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  1. Re: Vintage Quorum, Paco Rabanne PH, Leonard PH question

    Bond No 9 Great Jones is similar to PR Pour Homme. While not the same as the others, Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee is worth checking out for a heavy dose of oakmoss.
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    TF for Men
    TF Extreme
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    Oud Wood
    Arabian Wood
    Moss Breches
    Amber Absolute
    Vanille Fatale
    Cafe Rose
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend reformulation

    Most fragrances were reformulated in 2014 due to heavy IFRA bans/restrictions in 2013. La Nuit and Aventus are two of the most obvious reforms that were noticeably different in 2014. Even Spicebomb,...
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    Re: Similar to Spicebpmb Extreme but better?

    Pre-reform Spicebomb.

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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    My Modern Reserve bottle has held up well thankfully. The newer, shorter atomizer on Polo bottles seems to be good so far, but time will tell.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Thanks! If you decide to decant those bottles, be careful when removing the atomizer b/c they are not the refillable kind. I actually broke the glass directly attached to the atomizer to get them...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yes indeed! I got 4x 60ml decants out of it and the juice is just fine. The Boston Round sprayers are much better than the defective ones on my Polo bottles too. Also, the syringe was much faster...
  8. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    I have three bottles of Obsession. One by Unilever Cosmetics that is from 2009 or so, a 2014 Coty, and a 2019 Coty. While all smell like Obession, the 2009 is the richest and fullest. It's a little...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Recently got two bottles of 2013 Polo Green (18KD002) with Evernia Furfuracea/Treemoss Extract listed in the ingredients. The sprayers on both leaked quite a bit though, so I had to pry the atomizers...
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    Re: Burberry London reformulated?

    I don't know how many times it was reformulated, but it was almost certainly changed in 2014. Heavy IFRA restrictions in 2013 caused most fragrance houses to reformulate some of their frags in 2014....
  11. Re: Amouage Lyric Man Pre-Formulation Experience | Am I Smelling This Right?

    Lots of Amouage testers still come with non-magnetic caps, so it's not a good indicator of whether the juice is older formula or not btw.
  12. Re: My favorite fragrances probably of all time

    Good to see another Lapidus fan. If anyone is looking for a good alternative that smells 95% the same and projects like the older version of Lapidus, check out Al Rehab Lord. It is a beastly dead...
  13. Re: Disappointed with Performance of Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    I get about 10-12 hours with La Extreme, but I find the original EN projects more. I enjoy both, but I prefer the original a tad more. ENS is also great with excellent longevity and a less moody vibe.
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    Re: What is the Irish Spring cologne?

    Yes. Sung Homme with the purple juice smells like Irish Springs.
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    Re: The modern powerhouse

    Chypre Palatin. It's more of a gentleman's powerhouse, but it's strong, long lasting, and absolutely brilliant.
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    Re: The modern powerhouse

    Amouage Bracken Man is a nice green aromatic fougere. Plenty of power and longevity.
  17. Re: OTHER than GIT, what to wear for ST. PATRICK'S DAY ?

    I'm going with Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland, but some choices other than GIT that I'd recommend are Polo Modern Reserve, Tsar, Chevignon PH, Carven PH, and Great Jones by Bond no 9.

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  18. Re: Dior La Collection Privee Line Now Maison Christian Dior Collection for 2018

    Apparently some of the new bottles have already been spotted in Singapore.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I picked up a 3.4oz bottle of Tuscany today for $19.9.
  20. Dior La Collection Privee Line Now Maison Christian Dior Collection for 2018

    The Christian Dior La Collection Privee line is being reintroduced as the Maison Christan Dior Collection for 2018. Quite a few new scents will added and many will be carried over and possibly...
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    Re: *NEW* L'Homme Cologne Bleue (2018)

    This might be one of the reasons Libre was discontinued. They needed to make room for another L'Homme flanker.
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    Re: Favourite Green fragrances?

    :laugh:
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    Re: Favourite Green fragrances?

    These are some of my faves.
  24. Re: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Botanical Blend Batch No.24

    I have a bottle of that soap right now and I knew it reminded me of something. It really does smell like TDH. The Pure Parfum version, even.
  25. Re: October 2014 batch of Spicebomb, is this pre formulation?

    Bumping this thread. Batches with H (2011, which is rare, but my first bottle of SB was a 2011), J (2012), or K (2013) are all the original formula. Heavy IFRA restrictions in 2013 caused lots of...
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    Re: Thoughts on AHSEE

    AHSEE is fantastic, but it's not really a fresh scent like the name implies. This is more of a fall fragrance. It's creamy, sweet, and lasts 10-12 hours. The original AHS is the freshie you're...
  27. Re: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Botanical Blend Batch No.24

    I went back to the store and picked up 5 body washes and 2 lotions. No more EDT's unfortunately.
  28. Re: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Botanical Blend Batch No.24

    I grabbed 2 bottles of cologne, 3 body washes, and 1 moisturizer. I should have gotten more. I also got some Mahogany Woods body wash.
  29. Re: Chanel Egoist New Formulation Odd Drydown Your Experience?

    I've got the new formulation of Egoiste and the version prior. The opening is much smoother on the new version. I get a pronounced star anise sweetness, though it's not listed in the notes. The older...
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    Re: Alternatives to Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb

    1899 by HDP

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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    11Z01 is indeed a 2011 batch. It is smokey, but compared to 11X02, it has a more pronounced fruity note. It was the 17Q11 of it's time (17Q11 is a very bright and fruity 2017 batch). Any batch after...
  32. Re: Why People Say Fierce A&F Smells Like Chanel Platinum Egoiste??

    I did get a lot of compliments when I used to wear Fierce. It's no Aventus though, in that department.
  33. Re: Why People Say Fierce A&F Smells Like Chanel Platinum Egoiste??

    The first time I smelled PE, I immediately thought it smelled like Fierce. Fierce is more youthful, more simple, and overall more pleasant smelling. It's missing the cold, metallic note that was...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    17U01: Pretty similar to 17T01. Pineapple, vanilla, and syrupy sweet. Holds the sweetness longer in the drydown so far.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud strength

    Wore 11X01 today and got about 8 hours before sweating it off. Could have probably gotten 9-10 hours out of it. Not bad!
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud strength

    You guys that are getting good longevity, what year or batch is your Royal Oud?
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    Re: CREED Unicorn found.

    I agree about the 2016 being thinner. Here's a pic of my 2011 (bottle) vs my 2016 (decant). Notice how the 2016 is almost clear as water, while the 2011 has a golden brown tone. Royal Oud was always...
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    Re: CREED Unicorn found.

    Royal Oud has absolutely changed. It's a little more transparent now, both literally in the juice color and in the scent. It's still nice, but I prefer the original version. I have two 2011 batches,...
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    Re: Thoughts on Le Labo?

    My faves in order are:

    B22
    N29
    R31
    S33

    However, with the exception of the Noir 29, the other three seem to have been hit with reformulation or just a bad mixing by the person who made the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Starts off zesty and citrusy from the lime and is balanced out by woods and a salty breeze type vibe. This is a very unique scent.

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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    My 12E01 is the strongest batch I've ever worn. I once got complimented on it by a friend who was up a flight stairs above me. It lasted at least 12 hours, but usually longer. Even after washing my...
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    Re: Old School Niche ;)

    There are several schools of thought when it comes to the term "Niche". Some equate it to expensive, very well made fragrances. However, the actual definition as far as consumer goods go is that it's...
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    Re: Old School Niche ;)

    Roja Dove wasn't shy about the fact that he was inspired by Hermes Bel Ami when he concocted Puredistance M. They are indeed similar scents, but as great as vintage Bel Ami is, Puredistance M really...
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    If I could only have one chypre in my collection, it would without a doubt be MDCI Chypre Palatin. Absolutely stunning juice.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Gonna have to scarifice a lot of animals. Cute ones too.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    They JUST released 17S01. That's a hella fast sequence of batch releases!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Creed marketing is mostly BS, but I read an interview with either Oliver or Erwin and they said a bottle of Creed is best when it's 2 years old.
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    Sticky: Re: The beginners guide to Creed Aventus

    Excellent post!
  49. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal in the 'DRY' summer? Depends for me.

    Just curious. What batch are you guys wearing? I have a decant from 2012 and it's noticeably darker in color and in scent compared to my 2015 bottle (15Y01).
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have the Executive Man bath soap but haven't tried it yet. I tried the Sharp Dressed Man and it was ok. I'm not really a bar soap guy. It didn't smell as much like GIT as the aftershave splash...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Stirling is awesome.

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  52. Re: Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    Fragrances can definitely change color, but usually not this drastically over the course of a couple years. Older Reflection Man started off that color, not clear.
  53. Re: Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    I've had decants of the original and reformulated versions as well as a full bottle of the original. There is a definite difference. First, the color of the older stuff is darker whereas the new...
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    Re: [U.S/INTL] Same/Next Day Shipping! -TOM FORD SALE - Aventus 17Q11/16M01- Dior Privée - Creed - M

    Received my decants of 16M01 and 17Q11 today and everything was great! Very well packaged and arrived quickly. Top notch service from this gentleman.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I agree with Palmy that 2012 was the best year for Aventus. I owned 11X02, 11Z01, and 12E01. I prefer 12E01 over the other two, even though they were considered the holy grail batches. I currently...
  56. Re: Prada Luna Rossa - New Bottle Design! Reformulation?

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    Here are the old and new Luna Rossa boxes side by side. You can see that the ingredients are the same. It's possible it was just a bottle change. Haven't tried the new one though. Just...
  57. Re: which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    Based on opening alone:

    Millesime Imperiale
    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Looking for similar to A&F Fierce ??

    The first time I smelled Platinum Egoiste, I immediately thought of A&F Fierce.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It's very different from my 2010 bottle and even a newer tester bottle from Nordstrom. It doesn't have the wet violet leaf/green accord in the opening. It's still nice, but it's not the same as what...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have CM3216L01.
  61. Re: I wanted a bottle of Moss Breches but ouch!

    I got two large decants of MB a few years ago and it's my fave TF private blend. Sweet, waxy beeswax and a foresty green 1970's powerhouse vibe.
  62. Re: So glad I did not purchase Tuscan Leather .....

    Puredistance M is my favorite leather scent. It's perfectly blended and really smells like a luxurious fragrance. Their packaging is first class as well.

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    Re: I ordered a Dua....My gosh what have I done

    The owner is a great guy and a gentleman. Some of the people that worked for him before...not so much.
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    Re: I ordered a Dua....My gosh what have I done

    Imperiale Pasteque is a good one. I think it smells very similar to MI. Daver from the Frag Bros thinks it smells exactly like it from a vid of his. It lasts 10+ hours for me, whereas MI lasts 4...
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    Re: NEW : VCA Midnight in New York

    Just came across this thread after seeing this pic on Google. That's actually my bottle of MIP in my old towel closet from a few years back. Neat addition on the bottle though lol
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    [USA] FS: Gucci Envy Pour Homme 100ml

    SOLD (U.S. Only): Gucci Envy for Men 100ml 99% full. Comes with box and has been carefully stored in a cool, dark place. Not interested in swaps or trades of any kind. For sale only. Price is firm...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo best release in 2015

    I much prefer Essenza to Profumo. As for best release of 2015, for me, it's Prada Luna Rossa Sport.
  68. Re: Your 3 favorite from Le Labo? And 3 you dislike?

    B22
    R31
    S33

    Haven't tried one I dislike yet.
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    Re: King precious Oud by Dua Fragrances

    I have a sample of the perfume oil and it does indeed smell like Amouage Interlude Man. It's more wearable and a bit smoother. It's close enough that if I smelled it alone, I'd think it was...
  70. Re: 45 phone call with Frédéric Male sales rep

    I don't work for the company, but I assume that they make a huge batch of perfume and then put it into 100ml, 50ml, and travel/sample sized bottles. I doubt they are making them one bottle at a time...
  71. Re: PureDistance M Reformulation: Now With Oakmoss!

    I bought a 60ml bottle of M back in January and it's noticeably different from my 2012 decant. They also included a sample set with M and oddly, that sample of M smells like my decant from 2012....
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I wish my VIW lasted over 10 hours and had enough projection to fill a room like Caribbean Waters. VIW smells great, but it's weak sauce. Not very impressive from a brand of that caliber.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I have sediment in my Le Labo Rose 31 and Santal 33 as well.




    As for the bottles, Imaginary Authors uses similar bottles. Kerosene used similar bottles before his current ones. Andy Tauer...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8682bjoqJo
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Poseidon isn't the best from the line imo. It's probably my least fave from DUA so far. I do think it's pretty close to Aventus 11Z01 and 12E02 in the smokey birch tar aspect. Much more so than...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I paid for my bottles and I enjoy them all. Not everyone is going to like the same things of course.



    This blows VIW out of the water. It projects enough to fill a room and easily lasts 10+...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Bad wording on my part. He doesn't buy pre-mixed oils.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Really loving this one. Lime, coconut, and tropical goodness.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1094/9932/products/CARIBBEAN_WATERS.jpg?v=1465710835
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    The owner mixes all the oils together and formulates the scents himself. He does not buy pre-made oils.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Going with this one today. Fresh and clean with a very nice pine note.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1094/9932/products/FOREST_OUD.jpg?v=1465710078
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    That sounds like a great deal! I have only tried LDDM but the quality is fantastic. Andy seems like a great guy.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I've tried over a dozen of them and they all smell good. Very smooth and natural smelling with absolutely no alcoholic bite due to the heavy concentration. Some standouts are Forest Oud, Sweet...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    It's one of my faves. Let us know what you think when you get it!
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    SOTD: Loving this one. It's very fruity and woody. Lasts all day.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1094/9932/products/ROYAL_ELIXIR.jpg?v=1465702118
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Actually, they didn't say that anyone had them tested. Perhaps you should buy a bottle and independently test it yourself if you are doubtful. Until then, you can't say that they aren't 100% natural...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    The Mobster has a very nice, natural tobacco note. A guy in another fragrance group who's family harvest tobacco commented that it smelled just like real tobacco. It's also a bit boozy. Very good...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    My mistake. I thought that comment was directed at me. Tone is definitely tricky to judge via text lol.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Pappy, I didn't say that was happening. If you read the quote that I posted that response to, you'll see that I was pointing out how ridiculous it is that someone would assume people are trying to...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Presentation and descriptions are more important the scent itself? Really? Those are superficial and have zero bearing on the actual scent itself. Isn't the whole point of fragrances to enjoy the...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Forest Oud is very unique. I haven't smelled anything like it. It has a very sharp and crisp pine needle opening. Very green and refreshing. My wife said it reminded her of Zest or the feeling of...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    The company is basically a one man operation. The owner is the perfumer, packer and shipper, and also sells at the kiosk the company is based out of. He has a marketing guy, but when it comes to...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Poseidon's Elixir is the closest scent to 2011-2012 Aventus I've come across. It's very nice. It's not like the cheapie wannabe's like Insurrection Pure II or Fresco. It nails the smokey birch tar in...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Asking $200 for a 4 year old bottle of La Nuit is hyping up a fragrance for sales. $45 for 30ml is not unreasonable, especially considering the quality and high concentration. You should probably try...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Hyping a $45 fragrance for sales? :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Something that isn't well known apparently is that the owner of the company is basically a one man operation. He has a marketing guy, but the owner formulates all the fragrances, packages and ships...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Interesting. I sprayed JubXXV and Ecstasy on paper tester strips and had a hard time telling them apart.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I have a bottle. Very sweet, creamy, and smooth. Could definitely be worn by either sex.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    What does that have to do with DUA?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Some are closer than others. They smell like fresher, more natural versions of most of the frags. Ocean Mist for example, smells like Nautica Voyage made with quality ingredients. Not a plasticky,...
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