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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Angel EDP - Mugler
    Gold Intensive Aoud - Mancera
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Sort of wanting ADG's Essenza, but I want to see how Pure Tonka is rated first
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    Lutens - Borneo 1834
    Lutens - MKK
    By Kilian - Pure Oud
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2016

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    Leather Oud
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    From the fact that a lot of people like it, I may have received a bad sample. It started off good, but
    I got a strong alcohol smell from it after a few hours & an even worse vomit-like odor a little...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Interested, but I really thought there would be a pure Oud by now
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    Re: Best Montale fragrances

    Moon Aoud - Red Aoud - Aoud Lime - Aoud Musk - Black Musk - Nepal Aoud - Intense Cafe
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Gucci Envy, Marc Jacobs, & Mugler's "Pure Pepper"
  10. Thread: BI vs OBVA

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    Poll: Re: BI vs OBVA

    Any problems with performance? I'm just curious because I'm sure it'll be back soon & I don't know if it's just better to go with SDV instead.
  11. Thread: BI vs OBVA

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    Poll: BI vs OBVA

    If you've tried both boozy Bentley Intense & Oud Black Vanilla Absolute, which do you prefer?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2016

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    Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Like the Agonist house? lol
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Really? I thought there were some excellent points discussed.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2016

    10/10?
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    What do you consider the good designer scents released in the last 5 or 10 years?
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    I guess it's safe to sum up the answer, for the most part, with a NO! :dankk2:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2016

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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Why even bother with that?

    Thanks for all the other responses thus far though.
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    Is there a time to move on from designers?

    I'm starting to feel like once you compare the quality, uniqueness, & overall style of
    a great deal of niche houses, designer fragrances (with maybe just a FEW exceptions) don't really compete.
    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Black XS L'Exces for Him

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    Re: 2016 New Year's Fragrance Resolutions

    no full bottles & maybe just 10-12 samples toward the end of next year
    still need to try some of the big names yet(Tuscan Leather, Portrait of a Lady, etc.)
    so some of those & maybe whatever big...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

    What's Brown Aoud like? Any good?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Thank you
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    I have a .42oz of the parfum, so I went with edt. If it's reformulated horribly, I'll give it away I guess.
    The reviews seemed a bit better for Pro than Ess overall. I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    It smells like a xmas tree? Or just a dud?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    last 2 of the year & (hopefully) next year

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    finally warmed up to this one, hope I don't get some reformulated junk

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    a bit odd of a choice for me, blind & never owned the...
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    Re: Man in Black or Bentley Intense ?

    I'm surprised man in black can be considered boozy, yet also be compared to spicebomb.
    Anyway, I haven't tried MiB, but I own BI & recommend it.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th December, 2015

    Star Fucker - Opus Oils

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    Re: Herod similar to DHI

    I finally sampled Herod this week & would have to disagree.
    I didn't get good performance with it & also feel dhi is quite a bit better.
    I was thinking it was closer to London, but I actually...
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    Re: 1 Designer, 1 Niche

    Designer : I have faith I'll like Ultra Male & since my Le Male bottle is getting low...

    Niche : I have several on the radar, but this Pure Oud sure is hitting the spot
    While it is unique, it...
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    Re: Kerosene Fragrances, Honest Opinions?

    So, how's this house doing now? I haven't sampled any yet & didn't know if it was a success.
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    1 Designer, 1 Niche

    What's 1 designer fragrance & 1 niche fragrance on your "to-buy" list as of right now?
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    Re: What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    Decided on 1.4oz of Ultra Male, out of curiosity
    2.5 of tdhpp
    & a sample of Jub25, didn't understand the hype the 1st try, so maybe something was off...
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    Re: What You Received For Christmas, 2015 Edition

    I want to buy myself TDH edt or PP, but rumors of Reformulations have me worried.
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Either Marley Herod or Hermes Ambre Narguile
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    Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir and Leather Oud....

    That brings up a good point. Let's say someone gave APLS a 10 & APOM a 9, but if they knew APOM wasn't selling
    as well, they might purchase APOM instead to help keep it in production. This can go...
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    Re: Underrated masterpiece of the last few years

    Gold Intensitive Aoud
    I believe it's spelled wrong on here AND Fragrantica.
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    Re: Anyone tried Joop Homme Wild?

    I'm a fan, but I like the original a bit more. It doesn't quite compete with the best of the best in it's genre, but odds are no one else will be wearing it. At one time, I probably would have scored...
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    Re: New Haarlem vs Rochas Man vs Jordan Legend

    The more I wear Legend at this point, the less I like it. I'm not getting anywhere near the performance as Rochas Man & although the smell is good, RM is borderline great imo. Legend might be good to...
  42. Re: Montale red aoud , aoud musk , or something else?

    I love both, too close to pick just 1 for me, & agree with aoud lime also being great
    I'll add moon aoud for something to consider.
  43. Thread: Ellis OBVA

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    Re: Ellis OBVA

    Thanks, agree, working on finishing my .42oz of it now, took time to win me over though
  44. Thread: Ellis OBVA

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    Re: Ellis OBVA

    I see & I have RLBO already too, not a huge fan though
  45. Thread: Ellis OBVA

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    Ellis OBVA

    For those who've tried Oud Black Vanilla Absolute, is this really worthy of the hype?
    Does it compare with anything besides SDV? Bentley Intense, perhaps?
    Are there any performance issues thus far?...
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    Ah, I see, thanks
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    Besides their vehicles, what offerings were you referring to out of curiosity?
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    I see. I've read the edt isn't as good as it was(reformulated I guess), but maybe 1 spray edt & 1 PP would do the trick.
    Sorry about hijacking the thread :undecided:
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    Recommend anything instead?..
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    Perfect for fall imo, like the scent, bottle, & even the color of the juice
    It's not in my top 10, but it's still 1 of my better fragrances from my 30ish bottle collection
    I now have my eye on...
  51. Re: Kiton Men...Wow! It's Pineapple Irish Fahrentweed!

    I've had it for a few years & was always a fan. At one point, it was probably in my top 3 but I hadn't sampled quite as many at the time. The only way I could describe it is very smooth & a bit like...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th December, 2015

    http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/93/14/83/20140408/ob_fc8141_egoiste-chanel-goude-1990.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25092.jpg

    mugler - chyprissime
    didn't see this in the directory, not sure it should be though :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th December, 2015

    bvlgari - blackhttp://www.fragrances-4u.info/perfumes/bvlgari/bvlgari-black-75ml-edt/thumb/bvlgari-black-75ml-edt.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://www.parfumerie.nl/weblogs/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Terre-d%E2%80%99Herm%C3%A8s-Eau-Tr%C3%A8s-Fra%C3%AEche1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th December, 2015

    aoud cuir d'arabie - montale

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1143.jpg
  57. Thread: Dior FA

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    Re: Dior FA

    I guess I'll stick with it even though I may or may not start to love it before the bottle is empty.
  58. Thread: Dior FA

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    Dior FA

    What is it that you like about Absolute? I own & bottle & can't see a reason to enjoy it
    even after several wearings. Perhaps I need more time, but I'd be surprised if so.
    Please explain the...
  59. Re: So there's A*Men, B*Men ... why no C*Men or D*Men?

    Lol, do you really consider the differences "just one thing"?
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    Re: Current Top 5 Designers for Autumn

    Ah, I see what you mean. I'll have to look into them. Those 3 do need a few more hits.
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    Re: Current Top 5 Designers for Autumn

    I wrote "designer" because the good, autumn scents in the niche world are almost overwhelming, but I guess designers are growing as well.
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    Current Top 5 Designers for Autumn

    I plan on using these the most this time of year & in no order.

    Pure Havane
    Bentley Intense
    Dior Homme
    Prada Intense
    Rodriguez Musk

    I'm still sampling my way through all the versions of...
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    Re: Avoiding Reformulations

    Thanks for the responses, I'll keep all this in mind.
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    Avoiding Reformulations

    Would buying a gift set be a possible way to avoid Reformulations? I assume they don't have the high volume of sales
    as just a 50 or 100ml bottle does. So a set w/ deodorant, a mini, shower gel, or...
  65. Thread: LIDGE vs DHI

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    Re: LIDGE vs DHI

    Sometimes I'm in the mood for 1 over the other, but I'd give a slight edge to dhi once you become comfortable with the iris.
    I actually like the anise & pretty much everything else about lidge, but...
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    Re: Amen pure leather

    My sample smelled cheap & plasticky. It almost makes me think they accidentally made a bad batch but used it anyway,
    either knowingly or not, since some seem to like it.

    The fact you asked...
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I just received a half oz. of the Parfum today. So far, I'm not getting good projection. I may try 1 spray edt, 1 Parfum & see if it helps.
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    Re: Signature Fall scent?

    Pure Havane
    Bentley Intense
    Bvgari Black
    Rodriguez
    Rodriguez Musc
    Spicebomb
    Dior Homme
    Versace Man
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    I'm actually a fan, but I don't consider it a must-own. It seems especially appropriate for a night out on a 20-something year old.
    Robes08 has a good YouTube review on UV if you're interested. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=115471167

    Oud Alif
    thumbs up!
  71. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    It's unique & perfect for a fun night out specifically in colder weather. I did a 180 on it over time.
    It doesn't crack my top 10 list, but I'd say it's worth it for a decent price.
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    Re: A*men original or pure coffee?

    I love both.
  73. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    Thanks, some think the Parfum is only different during the 1st few minutes, so I guess everyone has an opinion, lol.
  74. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll get a half oz. of the Parfum for now and hope for the best, lol.
  75. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    So even your fave of the 4 has taken a hit, interesting & disappointing
  76. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Latest on TdH/RV

    I think I'm willing to give Terre d'Hermes another chance after many years. I was in the beginning stage of my interest in fragrances & wasn't a fan of my initial impression. I'm sure my tastes have...
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    Re: which is the best A*MEN ?

    I had no problems with Pure Coffee, but some do with Pure Wood.

    My order is

    1. Tie : A*Men, Malt
    2. Coffee
    3. Tie : Havane, Wood

    Don't like the others enough to own
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    A fan of Bleu, it seemed mostly woody though, didn't care for light blue from what I remember, I hear the woman's version is better though
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    1st I've heard of this house, I'll have to check it out, thanks to all for the suggestions, I have tried a few of those,
    but I'll resample some to confirm my lack of love for incense(although I did...
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    What's LAVS?
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    Sell Me On Incense

    As I decide my next batch of samples, why should I add any incensed-based frags?
    If I want to smell like that, I don't see why I just wouldn't burn it in the room before I leave
    instead of paying a...
  82. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Sounds great, not sure what kind of question you were expecting, lol
  83. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    How's the frag?
  84. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Haven't heard of that house but it sure looks cool
    I guess you know what I'm going to ask, lol.....
  85. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.33769.jpg
  86. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    I would blind buy Tar if that happened, lol.
  87. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    That's what holds me back from sampling more from the house. I'm not a huge fan of incense. It can be good with other notes,
    but an incense-heavy frag is usually boring to me.
  88. Thread: CdG fans

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    CdG fans

    I read a response on here recently that said he felt like everyone needs at least 1 Comme des Garçons
    frag in their lineup. I think I know what he meant by that. There are times when something off...
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    I've read some reviews of it over the years that I felt hyped it up a bit too much. However, I do think it holds it's own in the gourmand category very well, which is impressive considering how much...
  90. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Weird, I was just about to resurrect this.

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.31991.jpg

    Oud is a fragrance which celebrates the tradition of Arabic scents and presents the Orient in a perfect way....
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    Re: Cuba prestige platinum, any one try it yet?

    Gucci Envy-like? No thanks
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    Re: Cuba prestige platinum, any one try it yet?

    I'm also curious.
  93. Thread: Current opinions

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    Re: Current opinions

    Oh, I wasn't aware of a reformulation. Another "one" bites the dust I guess.
  94. Thread: Current opinions

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    Re: Current opinions

    Is there a reason you spelled Aventus backwards? Where's Kouros & Old Spice? No, I'm not joking, hah.
  95. Thread: Current opinions

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    Current opinions

    I'm not sure why, especially since I didn't even own it in it's heyday, but I've been craving, or at least considering,
    a FB of CK One. How do you feel about it in 2015? Is it OK every now & then,...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Has anyone tried any of these yet? They sure look cool.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    http://asset1.marksandspencer.com/is/image/mands/RC_07_T23_1198I_NC_X_EC_0?$PLP_PRODUCT_IMAGE$

    Oud Alif
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    finishing off my sample of Ultra Zest

    http://static.allure.ru/medialibrary/e15/e150866fd5787d3e8d6c85e566538e6d.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I've worn it more now & I think it's one of the good ones out of the flankers. I'm not sure I'm impressed with it as some of the others, but the orange note is actually good & this is from someone...
  100. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin Vs Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male

    Even if "you" don't like it personally, Le Male is a classic that's been around for 2 decades & has aged much better than scents like CkOne.
    While the licorice note in AM is pretty unique, the...
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