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  1. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Agree.

    Today's edt, edp etc. are just marketing.
  2. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Agree.

    Today's edt, edp etc. are just marketing.
  3. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    These are just reissued as I understand.
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    Re: Bal D’Afrique is amazing

    Very feminine and very low performance
  5. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Tried this one and found it lovely for a designer frag. Definitely a Blue de Chanel clone with a different more smooth dry down.
  6. Re: Russian, Indian and Ukrainian distributors

    Depends on seller.
    You could ask about Russia, I will tell you If it is official seller or not.
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    It doesn't really smell as a flanker to me. I could name it sweet in the way of modern aromachemicals, but I do not get Amen vibe, and it is not being a gourmand.
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    Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    this reminds me of Eros/Polo Red, unfortunately.
  9. Re: If I like Mugler Cologne and Creed's Original Vetiver, what else will I like?

    Personally, I'm a fan of Original Vetiver and I use L'Artisan Histoires d'Oranger and Penhaligon's Cousin Matthew as substitutes.
    I got the same vibe from Le Labo Bergamote 22.
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    In Russia it is discontinued for 5 years or even more... Happy for those countries where it is available.
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    Re: MEMO leather scents

    There are 7 fragrances in the line.

    They all are not typical leather scents, but a fantasy on a green rebel scent.

    My favourite are Irish Leather and African Leather (a sweeter Irish Leather)....
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    Re: Rose and Pepper

    Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose is the best example.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Their Layton and Percival smell extremely cheap like something from Paco Rabanne / Versace.

    But I own Galloway and Pegasus and love them.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Tried this one and enjoy. I understand where all the comparisons to BR540 come from, I got that sweet oranges from Kalan. But Kalan is much greener (cypress?) than BR540 thus absolutely masculine. A...
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    Re: Le Labo Baie 19

    Tried this one. Salty with a prominent patchouli. Reminds me of many salty scents that appeared last 3 years.
  16. Re: Latest Guerlain in L'Art et la Matiere Line - Embruns D'Ylang!

    Love this one. Jasmin is very bright here, and there is a hint of patchouli in the dry down that make the composition ever more complex.
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    Saw this hundreds of times. But especially women do that - once I saw a good looking lady who is turning around herself and her friend is spraying continuously all over her body. About 40-50 sprays...
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    Re: By Kilian Rolling In Love

    Nothing really to discuss. Absolutely feminine ethyl maltol bomb with some iris in it. I do not detect any tuberose. Reminds of Lancome La Vie est Belle and others of that genre.
  19. Re: PSA: Le Labo's City Exclusives Will be Available Everywhere Next Week

    Bigarade is not a simple citrus floral. It smells similar to Tonka 25 (imagine Tonka 25 without the spicy part)
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    Van Cleef Precious Oud
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    Re: 6 new Paco Rabanne release?

    So lazy.
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    Re: If I created a niche fragrance house...

    Good line.
    Childhood memories and Death are two that I would buy.
  23. Re: Thoughts on MFK Amyris Homme.... worth owning?

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is the best option.
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    NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Oh guys, I need this!

    Top Note: Herbs

    Heart Note: Green Notes, Spices, Floral Notes

    Base Note: Woods, Fir, Ambergris

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  25. Re: Thoughts on MFK Amyris Homme.... worth owning?

    No. The worst of the line. Generic mall type of a scent.
  26. Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    It smells 95% similar to Le Labo Mousse de Chene, also done by Bugey.
  27. Re: Two Latest Men's Azzaros - Ginger Lover & Wild Mint!

    Tried them, very low quality fragrances. Both are sweet at the dry down.
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Agree with that comparison.
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    A well blended fragrance.
    A 100 % Ellena style of Hermes period.

    Geranium at start + Eau de Pampelouse Rose type of rose + grapefruit + boozy accord that smells of wine

    As a result, Rose &...
  30. Re: Latest Citrus Trio by Atelier Des Ors - Riviera Drive, Pomelo Riviera, and Riviera Lazuli!

    They are nice, but longevity is not.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Tried this in Moscow. Reminds me of Bvlgari Black Cologne but with a MUCH BETTER quality. In fact, it is really nice scent.
  32. Re: 4 new Laboratorio Olfattivo: Baliflor & Tuberosis (JC Ellena) & Tantrico & Vetyverso (Lucien Fer

    Ausliebezumduft in EU
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Laboratorie Olfattivo Vetyverso is one the best in the genre. So strong vetiver with patchouli in the background
  34. Re: 4 new Laboratorio Olfattivo: Baliflor & Tuberosis (JC Ellena) & Tantrico & Vetyverso (Lucien Fer

    Already own Tantrico. A masterpiece. A pure talent.
    Vetyverso is outstanding.

    Unfortunately the Ellena's pair is not so interesting. Tuberosis is just a tuberose; Baliflora is a feminine...
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    Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    I think, they became not interesting to their manufacturer (Inter Parfums) that now focuses on Montblanc and Jimmy Choo.
  36. Re: Latest Armani Prive (Non-Limited) - Orangerie Venise!

    This one is an ambroxan bomb with a figgy milkiness and some green undertones in the dry down. Reminds me of a green version of Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi.
    Not worth the price and the attention.
  37. Re: Has anyone tried the Vilhelm Perfumerie line?

    Generic and overpriced.

    Morning Chess - a clone of Aventus.
    Black Citrus - smells similar to this year's Dolce & Gabbana K.
    The Oud Affaire - a clone of Tobacco Vanille.
    Stockholm 1978 - very...
  38. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    The regular smells nice, but it is absolutely Carolina Herrera / Paco Rabanne type of scent.
    The price is scary for this.
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Maybe an Aventus clone by Caron?
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Love Caron, don't like the works of perfumer who created Sport and L'eau. Let's see.
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    Re: Lucien Ferrero par Amour Pour Lui

    Ordered the bottle, will get it next week.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    I don't really get the cleaner connection; however I think Nio doesn't deserve the attention it gets here. Absolutely mediocre "niche" freshie.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Fully agree. I adore GIT feeling myself wearing something natural. Wearing Cool Water (2015 batch) I feel myself wearing deodorant. Maybe they are both of 100% synthetics, but the difference is...
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    Re: Latest Frapin - If by R.K!

    Love the brand, thanks for the info.
    But the way what does R. K. mean?
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    Re: NEW Jimmy Choo Urban Hero

    Montblanc Explorer doesn't officially contain neither pineapple nor black currant but it smells as an Aventus dupe. Thus, the list of notes for such designer brands like Jimmy Choo doesn't really...
  46. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Not so much. I usually go for 25-30 sprays with this fragrance.
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    NEW Jimmy Choo Urban Hero

    It seems the new Aventus clone is coming.

    The notes:

    lemon, ambergris

    leather

    black pepper, vetiver
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    Finally did a full wear of the K.
    Guys, that's an Aventus inspired frag, but not a clone!
    I do smell an Aventus type of pineapple with an overdose of ambroxan and a beachy figgy/sandalwood vibe. K...
  49. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    In fact, the new Valentino Born in Roma will show if L'Oreal destroys the outstanding brand from the other parent company or not.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    It seems K means King, though I'm not sure.
  51. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    It seems L'Oreal will invest into Mugler and will kill Azzaro.
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    Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    Hope to get this sample tonight...

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    Poll: Re: My new lineup to choose from

    Mugler is much better quality than other three.
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    A masterpiece named Timbuktu.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    A more masculine BR540 clone is really something that market needs. Waiting for other reviews
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Line

    The regular and the Sport are absolutely different.
    The Sport and the Black are of the same genre, but Sport is better done to my nose.
    In fact, the Sport is the best out of line. Similar to Le...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Ex Nihilo. Crazy prices for the quality.
  58. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    JC Man Ice is a clone of Dior Homme Cologne, not Sport.
    It is lovely and high quality and I do recommend as a cheaper version of Dior Homme Cologne.

    Other Jimmy Choo fragrances are trash.

    Hope...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    Absolutely different.
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    Smelled this in Moscow. All that I hear this is tangerines/clementines with a great dose of ethylmaltol. Thus Metallique smells of caramelized citrus reminding a lot of Byredo Sundazed and Diptique...
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    Re: Differently labeled?

    100% fake
  62. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    For those who have an interest.
    The perfumer for women's is Annick Menardo.
    For the mens version - Antoine Maisondieu
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    Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    I know women wearing Royal Oud. Very unisex to me.
  64. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    Illusione is a great fragrance, an improved version of Infusion. Thanks God not another one Invictus clone.
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    The new Margiela Coffee Break done the same way. A beautiful coffee opening that turns into the dry down almost 100% similar to Bana Banana's.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    I don't understand the reason of buying this when Allure Homme Sport and Versace PH still exist. Very similar, though with some Aventus vibe in the opening.
  67. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    I'm almost 99% sure the perfumer for the men's version is Daniele Andrier. It is so similar to Prada Infusion d'Homme, this is her style, and she did Knot for Bottega Veneta previously.
  68. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    The men's version smells very similar to Prada Infusion d'Homme. A bit fresher with some fir at the opening, but still that Infusion at the dry down.

    The women's performs unisex on my skin....
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    Bananas are just at the opening. No bananas in the dry down, just ambery powderness.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Tried this in Douglas Berlin. Powdery and synthetic. Smells as something from Beckham/Mexx. Not even 1% similarity to Cool Water.
  71. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Never saw anybody comparing them. GIT and OV are absolutely different.
  72. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Creed Original Vetiver
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I beloeve their perfumer Jerome Epinette is a copycat perfumer....

    However their last releases are mostly clones: of Oyedo, of Narciso Rodriguez for her, of B. Balenciaga etc.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris Riviera!

    It is absolutely feminine to my nose. Smells as a mix of Chance Eau Vive and Gabrielle. Very Chanel and well done!
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    A big difference to me. The regular is too feminine and simple to my mind. I couldn't wear it. But I love Forte!
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    Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    He created Rose de Mai and Jasmin de Pays for Perris MC.
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    I'm a fan of Petit Matin, and the only one from your list that I love is Aqua Celestia Forte. Enjoy it!

    Aqua Universalis is too heavy on lily-the-valley and smells quite feminine and too white...
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    Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Love his new creations for Perris and especially for Laboratorio Olfattivo - Tuberosis is the most intoxicated tuberose I've ever smelled.
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    Re: Niche alternative to JV Artisan Blu?

    Try Acqua di Parma Colonia Club, Marly Galloway, MFK Gentle Fluidity Silver. Their quality are much better than of Artisan Blu.
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    Re: Cologne similar to Givenchy Play

    Try Carolina Herrera CH Men. Though not a copy, it was done the same time by the same perfumer, and the style of these perfumes are quite close.
  81. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    To me it reminds of Chanel Egoiste Platinum.
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    The more I wear it, the more it reminds me of a creamy version of Guerlain Homme / Homme Intense.
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    Re: AdP Colonia Club Alternative

    To me GIT is the best substitution for Colonia Club.
    Though I have another options:
    Galloway has that GIT/CW vibe in the opening with a beautiful peppery dry down;
    MFK Fluidity Silver is a moderb...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    I made several tries of this. It no way resembles Sauvage/BdC/Aventus. What I smell is just an Invictus inspired scent on a sweet side that reminds of Azzaro Wanted.
    I frankly tried to find...
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    Re: Dior homme intense 2019

    Hey guys. Today I noticed the bottle with a new logo. Are you discussing it?

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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Unfortunately, it doesn't smell like BdC at all. This one is a poor quality Invictus clone.
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Strangely, but womens version is an absolutely commercial mass market fragrance...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Not fresh, not sweet. I would describe it as leathery version of Cartier L'Envol.
    It starts very violet-y in the vein of L'Envol / Mercedes for Men, then becoming leathery with a petrolium type of...
  89. Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    The smell of guava, agree. Not lime, not coconut!
    And, guys, this is a clone of womens D&G N3 L'Imperatrice!
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minthe

    Agree. Not a straightforward minty scent, but a modern fougere. In the dry down I do feel a Sauvage/BdC vibe that I love. A bottle worthy.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    Russian retailers. It hasn't been repacked into new boxes (the other 4 have been) and it has disappeared from the website.

    Maybe that's the case just for Russia, but I doubt as the Cologne version...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    For your interest: the Cologne has been officially discontinued.
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    In fact the perfumes are produced by a different company (Inter Parfums), so that the main office or the office that does clothing could know nothing about the new releases.
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    I also heard it's an Aventus clone.

    Thank you for your impressions.
  95. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    They are different fragrances absolutely.

    The Gucci is quite sweet, with a niche woody vibe.
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain L'homme Ideal - fresh flankers

    Ideal Cool is not really a fresh fragrance. Refreshing because of mint, but absolutely not fresh.
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    Re: David Beckham The Essence

    Essence is very chemical smell, ultra chemical. But! It smells quite unique, and I love unique freshies:) Unfortunately, I couldn't wear it because of its low quality.

    The best Beckham is Homme to...
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    Re: I love heliotrope

    Carner Barcelona Tardes is great for heliotrope. Highli recommend.
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    Re: Mefisto gentiluomo vs Creed MI?

    Silver Mountain Water for sure
  100. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    On my skin Morning Chess is very close to Aventus as well as Explorer.
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