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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    Interesting, so would you say with oakmoss restrictions then it's pretty difficult for IFRA compliant designers to make "true" chypre frags? It seems like most new releases would be in their own...
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    Bleu de Chanel seems like one (bergamot, labdanum, resins, etc) and Aventus is at least marketed as one. I agree about TDH and Dior Homme possibly not fitting in, I just kind of threw those in...
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    Modern (designer) chypres?

    It seems this style has fallen mostly out of favor, no? I know that technically speaking, Bleu de Chanel and Aventus are both considered chypres, but what are some other mass market designer frags...
  4. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    I think Palmolive in the OP was emphasizing how Fahrenheit came about in a similar manner (it was essentially a synthesis of Michael Almairac and Jean-Louis Sieuzac's ideas which were left to mix...
  5. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/463857-A-serious-discussion-on-AI-machine-deep-learning-in-fragrance-production?highlight=ARTIFICIAL+INTELLIGENCE

    I made a thread about that here maybe three...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I just read on another website that 2019 bottles have the formula code 12948/A indicating yet another reformulation. Not sure how reliable this information is, but are any of you in Europe and can...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below /$ 25,=

    +1 Cool Water, Individuel, Azzaro Pour Homme

    I'll add Pino Silvestre (newest formulation), which is incredible, and like $12. Also, Azzaro Chrome Legend is up there too.

    Is anybody familiar...
  8. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    I think the OP is getting at this: What's stopping an (possibly incompettent, maybe tired/hungover) SA from accidentally putting a few too many drops of "aromachemical A" into the mix, therefore...
  9. Thread: fruty exotic

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    Re: fruty exotic

    Where are these available?
  10. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Oof is right, what on earth are they thinking?
  11. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Tin can may be more expensive than Beau de Jour actually. In any event I enjoy the square bottle.
  12. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    There are a couple bottles on Amazon right now, one of them is like $115. I got my bottle from there but not from either of those sellers.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Original, an underrated gem?

    I get about 7-8 hours out of it, so it's not terribly strong but I don't think I'd want this type of fragrance to be "beast mode" or anything like that. I wore it again today in pretty hot weather...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Original, an underrated gem?

    This stuff is so refreshing in the heat. I thought it would be too overwhelming and better for Autumn as it's quite woody and herbal but it's not the case. Seriously amazing juice. If anybody hasn't...
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    Re: anyone tried Haeckels?

    Why?
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Just one spray of the white shouldered formula to start things off.

    It's such a complex fragrance. There's a distinct chalky element, which is no doubt supposed to evoke the sun-soaked marble...
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    Re: Geo F. Trumpers Paisley

    I was curious about it too. I stumbled on that channel and they have great taste. I especially like their Top 5 Fougeres video
  18. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    100mL Azzaro Pour Homme, I've been exploring the classic aromatic fougeres lately.
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Green Irish Tweed would be my pick, I'd love to get it for cheap as you say you can lol. Seriously legendary fragrance, and without it it's doubtful that the majority of "fresh" fragrances we have...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Interesting, I love Annick Menardo and find Roma Uomo to almost be an oriental take on Cool Water, so I'll definitely be sniffing this out.



    Have you tried Belcam Blue Depths? That stuff is...
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    That's standard Creed MSRP as far as I know. You get what you pay for :)
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Congrats on the Fahrenheit, something about those older bottles seems way more esoteric and almost "mystical" than the newer more streamlined design.

    I ordered a bottle of Rive Gauche from Amazon...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I've just sent a follow up email asking them to clarify if it's a USA only discontinuation. I'll update once they respond back. They took about a week to get back to me when I originally asked about...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    So it seems like this is mostly a USA thing then. On their international (English) site, the USA is left off of the list in places to buy it.

    When I asked Dior about 2019 bottles of Fahrenheit...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    No, but close. I live in Long Island near Queens. I’ve been to Brooklyn though and there are even more of them over there!
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    That's what I assumed. Still, capitalism works in crazy ways, and like I said it's interesting to say the least that he's releasing countless fougeres over the past few years while there have been...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I know this is a troll reply, but it's got me thinking: Is it possible, since he was the creative director for Rive Gauche, that Ford still has some sort of rights to this. and he's trying to totally...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    How is the clear glass bottle with the green juice? Looking at it right now...

    Also I've seen that Luca Turin and a couple of other reviewers mention that Drakkar Noir shares some similarities,...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    YSL himself would probably roll over in his grave. If you read about it, the launch party was extravagant and it was touted as the most expensive male perfume ever made up until that point.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Not really, it's basically Jeremy spraying it on a bunch of people who then say "it smells good." At the end the guy chimes in and says it smells good again and it's up to you to decide if it's worth...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    It just makes me sad that 17 year old me didn’t immediately buy a tin can bottle of it when I first joined here and read over and over how much of a masterpiece it is. Unfortunately haven’t even...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Not really interested at all in trying this, especially because they had to discontinue La Collection Rive Gauche for it. Guess I have to get that one ASAP before prices skyrocket. Thank God Kouros...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I just got the cK All. On first impression, there's a big similarity in the floral notes, but the distinct peppery woodiness from Fragrance One is not there and it instead comes off a bit more...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Thanks Buysblind, I appreciate it! refer to around 7 minutes into this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_hF8PfkBxE

    As well as this article:...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    No problem, like I said I know it's easy to skim past as someone else on the last page did as well and thought it was just a rant, I had to point out that I reviewed it too hahah.

    It's a good...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I have a bottle of it and posted an extensive review on it on the page before this... don’t know why you would jump to conclusions like that lol

    102352

    I know I don't have an avatar and it was...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I'm doing some research for you guys who want to have an approximation of what this smells like but don't want to spend $200 or whatever ridiculous retail price it is now. I just sent away for a...
  39. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    Pino Silvestre Original
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    Re: Angel and Alien - great dry downs!!!

    I love Alien but the smell makes me depressed (for probably obvious reasons)...

    Never tested out Angel but I'm sure I'd know it if I smelled it.
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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    What does "dated" really mean?

    To me Pour un homme was always the upscale version of Mennen Skinbracer aftershave, which I actually still use pretty often. I don't think it's dated at all.

    I...
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    Can't believe nobody has mentioned the Acqua di Gio line. The whole line has a lot of jasmine in it.

    Just blind bought a bottle of cK All which is supposed to have a lot of paradisone in it, I'll...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Do you think he gave Erwin a sample?:smiley:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Yeah I realize it could've just seemed like a rant and easily skipped over because of the length :grin: Thanks though, I appreciate it!

    If I remember correctly, Acqua di Gio Absolu was quite...
  45. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Yeah, it seems like a stock reply that they just pasted "Green Irish Tweed fragrance" into the appropriate parts.

    I wonder how GIT smelled when it was launched in the 80s. It must have been...
  46. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    :grin:
  47. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    That crispness is another big factor in it. The whole fragrance is so dry and starchy, with some "alkaline" properties too. It's really beautiful and I'm wearing it again today.



    Woah! Was the...
  48. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    That is very weird, where did you hear that? It’s still up for sale on their official website and on Fragrancenet, which is where I got my bottle.
  49. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    My nose has developed a bit and while I do still smell some smoky sweet tonka and lavender in Fahrenheit, I no longer smell the barbershop qualities I thought were very prevalent (although there is a...
  50. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    My bad, I meant to write Buysblind. Sometimes my reading skills go out the window :grin:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What did you think of my review? Not very relevant?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    So, like I said earlier in the thread, I was a backer of this project for the memes and because I was genuinely interested in the technological implications of the fragrance. As of right now, it's...
  53. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I like wearing Kouros to the gym :D
  54. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    It must be rare when a reformulation actually makes a fragrance perform better, right? My bottle has a rich deep purple/violet colored juice also.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    What are some that you like, then?
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    Bought from Fragrancenet last year, iirc manufactured year was 2017. I’ll double check for you when I get home. *Update* Yup it was manufactured in October, 2017. Was there a reformulation that...
  57. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Wow this stuff has such excellent performance! I put a spray on my wrist and dabbed them together last night, and could still smell it projecting when I woke up. After my shower I could still smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

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    Prada- Amber Pour Homme
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I've never actually encountered anybody in real life who disliked the smell. At work, two sprays and my coworkers were asking what it is so they could check it out too. I showed Kouros to my friend...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    This is the first year I get to participate!

    The “top posters” really hate this juice on the other fragrance website... not sure why.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

    Jealous :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

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    Guy Laroche - Drakkar Noir
  63. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    This description seems much more in line with my own experience. In fact, I'm wearing Drakkar Noir today and Prada Amber almost seems like a super upscale, transparent or "crystalline" version of it...
  64. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Hmmm, my experience with saffron is that it's a very spicy flavor, whereas I'm getting an almost herbal greenness to the smell. Looking at the actual ingredients (not the notes) could it be the...
  65. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Hah I guess my nose is just broken then, or I'm associating the color of the juice too much.
  66. Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    I know it's not an officially listed note, and all of the advertising/note listings point towards a more chypre structure (bergamot, labdanum, patchouli), but do any of you get more of a...
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    My 2017 bottle lasts quite a bit longer than 6 hours total (what he describes) with only 2-3 sprays.. he may be spraying so much that it destroys the olfactory receptors.
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Thanks for the info. This company doesn't seem appealing to me, but to each his own. I've got CDNIM which was $28 when I first got it (obviously a bit more expensive now due to hype) which will...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Does this company list ingredients on their packaging? What else separates them from Alexandria, which is highly maligned here? It seems like they're selling clones at almost $2 USD/mL.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    It's no big deal, like The_Cologneist mentioned Fahrenheit is many of our favorite fragrances as it is mine as well. Any information I get from Dior themselves I will pass along here and like I said...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Yes it's clear now that I'm talking to a USA branch which is either misinformed or deliberately using sales tactics on me. Either way, it worked and I bought a 2018 bottle.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Hi Augustya, I've attached the screenshots here, I could forward you the email too if you wish. I'm not trying to send "panic waves," and neither would I lie about a subject like this. I'm just...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I’m referencing an email they sent me, which you can scroll up to read. If you could take a picture of the 2019 bottle batch code that would be great, it should start with 9. According to Dior...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    2015 I can understand as it's a completely different formula (as evidenced by a different formula code), which has a generic "designery" woody amber vanillic drydown. 2016 and 2018 are the same...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I got one reluctantly after I learned they aren't producing any more bottles. It's the same as my 2016 bottle for the most part, possibly marginally stronger as I had removed the sprayer on my first...
  76. Re: Best long lasting and projecting Citrus/Summer Frag?

    Current formula of Kouros is perfectly suited to a hot summer day. I bought mine while I was on vacation in Florida earlier this year, it smelled sublime by the poolside.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Bump, I'm wondering if anybody with more knowledge of the fragrance industry could weigh in on why they wouldn't be producing any new bottles in 2019. Thanks in advance
  78. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    Me too, I find it's actually a stinky 80's style fougere masquerading as this current '10's ambroxan bomb. I get a lot of dihydromyrcenol, strong patchouli, sour musk, and powdery/barbershoppy...
  79. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Where is this under $100?

    For the OP:
    Cool Water (and Blue Depths version)
    Azzaro Chrome Legend
    Montblanc Individuel
    Diesel Fuel for Life
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Just sprayed on some Azzaro Chrome Legend, this stuff has a very realistic ambergris accord. It smells like Creed quality, like Creed doing an Axe fragrance lol
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    101610
    Belcam - Blue Depths tonight and tomorrow (Tuesday)
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    Re: WaPo anti-perfume screed

    Most of the time I opt for louder fragrances on purpose. I like how it naturally enforces my personal space bubble. Don't like it, don't come near me :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

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    Re: Aventus is to pineapples as...

    I really tried hard to like Ultra Male. I don't get any pear at all from it, I just get a rebottled Aquolina Pink Sugar. The two fragrances smell identical to my nose
  85. Re: Are there any frags with more dihydromyrcenol than Cool Water?

    It's interesting because I got that same vibe from Polo as well as the very beginning of Yatagan...That very slight fleeting laundry freshness. I know Yatagan has a lavender note which I'm probably...
  86. Re: What would you buy(Fragrance) if Drake gave you a 10 piece dog to blow it at the mall

    :grin:

    To answer honestly, I'd get a deep vintage Fahrenheit, deep vintage Kouros, Green Irish Tweed, and then put the rest in savings.
  87. Thread: kouros

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    Re: kouros

    I can't find any deals like that on a sealed 50 mL on eBay. Everything seems to be well over what I would pay for a fragrance as I don't have that kind of money.. Oh well, probably going to stick...
  88. Thread: kouros

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    Re: kouros

    I'm interested in getting an old bottle now too! How much do they cost and where is the best place to get one?
  89. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    Nah. I just bought Belcam Cool Water and it actually seems to be of a higher quality then Davidoff's, contains real moss (which Davidoff does not) and is way stronger. I also enjoy Armaf's CDNIM and...
  90. Re: Are there any frags with more dihydromyrcenol than Cool Water?

    I just picked up Belcam Blue Depths for 9 bucks at Walmart, it's scratching that itch I had haha. I've been reluctant to check out Wings because I've heard a lot of negative things about how it's way...
  91. Thread: ...

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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) Resurfaces !!!

    Nope, they're referring to this fragrance:
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  92. Are there any frags with more dihydromyrcenol than Cool Water?

    Tried asking this question on another website, but it's not really a great topic of discussion for that particular community. I know the following fragrances have these levels of dihydromyrcenol:
    ...
  93. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    This
  94. Thread: kouros

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    Re: kouros

    Cool!
  95. Re: What cologne is Tyga wearing in the Taste video?

    probably Invictus or Eros. He's a true entrepreneur
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    I have a new bottle from this decade and the longevity is pretty good, pretty much all day (16+ hours). It becomes a skin scent after about two hours though.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

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  98. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    I actually got to try that Coach yesterday as one of my friends has it. It's a bit too sweet for me, kind of like a slightly sweeter version of Dylan Blue. They both have a pronounced shower-gel "Axe...
  99. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    As far as the modern overdosed ones, I really like Dylan Blue. It's like Axe showergel rendered in hi-definition and makes me feel really young even though I'm going on 27. However, I think Drakkar...
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    Re: Fragrance car air fresheners?

    Little Trees Black Ice is essentially pure dihydromyrcenol, so think Cool Water and Drakkar Noir. More on the Cool Water side. I got into my friends car a couple of months ago and he had a Black Ice...
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