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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Dior Vetiver
    Sycomore
    Fat Electrician
  2. Re: Balsamic, Aromatic, Sweet, Vanilla fragrances similar to...

    Kalemat by Arabian Oud
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Not decided yet. My collection is growing too big and I just want to add very few full bottles at all till I reach 100 Fbs - and then only buy if I use up or give away a bottle. So, I must be very...
  4. Re: what amouage fragrances do woman find most attractive on men

    Memoir and EPIC
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit

    I own decants of both, no similarity whatsoever to my nose.

    By the way I think projection of Ambre Nuit is decent. Not a monster like Amber absilute of course, but who wants that?
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    Re: Strongest Fragrance You Ever Smelled?

    Amber absolute
    Interlude man
    Black oud (montale)
    Duro
    Une rose
    Oud ispahan
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit. Want more rose!

    This!! And the one and only 'une rose' by malle, as much rose as you can get
  8. Re: Need poor mans TF Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille

    No way...
    Spicebomb has a nice opening reminding me slightly of Egoiste, the dries down to something cheap, generic. No similarities with TV

    I feel the new Potion in the black bottle has certain...
  9. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Well, to my nose, the original Bel Ami already has a strong Vetiver note. Bel ami is for me a smoky leathery vetiver in its late drydown. I'm curious about the nw version but hardly can imagine it...
  10. Thread: Oud Ispahan

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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    I no got.hands on my decant of oud ispahan. I adore.this stuff. The initial jammy quality.of the rose.reminds me abit of the armani rose d'arabie. Also it.reminds me a bit of woody intense. But I...
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    This sounds like a winner!
  12. Re: Your thoughts on Guerlain's Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    Me too. Although LO animalistic side is challenging.
    Songes can b a bit screechy in the drydown. Not a safe blind buy.
  13. Re: I Need Help Choosing a Christmas Gift for My Boyfriend

    I think it is a good suggestion. Wearing Sycomore and Encre Noire, he seems to like smokey scents. Good chance he will like Idole. Idole EdP is a very special scent.

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    Re: Do You Miss Your Collection When you Travel?

    N such occasions I normally get along fairly well with a few decants and samples. They have to be carefully chosen though. I kind of like the reduction of choices which makes things easier. Also it...
  15. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    My first thougt was Bandit
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    Re: Looking for a quality amber!

    This - super sillage and longevity, great frag!
    I like it much more than Ambre Precieux. And honestly I don't like Ambre 114. For me it is a boring baby powder amber.
    You should also consider...
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    Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    Don't give up on mitsouko. It is not a love at first sniff scent. It took me a long while to fall for it. Especially the initial whiff smells dated. But into the drydown it gets better and better. So...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    I was given my first scent, tosca, at very young age by my grandma. But only after sneaking hers sometimes. But I never wore it to school as far as I remember. Just at home. I think I really started...
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    Re: Fragrance for a baby

    Are u crazy? I wouldn't even think of spraying stuff on a baby. A baby is not a toy for egoistic parents. Baby's skin and nose are sensitive. And I would assume that being exposed to strong smells at...
  20. Thread: Oud Ispahan

    by DieNase
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    Hi there, I cannot find the old thread where I discussed oud ispahan and I think POAL with some of you. So I just steal this thread to give an update. I recently tried Oud Ispahan and was quite...
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    Re: Avignon vs Sahara Noir: the censer swings...

    At parfumo I wrote a review about SN, also comparing with Avignon. Unfortunately in german also. I think of them as very different styles of incense. Avignon is rather the cold incense smell that you...
  22. Re: How many bottles of fragrance can you 'handle'?

    Though I do feel it is getting too many now it seems difficult to get rid of any. Even those FB I maybe love less, I still love them and want to keep them, be it in memory of the times I loved them...
  23. Re: Ever smell familiar scents in a club/bar and think your a fragrance expert?

    Hm, it's been a while. But when I went partying with my gay friend I smelled a lot of TdH and DHI.
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    Re: TF Noir de Noir vs PoaL

    Could not agree more. Moreover NdN has some synthetic feel to me. Sometimes I cannot bear it. Sometimes I like it. But only far into the drydown. I found the note I don't like in NdN very present in...
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    This must be around the 100th thread about this topic. Man, this is sooooo boring.
    And all the Aventus answers more so (I wish there was a function that allows filtering out the threads containing...
  26. Re: What is your true feeling on a guy wearing Musc Ravageur?

    I find it disgusting

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    I find it disgusting
  27. Re: which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Hi there, actually I used a quite safe hot weather option, which has imo some juicy sexiness, which is Bigarade Concentree from Malle of which I own a small decant (and consider getting a bottle once...
  28. Re: Guerlain's Songe d'un Bois d'╔tÚ now available

    Yeah, I think there is no way I'm not gonna love i. A friend who knows my taste very well smelled it and told me I would do so ;)
    (I should have listened to her before blind buying a decant of...
  29. Re: Guerlain's Songe d'un Bois d'╔tÚ now available

    I ordered a decant blind and am so curious...
  30. Re: which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Sorry, none of the in my collection. I had a decant of chanel chance eau fraiche and got rid of it...

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    Serious? Not sure if I'm bold enough to pull it off...

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  31. which scent to wear for date in hot weather?

    Hi gals,
    Well,'actually it is not a real date I reckon. I've known this guy for a while now. We went out several times, alone and with others. It is kind of colleague/friend relation. Hoverver I...
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    Re: Chanel - Bois des Iles - Opinions?

    Try Barry Lyndon on skin, you should like it. Drydown reminds me a bit of Egoiste.
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    Imo the tar note.is the best feature of this scent. On me it does not seem.to project.that much. It is going.strong.during the first hour or.so,.then becoming.a.skin.scent. Or maybe.it.is.olfactory...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant Perfume Gel- que?

    I bought this one for cheap at fragfancex. I thought it was supposed to be perfume strength. The application method is a bit weird. Little goes a long way. Sillage is not extraordinary, but longevity...
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Interesting indeed. Wouldn't have expected such strong leather and vetiver in the list. Good for'me as I like that kind of stuff.
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    Re: what's the best perfume for a traveler?

    This! Buy the small 30 ml bottle and the large refill.
    I think the flight attendants are usually allowed by their companies to use perfume but asked not to overapply.
    I have mostly enjoyed what...
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    Re: Dior's Vetiver....

    Great light green grassy vetiver scent with slightly nutty aroma.'i love it. This is what Vetiver pour elle should have been. Vetiver pour elle smells just like soap, don't like it.
  38. Re: Winter fragrances that do surprisingly well in the summer heat !?

    It is softer and not as harsh and tarry in summer. I really enjoy it in summer.

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    Yes, I can confirm
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    I got samples of the homme line. And while i kinda liked homme and la nuit (tho rather sweetish and slightly synthetic) l'homme libre just came off as a synthetic mess, very cheap smelling imo.
  40. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    I second Timbuktu and Dzongka.
    Declaration is a great scent, might be a bit on the sweet side for you.
    If you like smoky campfire incense, try the original Norma Kamali incense. Difficult to get...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I love Ambre Sultan and also followed the suggestion to test the absolutely hyped ambre 114 and Ambre precieux and hated both.
    I love Ambre Fetiche. I really like Amber Absolute. And I love an Amber...
  42. Re: My new Budgetting system for buying Fragrances (not revolutionary :-) )

    Well, I have always liked fragrance but did not use regularly and did not own much. I also felt bad about spending without having used up. 1 had sort of 1 for 1 rule. Which was sort of difficult as I...
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    Poll: Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    I think bois d'orage aka french lover is far better - although they are too different to really compare
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Exactly this
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    I do get smoke from idole. I would definktely recommend idole (I only kniw the edp)

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    Chambre noire would be worth checking also
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    Re: Revamp My Collection

    I would omit the AMen flankers and stick with the original. And New Haarlem is rather groce, too.
    Nothing, a 30 year old engineer should wear, less so to work.

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    Try to add...
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    Re: Name a gourmand better than New Haarlem.

    ANY gourmand - almost - is better than NH.
  48. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I will take DHI
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    Re: Fahrenheit - loved or hated from Young Girls?

    Love. But I'm not exactly tgat young any more
  50. Re: Bois des ╬les has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Anosmia.'try to take less.
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    Re: Most (_ _ _ _) Oud.

    Well, I'm not a ous specialist, let me try

    ]Most eloquent Oud? Oud Wood by TF
    Most sexy Oud? Leather Oud by Dior
    Most gourmand Oud? Pardon by Nasomatto and Noir de Noir by TF
    Most office...
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    Poll: Re: Les Exclusifs by Chanel - Pick your favorite!

    For me a tough decision between sycomore, bois des iles, cuir de russie and coromandel. I finally picked coromandel as the most unique. Sycomore has similarities with other vetivers (i do consider it...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    This!
    And womanity
  54. Re: Which Frag gives you the that extra confidence?

    Hm, self-consciousness or self-confidence? Sometimes a scent gives me self-consciousness when I feel I applied too much or I fear it might be perceived as in the face masculine.

    So, I rather get...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Hermes (other than Terre d'Hermes)

    The missing ones, bel ami and eau d'hermes
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    Re: How many is too many?

    It depends on what it means for you. Is fragrance a consumable? Something you actually need for grooming, to make a good impression like a nice tie or whatever. Then I guess something between 3 to 10...
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    So far I only own a Egoiste Backup. But will definitely get more of the stuff I love as a backup.
  58. Thread: If you could

    by DieNase
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    Re: If you could

    Brand heritage Creed? You believe this royalty bullshit? For heritage I would say Guerlain or maybe Lubin...
    Kilian packaging is fine with me
    Performance Tom Ford
    Sprayer Dior Homme
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    Re: Perfume For Bro...

    Tuscan leather
    Amber Absolute
  60. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    AMen is weak stuff on me.

    Strong stuff includes

    Leather Oud
    Amber Absolute
    Taste of Heaven
    Ambre Russe
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    Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    You definitely need both, no regrets, life is short...
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    Re: Everyday fragrance for young man

    Yeah, but taking into account the young age and for everyday use I would suggest the EdP version.

    Kenzo power might be worth a try.

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    And please try gucci pour homme 2!!!
    ...
  63. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by DieNase
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Edp is less old school. Less neroli, less castoreum. A silvery iris-ceder note I believe. The current version doesn't really seem to have oud at all. Found it too soft in the beginning. Now I love it...
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    I have to ad cuir de russie, no 5 eau premiere and bois des iles. Somehow aldehyes seem to smell expensive to me. Best with some skank. rich lady with aldehydic perfume and a fur coat smell).
  65. Re: My first thread, and what a sad one... ╔go´ste reformulation? A Christmas tragedy by Norstr°m.

    Hm, I have a vintage bottle from ebay and a bottle from I believe 2011. Of course they are different and the 2011 one is not such a biest. But I cannot really decide which one I prefer. The 2011 one...
  66. Poll: Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    It's exactly the cloves that add some spiciness to tv, which make it a tad more interesting imho. I didn't particularly like any of them in the beginning, but both got me addicted somehow.
    I would...
  67. Re: My first thread, and what a sad one... ╔go´ste reformulation? A Christmas tragedy by Norstr°m.

    Hey Nordstrom and anyonyone else, has this reformulation suspicion confirmed true? You scared me to death, I managed to buy a backup - just in case. But do I need a second backup?
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Tuscan leather
  69. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Hm, I own it and love it. But evil? No...

    And encre noire pour femme? Wtf? Not dark in the slightest...

    Maybe duro by nasomatto?
  70. Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    I picked serge lutens. But ambre russe and amber absolute are definitely missing in your list
  71. Re: My first thread, and what a sad one... ╔go´ste reformulation? A Christmas tragedy by Norstr°m.

    I'm shocked. Pleas keep us up do date. I wanted to buy a backup months ago and somehow didn't do it... didm't feel it was so urgent...
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    Re: New version of Dior Homme Cologne in 2013

    For me it had very good lasting power for a cologne.
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    Re: Eau Savuage Parfum....lets talk

    For me this is an only winter scent. Sillage is very strong.
  74. Re: Cologne recommendation? ( very detailed because i'm looking for one that "fits" me )

    I would say Bel Ami by Hermes. Equipage by Herme with slight ashtray note would fit also ;)

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    Tuscan leather would also be perfect
  75. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Tough one, I would have to choose between tuscan leather, oud wood and tobacco vanille. My vote goes to oud wood.
  76. Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    The new ode a la vanille, habit rouge edp, cuir beluga - bref, the guerlain stuff.
    Tobacco vanille yummie
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    Re: New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 Utter disappointment

    I wouldn't say that I don't love strong and sweet scents in general. I love ambre narguie, I love tobacco vanille. I even like A Men. They just have to be well executed.
  78. Re: Tauer Incense Rose or Tom Ford's Noir de Noir?

    Both are great scents. Imo the tauer is overall better while the tom ford may be better for dates. Get both!
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    Re: New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 Utter disappointment

    I fully understand you. I blindbought a 10 ml decant of new haarlem based on the reviews. Somewhere it was compared to dior's eau noire, and I absolutely love that one. Anyway, to me nh smells like...
  80. Re: pleaz halp - CREED fakes are getting BRILLIANT

    My royal oud has the same text on it. I wouldn't necessarily call it wrong grammar - you just have to know that franz joseph and sissy were a couple. Perfectly correct. Yes, I do speak french.
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    Re: Your Ideal Winter Wardrobe

    That pretty much sums it up. We seem to have similar taste.
    For the next few months though I will not have access to my full collection, so the most important ones for december and january will be:...
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    Re: What to Get My Dad for His Birthday

    Maybe think about New York by Nicolai. Great stuff!
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    Re: Advice on buying from Hong Kong

    I hope I will get the chance to Hongkong somtime mext year. Anyone a price update for Chanel exclusif? Are they still 1100 HKD the big bottle, which would be bloody cheap? Do they carry the small 75...
  84. Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    It's my personal favourites as well. I think I will end up with all of them as well. I personally will probably start with Bois des Iles. I think I will wear it more often than cuir de russie + I...
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    Re: Do you ever get frag fatigue?

    I haven't had it but I know someone who had this for about a year.
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    Re: Please help me buy my wife some nice perfume

    A bit of a risk imo. If she likes insolence there is a good chance she will like Guerlain apres l'ondee, Guerlain l'heure bleue and Frederic Malle eau d'hiver (well, these all contain Heliotropine...
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    Re: Niche rec needed...more details within.

    Does it have to be Creed? I think it's kind of sad to buy a Creed only because he knows it is expensive.

    If it has to be Creed - royal oud.

    You might also consider

    Serge Lutens - five o...
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    Poll: Re: cologne at a job interview

    I don't see the difference between a job interview and other say professional situations. If you consider that perfume is more likely to be perceived as negative in the professional environment of a...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Yes, you MUST have both!
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    Re: Can you get used to smelling "feminine?"

    I perfectly understand your fear. I'm a gal leaning towards masculine scents simply because I prefer woody, smokey and leathery over floral. however I try to choose those that are not too in the face...
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    Poll: Re: how many frags do you own

    I mistakenly chose under 60 but had to state that as of now I own 67 bottles including two minis (15 ml and 20 ml) and two or three large decants (50 ml).
    Plus I own quite some decants.
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    Re: Hermes Ambre Narguile projection/longevity

    Yes, I do. I spray very sparingly and get excellent staying power. I think too much of it causes olfactory fatigue. I once had that using too much tobacco vanille.
  93. Re: Buying habits; do you get hauls or space it out?

    Well, my experience is also that buying more perfumes at a time makes me long for the next ones soon so that after all I end up buying more and faster. So, I also try to stick more or less to ...
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    Re: Lets Hear Some More Under the Radar Gems!

    Cuir pleine fleur is a masterpiece which gets little attention

    Ambra nobile 1942 is a masterpiece which gets no attention
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    Nobody mentioned l'Arsene Lupin? A soft, flowery, guerlainesque leather. Cuir beluga doesn't have much leather I think. Cuir de russie is a great feminine leather, but not really suede.
    Cuir...
  96. Re: Help wanted: Ambre Russe, L'Ombre Fauve or Chergui?

    I don't know the ambre fauve. But between Ambre Russe and Chergui I would pick Ambre Russe buy a mile...
  97. Re: EAU DES MERVEILLES : A fragrance good enough for guys?

    Yes, no problem to wear for a guy the same as it is no problem to wear e.g. Egoiste for a gal or a guy... Go for it!
  98. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    I love current Mitsouko EdP and l'heure bleue EdT. Don't know the originals.
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    Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille (2012)

    No worries, it lasts and lasts...
  100. Thread: Blind buy pah!

    by DieNase
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    Re: Blind buy pah!

    I almost never blind buy. I made an exception now buying the new Shalimar flanker ode a la vanille based on rave reviews. But it was not so risky knowing already the original. Was a great blind buy,...
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