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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    I like quite a few of the ones previously mentioned, however have not seen any mention of FM Dries Van Noten. I quite like this one and find it to be very different, but definitely sample as I can...
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    Guerlain Bois d'Armenie

    75ml partial of Guerlain Bois d'Armenie $180
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    1. Roja Amber Aoud
    2. FDB Sahraa Oud
    3. Roja GB
    4. Siberian Musk
    5. Hermes Ambre Narguille
    6. Houbigant Fougere Royale Parfum
    7. Sycomore EDT
    8. Vetiver Extraordinaire
    9. Armani Cuir Majeste...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Just got my 100ml Sahraa Oud in a few days back. Absolutely exquisite Oud and Saffron. Soft and smooth, huge fan of this!!
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Not a fan of the scent. Find it thick, heavy, and overbearing. But performs like a beast no doubt!!
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Took a look at Ebay...and yep I will be nursing my bottle and seeing how long I can make this one last. Sad.
  7. Re: Really Masculine, Really Modern, Really Excellent

    I know this is not a modern fragrance, but I just find it so perfect for what you are looking for:
    Houbigant Fougere Royale.
    I have only smelled and own the Parfum version, and find it to be...
  8. Re: Name an house that is better than Dior, overall...

    I'd have to go with the following ahead of Dior
    Chanel
    Hermes
    Guerlain
    Malle

    The current formulations of Dior have hurt the brand in my eyes and unfortunately they are doing the same to the...
  9. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    I'll be bringing my bottle out to play this week. Love this one!!
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    Re: Talk me in or out of Fougre Royale

    I purchased the Parfum version mentioned above, and it is a top 10 fragrance for me, and my absolute favorite in this category. I have nothing new to add except for that this is something I would...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee changes?

    Own #2 and #3. Do not notice any noticeable difference in a regular wearing (just wearing and walking out without constantly analyzing it) to be completely honest. If memory serves me correctly, #3...
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver

    Lasts all day on me (bought mine 2 years ago). I find with the Hermes I own that they wear very lightly. I find this quality to be very enjoyable and unique in that they are never too heavy or...
  13. Poll: Re: Should PRICE Affect A Fragrance's RATING/SCORE?

    For me I am between 3 and 4. In extreme circumstances I feel it is warranted, but at the same time I think it maybe should only be mentioned, while not effecting the actual rating. I must say I have...
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    I would say definitely get your nose on the following (in no particular order)
    Fetish
    Enigma
    Great Britain
    UAE
    Midsummer Dream
    Elysium
    Amber Aoud

    I won't go into details on all of these...
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    Re: Kilian suggestions?

    Intoxicated is my favorite from the line. Second would be straight to heaven (extreme). Give pure oud a shot if you see it anywhere as well! The rest were forgettable for me.
  16. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Heritage EDT
    Actually Rose Nacree....no Nahema...nope Songe....okay no no back to Heritage....I'll "settle" on Heritage for now...AGHHHH
  17. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    Would love to have a conversation with those willing to spend $400+ on a blind buy fragrance made from someone with "panty dropping" tastes who has no history of producing a product up until now...to...
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    Re: Top Underhyped/Unsung Heroes

    The entire Cartier Les Heures line (Oud and Original) goes totally overlooked imo. There are some real gems in there: I/ XII/ XIII/ Oud Oud/ Oud Musc/ Oud Santal.
  19. Re: Best "unboxing" experience (best box/container)?

    Roja Great Britain and Xerjoff's I own, have been enjoyable unboxing experiences. Guerlain also has some fun boxes. I may also add MFK Oud satin mood/ BR540, OJ Black Gold, Dyptique.
  20. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    Sycomore or Vetiver Extraordinaire for me

    Both in a league of their own.
  21. Re: Deciding today on what to wear if you have a large fragrance wardrobe

    I take out about 15-20 perfumes I have not worn in some time and place them on top of my drawer. Then every morning I pick from this smaller group instead of the 200+ inside my drawer. For special...
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    Re: Something like Montale Intense Cafe

    I would check out Kerosene Follow. It is not a like for like scent when comparing it to Intense Cafe, however if you like one, I could see you also enjoying the other. Semi sweet (less than montale),...
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    Re: Citrus that survived :D

    Royal Crown- Celebration

    Disgustingly overpriced, but very nice smell and long lasting on me. Sugary, sweet, but imo very different.

    AdP Cedro di Taormina: Really really solid!
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    Poll: Re: Roja Danger vs Roja Fetish

    Based solely on your original criteria, Fetish for sure
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    Re: 1821 Man Made "Tobacco Spirits" ?

    Tobacco...hmmm not quite, maybe ever so slightly in the late dry down. However, it does honey + booze really well imo and after an hour or two becomes gorgeous and performs perfectly imo.
  26. Re: Is anyone’s resolution to cut down on purchases

    Really trying to purchase those which are 8+/10 rated in my books, higher quality, and trying to stay away from scents that are too similar. Easier said than done and so far this year I have picked...
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    Re: BACCARAT ROUGE vs Oud satin mood vs roja uae?

    UAE by a million miles
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II vs Mamluk

    No comparison. Alexandria ii by a long shot. The only other oud stars worth owning from Xerjoff is Fars imo.
  29. Re: Can't get over low sillage and longevity of Chanel PM Sad face

    Sold my bottle for this very reason. Anything under 3 hours is inexcusable for any fragrance.
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    Frederic Malle + MFK + Bottega

    Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur 100ml @50%: $old

    MFK Oud Satin Mood (level above writing "Maison") :$old

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme 90ml missing few sprays: $old
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    It's a stunner and I'd be hard pressed to find many people not impressed by this one in the community!
  32. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Cartier Oud series sample set
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Armani Rose d'Arabie
    Ormonde Jayne Black Gold
    Chanel Eau Sauvage EDT
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    Re: Nassamotto Duro and Baraonda ?

    If you are looking for approval from others, or the average "white girls" as you stated then maybe just buy designers that are overly sweet. If you are diving into niche perfumery, buy what you...
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    Re: Your best consistent fragrance house

    Guerlain. Chanel. Hermes. These would all be pricier since I'm thinking of their private lines for the most part. At a lower price point...l'artisan or even serge lutens.
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    Re: New fall favorites

    Lots of favorites, but finding Intoxicated to be a possible "signature" for me. Something I can see myself wearing a handful of times each month this fall/winter.
  36. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - wearing a sample today - oh dear!

    Huge fan of the original and the intense. Turns into a sweet, dark, tobacco on my skin with a gorgeous oud note. Top 3 from TF imo.
  37. Re: Looking for something like Knize ten / Leather / Tobacco

    Vintage Bel Ami, Cuir de Russie EDT, and if you are feeling uber luxurious and liberal with your wallet...Roja Great Britain.
  38. Re: Acqua Di Parma (that work all year round) recommendations?

    colonia oud. Cedro di taormina.
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    Re: Top 10 Favorite Men's Scents

    Currently...

    Intoxicated
    31 Rue Cambon EDT
    Sycomore EDT
    Roja Great Britain
    Songe d'un bois d'ete
    Franck Boclet Tobacco
    Cuir d'ange
    Fille en aiguilles
  40. Thread: Tobacco oud

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    Re: Tobacco oud

    no incense to my nose. But it is amazing imo.
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    AdP Colonia Intensa

    Lightly used 180ml bottle Colonia intensa. Comes with full presentation. $100 shipped88220
  42. Thread: Profumum Roma

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    Re: Profumum Roma

    Meringa and Arso are 2 that I own and stand out from their line from what I have smelled. Aqua viva was a major let down for me. A linear bore-fest of lemon and some attempt at a woody pine note that...
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    Re: Your Next To Buy Fragrances?

    Royal Crown Noor and Celebration
  44. Re: THIS Saturday July 14th. is CARON YATAGAN DAY!

    Here we goooo
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    Re: Kilian Black Phantom Vs Intoxicated

    Intoxicated by quite a distance for me. BP is nice for the right occasion, but over use can get really annoying because it is EXTREMELY sweet. Intoxicated is a perfect scent to my nose, and FAR...
  46. Re: Is Atelier Cologne better than Acqua di Parma and Creed?

    I would have the order as AdP, Creed........................Atelier.
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    Re: Tom Ford patchouli Absolu vs Tobacco Oud

    Tobacco Oud, Intoxicated, Pathcouli Absolu. But I can see you adding all 3 over time. Different enough from eachother no doubt.

    Sidenote: I think Intoxicated might be the best Kilian fragrance to...
  48. Re: Best affordable amber fragrance for men under $100?

    Ambre Sultan, Amouage Opus VI
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    Re: Looking for an Oud (non rose)

    Cartier Oud radieux is very nice. The entire Cartier Oud line is very good imo but pricey!
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere D’Argent

    Fougere d'Argent is a real winner in my books. Very solid release and one I will own someday, top 5 TF private blend for me but I have Vert d'Encens in my top 5 as well...I like this style and can...
  51. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    After a few wearings if it truly is that much different, I'd say it's a fake bottle. I highly doubt scentbird are handing out samples of the vintage formula so the discrepancy you are experiencing...
  52. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    I get pickle from start to finish from satnal 33. Interlude gives me nothing but amazing, sweet, incense and I love it. Kind of fresh and slightly sweet I suppose but nothing sour or pickly :lolk:
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    Re: Roja Dove - Enigma pour Homme

    The "flatness" you feel is not exactly how I'd describe it, but I think I know what you are trying to say. It doesn't come off the skin as a scent that pops and fizzles, the scent itself is heavy...
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian appreciaton thread

    Huge fan of this house. I think he does simple scents, but does them absolutely perfectly and there is something to be said about that. Beauty in simplicity is difficult to come by. A house to...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Has anyone given Charriol Royal White a sample? Seems quite interesting.
    My favorite rose is POAL followed by NdN and Nahema
  56. Thread: Dua fragrances

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    Re: Dua fragrances

    Because it is not just an impression. They openly clone fragrances and try and use the term impression to pass as being legitimate. Bottom line is they want to be as close to the scents they are...
  57. Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    See no similarities in making this decision...but bel ami vetiver all day.
  58. Re: New CARON - Eau de Toilette Pour un Homme l' eau

    Seems like a European only option unfortunately
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    Re: Nishane Sultan Vetiver

    Just ordered a bottle, will check back in for you with my thoughts if still interested...or even as a reference for others
  60. Re: Ultra inexpensive, ultra fresh scents for summer?

    Original penguin. In a frosted bottle with blue cap. About $20 and quite good! Also Carven l'Eau Intense is a good one.
  61. Thread: Dua fragrances

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    Re: Dua fragrances

    So I posted here that I actually enjoyed Supernova and really think it's very similar to Elysium cologne. Been trying 13zz.... it's absolutely garbage. The similarity with Aventus is there 20%, but...
  62. Thread: Dua fragrances

    by khuss21
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    Re: Dua fragrances

    I've tried samples of some stuff from the house before and found them to be awful, especially the Uden clone. Tried the Elysium clone today...and I must say it is REALLY darn similar on my skin....
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    Re: Xerjoff 1861 Or Xerjoff Uden?

    I really would suggest getting both. 2 of my absolute favourites and will never be without a bottle and yet they are both so different for reasons mentioned above. Personally give the edge to Uden...
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    Re: 10th and Final Fragrance Recommendation

    missing a leather and a vetiver. Maybe knock both out with Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver?
  65. Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme vs V&R Spicebomb Extreme?

    Noir Extreme. But if we are comparing the TF with HdP 1899, my answer would be different. I suggest you get your nose on the latter, Spicebomb done right imo.
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    Re: Bel Ami Bottle shapes

    It wasn't sealed, but I was told it was unused. Seems as though the shaker bottles are filled up to the plastic however, as mine is.
  67. Thread: Dua fragrances

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    Re: Dua fragrances

    I actually picked up the 13zz and supernova. Should be getting them next week to try out. Hopeful, but not holding my breath.
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    Re: Bel Ami Bottle shapes

    Sorry to bump this, but how filled up is the bottle? I bought one recently and was told it is unused and full, but the level is right at the plastic top portion and the entire bottle is not full, is...
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    Re: Looking for a good musk dominant scent

    Lhomme blanc.... I'd personally echo the sentiments above. To me the EDP is a completely different scent. It's musk beginning to end with floral peppery nuances, touch of animalic qualities that...
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    Re: Looking for a good musk dominant scent

    Narciso Rodriguez EDP/ Musc for him. Simple, clean, and downright gorgeous.
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    Re: What is your favorite lavender designer?

    YSL Rive Gauche, either formulation.
  72. Re: Negative experience at the Guerlain counter today

    The only guerlain boutiwue I have enterd is the one in Toronto and I have nothing but good things to say about everyone there. Extremely helpful, and they will even place orders from Paris on my...
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    Re: Fetish alternative

    Thanks for chiming in everyone!! My thoughts currently are to try and locate a vintage Bel Ami 1st version for under $200, and then see how that works for me. If it just doesn;t click, I'm sure it...
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    Re: My Summer Niche Top 10..no 20....well 30

    Crown Celebration, De Bachmakov, Mefisto, HR leau and Rose Ikebena...I think you folks would appreciate many of these!!
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    Fetish alternative

    So I've been on the lookout for a 100ml Roja Dove Fetish EDP and cannot for the life of me find this at a "reasonable" price...and no I won't be paying a penny over $400 for this scent. My question...
  76. Re: Advice needed on wearing La Yuqawam as an office fragrance

    If you really want a leather for the office, I'd suggest HdP 1740 1-2 sprays. Guerlain Cuir Beluga when you're in the mood is also awesome. Both worked well for me in clinic this past winter!
  77. Re: Best scent to wear when telling a coworker to "have a blessed day"

    One million 5+ sprays. Make sure they have a truly blessed day enveloped by your sillage
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    Re: Your top 3 from each of the exclusive lines

    Armani: Cuir Majeste, that is all

    Chanel: Cuir de Russie, Coromandel, Sycomore

    Dior: Cuir Cannage, Patch Imperial, Vetiver

    Guerlain: Songe, Angelique Noir, Cuir Beluga

    Hermes: Rose...
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    Re: Virgin Island Water - Best Summer Scent?

    So good for me. Top 3 Creed from the regular line imo. And 3-4 sprays lasts 8 hours on me so no longevity complaints which is why people seem to knock it more often than not. Top 10 summer scent no...
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    Re: Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland

    It's really solid and for some reason puts me in a really good mood every wear. Factor in the price and it's a no -brainer
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    It's just done oh so well, I'm really surprised it isn't talked about more often because it's one of those fragrances that really take you by surprise. I was not expecting such quality when I first...
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    Poll: Re: Aqua Celestia or Erolfa: Help me, Basenotes!

    Erolfa has way too much salt for me to comfortably wear it. Aqua celestia on the other hand is very clean, fresh, and just smells good. Simple, but good!
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    Re: Considering another rose frag ... thoughts?

    Rose Ikebana: just a stunning composition and very authentic.
    Roja UAE: a definite heavy hitter, but really doesn't get much better than this one for me!
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    Re: Hermes: This or That

    Amazing, a 50/50 split it seems. Buying both and then will determine which I wear more over the next few weeks/months!! Thanks guys! May update my initial feelings in a few days!
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    Re: Hermes: This or That

    Oh man...i might just pull the trigger on both tomorrow haha. And good call on the rocabar Redraider! Absolutely slipped my mind but ive always wanted to get my nose on that one!! Maybe ill come back...
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    Re: Hermes: This or That

    Both sound very appealing. I don't mind a vintage feel even though I'm 23, I wear stuff for myself and I enjoy that vibe sometimes. I'm open to buying both if it's worth owning both but if one is far...
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    Hermes: This or That

    So recently I've been on an Hermes kick for April and falling in love with the understated elegance and quality of the brand as a whole (for the most part). My favorites include Cuir d'Ange, Poivre...
  88. Re: Fahrenheit Le Parfum vs Bentley for men intense

    The former, another great flanker!
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    Re: Most masculine / non-floral MFKs?

    APLS, Grand Soir, APOM. All I'd highly recommend. APOM has one of the nicest musks on my skin I've come across.
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    Re: Parfums de marly Layton

    PdM imo are beyond over rated. They're a glorified designer house with very little uniqueness, and lack any character or qualities that can't be easily found elsewhere. That being said, I've heard...
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    Re: What's your favorite Nerolli frag.?

    Kobe, APOM, Castille. The only 3 you need with the Ferrari as a great cheapie casual!
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    Re: Declaration d'un Soir discontinued

    Meh. Oh well.
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    Unfamiliar with this
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    Re: Anyone else love Roja Dove Creation E?

    Soooo good
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    Uden
    Alexandria ii
    Kobe
    Ringwood
    Renaissance
  96. Re: More questions about summer scents and online buying options

    Original Vetiver. Will get your feet wet with a niche offering that is seldom talked about but one of Creeds best. Other than that I'd say you can find MFK aqua celestia, AUF, APOM, amyris...
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    Re: Creed summer scent (MI, SMW, VIW)

    Personally can't stand MI and the longevity is pathetic on me. VIW happens to be my favourite Creed so I would recommend this one to you, I have no performance issues with this and it smells like a...
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    Poll: Re: Naxos vs herod vs oajan

    Naxos is heads and shoulders above the other 2. I suggest trying ambre narguille if you have the $$$
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    Re: Greatest masterpiece fragrances under $50?

    Carven homme. One of the best sandalwood I've ever smelled, all for $25
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    Re: NEW: Five new scents by Franck Boclet

    Ohhh man, take my money. That vetiver looks an absolute delight!
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