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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    The only problem I have ever had with fragrancenet is when they cancel an order. Authentic stuff every time and I have used them a lot.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    So glad to have this timely information from 2008! :rolleyesold: Time to move on to the next hated house or perfume methinks.
  3. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    The new edt is not as good as the old to my nose. But I can't choose between the old edt and pure parfum. I really love the flint note in the edt and wear it often, mostly in the day time. The...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    LOL! So true. SAs usually don't have a clue unless they are nuts like us. Most of them just sell to get a commission and a paycheck and know little and make up a lot. If you find a good one they...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Congrats! You got the good one.
  6. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    From what I read many months ago, Andy Warhol is the only one in the series that Bond discontinued and my understanding was that it is the only Bond scent to be perminantly discontinued. Which is...
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    TdH is a shadow of its former self. It's ok if you don't know the difference but I will not replace my bottle.
  8. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I think Plum Japonaise is a rip off copy of Bond's Andy Warhol which lasted longer and is now sadly discontinued. It's one scent I wish I had never purchassed because it is completely redundant in...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I can't recall exactly and can't find it but Fredric Malle said they had to recormulate several of their fragrances to meet the IFRA's draconian rules, but not all of them. I can only assume that...
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    Re: What's my problem with Amouage?

    I don't have a clue, but I have a thought...

    Do you think that the scents (which since to be full or strong from Amouge) may be "blooming" more during the summer months? Maybe the scents become...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I am curious too, especially about Memoir since that is on my list. I love Interlude too but have that and I don't wear it as much as Epic, which has become something I wear a lot! It just suits me...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    You had to return the bottle, right? If not a free bottle of reformulated juice would fill some gap. Hmmm....

    I ordered an unboxed version initially hoping and assuming it would be old stock...a...
  13. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    I agree. I was in the same rut and in many ways I still am. But I am breaking the habbit slowly. I now have mostly furned around and wear my loved scents most often but still find that at times I...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Thank you! I used to buy cheapies and now have over 100 bottles. Cheapies are something to buy if you are learning but of all the cheapies I have there are only a couple I ever wear and that is...
  15. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    If you use those hideous dryer sheets, just go away. Other than that I have no problem. I will wear what I want as far as fragrances go...except when I visit that leather bar on jockstrap night. ...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Quick reply...
    No.
    Sample and buy quality stuff you love and will wear.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I don't think oud is going away. Nor do I think vetiver is going away, bergamot is going away or musc is going away. It's just another note perfumers will use. There will always be oud notes used...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29795&d=1405534290
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I understand completely! But Epic is special to me and my "go to" scent so often I would be crushed to have a reformulated version. Glad I have a back up bottle at last.

    I also got samples...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29795&d=1405534290

    I got my order today from Fragrancenet. I got the old bottle od Epic man with the friction cap. (I went cheap and ordered...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I am not most men...but a complement is a complement. Women are more used to dousing themselves with perfume and travel in packs to the restroom to fix makeup, hair and spray perfume, so it makes...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I agree. Amouage sold their attars at a high price and it seems that the womans versions always cost more; I never understood this. If ingredients cost more I would assume they would charge more. ...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I assume it has a magnetic cap? Also curious if you got the boxed, unboxed or tester.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Redundant thread for Bond haters...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Very sad...

    On the other hand, those that say Fragrancenet always sells old stock should take note.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I find most of them fairly strong, good performers. Most of the men's scents come in stupid, ridiculous rubber covered bottles that really suck to use. Pinicle of bad design and ergonomics!
  27. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme to me is not only melancholy, it is darned near depressing.
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    I may be the only one to say this, but I get only a hint of Oud from M7. Yes, it started a trend but to me it is not an oud fragrance per se. I would suggest Dior Leather Oud for a smoky oud. Much...
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    I would also suggest adding a few dollars and buy qn Amouage. Memoir man, Memoir woman or Epic man. Can't really beat the prices now for an Amouage.
  30. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Sycomore/Angel/etc)

    Wow...I appreciate your views and every scent has its lovers and detractors. But I am surprised that Sycomore scores low for you since it is the only vetiver scent I can relly enjoy. And Leather...
  31. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    I would agree with these, but you can't buy Cuir 28 on line or where you live. And I have not smelled Journey yet. Consider Fate man. Black Tourmaline is a favorite.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    These.
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    Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Some of the comments after the story are hilarious! I assume those that avoid fragrance for whatever reason don't use soap, laundry detergent, hair spray, deodorant, household cleaners or almost any...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29674&d=1405135070

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29675&d=1405135131
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I guess the best way is to just flip and dab from the bottle...

    Measuring the distance from the bottom it is about 5-6mm, but there is also about 5 mL left of juice. Yes, I know the difference...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    It now is listed on the Austrailian Gucci website for AU$210. Australians rejoice! You are apparently first.
  37. Re: Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    There is a sad irony in the name...but I always thought they had used the wrong vowel in "Shot". :lipsrsealed:
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I am generally pretty creative but you all have given me some ideas I had not thought of. Thank you!
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    Re: Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I have swished it around and the technique is only mildly effective. I have considered slipping a short piece of aquarium tubing on the stick but am afraid it might degrade, although the tubing is...
  40. Re: Light Degradation - how quickly does it happen?

    I don't recall ever seeing a mention of what wavelengths of light cause the most harm to fragrances, but my guess it would be the more energetic wavelengths in the high end (ultraviolet) that do the...
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    Using the last 5-6mm of an Amouage attar

    I am down to the last 5-6 mm of juice in my Amouage Tribute Attar bottle. The dipstick does not reach nearly the bottom and barely touches the juice. It is impossible to load up the dipstick so I...
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    Re: Help Me Out and Shut Me Up !

    I have not found a designer fragrance in a long time that satisfies me. It seems that they all smell similar and are somewhere between uninspired and disappointing. Some are just horrible. So, I...
  43. Poll: Re: Do you make distinctions between frags you wear during the day and night?

    No. My most determining factor is my mood that day. In fact I am finding that some of the stronger scents people equate with winter are marvelous when the heat rises.
  44. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    The scent could contain so many different ingredients that to guess would be pathetic. One thing for sure, it will not contain oud, which would be so pathetic as to be laughable...but wait. It must...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I am not willing to call Journey a dud until I personally test it repeatedly. Sometimes with scents it takes a while for the scent to "click" with me. For example, I got in on a 20mL split of Fate...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I ordered samples yesterday of Opus VIII, Fate man, Fate woman and Xerjoff Zafar just because I have been so curious about it for so long. I can't wait to try all of them.
  47. Re: Roja/Malle/Le Labo/O'Driu/Amouage Journey/Creed Acqua/Kilian Exclusives/La Parfumerie Moderne

    Private message sent.
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    I use fragrancenet fairly often and never had a complaint about authenticity. What they sell is real and the savings can be substantial. Shipping can be slow. My only issue with them is their lame...
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    Black Aoud was my first and Lime Aoud second, Dark Aoud third. Nobody seems to mention Aoud Ever but it is a favorite. Sample first!
  50. Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    When is somebody going to start a "Official I hate this house" thread where they can bash Bond, Creed, Serge Lutens, Jo Malone or any house of their choice? Sounds entertaining to me.:evil:
    ...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I have the extrait version of Epic woman and see little difference between that and the regular version except that it seems a bit stronger and lasts longer. Super expensive though and to be honest,...
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    I don't imagine they ship. Or do they?
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    Re: Amouages Back on Fnet

    Yeah...me too. How do they determine who gets their confirmed order? Is it by lottery? Or do they simply advertise items they know they don't have? Once an order confirmation goes out, the order...
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    Re: some interesting facts about lemale..

    I like trees but am not so fond of Le Male...:rolleyesold:
  55. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Most notable would be Tribute Attar. Also Kolnisch Juchten and Norma Kamali Incense.
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    Re: Amouages Back on Fnet

    Blame the rush when the announcement goes up on forums. Limited stock is on hand. It just seems unfair that their site does not keep a running total of on hand stock, and when the sale is broadcast...
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    Re: Amouages Back on Fnet

    Because of the rush, two orders were cancelled. Crap.
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    Completely different. I have Black Aoud with extra concentratiin from the old days and it lasts 24 hours at least. This one is somewhat sweeter woth no aoud, a very nice rose. Seems to be of...
  59. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    I agree. Lighter in color but smells identical.
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    Judging from your wardrobe, you made a safe buy.
  61. Re: Modern Lip Balms... A class of products to be avoided?

    I don't use lip balms much, but when I do I use Burt's Bees Rujuvination. A day or two of use is all it takes for me. Great stuff IMHO.
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    Re: Is M7 worth a blind buy

    I don't smell much oud in M7 to be honest, but it was groundbreaking and a total flop. But is it a safe blind buy? I would ask if you like mundane run of the mill department store scents that all...
  63. Re: Bvlgari "Aqva" vs "Aqva Tuniq" vs "Aqva Marine" vs "Aqva Marine Tuniq"

    Aqva Marine for me. More challenging with the seaweed note, and I guess I like the smell of "dead fish". Maybe it reminds me of my ex...:cheesy:
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    That makes sense. I don't blame the seller for the problem, I blame the manufacturer. I think I am sort of done with Montale for good now, whoever he or they are. To call them shady would not be...
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    Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    I ordered Aouf & Pine and Calligraphy Rose from Abujouda and got both (seperate packages) in about a week and a half. I have no problems with this seller's shipping time, and the Aoud & Pine was the...
  66. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    I have LO, PI and OI. I chose Leather Oud as my favorite because it was the first one that blew me away.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Again this is so sad. The long tenticles of the IFRA and The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) are ruining not just Europen perfumes, but those from the Middle East too. ...
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    Re: New Dior Addict - Shock Horror !

    Addict was, as I recall, reformulated some time back and the packaging changed. I searched and found a bottle of the original. Now another reformulation? Too bad...Addict was a great scent. Get...
  69. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    I personally now take my own peanuts onto airplanes...
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    Re: New York, New York

    Bumping this thread because my trip is coming up SOON! Any fresh suggestions are very welcom.
  71. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    Neither...but the word "metrosexual comes to mind. :happy: Some classics are harsh but tastes change. I like some classic powerhouses but my real love is for what I consider modern powerbouses. ...
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    Re: Some like it HOT! (Pepper in scents)

    There are so many scents here that I have never heard of and from houses I am completely unfamiliar with. Thanks...I think. LOL. Maybe I can find some of these in NYC.
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    Re: Some like it HOT! (Pepper in scents)

    My Black Tourmaline is the edt. Will look into all the suggestions here.
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    Some like it HOT! (Pepper in scents)

    I have come to the conclusion that I really like pepper in scents. The only Theirry Mugler mens scent I really enjoy is The Taste of Fragrance. I got in on a split of Black Tourmaline and although...
  75. Re: If you think that Leather Oud smells like a barnyard, you have to try Seufi Oudh by Swiss Arabia

    Sounds like it is right up my alley!
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    Yeah, I bought mine at a great price from Fragrancenet a couple of years ago, thought it was nice then but gave it mediocre reviews because it did not seem to last. Wore it a couple of days ago and...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I made a vow to myself well over a year ago to not comment about Aventus. I now break that vow.

    I mostly agree with you. Age does Aventus good...it does seem to get better with some time in the...
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    Re: Wow Mancera Black Line is masterful

    Although I have not tried Black Line, I ordered samples of 7 different Manceras. All have their place and seem well constructed, but way over hyped when they came out. None were impressive enough...
  79. Thread: Baie Rose 26

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    Re: Baie Rose 26

    I am one of the few that does not enjoy Rose 31 it seems. I do regret not getting at least a sample of this one now as I think rose and pepper are notes made for each other. Enjoy your decant! I'm...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121826-7632.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.23237.jpg
  82. Re: Check my wardrobe - need to sell 2-3 bottles to get money for new scents....Which ones should go

    Probably no replies because you have chosen to not have your wardrobe listed with your post...
  83. Thread: Baie Rose 26

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    Re: Baie Rose 26

    Sadly, I do not have a sample.
  84. Thread: Baie Rose 26

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    Re: Baie Rose 26

    I am surprised nobody else has chimed in here... When I get home I will double check and make sure I did not get a sample. I have all my Le Labo samples in one box. There is a chance but I am...
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    I passed then because I don't like to buy blind, and like I said above, I got a sample from a generous basenoter.
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    Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    Top Notes: Saffron, Honeysuckle, Oregano

    Middle Notes: Turkish rose absolute, Myrrh, Styrax, French lavender

    Base Notes: Labdanum, Musk, Ambergris, Olibanum

    Thanks to a kind basenoter I got...
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    Re: Most overused fragrances?

    It has to be AdG here. I almost never smell anything else on anyone from businessmen in suits, cowboys, gay boys in the clubs and Grandpas walking with canes, even a best friend of mine who was...
  88. Thread: Baie Rose 26

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    Re: Baie Rose 26

    I sampled this one last year when the city exclusives were available for a short time and as I recall it was a pretty good rose (better than Rose 31 which I hage never liked). I remember a slight...
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    This would be my choice too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Aramis Calligraphy Rose.
  91. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Tom Ford Plum Japonais = Bond's Andy Warhol.
  92. Re: JPG Fleur du Male is getting me compliments.

    I like this one but have not worn it in a long, long time. Last time I did I oversprayed...the results were not good. :huh:
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Well damn! The one bottle listed was a mistake. Order was cancelled...sigh.
  94. Re: Article: Terry de Gunzburg adds two Rose scents to its range

    Rose Infernale sounds good to me, and I wonder if we will ever see it in the US.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    Aramis Calligraphy Rose.

    Also got some samples of three unknown scents to me.

    Ajmal Blu
    Ajmal Jade
    Misc Al Nukhbah...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Thanks for your thoughts here. I could not say it better or agree more. Buy back ups now or regret it later. Perfumery is going down hill quickly now it seems.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Mine was a 50mL split of Blackbird. Never thought I would get a chance to smell it and when the split came up I jumped! No regrets. Delicious stuff.
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    Re: Fragrances you swore you'd never wear?

    AdG. Never, never, NEVER! I not only dislike the smell but almost every time I smell it, which is quite often, it is being worn by someone I just know I would not like if I met. God awful stuff.
  99. Re: Up to 40 colognes, and I am promising I will not buy one until I actually finish 1 bottle!

    Somebody needs to stop me. I bought 2 bottles today and 2 bottles a couple of weeks ago that I am still waiting for...from overseas. Maybe if I quit basenotes I can stop! Naaahhh...won't happen.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    It is fairly strong for me at first but after an hour the drydown for me has average projection and longevity is very good for me. I use about 3 sprays usually. May be my fqvorite scent...
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