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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Coca for men

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.33939.jpg

    Just in time: It's not listed on the directory!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    bavard, have you already tried the most recent formulation? How does it compare?
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    Re: Vintage Ungaro III Unmasked?

    Have you ever tried the most recent formulation? I'd appreciate your thoughts about the difference between them. Although I have Ungaro I & II, I have never found an old bottle of U3 with a nice...
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    Re: Halston 1-12. I don't understand.

    I bought a bottle of the most recent formulation and I just wish that fabulous green opening could last more than 2 minutes... I'm a big fan of those green old school fougeres... Any suggestions?
    I...
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    Re: COCA FOR MEN .. any good ?

    Hi hednic, finally received it!

    You're right about it being a nice spicy aromatic fragrance. Anise and lavender were the first notes I smelled just after spraying it but I don't detect so much...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) : Warner Vs Cosmair

    Hello folks,
    Since I was a teenager I've been fond of RL Polo and although I had owned some bottles, my last one finished in late 90s and after that, I didn't buy any other one. Last month I found...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Well, It's a nice spicy and powdery fragrance, really close to Monsieur Musk! No sweetness at all: totally 70s to me.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Etienne Aigner N.2

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.15704.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Sample Haul Smelling Notes

    Anyone could tell me if there's a big difference between Jacomo vintage (blue letters) and the reformulated one (white letters)? I used to own the most recent, which was a nice fragrance.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Haul Smelling Notes

    Is YSL pour homme the more vintage formula, or It's L'óreal's last formulations (both red cap and la collection bottle)? Just wondering...
    Soapy, powdery, seems to be what I smelt in L'oreal's...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Haul Smelling Notes

    Francesco Smalto is great indeed! Didn't you think It's also close to Lacoste (original - 1984)?
    Nice to see that Montana Parfum d'homme is in the same vibe. I'm going to search for a bottle...
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    Re: COCA FOR MEN .. any good ?

    Wow, Thanks Hednic! Seems really promissing! (Although I wish It was more like Azzaro - Bogart signature)
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    Re: COCA FOR MEN .. any good ?

    I've just purchased a bottle on ebay... Blind buy... What to expect? Anyone?
    It seems It was called J.J. Coca for men and It's(was) under cofinluxe.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.33939.jpg...
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    Re: Tried some vintages recently....

    NIce notes! Did you notice any green notes in Blend30? Just like the ones noticed in drakkar noir (top notes), Francesco smalto pour homme?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Arrogance Uomo

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/240/9010_ffc0j3rb72_240.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Calvin Klein Obsession

    Hi folks!
    I bought a CK Obsession's bottle in 2007 or 2008, I don't remember exactly. Now I wonder its production date: I threw the box away and all I have is the bottom box's label/ bar code, which...
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    Re: Basile Uomo questions

    I've got the reformulated one and really appreciate it. I don't think it's particularly soapy, I believe It's a nice green-herbal-piney fragrance. Linear, yes, but truly descendant from the 80's...
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    Re: Reformulations......."the myth"....

    In my humble opinion, Polo... The new one smells similar to a weaker version of... Polo Modern Reserve!! (I would probably buy it if I hadn't known and used the cosmair version)
  19. Re: What are your "MASTERPIECE" fragrances but DISCONTINUED ?

    - Revillon pour homme
    - Ungaro L'homme I and II
    - Kouros eau de sport
    - Gucci Nobile
    - S.T. Dupont Signature
    - Santos Eau de Sport
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    Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    Honey's usually a difficult note for me. Especially when you have a heavy-handed honey fragrance as Chergui. It's ok, nothing special as someone pointed previously. In this sweet side of unissex...
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    Re: Mhhhm, I intend to buy...

    You could also give One man Show Ruby edition a try, if you like a combination of notes that resembles cherries. In this case, the combination is a mix of green apple, saffron and a load of honey,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th November, 2015

    One Man Show Ruby edition

    http://www.ivsperfumes.com.br/static/img/one-man-show-ruby-edition--2.jpg

    Grant, when will you add this fragrance to the database?
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    Re: Kenneth Cole - Reaction ... Feedback Pls

    Refreshing and citrusy, with aquatic undertones and slightly powdery, It's ok, although longevity sucks.
    It's a nice fragrance for casual wearing and summertime. Won't offend anyone either.
  24. Re: Interesting smell - Tree Resin and comparison to Aramis Devin

    I've just bought Aramis Devin blind, based on some reviews here and what I smelt was something really floral in a feminine old school way (had the same feeling with Paco Tenere). I was warned about...
  25. Re: Interesting smell - Tree Resin and comparison to Aramis Devin

    I've just bought Aramis Devin blind, based on some reviews here and what I smelt was something really floral in a feminine old school way (had the same feeling with Paco Tenere). I was warned about...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir Vintage

    It sounds like a blasphemy, when you put aventus in comparison with vintage monsters as Azzaro, Drakkar etc.
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    Re: Searching a fresh fragrance

    - Aramis Always
    - Tommy
    - Z Zegna
    - Boss Pure
    - Polo Blue
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    Re: What to get from Cartier?

    Santos eau de sport, if you can find it!
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    Re: Heads up! Original 1976 Gucci pour Homme

    Hey folks, could you say a few words about it? How does it smell like?
    Similar to Capucci pour homme, Ho Hang? Vintage YSL pour homme? Captain Molyneux? Revillon pour homme? Paco Rabanne? Alain...
  30. Re: My day with M7 Oud Absolu was synergistic with my work day...

    In my opinion, M7 OA is a great fragrance, but lacks the previously talked about "wow" factor: can't describe it, something like a sexy deep amber...
    Being said that, M7 OA seems more formal too...
  31. Re: My day with M7 Oud Absolu was synergistic with my work day...

    In my opinion, M7 OA is a great fragrance, but lacks the previously talked about "wow" factor: can't describe it, something like a sexy deep amber...
    Being said that, M7 OA seems more formal too...
  32. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    In fact, I presume most of Creed's detractors, don't hate their fragrances. At least in my case, I have never smelt something amazing from this house. Something that made me say "Oh my God!" as the...
  33. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    To each his own...
  34. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    What makes me sick is that all the hype leads a lot of newbies in a quest for overpriced "mediocre-just ok-good" fragrances. Similar effect could have been obtained just buying some designer...
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    Re: G'bye Italian Cypress

    Don't know Italian cypress, but Isn't It normally compared to Halston z-14? How true is this association?
  36. Thread: ST Dupont

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    Re: ST Dupont

    The one for me is definitely Signature.
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    Re: Something classic, something Italian.......

    Nice to hear it, Schnozz! It saves me money (won't be chasing the vintage anymore).
    And of course, I presume the new Tsar you're talking about, is the one with green opaque bottle emulating the...
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    Re: Something classic, something Italian.......

    AZZARO pour homme comes to my mind. I have always thought of It as italian style rather than french...

    Need some help from Italian basenoters: bought recently on ebay a bottle of Basile Uomo: It's...
  39. Re: A-Men Ultra Zest thoughts—Has anyone else tried this?

    I like it, although It's not my favourite flanker. The longevity seemed weak if compared to the original I have.
    I'll definitely wait until It starts being sold at the discounters websites.
  40. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Lacoste original (84)
    Gucci Nobile
    A*Men Pure Havane
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    Re: Your top 3 list 80ies scents.

    Just a question: has anyone here used GIT back in the late 80s? Creed claims It was launched in 85, could anyone confirm this information (with a picture of late 80s, early 90s bottle etc.)?
    ...
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    Re: Your top 3 list 80ies scents.

    Lacoste (original) - 1984
    Gucci Nobile
    Gianfranco Ferré for man / Trussardi Uomo (vintage)
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    Re: Favorite sport fragrance?

    Although It's too powdery and aromatic for today's taste, my favourite is Santos eau de Sport.
    Also like Allure homme Sport.
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    Re: Favorite Classic Masculine Scent?

    You should also try Trussardi Uomo (vintage version). It's Superb!
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3hfkw-nsEfm4RSpQUw1-BEakpI0iJhns0sUbE95k_plD-E2ygCA
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    Re: Your Top 3 Armani Fragrances & Why ...

    - Armani Eau pour homme (vintage)
    - ADG Profumo
    - ADG original
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    Re: Unpopular fragrances that you like

    This and I'd also add Caesars man, Bogart signature, Basile uomo and British Sterling.
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    Re: Tree Moss vs. Oakmoss

    That's exactly what I thought after comparing my Luciano Soprani uomo's vintage mini bottle with the new (reformulated) one which states treemoss in the box instead of oakmoss. The new one is...
  48. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    Thanks, jason, this paragraph sums it up to me: "I recently sampled a 2011 bottle and while the top notes seemed very similar, the dry-down was not as complex and the longevity not so good - all the...
  49. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    That's curious... I had the same bad reaction when I smelt the current Polo Green and It seemed weaker/lighter than the weaker/lighter Polo Modern reserve. Go figure.
  50. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, when was it reformulated?

    I haven't tried the silver bottom strips current version yet, but my father used to have a bottle in late 80s - early 90s and I was in shock when I smelt what I suppose is a pos-2009 - pre-2013 ...
  51. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    That's right! I was just trying to find a pattern, something as dark leathery, dark green, something to avoid a complete blind buy! LOL!
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    Re: Ferrari Essence Oud

    Thanks guys! Keep telling me your impressions!
  53. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Well, is devin so unique that you can only compare it to Derby? Any other fragrances? I'm affraid of it being similar to Bel Ami, Santos ...
  54. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    When I saw the comparison It sounded strange to me, although I don't know Devin. I had a 25ml bottle of Nino Cerruti and could see its complexity and value, but It wasn't for me. It's such a relief...
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    Re: Ferrari Essence Oud

    I'm interested in this one, but as It would be a blind buy, how does it compare to M7, M7 oud absolu and Versace Oud Noir? I own and love all three.
  56. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Thanks, cacio! People say Aliage and Devin are twins, so If It's green as 1-12, Drakkar Noir, Lomani, Lacoste (original) top notes, I'll definitely like it! (although I like all the groups, excepting...
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    Re: What is your favorite CLEAN scent?

    - Tommy T
    - Davidoff Echo
    - Boss Pure
    - Aramis Always
    - Kenneth Cole Reaction
  58. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    That's pretty bad news, peter! The one I intend to blind buy is the "synthetic mess"... And I'm not in the mood to search ebay for the vintage version at ridiculous prices...
  59. Thread: Aramis Devin

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    Re: Aramis Devin

    Hi folks, I'm almost pulling the trigger to blind buy but after reading these old comments, I'm still in doubt:
    After all, Is Devin:
    - Green as 1-12, Drakkar Noir, Lomani, Lacoste (original) top...
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    Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    Yeah! Lomani rules, even the new formulation, It's all about Drakkar noir's green top notes. I'd also say Caesars man, a better Drakkar noir!
    Ouch! I'm looking after a bottle of Caractere but can...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari for Men EdT

    Vintage was richer, spicier, but I'm quite satisfied with the recent one. Is it already discontinued?
    Still old school and versatile.
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    Re: Best sweet oldschool fragrance for you

    British Sterling - Cheap, great smelling, sweet and powdery without being cloying.
    Ungaro II - Dry downs to a great sweet accord, after the citrusy initial blast.
    [
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    Re: Present day powerbombs a la 1980's

    Arrogance pour homme is still a spicy and bombastic patchouly scent. Current Caesars man lasts 8+ on my skin with great projection.
    But none can beat Open by Roger & gallet. I just can't tell if...
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    Re: Pure Malt and Pure Havane performance

    Hi Renato,
    I was expecting the same thing! I like both but Havane , after a promising start, turned to a skin scent in 2-3 hours. I was even affraid of it not passing my '9 to 5 ' test (I spray...
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    Re: What is the business behind a blog?

    What's a true connoisseur?
    A skilled perfumer?
    Someone without technical-skill that has already tried a lot of scents and compare/analyse them empirically? In which basis can one trust a blogger?...
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    Re: What is the business behind a blog?

    After reading all the posts, something is still challenging me: what do you expect, Mr. pregoni, with your O'driu creations? Perfumers recognition? Fame? Money? Regular joe's (me included) admiration?
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    Re: Reformulations that don't suck

    Agree with comments about Azzaro pour homme: reformulation is less deep but really good.
    M7 Oud absolu is a nice fragrance, I like it, but It's like the original/vintage without swagger.
    Some...
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    Yeah, since It's factory-sealed I don't see how It could have been evaporating... Anyway, I just put a small stick to mark the actual juice volume on the suspect bottles. I won't wear these bottles...
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    I was searching the forum and found this old thread reporting a problem similar to mine: the suspect of spray bottles evaporation... Yesterday I was cleaning my closet and decided to extend it to my...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Thanks, jcrich! Is it similar to any fragrance you've already tried? Green chypre or leathery?
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    jcrich, Could you tell me a few words about R de Capucci? Blind bought it and It's on the way... What should I expect?
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    Re: Still affordable Vintage 80's Fragrances ......

    I have never tried HHC, but after having a bad experience with the original, I'll keep far from it (although I've read there are no similarities between them)!
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    Re: Still affordable Vintage 80's Fragrances ......

    Yeah! I recently bought a 120ml atomizer bottle of Revillon pour homme! Spent 70 euros (shipping included).
    But unfortunately blind bought a 2nd formulation (thanks Monsieur Montana for the info)...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

    Arrogance Uomo
    http://www.larosadeiventiprofumi.com/public/shop/prodotti/ARROGANCE_UOMO_EDT_75ML.JPG
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    [International] Re: HO HANG Vintage: Pre-Barcode!

    Thanks, Montana!
    I hope some vintage lover offer something to swap!
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    [International] HO HANG Vintage: Pre-Barcode!

    Hi folks,

    Swapping this hard to find classic!
    Any offers are welcome!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=38074&d=1431915968...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    YSL Jazz
    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/561M.jpg
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    Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    That's it!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Armani eau de nuit
    http://imagens.sephora.com.br/%7B5A716C83-0771-4567-91A6-F4CFC296AC9B%7D_armani-eau-de-nuit_225px.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Nettuno, maybe I had great expectations and Ho hang didn't really satisfy them... I'm looking at It everyday while choosing my scent of the day... Just can't decide if It deserves some more time...
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    YSL pour homme
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NUjYebpWL._SY300_.jpg
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    Re: Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    If It's just a subtle difference, I won't bother getting an older bottle! Thanks Scott!
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    Re: Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    Well, It's nice to hear this. Maybe I should buy an even cheaper big bottle of z14's new formulation.
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    Re: Is this Pure Havane fake or real?

    Are there preview cases of fake limited edition fragrances? On ebay, there are some testers being sold. I think those ones deserve more warning. Yours seems good.
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    Re: Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    Thanks for replying, Oviatt! I own a big bottle of 1-12 (latest version) and It's a great scent. Its top notes are amazing. Vintage must be even better, but I'm not in the mood for searching for a...
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    Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    Hi folks,

    I recently blind bought an inexpensive small bottle of new reformulated Halston z-14 and was surprised about its smell: nothing like the designer new realeases. Of course, I read a lot...
  87. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Name: Aramis life 50 ml
    Bought: 2005
    Finished: December 2014 (after wearing it a lot that month)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    CK Obsession
    http://www.parfumarabais.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ck-obsession-man.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Mr. Montana, how many formulations were there until its descontinuation? This 3rd formulation dates from late 80s or early 90s?
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    Re: Gucci Nobile - similar?

    You canadians complain too much! LOL! The same US$150 = 450 Brazilian Real
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    Re: Gucci Nobile - similar?

    I bought a Nobile Royalty bottle after my Gucci had run out and It's so far the closest one I've found until now (although It's not that close). It shares Gucci's green side in a less rich way, It's...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Hi folks, I've just blind bought a vintage bottle of Ho hang and although It was the let down of the year for me, could you help me with its date of production? Thanks in advance!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    A*Men Pure Malt

    http://www.osmoz.us/Public/Files/perfume/amen_pure_malt_2013_thierry_mugler_07ada6d014.jpg
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I always blind buy, but not because of the thrill. It's just that I can't find what I'm curious about where I live. Half of my fragrances are product of blind buying. Some were amazing acquisitions,...
  95. [International] HO HANG !!! Vintage, Pre-Barcode, atomiseur bottle!! Sale or swap!

    Hello folks!

    I got a 100ml bottle of Balenciaga Ho hang, It's vintage, pre barcode version, unboxed, for sale or swap. Atomiseur bottles don't come completely full, some I think It's 85-80% full....
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    Re: Classics true to original formula?

    Aramis Tuscany still smells nice, although less spicy and dense.
    Although people have complained about it, Antaeus seems fine to me.
  97. Re: What are the discontinued fragrances you'd want to sniff?

    Cacharel pour l'homme
    Ho hang club
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Boucheron pour homme
    http://epocacosmeticos.vteximg.com.br/arquivos/ids/177089-500-500/boucheron-pour-homme-edt-boucheron.jpg?v=635356881462070000
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Chanel pour monsieur
    http://www.chanel.com/pt_BR/perfumes-cosmeticos/cms2export/Site22Files/file64765/117450_a_LARGE.jpg
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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    Lacoste Original (1984), although watered down, It's still pretty good imho.
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