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  1. [USA] Re: By Kilian Back to Black, Cruel Intentions, Mugler Pure Malt/Pure Havane, 2016 Invictus Aqua, Her

    Price drops/updates!
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    Re: Amouage Myths man is well.... interesting..

    It's very "grandma" in a certain light.
    But also a powerfully sexy radiant cloud of modern avant-garde smokey leathery incense-smoke.
  3. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    The ones I’ve finished the most bottles of, are:

    Hermes Concentre D’Orange Verte
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Delina

    All their decent men’s offerings are derivative and none superior to their original source of inspiration.

    But if I had to choose one of their men’s scents:

    Oajan
  5. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver Mountain Water 18 sprays
  6. [USA] Re: 2009 Creed Windsor 250ml, 2016 Invictus Aqua 100ml, Kilian Back to Black 50ml, Mugler, Hermes

    Price drops/updates!
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    Re: NEW (2020) - Floris Vert Fougere

    Will def test this at merz, since note list is right up my alley, even though I'm quite sure it will be whisper light.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Amouage Jubilation XXV Man
  9. Re: New Dior Fahrenheit EDT Formulation for 2019 # 12948/A

    Both of these molecules are super pleasant and welcome in any femme/unisex, or masculine fresh scent.
  10. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    Gorgeous bottle, very classy and pleasantly fresh masculine-floral, with a resinous parched dry/smokey wood base.

    It's like "Eau De Fleur de M7" lol
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's light citrus eau de cologne

    Wasser's Cologne du Parfumier >>
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    Re: Guerlain homme question

    I have all versions of this besides Boisee, and enjoy them all. Original metal front bottles may have a very slightly sweeter/stronger base. Taller newer "habit rouge bottle" version is slightly...
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    Re: Vintage Frederic Malles

    PM'd
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    Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    A brilliant, versatile, “naturally fresh”, multi-season, classic green/floral-citric-fresh fragrance that everyone should at least get their nose on for reference. I will never be without a bottle.
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    I hope/predict that this will smell very reminiscent of two existing scents.
    Neither Dylan blue nor blue de Chanel.
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Beach Hut is definitely "not an amouage fragrance".
    It's not brooding or difficult at all.
    It's incredibly chill, optimistic, and carefree.
    Their best freshie since Ciel man.
  17. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Eventually, you will be able to wear Bogart fragrances with your head held high, brother! I have worn city tower around small yet extremely wealthy and discerning crowds, and because of my general...
  18. Re: Fragrances that somehow disappoint you, leave you underwhelmed, wishing for more perhaps

    These especially.

    With such great presentations/artwork, names, and many coming from highly vaunted perfumer JCE, other than thier nice tops, they all universally dry down quickly into little more...
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Thanks so much Finnster!
  20. Re: Fragrances that somehow disappoint you, leave you underwhelmed, wishing for more perhaps

    Almost all fragrances dissapoint me and feel incomplete. lol
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    CH Men Prive
    Because
    :
    1. It's cold here in chicago
    2. i'm wearing sand fuzzy sherpa with cognac suede accents
    3. wearing cognac colored suede shoes/driving glove
    4. It's a smooth/soft/fuzzy...
  22. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    Depends on how the man dresses and how athletic he is.

    If he dresses conservatively, wears less bright colors:
    Creed Erolfa
    Original Vetiver
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Aqva Amara
    BDC
    ADG Profumo
    ADG...
  23. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Also, applying anything very heavily (even the most expensive classy fragrances in the world) will cause some easy-to-offend, thin-skinned people with sensitive noses & limited vocabularies, who...
  24. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Only if it smells cheap.

    There are tons of cheap fragrances which smell classy and expensive. And have many layers of nuanced subtle texture and character.

    There are also many very expensive...
  25. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    All depends on which age/demographic you're aiming for.
  26. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Do you ever layer No.19 with anything else green or lemony ?
  27. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver Mountain Water 16 sprays
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    Dior’s Oud Ispahan gets the most compliments, many from people not even standing that close to me. I have 3x 250ml Vintage formula bottles that i’ll never be able to use up lol, got excited when I...
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    Re: Bvlgari Wood Neroli experiences?

    I'm someone who is quite picky about EDC's, and their modern counterparts. I own most high end EDC-inspired scents from all the british &western euro houses, and I feel like Colonia original stands...
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    Re: Bvlgari Wood Neroli experiences?

    It’s a designer level take on two scents:

    1. Kilian’s Prelude to Love

    2. Annick Goutal’s Neroli

    It’s quite a bit higher quality than Bvlgari’s normal releases.
    Alberto Morillas strikes...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    In searching for Non-Magnetic interlude posts, I re-read this one again lol.

    Thanks for Beach Hut, Christopher ! It's a truly joyous, smiling, yet still poised and classy EDP !!!
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    All Saints Sunset Riot
    Not bad actually.
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    Re: My quick review of Interlude Man by Amouage

    Haha are you sure it’s a real bottle ?

    Most brutal quick review I could give interlude man:

    “A twenty foot high, 50 ton, 3 acre smokey bonfire of evergreen/deciduous/frankincense trees, using a...
  34. Re: Creed Releases Three Latest Acqua Originale - Zeste Mandarine, Green Neroli, and Citrus Bigarade

    IS IT SAFE TO ASSUME THESE ARE IFRA-COMPLIANT REFORMULATIONS ?

    I hope they didn’t have to change the scent drastically like with selection verte post 2011.
    They really gutted all the character...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    LiveJazz is a true green connoisseur as well IIRC !
    Norne is solid AF.
    WHERE IS OUR GREAT BROTHER ODDYSSEUESM ???
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    HERMES ROCABAR
    Memo Russian Leather
    Creed Epicea
    Maitre Parfumier Et Gantier Garrigue
    Maitre Parfumier Et Gantier Grain De Plasir (sawdusty)
    Comme Des Garçons Zagorsk & Hinoki
    Caron Yatagan...
  37. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    EAV DES BAVX is a tremendously classy, masculine, sweet/woody/spicy/ winter fragrance, and its very affordable.
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    Re: Fragrances with Baileys Smell

    I don’t drink, but bailey’s smells phenomenal.
    Right up there with disaronno, which is a lot like a Tonka Imperiale lol.
    Interested to see what else besides the Demeter, which really gets this...
  39. Re: THICK, Heavy, sophisticated, FRUITY/Candied, contemporary EDP's you can't get enough of ...

    Might anyone care to chime in ... ?
    ... with any beautiful, radiant, NEW-Ish EDP’s ...
    ... which fit the aforementioned description ?

    :) ;)
  40. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    That screechingly sour synthetic citrusy/peppery accord really cuts thru all that cool foggy humid air.
    Can’t blame them.
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    Re: Official Spicebomb Night Vision Thread

    Longtime basenotes heads know I ADORE green fragrances.

    WENT IN very excited due to the note list.
    Left underwhelmed, when it didnt scream GREEN.
    Will try again next week.
    But it left a bland...
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine VS Beach Hut.

    agreed.
    SUNSHINE MAN is too syrupy sweet to be worn by itself. I wear it with a bitter green oil or dry wood oil.
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    Re: My quick review of Interlude Man by Amouage

    they are absolutely nothing alike, from top to bottom.
    even in the type of sweetness.

    Interlude uses primarily Coumarin for its sweetness & Le Male is heavy handed with Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin....
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    Re: My quick review of Interlude Man by Amouage

    #1 “Japanese stickless incense” scent.

    Top 3 winter scent for me.

    Simultaneously, one of Amouage’s most unique & most accessible scents.
  45. [USA] Vintage CREED, By Kilian Back to Black, Cruel Intentions, Pure Malt/Pure Havane, 2016 Invictus Aqua

    Up for sale!
    Some doubles/extras from my collection,
    looking for a home that will actually use them !
    My collection has simply grown too large!
    To the point where I won’t use them all in my...
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    Re: Mandarino di amalfi how many sprays?

    I generally go very light with his sweet winter scents like tobacco vanille, but on his newer citruses, you can’t really overdo it.

    I do 16-20 sprays of Mandarino Di Amalfi.
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    These creeds weren't rare when I first started collecting CREED.
    And it's a shame the grey cap/private collection has become so exceedingly rare.
    These are the creeds which had the greatest legacy...
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    Re: You Tube reviewer MyMickers passed away

    Very sad. R.I.P.
    I hope his family have lots of love right now to get them thru this.
  49. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Same.
    I would layer 19 EDT with other more coarse green scents if I had to.
  50. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    This is a hobby of fine taste, daily elation, and appreciation of artisitic excellence.
    Pursuing or obsessing a volume mentality in this realm, is IMHO, error.
    And that judgement error is IMHO...
  51. Thread: RIP Barneys

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    Re: RIP Barneys

    Last I bought from Chicago Barneys was Heeley's Note De Yuzu.
    Bought a few Serge Lutens, Malle's & L'Artisan's from them years back.
    That location had a very friendly/helpful staff.
    Shoe staff...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I would have to make three different top 30's

    One for fragrances which are masterfully made, that I respect, but would not wear on dates since it's out of my age range.
    (Bois Du portugal, Vintage...
  53. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I apply so heavily during the day, that I sleep with the fully developed drydown of whatever i wore that day. Yesterday was Czech & Speake no.88, and it's hauntingly beautiful drydown.
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Based on these notes, it mirrors an old copy from Creed's mid-00's website for Erolfa almost 100%
    I would be surprised if this isn't a heavy handed, greener/sweeter/denser EROLFA. Which I welcome.
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    Re: Green Lover by Lolita Lempicka

    Knowing Lolita Lempicka, this was a failed female fragrance, that they flipped "sweet male".
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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    Give us a killer huge radiant salty sour Oceanic EDP, my dude!
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    Re: Blind bought Aqua Quorum, what am I in for?

    Smells like a really spotlessly clean public bathroom in the mid-90's
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    Re: Hermès reputation in the fragrance-world.

    I own many Hermes, they're an excellent house.
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    when you mention a rich sweetness, do you mean a vanillin sweetness like the base of Interlude man ? Or a floral sweetness like Myths/Imitation ?
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    No. 19

    Very clean, very green, very acidic.

    Very nice unisex.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    bracingly classic:
    Eau pour Le jeune Homme - wet classic neroli/citrus EDC in EDP form
    Neroli Portofino - wet classic similar to EPLJH but more shampoo-ey/synthetic/modern

    Classic/natural:...
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    Re: How Should I Build My Collection?

    By smelling everything available to you, buying what you REALLy like, and building from there based on which stages of those frags you love the most ...
  63. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Most watery terribly weak Nautica Flankers I pick up at TJ Maxx ... since i wore original nautica competition in middle school and get nostalgic for the brand/logos lol
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    My absolute favorite of all time is Homage Attar.

    Santal Noble, and Egoiste are also great classics.

    Contemporary favorites are Oajan/Ambre Nagruile/Tobacco Vanille/Interlude man
  65. Re: New Release : Jacques Bogart One Man Show Emerald Edition

    It is dry, clean and soapy, so that can come off as medicinal, but no mentholated eucalyptol overtones, no wetness, and unlike other modern bogarts, this one is not sweet at all, it is stern and...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Never tried this combo. Will try tommorrow. Thanks!
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Three faves, same as every humid month:

    Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
  68. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Haven't worn this one in awhile! Spicy Citrus aromatic potpourri perfection !
  69. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver mountain Water 16 sprays
  70. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver Mountain Water 18 sprays
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    Do you have a cellar/basement ? or wine fridge ? Either situation should greatly help to mitigate damages high humidity and near 80'F can cause.
  72. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Gorgeous bottle & packaging, but I feel it's composition, while good, is not worthy of the Purple Label line, which is one of my top 5 lines in the fashion world. Now that i think of it, I have...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Rasasi has it's winners and losers, their winners largely being derivative substitutes for ordinary days in colder/lower humidity weather, when top end polish & subtlety is lost in the sillage. Or...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    And more importantly, to the point of the thread, 2009 Windsor is my #1 fragrance of all time, but with a collection of over 250 fragrances, i will never go thru 1000ml, even with my heavy hand...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    oops wrong thread lol
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    GIT 18 sprays
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    Agreed.
    Low-quality, focus-grouped to death houses ... still do release some gems sometimes!
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    For all fellow Booster lovers, please try Beach Hut man by Amouage. You're welcome !
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    Czech & Speak No. 88

    of the ones you listed, the most apropos and "fitting in" would be Bois Du Portugal, smells like old money.
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    I'm the same way with certain birches and cades, and while that can go well with certain heavy or aromatic masculine fragrances ... I can't yet fully imagine how Amouage balanced it with dominant...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    To all those that have worn this multiple times ... just how close is it to modern Fahrenheit batches or Fahrenheit flankers ?
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    I think any post-2011 fragrance claiming Lime as a dominant theme, will dissapoint us who were used to pre-2011 citrus frags relying heavily on Citral, which has been regulated to 0.6% since 2011,...
  83. Re: Amouage Cirrus Rasasi Boruzz Creed Jardin D'Amalfi Bond & Creed caps

    Bump!
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    Re: Playful casual floral for older men

    Great safe pick.
    More that are playful in undertone yet still serious/classy enough for 40+:

    Buttoned up yet still optimistic, playful and floral: Royal mayfair
    Sharp and edgy yet still...
  85. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I commend such overspraying! I do that in sub-50' weather, if I'm gonna be outside.
  86. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver mountain water - 14 sprays
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    All the great Verbena scents have been emasculated since 2011.
    Citral limited to 0.6%

    green-glass flacon Selection Verte & Vintage Bowling green were great.
    No more.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    1. Amouage Hommage attar
    2. Windsor 1st Saks batch
    3. Windsor 2nd batch
    4. Royal Mayfair
    5. ADP Colonia Oud
    6. Czech & Speake No.88
    7. Hotel Costes
    8. Amouage Imitation man
    9. Amouage Opus V...
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    Re: Your most worn January 2019

    Either SMW or Royal Oud
  90. Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Because in 2011 Citral got limited to 0.6%

    Destroyed mid range greats like Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes, Goutal Eau D'Hadrien.
    Decimated timeless top-100 scents like CREED Selection Verte....
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Neither.
    But definitely leaning miss.
    Barely hit the edge of the target frame.
    But not the target itself.
    Nowhere near bullseye
  92. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Longevity is good, projection is lighter/quieter/less than a typical Amouage
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    Re: Masculine, Spiced Orange

    What fragrances would you most closely compare this to ?
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    Re: NEW: Amouage - Beach Hut Woman For Women!

    Having now smelled this in a less humid climate (originally smelled in miami), I must partially recind this statement. Beach Hut man is a playful, robust version of the infamous Lacoste Booster. ...
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    Re: Versace Eros.......Is It Really That Bad??

    Girls 18-34 really do truly love this one. Sorry fellas, it's true lol.
    I'm not a fan of either formula.
    Original - way too sweet
    Reforumlation - removed half of basenote candy sweetness, and...
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    Re: NEW: COACH - Platinum

    Peppery powdery CoachVentus has arrived!
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    Re: Similar to Creed Erolfa but better longevity

    Nothing is like Erolfa.
    Sorry to break it to you.

    Perhaps if you clarify which hour of wearing is your most prized time of wearing erolfa ?
  98. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Imitation Woman is far more interesting, loud, and "Amouage-y", it travels in many directions and changes character in distinct tempo/intervals. Not a fragrance one wearing can pin down, like...
  99. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    yeah Figment man is very much like a moldy greenhouse with animal vagrance in it, but the mold is still very alive and wet despite being doused with chlorine bleach and bayer/Monsanto...
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    Lacoste Booster Tropical Night EDP !
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