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    Re: Safe designer fragrance for mom?

    Thanks again for the recommendation. By all accounts (from my 12 year old) she loved it.

    The refillable concept is pretty cool. I almost bought the refillable travel version of TdH PP the other...
  2. Re: List a few of your favorite Designer Fragrances

    My top 5 (based on usage):

    Acqua di Gio Essenza
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit
    Le Male
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
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    Re: Thank you all...

    Congrats. That's a very impressive accomplishment in only 1 year.

    And thank YOU for your valuable contributions. I'm looking forward to reading your next 1000 posts and hope to make some...
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    Re: Safe designer fragrance for mom?

    Thanks for all your help. That was awesome.

    We ended up getting Chanel Madamoiselle EDP in the 3-20ml refills. Should be perfect for her purse.

    I also sampled a few Chanel men's fragrances...
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    Re: Safe designer fragrance for mom?

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. I have no idea what she likes, except that my daughter said she thought she saw a bottle of Opium that she was using. That's about the best I can do. I'm...
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    Safe designer fragrance for mom?

    Hey guys. Any suggestions for a safe designer scent my 12 year old daughter can get for her mom for Mothers Day? Buying this aft so quick responses would be much appreciated.

    Thanks tons.
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    Re: A little story about Bleu de Chanel

    That was my take as well.
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    Re: A little story about Bleu de Chanel

    My friend -- I was only joking in my post. I more than likely would have done exactly the same thing as you in those circumstances -- walked out without having attempted to make a connection. It's...
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    Re: A little story about Bleu de Chanel

    Hahaha!

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    MAJOR fail. Except...at least now you have the chance to correct your fatal flaw...you can now wear Aventus and leave there with MUCH more than just a properly...
  10. Re: Trouble differentiating Dept. store fragrances...

    Not trying to argue with you, but I would wager a sizeable amount that I could easily tell every single one of the following 15 department store fragrances apart (okay, maybe 1 or 2 aren't readily...
  11. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    I have Legend. It is the most uninspiring fragrance in my collection. I hope it grows on me but right now, I derive no enjoyment wearing it. None.
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    I suspect there is a very obvious answer to this, but what does proximity to a coast have to do with selection of a fragrance?
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    Not sure what the basis is to suggest that I am a troll but if you read some of my posts I think you will find that I am nothing but honest and sincere in every single one, albeit very inexperienced...
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    Hey Nate_99:

    wtf?
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    A*Men is one of my favorites. That said, I get WAAAAAAAY more compliments from females from AdG Essenza, La Nuit and Le Male, if that is what is important to you.

    EDIT: as for the flankers, I...
  16. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him - thoughts on a blind buy?

    Thanks.

    Not sure why I couldn't find it. Well, I'm blind buying either the original or Musc. Too interesting not to.
  17. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him - thoughts on a blind buy?

    Thanks.

    I can't find that thread through the search function :mad:
  18. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him - thoughts on a blind buy?

    LOL. Thanks.

    Yeah. I have read a lot about it evoking memories of standing in a cement (not pavement) parking lot while it is raining. Do you get a "wet cement" vibe from it?

    Needless to say,...
  19. Narciso Rodriguez for Him - thoughts on a blind buy?

    I don't mind taking chances on blind buys. Especially ones a little out there. What do you think of this one? It's either this or Fahrenheit Absolute this blind buy binge, for a darker, somewhat...
  20. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    Some of the more cynical BNers have questioned whether testers intentionally have better juice than the retail bottles. Perhaps buying a capless tester may be the lesser of two evils for those...
  21. Re: Suggestions for next 3 purchases to round things out?

    Thanks for the response but I have all 3 you listed.
  22. Re: Suggestions for next 3 purchases to round things out?

    Thank you Sir.

    I'm going to blind buy a bunch of frags from FN.com shortly. Yeah, I know. Sample. Whatever. LOL.

    Is M7 Oud Absolute a reasonably safe blind buy? How about Habit Rouge?

    For a...
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    Re: Questions About Rive Gauche PH - Legit?

    It's tricky stuff. The first few times I wore it, I was underwhelmed with its longevity and projection. I hadn't gone near it for weeks. Then I wore it the other day. Longevity was insane -- 14 hours...
  24. Re: HELP!!! "Le Male" : poor long longevity and sillage

    In my view clearly there is something wrong with it. 2 sprays under my shirt and I get wafts of it for 8 hours. On my clothes it lasts for days.
  25. Re: HELP!!! "Le Male" : poor long longevity and sillage

    My bottle of Le Male (purchased December 2012) is near the top of my 17 frags for longevity and projection (although some days, it's more of a beast on me than others). It was a gift and it came with...
  26. Re: Why should longevity be a factor for considering which fragrance is good?

    Thank you Sir. I am flattered to read that.

    FWIW, I notice it most with Fahrenheit. On initial spraying the scent is incredibly "open" and "airy" and so unbelievably complex. I suspect that the...
  27. Re: Why should longevity be a factor for considering which fragrance is good?

    For some of my frags, when I reapply, I seem to get a much different scent. And the more often I reapply, the more dramatic the change. It's not that the scent only gets stronger, but it seems to...
  28. Re: I just smelled Green Irish Tweed and Aventus.

    Not disagreeing with you but what is the basis to say that he is on Creed's payroll?
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    I think he's talking about the travel atomizers. I picked up a few myself. If nothing else they will be nice little gifts.
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    Re: TOF or Pure Shot?

    Any idea why TOF is called that? I don't get it. Not even a little bit.
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    Re: Longevity and projection issues

    Cool Water is a bomb on me. Right up there at the top of what I have (which includes A*Men, Kouros, Yatagan, Le Male, 1 Million and other beasts as well). I wear Cool Water to work lots and I need to...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    In case you're interested, 10 ml $42 splits offered by PalmBeach right now. 3 spots left...
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    Re: Rive Gauche bottle

    I picked up my tin at WalMart a couple of months ago for $25. I'm so glad I saw today what so many others see in it. My first 3 or 4 wearings were completely uneventful. Safe. Dare I say boring....
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    Re: Rive Gauche bottle

    That bottle is so sexy. I have the tin version. Container-wise, that bottle walks all over my tin.

    Never thought too much of RG until today when I wore it. Wow.

    I keep doing that. I return to...
  35. Re: I just smelled Green Irish Tweed and Aventus.

    Yeah, fine, but when you sampled the Aventus, were you not instantly beseiged by a bevy of hysterically sex-crazed vixens wanting a piece of zero7786? No time to be modest.
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    TOF or Pure Shot?

    Which do you prefer?
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    Re: Cannot smell my frags

    I'm in the same boat as you OP. Every now and then I get totally anosmic. Here is what has worked for me:

    1. Spray on your chest only, away from your nose (spray a little on one wrist as well, to...
  38. Suggestions for next 3 purchases to round things out?

    Hello BNers.

    Any suggestions what I should buy for my next 3 purchases to round things out? Here is what I currently own:

    1. A*Men
    2. ADG Essenza
    3. JPG Le Male
    4. Dior Fahrenheit
    5. YSL La...
  39. Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    To me, EdB smells dark, dry and incense-dominated. It is completely devoid of any sweetness. I can smell no vanilla. I see very little resemblance to Spicebomb, and even less to Givenchy Play Intense...
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    Re: Looking for an everyday scent for work

    Not that I pretend to have a clue what is considered appropriate for work, but this is what I am currently rotating through (suit and tie, ultra professional workplace):

    1. Dior Fahrenheit
    2....
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    Re: Musk recommendations?

    Thanks. Yeah -- I would have been all over Kiehl's had it not died on my skin. Maybe I should give it another go.

    I forgot to mention -- I have a 50ml split of Musc Ravageur on its way.
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    Musk recommendations?

    Hey BNers. Can you suggest some musky frags for me to try?

    I would prefer that they be readily available (i.e. nothing too much more complicated than fragrancenet.com), reasonably priced ($150 or...
  43. Re: Received my 100ml bottle of YSL La Nuit today from FragranceX

    In Canada it's called A*Men. In some other places, I believe it goes by Angel Men. There are a bunch of flankers. The current flanker is Pure Leather. I find it not much different from A*Men,...
  44. Re: Received my 100ml bottle of YSL La Nuit today from FragranceX

    For what it's worth, to answer your question and throw a few options out there, and at the risk of being ridiculed, here is my current overall approximate ranking of some of what I have:

    1. A*Men...
  45. Re: Received my 100ml bottle of YSL La Nuit today from FragranceX

    I like La Nuit too, although certainly not a 10. I would put Le Male (and others in my modest collection) ahead of it, but that's just me.

    Did you get the EDT or EDP version?
  46. Re: Vintage DHI obtained from Fragrancenet.com. Anyone else have the same experience?

    I couldn't care less myself, except that I do notice that similar bottles are priced close to $400 on eBay.
  47. Vintage DHI obtained from Fragrancenet.com. Anyone else have the same experience?

    Warning - similar post in a couple of other threads. Thought I'd start a new thread because this seems a little odd to me. But maybe not.

    I just received my first bottle ever of DHI 5 days ago. I...
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    So...by way of update, I received my DHI 5 days ago. Silver collar. The box is the vintage box. Batch code OT02 (on the box and bottle). According to checkcosmetic.net, date of manufacture was June...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense reformulated review.

    I just received my first bottle ever of DHI 5 days ago. I picked it up from Fragrancenet.com. I think I paid $85. Silver collar. The box is as described by barcode on page 9 of this thread. Batch...
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    Re: Perfumania...somethings not right???

    A month ago I returned a 200ml bottle of Fahrenheit at the Bay that was a third empty. I told the SA that according to the prevailing view on BN, it should have much greater longevity. She searched...
  51. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    I get very mediocre projection and longevity. On my skin, compared to Essenza, Le Male, Cool Water, 1 Million, Yatagan and Kouros, I give PE a 4 at best on both projection and longevity.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Quite possibly Sir. As I have continued to wear Fahrenheit, I have found it to be increasingly noticeable. Perhaps the same will happen with DHI. Hopefully it will, before I choke out all around me.
  53. Re: Frags you get poor longevity from that are considered good>excellent

    Fahrenheit
    DHI
    Rive Gauche
    Pure Malt
    La Nuit de L'Homme

    Others though are beasts, including Essenza, Le Male, A*Men, 1 Million, Cool Water, Yatagan and Kouros. So it's not all frags that die...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    I just got my first bottle of DHI. First full wearing today. Maybe I am anosmic but it is not a powerhouse on my skin by any means. I put 3 sprays on under my shirt (done up with a tie, which is how...
  55. Re: is it worth buying big bottles? (i.e. 6.7 oz)

    Depends on the fragrance.

    I lucked out buying 200 ml of Fahrenheit:

    a) only $20 more for 200 ml over 100 ml;

    b) incredible scent (with continued use, it has become the closest to a...
  56. Re: Today I wore Acqua di Gio Essenza to work. I know this is not a heavy hitter on BN, but...

    I am very interested in your comments on this.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone 8.5/10
    2) Projection 6/10
    3) Longevity 7/10
    4) Versatility 4/10
    5) Compliments 3/10
    6) Overall rating 7.5/10
  58. Re: Today I wore Acqua di Gio Essenza to work. I know this is not a heavy hitter on BN, but...

    Essenza rocks. Here's what I posted in response to the suggestion that it was the biggest disappointment of 2012:

    "In terms of longevity and projection, on my skin at least, Essenza walks all over...
  59. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    From my experience:

    1. Acqua di Gio (Essenza preferably)

    2. Le Male

    3. La Nuit de L'Homme (EDT preferably)

    4. D&G The One
  60. Re: Tea for Two: Yet another lie from Fragrancenet

    I have ordered from them twice. First order was fine. Still waiting for the second order. Here are my observations so far:

    1. Slooooooooow shipping. In each case, the tracking link indicated...
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    Re: pure malt back in stock

    Thanks. I posted another thread looking for help and a fellow BNer went the distance. THE DISTANCE. CF85.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Flankers...

    Thank you Sir. Next Fragrancenet run will definitely include a bottle of the Absolute.
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    Re: Where can I get Pure Havane in the US?

    I may just have this all figured out, thanks to CF85. What an awesome dude. Things like this restore/affirm my faith in humanity.
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    Re: Where can I get Pure Havane in the US?

    Nobody will ship to Canada. I suspect they are prohibited.
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    Re: Where can I get Pure Havane in the US?

    Thank you Sir. I will inquire but it suffices to say that the texts I'm getting aren't all filled with smiley faces and LOLs right now on this topic. Some people just don't understand. Hahaha.
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    Re: Where can I get Pure Havane in the US?

    She just texted and said she tried Saks, Nordstrom's and Macy's but no luck. I asked whether they have a Dillard's there but I think I have reached the end of her patience.
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    Where can I get Pure Havane in the US?

    A girl I know is in Palm Springs. She says only Bloomingdale's has Pure Havane and there isn't one there. Where else might they have it? Nordstrom's? Anywhere else? The online Mugler store is no...
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    Re: pure malt back in stock

    I bought Pure Malt at Fragrancenet.com on February 23. $60.15 after discount. There was a thread on here alerting everyone to it.

    I am dying to get Pure Havane. A girl I know is in the US right...
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    To the extent this is directed at me, I am not overly interested in fighting for the right to uconditionally wear fragrances in the workplace in whatever amount I wish, nor am I interested in...
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    I work in the most conservative office setting imaginable. It took us forever to adopt a casual Friday policy. Before that it was suits (with jackets generally worn 100% of the time) and ties Monday...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare @ Fragrancenet??

    I saw the thread title, blasted over to the site and typed as fast as I could. What appeared was "Your search for 'invasion' returned no results"... :undecided:
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    Re: musc ravaguer

    "Not bad" is right. I'm in on a 20ml split for the cost of what I would normally spend on a 100ml bottle of something else :shocked:

    Not complaining though. Quite the contrary. I'm very excited to...
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    Re: Best chanel for men

    Huh?
  74. Re: Fragrances with Longevity and Good Projection

    On my skin, I would never characterize Fahrenheit (I base this on 2 200ml bottles), A*Men Pure Malt or Mont Blanc Legend as having anything above average (at best) projection and longevity. On the...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste or Chanel Egoiiste Platinum

    I have not yet had the pleasure of sampling Egoiste, but PE is by far the most unoffensive, uninspiring, mediocre, middle of the road fragrance in my modest collection. I suppose that may be what is...
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    Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    In terms of longevity and projection, on my skin at least, Essenza walks all over the masterpiece. Destroys it. I get 10 hours out of it. And I love how it smells and what it does for my mood.
    ...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Flankers...

    Thanks. What order would you place the orginal, and the 3 flankers I mentioned, in terms of longevity and projection?

    Thanks.
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    Fahrenheit Flankers...

    Anyone really liking Aqua, Absolute or 32? I have tried to read as much as I can about each of these. I have an almost full 200ml bottle of Fahrenheit and while I am disappointed with its longevity...
  79. Re: Best date Scent from the following choices...

    Thanks guys for all the help. Much appreciated.

    Went on the date, and a bunch since with the same girl. I wore Le Male, and have since worn Eau des Baux and AdG Essenza. She liked Le Male but went...
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    Not too bad actually. I paid $18 shipping spread over 3 bottles and some accessories.
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    I paid $86 with box after coupon.
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    Apparently it's not a big deal. I posted this with a view to assisting others who may have been waiting to buy DHI. Looks like I'm the only guy who couldn't find it anywhere else.
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    Re: DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    Oh. Sorry about that. I guess this isn't exactly earth shattering news. I had been waiting for a while to get DHI but I never checked Beauty Encounter. I was waiting patiently for it to finally...
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    DHI at Fragrancenet.com...hurry...

    Title says it all. Been waiting for weeks. Grabbed some A*Men, MB Legend and 3 atomizers too. All 100ml bottles and all for around $200. Woot! Woot! I love that place.
  85. Re: Best date Scent from the following choices...

    Great advice. Thank you.
  86. Best date Scent from the following choices...

    Hey BNers. I appreciate this topic has been discussed countless times but I was just wondering...for the most important date of your entire life, what would you choose from the following (please...
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    Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    I just got Kouros too, the same time I got Pure Malt and Yatagan. I posted a separate thread on Kouros and said this (in part) in my post:

    "Now the Kouros on the other hand...one spray only. And...
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    Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    I really enjoyed reading all these responses.

    Mine is a very untrained nose. Maybe I will grow to appreciate this fragrance some day. I hope I do. My intial experience though has been nothing...
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    Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    Well I will say that I have found the new longevity beast in my collection. It smells as strong on me this morning as it did last night. I may never get it off.
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    Re: Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    Yeah. I was just reading the reviews. I smell nothing of what others are smelling. The following excerpt from this review kinda hit home though:

    "I wish I could warm to this one, but my reactions...
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    Kouros...a beast

    Just got my Kouros in the mail. As well as Pure Malt and Yatagan.

    I was shocked at how subtle the Pure Malt is. I was expecting an A*Men explosion. I like it and it's got good longevity for me...
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    Yatagan...does anyone actually like this?

    Wow. I don't understand how this could appeal to anyone. To me it is crazy bad. I can perhaps understand the novelty of it but does anyone here actually like it? If so, when do you wear it? On what...
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    *Deleted*

    Deleted -- possible violation of forum rules.

    *sorry*
  94. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    Yes. I would be happy to give you my impressions. Bear in mind though that due to my inexperience, I am unable to give anything more than a very unsophisticated overall opinion. But I'm happy to do...
  95. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    I'm not asking you to agree with me. I was inviting your own listing. And by the way -- your post completely supports my view of 1M being underrated.

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    I beg to differ. I...
  96. Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    Here is my take, from my experience in the last 3 or so months, in the order presented. All are current formulations.

    What are your own observations as to most overrated and underrated on BN?
    ...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    At the risk of repeating myself over and over, me too.

    EDIT: As a result of this thread, I am wearing ADG Essenza at work today. Wow. It is amazing. I always forget how good some frags are when I...
  98. Re: Most similar/clone of abercrombie and fitch fierce?

    Lots would say Mont Blanc Legend.
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Not my experience but I suppose everyone's skin is different.
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    I have Essenza and like it. I a/b'd EDT and Essenza many times pre-purchase and thought that Essenza was the clear victor in terms of projection, longevity and scent.
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