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  1. Thread: Eight and Bob

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    Re: Eight and Bob

    Lol ... when i asked the sales rep at Nordstrom's for the sample bottle, he handed it to me and kinda under his breath said "interesting scent" kinda sarcastically.
  2. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    NEVER leave feedback for an ebay buyer until they leave it first. NEVER!!
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Bingo! As with any scent that projects well, the key is finding just the right amount and in the right places. For me, one spray under the shirt and one on each side of the front of my neck from...
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    Re: What more popular perfume you like on men?

    It gets ragged on pretty bad around here, but Armani Code is still one of my biggest compliment getters and I've never fallen out of love with it.
  5. Re: New Mancera - Second New One in Blue Collection!! SO BLUE

    No Oud .. Yessssss.
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    Re: Jil Sander...any men's scents worth owning?

    I have a bottle and a backup bottle of Background. Smells like nothing else I've come across.
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    Re: Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers?

    I did wind up getting Embers with the 20% discount. I do like it. Don't love it. I own Bois d'encens from the Armani Prive line and prefer it to Embers.
  8. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    Wish I knew. I threw away about 500 samples from Fragrancenet over the years I could've given you.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    It was just a matter of time. Next will be Aqua.
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    When I think of "Goth" scents, I think of incense and clove. BPAL has a load of them, some which actually don't smell too bad. Not sure if any designer or houses have these 2 ingredients in any...
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    I have Bois d'encens and when I smelled this one, I wish I had Encens Satin.
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    Re: De Bachmakov, I don't get it

    I had to break out my sample recently inspired by the thread posted a few weeks ago about the love for De Bachmakov. I know I'm in the minority, but this leans a bit too far towards the feminine...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    I'm really hoping I don't like this one. I'd hate to have to tell someone what I'm wearing.
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Just got back from Nordstrom's and tested this. I have two thoughts ... one positive, one negative.

    The positive is while it does smell a bit like Essenza, that one dried down to something that...
  15. Thread: Profumum

    by ziffy321
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    Re: Profumum

    If you like Le Male, I think you're going to like Antico Caruso. I have a very inexperienced nose but I couldn't tell much difference between the two.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Funny how when a new scent is released, the reviews almost always seem to come in waves. First wave here was mostly positive .. now a wave of mostly negatives.

    I still very much like Ultra...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama Island Life ?

    I wound up getting it with a yearly reward coupon from Tommy Bahama in which it cost me nothing. And IMHO, that's about what it's worth. Smells like a cheap drugstore cologne you could get for ten...
  18. Re: NEW - Light Blue Swimming in Lipari Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    I loved Living in Stromboli but the notes on this one are everything I dislike ... Grapefruit, aromatic, aquatiic ...

    Although I'll surely test it when it's available.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    No one really knows that but most of the flankers do wind up in the online discounters with the exception of Pure Coffee. Too early to tell on this one yet but even Pure Wood is discounted already...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Can't speak for anyone else, but I love this stuff so much I ordered a second bottle. Received 2 compliments the first day I wore it to work and it had better longevity than I thought it might. ...
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    Re: Looking for a Fahrenheit alternative.

    Both reviews in the directory mention Mercedes Benz Intense as being similar to Fahrenheit.

    I own MBI and love it but not sure how close it is to Fahrenheit as I've never owned it. Might be...
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    Re: Exceptional ... Because You Are for men

    I would just LOVE to see their stock room and how many bottles and carded samples they actually have.

    I'm really hoping 20 years from now I'm not still getting these samples.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Definitely not a gourmand and I wouldn't consider it "refreshing" .. although I haven't tried it in the summer yet. I guess "warm" would be the pick from your description.

    I'm now about 3 hours...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Just received my bottle today and I think hednic's description is very accurate. I did get a brief ... and I mean maybe 2 minute brief ... hint of A*Men in the initial spray along with the minty...
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    Re: Exceptional ... Because You Are for men

    Don't forget the nail files ...
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    Re: Which Odin you like the most?

    I like 11 Semma but way too similar to HdP's 1899 ... which I own a large and small bottle of.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Lol ... I did the same thing with CdG's Amazingreen. Loved the notes and HAD to be the first to get it.

    Anyway, it still holds the title of the absolute worst blind buy I ever made.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    It's been shipped now and the tracking # says it's in Jersey as of today. Should get it today or tomorrow.
  29. Re: Atelier Cologne Azure Collection First Look!!

    Is that in addition to the clems or just a pine drydown?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Nope. Just checked it as "being processed". Ordered it late Friday so I may have missed the cut to be shipped by the weekend. No big deal.
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    Re: Perfume choice for a job interview

    No one EVER got turned down for a job because they DIDN'T wear cologne. Too much risk there. Some interviewers may dislike the scent or just think you're trying too hard.

    Just wear deodorant...
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    Re: A Practical Question...

    I've sprayed my forehead on ski trips.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Just blind ordered it also. I like the notes but of course, that doesn't mean the mix will work well. I don't care if it isn't amazing I just sooo hope it doesn't suck!!
  34. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/fragrances/cologne/dolce-and-gabbana/dolce-and-gabbana-intenso/eau-de-parfum#!260285

    25% off here but only 6 left as of this posting.
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    Re: Spicebomb Eau Fraîche ... thoughts?

    Tested it at Nordstrom's last week. I thought it was different enough at first spray to warrant owning both if you owned the original, but after drydown it just smelled like a lighter version of the...
  36. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Armani Attitude. I fell asleep on purchasing a back up bottle and by the time I was out, it was discontinued and the price had tripled everywhere.
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    Re: Midnight in Paris: Overhyped and overrated?

    I own it and love it. Will always be in my top 10. A better version of Bvlgari Black ... IMHO.
  38. Re: Armani code, Armani code ice, Armani code sport?

    Code Ultimate is nice, and nearly identical to the original to all but those with an exceptional sense of smell.
  39. Re: Armani code, Armani code ice, Armani code sport?

    To my nose anyway ... Code Ice and Code Sport smell almost nothing like the original Armani Code. They should have been named something totally different and neither are nearly as good as the...
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    Re: Colognes that have become "played out"

    Anything with Oud. I'm hoping this is just a fad as I really, REALLY dislike Oud.
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Used to own this and loved it for about a month. But after a while, there was this kinda sharp note that not only annoyed me but downright made me nauseous.

    On the bright side, it lasted about...
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    Re: Intenso Dolce & Gabanna now at Macys

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/dolce-gabbana-intenso-for-men-cologne-collection?ID=1863226&CategoryID=58040#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D442

    Not a good sign when they offer a 6.7. That tells me "here's...
  43. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    As opposed to head hair that repels dirt particles??
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    Re: Donna Karan Fuel for Men.

    I own both and the newer version is nearly identical to the original ... only in a very different bottle.
    ...
  45. Re: Merry Christmas!!! What scents do you know that...

    You beat me to it! This always reminded me of Christmas.
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    A*Men Pure Wood.

    The only A*Men flanker I can truly say I truly like.
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    I can't speak for the older formulation but I recently purchased a newer magnetic cap bottle from Fragrancenet and it's very strong in both projection and longevity. 2 sprays max.
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    Re: Brioni Eau de Toilette

    I tested it at my local Neiman's also and did like it. Way over priced though. If it were in the designer price range I would likely purchase it.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    I'm completely baffled this one can make any top 10 list except for "worst of 2014".

    Definitely one of the worst scents I've ever smelled over the years.
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Great review! Good to hear it resembles the original even if not exactly the same. Will definitely be purchasing a bottle in the near future.
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    Re: Other addictions

    I get addicted to whatever my "flavor of the moment" is. Learning guitar, I HAD to have a Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, etc.. I've since sold them because I sucked!!

    Now I'm back at the gym,...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Nearly every day is a holiday in my mailbox.
  53. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    Just did this today. Bentley Intense gift set from Fragrancenet for $41. Used to own it but sold it as it wasn't for me. I had paid $100 for just the bottle at the time. This gift set will be a...
  54. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Among the dumbest questions I've read here in years. What the hell does someone's age, race, or ESPECIALLY their sexual orientation have to do with their fragrance hobby??

    While we're at it, why...
  55. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Oh yeah, this one ^^^. Blind bought it about a month ago and love it!
  56. 25% off Fragrancenet coupon ends Dec. 11th

    HTFP4

    Got a nice Bentley Intense gift set for $41.24. 3.4 oz. edp. + 1 oz. travel spray. 4.4 oz. for a hair over $41 .. not bad.
  57. Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    This was my SOTD today, and here's my experience.

    It's been years since I sampled the original formulation, but there was a thread in the "Discounts and Coupons" forum a few weeks ago that...
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    MPG Santal Noble for sure.
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    Re: Help critique my next purchases

    IMHO, all good except for the Creed. It's not terrible but so, sooo overpriced for basically a generic skin scent with near zero projection.
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    Re: New: Aramis Adventurer

    ^^^^ A.... f*in'.....men!!!!
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    Re: How are Jo Malone perfumes?

    Weak, weak, weak. I'm amazed they're still in business. I can't for the life of me figure out who would buy fragrances that don't last more than a half an hour ... even on clothes!!
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    Re: What are the best Mancera colognes?

    I own Wind Wood, Kumkat Wood, and 2 bottles of Cedrat Boise. I plan on purchasing Roses & Chocolate next. As with many houses, some scents are really good, some not.

    I do like the quality of...
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    Re: Kiton Black... Amazing, yet not hyped.

    It was a while back. I remember it was exclusive to Bloomingdale's at the time. Had to be at least 6 years ago.
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    Re: Kiton Black... Amazing, yet not hyped.

    I bought Kiton Black from Bloomingdale's when it first came out. Thought it was decent enough but wound up selling it after a couple of wears because it stayed very close to my skin after an hour or...
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    Re: Name One Frag You Love And Explain Why

    DK Fuel.

    How do I know I love it? Because I've never EVER received a single compliment on this scent yet I continue to wear it and have never gotten tired of if after all these years.

    Kinda...
  66. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    This is exactly how I feel also about Bel Ami Vetiver. Sniffed it at Neiman's and bought it on the spot. Liked the first time I wore it but it just didn't blow me away like when I sampled it. I do...
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    Re: What are you wearing for the Polar Vortex?

    M7 on the outside

    Jack Daniels on the inside.
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    Re: New Amouage Interlude Watered down

    I just recently purchased Interlude Man (with the magnetic cap) and I'm getting monster sillage and longevity from just a couple sprays.

    Of course, I haven't tried the previous version so I...
  69. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    I would love to get the Oud Wood oil when it's available but afraid I'm going to have to buy the fragrance also to match it. I doubt anyone could wear the beard oil and a different fragrance on...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    These threads always inspire me to wear Cedrat Boise when I haven't for a while.

    Happy to report my 100% compliment record is still intact with this one. Only worked half a day today .. 4...
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme...Thoughts?

    I like it also and have gotten many compliments with it.

    Another fragrance that could be had very cheap some years ago but now some prices on ebay are ridiculous.
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    Re: What are the most versatile new releases...

    Just off the top of my head, Dior Homme Eau is very versatile IMHO.
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    Tommy Bahama Island Life ?

    http://s7.tommybahama.com/is/image/TommyBahama/199002_199_main?$pd_zoom$

    I've come to not expect much from Tommy Bahama scents but this one only lists 3 notes (bergamot, nutmeg, and cedarwood)...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 3, 2014

    http://sis02.de/28980/img/RICHARD_JAMES__3995P.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    I used to wear this all the time back in the day and I still have a 1.7 bottle. My personal experience is that it really lives up to it's name. Nice casual scent with good longevity and sillage...
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    Re: A touch of Vanilla

    BPAL's Snake Oil.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Nice one. You must have paid a pretty penny for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    http://manceraparfums.com/141-large_default/kumkat-wood.jpg
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    Re: New Bond No.9: New York Sandalwood

    Not a fan of Bond No. 9 but the notes do sound nice. Will definitely seek out a sample.

    Just a random rant ... how did carrot ever make it into the fragrance scene? Who was the first to think...
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    Re: D.S. and Durga

    This has been my experience also. I did try most of the line from their sample pack and did like a few, but no legs at all on my skin.
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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Homme Eau for Man

    It didn't blow me away but I like it enough that I would buy it if it comes to Fragrancenet or other online discounters.
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    Re: Comme de garcons black

    I thought it was decent but didn't last long at all on my skin. Stick with the likes of Avignon and Bois d'Encens.

    I also found a really good one (blind buy) in Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers. ...
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    Re: Joop Nightflight

    Definitely a love/hate scent. One of my most complimented scents of all time but for one reason or another, I rarely reach for it.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    Oooooh yeah ...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude's EPIC longevity!!!

    Just recently purchased Interlude Man and love it. My only gripe is it's sometimes hard to get just the right application. DEFINITELY don't want to over spray this one but too little doesn't work...
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    Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    I remember Scentemental being a big part of this forum a while back and having a great knowledge of fragrances. Then there was this dude Serpent who used to just piss everyone off because he was...
  87. Re: Odin. has anyone tried or own one of these?

    Sampled the entire line and only thought Semma was FBW. Same vein as Hdp1899 Hemmingway/V&R Spicebomb but didn't seem to last as long as either ... which was my experience with all the Odin's I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 18, 2014

    http://www.diptyqueparis.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/523x768/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/v/o/volutesp75.jpg
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    Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    Sounds like a scam to me.

    They probably went to Footlocker and other stores to try the same thing.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T5PdmteVEmA/Uxew3Hy-GMI/AAAAAAAAFQQ/z177Z-j7RB4/s1600/RougeBunnyRougeEmbers0005.jpg

    Amouage Interlude Man...
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    Re: What's closest to human skin??

    Lol .. I could never do that to a live animal.

    Now a fetal pig ... Hmmm ... 'nother idea?!
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    Re: What's closest to human skin??

    That's actually not a bad idea ... maybe a softball. Hmmmm....
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    Over the years I've sampled and sampled and sampled L'Homme Sage and personally never thought it was worth the hype. I remember purchasing an atomizer from someone and gave it a full wear once. It...
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    Re: What's closest to human skin??

    Yes, I guess I could have worded my question better. With many fragrances I've tried on myself, I can't get a good grip on what I would smell like passing someone else and the trail it leaves...
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    What's closest to human skin??

    I know this sounds a bit weird and a little Hannibal Lecter, but I'm so tired of spraying fragrances on myself and not liking them and then smelling that same scent on someone else and loving it. I...
  96. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Least - anything "Oud" prominent.
    Most - fresh, daytime, casual
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    Re: La Nuit vs Spicebomb

    ^This. I sampled Spicebomb many times and wound up purchasing both big and small bottles of HdP 1899 because I think it's vastly superior. I've also owned La Nuit since it's release. I don't think...
  98. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Almost a bargain for a 100ml compared to many of the offerings at Luckyscent like Profumum's and such.

    I am wondering now that with it's re-release, will these nuts on ebay selling the original...
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    Re: Do all a*men have the same opening?

    I never thought the original A*Men had a drydown. Pretty linear from start to finish IMHO.
  100. Re: Orange you glad that there is a Concentré version of Eau D'Orange Verte?

    I love the smell of Concentré but never got more than an hour before it faded into nothingness.

    Hoping they come out with an Eau D'Orange Verte Concentré Extreme parfum.
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