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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
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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,...
  36. [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.
  38. 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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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    A*Men Pure Havane

    http://aws-media.myperfumesamples.com/mps/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/7/0/70320-100.jpg
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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    I've never smelt Salvatore Ferragamo but I'm really curious about it, specially because I like fig. Good Life and Dune are two appreciated fragrances of mine.
    How would you describe it? Sweet Figs?...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Armani eau pour homme
    https://rhemaperfumesimportados.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/armani_pour_homme.jpg
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    Ungaro L'homme I
    Followed by Boucheron pour homme, Ungaro L'homme II, Kouros Fraicheur
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Lacoste (original) - 1984
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    At least, you bought a vintage bottle. My bottle seems to be the last version before descontinuation as its cap doesn't have the brand name engraved. Fortunately, I didn't notice any significant...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    Giving myself a break:
    Kenneth Cole Reaction

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/60316M.jpg
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    I have a small vintage bottle and bought recently a backup of the new stuff. They're close, I don't think they're so different as people stated. The vintage is nuclear, I understand when some...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Davidoff original

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1333.jpg
  51. Thread: Vintage Kouros

    by RCavs
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    Hi Vinnie,
    Being a brazilian I can feel your pain... I normally keep far from these ebay prices. They're nonsense... Specially for us, where 1 dolar corresponds to 3.2 and 1 euro = 3.4...
    Paying 3...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    Arrogance pour homme
    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/2/6/9009_1d2172814cd930aa31bf969b3012b6d6.jpg
  53. Poll: Re: Poll-Best designer fragrance for a boiling hot summer

    Where I am, It's hot and humid, but not so humid as in a tropical forest, humidity comes from the sea. And It's boiling hot in summer and hot in the winter (in a greenhouse way).
    22-23 degrees...
  54. Re: Your top undoubtedly masculine/Alpha fragrances!

    That's it!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Sergio Tacchini
    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/34851M.jpg
  56. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    Thanks drseid! I'm going to track it down. Your last recommendation (based on a review I read in the directory about Revillon pour homme) was really helpful for me to buying it blind. I'm still...
  57. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    Do you remember if any of them were similar to the one below?
    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/878M.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Ungaro II

    https://sillyage.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ungaro-ungaro-ii-pour-homme-edt-100ml.jpg
  59. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    I paid at the time the equivalent of 20 - 21 euros... It was a good deal as I don't know the vintage and the newer one is nice for the price. Pino was even cheaper, something as 13-14 euros. Another...
  60. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    Ouch! Around $100 is almost niche price... Sometimes I think I've already entered the niche world (Although I try to keep far from it) when I realize I paid 80 euros for a Ungaro I 30ml spray bottle....
  61. Thread: Am I doomed?

    by RCavs
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    The story of my life... :(
  62. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    What a pitty... But if they kept on producing stuff like Lancetti Uomo I wouldn't mind buying their drugstore fragrances. Don't know if Capucci is still in production but the one I bought (probably...
  63. Re: Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    Thanks, hednic! It seems there are/were 2 different fragrances: balestra pour homme and Renato Balestra pour homme. The former seems to be a leather chypre while the later, an aromatic fougere....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Pancaldi
    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/pancalmini.jpg
  65. Help me with this obscure italian fragrance: Renato balestra pour homme

    Hi Folks,
    I wish to buy this fragrance blind, but I'm in doubt if the ones in the pictures below are the same or reformulated versions of the one listed in the directory.
    The ones:...
  66. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    In spite of searching for some vintages on ebay, I have never bought anything higher than $85. And trust me, unless you have a lot of money to spend (which is not my case) or love the fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Givenchy Xeryus

    http://mlb-s2-p.mlstatic.com/xeryus-vintage-givenchy-50ml-edt-muito-raro-velha-formula-15150-MLB20096552086_052014-O.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Kouros Eau de Sport

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/240/27398_ooe2qq_kouros_eau_de_sport_240.jpg
  69. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    That's for sharing, jason!
    I was worried about the authenticity of my bottle (especially because of the plastic blue base). You clarified It. And I agree 100% that It's too high nowadays for a...
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    Does people actually hug in North America?! I'm surprised! :)


    Agreed 100%
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    A*men Pure havane

    http://aws-media.myperfumesamples.com/mps/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/7/0/70320-100.jpg
  72. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Thanks Slayerized, I bought it for a bargain (if compared to the prices listed on ebay) and even though I had read Andre's great articles about Kouros, if I'm not mistaken, there were only pictures...
  73. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Hi Andre,
    Looking at the pictures below, can you tell me the year of production of this bottle?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/125710268@N05/17084648081/in/photostream/player/...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    Great fragrance! I think It's like a light/watered down version of L'Artisan tea for two.
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    5 maybe could be too much in certain areas, but someone else must have a hound nose to detect 1/2 spray under a bunch of shirts, imho. Although the cologne guy issue can lead to the smoke free stuff...
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    It looks like you're hypersensitive, pal. Or maybe I wear "that cologne guy" amounts...
    Anyway, I live in hot and humid weather, so half-spray would vanish in no more than 1 hour.
    For me It's often...
  77. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    So do I!



    I think the same way! Or maybe an injured wolf?
    Agar seems a better name in my humble opinion. Seems more exotic to me. And also more oriental. But Isn't it difficult for english...
  78. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille & Cuir Beluga Appreciation Thread

    Is SDV similar to any designer fragrance you know?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Aramis

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.113.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Acqua di Selva

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/small/83434.jpg
  81. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    Yeah, go for the classics: Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Versace L'homme, Bogart (signature) and One Man Show, Arrogance pour homme, Krizia uomo,Caesars man, Lomani pour homme...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Pancaldi

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/m93eF-dnaXE/hqdefault.jpg
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    Re: Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

    Thanks, Dimitrios! When I was doing my "homework", I also read your threads about it and It was extremely important for me to take the decision of buying it blind. As I consider you one of my vintage...
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    Re: just made mt first niche purchase

    Hey fragrancenewguy, tell us your thoughts about it!
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    Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

    Sometime ago, in my search for classic scents, I heard about this fragrance and read the beautiful reviews of ericrico and drseid about it, I was pretty excited to buy it blind but couldn't find a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Borsalino

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WLeGK-8IL.jpg
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    Re: Lacking names and versions in the Directory

    Another suggestions: Correct the pictures of Ungaro I and Ungaro II.
    Add Very Irresistible Summer edition (the best flanker imho)
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    Re: What do you think on Anteaus?

    what's wrong with the opening, for you?

    By the way, I love it!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Hugo Boss orange

    http://www.clubedasgrifes.com.br/imagens/clubedasgrifes.com.br/produtos/PERFUMES/HUGO_BOSS/HUGO_BOSS_ORANGE_MAN.jpg
  90. Re: Aventus - the Acqua di Gio of niche masculine perfumery

    lol!!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Givenchy Pi

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.113.jpg
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    Take some laundry detergent (it must be mega clean), label it as fragrance or cologne (as some prefer), advertise it with some young handsome model, emphasizing that It's a chick magnet and voilá!...
  93. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    That's it! My wife made me get rid of my Guerlain Vetiver bottle... According to her, "It's so sweaty and smoky"...
    She always reminds me that I'm smelling like my father, when I'm wearing Lapidus...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Halston 1-12

    http://www.aperfume.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Halston-1-12-Halston.jpg
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    Re: Versace l'homme & Halstons!

    I'm wearing 1-12 today and It's a great fragrance indeed. Really hard to say if It's better than Z-14, but after all, It has a heavenly top while z-14's drydown is better.
    Anyway, these 2 great and...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Halston Z-14

    http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/884519/Halston-Z-14-by-Halston-4.2-ounce-Cologne-Spray-for-Men-L959007.jpg
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    Re: Versace l'homme & Halstons!

    First full wearing of Z-14 today! Nice smell indeed!
    I'm surprised that It isn't the atomic bomb some people were claiming. It's much more simple than I thought (especially after looking at its...
  98. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    My wife top 3:
    1. Gucci Envy
    2. S.T. Dupont Signature
    3. Lacoste pour homme (gray box)
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    Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I like a lot of RL fragrances, especially vintage Polo (the new release is another fragrance), Safari and Polo Blue. My only complaint is that I can't find huge discounts on them as I do with other...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Versace L'Homme

    http://www.pharmocare.com/images/products/versace-versace-lhomme-100ml-edt--YFPx.jpg
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