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  1. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    1) The fragrance you were wearing - Acqua di Gio Absolu (4 sprays on exposed skin, one under my shirt).
    2) The situation you were in - Bar
    3) Who made the compliment - Bartender (female) from...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Loewe 7 Anonimo - wearable, modern incense with pink pepper and leather.

    Armani Eau de Cedre - black tea, violet, cedar, suede, cardamon. Ultra smooth.

    Amouage Beach Hut Man - I find the...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Congrats on this one! :thumbsup: Best fougere release since Invasion Barbare IMO. Only have a 15ml decant right now. Very tempted to get more soon.
  4. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Very difficult to pick only 10, and of course it could change tomorrow. There are only maybe 10 frags on that list that I haven't smelled.

    Out of the others, these are my favorite 10, from first...
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Le Galion Special for Gentlemen
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Le Male (vintage)
    Invasion Barbare
    Fougere Nobile
    Tom Ford Beau de Jour
    Sartorial
    Brut Cologne (Faberge)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Eau de Guerlain
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  7. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    Frequently it's a tough choice for me. Hot, humid weather rules out over half of my heavily, cold-weather-skewed collection, so technically this time of year should be the easiest to choose a...
  8. [USA] Re: Areej le Dore/Interlude Man 2015/Mazzolari Patchouli/Trussardi Riflesso/Vintage cheapie lot

    bump
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Habit Rouge L’eau
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Eau de Rochas Homme. Smells like an herbal, robust EDC, but performs like an EDT. As a bonus, it's super cheap.
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    Re: The Loewe House.

    Esencia Loewe - but look for bottles with oakmoss and treemoss listed in the ingredients. These were in there until roughly 2011. Not hard to find and not very expensive. I've got a 150ml bottle...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance

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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Le Male
    Sauvage EDP
    Mr. Burberry Indigo
    Azzaro Visit
    Paul Sebastian Fine Cologne
    Brut
    Acqua di Gio Absolu
    Allure Homme Sport/Eau Extreme
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    That's the best fragrance news I've heard in a long time. Let's hope that's true!
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Totally agree. It's become my favorite barbershop fougere hands down. The amber and mint really sets it apart and takes the composition to another level. Just wish it wasn't so expensive, but it's...
  16. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Robert Piguet Cravache
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    This one sounds pretty good! Need to try it.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Couldn't agree more, except I think that Antaeus is at least in somewhat better shape than the current Egoiste, although it now smells incredibly similar to Bogart Signature and the version of...
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    Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    Dior Escale a Parati--very under the radar, IMO. Unisex but leans masculine to me. Citruses, rosewood, mint, petitgrain, tonka. Smells like a "barbershop" eau de cologne. You'll have to go the...
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    Re: Which niche scents are projection bombs?

    New York Intense is probably the strongest projecting fragrance I have, but only in cold weather.
    If I wear it in temperatures above 50 degrees fahrenheit, it dies down considerably and becomes less...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge L'eau

    Finally getting to appreciate this one. Had a 2016 bottle that was basically crystal clear liquid. Pathetic performance. Wound up getting rid of it. Got a 2013 bottle last...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thought I hit the jackpot with Fragrancenet's "95% full" as well on Wednesday afternoon, but they wound up cancelling my orders about an hour later saying they were out of stock.
    Their practices are...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Vintage Faberge Brut Cologne

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  24. New Fragrance Collaboration: Chelsea Wolfe & Lvnea Perfumes - Pêche Obscène

    Not sure if there are any other Chelsea Wolfe fans here on the forum, but I just noticed on her Facebook page that she is collaborating with Lvnea Perfumes on a fragrance called Pêche Obscène....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Two unsolicited compliments from the same woman on Acqua di Gio Absolu tonight, even got a "you smell so good!" on the second one. This one isn't "challenging" or complex, but it smells good and has...
  26. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Carven L'eau Intense $28 for 100ml tester (what I paid)

    This is the kind of quality I was hoping for in several of the "fresh" scents I've sampled from Francis Kurkdjian, such as Aqua Celestia...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Speaking of the Sopranos again, have been re-watching the series and have noticed a ton of fragrance cameos, many already mentioned.

    A few I've noticed that haven't been mentioned so far:
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Lavande Ombree by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger

    Spicy Lavender with leather, rose, cedar, cinnamon, patchouli and musk. One of the most potent, long-lasting lavenders I've ever smelled.
    Very...
  29. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    If I'm running low on air freshener, I will occasionally use a cheap fragrance as a room spray after cleaning. Specifically I've kept a $20 bottle of the current version of Le Male for this reason. ...
  30. Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT vs EDP (current version)

    I've always preferred the EDT over the EDP, but the new wood cap formulation is the exception. The EDT has been watered down way too much. The basic smell is the same but it doesn't perform well...
  31. Re: Beautyhabit 20% off $100 - Expires Sunday June 16th at Midnight Pacific Time

    Glad you found something :thumbsup:
  32. Beautyhabit 20% off $100 - Expires Sunday June 16th at Midnight Pacific Time

    Use code RADSALE
    Some brands excluded
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  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Areej Le Dore Baikal Gris - Smells like buttered cinnamon toast/cinnamon toast crunch. Very nice but not sure it's worth the price.

    Tom Ford Beau de Jour - Comparisons to Rive Gauche are spot on....
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    Re: Masculine MINT AND ORANGE ????

    No it's been around for awhile I think. The only one from the line I'd tried before was Escale a Portofino which is a feminine leaning almond citrus. It was ok but Parati blows it away IMO. ...
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    Re: Masculine MINT AND ORANGE ????

    +1 to Centaure and 1861 Renaissance

    Would also add Dior Escale a Parati

    Listed as unisex but smells masculine to me. Blood orange and mint.
    My favorite EDC style fragrance at the moment.
  36. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    During the day, I usually wear something lighter or more "summery." At night, usually anything is an option for me, unless it's just extremely dense to the point that it might become cloying in the...
  37. Re: Mancera Black to Black Tester at Fragrancenet

    They also have 3.4oz bottles of the sometimes very elusive masterpiece, Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 for $120 right now
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Others with more expertise will hopefully chime in but based on the "Eau de Toilette" lettering above Chanel it's probably mid to late 90's if I was guessing.
    Any time you see "Eau de Toilette"...
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mousse Illuminee was the standout for me. It performed the best of any of the three for me on skin. Fougere L'Aube I must be anosmic to
    because I only put on two small sprays to my neck from a...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Too many to mention but here are several:

    +1 Bogart Signature
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Habit Rouge L'eau
    Eau de Rochas Homme
    Tabac Original
    Paul Sebastion Fine Cologne
    Azzaro Visit
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Rogue Perfumery

    Mousse Illuminee
    Fougere L'Aube
    Chypre Siam
  42. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    This 100%. Have never experienced a fragrance getting stronger, or changing for the better in any noticeable way. In my experience, from the first spray, what you smell is what you get. This is...
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    Re: AdP Colonia Club Alternative

    Carven L'eau Intense. One of the best mint fragrances out there. Super cheap right now too.
  44. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    Fragrances are art, entertainment, and experiences to me.
  45. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    It's definitely in the same ballpark, but whereas Roadster's mint seemed to fade away for me after 30 mins to an hour, the mint in the Carven seeems to hang around much longer into the drydown. ...
  46. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Forgot to mention this one, and you're probably already familiar with it, but Carven L'eau Intense works great in the heat.

    It's primarily mint and lavender with the some woods, but there is lemon...
  47. Twisted Lily 20% off with code SUMMERNOW19 *Some Brands Excluded*

    Wanted to pass this one along even though many people seem to have had issues with Twisted Lily recently (including myself).
    I didn't see an expiration date anywhere on this one.
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  48. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Eau de Rochas Homme has been pretty good on a hot/humid day where I live.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    85 degrees? Check
    Humidity rising? Check

    Must be Kouros time...

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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Thanks!



    It was the 100ml bottle :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Ex Nihilo Bois D'Hiver

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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Crap. I was afraid of this. I got on the YSL website a few days ago and RIve Gauche PH was "not available." I was hoping it was a just a glitch, but I guess not.

    Thanks for passing this along. ...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - May 2019

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
  54. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    Instant blind buy for me as soon as this one hits online retailers at a reasonable price. Really liked Ideal Cologne but just performed too poorly on me.
    If this one performs a little better, with...
  55. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    Memo Russian Leather
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    Re: Scents that are surprisingly difficult to find

    Add Rive Gauche Pour Homme to the list. All of the tin can versions have become increasingly scarce the past few years. Now you can add the La Collection glass bottle version to the mix. Not...
  57. Luckyscent: Free Shipping on all orders this weekend only. No minimum.

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  58. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    For whatever reason, Prada decided to put the batch codes for Amber PH and Intense on the neck of the sprayer. Really weird place to put them IMO.

    I agree with others that feel that newer bottles...
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    Beautyhabit 20% off $100 Expires 5/13/19

    Use code MAMA20

    Some brands are excluded.
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs Blu De Chanel Parfum

    Well, I wouldn't say I've done a 180 on the BDC Parfum because I already liked it, but it definitely wowed me today. I gave the rest of my sample to a friend and it smelled AWESOME on him. ...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    Long time ago, Invasion Barbare back in 2012. $250
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    Recently bought a 4oz 2016 batch, 16L01. Noticeably weaker than any other bottle I've ever owned. Same fragrance, same smell, just weaker. Going to give it a chance to "macerate" even though I've...
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs Blu De Chanel Parfum

    While liking both, I prefer Sauvage EDP for at least a couple of reasons: Price and Performance.

    I really dislike the EDT version of Sauvage, but the EDP smooths out all the rough edges of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th May, 2019

    SOTD: Bogart Force Majeure

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  65. Re: Macy's 15% off Beauty plus 10% Cash Back on Ebates: Expires 5/5/19

    Yeah, I was hoping they still had Patchouli Nobile. With the discount it would have been $115 shipped but it looks like they're out of stock.
  66. Macy's 15% off Beauty plus 10% Cash Back on Ebates: Expires 5/5/19

    Use Promo code: FRIEND for 15% off fragrances. Not sure which ones are excluded yet, Chanel is probably one of them.

    Also Ebates is offering 10% cash back on your purchase at Macy's. Pretty good...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I had forgotten to post an update on this one. I'm not very eloquent with reviews, but to me, Monogram didn't do much to distinguish itself from other 80's masculines that I've smelled. It didn't...
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    Came here to say Grimoire as well. There are very few fragrances I associate with "moods" but this one really does evoke the dark, gothic, antique feel that you describe. It's great but I couldn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

    Happy Birthday! :beer:
  70. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    You can still find vintage bottles of Allure Homme pretty often on eBay for much less than Chanel retail prices for the new one. You just need to be careful and make sure you're buying from a...
  71. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Couldn't agree more on Chanel Allure Homme and Aventus.

    You can just look at the color of the juice on Allure Homme. Vintage is dark and rich, current stuff is as clear as water. Same thing...
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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minte

    More often than not, my tastes tend to be very similar to both of you so I'm very intrigued by this one.

    "Rive Gauche Pour Homme Minthe?" Take my money now! Sounds great.
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    Re: Do i have a fake LE MALE?

    Not only does it look absolutely legit to me, it also looks to be a vintage bottle, judging by the the stripes on the bottle.

    Here is a thread that will give you some help on how to identify...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes definitely smelling a lot of Vanilla in the drydown.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I hadn't seen it either until researching how to identify vintage LeMale bottles. It was used to refill the Prestige bulb spray bottle that looked like this:

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    There was around 60ml...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Le Male Prestige Refill circa 1998-2002. Couldn't pass it up for $48.

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    Last about 2 hours for me, but I got it for a steal so I keep it as a "reference" piece, like 4711.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    *Raises hand* Same here, :grin: :beer:
  80. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    To add a few more to the list:

    Dior Escale a Parati:

    A reviewer on the "other" site compared this to vintage Brut cologne, and I can see the similarity. Imagine a very green Eau de Cologne...
  81. [CONUS] Re: Vintage Devin/RL Monogram/Lauder Metropolis/1985 Caron 3rd Man/Arpege Pour Homme/Bogner Deep For

    bump
  82. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxan. Who actually used it best?

    I haven't smelled a ton of new releases that feature Ambroxan, but of those, Sauvage EDP is the best example of how to use it right, IMO.

    The whole composition smells very smooth and rounded,...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Picked up a big 150ml bottle of pre-reformulation Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport. This one is getting harder to find now unfortunately.

    Incredibly rich and vibrant citrus with great...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lancome Hypnose Homme

    This is one I've been meaning to sample for at least 7 years now and I'm glad I finally did. A lot of reviews make it out to be semi-gourmand but I don't get that at all. ...
  85. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Noggs, that is amazing! Congratulations on an awesome collection! :thumbsup:
  86. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    I don't think either one will stand up particularly well in a hot/humid climate, but personally prefer Icon because I find it to be more interesting and well-executed.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    There's nothing floral about the dry down of either version of the Parfum. They're both very resinous with vetiver: Myrrh in the 2012 and Elemi resin in the 2017. Amazingly the dry downs of both...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks! I agree, the presentation is really nice and it looks like it's been well stored. Will leave some impressions when I get it :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'll try to remember to leave some impressions when I get it. The notes sound really interesting. I love the carnation note in Equipage for example, it just doesn't perform as well as I would like....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Blind bought a 4oz bottle of Ralph Lauren Monogram 99% full for $57. Seller says it has been stored in a drawer for the last 30+ years. Figured it was too good of a deal to pass up at that price. ...
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    Re: So What Happened to Sartorial Prices?

    Yeah I'm not a big fan of the house at all. This one is by far their best, in my opinion, but it's definitely not worth more than $50 or $60 for 100ml. I won't be losing any sleep over not having...
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    Re: So What Happened to Sartorial Prices?

    Well that's unfortunate that they've gone that route. It's good but not great, and definitely not worth the prices that I'm seeing now, to me at least. But if I had foreseen this rise in prices I...
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    So What Happened to Sartorial Prices?

    The last time I checked, you could buy a 100ml tester of Sartorial for $50 or less. I think I bought one for $40 from Fragrancenet a couple of years ago. Now the cheapest price I can find for a new...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: Concentree, EDP?

    The new EDP is a stripped-down version of the Concentree, with no oakmoss, cardamom or petitgrain. Consequently, the EDP is not as strong as the Concentree, but some people might prefer this. ...
  95. CH Kings Limited Edition: Anyone tried this?

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    I've searched everywhere and can't find any reviews for this fragrance.

    All I know is: there are bottles for sale on eBay (mainly from Spain it seems), it's a limited edition, and it...
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=realyn4realyn-5&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true&rt=nc

    Inexplicably, this seller is "top rated" but they're selling a ton of fake...
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    Re: Best green leather fragrance?

    Versace L'Homme (vintage)

    EDIT: It's not really beast mode, but I would say it's above average performance, at least for me.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    That's a good sign on the Tobacco Reserve. Maybe it's finally going to come down in price. Right now the only places you can get it online are Macy's for like $75 and a handful of eBay sellers who...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Replacement/Reformulation

    I think there's a good chance you would like it. It does have Lavender, Petitgrain, Oakmoss and Nutmeg so it does have some similarities to fragrances like Pour Monsieur but also has that citrus...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Replacement/Reformulation

    Robert Piguet Cravache

    I had longevity issues with this one but it might work better for others. Smells fantastic. Gets compared to Xerjoff Fiero and I agree that it's similar.
    You can buy it...
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