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  1. Bvlgari Man in Black: a better quality incense-y Spicebomb!

    Today I bought a bottle of the new Man in Black. Guys, believe me, this will be a huge hit especially among basenoters. A wonderful sweet spicy scent of a high quality. It starts off incense-y and...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel - Clone?

    Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale is close.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    That’s the first Guerlain pillar for 6 years. I love the previous edition named Guerlain Homme: a beautufilly mixed combination of lime, mint and vetiver and that’s kind of mystery for me why...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind

    Mankind is a quintessence of the modern masculine fruity genre. In fact, that's a mix of three popular fragrances. It contains 50% of bubble-gumy gingery base of YSL L'Homme (the evident...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent / YSL - L'Homme Sport

    I don't understand the necessity for this fragrance absolutely. It's a cheap version of L'Homme crossed with PR Invictus. The L'Homme Sport consists of 70% of the regular L'Homme, 20% of synthetic...
  6. Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    Zgb, that's a short link (used by Twitter etc. to make the link shorter) that leads to the official Chanel site. The full link is:...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Finally it comes to Russia. Don't like that cheap fruity base. And guys, if you like the base of Eau for Men or want to know how it smells, try Just Cavalli Him. One-in-one, but Cavalli costs cheaper.
  8. Thread: Dsquared Wild

    by AntonPan
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    Re: Dsquared Wild

    Authors of He Wood and Potion get together for the third fragrance... A must try.
  9. Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    Guys, that's simply a renaming.
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    Re: What's the #1 selling fragrance of all time?

    Acqua di Gio.
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    Re: NEW: Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey

    Completely don't understand the reason for and the aim of this fragrance. It is quite beautiful, though old-fashioned and boring because doesn't bring anything new. Just a classical 80's aromatic...
  12. New Armani Eau d'Aromes: if you miss Dior Homme Cologne 2007

    A nice surprise from Armani. A fragrance of 100% Olivier Polge style and as I've understood his last work not for Chanel. If you like Dior Homme Cologne from 2007 and miss it the new Armani can be a...
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    Re: New Lacoste L!ve

    That's the most sophisticated Lacoste fragrance ever. Lacoste says Live is all about lime, to my nose citruses play here second roles. Live is not aquatic or sporty but modern sweet spicy . It starts...
  14. Re: Joop! Splash - An Awesome and Original Masculine Fresh Fruit

    Love it too.
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    Re: TdH Eau Très Fraîche or alike.

    Cartier Declaration L'Eau of course. A more creative TDH ETF to my nose.
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    Re: Decibel dead???

    It was discontinued in 2013.
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    Re: Montblanc Emblem

    Another one fragrance of 1 Million hysteria. Synthetic, sweet - not fresh!!

    I had really high hopes for the Emblem, so I came to try it at the first day of its appearance in Russia. I'm so sad...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Nautic Spirit

    Not noticeable at all.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Nautic Spirit

    That's a very thoughtful masculine fruity fragrance. I can't name it aquatic, it does combine three dimensions: fruity (mango), marine and spicy (cardamom). I would describe it as green mango...
  20. Re: Obsession Night for Men and Tom Ford's Black Orchid..... smell similar?

    Very similar to me.
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    Re: Decibel Azzaro

    Like this much.
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    Re: Hommage a l'homme Voyageur Lalique (2014)

    Here it is already available for two months. I'm not a fan of this genre but the Voyageur smells like the quintessence of all the dark green patchouli scents. Something from L'Instant de Guerlain,...
  23. Re: Seeking something as BITTER as Bulgari's new Aqua Amara, only better, ha

    Try Kenzo Homme Sport. Quite similar to Aqva Amara but better and more powerful to my nose.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Cool Water Night Dive

    I would describe Night Dive as a warm aquatic, the new direction of the male perfumery that is so popular today. It is synthetic, harsh, though very modern. It shares the mood of Versace Eros and...
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    Re: New Fragrance: DSQUARED² Intense He Wood

    At first sight the Intense version comprises of He Wood + vetiver. Actually, the new fragrance is so nicely reworked that could be perceived as a self-dependent release. It stars similarly to He Wood...
  26. Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Blu. A truly sporty Armani Code

    To my nose the new Blu outperfoms the regular one. First, it smells nothing like the previous version. Second, this is a sporty, fresh variation of Armani Code. Acqua Essenziale Blu starts fresh and...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Eau d’Aromes

    The perfumer is Olivier Polge. He says that's one of his last creations not for Chanel.
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    Poll: Re: Deciding on Citrus(y) Summer Scent

    Dior Homme Cologne.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of Frags

    Fahrenheit. A man in a bottle.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    This one has nothing common with the regular Gentlemen Only. The Intense version smells very close to Burberry London, but richer, sweeter, more sophisticated. A sour aromatic heart of London with...
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    Re: Similar to Burberry London?

    The new Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense is the closest one to London that I've ever smelled. A scent of Burberry London with tonka and incense sweetness added.
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Tried this on skin and on paper the other day. Strangely enough that nobody compared Eau Tres Fraiche with Declaration. To me ETF smells more like a citrusy flanker of Declaration than of Terre...
  33. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

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    The ad.

    The perfumer is Sonia Constant.
  34. Re: Let's talk about Strictly Private Baldessarini...

    It's nothing like G2. G2 is tasty, biscuity and very feminine in the dry down. Strictly is manlier, dry and peppery vanilla. It is closer to Tobaco Vanille than to G2.
  35. Re: Let's talk about Strictly Private Baldessarini...

    Peppery vanilla. A masterpiece.
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    Re: Versace Pour homme Real ??

    One in one as my legit copy of Versace PH.
  37. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    Intense is not available yet, don't know will it appear in a week or in fall. Still have some hopes for the Intense.
  38. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

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    I had really high hopes for the Emblem, so I came to try it at the first day of its appearance in Russia. I'm so sad guys, that's a huge disappointment.

    Emblem is another one semi-sweet,...
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    Re: Kenzo Homme Night (2014)

    Coconut invasion - that's how I could describe the 2014 trend in masculine perfumery. At first I tried ambery-coconuty Maison Martin Margiela, today had an opportunity to wear the new Kenzo. It...
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    Re: Valentino uomo

    I tried this on paper, then on skin, then I wore it and I still find it very similar to Dior Homme. Not strictly to DH but to something in the middle of DH and DHI.
  41. Cerutti Bella Note = Voyage d'Hermes + Bentley for men

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    Today I had an opportunity to try the new Bella Notte. I must say this one is by far the best 1881 flanker, smelling like a baby of Voyage d'Hermes and Bentley for men. It starts off with a...
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    Re: ch fragrances made in france or us

    CH fragrances are produced in Spain. At least all that I have.
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    Re: Thoughts on Burberry Brit Rhythm?

    Today I wore Rhythm thoroughly and must state all the comparisons with Armani Code, Spicebomb, CK Shock, Versace Eros are groundless. Brit Rhythm is 80% copy of Gucci Guilty: a modern fresh synthetic...
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    Re: Ferragamo Attimo PH similar to Aventus?

    Absolutely not. Attimo is a slightly peppery fragrance, that's all.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested - FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC !!!!!

    A more synthetic copy of Dior Homme with some Armani Code-ness in the dry down. Nothing special for the market and nothing fantastic as well.
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    Re: Karl Lagerfeld New Men's fragrance

    Please could you describe the fragrance wider. What other fragrance does it remind of mostly?
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    Re: New from David Beckham : Classic Summer

    The regular Classic is quite nice: a less spicy and more wearable clone of Davidoff Adventure. Let's look on this summer version.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara - First Impressions

    Aqva Amara is the combo of sweet citruses with green distinctive notes. I will describe Aqva Amara as juicy tangerines (mandarins) in the direction of Varvatos Artisan combined with that specific...
  49. Thread: Louis Vuitton

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    Re: Louis Vuitton

    The first LV fragrance done by Cavallier is scheduled on fall 2016.
  50. Poll: Re: L'homme line from YSL. Which is your favorit?

    La Nuit is beautiful, though too sweet to me. However, I get much more compliments wearing L'Homme and its fresher dusty version Cologne Gingembre.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Absolutely not smoky.

    Yes, Uomo smells even closer to Shalimar PI than to Dior Homme.
  52. Re: Lanvin L'Homme Sport...comparisons please

    Lanvin L'Homme Sport is a very close copy of Baldessarini Eau de Cologne.
  53. Re: New limited edition from John Varvatos : Artisan Acqua

    Frankly speaking I'm not delighted with the new Acqua version. At first, it has no relation to the regular Artisan. At second, it smells quite dated like a typical green cologne from 80's dilluted by...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    Today I eventually tried the new Parfum and, guys, I've understood why the Absolute has been discontinued. To my nose Parfum is first of all reworked Fahrenheit Absolute that become closer to the...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Normal to good. On a paper it lasts longer than Dior Homme. On a skin it has a very good longevity. The sillage is not bad as well.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I'm sure the description and opinion are different things.
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    Re: New Fragrance: CK One Red

    I do like the new Red. It has nothing common with Shock edition and closer to the regular one. It smells like a modern version of Azzaro Chrome: take the base of Chrome and add fruity notes with some...
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    Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Could you imagine there is something more feminine in the masculine perfumery than Dior Homme? Valentino Uomo is that case.

    9 years after creation of Dior Homme Olivier Polge crafted its modern...
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    Re: Coming in 2014: Bvlgari Aqva Amara

    The first fragrance that came to mind when I tried new Aqva Amara was Kenzo Homme Sport. The same combo of sweet citruses with green distinctive notes. For those who never faced Kenzo's fragrance I...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    By the way, as LVMH representative told me Fahrenheit Parfum replaces Fahrenheit Absolute that will be discontinued in 2014.
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    Re: Citrus & Incense

    Loewe 7 Natural
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    Re: Davidoff The Game 'intense' version

    By the way I must admit this one would be loved for those who admire the oud genre. The woody note reminds here of oud, at whole the fragrance is oud-y and patchoulish. I bought it for 50$ for 40 ml,...
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    Re: Davidoff The Game 'intense' version

    The Game Intense is one of the most wonderful surprises of 2013. An opulent strong fragrance with echo of the classics. I smell something leathery inside, a mix of burnt woods (quite oud-y), a big...
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    Re: Pasha Noir anyone know any thing about this?

    This one is awful in terms of Cartier heritage and signature. Noire smells like a spicy version of Gucci Guilty. A synthetic soapy fresh mess with Hugo Boss quality that is really close to Guilty....
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    Re: CH Men Carolina Herrera alternative

    There are three or four fragrances that are very close to CH Men. However, CH Men is still of better quality than all of them.

    Trussardi My Land - very similar.
    Pal Zileri Uomo - very similar, a...
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    Re: CH by Carolina Herrera....

    A masterpiece, extremely well done and well balanced fragrance. Not sweet, I can't say vanilla is really bright here.
  67. RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    Got Polo Red for New Year, and I must confess I like it. Polo Red is an epitome of modernity together with Versace Eros and Givenchy Gentlemen Only. The semi-sweet semi-fresh masculinity replaces the...
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    Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme vs. Mont Blanc Legend

    Both are masterpieces. VpH for summer, Legend for winter.
  69. Re: Cerruti 1881 Acqua Forte - anyone tried it yet?

    Nothing even close to Mugler Cologne.
    1881 Acqua Forte is an old fashioned spicy citrusy fragrance. The first similar thing that comes to mind is Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau.
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    Re: Something like Dior Homme but for a woman?

    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel smells very similar to...

    That's because you haven't tried Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale. Extremely similar.

    By the way the new Zegna Uomo smells like a milder version of Bleu without the richness of Bleu's dry down.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I immediately bought EN Sport when it appeared here in Russia. It is entirely what we could expect from the "sporty" version of Encre Noire. Trendy combination of crispy modern citruses and specific...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend Intense?

    That's not an intense Legend, but a thoughtful, better crafted version of the fragrance. Try both version simultaneously and you will feel the difference! Legend Intense is woodier, "drier", less...
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    Re: Encounter Fresh...

    I like the Fresh version, it brings something contemporary to the enldess theme of modern aquatics. The mood of Encounter Fresh is close to the mood of Dior Homme Sport 2008: a lot of acid & bitter...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Starwalker

    Very similar to Versace Man Eau Fraiche. Not bad for the money.
  76. Chrome United, the first Chrome that disappoints

    That's t the first Chrome that disappointed me. I'm a fan of Chrome, I adore Chrome Legend and respect Chrome Sport, so I have been wainting for something special with Chrome United. What I get is an...
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    Invictus
    Made to Measure
    MFK Acqua Vitae
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    Re: Would Bentley be a good blind buy?

    That's not a good blind purchase to my mind. All the hysteria on the Bentley made me think to buy it blindly, however, fortunately, the week before both fragrances appeared here in Russia. The juice...
  79. Re: Is there a similar fragrance to Gucci Pour Homme II with better projection/longevity?

    Try the new Paul Smith Portrait. Very similar.
  80. Re: Another Acqua... Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale

    Absolutely not.
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    Re: Name the TOP 3 designer releases in 2013

    Surely 1) Givenchy Gentlemen Only. A very solid release with a distinctive character.
    2) Calvin Klein Dark Obsession. A great designer spicy vanilla patchouli
    3) Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit Spirit...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    Unfortunately this one is nothing more than a watered down version of Dior Fahrenheit Absolute.
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    Re: Fragrance clones?

    This years clones.

    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - Tommy Hilfiger Loud for him
    YSL L'homme Parfum Intense - Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit (shockingly similar)
    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme - Dior...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    I must confess Gentlemen Only is a truly good fragrance. It is different from the most of recent releases either aquatics or sweet "1 Million" bombs. I would describe Gentlemen Only as subtle milky...
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    Re: ch men vs ch chic

    The both are great, but I'd go with CH.
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    Re: CK Free Blue - Sure is Subtle

    A poor copy of Chrome. Use Chrome and enjoy it!
  87. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Spicebomb is closer to 1 Million than to Gucci PH II or Tea for Two. It is nice, but I don't really appreciate wearing it.
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne is the king of lemons to me. Sweet natural lemons.
  89. Re: CH Men vs Armani Code vs Euphoria Intense

    CH Men is a pure pleasure. The best.
  90. Re: Porsche Design Sport - Among the Best Fresh Scents Ever Made!

    Porsche Design Sport is the modern version of the regular Eau de Cartier. Rather good for the army of todays sporty fragrances.
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    Re: YSL: La nuit de L'homme vs L'homme.

    I do love L'Homme. La Nuit is too sweet for me and Libre is generic enough.
  92. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Is it unique enough?

    It is well done fragrance, but similar enough to Fahrenheit, like a lighter tobacco version. The longevity is not impressive unfortunately.
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    Re: Similar to Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie?

    del
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    Versace Pour Homme is a right choice
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes SPORT

    I'm Russian. That's a shop of fakes.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes SPORT

    An acid fake)
  97. Re: PLEASE HELP ME FIND A FRAGRANCE that is comparable to baldessarini by hugo boss

    Lanvin L'Homme Sport is somewhat a copy of Baldessarini. The best choice for you.
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    Poll: Re: Bvlgari Aqva or Joop Splash?

    I like Joop Splash, it is unique enough for fresh category. Nevertheless it is more of sweet freshness, and it is not similar to salty Bvlgari Aqva. My vote is for Splash.
  99. Re: Just ordered Kenzo Power..what does it smell like?

    Just a pure beauty. Not similar to Dior Homme, though they belong to the one family (a bit feminine, floral scent for men.)
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    Poll: Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Aventus. Can't understand why it gets so much love here.
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