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    Re: Have you ever been complimented on a Roja Dove

    Interesting that "Finnster", as well as "Buysblind", who has however resorted to point blank insults, have been banished from this public forum with their rights to express themselves impaired, while...
  2. Re: Tom Ford Fucking Fabolous.. whats do you guys think?

    Then that would have warranted a neutral rather than a negative, or am I mistaken? I think that your review is noteworthy in a negative sense and revealing in the sense that it is not really...
  3. Re: Tom Ford Fucking Fabolous.. whats do you guys think?

    I would encourage you to try it, because if it is indeed comparable to "Bois Doré", which enchanted me yesterday while testing, perhaps with an added pinch of complexity, then you might see where...
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    Re: Help me pick my 5 year olds first perfume

    I tend to agree, but not to deem a child as incapable but to shield them from the sheer unsightliness of commercial market economics. I guess that before I get carried away completely, this is a...
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    Re: Le Baiser Du Dragon...

    I noticed that you did eventually try it. May I ask, did you make the effort to get the original release or did you, with a heavy heart, accept to settle with the assumably more reasonably available...
  6. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    I agree with your notions, Fiveoaksbouquet. First and foremost regarding the well wishes. And then, after a long pause, also in regards to retaining what is presently made rather well and to...
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    Re: NEW: Trussardi - Riflesso!

    I am interested to know, now that some time has passed, whether there are additional and possibly a bit more elaborate thoughts than the recent reviews on here about this fragrance?
    There presently...
  8. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    I understand that, I was just curious to learn about whether there may be reasons beyond the smell so to speak, but I shall descend back into the underground and leave you in peace with this yellow...
  9. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    I agree that it is not exactly daring and in this sense intense, is this what you mean? It still manages to draw me in regarding comfort and coincidentally also sentimentality.
  10. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    The reported changes in formulation and the rose element seemed like a gamble to me for the price of around seventy bucks, so I decided to order another supposed replication, "Ajmal Silver Shade". It...
  11. Re: Ombre Rose L'Original EDT or EDP, which is better?

    I am also interested to know more about this, albeit as a present for a relative and, or perhaps because of this, considering that from the isolated perspective of its scent it does not seem to...
  12. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    I am sorry to hear about these health issues. In regards to the logo and script, on first glance I like the current one better by miles. In regards to the cake icon, I would like an option so that...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    Have you considered that you may be in a conflict of interest to comment on this with acceptance or at least indifference as you purchase more or less rare fragrances in order to sell smaller...
  14. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    I honestly could not tell you how I would approach a tie which had gone mental and which carried a transmittable disease, likely though with both offering understanding and requesting responsibility....
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Are there any explanations to this development, aside from what seems like a general lack of reason and modesty these days?
    I never experienced any of the four mentioned, except for possibly the...
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    I have received a clarification a few weeks ago in regards to a possible availability and it turns out that it had been made erroneously.
  17. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    How in the world is this not a good development? About the only unfortunate aspect here would be human egotism seeing this as an unfortunate fact. As an example, there is a cosmetics manufacturer who...
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    Re: Inexpensive gems that perform

    Are you willing to elaborate? I would assume that you find fault with it being associated as a gemstone. A gemstone, yes. There are no abbrevations here.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    This member states to be from Los Angeles and while I love the beach and do not intend to be anal, I would place questionmarks to these statements and that includes the ones by these women. In case I...
  20. Re: D&G The One EDT (for men) 100ml empty bottle wanted

    This appears to be a factory tester, based on your description. I have the same issue regarding another fragrance. I happen to have a regular retail version of the fragrance you mention, but it is...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    A comparison from those who experienced one or more of these three confusingly marketed scents would be helpful. I personally am still trying to find out more about the information that the "Frozen...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    It must have been a great scent. At least this is what I seem to be able to read from its wreckage. I am referring to "Versace Man". At the very beginning, while in a dense state of shortness, I...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    It may be a mismatch on several levels but if you were to compare this fragrance to the purple "Man" by Versace, what would your thoughts be? I wonder because the latter is in relative reach and I...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    That makes sense considering infected files, though there does not seem to be a setting for that, except if the button in the profile settings section to show a thumbnail of the attachment is an...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    I made a little overview, hahaha...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    The power, the power! I have the power to wake up threads from the deads. A grape soda to that, cheers!
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    Thank you, I love me some bubblegummy grape soda. I ordered a factory tester and I could see myself stocking up.


    I do not experience grapes in this fragrance, rather a plasticky strawberry ice...
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    Re: NEW: Nimere Parfums - Dragon Blood!

    Are you saying that not all fragrances are treated or measured by the same standards here? That would not be reaffirming of the declared independence.
  29. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&A Bois D' Iris

    A dry leather and something that I would describe as tobacco glowing in a wooden pipe. This note or composition that I perceive as leather is not as far removed from the isolated leather in "Uomo...
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    Re: Crystal Noir - Versace for men?

    Forgive me for resurrecting this thread but I find it rather interesting. Moreover, I gave a little gift to myself today in the form of "Bois d'Iris" by Van Clef & Arpels, which I will not be opening...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    I understand what you mean and I tend to agree with you but in this case the price inflation tends to be so unreasonable that I also tend to understand the desire to get an affordable glimpse at the...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    It may not be on topic but in the review by "Jtd", they mention that agarwood was used in a different way in this fragrance. I believe to appreciate this as personally I did not find "M7 Oud Absolu"...
  33. Re: Baldessarini by Hugo Boss Vs Baldessarini by Baldessarini

    It can be annoying to discuss reformulations, yes, but sometimes it is necessary because characteristics of a fragrance have been altered.


    Did you get "Baldessarini" by Hugo Boss, "Baldessarini...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    These prices deserve no love, so there is nothing wrong in my view about being reasonable. ;)
    I wonder what the reasons were to discontinue a fragrance which is described to be as innovative or at...
  35. Re: Baldessarini by Hugo Boss Vs Baldessarini by Baldessarini

    There also is a "concentree" of this fragrance with "Hugo Boss" written below. I believe to never have experienced this fragrance but I am getting curious so I would like to know whether there are...
  36. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    The thing also is, I have relied a number of times now on descriptions of scents, usually in regards to sensuality, which I want a fragrance to interact and synergise with the one present in me, from...
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    Re: Versace Eros, thoughts, and similar fragrances

    I would stress the word some because to me the similarities are vague at best. They are both relatively dense and capable of being pungent, that I fully agree on. Their scents also are rather...
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Hey you, yes you, lil dragon, or walking fragrancyclopaedia, you are welcome to visit and sniff the air during I would say Middle Eastern and North African fusion family cooking days.
    ;)
  39. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    There is not only myrrh but also frankincense in the latter, so I wonder how myrrh in the other fragrance contributes to one being complex while the other is too simple. It could be that it was...
  40. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    Thank you. I agree, though I already read through these reviews and I watched two video reviews, one of which I even found rather sympathetic. This is not necessarily to say that these are not...
  41. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    Thank you, I was though mainly enquiring about "Bois d'Iris" by Van Cleef & Arpels and whether there is redundancy with the fragrances mentioned. It would be ready to order locally. A certain...
  42. Thread: VC&A Bois D' Iris

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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    I wonder, as I have "Homme Intense" before reformulation and "Homme" by Dior as well as "Uomo Intense" by Valentino, all of which I tend to cherish but where I at the same time reach a certain...
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    Re: NEW: Nimere Parfums - Dragon Blood!

    I agree, though this is usually accompanied by a page summarising information about it, where extended reviews can be posted without the tendency towards a certain commentary hecticness so to speak,...
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    Re: NEW: Nimere Parfums - Dragon Blood!

    Is it planned to provide this fragrance with its own page?
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    Re: Always been curious: formula for Dragon's Blood?

    I might get dragons coming after me but nontheless I got a serumy, residious result, somewhat reminiscent of blood but with a sparkle de parfum by layering "1 Million" and "Stronger with You"...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - L'Homme Idéal L'Intense!

    This is a strange statement. I am sorry but to me it raises the question of whether they have not spent enough time with the fragrance or whether this is an attempt to generate additional sales. I...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - L'Homme Idéal L'Intense!

    I guess I am complicated in regards to this line, but it might also be the line. I really like the almond in the original, as well as the certain abstraction that it represents overall, but not the...
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    It would make sense to accompany the recurring term underrated with an explanation. I do not see how it is supposed to be unreasonable for some to come to the realisation that simplicity is a...
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    I have sampled it on paper and on skin today and my first impression is that it is similar to the base of the original fragrance and thus also to the potentially problematic aspect of simplicity. In...
  50. Re: NEW: Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Toilette (2018) For Women!

    Thank you, Redneck.


    That could be a motivation, curiosity could also be. And the example that you mention sounds like it would have been hilarious. Though I think that there was not enough...
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    I have to revise this statement in the sense that two mistakes contributed to this impression. The first is revisiting the scent by smelling the fragrance from the miniature bottle which comes...
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    I like that this is tasteful, that the bottom line does not seem to be placed the highest here and that in the underlying conversation with data, this has been explained to it.
  53. Re: NEW: Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Toilette (2018) For Women!

    I share what I assume to be your sentiment in regards to some of the reactions that the use of this name has caused. The original fragrance, which I believe to have never experienced, continues to be...
  54. Re: NEW: Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Toilette (2018) For Women!

    It is funny because I do not find coffee to be intriguing in fragrances, here though it is very creamy, like a deliciously rich dessert cream and that is beyond just an imagination. I perceive it as...
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    Re: Pressing the Olfactory Reset Button

    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to not want to wear long socks with your fancy shoes, not wearing at least the shortest available sneaker socks in order to achieve that lofty feeling...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    And sometimes I think that this should have been included in your review. :p
    –Yours lovingly, Mulder
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    Re: YSL Black Opium EDT vs EDP

    I noticed that there actually are three versions or three main versions to discuss now:

    - Yves Saint-Laurent, Black Opium, Eau de Parfum (2014)
    - Yves Saint-Laurent, Black Opium, Eau de Toilette...
  58. Re: NEW: Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau de Toilette (2018) For Women!

    It is irritating how some houses, assuming that there is no intention, do not seem to realise how unnecessarily confusing these variants are. Is this going to replace the existing toilette? If so, is...
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    Re: Totem Blue Kenzo - Anybody? Anbody?

    I received one of these impractical flat square samples I think for the yellow variant a couple of months ago. The initial impression was that I kind of liked its refreshing but still somehow refined...
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    Re: YSL Black Opium EDT vs EDP

    May I ask, is that to say that there are no noteworthy differences in composition to you, fellow adventurous fragrantist?
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    Re: YSL Black Opium EDT vs EDP

    Thank you for your reply. I have recently described the sample that I have of the toilette as a kind of fluid poppy red interacting with a bit of sparkle as well as something grittier and darker,...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Is it still possible to make a donation and receive the cocktail glass? :)
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    Re: YSL Black Opium EDT vs EDP

    I actually also would like to know as I have a sample of the lighter concentration and I would like to learn more about their differences before once again having to make a decision. Yes, I do indeed...
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    Re: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy: A Few Questions

    I might have appreciated some additional sweetness but the prices for the first version currently are inflated. If I were to order this fragrance then it would be the reformulated version. I have two...
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    Re: Why the hate for Polo Red Intense?

    I would hope that this is inaccurate and that those who are able to differentiate without being influenced by commercial aspects are not in the minority here. In regards to the fragrance mentioned...
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    Re: Do You Have a "Secret Weapon" Fragrance?

    Indeed very "sensuous", the inanity of those who would subject themselves to such blatant, and stinking, egotism.
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    The answer is no because it is not a noteworthy scent regardless of who the hell wears it. This inane new age eighties melange of "Au Masculin", "Hanae Mori", "Fatale Intense", with their annoying...
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    I would say that it does feel this way, in so far that it bears a resemblance to a cooled beverage with or without alcohol. As I tend not to give too much of weight to weather restrictions, I...
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme Eau De Toilette or Le Parfum?

    I have only ever experienced the "Frozen Cologne", which I still have. I am curious though, might this be the counterpart so to speak to what I associate with a sweet and somewhat herbal, perhaps...
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    Thank you for these recent commentaries. It still has not been released where I reside. I would be curious to know, do you associate it with the colour red? I mean a striking red and less a fruity...
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    Re: pls help: diesel plus plus: was it reformulated?

    I resurrect this thread because I have recently purchased a specimen after having owned or I would have to say received this fragrance around the time that it launched. This recently purchased...
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    Re: Vanilla/Amber/Cinnamon fragrance for Men

    Have you considered what was left unmentioned here, namely trying out "Cinéma" yourself, instead of heading for the assumably in one or more ways inflated "Malle"? I think I may try it out myself...
  73. Re: What are all the versions of Paco Rabanne One Million?

    If I wanted the scent of the original but with somewhat enhanced performance, which one would you recommend aside from carrying around a sample or a miniature version while, perhaps intriguingly so,...
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    Re: Is there a niche version of One Million?

    I may only know one of the knockoffs of "Aventus", albeit seemingly solidily made, even then though I would seriously doubt that there are similarities in scent between the somewhat aquatish yuzuism...
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    Have both of you had a chance to conduct some further examination?


    I understand and share what I would assume to be a desire for something which is moving and I mean sustainably so. Might it be...
  76. Re: Is this new subscription service the ‘Netflix’ of perfume shopping?

    The link at the end leads nowhere if clicked on. And what is it with the negativity about this new offering? I would personally however prefer the more detailed categorisation instead of the...
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    Re: Versace Eros.......Is It Really That Bad??

    I assume that she was comparing the fragrance marketed to men with the variant marketed to women.
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    Re: New: Versace Eros Flame for men

    It will call you and in multiple tongues it will speak to you.
    https://www.backstage.com/casting/voiceover-fragrance-promo-241883/
  79. Re: Afnan supremacy silver... A clone of basenotes favourite fragrance

    I would say that it would make sense for you to apply the approach of critical thinking in regards to household goods and expenses to what I would assume to be a much too high pricepoint of the...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDT vs EDP

    I have both now and I am trying to recapture the scent that I experienced while first trying the fragrance in a store. The perfume seems less sweet and less round on first impression than I thought...
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    Re: Anyone know of similar frags to Hypnotic Poison?

    These threads can be so helpful that they become timeless in my opinion.
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDT vs EDP

    I think I did, in regards to the cherry. It could perhaps simply be an association. The cherry accord is not necessarily something that I like, at the same time though I am somehow drawn to the...
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    Re: Guerlain ideal home edp

    I read that quite a lot and I am inclined to think that it might be a misconception about sweeter fragrances not being suitable during higher temperatures? In regards to thicker or heavier...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain L'homme Ideal EDT vs EDP

    Is anyone also getting a "Joop Homme" vibe out of the toilette of "L'Homme Ideal"? A lively water closet that must be, hahah...
    :\
    "They call those cherries, man."
    Yeah, exactly!
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    I understand, though I am not sure whether this charming fellow is that easy to wear in regards to its massive first half hour or so.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    No, I meant that it deserves a certain amount of recognition that the fragrance has been made available for more than twenty years now.
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    Re: Thoughts on Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    I understand what you mean, however there reportedly has been a reformulation along with a change in design of the upper bottle. The version that I am looking for has an inbuilt atomiser and locally...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    It has been released over twenty years ago and while the cap has been changed from metal to plastic at some point, I had no issue ordering it recently, albeit online. I could come to harsh...
  89. Thread: XS vs Black XS

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    Re: XS vs Black XS

    In which way did you find it nasty, regarding its composition? And which formulation did you try?
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    I experienced it, "Jungle L'Elephant", for the first time a couple of days ago and it was quite an experience. I am curious about how it compares to "Jungle Homme". I think that commercial success is...
  91. Thread: XS vs Black XS

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    Re: XS vs Black XS

    Thank you. I thought so and so now seems to be a good opportunity to get the matte variant.
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    Re: Thoughts on Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    A lovely thread, right? But where did it come from? I did not create it. :D
    In all seriousness though, I would like to get a large and new tester of this fragrance prior to the bottle and the...
  93. Thread: XS vs Black XS

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    Re: XS vs Black XS

    I like to treat myself with a playful or if you will silly fragrance sometimes and while I have not tested this one, I think that said strawberries might be such an example. I stumbled upon a sample...
  94. Re: Dior Hypnotic Poison eau de parfum OR eau de toilette?

    I am intrigued to try it as a sensual scent, yet I would like to know more about the implications of the above. I believe that I would very much cherish the pronounced almond note of the first, while...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    I do not think that "Jungle Le Tigre" is supposed to be the male version of "Jungle L'Elephant" but more of a release alongside it.

    This thread is in the spirit of the one here, which...
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    Re: is Joop Homme Wild worth getting?

    How would you describe "Homme Wild" in comparison to "Miss Wild"?
  97. Re: Is reformulated Nautica Voyage notably different?

    How do "Voyage" and "My Voyage" compare or in other words how is their unisex versatility, if I may add this question here?
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    Re: Are there any fragrances that smell like Redbull?

    I happen to be inclined as well to the energy drink kind of sweetness, even though I usually handle the drinking part rather strictly. However, while I agree that there is a really refreshing...
  99. Re: You Guys Should Try Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum

    I am realising now that I have misunderstood this post. I thought that this is a recommendation for the perfume version of "Bottled", yet it is a recommendation for the perfume version of "Bottled...
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    Re: Guys Who Wear D&G Light Blue for Women

    I believe that fragrances indeed do not have a gender and that the associations that a fragrance evokes, derived from biological or evolutionary and thus societal aspects, as well as formulations...
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