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  1. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    And from the get go I've kept respectful and civil as possible, not sure how this thread garnered the responses that swayed of particularly negative basis, but it is beyond me, when people bring in...
  2. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    What?
    When did I once ask about finding something I may find acceptable for me? I don't know where all of you are getting this idea that I'm looking for some bargain to suit myself, rather it be...
  3. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Thank you, from the get go I wish that was echoed.
    It is ridiculous it got the response it did.
  4. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Perhaps if it wasn't from right off the bat, I was greeted with defense, a lack of respect, and mockery, perhaps I wouldn't of had to respond in defense. Maybe the first thing you should take note of...
  5. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Well there good rip offs that smell good, I mean there are niche houses that have made pretty decent rips offs. There are cheap alternatives that people go crazy over. Considering the price of the...
  6. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Well besides myself, more then one have felt the same. You didn't answer or contribute to my question, instead you attempt to denounce my question as if isn't valid, I'm not asking for you or...
  7. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    What is the point in receptively trying to undermine my question?

    If you put the same effort into a constructive response I could at the very least respect that but it amazes me as to how many...
  8. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Not sure how that makes it any less productive as far as the question at hand, wasn't a matter of rather it is liked or not, that is besides the point but more so as to how they measure up.
  9. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    ^Appreciate your response.

    Another thing I take into consideration, even though it is kinda an oxymoron, there are good fakes and bad fakes.

    A fake is a fake and both are bad, but some are...
  10. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Actually many people have done real vs fake comparisons. Google or search on youtube and you'll see an abundance of people posting their observations as they compare.

    But this isn't a question of...
  11. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    ^The passive aggressiveness never ceases to amaze me. What is the point in being condescending? Other then being blatantly distasteful?


    Please, while you're at it, present to me perhaps a few...
  12. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    As I state multiple times throughout this thread and if it were for personal use as well, it shouldn't make a difference as the same question remains the same.
  13. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Yes I would...

    Within the art world people often go to experts to help examine and spot differences with fakes. Same goes for with sneaker forums, where many spot and make note of what to look for...
  14. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    I didn't imply I wanted to, but obviously there is the market. But with the question of what is in them, I find myself wonder what it is in a $20 cheap alliterative? Even with the cheap alternatives...
  15. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    This is exactly what I'm talking about, first to be made a mockery and responded to condescendingly, then to makes claims of me acting hurt and lashing out. Just because I have expectations of common...
  16. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Possibly...

    I think it'd take a wide range of both on each end of the spectrum to give a better verdict, just cause ever fake varies as do these cheap alternatives.

    Like I see some bottles of...
  17. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Ugh, because perhaps I thought maybe others have had experience that they may be willing to share? If you want to provide payment for the experiment, feel free to send it to my paypal.

    I would...
  18. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    How is it dumb?

    As I think about it, both counterfeiters and those offering cheap alternatives, attempt to capitalize off the success of another. Considering both, have similar intentions, aside...
  19. Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    As far as scent alone goes, I'm curious as to how fake and counterfeit fragrances measure up to cheap copies and alternatives.

    Like for example a fake bottle of Aventus vs something like Fresco or...
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    Sure they do, but I'd have a hard time believing if it weren't for the name of the scent alone, the concept of it being relatable to whiskey would not come to mind. I actually made an effort to take...
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    I don't think it really is that hard to comprehend, booze is just another term for alcoholic beverages as you listed above, which consist of ethanol. Taking a whiff from any one of those bottles and...
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    2. I'd say maybe Virign Island Water, kinda like Malibu rum.
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    I feel there is a difference between persuading the audience to a concept, but if you're going to use terminology like "boozy/booziness", I expect it to be relative to booze. Like I understand...
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    I mean if boozy isn't a direct reference to that of alcohol/liquor/booze, then what is it then?
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    Care to elaborate, many drink, what do you drink and how does this relate to that in particular, like perhaps what is this reminiscent of?
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    Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    Within the community I notice that one of the most commonly used adjectives to describe a scent is "boozy". Though, I do hear it, I don't believe I actually smell much that is reminiscent to actual...
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Not sure if you are joking,but not it wouldn't have to be spelt without a period and the period definitely was only removed for stylistic and legibility reasoning.
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    I thought the Duranni Montaes were known by another name Tenelli or something like that with a t out there?
  29. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Exactly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7zu2mOC2ig
    This was quite informative for me and not to mention also kinda funny.

    Could barely tell he was intoxicated, unless otherwise indicated, I...
  30. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    OMG CAPS LOCK?
    ARE YOU YELLING AT ME?

    We have a tough guy.

    I hate this community, generally speaking, I'm sure there are good people but I'm sick of the snotty,snobby,high horse attitude.
    ...
  31. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    That is your opinion, the defintion of class is subjective.
    To say that someone lacks class, is not classy in my eyes.

    Obviously, I'm doing the same, but I feel as it is justified on the grounds...
  32. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    If the opportunity came about to address those persoanlly I would do so,closest opportunity is right here. Like I said, instead of commenting on the video, addressing him directly and personally, I...
  33. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    I can respect that^

    But, who is to define classy?

    Completely subjective.

    People always want to take the fun out of everything, THE FUN NAZI'S.
  34. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    I love how there is the ability to comment on the youtube video, perhaps voice your opinion, give an idea for improvement, possibly some constructive criticism.

    Yet, everyone goes on to Basenotes...
  35. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    But the thing is, while those on youtube are capable of exposing their true selves online, taking that risk, being vulnerable, that doesn't apply here. I can respect the courage anyone has to go in...
  36. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Well, as expected, the high horse mentality of basenotes has took front stage yet again.

    I mean, yeah, I'm sure there are exceptions to this rule, but the general consensus seems incapable of...
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    Re: SA tells me about 3 new Ouds by Tom Ford !?

    Sales associates knowing what they're talking about?

    When did this start?

    I wouldn't be quick to believe this with out any actual proof besides word of mouth.
  38. Re: Wanting Jubilation XXV - Where at a good price?

    Its hard to find Amouage for lower then retail generally speaking.

    Google is your friend though, it can easily show you places that sell it with a quick search. Min New York and Lucky Scent both...
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    Re: Incense Confusion?

    Then I see notes like patchouli listed as well, thats one of the most known of incense but instead its just listed as is,I guess its their intention to be vague so you can just use your imagination...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I looked it up and saw it does use natural oils, but I couldn't find any info on it made with all natural oils, can you elaborate on that or link me?

    Even some of the most "natural" fragrances...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I wore Reflection Man the other day, it was quite nice for bed. It reminds me of clean and fresh sheets, with a little bit of sweet creaminess, making it extremely mellow for before bed.

    I...
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    Incense Confusion?

    In fragrances I often hear and see the note "incense" listed as far as the note break down goes. I myself am a fan on incense in general and when incense comes to mind, I often think of all the...
  43. Re: Using Fragrance Based On The Seasons/Weather vs Where you wear them

    Generally I feel like if I'm just chilling at home OR a similar environment with open space and a controlled climate, I can just relax and experiment with whatever I want and to be honest I've never...
  44. Using Fragrance Based On The Seasons/Weather vs Where you wear them

    I see in the community as well as with myself included, that many tend to base what they wear on the weather and season. I'm now starting to question the significance of where you actually will be...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Thats such a stupid and pointless rule, I just don't get it but this isn't the first time I've been displeased with the way things are done on here...someone recently split field of rubus on the...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Same, but its not really the fragrance I'm going on about, I may love them its just the principle of it but to each his own.
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Its good that someone is understanding of my point without bring the lynch mob of heated Kerosene fans(pun?).
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Do you ever see me knocking the fragrances themselves or commenting on how they smell?

    No, you don't.

    When it comes down to it there is good fragrance or bad fragrance, thats not the point I'm...
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    Re: Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    Where did you get the decant from and do you know what batch number it is?
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    Re: Hurricane Fragrance for Nawlins'

    Not funny.
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    Re: Hurricane Fragrance for Nawlins'

    Its really probably not going to be bad at all, I think people are overreacting over this little hurricane...its still going to be bad weather but nothing like Katrina.

    I'm wearing Green Irish...
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    Re: Hurricane Fragrance for Nawlins'

    Part of hurricanes is people trying to look on the bright side. People have hurricane parties and get togethers down here all time, its never good to have any damage but I like this thread. You want...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    I'm entitled to my opinion and like I said agree to disagree. There is really no need to try reason and attempt to change the way I think about these kind of things. When it comes down to fragrance...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Alright, I wasn't sure if you were being sarcastic since you really can't get the tone across on the computer sometimes...but its all good, at least I know I'm not alone.
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Not sure what you're implying, are you agreeing with me?
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    No I haven't, especially when taking the price into consideration.

    Him being such a big part of the community, he does get that extra attention which sometimes end up with bias opinions.

    The...
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    Re: New Kerosene - Wood Haven

    Overpriced and overrated.... and need I say over again, over hyped.
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    Re: What is so great about Chergui ?

    Well obviously some people like it, I was even considering buying it but threads like these make me second guess my self. We all have different taste and personalities...we all have a different sense...
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    Must Buy Niche and Must Buy Designer?

    Ok lately, the last few fragrance I picked up were "niche" and I really don't want to start becoming one of those niche nazi's who end up being too bias so I want to balance it out. Give me some...
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    Re: What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    That'd be quite the explosion if you're planning on cremation ^
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    Re: What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    Well if your dead...its kinda past the point of feelings like being happy...but I get what you're saying.

    When you go to funeral people are suited up and groomed and even the dead...so I thought...
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    Re: What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    To those saying nothing...they clean and wash you up, throw clothes everything else is made up for you...why no fragrance?

    Just curious...
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    Re: What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    Why not?
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    What fragrance would you where to your funeral?

    Ok, I know this quite odd and some may say morbid...but if this were to be the last scent for you to be remembered by..what would you choose?
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    Re: So is a re-release of Pure Coffee inevitable?

    This is the only one I really wouldn't be hyped on buying...it seems like its the ugly duckling of the series.
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    Re: PM Mugler Order Error, Please Help

    Out of curiosity, have you tried emailing them because they are the ones that probably know better then anyone...do they a phone number possibly?
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    Poll: Re: A*Men Pure Malt! How many will you buy?

    I jumped into PH when it just came out again recently, the way they made it seem like it was gonna be so limited and you had to wake up early to get it and make sure they would not run out...that was...
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    "Winter Fragrances" in the HEAT!!!

    Do any of yall ever push the envelope with this?

    Some times, I'm so hyped on a fragrance I'll want to wear all the time. When I fist bought Angel Men I loved it in the cold and then it got hot and...
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    Dior Homme Intense, from the boutique in NYC.

    Has anyone ordered directly from their actual store, I did last week or so(maybe two weeks) and I'm disappointed. Which should of been a fast ship from the east coast (me being on the east basically...
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    Re: Mugler USA Shipping

    I ordered Pure Havane when it was just re-introduced last month or whenever it came out (the first day out), like at 8:00 am and without any thing other then regular shipping it came the next morning...
  71. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Identifying Musk?

    I received an infraction for this, a little silly joke to lighten up the odd nature of what musk really is. Is it really that offensive, in real life I couldn't see anybody getting so overly...
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    Re: What are you wearing to bed right now?

    Might throw on Green Irish Tweed...or Pure Havane..but that can be really cloying and it can keep you up all night.


    Idk....
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    Poll: Re: DHI vs La Nuit Poll?

    Hoping my DHI is in the mail today, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
  74. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Identifying Musk?

    Anal glands and feces yum, I just got hungry :thumbsup:
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    What are you wearing to bed right now?

    I'm about to throw on some Virgin Island Waters in hopes of some beach dreams...I love this stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 25th, 2012

    Idk....maybe GIT or VIW?

    Hmm decisions decisions...
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    Re: 'Must Try' Creed Fragrances

    Why does everyone keep saying MI has poor longevity, maybe its just this batch but I had a day out in the sun sweated, still smell it...put it on before bed, wake up the next day still smell it..its...
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    Re: 'Must Try' Creed Fragrances

    Virgin Island Water...especially for the summer.

    Aventus and Milesime Imperial

    They're all good fragrances, I like them.

    It all comes down to what you like and think of as good and bad...I...
  79. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Identifying Musk?

    Is Milesime Imperial known for being musky?

    I want to say I smell musk in it but then again I have no clue what musk really smells like?
  80. Re: Biggest Disappointment: Creed Millisime Imperial

    I put in on before I went to sleep and could honestly still smell it the next morning...close to the skin but still there.
  81. Re: Biggest Disappointment: Creed Millisime Imperial

    MI last pretty well on me.

    Maybe you set your standards to high, I did the same...they are good fragrances without a doubt but everyone loves overhyping everything.

    I wore today and I...
  82. Thread: Musk

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    Identifying Musk?

    I own a few scents that allegedly have musk in them, but to be honest I really don't know what musk is suppose to smell like. I own Aventus, Virgin Island Water, and MI...all are said to have musk.
    ...
  83. Re: I didn't like Pure Havane. Will I like Pure Malt?

    Well look at this guy, like a lot of others
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DylBEzhxDiI

    Doesn't love PH buts likes PM...

    I hate how people make it out like you need to like one to like the...
  84. Re: KUSH PERFUME... supossed to recreate the smell of fresh marihuana kush Buds

    A lot of california real kush, smells like straight diesel fuel and pinesol kinda chem like..thats the real deal kush.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme - Like it!

    Not that its the most accurate interpretation available but I smelled the sample strip in the GQ magazine and it was alright...I really want to give this house a try as far as designers go. I was...
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    What kind of soap do you use?

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1vdg1R8Oaek14QvqifDun74ddFJcb65VCPoVAw94uzIuXmI1ihwHMFRsEEA

    Its very light and keeps your skin soft while not being overpowered with fragrance...its very...
  87. Re: I didn't like Pure Havane. Will I like Pure Malt?

    Personally I think I'll like PM better, one thing I wasn't nuts about in PH is the cherry like powdery feel of it but I still like it but I'm anxious to try PM.
  88. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Who is ordering a bottle and also has a bottle from the original launch?
  89. Re: I didn't like Pure Havane. Will I like Pure Malt?

    People like saying if you don't like A Men then you won't like PH or PM, I think in that case they're different enough for you to like one and not the other. A lot of people like PM more then PH...I...
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    Re: Bleecker Street-First Thoughts

    I really don't get much green or gourmand...I don't know what it is?

    Part of me reminded me of Aventus but not really much GIT...
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    Re: Bleecker Street-First Thoughts

    Its toned down a little bit, wearing it right now on my hand...still something I'd see more on a women more then me I don't know though? Maybe its just this decant...or maybe its just not for...
  92. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Besides that, in its entirely what was the patent for... cologne aging in barrels or what exactly?
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    Re: Bleecker Street-First Thoughts

    I keep on smelling it and thinking it'd be something my mom would wear.

    It could be unisex...I just don't know about it, "not my style".

    I'll be updating with my interpretation of dry down.
    ...
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    Re: Bleecker Street-First Thoughts

    I honestly just threw up a little in my mouth...but that may just be acid reflux, I hope its not this.

    Yeah I feel a little "fluish"..a little stuffy and my throat hurts just ugh..but smelling...
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    Bleecker Street-First Thoughts

    Well, I bought a decant of this knowing that I really may not like it...going on from what I've heard on the net so far.

    First time wearing it, I thought it reminded me of a women's perfume...not...
  96. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Translation?
  97. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Me neither, the whiskey barrel always just seemed like marketing...has anyone ever emailed them about this?

    I might end up doing so myself.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I wish they would do 1.7s of...
  98. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Malt!!!

    Why is everyone going on about the reformulation bs?
    Am I missing some kind of inside joke?

    I'm hoping its not serious, no one knows..but...
  99. Thread: Creed Value

    by yteek
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    Re: Creed Value

    I'd just buy a decant from someone who splits it, I wouldn't pay retail but they're worth the try.

    This is where I get me decants from
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UwCsdR6Hn0&feature=plcp
    ...
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    Poll: Re: DHI vs La Nuit Poll?

    Can some anybody inform me why they're compared so much?

    Because they're both "dark" or "intense" versions of classic fragrances?

    or

    Something else?
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