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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

    SotD:

    The Different Company
    I miss Violet




    1st wearing from a sample.
  2. Re: Terre d'Hermès Parfum/Pure Perfume - YES!

    I liked the EDT quite a bit, but finally decided to purchase the PP version also. I am a big fan of this one - especially in the fall weather.
  3. Re: One's Top 5 and Top 10 Lists - Is one forced to Transition from Them?

    It's very fluid based on the season, which I why I generally have seasonal favorites. As much as I love Dior Homme Sport 2008, I don't really consider it in the winter. And as much as I enjoy...
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    Re: Creed royal Scottish lavendar

    Mine looks like this:

    Little hard to read due to iPhone flash, but you should be able to see at least the SCOTTISH LAVENDER part of it.

    http://s19.postimg.org/fboelw4ib/RSL.jpg
  5. Re: I want to sample a Clive Christian Fragrance.

    I love:

    X for Men (great cold weather scent)
    1872 for Men (ideal for warmer spring weather)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    Brückner
    Aoud 3

    http://s19.postimg.org/ky8hyvj6b/Bruckner_Aoud3.jpg
  7. Re: Fragrancenet more expensive than Creed Boutique?

    yikes. Probably a mistake. I'd bet that will be changed soon.
  8. Re: It's that time of the week for 2 new Montales

    I will be bored when new fragrances stop being made. No need to try them all (or any) if you don't want to.

    Personally, I like options and choices. If I ever feel overwhelmed, I would just sit...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    Oriza L. Legrand
    Vetiver Royal Bourbon


    http://s19.postimg.org/w8ti8ysb7/Oriza_LLegrand_Royal_Vetiver_Bourbon.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    SotE:

    1 Million Cologne

    http://s19.postimg.org/9yzdlm2mr/Paco_1_Million_Cologne.jpg
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    Re: i need something extreme for spring/summmer

    Why something extreme that projects a lot? Scent shouldn't yell at people.
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    Re: Perfume as deodorant

    Sure... Dior Homme probably works well as contact lens solution also. Your eyes would smell great. And don't even get me started on how good Aventus works as mouthwash...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    AJ Arabia
    Black I

    http://s19.postimg.org/vypefaqc3/AJArabia_I.jpg
  14. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Well, I just blind bought CK One and CH Men a few weeks ago. Those were probably the biggest ones that I hadn't tried.

    I would say these are the most known scents that are unknown to me:

    Clive...
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    Re: anything like Creed Spice & Woods?

    As mentioned, nothing very close other than Bois d'Orage (French Lover). Same ballpark, but not quite the same.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2016

    Montale
    Aoud Legacy

    http://s19.postimg.org/pl9ymwh5f/Montale_Aoud_Legacy.jpg
  17. Re: Aoud & Pine (Montale International Design) - longevity?

    I put in a request for Fragrantica to add Montale Aoud Legacy about a year ago. A while later they did. I noticed recently it was gone again. So that is another one they pulled down. I don't keep...
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    Re: Wearing animalistic fragrances for going out

    Nope.
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    Other than Grey Vetiver,

    Amber Absolute
    Tobacco Vanille
    Rive d'Ambre
    Bois Marocain (disc.)
    Plum Japonais
    Tom Ford for Men

    Should all be given a try.
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    Re: What's your next backup bottle purchase?

    I am realizing that my collection is too big to worry about backups. As recently as last year, I was still getting backups of things I loved, but I see now that I will never come close to finishing...
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    Re: Scent of Peace For Him - Reformulated?

    Yeah, this is bad news. I never thought I would hear a legitimate comment about longevity from any BN9 scent.
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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    From best to worst...

    M7 vintage
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense
    1740 Marquis de Sade
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Musc Ravageur
  23. Re: help me decide ---Costa Azzura & Millisime Imperial OR Acqua Viva by Profumum ?

    Acqua Viva would be my option. Not my favorite citrus, but way up near the top. Costa Azzura is nice, but MI is not to me.
  24. Re: I just tried Straight to Heaven, not sure what I'm smelling....

    Straight to Heaven is mostly run and patchouli, so it's probably the patchouli you are smelling.

    One of my favorites from this house for sure.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    Bond No. 9
    New Haarlem

    http://s19.postimg.org/5ljp7qdoz/Bond_No9_New_Haarlem.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    SotE:

    Pal Zileri
    Sartoriale

    http://s19.postimg.org/5mvltconn/Pal_Zileri_Sartoriale_web.jpg
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    Re: Billions: "Are you wearing cologne?"

    He was probably on Basenotes earlier that morning complaining about how he needs 6+ sprays since nothing seems to last more than 2 hours these days.



    Another victim of Olfactory Fatigue!
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    Re: I love the hype!

    "Hype" is a great thing here. A scent that may go relatively unknown otherwise. One person gushes about an obscure scent, so someone else gives it a try. They also talk about how wonderful it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    SotE:

    Dame Perfumery
    Mandarin, Neroli & Cedar
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    O'Driu
    Supercilium


    http://s19.postimg.org/h1vswi503/ODriu_Supercilium.jpg
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    Usually 2, but times when I get a lot of samples in, I can wear 3 / day.
  32. Re: Which Roja Dove for men is the most versatile?

    Probably Vetiver.

    The new 51 Pour Homme is versatile as well.
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    Re: I have never smelled anything by Montale

    My favorites currently:

    Aoud Legacy (a non-oud, summer/sporty Montale)
    Honey Aoud
    Nepal Aoud
    Aoud Melody
    Orange Aoud
    Full Incense
    Red Vetyver
    Intense Cafe
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    Juicy Couture
    Dirty English

    http://s19.postimg.org/gedvue7rn/Juicy_Couture_Dirty_English.jpg
  35. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian re-releases Baccarat Rouge 540 under his own name!!

    Not to mention, you own one beautiful bottle. At least it looks amazing in photos - I'm sure that Baccarat bottle is absolutely stunning in person. Far more impressive than the standard MFK bottle...
  36. Re: Need a good year 'rounder from Luckyscent...$200 budget

    I wouldn't blind buy it, but I think you should try Oriza L. Legrand - Reve D'Ossian


    Another would be Eau d'Italie - Paestum Rose
  37. Re: A Male Fragrance Game! Here's how to play ...

    Gengis Khan

    http://s19.postimg.org/mw5z5dwwj/MDM_Gengis_Khan.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Actually he did - his original post is only 1 sentence long and it's right there:



    But then he lists some fragrances that are outside of that. And clearly many people just read thread titles...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

    Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777
    2022 Generation Man


    http://s19.postimg.org/mdjpygfyr/SHL777_2022_Generation_Man.jpg
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    Re: Notes That Stick Out and Those That Don't

    Tuberose sticks out to me.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise and Aventus

    Cedrat Boise is in the same ballpark... But it's no Aventus. Lacking the depth and richness of Aventus.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    But had no correlation to the OPs request / specifications.

    But then again, the OPs list itself didn't really fit his own criteria...
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    Re: New fragrance: A men Pure Tonka

    After Pure Chili and Pure Sneaker, I have lost a lot of faith, but still will give this a try.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Where's the love for Kenneth Cole Black? What the hell is the matter with you people?! :smiley:


    From your list, I went with Encre Noire and Gucci Pour Homme II

    Almost added Nautica Voyage,...
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    Re: recent iconic fragrances

    Chanel - Bleu de Chanel
    PR - 1 Million
    Dolce & Gabbana - The One for Men
  46. Re: Didnt fall in love with Habit Rouge EDT --what are the chances that i will dig HR Dress Code ?

    I agree with this.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    Tom Ford
    Grey Vetiver (EDP)

    http://s19.postimg.org/w8av4ojwz/Tom_Ford_Grey_Vetiver_EDP.jpg
  48. Re: Is Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille the best vanilla of its kind out there?

    If you like SDV, you would also like Cuir Beluga. Same vanilla, but leather instead of booze. SDV is essentailly Cuir Beluga's flanker.


    Creed Sublime Vanille, Diptyque Eau Duelle, and the...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the beasts!

    Tom Ford - Amber Absolute
    Amouage - Interlude Man




    There are others that do just as well or better:

    Bond No. 9 - New York Oud
    Bond No. 9 - New York Amber
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    Re: Experience with niche

    The fragrances you list under "Hated" do not surprise me at all. Interlude Man is actually loved by my wife (and I find ok), but the others in that group are all ghastly smelling.

    I am surprised...
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    Re: $30 or less dark and/or spicy fragrances

    This was my 1st thought.


    Others would be
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Zirh - Ikon
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th January, 2016

    Chanel
    Bleu de Chanel

    http://s19.postimg.org/s5es8hjgz/Chanel_Bleu_De_Chanel.jpg
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    Re: Scent Of Peace For Him By Bond 9 Any Good?

    Not like Aventus really - that would be Bond No. 9 http://www.bondno9.com

    But Scent of Peace for Him is excellent and has amazing longevity (like most from this house).
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    Re: Suggest me something for spring please?

    GIT is excellent in the spring.
  55. Re: Good frragrances ruined by being attached to gaudy or celebrity brands

    Scentstory
    24 Gold

    I think that performs well above it's weight class. But being tied to a TV show holds it back a bit I believe.
  56. Re: 10 gallons of urine found in ‘perfume factory’

    Just glad it wasn't an Iced Tea bottling facility.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    The Different Company
    Oud for Love


    http://s19.postimg.org/ecuw21hsj/TDC_Oud_For_Love.jpg
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    Re: fresh/clean cologne that is not 'barbershop'

    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    Kenneth Cole - Black
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    I went with Nio, Aventus, and Enigma... But almost added Jubilation XXV and Tonka Imperiale.
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    if it's anything like the old Amber Absolute - and I hear it is - then absolutely,
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I own multiple scents from every one of those houses listed. But I picked Creed. Just too many of my favorites from them - including my absolute favorite scent - Spice & Wood.

    A house that is...
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    Re: Creed's Virgin Island

    Nothing. Some have a coconut note, but that barely puts you in the same ballpark IMO.
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    Re: Which Montales should i test out?

    Some I would recommend:

    Honey Aoud
    Nepal Aoud
    Aoud Orange
    Aoud Melody
  64. Re: Buying testers. Your thoughts? (and my experience with them)

    Not a fan of testers really. Yeah, you can save some money, but having that capless bottle without a real box would always drive me nuts.
  65. Re: Finally, I got a hold of a full bottle of GIT 13T01

    Congratulations. I never thought to check a batch number on GIT.
  66. Re: Does YSL M7 smell like a Middle Eastern fragrance to you?

    I guess I need a definition of what a "Middle Eastern" fragrance consists of.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th January, 2016

    Xerjoff
    XJ 1861 Naxos


    From a sample
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    Certainly not "masculine", but quite unisex.

    If you love it, don't worry about it.
  69. Re: Scent for everyday/work - sweet, masculine and long lasting

    Profumi di Pantelleria - Maestrale Fresh/Sweet wood scent. Good office scent, good longevity.
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    Re: New 2016 By Kilian - Moonlight in Heaven!

    http://s19.postimg.org/4ixcfrw0j/Yes_Baby.jpg
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    Re: Looking for "old man" fragrances....

    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th January, 2016

    Creed
    Aventus

    http://s19.postimg.org/65l4ffsnn/Creed_Aventus.jpg
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    Re: So i took a year off!?

    I am not sure if you are familiar with House of Matriarch Blackbird, but to me it is a slightly powdery, iris-y version of Blackbird. Leather is not listed as a note, but it almost has a...
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    Re: Leather Oud Question

    Not very similar to me. Unless you want to keep your collection < 5 bottles, they would certainly not be redundant to own both. However, I don't care for either one really.
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    Re: So i took a year off!?

    Welcome back!

    IMO, the best release of 2015 was Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin.
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    Poll: Re: Help me pick the best from this list?

    There are some really good ones on the list, but I only voted for one: Guerlain Tonka Imperiale. Just an excellent fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    Perry Ellis
    Black Vanilla Absolute

    http://s19.postimg.org/l9v08r5xv/Perry_Ellis_Black_Vanilla_Absolute.jpg
  78. Re: Any fragrance similar to Royal English Leather?

    Nothing just like it, but I do think Dior's Cuir Cannage is in the same ballpark.
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    Re: Only 5 Star fragrances for me from now on.

    If I were to trim my collection to just a dozen or two of my favorites, after about a year, they probably wouldn't thrill me like they do now.

    Be careful of your strategy.
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    Re: US sites that carry Mazzolari and Isabey

    Well, First in Fragrance carries both. While not based in the US, they ship to the US - and you may find the prices better than Luckyscent (since if shipping to the US, the 19% VAT tax is removed).
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    Love your previous reviews / rankings. Interesting list of ones you are planning to try next.

    Blackbird (or whatever they call it now), Enigma, Oud Ispahan, and Enchanted Forest are certainly...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    I don't have any problems with the longevity of this one. While it certainly has the Dior Homme DNA, I think it is just a bit different from all the others in the line - exactly as a flanker should...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2016

    1st wearing of:

    Roja Dove
    51 Pour Homme

    http://s19.postimg.org/ucem4tdcj/Roja_Dove_Samples.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

    Armani
    Code Sport Athlete

    http://s19.postimg.org/tjlaxwyqb/Armani_Sport_Code_Athlete.jpg
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Serge Lutens - Encens et Lavande
    Either a sample or a blind-buy of MFK Baccarat Rouge
    Blind-buy of Lalique Encre Noire L'Extreme
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    Re: Sweet Agarwood

    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    I just finally smelled CK One for the first time yesterday. This may be worth a sniff, but I didn't really see the big deal about CK One.
  88. Re: Good or bad it doesn't matter just name me "unique" colognes that you know of..

    O'driu - Supercilium

    Nothing I have smelled is quite like it. It reminds me of a long ago smoked pipe in a dry dusty cabin. A bit of a challenge to pull it off as a fragrance, but certainly...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Roja Dove
    UAE Aoud


    http://s19.postimg.org/ucem4tdcj/Roja_Dove_Samples.jpg
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    Re: Summer scent that isnt citrus

    Creed Windsor / Royal Mayfair
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2016

    Ralph Lauren
    Polo Double Black

    http://s19.postimg.org/6x1kaflxv/Ralph_Lauren_Polo_Double_Black.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    I like all of them, but give a slight advantage to Back to Black.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    2 more blind buys:

    Armani Sport
    Code Athlete

    based on all the positive comments about this here on Basenotes lately!
    http://s19.postimg.org/tjlaxwyqb/Armani_Sport_Code_Athlete.jpg

    Calvin...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    Lomani
    Intense Black


    http://s19.postimg.org/rzsnfuimr/Lomani_Intense_Black.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    It is incredible for sure - great pick up!




    Love this one! Congrats!
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Acqua di Parma Colonia Ambra today for the 1st time. Actually pretty nice. I think I like this one more than the Leather and Oud versions. I was a little skeptical at first, but the drydown...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Ambra


    1st wearing today from a sample.
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    Re: Bodicea the Victorious Vetiver

    I haven't even heard of this one before. I do really like a few from this house, but most of them just don't wow me. A fellow BNer sent me a sample of Blue Sapphire and Azrak, and I really love...
  99. Re: Fragrance names - Are companies out of touch with the public's understanding of frag. naming?

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport is a personal favorite. Yes, the names are oftentimes so bad they are begging for confusion.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Thanks!

    I already had samples of UAE Aoud and Enigma Parfum, but I haven't yet smelled the EDP version of Enigma or the new 51 Pour Homme - the notes look REALLY good. I am looking forward to...
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