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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Also one of my favorites in this genre...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I think so; so it was super hot yesterday, so it might perform better in cooler weather (actually I'm sure of it), but longevity left a bit to be desired. My wife did a full wearing yesterday and...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    OK I was able to do a full wearing, but only in the sweltering heat of Paris today. Basically this feels a bit like a "Lutens" of old (with one caveat below): woody, syrupy, resinous, and warm,...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    It is in fact "The Devil's Bed" despite what google translate says. Went to the palais royale today and asked the SA who confirmed. There might be a play on words with "Devil's Diaper" but the first...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Elixir family

    Thanks for starting this thread, I really like the house, and would also be very interested to hear reports.
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    FYI I think Nappy is British English for diaper. Hence some of the confusion up above
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Replacement/Reformulation

    I think current Eau Sauvage edt is just fine. I have vintage as well and yes, it's a bit more "sauvage" (oak moss and a bit more funk), but I actually think they kept the integrity of the overall...
  8. Re: Trying to remember a LIQOURICE scent..approximately 10-15 years back (at least)

    Lolita Lempicka au masculin?
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    Just tried this one in Paris. OUTSTANDING. I might save up money to buy a bottle.

    I didn't get to do a full wearing, but the opening is brisk and strong. The tangy citrus opening gives Xerjoff a...
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    Re: Lost cherry is back

    Love the opening (10 mins) drydown uninspired.
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    Re: New Tom Ford Private Blend - Lost Cherry

    Tom Ford Staying Classy again; the description is sooo funny:

    "Tom Ford Lost Cherry is a full-bodied journey into the once-forbidden; a contrasting scent that reveals a tempting dichotomy of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Drat, I loathed Grand Cuir; I was so excited for it too. On me it smells rancid, like sometimes when skin is licked and it turns into this nasty sour smell. Unwearable for me. So this one sounds like...
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    Re: Suggestion for a fresh beast mode fragrance

    Sauvage very cool spray
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2012 blind buy worthy?

    I find DHS 2012 to be the best of the three (although I like 2008 at as well; 2017 was underwhelming). Elegant, great projection / longevity...

    And also since it is going to be gone eventually,...
  15. Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    It's amazing what grapefruit did to Sauvage in very cool spray.... such a different experience (in a good way).
  16. Re: What fragrances have made you feel you reached what you were searching for on your journey?

    Great list and I love your concise justifications, they help a lot--
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford 'Ombré Leather' 2018

    Like the bottle. Hope the scent is unchanged, I liked the earlier one.
  18. Re: Obligatory "I'm going on holiday, what scent shall i take" Thread

    This is the one you need: Parfum de Marly Layton

    Will certainly cut through the club and should appeal to your demographic--
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    Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars - Truly Awful

    I wonder if this applies to the regular line. I had a bottle of Ambre Sultan go off--which is weird because it is the only bottle (along with one from my wife, Lumiere noire pour femme, which was...
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    Re: Potent, Rich,FRESH and Modern?

    Great suggestions right here, they would be my choices as well.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I think you’re certainly not alone—quite a few people on BN have come around to appreciating it.
  22. Re: recommend a geranium- and/or carnation-prominent scent

    Came here to write this --> what the man said! :thumbsup:
  23. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    This is really good news indeed--I had been wanting to try them for a while now but was unwilling to go to Herculean lengths to do so.

    So I ordered the sampler pack, which just arrived this...
  24. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    I haven't tried it yet and don't know if it's any good, but I think the Bleu de Chanel parfum supposedly has the profile you are looking for: a sparkly top with a warm cozy sandalwood base. I don't...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage batch 7X01

    I think Beck was joking... it’s not Aventus, there is no smoke and no pineapple in Sauvage !
  26. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    Have you tried Habit Rouge l’Eau — not a typical “l’Eau” scent but modernizes habit rouge, not dated at all, great longevity and base, rather inexpensive... it’s quality, and much more wearable (for...
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    Re: Prada l'homme - reformulated ???

    Prada l’homme is wonderful... highly doubt it would be reformulated at this early date. Could be many things, psychological expectations for a different smell, or just the top notes that have changed...
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    Re: Parfums de marly Layton

    Very, very good. Really like this one.

    But boy is it potent. I wore three sprays once and almost choked out my colleagues.

    Now it's strictly one spray under the shirt, and I'm good to go.
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    Re: Desperate. Please Help.

    Patrick Fragrances of Ireland
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Yes I do find similarities to Musc Ravageur, above all in deep drydown. Kind of like an allusion: the vanilla / spices / musk combo is reminiscent. But it is still rather different. I find Dries van...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Frederic Malle Dries van Noten -- When this first came out I sampled and was totally underwhelmed, thought it just smelled "nice" but nothing special. A tried a full wearing from a recent sample and...
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    Re: Le Galion Perfumes

    Totally underrated house, have liked most of what I have sampled. I own Special for Gentleman and it lives up to its name.
  33. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Extrait De Parfum!

    Thank you so much for the information. I have to say, that sounds delicious--a little sprinkling of DHI in the base... in any case, this sounds like one to be sampled first.
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    Re: Color me confused..

    Funny thread. But honestly I think this could be a good combo if done right and would totally buy it (doubt this is what it smells like though).

    Drydown of Valentino Uomo Intense is kind of...
  35. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Extrait De Parfum!

    Bump... specific question: can anyone who has tried the extrait tell us how it relates to the edp? Is it similar or totally different?

    I'm trying to decide on a blind buy for my wife, who loves...
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    Re: Niche'ers, I need your advice......

    +1 one of my favorite tobacco scents, so good.

    Some other niche / indy options for tobacco:

    Soivohle Meerschaum
    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea

    The above are my favorite tobacco scents.
  37. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Extrait De Parfum!

    I don't care if there isn't real oud in the Oud edp... what I liked about it is that it is not an "oud + rose" scent--I liked the idea of using oud (if there is oud in there) as for binding and...
  38. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Extrait De Parfum!

    whoa... Thanks for the information! This is one of my wife's favorite scents, almost a signature scent for her. Will be getting this for her for her birthday ;)
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    Re: What Bottle Have You Finished Lately?

    Totally underrated scent right here. It's like a more wearable memoir man... love it!

    The only bottle I could possibly finish in the next two years would be Prada l'Homme since it is my go-to work...
  40. Thread: New Clubmans?!

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    Re: New Clubmans?!

    Inspired by this thread, I found myself in Rite Aid a couple days ago and said why not? to the original clubman. Oh my god! It is great, and the longevity is actually incredible for an aftershave....
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    Re: Tip of the hat to Darvant

    Great reviewer, one of the best!
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    Re: Prada L'homme Intense opinions

    Also can't stand it. There is a cloying anise note that bugs me. I love the original though.
  43. Thread: Zino - old vs new

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    Re: Zino - old vs new

    For me the comparison is not Coromandel but Guerlain Heritage (edt) -- the two have a similar vibe. Current formulation Guerlain Heritage is good--but I only have vintage Zino, which is slightly...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford - Vanille Fatale!

    I speculate this will be a vanilla bomb ;)

    Captain obvious here.

    Nah, but it sounds like it will go in a darker direction with the coffee / incense--definitely different than TV, perhaps more...
  45. Re: YouTube fragrance reviewer Ash4245 has passed away

    Very very sad news. I remember his legendary video from a while back where he goes through 30 scents in 3 minutes. I challenge any perfumista to do the same thing--it actually looked hard to do!
    ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So Baque is indeed part of the permanent collection now? It is so good--one of my favorites (if it is anything like the sample I have). I just ordered it from lucky scent.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Will Baque indeed eventually be added to the permanent collection? If so I would buy a bottle. I keep missing out on these flash-sales.
  48. Re: Which fragrance do you have the most backup bottles of?

    When stored properly (out of light and at constant cool-ish temperature) hard to say how long, but certainly decades. I have vintage bottles from the 60s that smell wonderful, better than the stuff...
  49. Thread: Discrete or LOUD?

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    Poll: Re: Discrete or LOUD?

    Very context dependent, but in general I prefer discreet.

    If I will be in a meeting, one spray of something pleasant (Prada l'homme)
    If I am just at work but don't have to be in close quarters: 2...
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    Re: NEW: Frederic Malle - Music For a While!

    OK, but is it royal pineapple?
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    Yes I think you are mixing up "Eau sauvage parfum" and "Sauvage edp"
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    I'm only seeing info on the edt--do you have links??
  53. Re: NEW: Etat Libre D'Orange - Une Amourette Roland Mouret !

    I just went to the scent bar in LA and tried this one.

    Actually like it quite a bit, and I find it to be very wearable--very surprised since I find most of the house a bit too challenging for me...
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Ummagumma!

    Same here! I also haven't heard anything.

    However I was just at the scent bar and sprayed it (along with Eldo Une Amourette, which I actually really liked to my great surprise).

    Strangely...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton opinions thread

    LOVE this one, surprised it is in fact not more hyped. Yes, designer aesthetic, but so well done. There is an aromachemical that bugs a bit when you put your nose right up in it, but from a distance...
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Ummagumma!

    Thanks guys! My wife got this today and she said she got incense in the drydown... weird.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    It's on eBay?!?
  58. Re: NEW: Etat Libre D'Orange - Une Amourette Roland Mouret !

    has anyone else tried this? How is it?
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Ummagumma!

    For those who have received this, how is the tobacco? Is it noticeable as a note?
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum - Discontinued?

    Both Parfum and Intense are on the French site:
    https://www.dior.com/beauty/fr_fr/parfum-beaute/parfum/les-parfums-pour-homme/dior-homme/fr-diorhommefpl-diorhomme.html

    They aren't on the...
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    Re: Slımberhouse Ore- Pencil shavings problem

    I haven't tried it yet but I am really looking forward to Bruno Fazzolari's Ummagumma--apparently people say it is reminiscent of Ore, but slightly sweeter (more of an ambery base).

    Fazzolari is...
  62. Re: Women CAN'T OVER SPRAY when applying fragrances...

    There is a bit of truth in this I think. My wife is French and I always have to smile at the reckless abandon with which she douses herself in her perfume. Me, I need two sprays max; my wife just...
  63. Re: Favorite AMOUAGE scent that can be worn all year round -

    I would sample Reflection too. Might be a bit cloying in the Florida heat, but it is a great performer--elegant and a crowd pleaser at the same time (very favorable compliments on this one). My...
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    Re: Seductive fragrance

    OK, seductive designers:

    Valentino Uomo Intense
    Dior Homme Intense
    La nuit de l'homme
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Ummagumma!

    I blind bought this. Love this perfumer, the notes sound great, and Claire's review is wonderful. Cannot wait to try it.
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    Re: NEW: Bruno Fazzolari - Ummagumma!

    Really really REALLY want to sample this one. Five is one of my favorite scents actually... while some of the others aren't for me those that I have tried seem to me so finely crafted.

    It sounds...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly has wowed me today

    As of right now the ones that I like are Layton and Layton Exclusif. I get the aromachemicals that are bugging some people but they don't bother me--love how they smell.

    I have tried samples of...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - Layton Exclusif

    Very good, definitely worth a sample. I just got a sampler set to explore this house better since I too did not know it that well. Layton is the one that my wife loves on me. Excellent longevity /...
  69. Re: If You Had to Have A Signature Scent, What Would It Be?

    My signature scent was TdH a couple years ago, now (well for the last couple months) it would probably be Prada l'homme because I can wear it to work without feeling self-conscious. I love the fact...
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    Re: Favourite Night Out Fragrance Around Smokers

    Parfums de Marly Layton - strong, sweet, smells good, and would certainly cut through the smoke.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - Layton Exclusif

    Me too. Very markedly so, but still recognizably in the same family.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - Layton Exclusif

    Regarding the superiority of Layton exclusif's drydown over Layton's, it seems to me a matter of taste rather than execution; so for me, Layton's drydown was very rich and present, which I liked, but...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - Layton Exclusif

    I just got this, my most expensive blind buy. I find it to be very good; the only issue for me is that the somewhat dry and scratchy oud / agarwood aromachemical dominates between 1-3 hour mark, but...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - Habit Rouge Dress Code 2017!

    Have to say I really like the new bottle.

    Kind of smart from a marketing perspective to keep changing the bottles every year; they become collector's items.

    Oh capitalism
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    I bought Meerschaum a while back, think it is a wonderful (and realistic) tobacco fragrance. Very much a comfort scent rather than something I would wear to work, but it's great.

    There were some...
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    Re: Five 5-star scents from the last five years ....

    My five stars that I actually wear (and don't just respect) are:

    Prada l'homme
    Fazzolari Five
    Le Galion Special for Gentlemen
    Valentino Uomo Intense

    Also agree with Trauerkraut here: ...
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    Re: this guy has lost it....what a clown

    I agree with this. After all, he is here on this website occasionally--why trash someone who at least is making a contribution? People who don't want to don't have to give him money...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    Nice. I'm a fan of the edt so will test.
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    Re: Most Beautiful Beast Mode Male Flowers Fragrance

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte
    Zegna Mediterranean Neroli
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    Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    That's funny--I think most of the people who have been around here for some time are being intentionally ironic ;)
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    Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    They're ironic.
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    Re: New Bond No. 9 New York Nights

    Notes sound extraordinarily discordant... jasmine gardenia calone coffee caramel... yuck. But what do notes mean, half the things that have notes don't resemble them at all.
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    Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    Dior Sauvage: The highest quality ambroxan
  84. Re: Prada L'Homme EdT vs. L'Homme Intense EdP, which do you prefer?

    Far prefer original edt over intense
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Missed out on the re-release of Baque, but I have a sample that I dug out tonight... was reluctant to do so since I would find out what I had missed. Damn, this is one beautiful scent. Congrats to...
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    very funny
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    Re: NEW: Parfums de Nicolaï - Patchouli Sublime!

    Indeed. Mine too. Oh well.
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    Re: NEW: Dunhill - Icon Racing!

    yes nice bottle
  89. Re: Aqua Celestia: Where do you rank it among the MFK Aqua's?

    I like petit matin the best, followed by aqua vitae (which I see as a sweet-ish woody scent--I get a cedar note although not listed--rather than an aqua), then aqua universalis and aqua universalis...
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    Re: What Is The Ultimate Office Scent?

    This is an awesome list of office-friendly fragrances. Nailed it.
  91. Re: What to wear to a nice restaurant on our first date

    These are quite heavy for a nice dinner; I would echo others who urge rethinking to something slightly lighter / sheer / powdery etc.

    The one time my wife and I got to eat in a Michelin star...
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    Re: How Many Sprays Prada L'Homme

    3 sprays, lasts all day and is pleasantly present. Any more and you are probably risking olfactory fatigue. It actually projects quite a bit on me... skin chemistry?
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    And yet, it's working....

    I wish we could stop talking about the name and wait until the scent comes out and talk about that! While I'm not offended, I certainly don't feel like I am in the...
  94. Re: What Niche Fragrances Are Currently HOT, Trending, Popular, etc.? Maybe there aren't any...

    Very good point here. I myself stop reading when the prices get that ridiculous. Niche is too expensive (and frankly last time I was in Jovoy to sample I was simply not that impressed), artisanal...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    So according to the video we have seen, this is tonka and leather.

    Sounds kind of nice.

    Would like to hear less about name and more about the scent--has anyone else smelled this?
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    Re: Prada lhomme vs intense

    I have smelled and worn both l'homme and l'homme intense. For me, the original edt is a superior scent; it is really beautiful, has great longevity, brings something new to the "Dior homme inspired"...
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    Re: Prada lhomme intense! Omg!omg!omg!

    I like prada l'homme, but dislike the intense version, unfortunately. On my skin way too much licorice (problematic note for me).
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    Re: NEW: Prada L'Homme Intense

    Same here. Tried this in the airport: overdose of star anise. Like the original but will pass on the intense.
  99. Re: DHI Discontinuation or Reformulation? Link non functional on Dior's website

    For what it's worth, I was at the airport in Paris and saw the new packaging and it is gorgeous; basically it is a sturdy matte box with a cover, and you open it up, and the usual DHI box is...
  100. Re: DHI Discontinuation or Reformulation? Link non functional on Dior's website

    I doubt it. The French website still has them:
    http://www.dior.com/beauty/fr_fr/parfum-beaute/parfum/les-parfums-pour-homme/dior-homme/fr-diorhommefpl-diorhomme.html

    Also notice the new...
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