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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Given the strength of Tribute, I recommend grabbing 1ml from somewhere like the perfumed court. This amount will last a surprisingly long time.
    There is nothing else like this marvelous attar :)
  2. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Looks pretty straight forward to me.

    No one has been admonished. People often refer to sellers on the site - no biggie. Sellers themselves aren't allowed to advertise themselves on threads - that...
  3. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    I'd buy another bottle of Puredistance M!
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    Aventus to me is unusual in that mode of application can make such a huge difference.

    When sprayed on skin only, it is a fairly mild smoky woody scent - described by someone when they smelled it...
  5. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    I reckon TV is closer to BtB However TV and Chergui are not that similar.

    Maybe TV for a straight up tobacco and Chergui for a more complex scent that contains a tobacco note.
  6. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    Yeah do it!!
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    Re: Creed Aventus or Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    NdN if you want something really special and unique.

    Aventus if you want to smell like everyone else ......................... on Basenotes .... ;-)
  8. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    So many great vetiver scents already mentioned.

    My favourites are:

    Givenchy Vetyver - a great fresh vetiver
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - strong and long lasting
    Sycomore - smoky and extraordinary...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    Carlo Corinto Vetiver - the purest bug spray note I've found.
    HdP Petroleum - Yep it does.....
    Dior Leather Oud - it does smell like burning oud wood, but not the good stuff.
    Black Afgano - No...
  10. Thread: Pure Distance M

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    Re: Pure Distance M

    On the other hand, in general, you get what you pay for. I haven't found a cheapie that comes close to the finesse and beauty of M.
    Some have suggested vintage Bel Ami is close, but it isn't cheap...
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    Re: Oud - Where to start

    Basically, your synthetic ouds come in two main flavours: very woody, such as Tom Ford Oud Wood and Dior Leather Oud; and bandaid-y, such as the Montales, M7, NdN. To me the Montales are very sharp...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Puredistance M
    Habit Rouge L'Extrait
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    HDP Casanova 1725
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense reformulated review.

    I find the citrus mixed with cocoa in LIDGE jarring. DHI is sweeter and richer. I don't think any of the versions of DHI are feminine - it's just that some people find the iris note a little make-up...
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    Sticky: Re: Is it possible this is a fake Creed?

    A loose top - it's legit! ;-)
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    I don't want to be without:
    Puredistance M
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Extrait
    Chanel Sycomore
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Histories De Parfum Casanova 1725
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Cartier...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Puredistance M
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Extrait
    Chanel Sycomore
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Histories De Parfum Casanova 1725
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Cartier Declaration
    Givenchy Vetyver...
  17. Poll: Re: Poll: Can only afford one of these, which should I get?

    Another vote for Jubilation XXV! DHI is pretty nice though.....
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    Re: creed toilet water?

    Creed toilet water?

    ......maybe it is.... ;)
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    Hey you might even get laid!!!
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    Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    I would recommend yes to fragrance and no to bikram "yoga" - problem solved! ;-)
  21. Thread: Pure Distance M

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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I don't detect much in the way of cumin (or cardamon) - more cinnamon as the spice. Certainly it does not resemble Declaration.
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    I agree that Avignon has a great strong incense note, but can be overpowering.

    I found Armani Prive - Bois d'Encens to have the great incense (Frankincense) note but smoother, more complex and...
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    +1 for Armani Prive - Bois d'Encens . A lovely incense with pepper.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Agree.. To me a fairly linear scent of tobacco and vanilla - both stay strong for the life of the scent. I worry sometimes that people might buy this as a primarily vanilla scent - not realizing...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Both great tobacco scents - if the OP is getting a good deal on B2B, then perhaps that could be the decider :)
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    Re: Do you really care for your fragrances?

    I only wear fragrances that I really want to smell. Everyday is precious, so I don't just put something on - I choose and then I enjoy :)
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    The biggest challenge with this scent is getting hold of it! To have it shipped to Oz, I would have to join and go through a third party shipping organisation - hassle.. I eventually just ordered a...
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    Re: Musk, some sort of wood, and Vetiver

    For a different take - Frederick Malle French Lover - a green vetiver with incense, pepper and woods, with a hint of musk - it is very green though - quite unlike Encre Noir in that respect.
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    +1 on this one :)
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    It is similar to MR and very nice. As much as I like MR (and I enjoy the cloves and musk) - I can't deny that this is so much better value.
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I like a nice vetiver for bed. Givenchy Vetyver is nice and fresh and relaxing. Malle's Vetiver extraordinaire I find intoxicating and soothing.
  32. Re: Do you wear pure oud oil to work in the office?

    Good quality Borneo Ouds are friendly. I wear them and I work in close proximity to other people - no problem. Generally Borneo's don't project that much either. I have also worn a very high quality...
  33. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    Puredistance M. I think the price scares people away from even trying it!

    However, you can get a sample at luckyscent for around the same price per ml as by the bottle and the sample will last a...
  34. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    Hmmmm - under-rated and not already mentioned - no I can't.

    I would add though Cartier Declaration Essence and Givenchy Vetyver - both awesome :)
  35. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    New Aventus thread
    And some think it is fishy
    But now Hai Ku art!

    Thanks @toughcool for introducing me to Hai Ku!
  36. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Well MI goodness I tried -but they told me to GIT lost!!
  37. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    So I headed off to work yesterday at the Creed Utility Research Kitchen. I grabbed my bottle of Aventus (the really big one) and put it in my pants pocket (I don't like the smell, but I do like the...
  38. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Women looove fake pineapple!
  39. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Most recent full bottle - 100ml Puredistance M - no regrets at all - all time favourite!

    That's just as well because I can't afford any more bottles for a while as a result! ;)
  40. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    I've bought a few testers without caps and it bugs me. It's one of those things - just gotta sit with the feelings - a spritz can help! :)
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    LIDGE
    GIT
    MI
    Aventus
    Bois D Portugal

    Also, I went through a huge vetiver stage - trying many. I read the vetiver redux thread here on BN, where the OP carefully went through and tested many...
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    Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    And another recommendation for 1725. A wonderful modern fougere!
  43. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    Hell yeah! If I'm going to spend money on smelling nice, and for that matter smelling nice for me, I don't want to smell like everyone else, I don't want to wear anything I don't like the smell of,...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur and Meharees

    I agree that they are similar but not identical. Much more silage and projection with MR, more cloves and more musk. Meharees is quite nice though kinda MR Light. The important thing is not to rub...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    The OP didn't ask for what people hate. Just because people don't like Creed does not make them "haters". Just because people like Creed doesn't mean those who don't are "haters" - get a grip!
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    Re: Hey guys. My own personal batch of Aventus

    You've inspired me to mix all of my Creeds together in one bottle - I'll call it McCreed!
    I wonder if it would smell any different to any of them individually?
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    Re: Favorite Wood Fragrances

    Another vote for Fille en Aiguilles!
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    If you associate iris, cocoa or vanilla with a woman's make up bag then so be it. This stuff smells like the aforementioned and women love it as do many men :)
  49. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    Haha - It's funny how we can like or dislike whole houses. Other than Vintage Tabarome, I haven't found a Creed I like. I generally like Guerlains (except LIDGE) and Amouage covers the spectrum for...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    You can trade in the acrid note for earthy with Cartier Declaration, or with clean and fresh with Malle Bigarade Concentree. All three created by Jean-Claude Ellena. TdH is good - but these other...
  51. Re: Recommendation from the house of Amouage, Creed or Guerlain

    I couldn't agree more! Listen to this man!
    Forget the ubiquitous Creed stuff.
    These five are all awesome and project discernment and taste. I would go further though - Just get Puredistance M! It...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Whats the hype about?

    I get more cinnamon than clove with MR, along with a very approachable musk (much more approachable than MKK - which I also like very much), and vanilla. Having said that though - there is clove...
    ...
  53. Re: Sequoia, Artek, Kyoto, Wonderwood, and TdH Parfum

    I recommend sampling Puredistance M. It's not woods, but has a smoky spices and incense, a super smooth leather, vetiver and vanilla. So it has elements of some you have mentioned, but I suggest it...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tobacco?

    I'm with the OP and voted Fumerie Turque.

    I also love Tribute attar and Tobacco Vanille. Now that someone has reminded me of it, Volutes is pretty awesome too - reminds me of Chergui...
  55. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Puredistance M! Perfect scent, perfectly balanced perfect notes with perfect longevity, sillage and projection!

    Oh yeah - perfect smell :)
  56. Re: Do you guys think Chanel Sycomore and Creed Royal Oud is similar?

    And another - no similarities I can discern :)
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    Re: FragranceX is down since some days ago

    works for me, and I just received an email from them..

    Have you run your virus checker?
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    Hey - Talisker 18y/o and coke is my favourite drink! Only kidding ;)
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    I have a bottle (6ml) of Mysore sandalwood oil, and had not investigated sandalwood fragrances until recently. I like some (Tam Dao) and not so much others (Santal Noble, Creed). However, as others...
  60. Re: Like certain records Are Scents at first disliked eventually loved?

    I have a bag of 100+ samples that I like to revisit from time to time and am always pleased when I find something I didn't think I liked the first time that has now become intriguing or better. Some...
  61. Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    I find them similar and prefer 1725 - a little sweeter with the amber base and more powdery. I find IB too loud and sharp.
  62. Re: What fragrance gives you a fully satisfying experience?

    Right now and for the past month it is Puredistance M - This is the most satisfying fragrance I have yet tried - It's leathery, powdery, spicy and all in complete harmony. I'm ignoring even my...
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    Re: I Have a Proposition

    I think you are all missing the point! .... and that is that there is little discernable difference between pre and post reformulation DHI! Sheeeesh...
  64. Re: Help ! Citrus-Green-woody fragrance reccomandations

    I second both Malle French Lover and Chanel Sycomore - both fantastic!
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    Re: Nice weather we are having!

    Hello peoples. Fragrancenet have had Amouage on sale today for totally ridiculous prices. By the time I got there all that was left was Gold for Woman - for $52 for 100ml unboxed!!!!!!!!!

    Be quick...
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    Re: Can I get a little help here...please?

    Just a note on TV. It is often talked about as a vanilla frag, and I've read some people who experience it as vanilla prominent rather than tobacco. My experience is of a linear scent that is sweet...
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    Re: Vettiveru (Blind Buy?)

    It's a very nice vetiver scent, but it is not strong at all - comes in a splash bottle. So the value is ok but not great as you need to use more.
  68. Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    To remind yourself how amazing fragrances can be: Puredistance M

    To shock you out of your sloth - Dior Leather Oud

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I just love Puredistance M - sweet leathery spiciness :)
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Habit Rouge EDP - Everywhere benefits from style and grace.

    Puredistance M - Wherever I go - the world's a better place.

    :)
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    Re: Which histoires de parfums to try?

    +1 for 1725, 1740 and Ambre 114 - all awesome!
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    This. ^

    I also agree with a previous poster that Creed is a gateway brand. When first getting into fragrances, it is hard not to be pulled into the hype (and yes, threads like this play into the...
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    Re: Any good tasty night out scents?

    Whoa look out! Some mighty tasty suggestions there!
    I would add though Musc Ravageur - delicious and well - you make it masculine!
  74. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    ^ Just a slight tweak on this ^

    Habit Rouge EDP
    Puredistance M
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: Help: a fougere for Spring?

    Another niche - but it's great - HdP 1725 Casanova. I great fresh modern fougere - much more refined and smooth than Rive Gauche, with some citrus up top, and lavender and vanilla for much of the...
  76. Re: creamy vanilla or caramel frag for the warmer weathers

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille is a nice caramelly vanilla with a little spice.
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    Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    Puredistance M starts with a bergamot citrus accord - quickly moving to a cinnamon and leather but much more complex. Ok, the citrus is fleeting, but this is such a great scent I don't care - and...
  78. Re: CREED Tabarome / Bois D Portugal WHICH LASTS LONGER

    Oh yeah it is a great one! Very hard to find now and very expensive - but one of the best tobacco frags imo :)
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    Poll: Re: *Revised* Where NOT to wear fragrances

    One must always be conscious of the environment and those around you - such as in the case of air travel. If one is is considerate of such factors, then it is merely a question of choosing the...
  80. Re: CREED Tabarome / Bois D Portugal WHICH LASTS LONGER

    Hey HDDP - that is an awesome list of scents you have there!

    To OP - I would definitely sample the Tabarome rather than blind buy. These two are not very similar.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial Mystery

    The melon top notes can disappear pretty quickly, leaving the basenotes, which I find pretty unpleasant. It's nice for the first minute or so......
  82. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    I would recommend calling paypal and telling them what happened. They can be really helpful. I had a complex problem (not with fragrance), and paypal sorted it out quickly and effectively. Can't hurt...
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    Re: Cuir Beluga vs. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    It's a tough one. SDV is not an in your face scent - it is a beautiful vanilla - but fairly one dimensional - or should I say - linear. so i see what you mean by boring. i don't think it's...
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    Ok well here's to the power of BN - watched the movie today after reading this thread!

    I don't doubt that the book would be better than the film, but not having read the book, the movie was quite...
  85. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    Hey just add some pineapple juice and that would be Aventus!

    - - - Updated - - -



    Hahahahaha ROFL!! I just watched the clip - that's just sooooooooooooooo classy! Lol!!!
  86. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    Musc Ravageur - a little bit of skanky and something to sweeten it up - plus good silage and projection - seems like it would suit perfectly!
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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens Borneo or Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    Again - I don't see these as even remotely similar - patchouli and cocoa vs huge sweet floral.

    I actually like Black Orchid more, but can't really wear it myself (prefer it on a woman). I would...
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    As long as the movie isn't a reformulation of the book!
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    I have an updated list:

    1. A Signature Scent:..........................Puredistance M
    2. A Work Scent:................................Puredistance M
    3. A Going Out Scent:...
  90. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    Puredistance M - Pure luxury - leather without being overwhelming. A timeless classic - and yet modern!
    HdP 1725 Casanova - Fantastic modern fougere - fresh and powdery in all the right ways...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    SL Fumerie Turque is a nice tobacco - also with a honey note - but very different to TV (which smells like tobacco to me).

    Creed Vintage Tabarome is an awesome tobacco fragrance too.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Hermes (other than Terre d'Hermes)

    Another vote for Vetiver Tonka. :)
  93. Re: What chocolate-based cologne has gotten you the most female compliments?

    Hmmmm - Haha you got me - I haven't tried it! I might make a detour at lunchtime tomorrow and see if I can sample it - and chocolate greedy - that does sound chocolaty! :)
  94. Re: Complete this list: Rive gauche PH, Azzaro PH ...

    Maybe Creed Bois Du Portugal to go a little upmarket.
  95. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    +1 for Volutes! It's like an even more delicious Chergui!! :) I would previously have said Philosykos - but it s just so ..... figgy!
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    Re: Scents that girls love? "panty droppers"

    Look guys, I think you are all being way too cynical.

    There may be fragrances that cause a particular woman to perhaps shake uncontrollably so much so that her panties shake loose and fall down....
  97. Re: What chocolate-based cologne has gotten you the most female compliments?

    Haha I'm with your sister! This discordant citrus + Cocoa is so not chocolate or even nice. From the makers of Derby and Jicky and SDV and Tonka Imperial - and even the soapy Guerlain Vetiver - I...
  98. Thread: Ambre 114: Wow!

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    Re: Ambre 114: Wow!

    I agree - 114 and Ambre Sultan are quite different - both nice. AS is much more spicy and opulent, and, as stated, 114 is more nuanced and easy to wear. 114 is my favourite amber.
  99. Re: What chocolate-based cologne has gotten you the most female compliments?

    I find LIDGE to be citrus and cocoa - but not chocolate per se.
  100. Re: What is similar or better than Amouage Tribute Attar?

    Tribute is pretty unique imo. Have fun! :)
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