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  1. Re: This Aventus sub forum has been a suprising success

    I for one have been enjoying the sub forum. Lively discussion about newer and older fragrances with some less talked about fragrances getting playtime in the main male frag forum. There's nothing...
  2. Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    I actually like the idea. Have a "safe" version and then come back with something more wearable, but along the lines of Eau Sauvage Parfum. Would like it even more if they released them at the same...
  3. Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    I agree.


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  4. Re: Is the original Acqua Di Gio still better than all its flankers?

    Essenza has a blood/iron smell to it that I can't stand, but the overall quality is better than the original. Because of that accord I would chose the bright citrus of the original over the warm...
  5. Thread: Gucci Envy

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    Re: Gucci Envy

    $100 to $150 for a 3.4 oz. I've had 2 bottles and one had already turned and the second had most of the top notes burned off. If it wasn't NIB I wouldn't touch it.


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  6. Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    Doesn't Dior Homme Eau get compared to BdC, Fierce, MB Legend, and PE? Hmmmm...no mention of any similarities with DHE, but a lot of comparisons to these 4.


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    Bergamotto Marino

    I'm not sure why people are complaining about longevity when #1 this is an EdC or traditional type EdC's and #2 it's obviously a summer fragrance. It lasts longer on my skin than MI which is an EdP...
  8. Re: Designer clone for Dior Homme Sport 2008

    If you're looking for a ginger based fragrance then don't bother. If you want something similar buy DHC 2013. I found Mont Blanc Starwalker to be a nice cheap citrus/woody. Burberry Sport and Chrome...
  9. Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    I haven't smelled it yet, but I suspect neither has many of the people who posted reviews about it on fragrantica.


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    Re: Bergamotto Marino

    Thanks for sharing this Lomaniac. What a bargain on a great fragrance.


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  11. Re: Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    I agree. This should be moved to the shameless self promotion forum.


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  12. Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    Why not just go on EBay or any decant site and buy what you want without the monthly fee. Better yet go to a retail store if it's designer. Genius...pfft..


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  13. Re: dior homme eau anything that smells the same but has better projection and longevity?

    Dior Homme Sport 2012 is what you're looking for. Has the iris of Eau with a much better dry down. Isn't a beast on projection and longevity, but very few summer fragrances are.


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    Re: Dior Homme differences over the years?

    I also get a lot of ambrette in the non vintage versions. The cacao note smells like it got the same pear treatment as DHI.


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  15. Re: Why was Guerlain Homme L'Eau discontinued?

    It was the combination of crap and poor sales I disagree with. Probably didn't help that it was hard as hell to find a bottle.


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  16. Re: I think Michael Kors 2014 may have been discontinued....

    That's never a good sign. Also noticed that he has another fragrance out named Extreme Blue. Again, not a good sign. Lol.


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  17. Re: I think Michael Kors 2014 may have been discontinued....

    Didn't they have to pull this off the shelves and reformulate it?


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    Re: Aramis = Russian corpse washing fluid

    I get nothing but bug spray from it. Has that sharp rubbing alcohol smell which I get dry down. Can't stand the smell.


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    Re: Dior Homme differences over the years?

    I own a vintage and have owned and sold a 2014 version, but the 2014 was weak sauce. It was like a weak skin scent version of DHI.


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  20. Re: Why no BN threads compariing Lomani AB Spirit with Windsor/Royal Mayfair ?

    Looking forward to hearing if it's worth a purchase. The two notes I'm interested in hearing about is the eucalyptus and rose notes in Ab Spirit.
  21. Re: Why no BN threads compariing Lomani AB Spirit with Windsor/Royal Mayfair ?

    I'd be interested to hear some side by side comparison's to Royal Mayfair.
  22. Re: Why was Guerlain Homme L'Eau discontinued?

    Can't say I agree with anything you posted about this line.
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    Re: Dior Homme reverse psychology

    Try the vintage versions also. It's a great line to sniff out.
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    Re: Just got this in the mail!!

    I get different things when I wear it, but yeah I can see where it might come off as Eternity. I get Platinum Egoiste in the opening combined with Egoiste with incense in the dry down. It's an odd...
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    Re: Thoughts on Tous in Heaven.

    I got a ton of violet leaf out of it mixed in with the pimento as BigBz mentioned. The pineapple was actually really different in it because it's like a darker non-sweetened pineapple. It kind of...
  26. Re: Which fragrance(s) would you pair with this wristwatch?

    Like the alligator band which gives it a rugged/classy look. RL Safari or Loewe Essenzia.


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    Re: today should be a good day

    Go with vintage DH myself today. Cheers :beer:
  28. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane

    There's so many good alternative's of these fragrances now. If nothing else they're worth a sample due to the extreme (in some case) difference in price

    PDM Herod, Tabac Rouge, Tobacco Blaze all...
  29. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    Oh yeah. There was straight up anger in those. I'll never forget the first rerelease of PM and the fact there were only about 70 bottles made avaliable for sale.
  30. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    Yep. It's a mess for sure. Maybe someone will come to their senses or that duct tape will get some use after all. :happy:
  31. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    Do you think insulting others is acceptable on any level? Simple question.


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  32. Poll: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    It's a vicious circle. Disagree with opinion, instigate, insult very carefully, beat the dead horse, instigate, gets smacked, cries wolf, changes the topic, claims what's being said is off topic,...
  33. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    It stopped a lot of the usual suspects from preaching their BS over and over which was nice. No one wants to hear a know it all Assh***. It was like having a big thick roll of duct tape, putting them...
  34. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    I'm sure many of you already know this, but Pure Malt was given the same treatment.


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  35. Poll: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    And this demonstrates my point as well which is that some members just want to stir the pot,beat that dead horse,and then cry wolf. I personally enjoyed the honesty of the post.


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  36. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    I'm not sure you need a Creed sub forum, but the Aventus forum was more than needed and welcomed. Everyone knows who the main culprits are and at least with this system the BS is in one big stinking...
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    Re: Parfums de marley

    Considering the price they ask for them they're overpriced IMO. Like others have mentioned a couple of their better fragrances are basically clones of others. Presentation wise though they're...
  38. Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    Tobacco fragrances in general don't get talked about very much anymore. TF Tobacco Vanilla still has it's fair share of references, but Back to Black, and Chergui get mentioned very little and both...
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    Re: Do you want to smell like a Pitbull?

    Wow..what a revelation..he's inspired by a place where women and men are half naked and pretty much anything goes....He would have been better off making a fragrance that smells like a Cuban sandwich...
  40. Re: Cannot smell TDH Eau Fraiche...can barely smell TDH EDT...strange phenomena

    I had the same thing happen when I bought Mancera Boise Cedrat. It has a really bracing and strong citrus note which last awhile and explains why I can't smell it. TDH Eau Fraiche has a very orange...
  41. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    It's discussed so much because people love a good fight and can't resist stirring the pot. They very rarely stay on topic and eventually there will be two combatants left that will just rip each...
  42. Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most ...

    There's a lot of reasons why it isn't a well received house, but when it comes down to it they make great smelling fragrances that are oddly enough inoffensive. If you want an objective explanation...
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    I'm not impressed with the performance of a recent batch of Aventus I own. Actually it sucks. Also, not impressed with the current version of DHI's performance or the smell.


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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    I'm surprised this emotional thread still has legs. This lasted long enough so far to complete Call of Duty which I racked up 1400 Nazi kills. I imagined them all smelling of Windsor.
  45. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    For those that have tried or own the cologne version, how sweet is it compared to the original. Also, since it's lighter does it lean more towards a traditional Edt or an EdC?
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    Re: DHS 2012 vs DHC 2013

    DHS 2012 stands out as one of the best sport/summer fragrances. Despite the sport label it's actually pretty unique. When I think of DHS 2013 I can think of a couple of designers that do a better job...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=40560&stc=1

    Tricky Dick looks like he's getting awfully friendly with these Nazi sympathizers.
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    I have a 2.0 atomizer bottle that I load up with 4711 and throw in the fridge. It smells a bit like Limoncello when it's cold.


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    Re: Bleu de chanel not really amazing

    Bleu De Chanel was great when it first came out. It had more incense in the base and was more aromatic. Now it smells flat. I won't buy a bottle unless the reformulate the incense to what it used to...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    This is what happens when you take a fictitious history combined with a dumb ass marketing department and put a label on it. I'm still waiting to see those vintage Creed bottles before 1970.

    To...
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    That's about what I get with DHC and 4711.


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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    I like it until it hits the white musk dry down which on my skin is about an hour. It doesn't project or last at all and the note pyramid backs that up.


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    Poll: Re: Dior, Intense vs Homme

    I didn't like DHP when I first smelled it because I stuck my nose up to it. You have to let it set. That sweet smell is the leather and sandalwood mixing together. Once they blend together after...
  54. Re: Fuggetabot L'Humaniste.... check out Dior Homme Cologne

    DHC 13 was nice for the first 30 minutes with the bergamote/neroli lemonaid accord and after that it's all white musk which reminds me of a Body Shop fragrance. L'Humaniste doesn't perform very well,...
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    Poll: Re: Dior, Intense vs Homme

    I think your decants are bad. DHI not lasting or projecting is not normal and DHP is not very sweet at at. It's leathery as hell with a sandalwood base, but it's anything but overly sweet. DHI is...
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    Re: Best armaf fragrance

    Club De Nuit Intense Man and Club De Nuit Intense for Women are the only two worth owning IMO. One is a clone of Aventus and the other is a clone of Tom Ford's Noir de Noir. Ever other fragrance I've...
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    Poll: Re: Dior, Intense vs Homme

    DHP is an absolute beast. I also think DHP is more of a true flanker to DH than DHI. It's basically a much stronger and darker version of DH with some DNA from DHI. I think you'll be pleasantly...
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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    I want the fragrance that was made for Pope Urban II during The Crusades. I would also like the Creed fragrance created for the guy that invented the pet rock.


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    Poll: Re: Fahrenheit 32 vs Aqua?

    Aqua is a solid fragrance. 32 smells awful IMO.


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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    This thread should be entitled "I can't stop drinking the Creed Kool Aid." Nothing wrong with being enthusiastic, but one can only listen to only so many BS stories.
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    Re: I can't stop smelling Royal Mayfair

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=40491&stc=1
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    Re: Tauer vanilla flash

    It's nothing like TV. I think for the price it's worth a try, but I didn't find it impressive or all that enjoyable. Try before you buy.
  63. Re: dior homme intense parfum or eau de toilette?

    It is confusing, but here's a breakdown of the entire DH line.

    Dior homme is an EdT. Projection and longevity is a 7 out of 10.
    Dior homme Parfum is an intense EdP (it's basically like DHI on...
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Cacharel Nemo and M7 Fresh.
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    Re: Dealing w bottle theft

    Here's the solution : Pick out two of the heavier less expensive bottles and put one in your right and one in your left hand. Spray him in the face with one bottle and then hit him in the back of the...
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    Re: What have we become?

    I wouldn't call it snobbery. Explore as much as you can with an amount you're comfortable spending. Just keep in mind that a lot of people wear fragrances, but less than 1% are sniffers of...
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    Re: Best Dior fragrance?

    #1 Fahrenheit (vintage) - It's a timeless masterpiece that's everything you'd want in a fragrance. Best mens fragrance ever made IMHO.

    #2 Dior Homme (vintage) - Another masterpiece that puts a ton...
  68. Re: Magnet by Eclectic Collections - the best "cheapo" ever ?

    Or it could be you're polar opposites when it comes to this fragrance...zing!!!!
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    Re: Is Bentley Azure another Aventus Killer?

    The bottle is much better looking than Aventus, so yes it's a killer bottle that has $30 juice inside.
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    Re: Post a picture of yourself

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=40439&stc=1

    Royal pineapple.
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    Re: Issey Miyake Sport too mature?

    It smells like it was something made in a high school lab. How old is your Chemistry teacher?
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    Re: Armaf Tag Him Pour Homme

    I've noticed a few things about Armaf fragrances. I've tested Evoke, CDNI, Tag Him, Derby Blanche, and a few others. What they all have in common is that they all smell like Tag Him because that is...
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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    Can't believe Orange Sanguine hasn't been mentioned yet.


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  74. Are the perfumes like wine, with time getting better?

    Wine goes through fermentation. It's essentially a living thing. Plus you taste and smell wine. Fragrances are made in labs with a massive amount of chemicals. I would compare fragrances more to the...
  75. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    All can be had in the price range online or on Ebay.

    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
    Potion Royal Black
    Pure Wood
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    Re: I understand now

    They make great smelling and extremely wearable fragrances. There used to be a saying on here that there's a Creed for everyone and that holds true today more than it did back in 2009.


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  77. Re: What exactly is 'Royal Pineapple' in Aventus?

    I'm going to Hawaii next month so I'll keep. Me eye out for the royal version. More than likely it's something found in a can.


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  78. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair 4 oz bottle label is very cheap quality

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZhs7w-FzeI

    It's because they use a special glass that only Creed can create in their factories by the oompa loompa's. This also explains the batch variations and...
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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    Yeah, it is a bit spicy and has a big dose of violet leaf. I don't wear it at all anymore, but I couldn't get rid of it because of the bottle.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    I own both and SS is not only much more close in smell and quality, but it's an EdP and much stronger than CDNI. Of course it's also a lot more expensive.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    I'll give you two thumbs up for the Supremacy Silver comment. I noticed that it smells better when it's decanted.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    Tous in heaven is the only one I've found where the pineapple stays into the dry down. By dry down I mean around the 4 hour mark.


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    Re: A*men original or pure coffee?

    Pure leather is the one I would recommend because it's close to A*men, but has a darker coffee note with a mint note.


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  84. Poll: Dior homme vs Dior homme intense vs L'instant de guerlain vs L'instant de gue...

    LIDG LIDGE is the patchouli version of DH DHI's Iris note. LIDGE is one of my worst blind buys ever. I'd much rather wear Rive Gauche if I want patchouli and anise.


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    Re: Aventus perfume oil

    I find the oil based fragrances make a good base to layer. I use an Al Rehab roll on (Hawaii) as a base to TB Set Sail St.Barts and it smells better than VIW IMO and it lasts all day long.
  86. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    Back at ya BigBz. Lot's of knowledge and excellent taste on fragrances, gourmands in particular. Not afraid to pull the trigger on buying blind or just trying new fragrances.

    BuysBlind much like...
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    Re: Upgrade from Lanvin Avant Garde

    I probably wouldn't have made the connection either, but I bought Herod and Avant Garde around the same time and was wearing them around the same time. After about the 4th or 5th time of wearing...
  88. Re: Viaggio d`Africa vs Vetiver Tonka: The Results

    It's nice juice, but I got a huge dose of Jasmine which isn't one of my favorite notes. Still kept it for awhile and wore over an ounce of it. Price wise it's fantastic and it's not lacking in...
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    need a debate settled

    They smell similar in the dry down. I wouldn't say they smell extremely similar, but I've had a few people compliment me on my Fierce when I was wearing Hommeau. , sometimes note pyramids mean very...
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    Re: Upgrade from Lanvin Avant Garde

    I would go with Back to Black, PDM Herod


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    Re: Anyone wear fragrance oils?

    I generally don't care for fragrance oils because of the way they sit on the skin. I much prefer something like Lush's solids. They don't leave a film like the oils.
  92. Re: I only want to own two Creeds: So ... Aventus and which other one?

    VIW is the one I'd go with if you like Aventus. It's also fruity, but more tropical with rum and ylang ylang instead of the birch. When I think of Creed fragrances that would be under "delicious" it...
  93. Thread: Oh god!!!!

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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I had pretty much the same reaction when I first smelled it (vintage). It's still my favorite in the Dior Homme line.
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    Re: Frags with same vibe as DHI?

    Bulgari Man Black has the iris in the background, but it's a bit more spicy. Kind of like crossing La Nuit and DHI.
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    M7, Fahrenheit Absolute, Royal Oud, M7 Fresh, Tom Ford Oud Wood, Montale Aoud and Pine, and Mancera Sand Oud.
  96. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    I can't believe that they would make this without including cardamom in the pyramid. It looks more like a flanker of Libre.
  97. Re: Just How Good Is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    I love the opening of Blanche, but the dry down is about as ordinary as it gets. The lemon doesn't stick around long enough which leaves a pepper and tonkaish dry down. Once I found Lalique White I...
  98. Re: And the "Most Hyped" scent in the Best Scent of the 2014 -2015 Period goes to...

    There were a couple that got a lot of airtime. Bentley Intense, CH Men, DHP, and Bleu De Chanel EdP.
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    Re: Sport scents that aren't so sporty?

    Porsche Design Sport. It's in the same realm as Lanvin L'Homme Sport which is outstanding.
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    Re: A* Men vs Aventus

    A*men and it's flankers without batch variations.
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