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    Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Thank you !!!

    My box (Feb. 2012) is a perfect match with yours, 100% identical. word for word, letter for letter. All Ingredients...

    So, it's too early to worry about a reformulation yet...No...
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    Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    To the OP :

    Could you please post a picture of the back side of the box ? Checking/comparing the ingredients list could perhaps give us a clue if we're talking reformulation here...

    Regards,...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Completely agree with you on the "have to be perfect concept" and its consequences...But in this case, the campaign and message just mean the opposite...full of humour and irony... (check Monsieur...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    No way I will "judge" this fragrance...Before even actually putting my nose on it.

    A Guerlain's new masculine is always more than welcome; always worth a try in my book.

    Furthermore, from...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Would not make much sense IMHO not to see a US Release.

    1. It's Guerlain's New Masculine line in the last 6 years. (excluding the Exclusive lines).
    2. LIDGE (the EdP) was not available...but...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Which Size?

    300 ml is the way to go.
    Great, Great fragrance !
    Considering the versatility, kind of fragrance (liberal application works best)...and of course the cost gets to a mere $30/100ml in the jumbo...
  7. Poll: Re: Fahrenheit Reformulated vs Antaeus Reformulated

    Word ! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Congratulations to Chanel for releasing its first Eau de Parfum marketed towards Men ! :thumbsup:

    For this new release, let's keep an open mind...I will !
  9. Re: Antaeus vs Fahrenheit - Whats the bolder the scent?

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    Re: Modern and Masculine for Father's Day

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    Re: Bvlgari or Cartier as a new summer scent?

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    Re: Habit Rouge & Heritage

    No pre-sampling (you mentionned you could try them locally...) ?

    I guess the Passion on the thread won ! :smiley:

    Congratulations anyway on acquiring not just one, but two Guerlain's Classics...
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    Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    :thumbsup: Sweet Dreams !
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    Nice to have your follow-up, vsls ! :thumbsup:

    I can relate 200% with your impressions about current Azzaro PH. Much, too much anise unbalances the composition...and I really do love anise !...
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    Re: Habit Rouge & Heritage

    Hello Unadan,

    For the quality, IMO Guerlain simply offers one of (if not The) best ingredients/quality of fragrance for the money today, period.
    And I am considering MSRP ; if you look around...
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    Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    Great !!! Another uncommon application for this monument... :thumbsup:

    Is it a vintage formula...or the most current juice ? (curious about how intense are these "2 sprays")
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    Re: Cartier Declaration L'eau. Someone tried it?

    Congratulations Jimmy, Wear it in good health ! :thumbsup:

    I did not try it on skin, but I definitely liked it on the blotter ! Very very pleasant & refreshing feeling !
    And not the slightest...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Wouldn't be the first from the House :wink:
    We'll see (smell) that next month...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Got it ! Thanks ! :thumbsup:
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Hello MegaMav, can't find it on Guerlain's website yet (and I 've checked France, International,...).
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    Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    ^^^^^^ Fantastic Post onethinline ! :thumbsup:

    I don't own BdC...but your write up sounds so true in many ways...great analogy with music...I almost want to buy the stuff now ! :happy:
    You should...
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    Re: Dior Selling DHI online for $92

    That would be the 50ml price...I guess.

    Edit : just found the answer by myself :happy:

    Used to be $52 (50ml) and $72 (100ml) a year ago...

    Now $68 and $92.
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    After reading your possible interest for Dior Eau Sauvage (and its performance concern) & Azzaro Pour Homme, I recommend you sample these if possible :

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    Dior ESE will give you...
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    To my nose, it's not too minty. I personally don't consider it a mint fragrance per se...obviously, can`t deny the presence of mint, but it's in the top notes...just enough to boost the refreshing...
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    Perhaps you might like

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    Seems to fit most of your description & criteria.
  26. Re: Best formal (suit and tie/tuxedo) fragrance releases in the past 5 years.

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  27. Poll: Re: As far as lemons go... Edition Blanche vs DHS vs Versace Eau Fraiche

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Reformulation Date

    Let's not forget the strategical decision made to repatriate Dior fragrances that ocurred during spring of 2011.
    ...
  29. Re: Why was very irresistible givenchy discontinued??

    OK, I did not mean to offend anybody here.
    If my post came off as rude...My sincere apologies.

    And for what it's worth, I have absolutely nothing against Very Irresistible For men...at all. No...
  30. Re: Why was very irresistible givenchy discontinued??

    While Xeryus Rouge may not be a top seller it was certainly doing better than V.I. for men.
    Why would they otherwise discontinue a product that is generating at least decent profit ?

    Wait...
  31. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/3/14) Elite 8: Aventus vs Dior Homme Intense

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  32. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/29/14) Sweet 16: Bleu de Chanel vs Dior Homme

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    Re: Sweetness: Habit Rouge vs Habit Rouge Sport

    Not a distinguished BN resident guerlainista myself :wink:
    That being said, I do believe the one being phased out is this one instead

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  34. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/18/14) Round 2: Egoiste vs Gucci Pour Homme II

    Gucci PH II.
  35. Poll: Re: Best Summer Night Fragrance (out of these 6 choices)

    DHI.
    Should be perfect for summer night in the UK :thumbsup:
  36. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Have you tried Roadster Sport ?
    I can't stand the original, but I really love the Sport, excellent fragrance in the heat.
    If you tried and loved/preferred the original, then of course don't...
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    Re: You only get one....

    Not big on oud...so this would be fine...

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    Re: D&G Anthology Scents

    I had #6 l'Amoureux in 2011 (I believe). I enjoyed it a lot and got many compliments for it. Never felt feminine to me. Unisex at best.
    At the price you mention, I 'd surely get another bottle and...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    If that is confirmed....that'd be a real bummer. :huh:

    IMO the opening is what truly set it apart and gave it its unique personality.

    And NO, it doesn't need a more user-friendly nature...since...
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    Re: one It will be best than three?

    I am under the impression that the oakmoss ban regulations have taken too much of a toll on current Chanel Pour Monsieur...

    I really wish I am wrong...since it's a beautiful Classic Scent.
    ...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    SportsFan, Thank you so much for your elaborate and interesting answer !!! :thumbsup:

    I will definitely look for the threads you're referring to, I am always interested to find out and learn more...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Well I really really love the Intense, the Sport (own 2012 version) and I just got the Original...(finally, just to check why some prefer it to the EdP). so perhaps I would not go crazy on the...
  44. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/16/14): L`eau D`Issey Pour Homme vs Opium Pour Homme

    Come on martinijo, after this last post of yours, you mean you still want us to believe that your cat is getting stoned solely because of your fragrance sillage ??? :laugh: :thumbsup:

    Oh...and by...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    :wink: My 2 cents on Dior Homme Eau without having smelled it...

    Yes, that's right, after a couple of months going back and forth between this (interesting) thread and the fragrance store, I...
  46. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    Yes. Perhaps a negatively worded poll is less usual...and some voters might have read it too fast... :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Anyone prefer LIDG to LIDGE?

    Funny, how your reaction to the LIDGE opening reminded me exactly my initial reaction to it the very first time I smelled it (paper) :smiley:
    I immediately thought : this stuff is way too strong !!!...
  48. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    ^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^
  49. Re: Dior Fahrenheit do people who smell it on you like it?

    @ Buysblind

    "Strong and Oppressive" with 2 sprays ? Wow !!!...Don't get me wrong, I really love my Fahrenheit bottle, but it is definitely not that potent !
    I believe you have an earlier formula...
  50. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    Great thread ! I missed that one and it's discussing one of my favourite fragrances: DHI...and another one, I am just starting to know: DH :happy:



    ^^^^^^This^^^^^^




    And finally...The...
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    Poll: Re: Best flagship trio battle

    Dior.
    And I get to pick the versions in the respective lines too :wink:
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    Under 50$ :huh: Where ?
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit poor sillage and longevity.

    Agree on the first part : not all due to IFRA.

    On the watering down part to cut on cost and make more profit, I wonder if that really makes sense : there was a very interesting post (you can still...
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    Re: How do you apply Dior Homme?

    I just opened my BNIB Dior Homme bottle and made it my scent of the evening. Applied 8 sprays (none on my clothes for now, to have a better idea of the scent intensity for my first full wear). It's...
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    Re: The ultimate fougere

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    Re: How do you apply Dior Homme?

    :thumbsup:

    Hello Scented Viking,

    I don't know what 61824 is going to do about the club...Perhaps he could go straight to the Vice-President Chair...

    But for now, there is something much more...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Considering all the OP criteria...it has to be no other than Fahrenheit. Today.

    IMO, it will be joined by Dior Homme, Tomorrow.
  58. Re: Were now for Chanel after the retirement of Jacques Polge

    Do you believe Polge (father) could not/ would not produce "daring" fragrances because of the generation he belongs to ? Or his own personality ?

    Just like his father before him, Olivier Polge...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    If you read, correctly this time, my post I never said totally unavailable but "not readily available" which is quite different in meaning.

    Since english is not my mother language, I just did...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    Why do I have to feel the need to post...when L'homme Blanc Individuel is in the thread ? :laugh: :thumbsup:

    I was thinking just the same about my DHI, LIDGE, Dior ESP, Narciso Rodriguez For...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    Not at all.
    My philosophy is more like Carpe Diem. Enjoying what is readily available to me. Vintage is not... where I live and that is absolutely fine.
    I believe the regulations did not start so...
  62. Re: The rumors of Gucci Pour Homme II's discontinuation have been greatly exaggerated

    Limited or Selected Distribution.

    U.S. Website specifies : "exclusive to gucci.com. your selection is available for pre-order and expected to ship between 03/01/2014 and 05/15/2014.
    ...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    Thanks a Lot JimmyP, Zgb...and everyone on the thread !!!

    Much much appreciated indeed !!! :thumbsup:

    As I am not a collector per se, I will not purchase Fahrenheit Absolute if I do not...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    From the Fahrenheit Line, I own the original (current formula) and the Aqua. I really love them both very much.

    Considering the recent discontinuation news about F. Absolute, I decided to go...
  65. Re: I just wanted to be cool. review of A*Men / Angel Men

    ^^^^^^ This.

    One Tiny Little Squirt ?
    Squirt this...Squirt that...What are we talking about here ? Nitroglycerine ?
    This fragrance is not even as potent as it used to be...

    What happened next...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Edtion blanche?

    Man !!!...you must really hate your janitor !!! :laugh:

    Quite ironic from Chanel to designate Edition Blanche as an Eau de Toilette CONCENTRÉE considering the lousy performance of this fragrance,...
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

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    Absolutely !!!
    A grapefruit citrusy note that lasts and a wonderful not your run-of-the-mill fresh fragrance.
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    Re: VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP - Your experiences?

    MIP is easily my biggest disappointment of 2013, when I first sampled it.

    After all the positive feedback from the community...I guess my expectations were too high...and basically all I got from...
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    Re: VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP - Your experiences?

    MIP is easily my biggest disappointment of 2013, when I first sampled it.

    After all the positive feedback from the community...I guess my expectations were too high...and basically all I got from...
  70. Re: Extremely Hot summer. Leave some suggestions please!

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  71. Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    Eau Sauvage could be a great substitute to Pour Monsieur.

    Have you sampled Eau Sauvage Extrême ? It has all the Eau Sauvage DNA, much better performance, and it is much closer in smell IMO to the...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    +1.
  73. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    I prefer what is AVAILABLE.

    Since I have no access to vintage, I try to keep my life simple : do I like what's on the shelves right now ?

    1. Yes : I buy it.

    2. No : next fragrance ! :wink:
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    I do not like the Guerlain Homme line...except one : L'Eau.
    Love LIDG & Adore LIDGE.

    Dior is probably my favorite fragrance house, so your line up is fine...I would simply add a couple of...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    Thanks for your very interesting and detailed answer ! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    Redneck Perfumisto, do you have specific info on some ingredient present in F.A. that would make it non-IFRA standard-compliant ?

    Perhaps it's more simple : what if Fahrenheit Absolute never...
  77. Re: Dior Homme Sport VS Allure Homme Sport VS Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    1. DHS (own 2012 and it´s fantastic...previous version was really great too)
    2. AHS
    3. EB (lousy performer on my skin...and others...so sample on your own skin).
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    Roadster & Pasha are the 2 Cartier's fragrances I strongly dislike.

    I don't own Declaration (or any of its flankers) but I would definitely take any of its incarnations any day, instead of the 2...
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    My SOTD :smiley:

    I could not agree more with your words.

    30 years after its creation, I believe Carlos Benaïm achieved nothing less than a tour-de-force: the best conceivable hommage to the...
  80. Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    Thank you for this update on the last 2013 DHI batches, André. Much appreciated :thumbsup:

    Really amazing fragrance...Suspense was going strong after the juice color change...Thankfully DHI...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme opinions?

    Do yourself a favor...and try Eau Sauvage Extreme on your skin... I bet it will give you more than an extra hour (compared to the original).

    If you get 6 hours instead of 3-4 that is a huge...
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    Re: New spring and summer scents

    ^^^^^^^^ This.
  83. Re: For those of you who wear Dior Homme Intense to work.

    Way to go, Magnus !!! :thumbsup:
    Great Tips in general and especially on the combined skin/hair/shirt application...
    You surely do enjoy your Dior Homme Intense to the fullest...I certainly won't...
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    Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: updates (new batch)

    Merci Beaucoup for the live in Paris :wink: Update , André !

    Will be waiting for your test on this latest 2013 batch to see if there are noticeable changes other than visual.

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo (classic) vs Santos de Cartier.

    1.Santos Concentrée.

    2. Santos.

    3. Polo.
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    Re: Pure Malt here to stay?

    Go for the ones you are more interested in for now...

    You'll be fine grabbing it several months from now...

    And...Don't forget they just released this year a "new" one...which is said to be...
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Me too, JJMAN, there was no place where I could sample it as I was traveling in France last month, so I bought it blind...but thanks to André's recommendation and each and everyone of the...
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Extremely interesting and much appreciated tdwctdwc ! Nice Review of yours on F. ! :thumbsup:
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    Re: LIDGE reformulated? 5-different-bottles review.

    Brilliant André...as always !!! :thumbsup:

    I wonder where you got the reformulations/batch differences rumors ? Was there a thread I missed here on Basenotes ?

    I should be safe for a little...
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Well...not necessarily... :wink:

    While BFM Intense is clearly labeled as an EdP, at 15% perfume concentration it stands on the "lighter" side of the Eaux de Parfum IMO.

    I already noticed after...
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    Aqua Fahrenheit (which I love) has been mentionned several times...

    But is it really an aquatic fragrance ?
  92. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP vs Musc Collection EDP

    You're welcome NewHaarlem,

    Since I do not own the EdP Intense, I can't really judge its performance. I do believe it is at least equal if not a little superior to that of Musc Collection.
    I...
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    Re: azzarro chrome x prada infusion dhomme

    I went through a couple bottles of Chrome...So, yes, I did enjoy it...in the past.

    Today, I do not like it any more...Prefer by light-years Prada Infusion d'Homme which I consider a 10/10 in my...
  94. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP vs Musc Collection EDP

    Hello NewHaarlem,

    There are 2 EdP's not 3...EdP & EdP Intense is one fragrance.

    According to most, the Musc Collection and EdP Intense are so similar, it's not worth owning both.

    Personally,...
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    Re: DIOR HOMME : nine different batches review.

    Hi André,

    What do you think would be the reasons behind this impermanence of fragrances nowadays ?

    The positive guy in me wants to believe/hope this is not always the case and, as you seem to...
  96. Re: JPG Kokorico and Kokorico By Night dirt cheap now....worth a blind buy for a gourmand lover???

    Exactly my impressions, after sampling both.
    Personally, I find the "intense green (fig) note" more interesting and more unique than the excessive sweetness (to my taste) of By Night.
    I do like...
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    Re: DIOR HOMME : nine different batches review.

    Another great comparative review after the DHI episode. Thanks a lot, André, I enjoyed it ! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Thank you so much Monsieur André Moreau, without this thread I probably wouldn' t have known about this fragrance existence !

    Thanks a lot to each and everyone of the participants to this thread,...
  99. Thread: Egoiste and DHI.

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    Re: Egoiste and DHI.

    Exactly my very first thoughts. Egoiste is easiliy one of the most intense fragrances opening notes I've sampled in all my life. I agree that the dry-down is beautiful...but it's a loooooooong way...
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    Re: Just sampled: "Bentley for Men"

    Differences, preferences between EdT vs. EdP...Anyone ?

    Thanks !
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