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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

    This! Bergamotto Marino is the best value you can hope to get, it's a wonderful scent, dirt cheap and lasts a long time for an EdC :)
  2. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Thanks for your review hednic! I have yet to explore this house and this is one more reason to look forward to doing so :)
  3. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Eau de Parfum Intense

    I recently revisited the original and didn't care for it one bit. Maybe this will work, who knows.
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    Re: First Impressions: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    +1. Also this is an insult to BdC, in my opinion.
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    Re: New: Giorgio Armani Eau de Cedre

    The bottle looks absolutely terrible. Not too excited to try this one.
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    Re: Joop! Joop Homme or Thierry Mugler's A*men?

    A*Men. Given the season however, none.
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    Re: Creed Princess Oud

    Royal Oud was already taken. They could have used Royal Oud for Her, though lol
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    Re: First Impressions: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I do prefer the EdT on this one. I anticipatingly sprayed on profumo last week only to find out that whatever it is they enhanced smells really bad to my nose. There is some herbal note that smells...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I don't usually layer but sometimes I like spraying Bergamotto Marino over whatever I'm wearing.
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    Re: Review of Kenzo Totem line and Ultra Male

    It depends on what you're looking for. It's less powdery than the original. If you're looking for an intense version of the original, this is not it. The DNA is there, though.

    I like both but...
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    Re: AP figuier eden problem

    That's odd. This is one of the fresher scents that last all day on me with three sprays. As hednic suggested, try an unscented lotion.
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    Re: Review of Kenzo Totem line and Ultra Male

    Performance is definitely on par with the original.

    Interesting discovery I've made by asking other people's opinion on the scent: I did personally not get so much of the fruity aspect in this...
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    Review of Kenzo Totem line and Ultra Male

    Today's shopping went a little unexpected. I initially left to try out Narciso Rodriguez for him EdT and EdP. Settled for the EdT, less musk, more woods, right up my alley.

    Then I saw they had the...
  14. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Gucci PH II and Hanae Mori HiM smell nothing alike either. Like fire and ice.
  15. Re: Designer Fragrance Houses and Ethical Practices (Hermes)

    When reading this thread I was thinking how ridiculous it is for so many people here to think killing can be humane. It doesn't matter why or how you kill, it is never humane.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Egoiste in my opinion.
  17. Thread: Masculine Rose

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    Re: Masculine Rose

    +1 Burberry Brit and Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir.
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    Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    Eau de Cartier and for a fresh bed linnen in your hotel room type of scent Bois d'Iris by The Different Company.
  19. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    In my opinion this is the best of the line so far.
  20. Re: You got to be kidding: Zlatan pour Homme by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Surely, that won't be the case.
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    Re: Scent of Peace for Men = Axe Peace

    I don't like Temptation but Excite has been my shower gel for many years now. That stuff is amazing. It lasts extremely long for a shower gel and is quite intense as well :)
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    Re: Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    The combination of rose and sandalwood as it is done in this fragrance smells dreadful to my nose. I really like the original Declaration and all of its flankers, including the regular Declaration...
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Hermès, Lush/Gorilla

    Yep, it's not a bad scent. I'd probably consider it if it were from a house like Azzaro with a fitting price tag, found at discounters if possible. From Hermes I expect more, though.
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    Re: Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    I found it to be the worst of the line.
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    Re: Help with Habit Rouge flankers

    This. L'Eau is just great!
  26. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche edp vs edt

    There are rumors of it having been reformulated but I didn't notice any differences in smell and performances when I compared them side by side. Might just be my nose, though. I think this was just a...
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Hermès, Lush/Gorilla

    I hope you won't be as disappointed as I was. I find it genuinely lacking considering the average quality scent Hermes puts on the shelves.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP

    EdP is better on this one in my opinion.
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    Re: Anything close to Chanel Egoiste?

    I find Heritage by Guerlain somewhat similar. It doesn't have the dried fruit note and smells a bit more dated but the sandalwood notes is well-made and resembles the one of Egoiste.
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Hermès, Lush/Gorilla

    I tend to agree with Luca's view on the newest Hermes. Definitely disappointing.
  31. Re: Which Alien versions do you prefer ...??? read on please ...

    I can see how you might perceive it as too floral but I like that very aspect of it. I wear Eau Extraordinaire pretty much the whole year around and funnily enough I think it does better in the...
  32. Re: Which Alien versions do you prefer ...??? read on please ...

    I haven't nearly tried all of them but I really like the EdP and the flanker called Eau Extraordinaire.

    I didn't really enjoy the EdT, too transparent compared to the richer EdP. Eau...
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    Azzaro Chrome Intense

    Thought I'd share this for the ones who're interested in this fragrance.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Azzaro/Azzaro-Chrome-Intense-31321.html

    I have personally found the original below...
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    Vetivers smell gorgeous on women! Most of the time I prefer them over gourmands and florals. Vetivers are as others said quite versatile and can pretty much be worn during the whole year and at any...
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    Re: Men That Wearing Women's Perfume

    Most of the time no one even notices whether or not the scent you're wearing is marketed to your actual gender. Unless you wear something like say, La Vie est Belle, which is completely mainstream....
  36. Thread: A Unisex Peach?

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    Re: A Unisex Peach?

    For a cheaper alternative you could look into Champs-Elysées by Guerlain. The EdT is easily worn by men.
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    Poll: Re: Boss Bottled or Boss Bottled Instense?

    The original.
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    Re: which is the best le male???

    So far the original. Terrible is quite good also. Didn't like Beau, though. La Fleur du Male is however also worth checking out, I don't see it as a variation of the original however.
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    Re: Fragrence up close smells different

    Still don't agree, although, don't get me wrong, I respect your perspective.

    A fragrance is never going to end up in my collection if I don't like how it smells up close.

    To me it's just like...
  40. Re: How many sprays is too much for Cool Water for Men

    Me too. The current formulation of Cool Water smells alright but it's as fleeting as it gets. I get no more than 4 hours from it, even when applied deliberately.

    I usually spray no more than 3...
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions for Men...

    I forgot to mention that even though you disliked Coco and Coco Mademoiselle, Coco Noir is still worth a try.
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    Re: Fragrence up close smells different

    Of course people do it that way. If I'm going to like a fragrance at all it has to be both ways, up close and from a distance. Just imagine wearing a fragrance that smells great on a distance and as...
  43. Re: Spicy designer fragrances what are your favorites?

    Declaration by Cartier
    The Beat by Burberry
  44. Re: Would these 3 work in a office enviroment (summer/warmer months)

    What he said :)
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    Re: Ideal fresh scent for oriental/spice person?

    Do sample Mugler Cologne and Guerlain Eau Boisée.

    I also just recalled Burberry The Beat for men. No vetiver like the ones mentioned above but it's both fresh and spicy/aromatic without being too...
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    Re: Ideal fresh scent for oriental/spice person?

    Could have been either the original He Wood or Ocean Wet Wood. Don't quote me on it, though.

    What about vetivers?
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    Re: Fragrance bottle size complaint

    That's why I love fragrances for women. Most come in 30ml. The new Prada Candy Kiss even in 20ml, but it's basically the same juice.
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Longevity

    Wow really? I couldn't get my sample to last any more than 1-2 hours, unfortunately :(
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    Re: Clean clothes smell

    +1 and I'll add Eau de Cartier to the list.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    This.
  51. Re: Fragrance Longevity Ratings on Fragrantica.......

    Since you can even vote on fragrances that have been announced but not released that slider can't be trusted at all. It can give you a very rough idea of what to expect. The more votes the likelier...
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    Re: Why can't Creed...

    I have 3 bottles of Creed. One cap sits very tight, the second is what I'd consider normal and the last one is pretty damn loose. Not that it bothers me at all but for that price one would imagine a...
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    Re: Modern farmer scent?

    +1 Chergui and maybe even Timbuktu.
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    Re: Amouage Shipping Question

    Ouch ...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    They might also start a whole "Fantasy" line like Britney Spears did. Wouldn't that be something? :)
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    Re: would you feel prouder if...

    I value everything that I add to my collection equally.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Hednic, I think this new version of Spice Bomb will appeal to you :)
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    Then they should simply not offer international shipping as one of their services.
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    Re: Best blind buy I've made

    Congrats on your purchase. This is one great fragrance indeed :)
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    Re: Quick tip for increasing longevity.

    I'm happy for the OP that this works but I could never decide in advance what fragrance I'd be wearing. Also I change my clothes too often for that.
  61. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    Gucci PH II was a no go for me as well. People on here recommend HiM as a longer lasting alternative since longevity is so weak on the other one. I happen to like HiM much much more than PH II. Then...
  62. Re: why did black opium win fragrance of the year award??

    Surely I wouldn't have given it an award and I also agree that the 3 fragrances mentionned above are better than Black Opium but as always: we don't get to choose :) It's one of the better gourmand...
  63. Re: have you ever put fragrance in your mouth? if not, try this rose candy

    Turkish Delight is awesome! Although I prefer the freshly made ones over the boxed ones. Yum!
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    Re: Select any 3 from the list please.

    Dior Homme Parfum, Chanel Sycomore and Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.
  65. Re: why did black opium win fragrance of the year award??

    Marketed as feminine but easily unisex.

    I don't see where the hate for this fragrance is coming from. There is but one point that I will complain about, being the fact that they called it Opium....
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    It's released in Europe, perhaps not in your country.
  67. Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Absolutely in my opinion.
  68. Thread: Miss Dior

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    Miss Dior

    EdT or EdP? I just can't decide.
  69. Thread: New Find

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    Re: New Find

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Rasasi/Tasmeem-Men-19684.html

    Seems to be a rather big house, too. I've personally never heard of it.
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    Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    So you did get both. Good job. Now get Spicebomb Extreme :)
  71. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I remember the days we used to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to bid on the items we were interested in. Good ol' days :)
  72. Thread: note help

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    Re: note help

    I'm terrible at describing notes so I'll leave that to others. I just wanted to add that there are quite a lot of takes on musk so it's hard to tell. You could name a few fragrances in which you'd...
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    Re: 17 year old starting out fragrance?

    Who said that? It's in my opinion exactly what you're looking for :) I don't see how this scent is aimed at "mature age", whatever maturity means nowadays :)

    Otherwise I suggest Hypnose by Lancôme...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Interesting thread indeed.

    I can see where OP is coming from. I don't give samples full wearings, I only use them to try them out on the back of my hand. I don't feel right spraying a sample on my...
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    Poll: Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum vs Fahrenheit Le Parfum

    Can Fahrenheit Parfum really be stronger than Eau Savage Parfum? That's insane. I only tried the latter once and choked from one spray. The spray of a sample vial that is.
  76. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    It will probably take a while. From US to Europe it seems to take about 2 weeks until my orders get here. I have ordered from them 3 times now and never had any problems, except one order got stuck...
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    Re: Nothing projects well on my skin?

    Applying any lotion (with or without jojoba oil) is only going to boost longevity, not projection. From my experience you can't enhance projection by much, if at all.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    I will gladly second this. I just went and tested, then bought it. Great fragrance. The opening smells a lot like Tobacco Vanille. As it dries down it gets pretty clear that it is Spicebomb after all...
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    Re: New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    The site you linked gets blocked by our server here at work because "Pornography;Suspicious" :D

    Please note that I'm not saying it's malware. I'm merely mocking our "protection".

    Anyway, I'm...
  80. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    I was thrown off by the notes on the bottle as well when I saw their picture of it but what I received looked exactly like this:
    ...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    For me it was the other way around. I found the EdT just right while the EdP felt too thick.
  82. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    Last month I bought a tester of Declaration Essence from FragranceX because there is no cap that can be missing. It came in a plain, yet labeled cardboard box. Their packaging is REALLY safe.

    No...
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Forgive my cynical comment on this one but: Finally a reason to even think about having children!
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    Re: Dior Addict 2012 version, original or fake?

    Given the longevity and scent you described, there's no doubt. Congrats!
  85. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    I don't perceive this one as particularly light.
  86. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    Perhaps Rose Alexandrie by Armani Privé? It's not THAT sweet but it's a nice airy rose and lasts fairly long for what it is.
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    Re: Fragonard's Fragrances ???

    My mother owns Diamond. It's a nice fragrance but also quite feminine. Very powdery and sweet indeed.
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    Re: Highest selling perfumes

    Walk into a store and see what they try to sell you, there you go.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Alien

    I'm glad you're both happy with your purchase. It's indeed a very pleasing scent if used moderately :)
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Rose Privée (2015)

    It might be right up my alley indeed. I like soft roses so much more than dark, heavy and "masculine" ones. Within my range the soft roses are however dominated by fruity notes which I can't stand...
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    Re: Tried 1 Million Cologne (new flanker)

    I tried it on paper but it's no bueno. Nothing remarkable.
  92. Re: New: Kenzo Totem - Totem Orange, Totem Yellow and Totem Blue

    The bottles look nice and the notes sound interesting. I'm generally not interested in this house's offerings (except L'Eau Boisée which is wonderful!) but I will try these when I see them.
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    Re: Highest selling perfumes

    Should be something along the lines of Acqua di Gio, 1 Million, Le Male, La Nuit de L'Homme, L'Homme, Bleu de Chanel and Fierce.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    It happens very rarely, but it happens. I don't smell the "generic" ones (Le Male, 1 Million, Acqua di Gio, etc) all that often. I can hardly pinpoint them. So yeah, sometimes you get a whiff of...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy Vanilla

    I find the wax note in Un Bois Vanille can come off as boozy.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Rose Privée (2015)

    Thank you for sharing your impressions Space Flight Navigator and hednic :)
  97. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    This.

    For the love of God, how many of us have been screwed over with fakes? Nothing wrong with the seller being at a loss for once.

    As far as the excess payment goes, that's legally a...
  98. Re: Baffling 180 degree turns - from dislike to love ...

    Egoiste has done that to me. Didn't like it at first, after revisiting it I loved it. I might have sampled it too early on.
  99. Re: How much do you think bottle design/colour influences how you perceive a scent?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that horse had wings! :D Now that's a little disappointing, if Aventus doesn't make horses fly it might not be that good :)

    Back on topic, surely, we all...
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    L'Eau Boisée by Kenzo. Very underrated in my opinion.
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