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    Re: Memoir Man (a personal quarrel)

    Epic Man > Memoir Man. Imho.

    I'd pay triple the price for Epic but there's a dominant note in Memoir Man that i just can't get on with.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th of January 2013

    Creed Vetiver 1948
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Haha, wearing Aventus in a car with the heaters on (for maximum effect) does indeed bring those compliments. So true!
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - what is a fair price?

    I ordered mine from a store in London who i guess were getting rid of old stock. The manager must not have realised their rarity as they were going for around £23 from memory. Gucci Pour...
  5. Poll: Re: If you can have only 1 full bottle of Amouage, which one of thes would you buy ?

    Ubar is amazing and little talked about like all the best fragrances. Leans to the feminine side but the best Oriental i've ever smelled.
  6. Poll: Re: If you can have only 1 full bottle of Amouage, which one of thes would you buy ?

    Hard choice between Reflection and Epic.

    Reflection: The ultimate Gigolo/womaniser scent, always attracts a ridiculous amount of neck sniffing and positive comments from the ladies.

    Epic: The...
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    Re: The scent of power....

    Most Amouage have the Powah :cool:
  8. Re: Which latest designer scent release did you try and think of it as FBW?

    Hello SOS, you're one of a handfull of noses i trust so i will have to be trying this one. Wishing you all the best for the new year :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Frederic Malle: French Lover. Naff name but what a great scent!
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Great description as always, SoS. Indeed there is a honey note develops later into the drydown. Amouage certainly are back on track after the disappointment of Honour :thumbup:
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Agreed. Really enjoying Interlude. :smiley:
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Excellent fragrance which i have recently added to my collection. Versatile and should be worn any time you like :smiley:
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    Re: Tested tons of perfume this week and...

    Welcome to the world of Amouage! Enjoy. Congrats on your good taste :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Big compliment getter. It's a good 'un :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Fan Club

    Low quality, sickly, stink for sure:



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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Fan Club

    http://i50.tinypic.com/ic2z6d.jpg
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    Re: I have never tried anything from Amouage

    First thing that strikes you with the Amouages is the superb quality and luxurious feel. Makes you a little reluctant to go back to wearing common generic designer frags.

    I would recommend you try...
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Good shout on Memoir Man, one of the worst in the Amouge line up but seems to get a lot of praise.
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Easy one...dhi. I'm convinced the idea behind that frag was conceived in a bar with 2 drunken businessmen who were having a bet on if they could create and produce the worlds ugliest feminine scent...
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    Re: What is make sense to have LIDGE and DHI?

    No, it would absolutely not make sense to have dhi in your collection as it is a horrid, feminine, sickly, synthetic piece of crap. Do yourself a favour and ignore any recommendations for it and...
  21. Re: Solid, Versatile, All-Season Designer Fragrances

    Agree with drseid, Terre d'Hermès :thumbup:
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    There's an alfull lot of rubbish out there i agree! Worst i've ever smelled is dior homme/intense for sure. Horrid, feminine, sickly, cloying offensive excuse for a frag that would be more at home...
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    Re: Best Cologne under $30?

    Paul Smith for men. Under $20.
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    Re: Yet another rant on bad/cheap drydowns!

    Dior Homme/Intense. Ugly glue factory opening and a cheap talcum powder drydown. Hyped up on the internet but in reality it's a bloody awfull stink which no man should ever embarrass himself wearing....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    The female compliments i get when wearing Aventus never cease to amaze me. Right up there with Reflection Man!
  26. Re: ... Should I get married any Amouage Woman? ...

    All the female Amouage smell extremely rich and luxurious. Ubar being the best of the lot and could easily be worn by a man.
  27. Re: Vintage Gucci PH= Super elegant, masculine, badass baus of a manly fragrance

    Excellent masculine frag, i will always have this in my collection :smiley:
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Extremely apt thread title. Blind buyers beware! dhi was an insult to my skin, gave it away to someone who didnt know any better:evil:
  29. Thread: Eau de Baux

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    Re: Eau de Baux

    I find it very similar to Chergui. Surprised no one else has mentioned this one.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Becomes even worse smelling, if thats possible! on the drydown. After that glue factory opening, you get that horrid sickly cheap talcum powder stink. Awfull frag.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Agreed. It's a particularly bad scent that's very true. Those over the top reviews look extremely suspicious! but this is the internet...Stealth marketing/shilling is my theory.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    What this fellow said. I used to enjoy the original. Current scent makes me feel sick. Common as muck too. Another fail for dior.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    Having tried this recently, i agree, it is indeed a very good scent. Enjoy :smiley:
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    No way, i get too much amusment from the regulars talking this stink up as if their lives depended on it. I strongly suspect dhi isn't selling well though so it wouldn't surprise me if they decided...
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    Re: YSL L'Homme vs Dior Homme

    As predicted, a thread full of over the top recommendations for that vile, sickly stink that is DH lol. OP i hope you didn't get suckered into buying it. Try it first then you will understand why...
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Homage Attar vs Tribute Attar?

    I'm sat in Abu Dhabi airport right now with Tribute on one arm and Interlude on the other. Both fantastic but Interlude is the better frag. Never tried Hommage.

    Amouage really are an amazing house!
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    Re: YSL L'Homme vs Dior Homme

    I do like like to inject a healthy dose of reality into the DHI threads, if it saves just one person money and disapointment then it's worth it. I detest the stuff, as did everyone around me when i...
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    Re: YSL L'Homme vs Dior Homme

    Be prepared for the BS/misleading recommendations for DH, i guarantee it. It's become a joke on Basenotes. Why waste your money on something that will make you smell like an old tramps handbag?
    ...
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    Re: My biggest blind buy blunder...!

    Indeed, the daily DHI threads are always full of an unbelievable amount of bullshit positivity, so it's easy to get sucked in to a blind buy. Totally misleading of course but the fanboys/ebay shills...
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    Re: Most Sophisticated Fragrance?

    Amouage Epic Man
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: Puredistance M vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Agree with the kitchen spice reference in regards Puredistance M. Nothing special imo.

    Reflection Man is the superior fragrance.
  42. Re: Owner of L'Instant Extreme, should i get DHI ?

    The Emporer has no clothes!

    I note the hard-sell continues. It's a shame that Basenotes has become a spam site for this frag. Totally misleading blind buyers. Alarm bells should be ringing.

    I...
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    Best scent for sex? Fresh sweat, and i'm being serious.

    Aventus for when she wakes up in the Morning :smiley:
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    Epic Man > Memoir Man.
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    Re: Best Leather fragrance poll

    Aventus for my leather fix. Yes i know it's not a outright leather scent but it's definitely there in the base.

    Not a fan of the pure leather monsters like Tuscan leather, Knize Ten etc.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Voted "other."

    Creed Vetiver '48 is the King :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sorry...another Dior Homme thread

    It must be near the weekend as we got another DHI thread. Save your money chaps and buy something worth having.
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    Re: Live Jazz disappointment

    I agree with the OP, bloody awfull stuff. Toothpaste opening with a cheap talcum powder drydown.
  49. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Jean Patou Pour Homme.
    Vintage Tabarome.
    Gucci Rush also sounds like one that would appeal.
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    Re: Name an unnecessarily OVERRATED frag you know or own!!!

    DHI. One spray of that will ruin your day. Ghastly frag, truly ghastly.
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Most talk about the Pineapple but it's all about the drydown for me. The compliments Aventus brings are a most welcome side effect.
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose a new fall/winter fragrance

    Thats your opinion and you're welcome to it :smiley:

    I hated it and so did others around me so i gave the sickly, cheap crap away to some poor sod :evil:
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    Re: Declaration vs. Terre D'hermes

    Easily TDH. I dislike Declaration and all it's flankers.
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose a new fall/winter fragrance

    Tauer LDDM is the best from your list by a mile.

    Avoid DHI, nauseating, sickly, cloying, synthetic mass market rubbish that will make you feel like blowtorching your skin off.
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    Re: Loving L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Bought this recently and loving it!
  56. Poll: Re: Favorite fragrance (out of the ones listed, of course)

    I'd be happy wearing any of those except DHI which made me gag and Fahrenheit which would make me feel like a poor man.

    Aventus gets my vote in the end :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best introductory Amouage

    I've done extensive testing of the entire range, except for the attars, before considering full bottles. Finished up buying Reflection Man, Epic Man and Jubilation XXV. I'll be picking up Interlude...
  58. Poll: Re: Dior homme vs Dior homme intense vs L'instant de guerlain vs L'instant de guerlain extreme

    Easy choice. LIDGE.

    DH/DHI sickly, feminine, cloying, offensive mass market mess in a bottle with a cheap talcum powder drydown. Ghastly frag, truly ghastly.
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    Re: Amouage Fragrance with the most incense

    I find Epic Man has the most powerfull Incense.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    OP, are you sure you're not confusing Platinum Egoiste with Egoiste? I find PE does have a similar vibe to Royal Oud, still unmistakably different but i can definitely see how the two could be...
  61. Re: Who else thinks Reflection Man by Amouage is overpriced/overrated?

    Indeed, plenty of misinformation out there. I blame the likes of Youtube wannabe reviewers etc for starting the ball rolling. You really have to decide for yourself.

    If i can find one negative in...
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Fahrenheit is another highly overrated frag. Common as muck and makes me gag.
  63. Re: How and when did your obsession with fragrance begin ?

    Mine began after i received a bottle of Givenchy Gentleman as a duty-free present and got nice comments from the girls.
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Indeed. I was suckered into the hype but soon stopped kidding myself that it would be ok to wear after too many negative comments. The reformulation is just as lousy.
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Easy one. Dior Homme/Intense. Sickly, cloying, feminine, synthetic, ugly mass market mess. The later dry down smells like a cheap talcum powder. I never met anyone in real life who it didn't repulse....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 17, 2012

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  67. Re: With the colder months upon us, What will you be wearing?

    Amouage Epic Man. Smokey Incense, Spicy, Masculine, Rich and smooth. Perfect for the cooler months.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - loved or hated from Young Girls?

    Fahrenheit was interesting in it's day but now an extremely common scent which every Tom, Dick and Harry wears. I would say not the best choice to impress the girls. Just my opinion :smiley:
  69. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Paul Smith for men, so cheap they almost give it away but is still better than 90% of the hyped/shilled stuff you see on BN.
  70. Re: Who else thinks Reflection Man by Amouage is overpriced/overrated?

    It's an Internet myth as Reflection smells nothing like LeMale so it looks like you could be missing out then :smiley:
  71. Re: Who else thinks Reflection Man by Amouage is overpriced/overrated?

    I love the stuff. Like many of the best scents in existence, Reflection Man is extremely underrated. I would happily pay more.



    Meanwhile..................

    ...
  72. Re: Who else thinks Reflection Man by Amouage is overpriced/overrated?

    Overrated? Where? It's extremely underrated on BN.

    Overpriced? Not if you enjoy it. In my opinion, LeMale is overpriced as i dislike it.

    I think the comparison to LeMale says a lot about the...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Reflection is maybe too beautifull a scent. I'm convinced that not just any old guy can pull off. Perfect for a Male model, Gigolo or handsome dude. Amazing juice!
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Dior homme intense. That sickly, synthetic, cloying, ugly, cheap mess made me want to vomit. It's an extremely offensive stink for those poor souls around you. That chemical trash should never be...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Ysl m7.
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    Re: Ysl m7 or dior homme intense

    Absolutely, Akahina. M7 is a totally inoffensive and very safe scent for any occasion. Up there with the very best of designer frags.
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    Re: Similarity between Himalaya and Live Jazz?

    None whatsoever.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    No matter how the fanboys spin it, DHI is most definitely feminine, not in a good way either.
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    Re: Ysl m7 or dior homme intense

    Wore M7 tonight for the first time in a while, it really is damn good! It simply outclasses the scrubber DHI which is a lousy, sickly synthetic mess. Perhaps it would be ok as a floor cleaner though.
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    Re: Ysl m7 or dior homme intense

    M7 wins by a landslide.

    DHI: I strongly suspect this was originally created as a female scent but then they decided to market it towards men at the last minute. Why? Because Women generally don't...
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    Re: Blekh synthetic frags are so awful

    Agreed.

    Paco 1Million, DHI, Joop, LeMale etc... all sickly, cloying, ugly, offensive chemical mass market mess in a fancy bottle. It's baffling that some people actually think they smell good...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Nic just read some more positive DHI reviews...

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    By tropics8 at 2012-08-15
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Ladies and Gents, i give you... The DHI effect.....

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Spotted another customer ordering DHI:

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

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    VS


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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Thats actually a good question. The answer is that some people are like sheep and jump on to a bandwagon. It doesn't matter how ridiculous DHI smells, they will still spray it on regardless. Not so...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    There's nothing really that odd about a guy wearing a feminine smelling frag. Frags have no gender. Personally i prefer more traditionally masculine smelling frags, but thats just me. Nope, Dior...
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    Re: Amouage Fragrances

    Epic Man is also worth consideration. Compared to Jubilation it has more Incense and spice, much greater projection and longetivity. More bang for your buck.
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    Re: Dior Homme or Givenchy Play Intense

    Givenchy Play Intense by a country mile.

    Dior homme smells like a cheap bug spray. Quite amusing that some people actually spray it on their skin.
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    Re: Amouage Fragrances

    Jubilation: First time i ever tested this was in Abu Dhabi duty free. Smoky incense and Blackberry. Beautifull. I could not take my nose away from my wrist for an hour so bought it and got a stack...
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    Re: Amouage Fragrances

    Reflection Man: Completely disregard anyone who compares it to LeMale. Apart from the the fact they are both sweet, they are nothing alike whatsoever. I would describe Reflection Man as the ultimate...
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    Dior Homme/Intense were never any good to start with. As they say, you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, and you certainly can't polish a turd.

    Dior Jules, on the otherhand, is one of the...
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    Re: Creed Aventus - All Hype?

    Even the Aventus haters can't seem to say anything bad about the actual smell. It's always the usual: overhyped, too expensive, mediocre, poor longetivity etc etc but never anything negative about...
  98. Re: Noirdrakkar Tries Aventus: Is Aventus Worth The Hype?

    Absolutely on the money. Sheep behaviour. I have no problem whatsoever in going against the crowd, if a frag is crap i say it's crap and couldn't care less what fanboys/shills think. I'd have no...
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    Re: The Best Cheap Fragrances Ever?

    Post of the day :grin:
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    Re: I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    This is THE best advice. The viral marketed/shilled frags are quite often the shittiest. DHI being a prime example. Blind buyers beware.
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