    ...
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    Have You Ever Done This? :)

    Watch this scene from a very good independent film - Sidewalks Of New York. Loved Dennis Farina.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jowNLHQCAAY
  77. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    I somewhat agree in the sense of tobacco colognes that get recommend simply because they have a tobacco note, but it's barely there/very light or buried under a bunch of other notes.

    I disagree...
  78. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    I don't know why, but I am not a samples kind of person unless I can walk into a store and test it there. I actually like to blind buy once I am convinced after doing some research that it's probably...
  79. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    I can get NM for 20 bucks in Canada, but I am someone that needs a little longevity even at that price. Are the 30 minutes and then it's gone claim from reviews that I have read hyperbole?
  80. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    Are you saying the reformulated NM is still a good scent if I can't find the vintage or don't want to pay vintage prices?
  81. What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    Greetings,

    Initially I was interested in Nicole Miller For Men, but have been repeatedly told that the reformulation is awful and it lasts like 30 minutes on the skin.

    According to Fragantica,...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Was it an automatic dislike or you kinda liked it, but something about it bugged you and you had no desire to wear it again.

    Do you see the potential for an amazing cologne there, if they removed...
  83. Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Is It Decent For What It Is?

    Is the tobacco particularly noticeable or buried?
  84. Gucci Pour Homme - Is It Decent For What It Is?

    Greetings,

    I know this isn't a game changer or on anyone's must have list, but is it pretty decent regardless in your opinion?

    The notes are somewhat interesting and I was just curious.
    ...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    What do you think about it today?
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    How much was it at the time?
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I may indeed come back and say holy shit, you were right about this - so the jury is still out. I am getting it soon.

    One of my favorite colognes is Fahrenheit - I just love it and could wear it...
  88. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    No problem!

    Have you tried any of the other Remy Latour's. I think they have Cigar Black and some other ones. I have only come across the original.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Wow - pump your brakes there. I was too.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I know going in that this cologne has a love/hate thing going on and not much of a middle ground, but the stated reasons why some hate it have actually added to the reasons why I am further...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I am better than them. If I don't like it, they will look like fools for liking it and immediately change their position. My decision is final.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Thanks - I certainly hope so. The place I buy from allows you to exchange if you don't like it, so it's not really a risk.
  93. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    While I am sure it is very light and probably boring, I noticed that CK Free Calvin Klein For Men has coffee and tobacco in it - has anyone tried this?
  94. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    I mentioned both the Remy and Havana in my original post. I like the Remy, but Havana is BO in a bottle to me, because of the cumin.

    I do like Herrera For Men, but it's a little light.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Actually I didn't fall for anything. In fact when I was first told about Bentley Intense as a recommendation just in terms of colognes that I like generally speaking, this is what they said:
    ...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    You don't have to agree and I certainly don't in many cases, but generally speaking - it is pretty clear in cologne terms that niche is deemed to be a higher quality cologne when it comes to...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Cherry Coke

    While it may not be cherry Coke, you should check out Bogart Pour Homme - a very sweet cherry mixed with tobacco. I personally found the cherry to be overpowering, but only because I don't like...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I have researched this cologne extensively and spoke to many people here that either love it or acknowledge themselves that it's great - but not for them. I suspect I will have the same response in...
  99. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    Don't get me wrong - I do like The One for example. I love Avant Garde by Lanvin. I will still buy all sort of tobacco colognes - I just wish I could have one in my collection that really has some...
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    It's praised all over the place as a fantastic cologne. In fact, it's been called one of the few designer colognes that is actually niche quality.

    That's not hype - it's cologne connoisseurs who...
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