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  1. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    I bought both (Platinum Egoiste first because I liked it from tester, BDCH few months later - because it smelled so good on my clothes). Sold BDCH year later (it sucked on my skin), gave away...
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    Re: Gucci Oud ? Thoughts ?

    I tried it at duty free and liked it. Its not strong and its easier to wear than for example Montales so it may fit your bill. I would describe it as slightly sweet fruity oud.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    I will probably wear Gucci PH II or Jubilation XXV.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Dior Homme.
  5. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    This. Not exactly "grandma smell" but very old school.
  6. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Gucci PH II after 4 years and 200+ wearings.
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    Poll: Re: Which one will you choose...

    Tough choice but I think I would pick LIDGE over Coromandel because its less sweet but both are outstanding.
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    I think that this review is right. Only animalic thing about Zino is barn smell at topnotes.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Zino-by-Davidoff-1986--6155.html
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit knock-off

    In my experience some Fahrenheit knock offs that I tried in mall smell actually better than current Fahrenheit...
  10. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Both are great but if I had to pick just one I would rather have bottle of Aventus than bottle of Jubilation because its more versatile.
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    Azzaro PH
    Davidoff Zino
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Versace Dreamer
  12. Poll: Re: Too Much Choice !? Help me choose for a night out next weekend.

    Zino - it has class and its not overpowering like Fahrenheit or M7 or Opium are.
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    Re: Paul Smith Portrait for Men

    Just checked your wardrobe. Its very safe blind buy for you and as far as fragrance go, its one of better releases from last year.
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    Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    Yes, if you will be doing job interview with woman :D.

    J/K

    I would wear something subtle and unoffensive that would be very close to skin.
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Eau Des Baux is excellent.
    Vetyver is great (but doesnt last as long as I would like).
  16. Thread: Creed vs MI

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    Poll: Re: Creed vs MI

    IMO Aventus is more interesting. MI is nice, but I think that it is best in hot weather but not so good in winter.
  17. Re: A*men & Pure malt tag team for night out?

    Just try it at home and if you like result wear it outside... I think that this combo may work well.
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    Re: LIDGE or Fahrenheit Absolute?

    I agree with this logic but dont forget about reformulations. I would buy LIDGE while its still good :).
  19. Thread: EDB vs LNDLH

    by dreamer81
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    Re: EDB vs LNDLH

    Eav Des Baux
  20. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    During Christmas (or any big family meals) I wear scents that have to be discrete (I dont want to suffocate my whole family). So I usually wear scents that I consider to be my signatures (Gucci PH...
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    Re: LIDGE or Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Depends on what you like... I personally prefer LIDGE (bought backup of LIDGE and sold Fahrenheit Absolute)
  22. Re: Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    After another test in duty free I bought Pure Energy for 30euros online. This is SO underated. Excellent office scent. Fresh, cooling and masculine but doesnt smell like anything else. Also smells...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Collezione Privata Viaggio d`Africa Pal Zileri which smells similiar to Vetiver Tonka for 1/10 of price.
  24. Re: For the colder months.Would you buy: The classic or the modern one?

    I tried Spicebomb just once and was not impressed. Opium PH is maybe hard to wear but if you dont overspray its very nice.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite wood note

    Cypress and Pine :thumbup:
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    Re: Name One Frag You Love And Explain Why

    Gucci Pour Homme II - because its fresh and also warm, sophisticated, elegant, masculine enough to not be confused with female scent but not old fashioned. Unique, sexy without that "trying too hard"...
  27. Re: Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum (EU only)

    Still available.
  28. Re: Never tried Axe before today! So, yes, I bought one.

    Most of their shower gels smell good (Africa, Excite, Dark Temptation, etc). I own just Excite as EDT because I really liked shower gel but now I would just like to get rid of it fast. Its just too...
  29. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    I really like Givenchy Ange Au Demon Le Secret EDP on my GF.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    2x 100ml Gucci PH II
    1x 75ml LIDGE
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    Re: What to get - Assistance needed

    Rochas Man - mocha, lavender, vanilla
    Dior Homme - iris, vanilla, cocoa
    Dior Homme Intense - even more vanilla, cacoa, iris
    L Instant Guerlain Pour Homme Exxtreme - cocoa, patchouli
    Mugler Pure...
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    Re: eau de cartier zeste de soleil

    Excellent top notes, leans towards feminine IMO. Unfortunately lacks projection and longevity.
  33. Poll: Re: Frag battle: YSL L'homme VS Gucci Pour homme II

    :thumbup:Gucci PH II:thumbup:
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    I have tried it just once but IMO yes. You can smell A*Men DNA on top, but goes different direction and is not as sweet and gourmand as A*Men or other flankers. Its probably most wearable A*Men and...
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    Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    +1 Gucci II. I get nothing but positive feedback on it (especially from women). Its unique, not popular (outside of basenotes I smelled it just once). Tea + violet leaves + some pepper. Its one of...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Thumbs up for everyone who posted their real pictures but I am really disapointed with so many "troll posts" with wannabe funny pictures. I thought that BN audience is more mature..
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 30, 2014

    TM Alien :)
    http://s14.postimg.org/68c97btpd/alien.jpg
    forum image hosting

    I love this on ladies and I dont find it so feminine to not be able to pull it off.
  38. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    This could be fun :). I will wear TM Alien tomorrow and tell you how it was. I also use public transport nowdays so it will be hardcore ;)
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    I have this from fragrancenet but I bought it like 2 years ago when there was big sale of L Artisans. Everything is OK.

    Longevity: 8+ hours
    Sillage: average
    Scent: very unique :)
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    Encre Noire for me because its more wearable and not that dark. I'd say its slightly spicier and definitely less in your face but still last whole work shift.
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    Re: What do you define as warm/cold weather?

    30+ Celsium is very hot and I wear just very light fragrances or nothing
    20 - 30 Celsium is hot and I wear just summer fragrances
    10 - 20 Celsium is average and I wear everything
    bellow 10...
  42. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    I have only 50ml bottle of Gucci PH II that is almost empty but have 2 100ml backups already.

    Except of that i have just 3 12ml decants that are close to empty.

    Fahrenheit Absolute - not...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    33 since this week :)
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    Re: Joop Nightflight

    It was my SOTD yesterday. It smells like FA Sport shower gel. I would not say its fresh. It has slightly similiar vibe to stuff like Cool Water or Eternity. It has very synthetic lemon note on top,...
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    Aventus
    Coromandel
    Songe d'un Bois d'Été
  46. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I would not wear to public scent that I perceive extremely feminine like I would not wear dress, high heels, bikini swimsuit or red lipstick. Now If you ask me if I would wear scent that is marketed...
  47. Re: Do you feel 'happier' when you buy more fragrances? If so, why/why not?

    There is very good book on this 2nd topic that I highly recommend: Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice (Why More Is Less). Too many options cause more stress and energy loss than less options....
  48. Re: Do you feel 'happier' when you buy more fragrances? If so, why/why not?

    If I find something that I really love (and there are not more than 5 such fragrances right now) it makes me satisfied with my purchase for awhile. And it makes me feel good everytime I wear such...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    I finaly tried Reflection couple of times... and I can see how some people may hate it. It has Le Male and Joop vibe and smells slightly chemical/synthetic and doesnt smell like anything that you...
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    Re: Signature scent for twenty-something guy

    +1 Aventus
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    Re: Can’t Decide

    Without trying to offend anyone I will try to describe all with just 1 word.

    Bleu de Chanel - metrosexual
    DHI - cuddling
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him - macho
    YSL M7 Oud - exotic
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Valentino Uomo

    DHI because to me it smells more unique. IRIS/cocoa vibe is edible. Uomo is not bad but its drydown to me is generic (smelled many times before).
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    Re: What does Chergui remind you of?

    Sorry for bumping old thread but on my girlfriend it smells just like vintage Dior Addict. It smells different directly from bottle, but its almost same on her skin.
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    Re: Do all a*men have the same opening?

    IMO A*Men, Pure Coffee, Pure Leather all have kinda similiar drydown but different opening.
    Pure Malt, Pure Wood, Taste of Fragrance, Pure Havane are different from top to drydown (Taste of...
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Aventus on all levels.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I am testing it right now. I could not stop thinking where I smelled it before. First scent that came on my mind is Avon Crisp Forest which to me smells like weaker and brighter version of Encre...
  57. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    EN is best green scent that I smelled (reformulation). Everytime I wear it I am wondering why am I looking for other green scents when I already have Holy Grail. I prefer it over Sycomore which is...
  58. Re: Recommend Niche fragrances for tropical weather

    Creed Aventus.
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    Pure Wood.
    I was very disappointed with Pure Coffee coffee accord... it lasts just few minutes and doesnt smell like coffee at all... and rest... is just sweeter and rounder a*men with less tar.
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    Re: Vanilla with Oud or wood reccomendations

    Montale White Aoud
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    Re: Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    I may be slightly off topic but I already saw 3 different boxes for Pure Malt.
    1. Vintage PM (which I own)
    2. PM Creation (in duty free)
    3. PM with very different box than vintage and PM (in same...
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    Re: Can someone explain to me Dior Homme?

    I have not smelled current version but vintage Dior Homme is one of most unique designer scents in last 10 years. Its ingredients are of niche quality. You have to smell many many frags to really...
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    Re: Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Pure Wood for me. Pure Coffe is not that much different from original A*Men.
  64. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    I also didnt like how GPH 2 smelled on guy that I met... but do not let that experience spoil it for you. Everybody has different chemistry and if it smells sweet and soapy on someone else it doesnt...
  65. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    Already sold:

    Bulgari Aqua
    Armani Code
    Bleu De Chanel
    Body Kouros
    Fahrenheit (would buy vintage)
    Fahrenheit Absolute
    M7
    Rive Gauche PH
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I've tried this yesterday in duty free in Spain. It was one of few scents that I was really looking forward to try.. My impressions after 1 full wearing:

    1. Much drier than both DH and DHI
    2....
  67. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    1. Gucci PH II (181)
    2. Acqua Di Gio (128)
    3. Joop Nightflight (88)
    4. Dior Homme Intense (85)
    5. LIDGE (78)
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    You know what would be even more drastic? If someone else had to pick 1 of scents from your wardrobe that you would wear whole week :D. I may join in future but I have to first decide whether I want...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It was all on 2nd wearing so no love on first sniff (except of Guerlain)

    Amouage Memoir Man - perfect woody masculine with green opening. You can smell quality here.
    Amouage Reflection Man - for...
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure Malt for me is almost strictly party scent. I wear it sometimes also to work or just around home but its loud and sweet (but IMO still more masculine than PH) so it fits best to clubs or other...
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure Malt smells more mature.
    Pure Malt projects better.
    Longevity is similiar.
    Pure Havane smells more feminine.
    If you dont find Pure Havane feminine, then it will be probably more versatile...
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    Ridiculous sillage

    Yesterday I was biking with my gf. We went through city and there was not anyone around just taxi passing by (with open windows). When it came in front of us we were suddenly surrounded with cloud of...
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    Re: Body Kouros necessary?

    I also belong to the camp that had BK and enjoyed it at first but ended selling it and never looked back. Its very unique and IMO hard to wear and as my collection grew I didnt find a purpose for it...
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I foresee watering down of everything. Also I think that we will see more Parfum/EDP versions in men designers. Usually just EDP formulations of their old scents for much more $$$ (you can see this...
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    Re: Amouage & Aventus? HELP!!

    It has been posted many times already but its completely different style. Only thing that they have similar is high price tag :laugh:
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    IMO big question to ask is (sorry for my language but I am angry):
    How the f**k it is possible that there are s**tloads of etailers who have s**tloads of fragrances which are NOT FAKES in stock. Who...
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    Re: Advice with Creeds fragances

    IMO you smelled their most important fragrances (Aventus, GIT and Millesime Imperial) so you should trust your nose. I own MI and its good if you dont have time to think about what to wear because...
  78. Poll: Re: Suicidal Question: How similar are GIT and Cool Water?

    I vote for strong similiarity but I have just one batch of GIT lol and never compared them side by side (because I dont own bottle or sample of Cool Water).
    Anyway, I've tried Cool Water only after...
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    Re: Mature cool weather scent

    From your list I would buy Dior Homme.
    Outside your list - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thank you for your first impressions gtsb. It looks outstanding. I just hope that it wont make DHI "obsolete" :)
  81. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by dreamer81
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Of course it will be praised here especially because it is discontinued :). I had it few years ago and am happy that I sold it. Original M7 is way better. M7 Fresh lasted on me just few hours and I...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    IMO yes and no. As far as difference there is not more difference between them like for example between A*Men and Pure Coffee (which to me smells very similiar). But even if the difference is not big...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    One of my favourite eshops (I have like half of my collection from them and they definitely are not fakes) started selling Amouages, Lutens, Montales and L Artisans (for example) for a very low...
  84. Thread: Yves Rocher

    by dreamer81
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    Re: Yves Rocher

    It probably wont help you but Lilas Mauve is my current favourite scent for women...
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    Re: I finally tried Versace Dreamer

    Congrats on your buy. Dreamer is polarizing fragrance but its unique and good bang for buck if it fits your taste.
  86. Re: Have Reformulations ruined fragrances? : Dior Homme, Chergui, Timbuktu?

    There are some fragrances e.g. Fahrenheit that were butchered by reformulations. On the other side, I prefer reformulated Encre Noire over "vintage". IMO it really depends on your taste and not every...
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    Re: EDP Frédéric Malle MR vs Creed Aventus

    How about?

    Musc Ravageur - cold weather signature
    Aventus - hot weather signature
  88. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Al Oudh - original, dirty, sexy but IMO not easy to wear
    Mechant Loup - have not tried this one
    Fou d'Absinthe - nice pine + absinth masculine scent
    Voleur de Roses - very fresh rose + patchouli...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Well, before they wanted like $120 (shipping) for sending samples to Europe. F*** such company.
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    Re: 5 fragrances, pick which one

    Fahrenheit Absolute - I liked it at first but really hate it right now. Its modern spicy masculine... if you can handle overload of synthetic incense. On my "to ged rid off asap" list.

    212 men -...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    IMO this oud + rose bandwagon is even more annoying than "sport" fragrances.
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    Re: Infusion DHomme

    green - Mugler Cologne
    classic soapy - Acqua Di Parma Colonia
  93. Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    I've tried TM Pure Shot like 2 years ago and I hated top notes but liked drydown. Scent kinda reminded me mix of Avon Full Speed, Terre d Hermes and Timbuktu. It was ok but I was not rushing to buy...
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    This. My favourite but still not bottle worthy are White Aoud and Dark Aoud.
  95. Re: Anyone else out there thinks GIT smells like MI?

    First two wearings of Millesime Imperial I also had impression that there is something similiar to GIT in it. GIT naked I'd say.
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    Re: New Dior Addict - Shock Horror !

    Yes. There is still Addict Eau De Parfum (in dark bottle with gold ring) that was reformulated couple of years ago (around 2011) which is not exactly same as vintage stuff (slightly lighter and less...
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    Re: New Dior Addict - Shock Horror !

    Don't worry. David is refering to Dior Addict Eau de Toilette ( http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Dior/Dior-Addict-Eau-de-Toilette-25159.html )which was just released NOT Dior Addict EDP...
  98. Re: As a niche house, why are Serge Luten fragrances easier to find cheaper?

    Its similiar here. My favourite "local" online shop sells Lutens for 35-55 Euros. So far I bought just Fleurs D Oranger for girlfriend and it seems to be real... Now they added Amouages for 120 euros...
  99. Poll: Re: Blind buy - Creed Millesime Imperial vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    So I finally pulled trigger and blind bought Millesime Imperial (75 euros for 120ml tester bottle, 2013 batch) and IMO its way better than Grey Vetiver that I already tried couple times and didnt...
  100. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    I thought that nothing can wow me anymore because it was more than 1 year ago since I was wowed by frag last time... but Millesime Imperial did it.
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