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    Re: Sweet Dreams 2003

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/56702/brand/A_Lab_on_Fire/Sweet%5FDreams%5F2003.html

    It was supposedly one of the last scents that Thierry Wasser designed before going to...
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    Sweet Dreams 2003

    Several months back I commented on a thread about Sweet Dreams and it's now archived. I'm sampling this again and I love the scent but the projection and longevity are just not what I wish it could...
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    My 2 cents.... yes, smells like Aventus but in a...

    My 2 cents.... yes, smells like Aventus but in a better way for me. Aventus has too much stinky pepper smell for me, so for me, this is very similar and actually better. Unfortunately the price...
  4. Poll: ADG is always good, but a huge crowd pleasure for...

    ADG is always good, but a huge crowd pleasure for me (and super cheap online) is Chrome original.
  5. Re: Okay, so Kilian charges $100 JUST for the bottle/box/packaging ?!

    I like the fact that Kilian now offers just the refills, but I would definitely not say that they are blatantly ripping off anyone with the full priced bottles. Some people buy fragrances for the...
  6. I agree with the fatigue. I've almost used my...

    I agree with the fatigue. I've almost used my full bottle of LNPH over the past 2 years and it is a longevity beast. Fortunately, this one doesnt fatigue my nose as much as some others do, but it...
  7. I think the bottle looks "cheap" simply because...

    I think the bottle looks "cheap" simply because it's a HUGE bottle that no one would ever use or have sitting out. You would use that bottle to fill your keg, the keg could then look pretty sitting...
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    Re: Great priced Creed from Fragranceshop.com?

    I have bought from Fragranceshop.com a lot..... A LOT, including Creed, and everything is shipped super fast (I live in Indiana, USA however) and everything is in perfect condition and legit...
  9. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    I am still sampling Amyris, but I'm pretty sure that I'll be buying a bottle. It is somewhat modern, but with a kick of something different that really makes it amazing on the dry down. I wouldn't...
  10. Re: MiN website/ Killian discontinued (and weird note)

    They apparently didn't think Kilian was niche enough since they sold Frunkinator a 1000ml bottle of Back to Black. haha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_tJhFvq5Fg
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    I guess maybe I'll try one of the perfume oil...

    I guess maybe I'll try one of the perfume oil sites and see how that works out. Jake is cheap enough to keep buying over and over, but the longevity is just bad.
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    Hollister Jake clone?

    Ok, so while many people will cringe at the fact that my wife loves Hollister Jake..... if it makes her happy, whatever. So, I have went through several bottles of it simply because it doesn't last...
  13. Re: Green Irish Tweed vs. Cool Water (Similar?, Is GIT worth the price?, Cool Water inferior?)

    I think they are similar, but GIT has something more unique to it. Is it worth the price difference? Yes, that black bottle is sweet! haha

    For an interesting twist on this vibe, try Ineke...
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    Re: Marine/oceanic vs Aquatic??

    Creed MI - Aquatic, but also fruity
    Creed Erolfa - Marine
    Bvlgari Aqva - Marine
    Bvlgari Aqva Marine - Terrible
    Heeley Sel Marin - Marin
    Acqua di Gio - Aquatic
    L'eau d'Issey - Watery floral...
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    Here's a couple I would put in each category. ...

    Here's a couple I would put in each category. Yes, very different scents when you compare marine to aquatic.

    Marine:
    Aqua (not marine, yes ironic)
    Sel Marin

    Aquatic:
    ADG
    Chrome
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    They do tend to be a little slower than MIN or...

    They do tend to be a little slower than MIN or Luckyscent, but their price is fantastic and I like how they package the vials. Each vial is put into a plastic envelope and then the envelope is...
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    My wife and I can't stand this. We like several...

    My wife and I can't stand this. We like several other Kilian's and the quality is always awesome, but this is easily my least favorite Kilian.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend price hike

    I've bought Tuscan Leather, White Suede & Neroli Portofino all from ebay with perfect results. All were new in wrappers and perfect condition, and I was able to save about $70 each. Patience is key...
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    Lucky for me I've bought two Private Blends in...

    Lucky for me I've bought two Private Blends in the last week for under $130 each, brand new in wrappers.
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    Poll: Marine is way too sour and offensive. Aqua is...

    Marine is way too sour and offensive. Aqua is amazing.
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    Tuscan Leather is a pure beast. I'm hoping that...

    Tuscan Leather is a pure beast. I'm hoping that layering would be a nice compliment to smooth it out some.
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    Well, I ended up buying a full bottle. I love it...

    Well, I ended up buying a full bottle. I love it alone and can't wait to layer it with my Tuscan Leather.
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    My bottle of LNPH is strong, CRAZY strong. It...

    My bottle of LNPH is strong, CRAZY strong. It projects a ton and lasts all day easily. All of my samples were the same. Rose 31 is strong, but the smell is nothing to be desired compared to LNPH. ...
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    Poll: Re: Which Creed of Bond for summer?

    Creed Erolfa
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    Tom Ford White Suede thoughts?

    A week ago while talking to the By Kilian rep in Saks Chicago, I happened to just pick up a bottle of White Suede that was sitting right in front of me. I had never smelled it before and thought...
  26. Re: Lumière Noire Pour Homme Longevity/Projection Questions

    For me, LNPH has amazing projection and longevity. After buying the bottle, I have had to double check it several times to make sure its an EDT because it always surprises me just how strong it is. ...
  27. Thread: Taste of Heaven

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    Re: Taste of Heaven

    I have a 1ml vial, and 2 1/5ml spray samples of this..... and I simply hate the top notes of this. I gave them to my wife to try and she immediately said "no thanks". She thought it smelled...
  28. Thread: Best kilian

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    Re: Best kilian

    Unlike most people on this board, I'm a huge fan of Bamboo Harmony. I purchased a bottle of it, and now my wife is really liking Water Calligraphy. Otherwise, out of the darker heavy scents.......
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    Open a new box of band aids, sniff, that's the...

    Open a new box of band aids, sniff, that's the top notes of MR.
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    I have and greatly enjoy the EDP version. Of...

    I have and greatly enjoy the EDP version. Of course, testing is always a good idea, but it seems like a relatively safe scent to me.
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    This might be a huge long shot, but if anyone is...

    This might be a huge long shot, but if anyone is a car guy, and happen to use products from Zaino, they have a product called "Leather in a Bottle". This leather cleaner smells exactly like a new...
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    I just tried Oud and Bergamot on Wednesday and...

    I just tried Oud and Bergamot on Wednesday and like it a LOT. Also Black Vetyver Cafe is good, but longevity was pretty rough on both. Even the sales people won't call anything EDT or EDP, just...
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    Re: Cuir, Leather, what is this smell?

    I've went through several sample of Charles Street. It is definitely high quality stuff. Even though I already own Tuscan Leather, I've still considered buying a bottle of Charles Street because I...
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    Re: Cuir, Leather, what is this smell?

    Thank you everyone for your insights into my request!!! I do realize that car seats, couches, etc are actually perfumed or scented during the tanning process, and I guess that's what I am more...
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    Interesting thoughts! I've just been surprised...

    Interesting thoughts! I've just been surprised that lots of these "leathers" smell almost identical, so I've been trying to figure out what this version of "leather" could be. I don't like it.......
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    Haha..... well, I own a bottle of Tuscan Leather...

    Haha..... well, I own a bottle of Tuscan Leather (which I love) but I'm open to other scents that might be out there. I've just been wondering if stuff like Duro actually smells like the leather of...
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    Cuir, Leather, what is this smell?

    I've noticed that in the perfume world, leather (or what is classified as a leather scent) just doesn't smell ANYTHING close to what leather smells like here in the US. I have Acura and BMW SUVs,...
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    Actually, since I'm suggesting to blow the bank,...

    Actually, since I'm suggesting to blow the bank, By Kilian's Incense Oud is an awesome spicy and boozy scent too. In case you want to spend almost exactly 5 times the amount of money as Caravelle. ...
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    I just wore Sweet Redemption again and definitely don't like it. Still, pretty much no neroli (Bamboo Harmony does have a nice amount though). Neroli Portofino or Castile, those are full on, in...
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    Re: New girlfriend: cologne rankings

    Neroli Portofino is pretty amazing. Maybe it's just the fact that it's fresh and really strong.
  41. Re: Pls, help to decide = carnal flower= is it really u n i s e x ???????

    My vote is absolutely feminine, especially the opening.
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    Erolfa
    Sel Marin
    Acqua Di Gio
    Bvlgari Aqva (not Marine, that stuff stinks and gets complaints)
    Sexual Fresh (cheap, almost powdery aquatic)
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    Re: Awesome YouTube reviews

    Sampling started out as a necessity, but now it's just more of an addiction. The thought of possibly missing out on the perfect scent is too much to resist. Sampling has also shocked me many times...
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    Haha! Yeah, I still watch, but then I guess it's...

    Haha! Yeah, I still watch, but then I guess it's your passion that drives me nuts. lol We are similar, because I think we both are addicted to sampling!
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    Re: Awesome YouTube reviews

    I get your feelings. I too only last for a few seconds of MyMickers and just can't deal with the yelling and over articulation. Al from Street Scents drives me nuts by repeating everything about 4...
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    Awesome YouTube reviews

    Maybe I'm late to the party with this guy, but I did a search and didn't find anything about his reviews on here.
    ...
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    Poll: Ambre Topkapi & Invasion Barbare are both amazing.

    Ambre Topkapi & Invasion Barbare are both amazing.
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    Re: Best smoky Leather fragrances

    This is interesting because I absolutely did not get leather at all from this. I thought that I remember this smelling more like black licorice. It was an instant scrubber for me, so maybe I'll...
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    Re: Best smokey Leather fragrances

    Then definitely give Charles Street a try! It's like Tuscan Leather in an old British library maybe?
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    Re: Best smokey Leather fragrances

    I own Tuscan Leather and love it (but not too often or it can lose it's unique appeal to me). Definitely, Charles Street is a valid alternative. I think they are similar, but Charles Street has...
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    Re: Spicy fragrance!

    Expensive? Can you put a price on quality?! haha

    You could try the sample from Luckyscent ($3) or get 5 samples for $10 ($2 each) from MiN New York and try it and several other niche brands.
    ...
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    Re: Spicy fragrance!

    If you want an exotic spicy, you could try Frapin's Caravelle Epicee. That stuff demands attention and doesn't smell like the run of the mill department store scents.
    ...
  53. Thread: Bamboo Harmony

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    Re: Bamboo Harmony

    Scents like Back to Black and Sweet Redemption are heavy, ok.... RIDICULOUSLY SUPER HEAVY, sickeningly sweet, food scents that kind of turn my stomach after a short while. They are similar in style...
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    Poll: Re: Portrait of a Lady vs. Musc Ravageur

    The opening of MR smells EXACTLY like sniffing the inside of a box of bandaids. True fact.
  55. Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    SMW lasts ALL DAY for me. Maybe mine is some über strength batch, but too many sprays will totally kill you. Himalaya is more of an older person scent to me, but that's just my take.
  56. Thread: Bamboo Harmony

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    Re: Bamboo Harmony

    Haha! I think that I like Bamboo Harmony because it is similar to Parfums DelRae Panache and Acqua di Biella Cashmere Twill, which I love both.

    This morning I grabbed some of my other Kilian...
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    Re: I got money to spend what should i consider

    Invasion Barbare is really good stuff and very unique! (well, kind of like a Rive Gauche vibe but 100x the quality) Fortunately for my wallet, M never did much for me or my wife's tastes.
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    Wait...... that's the smell of dropped panties. ...

    Wait...... that's the smell of dropped panties. My fault.
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    Secretions Magnifiques

    Secretions Magnifiques
  60. Thread: Bamboo Harmony

    by pcrisp
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    I haven't tried the others in the Asian Tales,...

    I haven't tried the others in the Asian Tales, but I'm really liking the Bamboo. I'm not sure why I haven't been a fan of the others (Back to Black, Taste of Heaven, Cruel Intentions, Sweet...
  61. Thread: Bamboo Harmony

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    Bamboo Harmony

    I've tried about 4 of the typically popular By Kilian scents, and never been too impressed. The quality and longevity are ways excellent, but the scents just never do anything for me. While...
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    Poll: Never smelled POAL, but I like Endymion much...

    Never smelled POAL, but I like Endymion much better than MR when looking for something in that tone of smell.
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    Yes! This is awesome and very strong.

    Yes! This is awesome and very strong.
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
  65. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    Spark is extremely good...... if you can get past the thought of how cheap it actually is ($25 online for 3.4oz) It is an EDC after all, but starts out pretty strong..... just fades out fast. If it...
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    Re: FRANK NO.2 by FRANK los angeles

    I agree. No. 2 is a great scent and often overlooked on here. I initially tested it via a sample from Luckyscent, then after sending Frank an email, they sent a generous few samples of all their...
  67. TDH any time of year is way too cloying for me...

    TDH any time of year is way too cloying for me and those around me. ADG is perfect for the summer.
  68. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    Some people still think that Dior Homme doesn't smell feminine. To each their own.

    I really had high hopes for Noir De Noir, but was just completely shocked on how unappealing it was (on a man or...
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    Re: "Midnight In Paris" in the summer heat

    Any style or shapes bulb works, but obviously LED or fluorescent wouldn't work good since they don't produce as much heat as an incandescent bulb does. Yes, it will completely fill your room. Just...
  70. Poll: Re: Terre D' Hermes Parfum (EDP) versus Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste is pretty good whenever.

    I've been known to despise TDH typically, and yesterday I sampled the EDP and EDT again. As usual, it smells like pine tree car freshener to me. The Creed Sales...
  71. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    I received 8ml of this a while back and was instantly put off by the smell. No chance in the world that this can be masculine, my wife agreed, so I gave it to her. When she wears it, I am not a big...
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    Re: "Midnight In Paris" in the summer heat

    I like it any time. In fact, just the other day I decided to put a spritz of the EDP on each of the lamp bulbs in my living room, let it dry, then turned them on. (yes, I do this a lot with many of...
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    Re: Looking for Cheap Summer Scent.

    Really super cheap ones that have great projection and longevity for me (buy them as testers and it's even a better deal, some even still come with a cap):

    Azzaro Chrome 3.4oz tester at...
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    Re: A Lab on Fire - Sweet Dreams 2003?

    I actually just sent a message to A Lab on Fire to ask if I possibly got a bad example of if it was more of a skin scent. The other day I had this on my left arm and Endymion (an EDC) on my right...
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    Re: A Lab on Fire - Sweet Dreams 2003?

    Well, I guess that I'm hoping my sample from MiN was a bad example. haha I love the scent ( I think, but I can't smell it for sure ) and for an EDP it is shockingly faint.
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    Re: A Lab on Fire - Sweet Dreams 2003?

    Any new thoughts on this? I've been sampling it several times recently and I really like it, but projection seems to be next to nothing. If it was a stronger scent (more than strictly a skin scent)...
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    I just tried Sweet Redemption and didn't get any...

    I just tried Sweet Redemption and didn't get any neroli from it. I like the scent, and it's definitely high quality stuff, but I'm not sure it's my favorite.
  78. It's really interesting how different people's...

    It's really interesting how different people's tastes can be. I completely did not like Chergui (smelled too musty and musky for me) and my wife wears Noir de Noir and sometimes I just can't stand...
  79. In the years past, too much Joop would get a...

    In the years past, too much Joop would get a complaint about the strength, but they usually liked the smell. I also got a couple similar complaints with Bleu de Chanel early after applying.

    Terre...
  80. I really like Cashmere Twill. ...

    I really like Cashmere Twill.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/25504/brand/Acqua_di_Biella/Cashmere%5FTwill.html
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    Re: Fresh fragrance with insanely projection

    I cannot for the life of me understand why some people think that Terre d'Hermes is anywhere close to being fresh. That stuff is insanely cloying and far from being a "fresh" scent to me. ...
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    Shoot!!!!! I was just at the Creed counter on Saturday and should have sampled Neroli Sauvage!
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    I've actually been wearing my sample spray of Neroli Portofino and while I really like it, seems like the projection and longevity isn't as good as Castile. This seems strange since it's an EDP vs...
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    Does anyone else think that Castile and Neroli Portofino smell crazy similar? haha I just smelled the Tom Ford today and was pretty surprised how similar they were. I like both.
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    I like Green Irish Tweed much better than Cool...

    I like Green Irish Tweed much better than Cool Water, but my wife doesn't like either. One that she does like, and is very similar, is Ineke Derring Do. It's an EDP so the longevity is great, and...
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    For some reason, I've never been a fan of Heeley...

    For some reason, I've never been a fan of Heeley scents, but when I tested Sel Marin I was blown away. That is definitely great stuff. You could also try something like Cashmere Twill for a nice...
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    I've tried this a few times since first posting...

    I've tried this a few times since first posting on this. I love it! The smell is amazing and longevity has been great. Especially after the scent settles down around 30 minutes, the scent is...
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    Re: Chrome: The Definition of "Hot Synthetic Mess"

    I like the freshness of Chrome, and it always gets a LOT of compliments (guys and girls). The fact that I can get a 3.4oz of it on the web for only $28 makes it really a pretty decent deal. ...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs l'instant de Guerlein

    I'm wearing L'instant Extreme again this morning. There is a bit of the lipstick note in it. I'm NOT loving that note!
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    I'd personally say that both Dior and L'instant...

    I'd personally say that both Dior and L'instant are slightly older guys. Well, Dior is specifically old women, so there you go. haha
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    To me, yes, this is correct! Ha!

    To me, yes, this is correct! Ha!
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    Just got my sample of L'instant Extreme. Wow,...

    Just got my sample of L'instant Extreme. Wow, this is very similar to Dior Homme. Fortunately there's not the old lady note that Dior has, but I'm not thrilled that it smells so close, because I...
  93. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumière Noire pour HOMME - WORTH IT?

    Interesting enough, I ran across this blog today where he is reviewing Soir.

    http://www.nathanbranch.com/2011/01/photos-maison-francis-kurkdjian-absolue-pour-le-soir.html

    Some of his friends...
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    Remember that I don't actually like amber scents,...

    Remember that I don't actually like amber scents, that's why I like this one so much.
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    Ambre Topkapi Wow! This is good!

    I ordered some samples from Luckyscent a week or so back and included another sample of Invasion Barbare because I am considering a bottle. After emailing with Claude Marchal, he suggested I also...
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    It's funny that a post above mentions Domenico...

    It's funny that a post above mentions Domenico Caraceni 1913. That smells almost exactly like a funeral home mixed with a hospital. I hate it, and I could see it making someone sick.

    The only...
  97. As does a lot of other basenoters. I'm just not...

    As does a lot of other basenoters. I'm just not a fan of the pig barn smell, some people are, so I guess it sells.
  98. This is about the worst description I've ever...

    This is about the worst description I've ever heard. I guess it's a joke maybe? Rose 31 is a horrible in your face rose, LNPH is just a sexy masculine scent with the best rendition of rose I can...
  99. Re: If you were to blind buy one of these, which one ?

    The fact that Castile is 1/2 off on their website right now makes it a killer deal. $40US for 50ml! Personally, I hate the first minute or so of Castile..... but after that initial blast...
  100. Thread: Pure Distance M

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    So, I tried my M sample again. The strength is...

    So, I tried my M sample again. The strength is much better this time and the scent is Ok, but nothing to constitute a purchase at even a normal price. Its strange that my last post referenced...
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