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  1. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    I bought a bottle few weeks ago, blind.

    By the way, I don't recommend doing this with Guilty Cologne Pour Homme, it's not as safe and generic as it.might seem to be.

    The opening is very...
  2. Re: Dior Leather Oud - was there a public/known re-work of it?

    Actually I don't know what to say about this.

    Few days ago I bought the Feve Delicieuse, 2018 formula in Dior's bouitique in Warsaw. I've had an opportunity to smell and remember the smell of...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Intense Coming Soon...

    A pass for me, almost like instant one. Don't judge a book by its cover they say but this looks like a Bleu de Chanel Pour Femme to me. We'll sniff, we'll see
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    No,no, no, no. And NO!

    This is a "Gentleman" of new era. Smells metrosexual to say the least, for me it's feminine. Powdery, lipsticky iris plus sweet vanilla-like notes plus gourmandish pear...
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic

    Smells horrible. If Gentlemen Only Intense was a crap, this is crap squared. Full of ISO E Super and maybe some cashmeran, I can't detect ambroxan.

    If Jean Jacques is the nose behind this, I hope...
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic

    An obvious clone of the old Dior Homme Sport formulation, without the citrus on top, plus interesting juniper berries note in the middle and synthetic woody-"ambery" base at the end. I actually don't...
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic

    This doesn't sound good at all... Ambroxan... At least they're honest, lol.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    To be honest, this "EDP" barely projects. And lasts approx. 9 hours.

    And according to what I know - EDT has not been reformulated. I've sniffed several bottles from 2014 and all of them smelled...
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    Re: Allure Homme …dition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    Of course, but we can't be sure if it's just a concentration change or if it's a reformulation of the "old" Edition Blanche. There is also another possibility that Edition Blanche Eau de Parfum will...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    Testing this one today. Mild oud with lots of rose and a pinch of saffron. To me the name is not accurate as I detect much more spiced rose than oud itself, lol.

    I totally disagree with those who...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Actually, to me everything was pretty obvious. If 2012 batches are bad, the ones from 2013 are tragically bad with longevity about 2-4 hours and bad sillage. I wanted to say:"Rest in peace, Terre...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    So far I have tested (several times) hand in hand Bleu EDT with EDP. At first - EDT smashed EDP with development - it seemed to me like the smell of EDP still remains the same dull and boring. It...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Guys, I know that it's not the topic of our discussion, however could someone confirm/decline the reformulation of EDT and more less when it has happened?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    What did you purchase actually? Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP or Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme EDP?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I see I haven't written my impressions here. This EDP is truly disgusting. Worst Chanel I've EVER sniffed in my entire life. EDT compared to this smells super natural - like a mix of grapefruit,...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    mrcologneguy - it was quite loud about that some time ago - Olivier Polge (previously working at IFF) is taking over.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    By the way (I realise that it's not strictly the topic of our discussion but if you let me...) I don't know if EDT wasn't reformulated. With EDP appearance they have added "EAU DE TOILETTE" beneath...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    This wouldn't be a problem for me as well if the smell was ok. But it's not...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    And I cannot see/smell any resemblance to Allure Edition Blanche.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    On my skin it's heavy, not potent at all. Sticks to the skin and barely projects...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I don't think it's a coincidence they sell it with the soap. It smells like soap.

    Teoretically (test hand in hand with EDT showed me that) it's just a sweeter version of EDT. However, wearing...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Chanel "description" (if you can call that description, lol) doesn't tell me anything... They're describing instead of giving actual notes. I hate when they do that.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    It seems that I won't find out what's the official notes breakdown. At least not from here -_- Anyways, I'm going to try this one out tommorow. I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking however I'm...
  24. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    Today I received a bottle from 2010. Will surely be testing this one a lot. All I can say for now - the one from 2010 is a lot more herbaeous, stronger, more potent, will see how the longevity is.The...
  25. Re: Any takes on the newly packaged Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    If next tests confirm what I've noticed earlier, there's still a chance for PE to stay as one of my favourite designer scents. I guess I'll have to sell the 2012 one and buy a new 2014 bottle instead.
  26. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    Chuck, that would be great news!
  27. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    It has been wrecked earlier - the 2012 version (and probably 2011 as well) is such a castrate! But - I've noticed that as well (and think I've mentioned that here earlier) that Platinum Egoiste from...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I'd say - IF you must compare them - definitely not with the opening, but they get around the same realm at the drydown. But still Dior has very prominent lipstick/make up bag iris which Valentino is...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    What you said is weird to me as well, Buysblind.

    Uomo opens up on me with a light cocoa/chocolate+hazelnuts with a citrus twist, just like Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men. Later on it gets...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Hey guys! Is it just me or there's something wrong with all your noses who can smell Dior Homme here? Iris? WHAT?! Where is the iris I'm asking? Neither on my skin nor on the paper strip I could...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    About Chanel still being a "luxury brand" after what they've done to most of their fragrances nie - a highly discussive and arguable case IMO.

    For example - the Platinum Egoiste bottle...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    $50 per one Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum bar soap?! Have they lost their minds?! ?! ?!
  33. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    I wouldn't pay that much for such kind of set. But to each his/her own...
  34. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    What was included in that gift set and how much you had to pay for it?
  35. Re: Any takes on the newly packaged Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    @aurules - can you show the bottom of the bottle please?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    They sent you an email just like that or rather you subscribed to their newsletter earlier?
  37. Re: Any takes on the newly packaged Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    I have tried it and even have describe my feelings in the other thread about PE. I think it's stronger and longer lasting than it used to be but that was only one test. I have to do more comparisons.
  38. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Disagree with niche quality, especially for this price point.
  39. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Same story here. And I'm considering selling an almost full bottle from 2012 (batch 5303) as both projection and longevity are very poor.
  40. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Both Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste always were and are available in 50 ml and 100 ml bottles as far as I remember. However A/S bottles are in 75 ml only.
  41. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    I've tested the PE from the new bottle only once. So far, I have noticed that it is (or maybe just seems to be) stronger than the one that I own. The batch code was 7403 or something like that.

    PS...
  42. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    The worst reformulation(the most drastical one) took place in 2010 IMO (maybe in 2009 but I don't think so). I've heard and read that the last batch with the old juice is 3301. Not sure about that...
  43. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    WHAT?! You are talking about Egoiste and the thread is about Platinum Egoiste. There's neither coumarin nor rose in Platinum Egoiste. They both seem to be in Egoiste (not sure about the rose, it...
  44. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    You don't think so? Since it has got renamed it went through SEVERAL reformulations, the most drastical one happened in 2010/2011. Scent is not as sharp, weak and rubbery. It lasts half of time it...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Can anyone tell me which notes actually are real and legit? These ones:

    Sicilian mandarin, lemon, Haitian vetiver, cedar, amber, New Caledonian Sandalwood, Vanilla and Venezuelan Tonka Bean.

    or...
  46. Re: Valentino Uomo... Surprised I liked it, and bought a full bottle less than 24 hours later.

    I don't see the point in comparing Valentino Uomo neither to DH nor DHI because it just doesn't smell alike.
  47. Re: Valentino Uomo... Surprised I liked it, and bought a full bottle less than 24 hours later.

    Comparing this to DH and DHI is a joke, right?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I guess it is Polge's sr last fragrance...

    YSL L'Homme Le Parfum Intense is quite good, especially compared to to La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I'm not expecting anything good from this.

    For example: Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme ought to be just stronger version of the standard AHS. It's totally different, to me it's a mix of AHS with...
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Yes, I felt that "odd note" too. It's like a cigar smoke or rather something between the cigar smoke and the "smoke" that gets out when you're smoking the e-cigarette.
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Speaking about longevity - this is a beast!(And can easily be compared to Montale Red Vetyver - both last 10+ hours on me) It outlasts the regular Terre, as well as the Parfum.

    Speaking about...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    That's what it is indeed. Strangely on my skin it can develop quite different and I really don't know what does it depend on. Once it's a gourmand full of tonka with a touch of incense at the...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    Oh, btw, Gentlemen Only has no gourmand notes, at least I don't detect such notes at all.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    Yeah, leather is here, the more I wear GGOI, the more I feel it. All in all I'd say this flanker is not done right.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    I had the same experience once I tested it: Only was stronger and lasted longer than its Intense flanker...
    Strange but true.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    That's strange actually because there's no musk in here :)

    Personally I finally Valentino Uomo as a better fragrance than this one. A lot better.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    Actually on my skin there's too much of tonka. Tonka dominates the whole composition, which I dislike. There are amber (which is done quite nice here btw), cedar wood and frankincense trying to pop...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    Well, I have different thoughts. If it's similar to any of Burberry franrances, it'd the new Burberry Brit Rhythm. First of all, tonka, woods and sweet fruits is nothing new in the game. Second,...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    You're welcome. I'm still testing GGOI and... It's a quality juice, like its both predecessors. But it's not my type of fragrance. I really hoped GO would be the only flanker of Gentleman. On the...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    It's already released in Europe, about few weeks ago it appeared at Sephora and at Douglas.

    Still, I have mixed feeling about it and I'm still having hard time each time I wear this fragrance....
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    For now I don't know what to think about it. Maybe after next wearing I'll have some more "precised" thoughts...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    Actually it's a lot more complex than Gentlemen Only. Starts off in a similar way - I feel mandarin orange too. But soon tonka "syrup" covers it and that's the only thing you can feel for good 5...
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