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  1. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    The most classic scents were/are great because they used high quality ingredients that were not expensive at that time.

    There are many perfumers that make impossible things possible such as making...
  2. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    Most classic scents like Antaeus, Egoiste, Fahrenheit, Eau Sauvage and Kouros are much better and more special than 99,99% of niche fragrances.

    Don´t forget that many niche fragrances are made by...
  3. Re: Dior Fahrenheit poor sillage and longevity.

    LVMH and Dior should just care for Eau Sauvage and Fahrenheit.
    They are not made for profits, but for real men who care for its tradition, history and value.

    Up to now, there has never been a big...
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    Re: best projection and long lasting fragrance

    He says he wants to spend round about 40€ and you suggest a fragrance, that costs 185€ in European countries...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    If Egoiste and Fahrenheit were discontinued, then their pricee would be as high as Jean Patou pour Homme or much higher than that.

    So many people claim Jean Patou pH is the best male fragrance...
  6. Thread: Egoiste

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    Re: Egoiste

    It is easy to wear Egoiste, if you are an egoist ;).

    Egoiste is the best marketed fragrance for men ever and it is one of the best male fragrances ever made (Top 5 for sure next to Jean Patou pour...
  7. Thread: Egoiste

    by Temptation
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    Re: Egoiste

    Don´t waste your time to find the vintage version.
    The vintage version is deeper and more powerful, but the difference is not huge.

    Jacques Polge is the master and he was responsible for the...
  8. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    VIW for kids and MI for gentlemen. I would go for SMW if you consider a purchase of Creed for summer.
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    Re: Pure Distance Black

    Puredistance is with MDCI the best and most respected house IMO at the moment.
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    Re: Pure Distance Black

    If you like it, you should try Serge Noire.
  11. Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    TFPB is a good line, but all of them are overpriced IMO.
    They are mostly based on classic scents like Halston, M7 etc.

    I don´t think they are innovativ. Having said that, they are soulless and...
  12. Re: Perfume with high powerful silage/projectivity ? ( longetivity not a concern)

    -Black Aoud
    -Fierce
    -Aventus
    -VC&A pH
    -Puredistance M
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    Re: The Mighty MDCI...

    IB is overall the better fragrance than Sartorial. However, IB costs 215€ and Satorial costs round about 75€! (for 50ml) and 105€ (for 100ml).

    There is a huge difference between their prices.
    ...
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    Re: The Mighty MDCI...

    If you like IB, then you should try Sartorial.

    I like Sartorial more, because it is less complexe than IB and lighter.

    I am glad that you love MDCI.

    Cheers!
  15. Re: What's so good about Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille

    Most creations like TV from the privat blend lines are good, but not special and soulless.

    TFPB lines have copied many classic scents like M7, Halston fragrances etc..

    Tobacco Vanille is good,...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Is Lucas Sieuzac (Perfumer of Reflection Man) the son of Jean-Loius Sieuzac (created Opium pH, Bel Ami, Fahrenheit etc.)?

    If yes, then Lucas must be sometimes in the shadow of his father´s...
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    Epice Marine vs. Sel Marin

    What to wear when I take a walk on the beach or sea?
  18. Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    I cannot detect oakmoss by wearing new Eau Sauvage.

    It is all about the citrus smell.

    The new Eau Sauvage lasts less than 2 hours on my skin. Pity that such a great perfume doesn´t last long...
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    Re: Rick Owens Fragrance (Francis Kurkdjian)

    Having used some pairs of Rick Owens´ creations, I would say that his perfume will smell like Yatagan, M or Bel Ami.

    It must be dark, leathery, dark woody, cold etc..

    If he wants his creations...
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    Re: Rick Owens Fragrance (Francis Kurkdjian)

    The launch date?
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    Poll: Re: Battle Of Summer Fragrances

    APOM is also nice in the summer.

    APOM in the afternoon and LNpH in the night
  22. Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    most people outside of BN do not know what Creed is..
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    Poll: Re: Battle Of Summer Fragrances

    You can try cocobello, Sel Marin and MI .
  24. Re: MI vs. VIW for Ibiza, Mallorca, Venice Beach and Miami

    I tested MI and VIW side by side.
    They are gorgeous, but I find mature people (40+) cannot really wear VIW somehow.

    The coconut note is an overkill and smells very young to me.
  25. MI vs. VIW for Ibiza, Mallorca, Venice Beach and Miami

    Which one would you wear in these locations?
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    Re: ROJA parfums anyone?

    Roja Dove seems to usw highest ingredients, but to fail by composing them.
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    Re: Just Went Blind On Caron Pour Un Homme!

    Caron PuH is one of the best male fragrances ever made.
    Do yourself a favor, buy and enjoy this fragrance.
    If you really love fragrances, then you could never imagine a collection without Caron...
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    Re: Search for a New Summer Scent: Creed

    Aventus is also good.
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    Re: Why is Creed Aventus so hyped up?

    Aventus is just hyped up in this online community and not in the mass market.

    Even if there are many members from any countries, they are just a fractional part of 7 bio. people.

    I have never...
  30. Offer Puredistance M 60ml (Not used!!!) in Germany

    Hello.

    I am offering my Puredistance M 60ml. Completely new and the box is also available.

    Originally, I bought it in Germany for 289€ last month.

    I haven´t used this yet.

    I would like to...
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    Hmm..In the 80´s we had power scents.

    Does VC&A pour Homme also count?

    It was made in 1978, but is has the similar character.
  32. Re: my take on fragrances being "too expensive"

    They are not expensive. I cannot afford them....
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    Oakmoss completely banned by IFRA

    The German online community www.parfumo.de still tries to submit a petition to the EU.

    Are there any possibilites to protest against the regulation from the BN´s standpoint?

    This regulation is...
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    Re: These pictures remind you on.....

    Picture 1: APOM, Eau Sauvage, Sel Marin, ADP, MI, South Bay, Terre

    Picture 2: Kouros, Antaeus, D&G pH

    Picutre 3: Shalimar, Jicky, Duro, Absinthe

    Picture 4: SMW, Aventus, CC No.1 or X
    ...
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    These pictures remind you on.....

    which fragrance?

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  36. Re: Wearing Invasion Barbare for the First Time in many Months....

    IB was reformulated once in 2010 (Thank you, IFRA)..

    But the reformulation was successful.

    I had the first version of IB (bought in 2007) and my current sample (from 2012).

    They smell really...
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    I forgot to mention:

    -Dia Woman
    -Bois d´Iris.
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    Your favorite fragrances by JCE?

    For me: -Terré D´Hermés edt/edp
  39. Re: Wearing Invasion Barbare for the First Time in many Months....

    Let´s see how IB and CP will be reformulated in the future...
  40. Bought and tested Jean Patou pour Homme Original.

    I had the opportunity to buy an original Jean Patour Pour Homme for 200€ (Tester).

    I find it similar with Aramis Tuscany.

    Am I the only one that thinks so?
  41. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    MDCI perfumes are incredible!!!!

    I also love the flexibility of Mr. Marchal.

    I wonder how he can answer every question of customers!

    He also makes his bottles (not only bust!) himself.
    ...
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Read the book before you watch the movie.

    The ending in the book is way different than that of the movie.

    I think the perfume must be something with rose, right? :cheesy:
  43. Re: IFRA & all that... latest. Your opinions/ advice

    Actually, you cannot compare the perfume market with the painting market.

    The painting market is just a "closed" society. It means: Either you can afford this hobby or you never start with that....
  44. Re: IFRA & all that... latest. Your opinions/ advice

    When perfumers have to work with limited ingredients, it will be tough. Maybe, it will be more difficult to create great fragrances than pre-IFRA.

    There will be great modern masterpieces. I am...
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    Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    The original version was created by Jacques Polge (Chapeau!!! THE masterpiece!!!) and Jacques Polge had reformulated all of the versions.

    So I am sure that he tried to reformulate without...
  46. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    I have the newest version of Kouros.

    I had the vintage version, too.

    But the current version still rocks!!!!!!!!!!

    Kouros is in the olympus of male fragrances with Derby, Patou Pour Homme...
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    Re: My collection

    At first, I have to get Aramis JHL.

    I was born in 1987. I love 80´s scents.

    Derby, Antaeus, Kouros, Bel Ami and JHL.

    I had the opportunity to get Jean Patou Pour Homme for 200€.

    It was...
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    Re: My collection

    Thank you.

    DHI or DH has the potential to be one of classic scents in the future (My opinion).

    I like DHI a lot.

    I will test several fragrances from SL.

    Thank you.
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    My collection

    Hey!

    -Puredistance M (Honestly, I regret a little bit that I bought this one)
    -Derby (Vintage)
    -Bel Ami
    -Eau D´Hermés
    -Kouros
    -Antaeus
    -Egoiste
    -Eau Savauge
  50. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Probably, every perfumer is forced to reformulate or create another one because of the IFRA restriction.

    I want a creation that a perfumer really wants to make.

    I hope that JCE will do a good...
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    Re: Vintage or modern perfume

    I like and love classic fragrances (Coriolan, Derby, Bel Ami, Antaeus, Eau D´Hermés etc.) more than modern fragrances such as DHI.

    I find that vintage fragrances have more character, personality...
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, YSL and other traditional houses have history, tradition and masterpieces, BUT

    They are not really innovativ anymore because most of them belong to a big company or tycoon....
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    Invasion Barbare or Reflection Man?

    First of all, I wish you all the best in 2014!

    I know that they are different from each other.

    Originally, I wanted to buy MI Creed. I think it smells good, but when I consider the price of MI,...
  54. Re: Interview with Christopher Chong of Amouage

    I would have wanted to ask him why Beloved Woman and Man are his limited/special editions.

    And...what kind of conecpt does he have for the future (for Amouage)?
  55. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    @joe

    Which brand is Bugatti (most prestige car brand ever) of the perfume brands?
  56. Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    Mine would be either MDCI or Puredistance (or maybe vintage Guerlain and not Guerlain under LVMH).
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Anything..

    You have to spray + 15.
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    Re: Most Satisfying Fragrance

    My most satisfying fragrances are Derby and M.

    They remind me of smell of old clothes in my father´s wardrobe.
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    Re: Puredistance Black

    @deadidol

    Which Mr. Lies´ fragrances are more impressive for you?
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    Re: Puredistance Black

    Black is wonderful and I just smell a little vibe of Epic from Amouage, but Black is deeper and more sensual.

    Nevertheless, it is also a disappointment, because it never projects.

    If you are...
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    Re: Joining the Vintage Club

    I bought the original Derby (not used and 100ml) in my local store, which has existed for over 20 years.

    The price was 125€.

    My store also has Jean Patou Pour Homme (Original and unused), but...
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    Re: Is it just me or does Tobacco Vanille.....

    Having used TV for over 2 years, I have to say that this fragrance was wonderful and delicious at first, but time after time, this is boring and souless.

    I sold my TV.
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    Re: Your Dream Fragrance

    The mai problem: Nobody will buy this :D..
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    Re: I tested Beloved Man again.

    BM just smells different on everyone´s skin.

    Many bloggers also stated the different development on other people´s skin.

    I don´t get any floral notes on my skin.

    On my skin, I only get...
  65. Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    If you love modern Guerlain fragrances and Homme L´eau Boisee, then you should get the bottle.

    Since Guerlain has been owned by LVMH, Guerlain creates only poor fragrances to me.

    Guerlain is...
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    I tested Beloved Man again.

    I really love the smell of BM.

    It is unusual and different from any other Amouage fragrances.

    The opening is a littlbe bit sweet, but not too sweet, so that my nose feels comfortable with the...
  67. How do you know that a scent is just perfect for you?

    Based on the smell without considering the longevity and sillage at first?

    Based on the longevity and the sillage on your skin?

    I have a sample of Beloved for Men from Amouage.

    I sprayed on...
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    Re: Roja Dove's Fetish

    I had the opportunity to test several fragrances made by Roja Dove.

    But I was not impressed.

    M is the only one I really love and adore.

    Funny, that Roja Dove made a masterpiece for another...
  69. Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    You do think that M is not strong enough, but believe me that M leaves a strong scent in your area.

    People may not smell the scent directly on you, but they will notice that something is in the...
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    ?? worse without hesitation although you haven´t tried it so far?

    How can you determine that? Because a reformulated version is always worse according to BN?

    I don´t get it....
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    Thanks.

    The largest store of Hermés is far far away from my city.

    Not every Hermés boutique offers this scent....


    Well.

    Eau D´Hermés is EDC originally and it is a moderate scent.
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    Eau D´Hermés

    Hello.

    Eau D´Hermés seems to be an understatement for perfumistas.

    I would like to test this scent, but it is really hard to get this.

    I know that it is not discontinued, but it is almost...
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    Re: Songe d'un Bois d'Ete Guerlain

    I tested it. Not impressed by this one like other exclusiv lines of Guerlain.
  74. Re: The strong influence of Chanel Antaeus in niche masculine fragrances

    Who knows?

    when reading the interview with the founder Jan Ewoud Vos, he told that Anataus has been worn by him for 30 years.

    He may have given the advice to Roja Dove that Puredistance M...
  75. Re: The strong influence of Chanel Antaeus in niche masculine fragrances

    Thank you for your advice.

    I think Antaeus is similar to Puredistance M.
  76. Re: The strong influence of Chanel Antaeus in niche masculine fragrances

    I have to test Antaeus again to find out whether Puredistance M is similar to Antaeus.
  77. Poll: Re: I am going to a formal engagement party. what to put on?

    If you have no problem to purchase another fragrance, then Puredistance M would be the winner.

    I wrote a review about M. At that time, I was not impressed enough to buy a full bottle of M, but the...
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    Layering Puredistance M with Aventus

    Okay okay...

    Please, don´t be upset, because I oped a thread about Aventus.
    I know that there are many threads about Aventus.

    Because I really like to risk something, I tried to spray M with...
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    Re: Whats the longest lasting modern cologne?

    Interlude for Men.
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    Re: Is it just me or does Tobacco Vanille.....

    Tobacco Vanille is well-blended and smells really good.

    The combination of tobacco and vanilla is perfect. I can smell tobacco with vanilla even after 5 hours.

    It is not cloying and I need...
  81. I tested Beloved for Men and Puredistance M

    Hello,

    I was really excited before testing Puredistance M and Beloved for Men.

    I cannot compare M with Beloved, because it is like apple and orange.

    Puredistance M is the first scent I start...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    What I would really like to know is why Amouage brought relatively many fragrances in 2012 and 2013 (especially in 2013) at the same time?

    Beloved Men/Women, Fate Men/women and Opus VI and VII are...
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    By Kilian nowadays

    I really enjoy some of fragrances.
    By Kilian is a successful niche scent house, which has an attractive owner.

    But nowadays, the development of this house is falling down.

    The best creations...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs. Chypre Palatin

    As I opened my thread, I already tested them.

    What I really wanted to know is what others think about the both fragrances.

    As I stated, these fragrances are different from each other.

    I...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    I expect a lot from Lyric Man.

    After testing Homage Attar, I thought that Amouage seems to handle really well with rose...

    I am really excited because Lyric Man seems to be igorance in this...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    After taking a shower, I can smell Interlude easily..

    Insane that this longevity beats the longevity of TV.
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    I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Hello,

    I tested Jubilation XXV and Interlude for men at the same time.

    I wore Interlude on my right wrist and JXXV on my left wrist.

    The longevity of Interlude is monstery. I wore it at 5 PM...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs. Chypre Palatin

    Invasion Barbare is a must if you love French fragrances.

    In my opinion, the characteristc of the city Paris would be Invasion Barbare.

    Just lovely, beautiful, romantic and classic.
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs. Chypre Palatin

    You should get a sample. It is always a pleasure to test everything of MDCI Paris.
  90. Re: Where to purchase Tuscan Leather in Austria??

    Go to Munich (Germany).

    Munich is a beautiful city and it is worth travelling.

    Get TL in Munich..
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs. Chypre Palatin

    Thank you for your quick reply.

    the longevity is great. Amouage has always been a scent that smells long on my skin.

    Chypre Palatin is also great. I can smell it after 8 hours.

    Yes, the dry...
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    Jubilation XXV vs. Chypre Palatin

    Hello.

    I opened a thread "Invasion Barbare vs. Chypre Palatin".

    Finally, I tested Chypre Palatin and I had the opportunity to test Jubilation XXV, too.

    These both fragrances were created by...
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    Re: Invasion Barbare vs. Chypre Palatin

    Thank you for your reply.

    I don´t own a PP Calatrava (working hard for that). It was just my imagination.

    I used a sample of IB and I really liked it.

    I once tested CP on a paper.. It is not...
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    Invasion Barbare vs. Chypre Palatin

    These fragrances have been high-end fragrances with PureDistance M, which I don´t really like (I think I don´t like leather scents at all).

    Which of these both fragrances could fit in a man who...
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    APOM pour homme

    It is simply amazing.

    When I applied one spray, I felt really comfortable with this scent, because it remind me on being on a Californian beach every shiny day..

    I am still glad, that this...
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    Rocabar is so underrated here.

    When I tested Rocabar made by Hermes, I thought it was beautiful and stunning.

    Rocabar as a designer fragrance has better qualities than most niche fragrances IMO.

    I can recommand everyone to...
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Most US-American athletes have the potential to be better than Europeans due to their physical strenghs and you should never forget that US-sportmarket has waaaaay more money than any other European...
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    What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    He said in his interview with GQ that he doesn´t wear fragrances, but likes face creams.

    Which fragrances would fit in Jose Mourinho and his personality if he would wear fragrances?


    My...
  99. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    Since I have tested Tierra del Fuego, I thought Aventus was just a waste of money.

    Get TdF by La Martina and save 200$$.

    TdF smells exactly like Aventus. Tdf is only lighter and softer.

    TdF...
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    Tierra del Fuego = Aventus?

    Tierra del Fuego is available in Germany and I have already heard that it smells as Aventus.

    Has anyone tried TdF made by La Martina?

    How are the longevity and sillage?

    Are there any (small)...
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