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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I wish my VIW lasted over 10 hours and had enough projection to fill a room like Caribbean Waters. VIW smells great, but it's weak sauce. Not very impressive from a brand of that caliber.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I have sediment in my Le Labo Rose 31 and Santal 33 as well.




    As for the bottles, Imaginary Authors uses similar bottles. Kerosene used similar bottles before his current ones. Andy Tauer...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8682bjoqJo
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Poseidon isn't the best from the line imo. It's probably my least fave from DUA so far. I do think it's pretty close to Aventus 11Z01 and 12E02 in the smokey birch tar aspect. Much more so than...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I paid for my bottles and I enjoy them all. Not everyone is going to like the same things of course.



    This blows VIW out of the water. It projects enough to fill a room and easily lasts 10+...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Bad wording on my part. He doesn't buy pre-mixed oils.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Really loving this one. Lime, coconut, and tropical goodness.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1094/9932/products/CARIBBEAN_WATERS.jpg?v=1465710835
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    The owner mixes all the oils together and formulates the scents himself. He does not buy pre-made oils.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Going with this one today. Fresh and clean with a very nice pine note.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1094/9932/products/FOREST_OUD.jpg?v=1465710078
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    That sounds like a great deal! I have only tried LDDM but the quality is fantastic. Andy seems like a great guy.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I've tried over a dozen of them and they all smell good. Very smooth and natural smelling with absolutely no alcoholic bite due to the heavy concentration. Some standouts are Forest Oud, Sweet...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    It's one of my faves. Let us know what you think when you get it!
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    SOTD: Loving this one. It's very fruity and woody. Lasts all day.

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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Actually, they didn't say that anyone had them tested. Perhaps you should buy a bottle and independently test it yourself if you are doubtful. Until then, you can't say that they aren't 100% natural...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    The Mobster has a very nice, natural tobacco note. A guy in another fragrance group who's family harvest tobacco commented that it smelled just like real tobacco. It's also a bit boozy. Very good...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    My mistake. I thought that comment was directed at me. Tone is definitely tricky to judge via text lol.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Pappy, I didn't say that was happening. If you read the quote that I posted that response to, you'll see that I was pointing out how ridiculous it is that someone would assume people are trying to...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Presentation and descriptions are more important the scent itself? Really? Those are superficial and have zero bearing on the actual scent itself. Isn't the whole point of fragrances to enjoy the...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Forest Oud is very unique. I haven't smelled anything like it. It has a very sharp and crisp pine needle opening. Very green and refreshing. My wife said it reminded her of Zest or the feeling of...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    The company is basically a one man operation. The owner is the perfumer, packer and shipper, and also sells at the kiosk the company is based out of. He has a marketing guy, but when it comes to...
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    Re: DUA Fragrances. New house discovery.

    Poseidon's Elixir is the closest scent to 2011-2012 Aventus I've come across. It's very nice. It's not like the cheapie wannabe's like Insurrection Pure II or Fresco. It nails the smokey birch tar in...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Asking $200 for a 4 year old bottle of La Nuit is hyping up a fragrance for sales. $45 for 30ml is not unreasonable, especially considering the quality and high concentration. You should probably try...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Hyping a $45 fragrance for sales? :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Something that isn't well known apparently is that the owner of the company is basically a one man operation. He has a marketing guy, but the owner formulates all the fragrances, packages and ships...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Interesting. I sprayed JubXXV and Ecstasy on paper tester strips and had a hard time telling them apart.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I have a bottle. Very sweet, creamy, and smooth. Could definitely be worn by either sex.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    What does that have to do with DUA?
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Some are closer than others. They smell like fresher, more natural versions of most of the frags. Ocean Mist for example, smells like Nautica Voyage made with quality ingredients. Not a plasticky,...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Forest Oud is awesome. Nice and green. Very fresh. Ecstasy is a dead ringer for Jub XXV. I'm having a hard time telling them apart side by side.

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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Mobster is not like Tobacco Oud at all.
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    Re: Barbershop Fragrances?

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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    He did offer a sample pack of 18 or so samples for around $30 if I remember correctly. He sold out pretty quickly though. Apparently the essential oils that he buys are also the ones used by other...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I own several fragrances from DUA. The owner and perfumer is a great guy. He gets his essential oils from Dubai and compounds his fragrances in California. He makes perfume oils and also adds alcohol...
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    Re: Back That Bottle Up!!!

    - Pure Malt (2)
    - Pure Havane (2)
    - Rive Gauche aluminum can
    - Chevignon (2)
    - Polo Modern Reserve (2x 120ml)
    - Carvenn Homme (3x 50ml)
    - Abercrombie Woods (2)
    - Abercrombie Batch No 46 (3)...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

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    Re: What's your favorite Polo.

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    Re: What's your favorite Polo.

    1. Modern Reserve
    2. Modern Reserve
    3. Modern Reserve
    4. Modern Reserve
    5. Modern Reserve
    6. Modern Reserve
    7. Modern Reserve
    8. Modern Reserve
    9. Supreme Oud
    10. Blue EDP
  39. Re: Niche Scents that Smell Like they Could be Designer/Commercial

    Exactly. I liken it to Macs in the computer market, hybrids/electric cars in the automobile industry, or gluten free products in the food segment. "Niche" doesn't mean expensive or quality. It caters...
  40. Re: Niche Scents that Smell Like they Could be Designer/Commercial

    I detest the word "niche" being used in perfumery as an adjective for quality or popularity. I also detest the word "designer" being used for all other fragrances even if they're not owned by a...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Just got my bottle of Sweet Tabacum by DUA Fragrances. It's a spicier version of TV at a fraction of a fraction of the cost. Love this house.

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  42. Re: Joop! Homme EDT - Are there two different logo fonts?

    My Joop collection. 1st formula, 1st reformulation (my fave version), and current:

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    Re: Fahrenheit 2015

    I have a 2014 bottle and a 2006 bottle. I also owned a 2003 bottle. The vintage has SO MUCH GASOLINE and I love it. It's more vibrant than the current juice, but the current juice is no slouch. It...
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    Re: Stirling Soap Company

    Stirling is a great company! Their shave soap lathers very well and provides a nice shave. Smells great too. They have quite a few Creed-inspired scents. Executive Man is their take on Aventus. I...
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    Re: Aqua fahrenheit getting discontinued?

    It's on Dior's website.

    http://www.dior.com/beauty/en_us/fragrance-beauty/fragrance/mens-fragrance/fahrenheit/pr-fahrenheitfragrances-y0266000-eau-de-toilette.html
  46. Re: Been away for awhile, what top fragrances have been released since last year?

    There's a new up and coming indie perfume house called DUA Fragrances that launched recently. They make perfume extraits with 50% essential oil composition. They're very smooth, long lasting, and...
  47. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    I received my BVA and it's actually very nice. I've only smelled it on paper, but I did the comparison test with SDV with my wife and she said they smelled very similar. I agree. SDV does smell...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Scored a vintage 2006 bottle of gasoline from Christian Dior. Love it!

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    Re: Spicebomb edp vs Dior Fahrenheit edp ?

    I prefer the Fahrenheit, which is a Parfum Extrait compared to the Eau de Parfum of Spicebomb. Le Parfum is very smooth, boozy, and sweet. Lasts forever. SB Extreme smells great, but smells very...
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    Re: need ROSE recommendation!

    Dun S'oir
    Noir de Noir
    Lyric Man
    Rose 31
    Portrait of a Lady
    Egoiste
    Cafe Rose

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  51. Thread: Ocean

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    Re: Ocean

    Imaginary Authors Falling into the Sea. Doesn't smell like the sea itself, but it does bring to mind being by the ocean.
  52. Re: Best Amouage For Versatiliy daytime/date/club??

    In my opinion, Reflection Man is the most versatile. It can be worn pretty much year round, save for the hottest summer days. It's inoffensive and pleasant. It gets compared to Le Male often and I...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

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  54. Re: Which site is my best bet for buying a non-magnetic cap Amouage Reflection Man?

    Waking this thread up out of cyro-stasis.

    Oh, it's definitely been reformulated. Not only are the ingredients different on the newer version, but look at the juice of the vintage vs magnetic cap:...
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    Re: Bath and Body Works Mahogany Woods

    I have the EDT and it's pretty good! It reminds me of fall and carnivals and sweets. I get great performance. 10-12 hours of longevity and good projection. The body wash is great too. I'm going to...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man 6 Digit Batch Code

    It was missing something from the original friction fit cap version, but I can't explain it. It was a little less deep. Longevity was about 7-8 hours. I get over 10 with the vintage.
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    Re: Insurrection pure needs birch tar

    A gentleman that owns an indie perfumery called DUA Fragrances makes an Aventus type scent called Poseidon's Elixir and it's HEAVY on the birch tar. It might actually be smokier than my 11Z01 and...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    I've never smelled the vintage, but the newest version is similar to the prior, tall glass/flush cap version. Perhaps a bit smoother. I wouldn't be able to tell them apart, but side by side there are...
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    Re: rasasi pour lui?

    It's nothing like Jub XXV. It's similar to Aventus with a smokey, fruity vibe. I haven't come across anything similar to Jub XXV. It's pretty unique.
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    Re: rasasi pour lui?

    Rasasi Pour Lui Pour Homme is actually an Aventus clone. It does smell KINDA like Aventus, but it's not the same.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Amouage Lyric Man, Rose 31, Acqua Essenziale and Colonia.

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    Re: Scents that nobody talks about?

    Carven Homme. Closest thing to Gucci Envy. Very close.

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    Re: Musc Ravageur by EL

    I have not tried the newest version. I just don't believe that it lasts 1 hour and then it's gone without a trace. My bottle lasts over 12 hours easily and is a monster. I've seen some good and bad...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather best alternative

    La Yuqauam is actually pretty close. It has a much more amplified raspberry note, which I enjoy. Beastly performance too.

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    Re: Musc Ravageur by EL

    I have a hard time taking reformulation talk seriously these days. I've read on here that the magnetic cap version Amouage Interlude Man is a "shadow of it's former self" and is weak sauce. Guess...
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    Re: Lyric Man, Describe the rose note to me?

    I really dig Lyric. It's very unique. The Rose is gorgeous and fresh.

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    Re: Today I Bought May 2016

    Got this yesterday:

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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man 6 Digit Batch Code

    Thanks for the reply!
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    Amouage Lyric Man 6 Digit Batch Code

    *Disclaimer: This isn't a "Is my fragrance real?" thread. I know this is a legit bottle.

    I recently received a bottle of Amouage Lyric Man and the batch code isn't like the other Amouages I own....
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    Re: Longest lasting designer summer frag

    Some of mine:

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  71. Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label = a lighter Aventus for daily wear

    Funny enough, the first time I smelled Bleecker Street, something in it reminded me of Aventus. It doesn't smell like Aventus per se, but something in there is similar. Seeing as how Bleecker Street...
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    Re: Longest lasting designer summer frag

    +1 I get over 12 hours with Essenza. It projects strongly for the first few hours too. Beastmode summer juice.
  73. Thread: Homebrew 01

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    Re: Homebrew 01

    It still smelled strongly of MI with a little hint of woodiness. It wasn't weaker, as it still lasted a few hours, but it wasn't a monster either.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    I'm wearing my 2012 Egoiste today and man, it's wonderful. Dat drydown, tho!

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  75. Thread: Homebrew 01

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    Re: Homebrew 01

    You mean this stuff?

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    All I can say about Homebrew is that I notice it much more than I did another homemade Molecule 01. Homebrew is made with 27% iso E super. It has a very nice...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    I own a 2012 and a 2015 bottle of Egoiste. Both are fantastic. I can tell a difference between the two, with the newer version being a bit smoother. The older version seems to have a stronger...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th April, 2016

    Egoiste

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  78. Re: I like Acqua di Giò, Allure Homme Sport, please recommend me others with better sillage, longevi

    I get 12+ hours with Acqua Di Gio Essenza. I find it to be a fruitier, fresher, and more natural version of ADG. Profumo is great too.

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  79. Thread: Pasha noire

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    Re: Pasha noire

    I like it quite a bit. It's not a dark version Pasha, as the name alludes to. It's more of a springtime scent for me. Very nice.
  80. Re: Recommend a heavy sea note fragrance similar to ADG

    Bvlgari Aqva PH is the most ocean-y scent I've come across. Falling into the Sea is a good one as well.
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    Re: Creed Himalaya - Is it worth it?

    Same here. Himalaya projects strongly and lasts 10-12 hours on me. It's an undercover beast.
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    Re: Do MDCI samples have atomizers?

    They are splash, but I put some atomizers from Accessories for Fragrances on them and they work great.

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    Before I realized they fit, I transferred the juice to some atomizers.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th February, 2016

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  84. Re: Victor & Rolf Spicebomb - worth a blind buy??

    It's an easy fragrance to like. If possible, I would suggest finding it locally and buying one with a batch number that has the letters H-K, as those were the original formula. It was changed...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

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  86. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    $375 for a 60ml bottle of Puredistance M + 17.5ml Antonia. Normal price for 60ml of M is $325. Runner up would probably be Invasion Barbare and Chypre Palatin 100ml aluminum bottles for $229.

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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    That's good to hear! Cheers! :beer:
  91. Re: Cheaper alternative to Virgin Island Water

    I own CLV and VIW and they are both great. VIW smells much nicer and more natural to me though, as I would expect for the premium price.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Sure they do. I don't have an issue with someone charing a premium for a rare or discontinued fragrance. However, buying up a bunch of frags for cheap with the intent of reselling them at a markup...
  93. Re: Which Mens and Womens Releases Over The Past 2-3 Years Standout ?

    No niche? Hmmm...

    Bentley for Men Intense
    Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire
    Fahrenheit La Parfum
    BdC EDP
  94. Re: Scent for everyday/work - sweet, masculine and long lasting

    LIDG
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Eaux de Beaux
    The Dreamer
    Le Dandy D'Orsay
    Michael for Men by Michael Kors
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    1. Puredistance M
    2. Chypre Palatin
    3. Aventus
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

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  97. Re: Similarities between Fetish Pour Homme and Mona di Orio's Cuir?

    From the tester bottle I tried of Fetish, it's very close to M.
  98. Re: Similarities between Fetish Pour Homme and Mona di Orio's Cuir?

    If you decanted Fetish PH and wrote "Puredistance" M on the label, I'd believe you.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Hopefully not at too much of a markup. I saw someone buy a bottle of VIW for $65 and try to sell it for as much as the grey market resellers. That would be unfortunate for anyone who missed out...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    No, it's the official bottle directly from MDCI. It's 100ml and the same price as the 60ml glass flacon.
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