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  1. Re: Other than Le Male, what fragrances does Reflection Man remind you of?

    +1 on Uden and Prada Amber

    ill have to go test these now to see the similarities to reflection Man. Uden happens to be my signature scent but reflection man may give it a run for its money....
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    [CONUS] Re: 8/11 Update:Interlude Man ,Kenzo,Bois noir

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  3. Thread: Best byredo

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    Re: Best byredo

    Essenza nobile also has great prices on Byredo( and pretty much everything else).
  4. Thread: Best byredo

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    Re: Best byredo

    It might have something to do with the fact that they've finally hit gray market prices and more people can afford them.
  5. Thread: Best byredo

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    Re: Best byredo

    Accord Oud
  6. [CONUS] Re: Update 8/18 Rare! Vintage Heritage EDP, Interlude Man, //FREE SHIPPING!!

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    Poll: Re: Byredo for Birthday

    I'd say so. OI is more about the oud whereas AO has very little oud but the leather, berries and sage steal the show.
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    Poll: Re: Byredo for Birthday

    Personally, I think Accord Oud is the best from Byredo.
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    Re: Mona d' Orio Vanille

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  10. Thread: Best vanilla

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    Re: Best vanilla

    I love Mona d'Orio's Vanille rum soaked vanilla, cloves and bitter orange blend more than any other I've tried. Holy grail vanilla for me. :)
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene

    Thanks. thats for the 75ml . There's a guy selling the vintage 50ml from Europe for 200.


    I looked up eBay sales of Chene and apparently there were bottles sold for 70 and 100 over the last 2...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene

    I can't believe I'm seriously thinking of dropping $200 for Chene on EBay. It's probably my favorite Serge, but that's a lot o coin. :(
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    Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Raj is my favorite reviewer ATM. He's been accumulating some quality reviews over the years.
  14. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    nmsg
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    Re: Xerjoff al khatt

    There's something super synthetic in that fragrance that makes it impossible for me to wear even though I love the "death by jasmine" theme. Was my favorite from the oud stars discovery set too...
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    +1 for vintage Heritage
    malle dries van Noten
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    i get that also . Very unexpected.


    The green, herbal top reminds me of the laurel in yatagan and eloge du traitre however...
    ...my first sniff of this and the drydown turns into timbuktu's...
  18. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    L'eau d'Issey, unforgivable
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    Mona d' Orio Vanille

    Looking to swap for 98/100 snap on cap Interlude Man tester

    thx!
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    Re: Bois 1920: Sushi Imperial

    Thinking of buying this. I was expecting Ambre Narguile from this based on reviews...

    I get a strong similarity to the discontinued Viktor&Rolf Antidote from Sushi Imperiale. Lots of cinnamon and...
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    Re: Lalique Equus EDT

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    Lalique Equus EDT

    Hi,

    I'm looking for Lalique Equus Edt.

    Thanks,

    Encrenous
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    Re: Anyone heard about scenting.com?

    I bought lomani ab silver from them a year ago when everyone was jacking up their prices because of the similarity to Aventus . It took them a bit longer to get it to me as after I placed the order...
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    Re: Longevity Issues With Thierry Mugler A*Men

    Nm oops
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Thanks to this thread i rolled the dice on a $40 100 ml bottle of la nuit de l'homme which was indeed full!
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    Re: Greek island!

    There's a flower called "nixtolouloudo" (evening primrose?)that permeates the neighborhood streets in parts of Greece. Of course the aforementioned jasmine, oregano
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Made me sell my $100 bottle of the fleeting L'humaniste . Love it.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP

    I wore it today and got 10+ hours with not much projection. The stuff was wafting around me all day. Finding it to be a great office scent which suits my purposes perfectly. I have a 7.5 mini and...
  29. [CONUS] Re: Guerlain, Serge, PG, L'A, Le Labo, Bond, CdG, MH, Micallef, more...

    Pm sent for musc Maori
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Tea for Two has a nice honey note.
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    Re: MiP v Jaipur pour homme

    I have both jaipur edp and edt (vintage)and mip edp. MiP has leather while jaipur focuses on heliotrope. Both are powdery,
    but jaipur edt vintage (frosted bottle) is pretty close to a desert island...
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Xerjoff Oud Stars discovery set. I hated 5 out of 6 of the scents and the one i liked alot (Al Khatt) i could not wear because it would give me a headache(probably because of the cashmeran/ synthetic...
  33. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    I had Coromandel and Bois des iles and found the notes were too feminine for daily use. I could not find a situation where I would reach for them over another scent in my collection so I swapped...
  34. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    @tmoran

    Gotcha. An eBay seller (with a good return policy)had a pre 2010 batch that I just purchased. I'll let you all know what I get from it.

    Also I have some official sample sprays that...
  35. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    Looking to buy some of the vintage amen. Does anyone know if the black rubber testers that say Angel men in white on the front are older?
  36. Re: Serge lutens Churgui or Ambre sultan or Arabie

    Chergui is more wearable for me. Amber Sultan can be tough to wear with the pungent spices however it has a nice drydown similar to Amber Absolute.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Bay leaf , immortelle
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    Re: Your wears tonight? 31.12.2014.-01.01.2015.

    I finally came around to New Haarlem (got past the lavender) sprayed on the wrist with 5 sprays of Jaipur Homme Edp on the neck to ring in the New Year.
  39. Re: ...the rose 'note' and Noir De Noir...I feel like I can't pull this off with pants

    Shorts, maybe?
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    Not only am I keeping a secret its "THE Secret" :)
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    Re: Just sampled Le Vetiver Itasca by Lubin

    This is my pine scent( which i dont get much of but thats why its my pine scent)! Its got a nice incense that gives it a nice smoky feel and thankfully last 10+ hours on my skin with 2 hours of...
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    Re: Other male fragrances with jasmine

    Xerjoff Al Khatt has a ton of jasmine. If it werent for the ton of cashmeran in it, I'd wear it more.
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    Re: Black friday steals and deals!

    Used 12% off at Neiman Marcus via ebates on Tonka Imperiale ( gift from the wife). :)
    Bought a 30 ml Tom Ford Black Orchid for $45
    Mip edp 2.5 from Fragrancenet for 23.99
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Vintage Guerlain Heritage EDT may just be it for me.

    Nominees in the running are:
    +1 Spice and Wood
    Interlude Man
  45. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    IMO its definitely been watered down. To get the same effect as the vintage you just double the sprays. Works like a charm.
  46. Re: Am I the only one that LOVES the tar in A*Men?

    The top always came across as incense to my nose, especially original formulation. Best part of the fragrance to me as well.
  47. Re: " Meeting THE parents for the first time" scent. (Niche and designer)

    English Leather by Dana. Your FIL probably owned it when he was younger and will give you some common ground. It worked for me. :p
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oudh

    I sprayed this one on at the Bendel sale and had regretted not buying it so I just bought it from lilydirect who has a great deal on it at $93 for a 100ml. Best price I've seen for it online.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I was at the park today and had two sprays of LeMale to the chest and a spray on each hand of Guerlain Coriolan. The bright, bracing chypre facets of Coriolan temper the lush oriental vanilla bomb...
  50. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    I could not stand interlude at first either! It smelled of ash at the top...Right now its my fav from Amouage along with Dia Man.

    Also try Bois d' Ascese. It has a nice smoke that gives way to a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    SOTE: MdO Vanille
    SOTD: Guerlain Heritage (vintage)
  52. Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs. Xerjoff More Than Words

    You'd think it would based on the price point comparison( not always the case).

    I know the JTC line has taken some criticism but this one's generally well spoken of. Are you saying its not worth...
  53. Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs. Xerjoff More Than Words

    The bottle is beautiful and truly is part of the reason I'm so interested in the Armani.


    How is the longevity and sillage of both?


    Also, Xerjoff gets more hype I was just wondering if...
  54. Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs. Xerjoff More Than Words

    These expensive, high-quality niche rose-based fragrances are often compared in reviews. What I'd like to know is which one would you choose and why? Thanks in advance!
  55. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    "Dude, is that Creed?!!!"
    "Aventus, right?!!"

    I just asked a client the other day what he was wearing (I actually thought he was wearing LDDM to which he said "What?")and he had me go on to...
  56. Re: I've stopped receiving email notification of PMs

    Same here
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    Re: Layering a Rose with other masculines

    Today I've got the wet rose of lumiere noire layered with the dry spices and amber of LDDM. The contrast of tone is working better than I thought it would. The cumin of LN leads right into the...
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Yes, i know it all too well. A sale here, a swap there, a fragrancenet tester in between...I now have Epic, Interlude and Dia with decants of Jubilation and the Opuses. I had Memoir but swapped it (...
  59. Re: Why Would Someone Not Like Eau de Rochas Homme?

    That's what I figured. :)

    And here I am sniffing my shirt to see if i had a remnant of LADDM on my clothes from a prior sampling, (as it can be persistent) but found no remnants of it on me. Lol
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Just a quick report back that indeed it was legit and fantastic!

    It smells like myrrh and vetiver in ( similar to the feel in Dior eau sauvage EDP but not as thick) Dia. I've found another work...
  61. Re: Why Would Someone Not Like Eau de Rochas Homme?

    The other day, I had asked a client what scent he was wearing as I was sure it was Tauer's LDDM. He was an older gentleman in his 90's so I thought, this person has good taste in frags.

    Lo and...
  62. Re: What's your favourite oriental in the heat and humidity?

    Interlude Man. Two sprays, one on each hand and I'm set.

    I'm over the citruses for the summer.Today's summer oriental...LADDM. Same application as Interlude.

    Awesome.
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Thanks! I've been looking for Dia at a good price so I had to jump on this. i'll let you all know how it went.
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    Thanks, lpp.

    It's really the insignia/bottle that was unfamiliar to me so that's an encouraging sign at least. I realize buying anything off eBay is a risk but I'll look at the return policy.
    ...
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    Re: Legit Dia Tester?

    :( my feeling is that it's a fake. Anyone else?
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    Legit Dia Tester?

    I have not seen one like this before. Ive seen the ones on universal perfumes and cosmetics and they look different then this.

    30692

    Real or fake?
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    Re: Le Male-DHI question

    I've heard that the "new le male " is a weaker juice whereas dHI is a beast. Now if we're talking old LeMale it's a closer debate.
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    Re: Fragrances with Absinthe/Wormwood?

    Guerlain Voyou has a nice wormwood that slickens the whole texture of that frag giving it a hazy, wet feel.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Al rehab Al Sharquiah- wow, what a nice sweet oud and cheap!
    Tauer Une Rose Chypre- gorgeous rose and an even better drydown. Masterpiece # 2 from the line.
    Cartier Declaration- fantastic long...
  70. Re: Japon Noir vs. Plum Japonais : Too similar to have both?

    Wow, can't believe someone would do that...at least make some money off it! Jeez!
    I definitely see what your saying. That truffle note is very unique and TFX seems like a well balanced frag. Kind...
  71. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur- probably best in the Spring and Fall but with proper application is a 4 season fragrance. Own it and love it.
  72. Re: Japon Noir vs. Plum Japonais : Too similar to have both?

    I appreciate all the responses guys. These frags arent cheap especially Japon Noir so having both requires some serious consideration.
    Thanks for the recommendation. Ill have to give TFX a more in...
  73. Japon Noir vs. Plum Japonais : Too similar to have both?

    Granted its been a mild summer here in NYC but I've been sampling both of these Tom Ford Private Blends trying to to see if there's a place for both in my collection. Sometimes sampling winter scents...
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    Re: Layering fragrance

    Favorite layering of the summer so far: eau de Hadrian edp (neck)and L'occitane amber & santal (hands).
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    Re: Something similar to Epic Man?

    Maybe its just my bottle of Epic Man , but I'm getting 212 Men.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Two years ago when i first began my fragrant I first thought that both of these smelled of ashtray. I gave them another shot and was blown away by both of them. Lesson learned I guess......
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I was looking for Cartier Declaration but found a 4 oz Grey Flannel for 12.99. Couldn't pass it up for that price even though I've seen it cheaper online. It's all about the instant gratification!
  78. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    Pure parfum all the way. It's what got me into fragrances. In those early days in this hobby I mistakenly bought the Edt after running out of the pure Parfum and thought it was a bad bottle ( I think...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    The opening smells great, it's when you get to the drydown that you notice the difference. For this reason, I'll apply Ab silver after I get home so that I'm not wasting Aventus on a nights sleep....
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    6-7 honkin' sprays to the neck and you'll smell it for 6-7 hrs. No way to get around it.I love the scent, thought about swapping it/selling it but I can't bring myself to do it as I know I'd be...
  81. Thread: Casbah

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    Re: Casbah

    Thanks guys. :)
  82. Thread: Casbah

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    Re: Casbah

    I'm really diggin the frankincense and spices in this one. It also lasts forever which is fantastic if you're an incense lover.

    For those that have tried Tom Ford's Sahara Noir, how does this...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Al rehab silver
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 4, 2014

    Lol it works everytime!

    SOTD Guerlain Homme on hands, Guerlain Homme L'eau on neck(I get olfactory fatigue when I spray guerlain Homme around the neck area).
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Slim pickins @Henri Bendel 50% off sale in NYC . Still managed to score :

    HDP 1740 4oz
    Jovoy Psychedelique
    Hdp 1725 14ml
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Which Size?

    I've owned 2 bottles of the 4.1 oz. ( going for $42 on Fragrancenet right now) and love it. I actually think they discontinued that particular size. i looked at the price of the 10 oz and choose the...
  87. [CONUS] Update 8/18 Rare! Vintage Heritage EDP, Interlude Man, //FREE SHIPPING!!

    Extremely rare ! $85- 10x2ml vintage Heritage EDP ~19ml left . bought from the very reputable Mr. G. Has a beautifully smooth, creamy sandalwood note.

    $90-Piguet Bois Noir 100 ml 99% no box...
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    Re: If you have to choose...

    I have both and i love Memoir man's wormwood and mint opening but I'm not a fan of tobacco and this turns into an ashtray on my skin on the transition from mid to base notes.

    On the other hand, I...
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    [CONUS] 8/11 Update:Interlude Man ,Kenzo,Bois noir

    For swap:
    Interlude Man tester w box snap on cap 98/100ml
    Robert Piguet Bois Noir 99/100 no box
    100 ml Kenzo Homme Boise 90% w box

    Decants:

    Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra...
  90. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    I can't believe I'm the only one to mention Bay Leaf!
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    L'occitane Verveine Menthe
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme...red ??? black??

    I gave the concentree a full day's wearing and it is closer to what I remember my vintage 6oz splash smelling like. I think the key is application here. I poured some into my hand and slapped it on...
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme...red ??? black??

    Back in the day, I owned a splash with the red cap twice. I now own the red cap and black cap with sprayers. The thing is, I remember the vintage splash being much lighter and more citrusy throughout...
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    Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    Lol "Aventus. It's drydown will beat your top notes any day of the week."
    I agree with that. I wear it more than my other ambers. Maybe it's the rose that gives it a different touch for me, kind of...
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    L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    I was pleasantly surprised to find this fragrance at L'Occitane while I was on vacation in steamy Florida looking for something with labdanum in it. I mentioned the discontinued Labdanum to the sales...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    -A mini of Smalto by Francesco Smalto-wormwood + lavender. Very Ungaro-like. Loving it!
    -I'm loving Lomani intense Black for the price and the Royal Oud feel.
    -Found a great deal on Piguet Oud at...
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Oh yeah...Creed Selection Verte.
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    +1 on L'Humaniste. I'll add Lomani AB Silver . These are colognes that I'll spray on after I get home from work as they'll only last me 4-5 hrs. And that's with a liberal 5 sprays around the neck...
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    So I received my 1oz ungaro 3 (red mottled cap)today and I'm happy to say that it smells exactly like the vintage sample I got off ebay( listing is still on there selling 3ml samples Made in France...
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    Re: What's with the oud craze?

    IMO fragrance companies/marketers need to create a buzz around a woody basenote to replace the "need" for Mysore Sandalwood.
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