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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Sorry it took so long to respond. I was out for most of the day.

    Ok. Just to clear a few things up and to respond to previous posts :

    1. JiveHippo - CORRECT. I swore off designers not long...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Why because I don't doubt my nose or my ability to detect problems with fragrances ? Then when confronted by other members who don't know me or more importantly MY BOTTLE refuse to take their...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Do order from them but IMO avoid the high end designers for obvious reasons.

    The arab stuff they sell was just fine.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Sinus Infection ? That's pathetic :) You must be a retailer .
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I was correct and was refunded my money in full. You make assumptions that people don't know anything or limit themselves to your level. Think Again.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    My box is black inside.

    To my knowledge DHP was only available on BeautySpin and Lilydirect BOTH of which raised red flags to me because BOTH are discount websites. From my past experiences (too...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    No. I don't need a second opinion. It doesn't have any smell. I am confident with my assessment.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yes I have been wearing Rasasi Al Wisam Day all week then La Yuqawam the week before. Great fragrances. What's the point of your question.....if I can smell anything at all ?
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Bentley was fully packaged with wrapping. Smells like...very very faint cinnamon smell and that's all. No amazing opening nothing else like the sample they sent me. The DHP has ZERO smell not even a...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    YES I have a CD on the atomizer nozzle but I DO NOT have a batch code under the sticker ( on bottom ) like you have. Instead I have a tiny barely noticeable etch mark on the lower right side back of...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    ^ Thanks Again...VERY KIND OF YOU TO DO.

    So fellows is this real or not ? There is NO smell coming out of this bottle. I have sampled it twice before at airports. I am familiar with the ***SMELL.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    5 photos sent to ILIKEPEEPS. Thanks Again.

    Going on a walk to mellow out a little bit....will be back to my computer in an hour or two.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks buddy.

    I am sending you 5 pics.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Sure thanks for asking. Can someone please send me an email address to send them to ? I don't know how to add pics. I've had this problem for years.


    To make matters worse my bottle of Bentley...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Can someone please tell me if Dior Homme Parfum has an image of a BEE inside the cap like their other fragrances ?

    Thanks

    My bottle that I just received from BeautySpin has NO SMELL at all....
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    Re: Esencia Loewe vintage

    I am one of your biggest fans. You always tell it like it is.
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    Re: Esencia Loewe vintage

    YES. New Version is not nearly as good or performing as well as vintage.
  18. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    I purchased DHP today after eyeing it for over a year now.

    I do like the intense version but the current formulation is a loser in the performance department IMO.
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    ^ If a refund in not possible then get a store credit and buy something with better performance. I think that would be beneficial to both parties and possibly a happier ending. They still get the...
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    Re: Nicolai's Patchouli Homme.......

    Owned it. Loved it. Finished my bottle.
  21. Re: Buying directly from Amazon ... not as safe as we thought?

    Been saying it for years.
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    Re: I love the hype!

    Retailers love hype.
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    If you are doing 8 sprays of TL then Tom Ford has DEFINITELY watered his juices down. Even I ( The Cologne Guy ) who thinks most everything is super weak these days would never dream of doing that...
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    Me Neither. I have been wearing fragrances since 1981.

    Wasn't there some talk about TF dumbing down the line ? Other members have mentioned weak bottles of several Private Blends.

    I don't...
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    Re: Versace Eros - BAD performance!

    My friend you have said a mouthful. No need to elaborate any further.

    " Three days and Three showers " WOW I'm going to get a few pennies together and go buy it immediately.
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    Re: Versace Eros - BAD performance!

    Tried it last week at Neiman Marcus. I got 20 minutes out of it.
  27. Re: 10 gallons of urine found in ‘perfume factory’

    Makes sense to me. Whale urine is used for dupes in Mexico. The shops owners even admit it.
  28. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    La Yuqawam

    " That's WUNDERBAR"
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the beasts!

    That would be too realistic and put off people from buying .....but I get where you are coming from :dankk2:
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    Re: Which Bentley Fragrance?

    Bentley For Men Intense was a huge disappointment for me.

    It opens up like an amazing niche fragrance Luckyscent might send you as a sample then dies down to a cinnamon "certs/breath mint" smell...
  31. Re: Al Haramain - Desert Rose, White Leather, Prince, Fantastic, Black Stone, Classic, White/Black O

    I just purchased Cubic and Mena Parfum.

    Cubic was labeled as an EDP but had 90% alcohol content. Whatever scent/fragrance that was in the bottle was smothered in an alcohol smell. So much so that...
  32. Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme - Underrated ?

    Love It but not the new reformulation.
  33. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    I just received MENA and Cubic.

    Cubic is pure alcohol like my Rasasi Oudh Al Misk that I received yesterday. There is very little fragrance at all coming from these two. This leads me to believe...
  34. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    I received it today....all rubbing alcohol 90% Vol. Barely any scent from this one. Total Fail.


    Ordered it from Beautyspin. Looks 100% legit.

    I love paying $20 for rubbing alcohol.
  35. Re: What are looking forward to wearing for the warm weather months?

    Al Wisam Day
    Dior Sauvage
    Boucheron Quatre

    Since I moved to Southern California I have been getting into fresher scents.
  36. Re: Is there any problem in buying "Testers"?

    I think testers can also be counterfeit.

    I was in a store recently that was obviously selling counterfeit fragrances. They had a section for "testers". The testers were packaged in weird looking...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    Bentley Intense was a huge disappointment for me.

    It starts off amazing like a top notch niche fragrance then within 20 minutes it dissolves into cinnamon certs candy where it barley projects off...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    More than likely a typo.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Too Bad.

    I Trust You....always look forward to your reviews.

    By the way you were spot on about Bentley Intense.
  40. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    My Tuscan Leather 2013 batch was a longevity beast but never a sillage monster. Maybe this helps ?
  41. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Well TASEEM was a LOSER.

    All I get is a light synthetic vanilla reminiscent of the vanilla in Salvatore Ferragamo Black. Below Average performance.

    At $18 no big deal but still wasted money....
  42. Re: Upon realizing how much you love a frag, would you go buy a 100ml if you just purchased the 50ml

    YES. I just did this with Estee Lauder KNOWING. I thought maybe I should play it safe but THE BITCH IS BAD ASS ! I ordered the larger bottle immediately after wearing it for a day.
  43. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    ^ Excellent. Good Bye TF.

    I thought the damage was already done to fragrances in general in 2015. Do we have even more denigration to look forward to in 2016 ? I say just ban the entire industry...
  44. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    I broke down and purchased :

    Cubic EDP for men and MENA Parfum 0.8oz

    These were the two that looked the most interesting to me. Will report back once I test them.
  45. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    Ok. GREAT :)


    I think a lot of people would be interested in sampling your products. The problem is most people need to blind buy bottles in order to do this. As you mentioned Al H has so many...
  46. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    Thanks. Do you work for Al Haramain or Beauty Spin ?
  47. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    I am looking into :

    Mena
    Cubic
    Etoiles Silver
    Gold
    Vintage Classic

    These are the westernized EDP's.
  48. Re: Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh, prestige collection. Oh. My. Lord.

    Enjoy and Thank You for your review.

    I would love somebody's insight into this house. What are the top 5 ?

    When I researched this house myself I kept running into the same ingredients...oud...
  49. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    So sorry. I didn't notice. I know someone named Tony Moreno and get confused.
  50. Re: Cheap to mid priced licorice-dominant scents?

    BIG anise note in Armani Code Special Blend. Great Performance.
  51. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Thanks. I just purchased it. Will report back once it comes in.
  52. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Rasasi Oudh al Misk is an interesting one to me. Mixed reviews on performance though. LOVE the bottle.
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    Re: Interlude man on Beautyspin

    Why was my post deleted ?

    I was asking about the authenticity of BeautySpin's western brands.....most notably Dior Homme Parfum ?
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    Wanting to buy Dior Homme Parfum on Beauty Spin but don't have the guts to pull the trigger. How can they have access to it and why so cheap ?

    The Rasasi's I purchased are definitely legit but I...
  55. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Thanks TONY.

    Happy New Years to you...PEACE and LOVE on earth.
  56. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    That is pretty intense. I took one shower last night after having it on for roughly 3 hours and it washed right off. What kind of soap are you using ? I use DOVE.
  57. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    You should wait until I thoroughly review them for projection and longevity.....but oh well. Enjoy.
  58. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Please name those. You have me interested.

    Thanks
  59. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Yes Sir.
  60. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Thanks. I am loving the designs of the bottles. Every One is beautifully done. I think arabic lettering and design is so exquisite.
  61. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    I won't know for a while. These are just my first impressions. The real test will be when I mix them with fresh cotton t shirts and long afternoon walks :) This will take me a few days. Maybe a week...
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    Re: Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    I had them in a closet not far from the front door. YES I did have one or two other bottles go bad on me..Eau De Nuit by Armani was in the same pile.
  63. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    ^^^ Actually Al Wisam Day is getting better and better. I applied it an hour ago after a hot shower. I am smelling intermittent wafts of a very unique fresh fragrance. I can't figure out yet how to...
  64. Re: Aside from the vintage Guerlains I've bought from this pharmacy, should I snap up any of the oth

    " Pass the lubricant please " :)
  65. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    I just received my order from BeautySpin.

    Everything seems legit to me. Frags were wrapped in one huge piece of bubble wrap and taped together. The boxes were all factory sealed as far as I could...
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    Re: Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    Masculine no doubt but not versatile at all. IMO only to be worn when dressing up in a blazer and dress shirt (no tie).

    My bottle that I had for two years went bad this summer at half full. My...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Current formulation of KNOWING by Estee Lauder. It has many qualities that makes it an exceptional value for the cost if it works on your skin.
  68. Re: 2 Armafs in today: Club De Nuit Intense Man and Shades Wood-- Thoughts inside.

    Great Reviews.
  69. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    Yes. Thanks Joe for taking the time to write a review.

    I think I would get frustrated by the performance so I will pass on this one.
  70. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    How is the sillage and longevity ?
  71. Re: Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    Thank You for your best wishes.

    I will definitely report back once I sample them.

    ....Stay Tuned.
  72. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    I've tried it twice. I too think it is a crappy fragrance and don't understand the hype.
  73. Rasasi Haul / Jumped Back On The Hype Train...Even bought from a discounter

    All men are sheep including me :)

    I have been dying to try the Rasasi line but stopped myself from doing it due to past disappointments (recommendations) but tonight I couldn't resist.

    I...
  74. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    Key word " RECENT "

    People that have been commenting on weak juice are ones buying bottles "now". There very well could be 2016 reformulations going on that hasn't caught on with a lot of people....
  75. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - A range of expensive skin scents

    Must be the new bottles. There have been mentions of watered down Private Blends lately. This is yet another confirmation that TF is...........OVER.

    I've already moved on and feel quite...
  76. Re: Wow, the drydown of Acqua di Gio Essenza is really good!

    My misery is your pleasure :)

    Happy Holidays
  77. Re: Wow, the drydown of Acqua di Gio Essenza is really good!

    +1

    Well Said. I think Essenza is fab. Owned one bottle and loved it. Bought a second bottle (6.8oz) and thought there was a batch variation( longevity sucked). Maybe it comes from too much...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    This news makes me want to throw away my new bottle of Code "Special" Blend.
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    Re: Best of the Zegna Essenze line?

    I've tried maybe three of them Vetiver Indonesian Oud Java Patchouli. All decent but WAY overpriced for the performance they give off.
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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    Thanks. Can you elaborate a little on this comment ?


    If you get a whole day out of it then longevity is amazing. Were you referring to projection was way down due to no oak moss ?
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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    How long would you say it lasts and how far does it project ? Can you compare it to the current performance of ELSHA ?

    Thanks
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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    ^^^ THANKS. Too bad about the current reformulation.
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    Current Status Of Aramis ?

    Is anyone enjoying the current version of Aramis ? I was looking on Macys.com and they have some nice accessories to go with the EDT....a soap on a rope a body shampoo and a shave balm to name a few....
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    Re: Armani Code Special Blend

    I own it.

    It is Code but with a touch of gourmand and performance is way better than the original. I am enjoying it but don't know if I would repurchase. Either way definitely worth a sniff if...
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    Re: The One Edp on Lilydirect next week!

    Do not blind buy. YOU WILL be disappointed.

    Sorry for the buzzkill !
  86. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Today I finished a 100ml of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. The empty bottle is sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to be dumped into the trash like a milk carton.

    It was a great ride...at 100mph in...
  87. Re: Seen at Walmart: a Polo Supreme Oud imposter

    It was probably CLASSIC MATCH.

    I own 8 bottles of their POLO GREEN. The others are ok as far as top notes goes but the rest doesn't deliver.

    The green is the best cheapie I have purchased in...
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    Re: Sick and Tired of Weak Fragrances

    I am with the OP. You need to dig deep to find anything that projects and lasts at a fair price.

    I found one actually and I am sticking with it for now. Paco Rabanne Cologne is an excellent...
  89. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Tuscan Leather, I don't count the number of sprays. I continuously mist my body until I am doused in liquid. The effects are wonderful.

    Last week Paco Rabanne Cologne 10 sprays twice a day. I...
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    Re: Violet beyond Fahrenheit/G. Flannel?

    I love violet in men's fragrances.

    I recently purchased Quatre and enjoy it very much. I also love Heeley's CPF but the performance isn't great. Otherwise I would have whipped out my credit card...
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    Re: The danger of overspray

    .....and I am nowhere to be found :)
  92. Re: Where can I find a fragrance similar to Armani Code?

    Try Code Special Blend. Similar yet different.
  93. Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    You are riding the Basenotes Ferris Wheel. People will tell you that your nose is broken or that olfactory fatigue has wrecked havoc on your ability to provide common sense insight into perfumery....
  94. Re: New Release: Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015)

    I have this on right now :

    Not intense

    Nothing to do with the original

    Apple and Cinnamon

    A friend wore AZZARO as his signature for years. It was a pungent musky masculine juice. This...
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    Re: Purchasing Gift Sets

    Good Question.

    Gift Sets are tempting but I tend not to like having a bottle without the proper box to store it in. I also wonder why the gift sets are so cheap compared to the boxed original ?...
  96. Re: Does CVS Pharmacy sell fake fragrances?

    It seems like they have a nifty box set which is sold out online.
  97. Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    Your theory about extra oil content in the same location is convincing. Well worth a try.
  98. Re: Does CVS Pharmacy sell fake fragrances?

    From how you describe your Bentley Intense it is legit. I have read several reviews that describe it just like you have done.
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    Re: TF - tobacco vanille ---> am i crazy?

    Give it at least one or two more tries. I went through the same thing when I first tried it. Eventually you will get a dark boozy vanilla with tobacco. A very nice fragrance with chameleon tendencies.
  100. Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    I don't find weak fragrances to perform any better with more sprays. You might get a bigger rush of fragrance at first but it will dwindle away just the same IMO.
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