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  1. Re: Scent of the SEASON - The Fragrance Collectors

    Spring - Green Irish Tweed
    Summer - Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Fall - Terre d' Hermes EDT
    Winter - Gucci pour homme (2003)
  2. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    I don't get the idea and what you mean at all but I'm glad it brings you joy and you enjoy Ideal. Enjoy!
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    Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    No, just the opposite. I like smelling the whiffs of the fragrance I wear. If somebody gives a compliment, it's just a good bonus that's all.
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    Re: First Jazz Vintage bottle?

    I have this bottle, also a splash. In the backside of the box, it says only: Contains: Alcohol Fragrance. There's a bar code in the box and the serial number is 2107.
    ...
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    Re: Tried the new Dior Eau Sauvage COLOGNE (2015)

    The classic, original formulation of Eau Sauvage is that good, that one could imagine, it's hard to create any flanker which would be more than a pale shadow of the original....
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    The availability is still very good, and look at those prices.... it's peanuts!

    http://www.ebay.de/sch/Parfums-/26396/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=zino+davidoff
  7. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    The "fantasy" was that Egoiste was inspired by a feminine perfume. And Polge compared Bleu to Egoiste..... Bleu was created for MAN .
    Imo the case with Guerlain L'Homme Ideal is the same; though...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx19/bryan805/CreedwithBox.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Vetiver overload--help me drop a few!

    Good thread. The Lubin vetiver is amazing and so far nobody has excluded it.
  10. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    I'm with you who like L'Homme Ideal. It's a very nice scent to be worn in the winter / cold season. I have to admit though, that I can't wear it several days in a row - I get tired of the "candy"...
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    Re: bleu de chanel edt...worth the money?

    I might be wrong but I always thought that testers and smaller bottles like 50 ml are quite safe to buy at eBay, the most fakes are big retail bottles. I had luck finding Bleu (both edt and perfume)...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yes I have the same observation.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I can compare just 3 batches: 13T01, 14K01 and 14A01.

    Today I have made a comparison of 14A01 and 13T01. After sauna sprayed 13T01 to whole length of my left arm, to dried skin, and 14A01 to...
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    Re: Aramis 2014 reformulation

    I guess the oakmoss has been replaced by treemoss.

    I'm glad if some people find it more wearable, that's fine, but I want to have my Aramis just like it was in the 80's. I wear it quite seldom,...
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    Re: Please help! NOTHING lasts on my skin :(

    What if you have worn too strong fragrances too much? If that's the culprit? You could try to keep a let's say 1 week break, and then try some lighter (for example citrus-woody) fragrance, like Eau...
  16. Thread: Best of the 80's?

    by df91
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Yes, 1985 is the year GIT was launched.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Creed+Green+Irish+Tweed+launched+1985

    It takes the second place after Macassar for me.
  17. Thread: Best of the 80's?

    by df91
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Rochas Macassar
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    He's a highly appreciated member, a friendly and helpful person, I feel he's a spirit of Basenotes. Congrats, Hednic.
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    18.4.2015
    Laura Biagiotti Mistero di Roma Uomo
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme vintage "tin can"
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Kouros
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Bijan
    Boucheron Pour Homme Perfume
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Kinski
    Encre Noire
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Rochas Lui
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme vintage
  22. Re: 24 Platinum (Scentstory) + Fragrancex experience

    I don't know the scent, but about fragranceX: I've been a long-time customer and estimatedly 15-20 deals have gone very smoothly, not anything to complain, but just the 2 latest have been not so...
  23. Re: Have you ever had to deal with fragrance associations with other people?

    Well, Eagles has much better songs, this one is not so special... OK it's a bit dull let's face it. My absolute favourite is the song "One Of Those Nights"

    Sorry for a small off-topic.
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Memoir Man because of it's darkness, melancholity, deepness and mystery. Simply beautiful. I also like the perfumer, Karine Vinchon-Spehner
  25. Re: Have you ever had to deal with fragrance associations with other people?

    Funny coninsidence the band, and the song (Take It To The Limit) as well are my all-time favs :D but it would be sad if we all were same....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Bogart Pour Homme (2004) Created by Maurice Roucel and Norbert Bijaoui.

    http://pics2.ds-static.com/prodimg/429399/500.JPG
  27. Re: Fragrance discovery from an old sideboard (Vtg. Cool Water edt)

    I must correct the age of the bottle a little... in the bottle bottom is a batch code 00803 3 - and checkfresh.com tracks this to the year 2000. Anyway, an old bottle.
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    Re: Which one of these three scents are the best?

    Ungaro III
  29. Poll: Re: Which Allure Home Flanker do you like the best?

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
  30. Re: Fragrance discovery from an old sideboard (Vtg. Cool Water edt)

    The rubber case is so soft and elastic that the bottle might survive the dropping to the floor from 2 meters. But I don't want to put it under a test :)
  31. Fragrance discovery from an old sideboard (Vtg. Cool Water edt)

    Found today a vintage Cool Water edt from our sideboard, a travel spray 75 ml in a weird blue rubber case, I rember it well, around 1995 or so... and it's well preserved , quite close to GIT,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985) Created possibly by Pierre Bourdon ( an undisclosed secret)

    http://images.askmen.com/fashion/grooming/1245704034_creed-green-irish-tweed_1.jpg
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    Re: Best FIRST date scent out of these 5...

    Gucci Pour Homme 2 because it's not so common, still pleasant.
  34. Thread: Rate My Fake DHI

    by df91
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    Imo just the opposite: because "We'll never know what the truth is 100%", therefore the seller should NOT be banned in any way.
  35. Re: Would you purchase a GIT tester after this conversation?

    I guess he has sold them outside of eBay and had not yet taken the time to edit the listing. It wouldn't make sense for a seller to lie about the batch code as the buyer can check it and return if...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Versace Pour Homme (2008) -created by Alberto Morillas

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26128762-395.jpg
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It was from eBay USA. A tester 120 ml.

    Now today i bought batch 13P02. That's it, I guess i have now bought enough GIT. (And my bank account is nearly empty! :D ... and the recipe for a...
  38. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    I like it because it's dark and brooding with a bit of melancholic. Wife likes it on me even more than i do.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    That's good to hear because that was an another batch I ordered, thought i'll take a risk. Thought that 14A01 can't be so different from 14K01 which I love, much because of that greenness. So I...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Imo the best is Domenico Caraceni 1913

    Next, Ungaro III vintage, LeLabo Rose 31
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tuesday 14th April 2015


    Amouage Journey Man
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ordered my first bottle of GIT ever today after receiving a sample 10ml of batch 14K01 . The sample smells very nice and wearing it just now. Note, i have no other batch to compare it to! I enjoy...
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    Re: Is this the original non reformulated M7?

    As far as I know yes, and also authentic Mandrake Root that brings a little bit of black magic to original M7....
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    Re: Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    I'm sure it is. It has that pepper-juniper thing and leather base....

    A reviewer at Fragrantica described it: "The drydown of this is Ambr Baldessarini with spices and berries but with better...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Gucci Pour Homme I (2003) Created by Michel Almairac

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.691.jpg
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Hard to decide...I feel most "home" wearing Gucci PH I (2003), Terre d' Hermes EDT. Rochas Macassar used to be my signature for years but lately i've taken a break - still loving it though.
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme colors..

    I saw a while ago a Prada Amber Intense gift set, there was a bottle of hair/body wash/shower gel just that light blue coloured
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    Re: Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    Thanks mate - I got a good offer of it thought will sell it if I don't like it.

    The Sichuan pepper combined with tobacco-incense-juniper-tonka sounds good as a note listing to me.
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    Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    I know it has reviews in the directory, but i'm qurious to know what Basenoters think about it? I blind bought it and wish to know what to expect...the note pyramid was interesting. Any scents like...
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme colors..

    The colour has not changed with reformulation afaik - instead, the size of the letters PRADA on the bottle has changed to bigger ones. I've got a couple of bottles from 2009 and they have small...
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    Re: Vintage *CHRISTIAN DIOR EAU SAUVAGE*

    Here's some images of the vintage CD i bought a while ago. No barcode, nor greendot in the box. Hope this helps. Very well kept juice inside.
    ...
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    Re: How many sprays do you need for a Creed?

    I only own Bois du Portugal which i spray 2 sprays. Quite heavy stuff.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    I also received my first bottle ever some days ago. I had tried it years ago and remembered I liked it but as well remembered it was quite light fragrance to my taste.
    I gave it full wearing for 1...
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    Re: Fake Ebay Dior Fahrenheit

    I guess you're right about this... And I agree of the eBay's business practices.
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    Re: Fake Ebay Dior Fahrenheit

    In German eBay where i'm registered, you can either start a dispute in eBay or paypal (but not both, naturally) - The time frame in eBay is 30 days from the payment, and in PayPal it's 180 days i...
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    Re: Fake Ebay Dior Fahrenheit

    Fakes are getting all the time better, for example some popular Chanels like AHS and Bleu. It's all the time harder to recognize a fake. I personally buy the most faked fragrances from a trusted...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Bleu de Chanel EDP - launched 2014, created by Jacques Polge

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25967.jpg
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    Some I know that are top sellers here, very popular ones:

    Diesel Only The Brave
    Boss Bottled
    Calvin Klein One Shock
    Hugo Red
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million
    CK Eternity Aqua
    Tommy
    Aqua di Gio
  59. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    One over all: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    VC&A Pour Homme
    Curve
    Ungaro III
    Boss Bottled Night
    Hugo Energise
    HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood
    Gendarme
    Calvin Klein Truth for men
  60. Thread: Spring fragrances

    by df91
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    Re: Spring fragrances

    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Versace Pour Homme
    Bleu de Chanel edt and edp
    Guerlain l'homme l'eau boisee
    HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood
    Calvin Klein Truth for men
    Calvin Klein...
  61. Re: Does spraying cologne on your face or head make your hair GRAY faster?

    No.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Bleu de Chanel EDP
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    Re: Rate these fragrances from 1-10

    Aventus - Creed 4

    The One for Men - Dolce & Gabbana 7
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - Chanel 9
    Sculpture Homme - Nikos 8
    Pour Homme - Versace 9
    La Nuit de L'Homme - Yves Saint Laurent 5
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    Re: What the Well-Dressed Man Smelled Like in 1961

    Great pictures! Thanks Oviatt. My grandfather used to wear that English Leather stuff. I don't remember smelling it on him but saw the bottle, scent itself was too much....
  65. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    Been there done that... For a same reason I decided to quit my PayPal account for good. I luckily had time to make sure they could not recover anything from me. It's a bandit company.
  66. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    I'm really sorry for your troubles. I guess I know how you feel. Unfortunately there are people like that out there on eBay...... You can have like 100 nice and normal buyers buying from you and...
  67. Re: Better compliments getter then bleu de chanel? (for summer)

    Here's two with similar vibe to Bleu- either of them may be even bigger complimentsgetter.

    Salvatore Ferragano Acqua Essenziale

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17089.jpg
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    Thanks Amar_420 and L'Homme Blanc Individuel for your input!

    I have to pay more attention to my own spraying. It may well be that I spray too much of it. Somehow it doesn't seem to project so...
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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I usually wear just 1 frag all day long. If i'll change to another frag, then it's after sauna as there the first frag is totally removed from the skin. I don't want the 1st frag to mix to the 2nd.
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    How in your opinion is this one best applied? I find myself spraying quite liberally (6-7 sprays in the large areas of chest, neck and arms)
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Terre d'Hermes

    This was a hard one....Two of my favourites. Had already voted long ago, but can't remember which one I prefered back then. Now i slightly prefer tdh....
  72. Poll: Re: What do you think about Ungaro III (black cap version)?

    Yes, it's quite different. Stronger, fuller, richer, more nuanced, more "gothic", as well you can think Black cap version as a watered down -version. Still I voted "Good scent" because i think it is...
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    Re: The best from each of your favourite houses

    Chanel: Antaeus vtg.
    Rochas: Macassar
    Dior: Eau Sauvage vtg.
    Gucci: Gucci Pour Homme I (2003)
    Hermes: Terre d' Hermes EDT
    Calvin Klein: Eternity vtg.
    Armani: Eau Pour Homme vtg.
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    I agree that it's serious, that's a good way to describe it. And yes, dry too...
  75. Re: Actually hearing these words out loud really made me wonder

    I do this too especially at work. Trying to consider the amount of sprays so that i won't overspray.
  76. Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - your thoughts?

    I like the Tdh EDT 2006-2009 but not the Perfume at all. Eau Tres Fraiche is nice especially for the summer scent.
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    Re: Cartier Fragances which one

    Declaration is the only one I love from Cartier. Vintage Santos (not concentree!) is OK.
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    This is easily in my "top 10", one of the rare ones i've given 5 stars. The incense is nice and calming and the woodiness is very stong. It creates a calm, relaxing, lonely, sober, aloof feeling.
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    Bogart Pour Homme
    Boss Bottled Night
  80. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    I can't categorize it either ,but afaik it's available in some quite common perfumeries in Italy (though disontinued.). It's not that kind of barbershop fragrance like Pinaud Clubman, Sartorial or...
  81. Re: If you had to sell your ENTIRE collection, how much would you ask for it?

    Just calculated and maybe my collection would be worth of 7000 € / $ 7500 approximately.
  82. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and special thanks for the friendly wishes! It's going much better here now. :)
  83. Re: Let's have an intelligent discussion about... The GAG Reflex

    Lemon-civet-vanilla combo makes me that effect - or just civet-vanilla. Like Ungaro II . Then I remember at least 2 frags causing me this as well: Bel Ami and Yatagan.
  84. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    I wouldn't ask anyone stranger (and don't want to be asked by a stranger). That guy in the photo looks funny to me. :D
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    Antaeus

    http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4015/oldan.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs EDP

    I like more the edt.
  87. Re: What are now valuable and discontinued fragrances you let go of when they were cheap?

    I think I gave away my Balafres (aftershave, EDT) sometimes in the late 80's. I remember i had bought them for discounted prices, really cheap (the department store stopped carrying the Balafre...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    Agree. Of my collection I'd wear Curve (if i went to the gym which i don't do :) )
    Gendarme would surely work as well.
  89. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    I really appreciate your suggestions! Think i will print out this thread for future reference. I think there's something in sandalwood and incense notes that really may be kind of "healing" and...
  90. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Thanks aphexacid for caring! No big deal, nothing dramatic, (luckily) - I'm just stressed about one real-life situation and need some kick on my a** :) Maybe my choice of words sorrow and pain...
  91. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Thanks for suggestions!
    @Ken_Russel, do you mean the original Eau de Rochas (women/unisex) or Eau de Rochas Pour Homme? I like both much and haven't worn for ages.
  92. A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Hello fellow basenoters. Do you have any fragrance in mind, which could maybe have uplifting and/or mind calming effect? I'm grateful for any possible suggestions. Preferably something i have, (do...
  93. Thread: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    by df91
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    Re: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    Agree, it's a very bad smelling aquatic, always disliked it.
  94. Thread: Balafre

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    Re: Balafre

    I'd say buy. I'm glad i bought the vintage AS and EDT. They costed much, yes, but the they are in good condition and is still smell the same as i remember them in 80's.
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Boss Energise
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Prada Amber pour Homme
    Curve
    Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: How similar to TF Grey Vetiver is Guerlain's?

    Can't stand guerlain vetiver, but do like TF Grey Vetiver edp.
  97. Thread: Back up Bottles.

    by df91
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Reformulations is not a religion to believe in or not to believe, it's a fact and takes place because of the banned ingredients ( by IFRA), the oakmoss for example.
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    Re: Cytrusy refreshner for hot weather

    Armani pour Homme
    Eau de Rochas Homme / Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (original formula)
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    Re: sweet aromatic woody from '80s powerhouse

    I like Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme and find the latest release (so called Leaf box) quite close to the vintage.
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    Re: Boss Bottled Intense (2015.)

    I had a chance to compare it to the original and yes, i find it less sweet, There's sweetness in the topnotes phase, but in heart-base phase not so much anymore.

    Here's quote from Fragrantica (the...
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