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    Poll: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    I have smelled all of these but one, and that is the Montale. I have Coromandel and Antaeus
    Need projection, longevity, and a great smell

    I will say that the Armani, fruity at first but gets...
  2. Re: Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    I think I find spice bomb extreme to be more like Tom Ford Noir extreme. The Armani code Profumo does not project as much but has a certain creamy sweetness to it
  3. Trip to Sephora and wow, Armani Code has some good ones

    Still on the hunt for a spicy fallish scent, not really potpourri, I stopped yet again into Sephora.

    D & G The One, purplish color, right? It was pleasant but it did not seem like it would...
  4. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    You know, I just mildly enjoyed Dior Homme and Dior Homme sport was just a tad better. If I order samples some place that has the Parfum, I'll get it to go along with whatever else I am sampling
  5. Re: Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    I was mainly concerned with Byredo and all of the sellers were Russian Federation and one Ukraine. I have seen India a time or two with other scents and will reach out to you. Since this is for my...
  6. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I had the Platinum version and to me, it had a metallic/celery note. Nope, this one is not piercing at all. I'll double check with my wife, she said she sprayed the sample herself from the store...
  7. Re: Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    Been reading up on this and the Byredos and since it would be $40 for a perfume that retails for over $200, and given that one guy at Basenotes said there was something wrong with the "Q" lettering...
  8. Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    Wondering if bottles of Montale, Mancera, Byredo, if they show they are coming from India, Ukraine or Russia, are those legit?
  9. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Got a small sample of Egoiste from Nordstroms. Have had it on for an hour now. First impression was meh. Really. Could not really make out any particular note and it did not project. Now...
  10. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Which version of Habit Rouge?

    Used to love the original Perry Ellis, the original Karl Lagerfeld and the original Obsession by Calvin Klein when they first came out for a winter fragrance
  11. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Im not wanting sweetness, though a little might not hurt. Antaeus, like it was this morning, was my no brainer reach. Yes, it is a little 'birght", maybe floral, but Wife loves it on me. It...
  12. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Love Lumiere but not feeling it for rose, or rose predominant. I think Egoiste has some rose though.
  13. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Noted. It’s in my short list. Chergui also
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    This is certainly short up to the top of my list as a contender


    Sprayed some Platinum Egoiste on back of one hand and Allure Homme on the other. After 20 minutes PE projects more. Has a celery...
  15. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Spicebombs, have smelled locally, did not work
    Bois du Portugal, pricey, nice enough, and could default to that easily, but so far, not ringing any bells
    Rive Gauche, maybe, might have smelled it...
  16. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Been reading up on Guerlain Heritage. Also Bulgari Black and the Orient versions.

    Royal Oud, tried it, liked the spice, but did not last. Amouage, probably too pricey for me.

    Reading up on...
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    Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    Funny thing these Aramis scents. I wore Devin back in the day, and Tuscany, and JHL and New West. Devin was always that Scottish pine type of scent. Very bracing, very manly, very outdoorsy almost...
  18. What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    In summer, it is easy. I reach for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Office, running to get oil changed, dinner date night. I also have Montale Red Vetiver and though I dont reach for it often, Mancera...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    i have two cold weather scents : Antaeus and Coromandel. Coromandel is the one I get noticed more. So when I will be around women, who compliment me more, tend to wear that.
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    [USA] Guerlain L'Eau Boisee

    Tester I purchased, half full or so, 3.3 ounces. May have to sweeten the deal on my end, but looking for

    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Montale Honey Aoud
    Mancera Red...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    18 degrees

    Coromandel
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Would PdM Carlsile fit in as a recommendation here?
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Honey Aoud and then the 1821 Man Made Tobacco so far are number 1 and 2. I would think that the Tabac Rouge would have been number 1 but for my hesitancy to spend $160 for it (thinking I could get...
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I realize the Mancera has no honey. Price alone will not be the determining factor. I still have to love the smell above all. But if all things were equal or similar, then the price would determine....
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    You mentioned suede. While in shoes, it is considered a leather, I don't get that leather vibe that one gets when one sees say motorcycle boots. Refined, smooth. Yet leather and I do not get...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    Wore this as well. Rock on Antaeus
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    Poll: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I have Antaeus and Coromandel I wear in cold weather, say 50 degrees Farenheit and cooler. I have CdG 2 Man for fall. I'd like something that is different than those three. I perceive Coromandel...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    oajan, probably a little more than I want to spend on this fragrance.

    I am thinking of these:

    Montale Honey Aoud
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    These two are priced around $100 for 100 ml or less. so...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Got Coromandel so trying to stay away from patchouli.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Tappio. Your opinion of Red Tobacco? That and Tabac Rouge are on my short list
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Ok, been reading up and here are the contenders with my thoughts. Your comments, experiences or comparisons are desired.

    Montale Red Tobacco: Sweet Tobacco, don’t want piss or Twizzlers. May...
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    I started a thread about a spicy honey tobacco scent. TR came up along with Montale Honey Oud, 1821 Sweet Tobacco and Mancera Red Tobacco. This may be the nail in the coffin and if I can be...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Come to think of it, someone mentioned beeswax. I don’t know if I have differentiated between the two and it may be that I’m actually thinking of beeswax when I say honey
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Kiste is a little more than I want to spend. Peach, dont know about that
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    Chanel Antaeus, modern interpretation, lol
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Pack Rabanne and Givenchy Gentleman or since I wore back in the late 70s early 80s. In my mind what is available now does not compare. So whenever I smell them and they don’t project or smell the...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Just read this. Promising reviews on Fragrantica. How would Montale Red Tobacco compare? And Montale Honey Oud? How much vanilla in each? Seems as though on here the Honey Oud is rated a bit higher
  38. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Me Wesr thank you. I think DHI may be too vanilla. Cinnamon and nutmeg and sweet tobacco seem to be what my mind thinks it desires. I like that sharpness of CdG 2Man. I am also thinking a honey...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    I had a face scrub tonight that smelled like tobacco and it was the tobacco that was sweet as opposed to the smoky tobacco. I would think a honey scent with tobacco would smell good and one with a...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    reading up on Honey Oud. Not wanting to venture into rose and maybe just a tad into Oud. I guess, what I am after is a sweet sort of scent with some spicy and booziness maybe.. Not a rose and oud...
  41. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    If it has spices, I know I would have to sample. I am wearing Allure Homme this afternoon and it is pleasant, but nothing I want to go out and get
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    I do not know. I have about 25% left of a big bottle and I got it like 5 years ago. I have a 2.5 ounce bottle in the wings, so I am about 3, 4 years away from needing more
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    love your screen name. Yes, i tried the Cologne version and it was too weak of a performer. I love the Absolue, but Wife could not abide it. She wants something cozy/sweet with some interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Last of my sample of Platinum Eogiste. Not to my liking
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    The Hiram Green may be a bit more than I want to spend

    Read about Montale Honey Aoud. Has leather and I don't do leather well. Givenchy Gentleman, again, what it used to be compared to now, i...
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    What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Well, I have wanted to like Chergui but I had the first iteration and it was heaven, more hay than there is now. The newer versions pale in my mind's eye and also do not project as well. MFK...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Ask too much? Absolue pour le Soir by MFK. Want to like it but wow, a beast

    Seems like second skin? Antaeus and Coromandel. Everyone compliments me on these
  48. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    I wore Black Ordhid EdP on one arm to dinner and Dior Homme on the other. BO had projection but neither of us cared for the scent. Will wear up the last bit of Egoiste Platinum tomorrow. Someone...
  49. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Thank you. Memphis has a Nordstrom Rack. But no Saks or Bloomies. Black Orchid EdP is way too floral. Dior Homme is nice but light. Got to revisit Noir Extreme. Not wanting a full on winter...
  50. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Egoiste?

    Dilemna: Wife loves smell of TOm Ford Noir Extreme and I like its opening. Wears and projects great. Dior Homme, prefer the smell but it does not project anything on me. Have not smelled Dior...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Ok, Wife smelled BO the other day. Did not say EdP or EdT. Likes Dior Homme also, but it is more of a skin scent

    Between either iteration of BO or DHI, which one?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Finished my sample today. Wore this this morning
  53. Re: BUY ON GOOGLE Save 20% Extra , up to $20 OFF Ends November 3rd

    You can always set up another google email and use it. It worked for a friend
    Anyone ever get something from giftexpress? They had the lowest price on google express for a couple of scents i want
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    Gift express through Google shopping

    Was able to get a great price on a cologne using google shopping, and it was a website giftexpress.com. I have read that some people claim that shipping is late, and that some have said they did...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I read that a lot but I have no problems where in a little bit flashier or Brasher cologne to the office. coromandel Is a louder cologne if you will and I can wear that to the office. I’m just...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    The Parfum is proving to be harder to find, and it may be a bit more leather from what I am reading, even if not rose as Fragrantica says.

    I think I prefer the smell of Dior Homme over the smell...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    bark, I read up on the Dior Parfum. Yes, it is what I would want it to be, but I read it is more rose and leather, and well, not really looking for a rose scent. That is why I did not mention the...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I prefer the smell of Dior Homme but it projects about half of whatbTFNE does. I’m gonna let
    Wife decide tonight. If DHI projects like the TF but retains that Dior Homme smell , while it may not...
  59. Re: Are testers the same quality as retail bottles?

    I have had no difference between testers and orignals

    Just used Google Express and ordered a 6.7 tester of TdHermes Parfum through gift express for $79 shipped. A 2.5 bottle from Fragrancenet, not...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I wore it all day yesterday. It did soften that spicyness out

    Pros: Well, scent cloud for like 3 hours, loved it.
    Wife loved it on me
    and I could smell it on my hand 12 hours later, and...
  61. Re: Worth the Purchase: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense?

    I am wearing DH today, as it is 60ish, overcast, and it is going to rain later. I do not have a scent cloud, but when I sniff my hand,, it is very pleasant. Now yesterday, I wore Tom Ford Noir...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    You know, I might revisit the TdH Parfum at some point, but my wife thinks it and the Red Vetyver are alike so she asked that I wait until I run out of the Red Vetyver

    Yesterday, I could smell...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Looks like the Dior is preferred now that I eliminated the TdH. Got to read up on Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intemse.
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    From what I read on here and on Fragrantica, the Dior Homme Intense may be up my alley and is better rated. However, finding it may be a problem.

    I think it is between the Tom Ford Noir Extreme...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I was thinking lidge was a lot like Coromandel and I don’t want another patchoulI scent. My wife thinks that the Hermes is too much like the red vetiver and told me to use up the red vetiver as a...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Driving. But have been reading up on Dior Homme Intense
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Is LIDGE Very similar to Coral Mandel? I don’t know that I want another patchouly heavy cologne and I’ve read it dries down a little bit powdery. Heritage might be a little bit more difficult to come...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I am thinking that for fall, I am a woods/spice sort of lean. Yes, orientals and ouds seem wintery to me, and full on aquatic and citrus seem summery. I tried to like Allure Homme but it was so...
  69. Re: If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    I am thinking that for fall, I am a woods/spice sort of lean. Yes, orientals and ouds seem wintery to me, and full on aquatic and citrus seem summery. I tried to like Allure Homme but it was so...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Yes. But I have learned it does project on me when I can’t smell it. Also learned to spray base of neck
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Dior Homme did not last. May visit Platinum Egoiste
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    Poll: A fall scent out of these?

    Pros

    1) I Like Chanels. I have Antaeus and Coromandel
    2) Have smelled the Tom Ford Noir Extreme, TDH and Dior Homme


    Cons:
    1) TF was different, but wife loved it
    2) Dior, a bit toward...
  73. Re: If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    Went to Dillards and Sephora to smell, Tried Prada LHomme Intense (no amber ones), Versace Eros and Eros Flame, Egoiste Platinum (a bit light for me), Sauvage, Terre d"Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche,...
  74. If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    Well, I wear citrus and vetiver scents in summer (Mancera Cedrat Boisee, Guerlain L'eau Boisee), and maybe Grey Vetiver takes me down to mid 50's
    I think Coromandel and Antaeus work better for me...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Saw a couple of postings for Antaeus. Waiting for it to get down to the mid 50s or so before I break it out in Memphis

    Today I wore CDG 2Man
  76. Thread: Gym headphones

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    Re: Gym headphones

    I went on Amazon and got some Tozo T10 buds for $41 shipped. Was about to get a refurbished pair of Elite 65T by Jabra, the Active version, for $80 shipped on the Jabra store on Ebay, but these got...
  77. Thread: Gym headphones

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    Re: Gym headphones

    Saw that NewEgg had refurbished Jabra Elite 65t, $72 instead of $160. Wonder if they pair easily with an Iphone
  78. Thread: Gym headphones

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    Gym headphones

    Can you use wireless earbuds or headphones at a gym that has machines that use a jack to hear the Tv or cycling program? Do i need some sort of transmitter ? Any recommendations on which earbud...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    I have these and they have been mentioned in this thread

    Chanel Coromandel, Chanel Antaeus, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Comme des Garcons 2 Man.

    One I like and was not listed is Montale Red Vetiver...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Montale Red Vetiver
  81. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    They do smell a lot alike but I get more pepper, Sichzuan pepper I think is init, than the mineral/flinty note in TdH. I also got a bit more of the citrus at the front end, more of a grapefruit hit....
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    I bought a 3.4 ounce bottle, sealed, off the auction site for $65.00 shipped of Montale Red Vetyver and he said it was his backup he got from Fragrancenet. Fragrancenet had it for around $81
  83. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I bought a 3.4 ounce bottle, sealed, off the auction site for $65.00 shipped of Montale Red Vetyver and he said it was his backup he got from Fragrancenet. Fragrancenet had it for around $81
  84. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    I bought a 3.4 ounce bottle, sealed, off the auction site for $65.00 shipped of Montale Red Vetyver and he said it was his backup he got from Fragrancenet. Fragrancenet had it for around $81. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    I wore a sample of Atelier Pomelo Paradis and it was divine for about an hour
  86. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    Thinking this
  87. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    I’m glad I did not rush. Wore TdH EdP on one arm and Eau Intense Vetiver on the other. Sprayed Grey vetiver on my hand. Eau Intense Vetiver was not all that. Loved the other two So now I...
  88. Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    Ok, Mr. Dithering here. Looking for a summer citrus scent and not finding it. Hednic made a good point, don't be buying a scent just to be buying one, get one you love. Dior Homme Cologne and...
  89. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    Hednic and Diamond Joe:

    yes, I am not forgetting that I want a summer scent. But I go back and forth on Dior Homme Cologne. Nice scent, but it is not what I want I think. Very soft, but does...
  90. Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    Trying to decide if i love Dior Homme Cologne. Went to Dillard’s to test it and Allure Homme
    sport and try a Terre d’Hermes (Eau Fraiche or Parfum). Sales associate handed me Tom Ford Noir. Not...
  91. Re: Guerlain L'Eau Boisee - anyone love the scent but hate the performance?

    Newer bottle here
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    Poll: Re: My new lineup to choose from

    Well, I have narrowed it down to the two I am considering:

    Dior Homme Cologne, which I have smelled from Dillards and Sephora
    and
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche, which I have not smelled.
    ...
  93. Guerlain L'Eau Boisee - anyone love the scent but hate the performance?

    Got this as a blind buy based on recommendations here. Yes, it is all that as far as how it smells. Great fun in the summer, and I do get that limish mohito vibe going on.

    But I have been...
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    Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    So let’s assume that you were shopping for a summer fragrance and you wanted to be citrus Dominant. Do you prefer those with top notes of orange, or lemon, lime, grapefruit, or something else? Give...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport from a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    After trying samples for a week, back to my bottle of Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EdP
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    Poll: Re: My new lineup to choose from

    Well, Mugler is a soapy and fresh scent and was bright on me, but probably the most short-lived between it, Dior Homme Cologne, and any of the Chanel Allure Homme Sport flankers. i have read that EB...
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    Poll: Re: My new lineup to choose from

    Mugler out

    Allure Homme Sport
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Dior homme Cologne
  100. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Allure Sport Cologne, or Homme Edition Blanche

    I may have to blind buy this cologne. I am wearing a small bit of the Allure Home Cologne Sport Cologne today and I do like it, but it would get moderate projection rating for two hours, maybe...
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