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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    It would probably be a viable alternative, lol.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    Unfortunately I have. The newer version is not the same.
    It has the same "skeleton" of the original, but not the depth, and "spiceyness."
    It's not as rich as the original. When you spray it on,...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    The problem isn't with longevity. It's with the deepness and richness of the fragrance.
    I still have it on, and I'm sure it will last about 6-8 hours, but the problem for me is that I knew the...
  4. Re: designer fragrance that smells like red wine?

    Not really. Have you actually sampled vintage Ungaro III?

    The current swill that's sold now smells like pure alcohol (vodka).
    But the quality of the rose in the vintage actually reminds me of...
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    Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    Another one bites the dust. I'm wearing the new Allure Homme right now.
    Got 80mls of the reformulated version for $40 off of eBay.
    Batch code 7403 (February 2014).

    That's about what it's worth,...
  6. Re: designer fragrance that smells like red wine?

    Vintage Ungaro III

    It's still available for not so outrageous prices on eBay ever now and then.
  7. Re: fragrances with sweet drydown that stay that way?

    LeMale and all of it's flankers that i've tried so far
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Profumum Roma Antico Caruso

    It really does smell like LeMale, but not the original.
    It smells more like LeMale Terrible. I like it, but it's just not full bottle worthy for me considering the...
  9. Re: ordering my first ADP -colonia --some Qs ? need help !

    You need to sample Colonia Essenza. It's the most potent of all the Colonia flankers, and the best.
    Better than the original. More complex, better ingredients, better all around. It will stand up...
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    I've owned bottles of the 1st and 3rd formulations. This is a case where there is a big difference between vintage and reformulations, to me at least.

    The original vintage is deeper, smoother,...
  11. [CONUS] Re: Amouage Ciel/Mazzolari Augusto/Vintage Xeryus--buy 3 cheapies, get 1 FREE

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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    Not to me. It smells like an unwearable, bastard child of Azzaro PH/Rive Gauche PH
    But that's just my opinion. It's one of the most overrated fragrances on Basenotes IMO
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Just stick around and keep checking their prices. They periodically raise them, inexplicably, then lower them
    back again. For example, the other night I almost ordered a half full bottle of...
  14. [USA] Re: Malle Cologne Indelebile/Amouage Ciel Man/Mazzolari Augusto

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  15. [CONUS] Re: Amouage/Frederick Malle/Mazzolari

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  16. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    AdP Colonia Essenza--call me crazy, but I just started using a 2014 bottle and I swear it's already been reformulated (came out in 2010).
    If you love this one, try and track down bottles as close to...
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    Reformulation Venting Thread

    Fragrance reformulations are a way of life now, and have been for a while.
    There's really nothing we can do about them unfortunately.
    For a variety of reasons, the fragrances we loved at one time...
  18. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Don't own some of these now, but ones that come to mind:

    Vintage PdN New York--opening is "ok" but the dry down lasts ages and is magnificent.
    Guerlain Heritage--opening blast is strong and...
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    Re: Best Business Meeting Fragrance?

    Frederick Malle Cologne Indelebile
    AdP Colonia Essenza
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Carven le Vetiver EDP

    Too many others to name, but these are a few that immediately...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Just received two eBay purchases:

    2oz Cosmair Polo 80% full for $26 shipped.

    and a 3.3oz Worth PH Concentree for $16 shipped.

    Couldn't be happier with both, especially for the price. ...
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    Re: Blind Buy input please

    Amouage Memoir Man--certainly unique. Nothing else I've ever sampled comes close to the smell of this one.
    Profumum Roma Acqua Viva--Long lasting hyper realistic citrus.
    Slumberhouse Norne--the...
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    I agree with the Rive Gauche recommendations.

    Would also add MFK Masculin Pluriel. The top notes are not that similar.
    They're more focused on lavender, and I don't detect any anise at all, but...
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    Re: Reformulations that don't suck

    Of the ones I've owned or tried:

    Chanel Egoiste

    Guerlain Heritage EDT--recently got a bottle of the EDT from 1998, and I actually prefer the version I had from
    2010 or so. Smell is basically...
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    Re: Looking for signature scent. (newbie)

    Esencia Loewe. Masterpiece. All seasons. Unique. Within your budget.

    Do it.
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    Re: L'occitan Pour Homme or Rive Gauche?

    If you're looking for a lavender based scent, then it's the L'Occitane hands down.
    It's a rustic, masculine, peppery lavender with rough edges, in the best possible way.

    Rive Gauche has...
  26. Re: Which fragrance would you wear for this interview?

    I would wear Gucci Envy. I've never smelled this one, unfortunately, but I'm familiar with the notes and what it should smell like.
    I think it would strike a nice balance between your more...
  27. [USA] Re: Reflection Man (non-magnetic cap) Mazzolari Augusto plus many more

    bump
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Grey Flannel.

    Found a bottle of the current formulation for $10 at TJMaxx.
    Tried it a few years ago, when I was first getting into fragrances, and hated it.

    I absolutely love it now. It's...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    La Nuit de L'homme.

    Smelled it in the winter of 2010, and it was instant love.
    It's what got me interested in buying/collecting fragrances.
    Prior to that, I had worn simple, run of the mill...
  30. Re: Other than Le Male, what fragrances does Reflection Man remind you of?

    +1 to the Prada Amber comparison, but I would add that it smells like Prada Amber and the reformulated Egoiste layered together to my nose.

    I wish I still owned those two bottles to compare.
    ...
  31. Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    I looked last night, and there were still several bottles of this one on eBay going for $30 or less shipped.
    It's absolutely worth it for that price. I'm thinking about getting a backup bottle if...
  32. Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    I'm testing this one tonight, along with a couple of other scents, and I like it a lot.
    I'm not a huge fan of vetiver when it is the main attraction in a fragrance.
    Le Vetiver EDP is nice because...
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    Re: New from Acqua di Parma: Colonia Club

    Automatic blind buy for me as well. Glad to hear it's priced below the Leather/Oud range.

    TAKE MY MONEY NOW! LOL
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Got a barely used, 4.2oz bottle of Escale a Portofino for $40 shipped off eBay this morning.
    Looking forward to trying it out this summer :thumbup:
    ...
  35. Thread: Masculine Rose

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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Can't think of any great niche roses that smell masculine besides Rose 31,
    which I'm sure you're already familiar with probably.

    There are two on the designer side that smell better than most...
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Yes they're unboxed. I've probably ordered around 10 of the "half-used" bottles. 7 out of 10 have been at least 95% full and no issues with the bottles.
    Had 3 bottles that were either damaged or...
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    Off the top of my head, of the ones I've owned or tried here are a few that might fit the bill:

    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Claiborne for Men
    MpG Garrigue
    Green...
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    Re: My Father's Day gifts....

    Happy Father's Day Chuck!

    The Colonia Essenza is a real winner in my book, how are you liking it?
  39. Re: Which note(s) represent your taste? And which scent suits the best for it?

    Citrus--Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
    Fougere--Rive Gauche PH
    Oriental Chypre/Hybrid--Tiffany for Men
    Woody/Spicy--Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: Similar to Dirty English?

    Mr. Blass by Bill Blass. Has even worse longevity and projection than Dirty English, if that's possible. But, it does smell nice while it lasts, and you can get it dirt cheap online. Some people...
  41. Thread: Doppelganger.

    by cpp214
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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Geir Ness
    Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Got a 1.7 ounce Acqua di Parma Colonia for $57 shipped off eBay. Glad to have this one back in the wardrobe :beer:



    Is Memoir Man better in cooler weather? Reason I ask, is I love it, but...
  43. Re: Is Prada Infusion D'homme a better soapy scent than Mugler Cologne?

    Strongly agree with those who find Infusion D'Homme soapier.
    In fact, that's about all I got out of it. A nice, clean soap.
    Certainly a winner if you just want to smell clean.
    Great longevity and...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon - best new scent in years!

    Nice opening, less than mediocre dry down
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    Re: The Problem With Having Lots of Scents.

    I had a similar experience about a year ago.
    For a long time, Rive Gauche PH was my signature. It's the only bottle (tin can, actually)
    I've went through multiple times. I'm always on the lookout...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    The code on the bottom of the bottle is H20L3A. I think it could be a vintage bottle but I'm not sure.
    From everything I've read about Amouage reformulations, I don't think the non-magnetic cap is...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    I've tracked a couple of those down on eBay. The sellers aren't willing to let them go for less than $260 shipped for a 100ml.
    That's actually not too bad of a price. Do you think the difference...
  48. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    When I first joined this forum in 2011, it was easier to sell bottles.
    The forum was much more active as a whole. More active members = more potential buyers.
    More potential buyers = more...
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    Re: Your latest "regret" fragrances?

    Amouage Memoir Man. Not because it doesn't smell good. It smells incredible.
    It would be my signature scent in a heartbeat. But it doesn't last or project on my skin.

    I'm at work right now,...
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    Re: Ideal fresh scent for oriental/spice person?

    Kiton Men--fresh, not too spicy though. But it's cheap as chips.
    Imagine if GIT and Aventus had a love child, and you get the general idea with this one.

    Others:
    Amouage Honour Man
    Cartier...
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    Re: Good god, just got a bottle of vintage DHI!

    To me, the comparison between vintage DH is the difference between the quaiity of the iris in the original vs. what they have in there now.
    And that's basically the same difference between vintage...
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    Re: Good god, just got a bottle of vintage DHI!

    Vintage DHI is in another league compared to the reformulated versions.
    As you said, much, much smoother.
  53. Re: Best Neroli, and Neroli Portofino vs Cologne Indélébile

    I've read that most Villoresi fragrances have been reformulated. Is the current version good enough, or is it worth it to seek out the vintage Acqua di Colonia?
  54. Thread: Dying Houses

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    Re: Dying Houses

    Dunhill. Icon may be their last gasp. Unfortunate, as they've made some legendary fragrances like original Edition, Dunhill for Men and Blend 30.
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Longevity

    Greetings! I'm a big fan of eau de cologne fragrances, and have tried several, including
    a couple on your list, Cologne Sologne and Mugler Cologne.

    As Cacio mentioned, the longevity on Cologne...
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    Re: Colonia Essenza. Projection and longevity?

    On me, 2 hours of nice projection, then a little closer to the skin.
    Total longevity 5-7 hours like the other poster mentioned.

    Actually, it projects really well on me for the first hour.
    By far...
  57. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    One of my favorite mixed drinks, especially in hot weather, is Bombay Sapphire Gin, with Canada Dry ginger ale and a lime wedge.

    It smells very crisp and refreshing, and tastes even better :beer: ...
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    Re: Quick question...

    Ok guys, thanks for the feedback. I was pretty sure the boxes with the longer
    ingredient list were the non-magnetic cap "vintages" but just wanted to make sure.
    The only place I've been able to...
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    Quick question...

    Which one of these boxes is the vintage, non-magnetic cap Memoir Man?
    Pretty sure I know the answer, and it's the 2nd one, but figured I'd check
    and see if anyone knows for sure. Thanks in advance...
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    Re: "Vintage" Amouage Memoir Man

    Bump
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    Re: Mazzolari Augusto

    Is the mint note dominant, or just complimentary? Also, do you get the "barbershop" vibe some have mentioned?
  62. Re: Boy, I got lucky...Polo Modern Reserve 4.0 OZ for $37!!!

    Way to go Chuck! Gotta jump quick on those Fragrancenet half-used eBay bottles, they go quick.
    They have some great deals from time to time.
  63. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza.
    Mature, sophisticated, classy, timeless.
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    Re: Vintage Ungaro III

    You're right, vintage Ungaro III is miles better than what's offered currently.
    It's deep, rich, full and long-lasting. It's the best masculine rose scent ever created in my opinion.

    All 3 of...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Everyone's experience is different, but for me, this one lasts 30-45 minutes max.
    If I spray about 20 times all over my chest, arms, torso, it lasts maybe an hour.
    I'd definitely get the biggest...
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    Kiton Men for starters. Less than $30 shipped on eBay. And it's probably been reformulated several times.
    Azzaro Pour Homme L'eau is even cheaper than that, and provides the same general smell and...
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    Smells like a $20 cheapie. Pass
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    Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Versace Pour Homme
    Kiton Men
    Lanvin Avant Garde

    These 5 cover every base for me. Formal/casual, and all seasons/occasions.
    My top 5 at...
  69. Re: Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    ^This exactly. The opening is nice, but not mind blowing. The drydown smells like a cheap, $20 fragrance. Not worth the money, to me.
  70. Re: Am stumped. Cant seem to find my next signature scent:

    I would highly recommend you try a sample of Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza.
    A small bottle from an online discounter would still be a little more expensive than L'Homme,
    but it is well worth it.
    ...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT vs EDP

    I've owned both. Absolutely loved the EDT, but was not a big fan of the EDP.
    It's much denser, and it highlights the facets of the EDT that I least enjoyed,
    primarily the lavender and vanilla.
    ...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    This may be counter-intuitive to the whole purpose of layering (creating a new scent)
    but, for those of you that own Chanel's Egoiste and Pour Monsieur Concentree,
    when you layer those two, it...
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It's not as prominent or strong as the one in Roadster, but it is a little similar in smell, at least to me.
    The mint in Roadster is the main attraction until the heart and drydown. I really like...
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Xerjoff 1861: Maybe the highest quality citrus opening I've encountered.
    A little early in the drydown, but the mint in this one is also outstanding.
    It's not intrusive, and compliments--and is...
  75. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    It's a great niche house, and has a little bit of everything to offer.
    I haven't had the pleasure of trying the vintage versions, but I've owned:
    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Garrigue
    Pour Le...
  76. Re: Need help finding a fragrance similar to Chanel Allure Homme Sport with good performance!

    As other's have said, Geir Ness and VPH are very close to AHS.
    Geir is fruitier, almost a cherry-like vibe. Versace is the closest. Think a more
    transparent AHS, only with less longevity and...
  77. Reflection Man: thoughts on the magnetic cap version

    For those that are familiar with this one, what are your thoughts?
    Is the magnetic cap version close enough to the original?
    Or is it worth seeking out a vintage bottle, and if so, where can you...
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    Re: Where is the love for Amouage Honour Man?

    I recently got a carded spray sample of this one, and I really like it, but
    longevity is very poor for me. I've worn it twice now, and it dies on me
    after about 4 hours. I'm having the same issue...
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    I gave it to her yesterday, she seemed to like it.
    It smelled great on her when we went out to dinner later.
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    Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is very long lasting/potent.
    You can usually find it for $60 or less online.
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    I have a sample vial of this one and really like it for the most part.
    The only part I'm not crazy about is the dry-down, which is an almost bitter leather/patchouli, to me anyway. Definitely...
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions. After a lot more reading and research, I decided to test out
    some Chanel fragrances at Belk's. I finally settled on No.5 Eau Premiere. It seems like...
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    Re: Allure homme sport

    Should have asked her to smell them both together.
    She might think differently then. Also, should ask her to smell both a few hours later.
    The AHS will still be going strong, and the AXE crap will...
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    I will definitely do some research on these. I may also be able to sample the No. 19 and Eau Premiere. There is a Belk in my hometown (kind of like the Macy's of the South) and they carry Chanel.
    ...
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    Suggestions needed

    I need some help in deciding on a fragrance purchase for a female friend.
    I know quite a bit about male fragrances, but am a novice when it comes to feminine fragrances.

    Some details about the...
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    Re: Bois d'argent is terrible

    Wasn't impressed with it either. For the price it commands, it better wow me, and it certainly didn't.
  87. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Platinum Egoiste is safe, just go light on the trigger.

    And Chanel Pour Monsieur is one of the safest choices possible.
    After 30 minutes, no one will know you're wearing it.
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    Re: Sports Fragrance Suggestions?

    Completely forgot about Versace Pour Homme. Great suggestion.
    It smells almost identical to Allure Homme Sport, but isn't as dense.
    It's a more transparent version. Longevity is not quite as...
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    Re: Sports Fragrance Suggestions?

    All the suggestions above are great. I'll add a couple based on your description of the country club setting: "family oriented, casual dining only...bar is nearly all male."

    Terre D'Hermes eau...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon ... what's the word on this?

    Hey Chuck!

    If you like the fragrances you mentioned above-and I do-do you think Icon is a safe blind buy?
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Eau des Baux wins this matchup easily.
    It's a far superior fragrance.
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    99Perfume.com 22% off for 3 days

    Use coupon code: BF22

    Good until April 9th
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    Re: Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    Fragrancenet has the best price I've found so far. It's 79.99 for a 5oz bottle.
    I didn't even know this until last night, but they also have a Sport flanker for Loewe Pour Homme.
    Fragrancenet also...
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    Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    It was released in 2014, but there aren't any threads on it here, and only 3 reviews (all positive).
    The original Esencia, to my nose, is one of the greatest "green" masculines
    ever. If it's...
  95. Poll: Re: Colonia Assoluta vs. Colonia Essenza: Which is more masculine?

    Thanks so much for the feedback everyone. I'm planning on picking up one of these for spring/summer soon.
    I think I'm leaning toward the Essenza now. Can't go wrong either way really.
  96. Poll: Colonia Assoluta vs. Colonia Essenza: Which is more masculine?

    Need some input on this question. I've owned both before, but wound up selling or swapping them.
    It's been a long time since I've smelled either of these. For some reason, I think I recall...
  97. Re: What would you recommend as a summer fragrance for me?

    Low Budget--Aqua Quorum, Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude, Versace Pour Homme, Pal Zileri Colonia Purissima

    Higher end--Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Acqua di Parma Colonia/Assoluta/Essenza
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    Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Bumping to see if anyone has any new thoughts or reviews on this one.
    Comparisons to Egoiste/Rive Gauche/Barbershop make it sound very intriguing.
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    Use code: ANNIVERSARY

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  100. Re: Fragrances you love at the initial start but dislike the drydown

    Cartier Roadster. Great opening, mediocre drydown.
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