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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT and L´Eau

    Sebastian aka Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews did a very good comparison video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufn6qwxCqfU
  2. Re: do yo recommend me gucci guilty absolute pour homme for winter ?

    If you want to blindbuy, then I'd take ADG Profumo.
    Aside that, these are 3 completely different scents.

    If you are looking for "winter fragrances" and want to stay with Armani, then probably...
  3. Re: Dior Homme reformulation - What's the difference?

    Above 10 hours easily with my late 2018 (8M02 - current 12244/A formulation) batch - i love it!
    It's so so good and to me much better than the 2013 one I had.
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Do you think it is a sign of Synesthesia to only wear certain colors of clothing to certain fragrances?
    That's what I do...
    Fe. I could never wear a skyblue shirt to PDM Herod. I just can't do it....
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    I would look for a 2011 (non 4digit batch) to 2014 bottle of the original La Nuit de L'Homme EDT.
    It's nearly the same as the 2009/2010 bottles, just very little weaker (barely noticeable).

    You...
  6. Re: Antaeus: Vintage, middle-aged, or current batches?

    I had a late 2018 bottle of Antaeus and there was nothing wrong with it.
    It lasted over 10 hours easily and on clothes several days.
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    Oh no, not that "Herod 2015 and before = redder, richer smelling, better performing juice. 2016 onward = looks like water, not so good." BS again...

    Please take a look at my thread about that...
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    Re: Aaron Tarence Hughes's Oud

    Don't know his fragrances but saw him recently on a video with Chris aka Fragmental, where he rates some cheaper scents.
    He wasn't amused, haha.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yQMDS-kY2o
    ...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    So sad!
    I just talked about one of Dan's videos yesterday to a fellow fragrance enthusiast and was really shocked when I read today that he passed away.

    RIP Dan!
  10. Re: Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Le Parfum Discontinued?

    I just looked at their terms and conditions for shipping - unfortunately they don't ship to the US, just to a few other EU countries.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Noir Ambre USA?

    I've read somewhere, that it was produced just for the Arabian market.
    I know, that Peter aka Fragrance View once had a video uploaded shopping in a mall at Dubai airport, testing a lot of...
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Performance?

    I had a 2015 bottle of CH Men Prive, one of the first which were produced.
    Longevity and overall performance was really good so I never understood all the complaints.
    But I sold it off because I...
  13. Re: Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Le Parfum Discontinued?

    $400 for a bottle of DHP is really crazy - but the juice is probably better than some regular $400 niche fragrances.
    I hope you guys in the US get the chance to buy DHP at reasonable prices again.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Have you seen that already?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdYy5UUiY_8

    :laugh:
  15. Re: Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Le Parfum Discontinued?

    If you were here in Germany you could currently buy it for under 90 Euros.
    Aside that I already bought enough backup bottles for the rest of my life last year.
    I'm sorry if it's much more...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    "Enter any place feeling like the boss and own the situation...Mr CEO."

    Haha, that's hilarious! :laugh:
  17. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I was just kidding, love DHP as it is! :wink:
  18. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Maybe Dior Homme Parfum Intense? :laugh:

    That would be great! :thumbsup:
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Blue aka "Bleu" is the new beige, sir. :laugh:
  20. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Interesting, how different scents are perceived.

    I don't find any similarities in the opening between Kalan and BR540 - but in the later drydown or if you spray it on paper and wait a few hours...
  21. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I asked the Dior customer support about the future of DHP end of last year, they didn't know but came back to me after having spoken to those one at Dior France who should know - and basically told...
  22. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    I never had any longevity issues with Layton - maybe give it some time and it will get stronger.
    Seems you've just got a freshly produced one.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Noir Ambre USA?

    Fantastic juice!
    Some greymarket dealers in Europe have it again for sale. But I don't know, if they ship overseas.
    Last bottle I got was a 2018 made one, which I found very interesting since...
  24. Re: Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Le Parfum Discontinued?

    Some shops in Germany had re-stocked DHP already.
    I'm very curious if it's still the old original formulation and I need to find out.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Some guys got a Dr.Pepper/Rootbeer vibe from Code Profumo.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    I wouldn't want to wear Profumo on a daily basis either - but from time to time it's really nice and I felt that the new formulation is less sweet than the original.
    Absolu is indeed much sweeter...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Code Absolu, yes.
    It's nice, but I like the Profumo better.
    And I've got PdM Layton, too - my thoughts are, that Code Absolu is a little bit kind of a take on Layton by Armani.
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    Re: Updated 2019 Dior Homme Intense Box?

    That's up to you if you want to exchange the bottle.
    You could also easily wash the juice off the glass with water - but be careful that the water doesn't hit the sprayer.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    You're welcome!

    Here's a website, where you can find out the date of production of fragrances made by a lot of different brands: http://www.checkfresh.com/
    Each brand has it's own "system".
    ...
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    Re: Updated 2019 Dior Homme Intense Box?

    Ok, then I would put the bottle upside down and see, if there's anything leaking round the sprayer (where the sprayer sits on the glass). If not, it should be fine.
    There could have been leaked...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    If you meant the batch codes with "serial numbers" - do not confuse them with the formula codes.
    Batch codes are just for detecting the production date - formula codes tell you, which formulation...
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    Re: Updated 2019 Dior Homme Intense Box?

    It should not smell, when you open the box.
    But leaks do not necessarily need to show up visually when the juice has evaporated.
    Does the box smell like DHI or is it something whole different?
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    Re: Trick or Treat?

    I would have worn Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Intense if I would have been to a Halloween party.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    I know guys, who enjoy really expensive and "daring" niche stuff and like Code Profumo, too. There's nothing wrong with it.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Thanks!
    Yes, you have the original formulation B175677/1 - the new formulation is B217851/1.
    I've asked the Armani guys at the L'Oreal group, who know about that, they told me that Code Profumo was...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    38P800 is a 2017 batch, so you've got the original formulation.

    However I personally like the new formulation better after having a nice new batch of it (and even bought a backup bottle).
    ...
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I get better longevity and projection with the current Dior Homme formulation than with Noir Extreme.

    If I may throw another one in here - what about Fahrenheit Le Parfum?
    That one is so good!
  38. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Own it and like it - it's certainly one of the best Laliques.

    It's a very dry scent, you'll get a combination of mint, fig-leaf, papyrus and "cognac" - those are the notes, which stand out for me...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    But isn't it a carbon copy of Sauvage - hence the name "Luna Rossa Carbon"? :laugh:
  40. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Hm, I would have guessed that the Sauvage line outperforms the DH line nowadays in terms of sales.

    If there's really a new DH flanker on the way, call me interested! I love DH and DHP and DHI...
  41. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    Everywhere I read about this "Herod was reformulated" story, really every single time it was that "the juice isn't orange/red anymore" consensus as a proof, that the smell is different now.

    All I...
  42. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    If you have to detect batches or the year of production by the juice color, then it seems that you haven't got the new sealed bottles like I have.

    If you really had owned the full bottles, you...
  43. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    You probably missed the point.
    People say it's reformulated because the juice wasn't orange anymore - and not because it smelled different.

    I've shown, that this is just a matter of ageing,...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    I'd recommend Parfums de Marly Godolphin.
    Some people call it a Tom Ford Tuscan Leather clone - but I personally like it better.
    Tom Ford Ombre Leather is nice, too.
  45. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    Thank you sir!
    I wouldn't call it obsession though.

    I put the decant no 1 of the 2018 batch on my balcony a few months ago because I assumed the juice would turn into an orange color when it's...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    Absolutely agree on this! I enjoy Prada L'Homme and also the Intense a lot!
  47. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    I've bought every bottle by myself and on the bottom there's always a 6 digit batch code.
    First digit is for the year of production, fe. 706603 is a 2017 bottle, 820801 is a 2018 one:

    111573
    ...
  48. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    Iirc Yvan Jacqueline, the marketing director of PdM said something like that a while ago in a chat video with Chris aka Fragmental about the ageing process.
    I appreciate that it seems that PdM...
  49. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    Thank you very much for your kind words!
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    I've tried all of the more popular "blue" ambroxan scents, Sauvage, Dylan Blue, Aqva Atlantiqve... the Bvlgari isn't that bad but it's too strong for me. I have to scrub it off after 10 hours.
    I...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    I had a full bottle, when it was released as I was looking for an alternative to Sauvage.
    I liked the smell of Prada Carbon, but I couldn't deal with that metallic slightly piercing notes. I'm not...
  52. Parfums de Marly Herod - The Truth about Reformulations (Rant included)

    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    every now and then I read about the supposed reformulation(s) of Parfums de Marly Herod.
    Many guys complain about bad longevity with "clear juice" bottles etc.
    ...
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    Re: dead poets society

    That one is also a favorite of Mr. Smelly who afaik works as a teacher, too.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    For me, those are the best 5:

    Layton
    Herod
    Pegasus
    Godolphin
    Oajan
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    Re: Fresh clean citrus scent for fall/winter

    I enjoyed Bvlgari Aqva Amara during sunny winterdays.
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    Re: dead poets society

    Green Irish Tweed?
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Ha, that comparison is on point, sir!
    I've also skipped that one.
    But Godolphin is really nice, own and enjoy it, too.
  58. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    If it was stored correctly, I would certainly buy it.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I think most people who enjoy fragrances do like Parfums de Marly.

    If I take a look at the ratings on the German Parfum forum I get these results:

    Herod: 8,8/10 (798 votes) -...
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    That's a good price - the OP however is located in Germany hence my recommendation.
  61. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    The late 2018 bottles are really good!
    However as mentioned in my thread about 2019 Fahrenheit I also like the current new formulation a lot and I'd guess it's even more mass pleasing - without...
  62. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Has someone of you insight to what's currently going on at Parfums de Marly?

    A while ago Yvan Jacqueline told Chris aka Fragmental in a live chat that PdM was working on a Pegasus Exclusif.
    I...
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    You could also buy from Parfumdreams.de - they are an authorized PdM seller.
    And they offer discount codes.

    Herod is a very nice scent! Enjoy it!
  64. Re: What are the differences between Guerlain L'Instant Parfum and EDT ?

    Wow, thanks for pointing that out - I haven't noticed that either.
    But you're right, there are a lot of nonsense threads the OP has started.

    However, if he really wants to know about the...
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    I currently own and enjoy:

    Layton
    Pegasus
    Herod
    Godolphin
    Carlisle
    Oajan
  66. Re: What are the differences between Guerlain L'Instant Parfum and EDT ?

    I have samples of both, the current EDT and EDP, freshly decanted from a fragrance buddy out of full bottles (the new uniformly looking ones).
    They smell nice, but they both have below average...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    That's Mr. Smelly's one?
    Is it available now?

    However there are a few more Youtubers, who did the same and released their own fragrance lately,
  68. Re: How is the longevity on Encre Noire Sport?

    8 houes easily, but it's not a projection beast.
    That's why you could wear in an office environment without offending anyone.
  69. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    As mentioned above, I had compared brand new sealed full bottles from different batches to each other and found drastic differences in smell.
    I even did A/B comparison blind tests on paper strips...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I love Bvlgari Man in Black (especially the All Blacks edtion) and Black Orient.
    Also Acqua di Gio Absolu Instinct has grown a lot on me lately.
    And I do even enjoy the hated "synthetic" Acqua di...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I still would love to see Eugenius doing a video and trying Office for Men. :laugh:

    And of course reading all the #wackpack comments below.
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    I own and enjoy both - This is him and Just Rock! - and would have a hard time to decide which one I like better.
    Just Rock is probably the more mass pleasing one.

    Maybe you could give Parfums...
  73. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    Ajmal Silver Shade is an ok SMW clone, too.
  74. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    Maybe Ferrari Bright Neroli, if you really consider it as a clone of Neroli Portofino, is worth the money.
    It's of course a quality scent, to me it was too feminine so I gave it to my mother and...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    At least the whole presentation, the box and the bottle, looks like a $20 TJ Maxx fragrance - however you could find nicer looking ones for that money.
    Probably I'm the only one who even liked the...
  76. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    Afaik, the Pure XS Night has a regular cap which you can completely pull off.
    And I recently wondered if they already have changed that on the regular Pure XS, too?
  77. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    If the budget is limited I would buy less bottles - only those which I really, really want - and only smaller decants of the very expensive ones.
    And if the budget is really limited, there are more...
  78. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    Very true!
    I'm glad that I just sampled some of those clone fragrances and haven't bought them.

    In most cases, if they are really good - like f.e. Loewe Esencia EdP ("Aventus") - they are quite...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Thanks for sharing your first impressions!

    I also mentioned, that it falls apart after the 30 min mark and then smells rather bland and for me even annoying.
  80. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    Ajmal Kuro is a very good Sauvage like fragrance. People I've shown it to liked it better than Sauvage EdT.

    I don't know any good clone of La Nuit, which is on par with the original (at least the...
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    Beside the advice to wear what you feel comfortable with I wouldn't recommend any of those for a date scent.

    By The Fireplace is perceived as smokey/dirty by some women
    Ombre Leather has a...
  82. Re: Essence mâle "JPG" or Dylan Blue "Versace", ?

    Am I the only one who was a little bit confused when reading the name of the houses in quotation marks instead of the name of the fragrance? :laugh:

    I would go for Le Male Essence. It's a nice one...
  83. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    None that I'm aware of.

    But I don't know anyone else who had a lot of sealed new bottles from different batches of Layton like I had and did those A/B comparisons incl. blind tests.
    I just...
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    Re: Should I get these fragrances?

    I feel you!
    I'm glad I sampled Individuel and not blind bought it.
    I don't get all the hype with this scent, for me it's a very annoying super "synthetic" (in a bad way) smell and I wouldn't want...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    Le Male Eau Fraiche is indeed a nice one and smells bubblegummy!
    Don't know if you still could find the Popeye version, but there are two newer ones, the Superman and the André editions.
    I...
  86. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    You're really not alone as women who love Encre Noire or its flankers.
    Have you seen the review of Agnes Eva?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J979QFI5Ki0

    Seems she really adores those...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    If you like Invictus and its flankers, maybe give Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu a try.

    To my nose it just smells better than Invictus (Aqua), not that "bubblegummy" and a little bit more mature -...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    i did't find it to be feminine smelling - but it's not a very masculine scent, either.
    Think about the line of Escentric Molecules which could be worn by man and woman.
    Office for Men could be...
  89. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    I don't know. If she had an advanced nose then you know how it is, you tend to like some certain scents a lot more than others and the differences, how you experience the different smells, are very...
  90. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    I've gotten compliments with Encre Noire Sport - and I don't see its potential to offend people like Antaeus or even Kouros.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    That was me, who made the comparison to Bvlgari Man Extreme.
    I've written a proper review of Office for Men back in April when I got my two bottles (which I have already sold):...
  92. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or Amouage Reflection Man

    Have you worn a newer UK version of Reflection Man?

    The newer UK ons are really trash - sorry to say this.

    I have done a lot of A/B comparisons between different batches of Reflection Man...
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    I wasn't that impressed with most of the releases from MMM I've sniffed so far - but I like Jazz Club and By the Fireplace a lot!

    To my nose By the Fireplace isn't that smokey, it's more a very...
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    So I own a bottle of Body Kouros from 2007 iirc - with the glass bottle on the bottom.
    Is that considered as a "vintage"?
    I don't find any similarities to the original Kouros which I wouldn't wear...
  95. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Demi Rawling now got a bottle of Kalan, too and praised it higly - she says, it's now in her Top 3 from Parfums de Marly alongside with Layton and Herod.
    So Kalan kicked out Carlisle.

    She also...
  96. Re: Bentley Momentum Intense or Lalique Hommage Voyageur

    I found the Kardamom in Voyageur really disgusting.
    It's one of the very few scents, which really hurt in my nose when smelling it up close from a freshly sprayed tester strip - and no, it's not...
  97. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    With pre 2018 bottles, you have no need to worry.
    All the crap started in 2018 as far as my personal experience goes.
    I never had any problem with 2016 or 2017 bottles.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Come on guys, that's not cool to dig out those ancient videos of Jeremy.

    Pink Flamingo anyone? :laugh: :coolold: :tongue:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQI9FoYdZVs
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    I've never considered Fahrenheit Le Parfum as a leather fragrance - but I love it, too!

    What about Dior Homme Le Parfum? It has a little bit of leather, too.
    And of course Valentino Uomo...
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    Re: Updated 2019 Dior Homme Intense Box?

    As I've said, I had opened one a few months ago but sold it because I've got another bottle in use.
    Back then I just wanted to know how it smells - as described in the linked thread about the new...
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