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  1. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    There is nothing sport about it. I don't like it, too sweet in a powdery way on my skin; and indeed it reminds of Le Male.
  2. Re: Looking for manly fragrances for perpetual summer

    - Dsquared He Wood line: Ocean wet wood, he wood, he wood intense, rocky mountain.
    - Guerlain homme l'eau boisee, homme, homme intense.
    - Mercedes benz for men
    - Encre noire sport
    - i second...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    I don't find it as close to GpH I as reviews on fragrantica suggest. It is more resinuos and the leather note is more pronounced.
    Overall it's actually closer to CDG 2 Man but on my skin...
  4. Re: Old Youtube Reviewer: Been out of the game for a while....

    Franck Boclet Tobacco
    Dsquared2 Potion royal black
    Bentley Intense & Absolute
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    in Europe it is widely available. I have seen it in 3 duty-free and in Sephora and Douglas. It is not as close to Dior homme cologne as reviews from fragrantica suggest. It starts with a burst of...
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    Re: Dior Homme Original VS Dior Homme (2011)

    Beware that on the grey market (in Europe at least) there is a burst of fake Dior Homme testers, all without cap and all with the silver tube inside the bottle, also having correct batch numbers...
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    Poll: Re: CDG Wonderwood or Diptyque Tam Dao edt?

    both are very good but if i have to pick, it would be Wonderwood in the end.
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    Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Sephora stores in Poland and Greece are no longer carrying this one for sale and in Romania i only saw 2 retail bottles in a store. When i asked for details, i was told that once bottles are gone,...
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    Gph II and Bvlgari Soir on the designer end.
    Tea for Two and Coeur de Vetiver Sacre from L'Artisan Parfumeur.
    Also J.C. Brosseau - The Brun (very inexpensive online as well)
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    Re: Carbone de Balmain

    I have the "older" version and smells nothing like Eau De Baux. someone stated pencil shavings smell and i agree with that.
  11. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    I have two bottles of Bleu, a 50 ml batch May 2012 and just received as Christmas gift an 150 ml bottle, batch February 2014. Strangely, i find the later being stronger and quite notable difference....
  12. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Good to know.
    How is Pomelo, hednic? same as other citric offerings (cedrat & orange sanguine) from the house: simple but very realistic smell?
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    CDG Wonderaoud
    Bleu de Chanel
    Dior Homme
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    Re: Tropical Holiday Cheapie

    +1 vintage black.
    Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale is another option.
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Didnt like it much at first but lately it has grown on me a lot, i actually prefer it over Dior Homme as the chocolate note is turning very well on my skin. Also get over the average performances....
  16. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I contacted them (PostNL) on facebook asking about the tracking number and where my order is,. Wrote in english and got a reply within 1 hour with details. Do the same...
  17. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    You should. To see exactly why you had to pay customs; to find out where the fault is.
  18. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    This is what their site says by the way, so they can't reject the refund of the VAT:

    Do I have to pay customs and import charges?

    Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel...
  19. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    Ahh crap. I knew i shouldn't have ordered from them. I am waiting for two orders and now it starts to make sense why the tracking number shows that packages have arrived in my country for 4 days...
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    It is just a rename, now it is EDP instead of EDT concentree.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    I enjoy Pure Wood as well, very good flanker.
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    Re: If you own any Burberry fragrances...

    Sorry to bump an older thread but might be of help for others: i also bought recently two Burberry fragrances from a legitimate store, both are ok and authentic but batch number is not recognised on...
  23. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP or John Varvatos Vintage

    Getting past the fact that they are not close in smelling, i would pick NR Musc (for Him EDP, the current name) -> quality + performance are simply better.
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    Re: Pure Havane vs La Nuit.

    no contest, Pure Havane.
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    Re: Designer Gourmands With Tobacco Notes?

    Lanvin Avantgarde is pretty good and it can also be found extremely cheap (tester is 17$ on fragrancenet).
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu or Burberrry London

    ouf of the two, i prefer M7 OA. But London is also a good fragrance and can be found cheaply, so i would actually get both.
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    +1 to what dreamer81 and Brian said.
    The coffee accord in PC last only a few minutes and after that it strongly reminds of A*Men. PW has imo a better opening with the wood accord and it doesn't...
  28. Re: New Fragrance: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense

    I have both of them. There are some differences only in the first 30 minutes or so. After that it's the same fragrance. As i posted on another forum, the pink pepper from the Intense shows very well...
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    Poll: Re: Need help choosing cold weather scent

    i would go with Avant Garde: the honey & tobacco mix is pretty good. And for the price you can find this at, it's a steal.
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Don't trust everything written on fragrantica. Some users there kept saying same thing about new bottle of LIDGE, when in fact differences are minimal (i even bought a bottle of May 2014 batch to...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Unfortunately on my skin it reminds me of the latest synthetic creations of Versace (Eros) and Paco Rabanne (the Black XS flankers). It is the only flanker from Guerlain Homme line which i do not...
  32. Re: Basenotes Top 40 Most Complimented Fragrances - CLONES/DUPES/SMELLALIKE THREAD

    Hermes Vetiver Tonka - Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
    TF Tuscan Leather - Pal Zileri Cuoio
    Creed Royal Oud - Lomani Black Intense
  33. Re: Looking for a cheap refreshing and ice cold citrus scent

    Bronnley Lime & Bergamot
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    Re: Do anyone else NOT want monster sillage?

    I think it depends on the situation. Per example i work indoor in an office environment. 95% of the time i interact with my colleagues from the company only. I certainly don't want a fragrance to...
  35. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Yes, i understand what you mean. I am sure that they did change composition, but the end product is not so much different to older version as some users claim. And performances are still excellent.
  36. Re: Allure Sport and/or Burberry Sport Type Colognes?

    Versace pour homme as alternative for Chanel.
    Dior homme sport as something different but still in the area
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    On my skin it is a combination of Fahrenheit Absolute with M7 OA (leaning towards Absolute).
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    Nice fragrance but the best longevity i got out of it was 2 hours.
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    Re: Citrus economical fragrance

    Bergamotto Marino is almost impossible to find. what you can find online around this price:

    Lomani Spirit Silver (23$ on fragrancex)
    Azzaro Homme L'Eau & summer edition (fragrancex)
    Cerruti...
  40. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    I bought a bottle from the so called reformulated batch (new bottle style, batch april 2014). I find it a bit more transparent/airy in the first 15 minutes, but after that it is identical to a 2012...
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    Re: Inexpensive but alluring summer fragrance?

    +1 Gph II.

    Mont Blanc Legend & limited summer edition 2013 or 2014 (38-40$ online)
    Encre Noire Sport
    Lomani Spirit Silver (23$ on fragrancex)
    Guerlain Homme & L'Eau Boisee (38-40$ on...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I bought a backup bottle of this one as well. One of the best fragrances under 25$ on the market.
  43. Re: What is with the high pricing of Hanae Mori HiM?

    I got the EDP for 37.75$/100 ml from fragrancenet.
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend or Legend Intense

    Legend for me. The Intense is too sweet.
  45. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    Orange Sanguine
    Guerlain Herba Fresca
  46. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Viaggio D'Africa = Vetiver Tonka
    Cuoio = Tuscan Leather
    Him = GpH II
    360 Red = ADG
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Tested this a few times. I do get it as a ligher TDH (more orangey in the top), but same sa remik, i get very good performances out of it. On my skin it is anything but weak.
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    Re: Creed recommendations for my new boyfriend

    Judging by performances, it can be only one answer: Aventus. Other than this one, Virgin Island Water is also a good choice for a casual day; for a formal evening, maybe Himalaya? I remember i used...
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    Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    So do i, i get mainly a semi-sweet and quite fresh cedar + pepper.
  50. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    new bottle design doesn't mean neccesary reformulation. I got a bottle of Guerlain L'Eau Boisee in October from escentual and it came with the new transparent cap. The juice is the same.
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    Great prices, i would buy them instantly if they are genuine (prices are too good). Guerlain L'Eau at 35 euros (as mentioned by you earlier) is also a very good price.
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    Three very good cheapies from fragrancex: Lomani Black Intense, Lomani Spirit Silver, Mauboussin M Generation.

    Then:

    Pal Zileri private collection : Viaggio D'Africa and Cuoio (fragrancenet /...
  53. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    Cuoio just arrived and tested it for the past few days. I confirm: it is extremely close to Tuscan Leather (just a little bit sweeter maybe). Good performances. If you enjoy Tuscan Leather and you...
  54. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin VS Diesel Fuel For Life

    LLAM (the original not reformulated one) is a good fragrance. Diesel FFL is awful.
  55. Re: What do you think of Hanae Mori HiM, Prada Amber Intense, & Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    I like HM HiM and Gph II a lot. They are very close one to the other on my skin, for both i get a dominant black tea note + cinnamon, with the difference that HiM is not so harsh and it is a bit...
  56. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Holland was very good tactically. 2 of their central defenders were man-marking on all the pitch (Martins Indi on Silva and De Vrij on Iniesta) and when they had to follow their man, the full backs...
  57. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Rather interesting to see Colombia today, which on paper has quite a team (same goes for the belgians), but we shall see if they play like one and if it's not only some names. As for England vs...
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    Re: New: Calvin Klein Eternity Night

    Will sample it when i find it. Though i bet it won't smell at all like the notes would suggest.
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    Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Yep, ordered one as well. Got the Ab Spirit Silver too and i find it close to Aventus and also an extremely good release that is better than many fragrances that cost at least twice more. I need to...
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    How are the performances for you guys? I like the scent but i get terrible longevity with it (about 3 hours) for this type of fragrance and projection also minimal. Ussualy my skin is very friendly...
  61. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    Ahh ok, i didn't check that as i saw that they ship to most of Europe and to many other smaller islands, didn't even think they don't have some alternative for the US.

    Pulled the trigger for the...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Armani Code Sport Athlete?

    I own it as well, very good flanker. Mint and citrus, as others also said. Excellent longevity for this type of fragrance (7-8 hours) and above average projection.
  63. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    you can find Cuoio & essenza di Aoud at a very good price on allbeauty.com (21.75 pounds for 100 ml).
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    Re: Cerruti Image Harmony anyone

    Pleasant; on my skin it is sweeter than the original. But as miner said above, it is forgettable. Though at 15$ you could do a lot worse.
  65. Thread: 212 Surf

    by Sylver
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    Re: 212 Surf

    Not worth. It is awful, smells like some cheap deodorant. Longevity was average on my skin but sillage was very weak.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Yeah, instead compare a 330$ fragrance with a 20$ one. Sounds more reasonable.
  67. Re: Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme l'eau Boisee?

    L'eau boisee is a great fragrance. Mint and lime in the beggining and then vetiver starts to show up after 30 mins.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Judge the fragrance on it's own, not based on 70,80,90% similarity with Aventus. Based solely on it's smell and performances, Silver beats fragrances that are much more expensive. Ussualy in this...
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    Re: Spearmint/Citrus EDT for summer?

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
    Armani Code Sport Athlete
    Issey Sport Mint
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    Re: good inexpensive Italian colognes

    Pal Zileri Private Collection: Blu di Provenza & Colonia Purissima (43$/100 ml on fragrancenet; or 29 pounds on allbeauty + DAD10 for 10% off)
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    Re: Carolina herrera CH Men

    very good fragrance. And at that price it's a steal (assuming it is legit of course).
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Arrived yesterday.Yes it is very close to Aventus (not a clone though + the creed is more refined); but for untrained nose in the early stages of development, the two fragrances are identical (just...
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    Re: Let's Talk HAPPY by Clinique

    I would describe it as an orange-aquatic of some sort. Not really natural smell but quite nice. However the main (huge) problem is that on my skin it lasts 90 minutes at best and the projection is...
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    Re: NEW: Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey

    Night D'Issey : it is not a flanker.
  75. Re: Creed ' Silver Mountain Water ' Vs Rassi ' Al Wisam Day '

    It is very close to SMW indeed and it's not as synthetic as Al Rehab Silver. In Europe you can find it at around 30 euros/100ml (iparfumerie.de / iparfumerie.at ; this retailer is present in many...
  76. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    Yuzu is forgettable but Mint is a good release for spring & summer; at least on my skin it is a citric-mint. reminds me a bit of Guerlain l'Eau Boisee minus the woody notes and a bit more aromatic.
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    Re: Recent Blind Buy Disappointments?

    Cerruti pour homme (new 2009 release)
    Hermes un jardin en Mediteranee
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    Re: I just bought Kokorico and..

    Kokorico by Night is sweeter and the patchouli & cedar notes are weaker. Overall not really worth of a purchase imo.
  79. Re: Does Al Rehab Silver Really Smell Like Silver Mountain Water????

    Al Rasasi Wisam Day is even better than Rehab Silver: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Rasasi/Al-Wisam-Day-19650.html
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    Re: NEW Guerlain L'Homme Ideal

    There are already 4 topics opened about this, a few on first page even; it would be good to sum all the ideas in just one of them imo.

    ...
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    Re: Bal d'Afrique vs Vetiver Fatal

    Vetiver Fatal for me as well.
  82. Thread: Best vetiver

    by Sylver
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    Re: Best vetiver

    Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
    Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
    Hermes Terre D'Hermes
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    So you created an account just to tell us that Lomani Silver is weaker than a soap. Ok, hard to believe but fair.
    And you were back in fragrance business (as you said) with a Lomani purchase, as i...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée cap

    Cap was changed indeed, but the juice is the same (i have both versions, with and without wood cap)
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Since most of the people can't test the Lomani before purchasing (at least not here in continental Europe), they have to rely on the reviews online. Which should be spot on and without being...
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    Re: Dirty Mediterranean Summer

    The Creed and the Tom Ford suggested above don't fit the OP's requirements in terms of price.

    +1 Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    YSL L'Homme Libre Cologne Toniq
    John Varvatos Artisan
    Givenchy...
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    Re: Summer fragrance

    Chanel Edition Blanche
    Guerlain L'Homme Boisee
    Dior Sport 2008 version
    Aqua Fahrenheit
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    Re: YSL L'homme and flankers

    1) no

    2a) no

    2b) yes

    2c) NO!

    3) Cologne Gingembre (too bad that longevity is max 2 hours).
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    So to summarise: people with a lot of activity on this forum for years have reviewed Spirit Silver and mentioned good projection and more than average longevity. On the same time for a minority of...
  90. Thread: Driftwood?

    by Sylver
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    Re: Driftwood?

    CK Eternity Summer for Men 2013 has notable driftwood in it's composition.
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    Re: The new Giorgio ARMANI CODE ICE

    i tried it and it is awful, a fresher and creamy version of regular code in the first hour and then turns into a generic wood. Longevity was something like 3 hours with projection non-existent after...
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    +1 Chanel Allure Edition Blanche and Fahrenheit 32.

    Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
    Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
  93. Re: Any scents with leather that are appropriate for summer?

    I would wear only Cerruti - L'Essence de Cerruti
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
    Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    CDG Wonderwood
    Dsquared Rocky Mountain Wood
    Chopard Noble cedar
  96. Re: Which designer aquatic / marine scent has the best projection ??

    +1 Aqua Fahrenheit
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau SA treat

    This is strange. I see it everywhere, on the shelves of every fragrance store i visit here in Europe (didn't visit the Netherlands lately though). And i don't think it is selling bad but on the...
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    Re: Rasasi LaYuqawam - Any Good?

    From the notes point of view this one and Tuscan Leather are identical (with 1 additional note to the Rasasi i believe). I should be getting a sample of this one soon, along with some other Rasasi...
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    In Europe they are available since end of February i believe. Yuzu is on my skin the version pf Summer 2009 + amped yuzu in first hour. Very good for the ones that don't like the original drydown and...
  100. Re: Narciso Rodriguez vs. Bulgari Aqua? Cologne for Warm days...

    @Baller: Musc has 2 versions and the last one doesn't have berries anymore. Anyway either versions are a variation of the original, with the floral note a bit reduced and a bit more musk and some...
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