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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...
  2. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  14. 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.
  17. 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.
  19. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    Orange Sanguine
    Guerlain Herba Fresca
  20. 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.
  24. 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 /...
  27. 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...
  28. 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.
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  35. 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.
  37. 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.
  39. Thread: 212 Surf

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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.
  41. 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.
  49. 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...
  50. 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.
  53. 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.
  56. Thread: Best vetiver

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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...
  64. 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
  67. 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
  70. 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...
  74. 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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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Oak and cypress. We shall see how it goes. I hoped for some cedar note as well, but well at least it's not the sweet note of Oud or sandalwood.
  76. Re: If you had to choose between these Clean scents?

    Prada Infusion de Vetiver
  77. Re: Narciso Rodriguez vs. Bulgari Aqua? Cologne for Warm days...

    NR is a better scent overall, but I would not wear it in warm weather (but rather choose Musc collection instead)
  78. Re: Please verify L'eau D'issey Issey Miyake Pour Homme (Pics attached)

    Yes, definately try it on your clothes too. Also check a retail store and spray from a tester, see how it goes. Or order online a sample for a comparison - i guess it shouldn't be hard to find one on...
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    Re: Best Designer "Leather" Scent?

    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    Cerruti L'Essence is also a great one and really inexpensive (20-25$/100 ml).
    TM Pure Leather
  80. Re: Please verify L'eau D'issey Issey Miyake Pour Homme (Pics attached)

    it is possible to be skin chemistry as well. Ouf of the whole Issey line, the original is the one that lasts the shortest time on my skin (around 3 hours top). Even from the summer versions i get...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Urban

    I see it appears now on fragrancex, as new arrival: http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_a-am-sid_angelurbm__products.html
  82. Re: Decent priced designers that smell niche-like.

    Pal Zileri Viaggio d'Africa (and others from private collection)
    Encre Noire
    24 Gold
    Mauboussin M Generation
    Lolita au masculin midnight
    Chopard noble vetiver
  83. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    Besides the ones already mentioned, there is a coconut feel in the new Kenzo Homme Night.
  84. Re: Caribbean Joe for Him by Caribbean Joe Island Supply Co: A quick review

    Was wondering how this smells, as i saw it appearing at almost every retailer in USA or UK. Thanks for the review. I was expecting something more tropical (from notes, bottle and description), but...
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    Vetiver Hombre is a good one, though it's a bit barbershop scent.
    Azzaro Aqua Verde is another good one.
    Mugler Cologne as many other before me have written.
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    Re: New Lacoste L!ve

    in the spirit of the last several Lacoste releases, it will probably smell safe and generic and also nothing like the notes would suggest.
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise: kinda like Aventus?

    Are you sure you tested the real Aventus? 1 hour longevity is quite low for this fragrance even for the driest skin i can imagine. On-topic, so far i haven't tested anything that smells like Aventus,...
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    Re: Designer Fruity/Citrus with Decent Performance

    Guerlain L'Eau Boisee
    Aqua Fahrenheit
    Cerruti 1881 Acqua Forte
    Collistar Aqua Attiva
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine
    Mont Blanc Legend
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 Flanker Thread

    DonPatrizio, from here: http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/nino-cerruti/nino-cerruti-1881-homme-acqua-forte-gift-set-75ml/invt/0026858
    Ignore the reviews, they are from 2010. It's an updated page...
  90. Re: Bvlgari Man Extreme fake or genuine? please help.

    bottle looks fine to me. Did you test the fragrance before purchasing? On my skin thats how long it lasts, 2-3 hours maximum.
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    Re: Versace Oud Noir

    Versace's quality nowadays is questionable; i mean even recent's Davidoff release (Hot Water Night) is a better oud based fragrance than Versace's Oud noir.
  92. Re: YSL L'Homme Cologne Gingembre alternatives?

    Declaration Cologne
    Azzaro Chrome Sport
    Dior Homme Sport (2008)
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    Re: What were your top 3 for 2013 summer?

    Chanel Edition Blanche
    Guerlain L'Eau Boisee
    TM Pure Shot
  94. Re: Can I get a recommendation on fresh lemon fragrance?

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    Creamy vetivers that can work all season:

    Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal
    Pal Zileri Viaggio D'Africa
  96. Re: What is a very fresh smelling cologne like Kenneth Cole Reaction?

    All fragrances have the same amount of alcohol (with very little variations of a few percentages up or down from that 79).
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    Re: Anyone prefer LIDG to LIDGE?

    I also prefer LIDG to LIDGE.
  98. Re: New Summer 2014 scents that smell fantastic ! (please no older scents; looking for 2013-2014 sc

    Epice Marine
    Mandarine Ambree
    Legend Intense
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    Re: Encre Noire Vs. Wonderwood... GO!

    from the two, i would go with EN because Wonderwood has awful projection abd longevity on my skin. But i would also recommend another CDG that has vetiver -> 2 Man. better than both in subject.
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    Re: Have a Few Scents, Need a Summer Fragrance

    where can you find Bergamotto Marino at a decent price? looks like it completely vanished off the internet. And my 50 ml bottle is almost empty.
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