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  1. Re: Based on this image, what fragrance do you suggest?

    Aramis by Aramis

    (don't ask me why!)
  2. Re: Kobe by Xerjoff - finally "got" it - now I have to get it.

    :shocked: OMG!!! How much does lunch cost you guys out there??? :shocked:



    Took me a while too... in fact several samples.
  3. Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo and GIT, any similarities?

    They are different as fragrances and what they are both supposed to smell like.

    But there is no doubt in my head that they both share at least two similar chemicals: ambrox and dihydromyrcenol (a...
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    Re: Bel Ami Bottle shapes

    Was the box sealed or previously opened? I suppose if it was sealed, it could be attributed to some level of evaporation.
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    Re: Rum's Wanted Scents

    Bump - new additions
  6. [UK] Re: Czech and Speake (Cuba, Oxford+Cambridge), Gucci Nobile, Frederic Malle

    Bump - price reductions and new additions
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    Poll: Re: 1980's Male Powerhouse Monster Showdown

    If you are specifically asking about the actual vintage juice of Antaeus, Kouros, etc, my clear answer would be Antaeus. Tried the vintage and was actually shocked at just how powerful it was. Kouros...
  8. Re: What are you favorite designer fragrances at the moment?

    Plenty for me....

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
    {Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza} - if it counts as a designer
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Cacharel Pour Homme - love this one!
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel AH Edition...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma - Chinotto di Liguria!

    Sadly this was my experience as well. Total disappointment. AdP ought to go back to basics as their brand is in a fast decline.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I have a sample of Kouros Sport on its way. Really hoping I won't "fall" for this one...!
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    Re: Dior Sauvage and Johnny Depp

    LOL, couldn't have phrased this better myself!
  12. Re: Is there a "fresher" version of Tuscan Leather?

    I'm guessing Antaeus can be perceived as a fresher leather too, but it's at the extreme end of fresh, especially in the gorgeous opening phase. TL is quite a stinker to me, so it depends on just how...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm in too!!
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    Re: Delay in emails / updates

    Woo-hoo!!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Terre d' Hermes on the train today. It projected nicely but not overpowering. So I'm guessing it was the EdT.
  16. Re: Post your favorite "Coffee" based fragrances here

    +1 several times. Can't recommend this one enough. Shame though that they've probably made a hash of it now, along with the rest of the MPeG brand.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage and Johnny Depp

    If this question/topic had been directed at Joe Public, you might have a valid and perhaps an interesting point.
    But I know for one Basenoters understand fragrances for what they are: juice in a...
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    Re: Looking for a good musk dominant scent

    I agree. Wonderful scent and at that price point you can't go wrong.



    I was going to suggest Musc Ravageur. Wonderful musk accord, but in reality, not actually musk.
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    Re: Mysterious fragrance

    Got to agree with you here. That would be mine as well.
  20. Re: Selfridges Pricing Booboo: CdG Ouarzazate & Zagorsk

    Yup I think it might be... the page has 'encens' shown which means 'incense'. It might be confusing as the official fragrance name has that word in it ("Series 3: Incense"). And Selfridges seem to...
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    Re: What is your favorite lavender designer?

    Well if we're talking non-designers, there are plenty to choose from: Oxford & Cambridge and of course Caron PuH.

    But the OP did ask about designer specifically... I would say Dior Sauvage.
  22. Re: Selfridges Pricing Booboo: CdG Ouarzazate & Zagorsk

    Update: it's £35 for the incense sticks :)
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    Re: Is Chanel No. 5 serious???

    I'm tempted to agree with Diamondflame that it could be the aldehydes also, or a combination of them with the jasmine. It's fine not to like a scent if everyone else does, but there must be something...
  24. Thread: House of Patou

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    Re: House of Patou

    Does anyone have any idea why the current version of Patou Pour Homme is nowhere to be found? It seems that 1000, Joy and Joy Forever are pretty much quite widely available. But the re-issued Pour...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    I just happen to spray from testers in stores and so on, so no need to open my bottle if I have an ample supply from elsewhere :)

    Actually, I was hoping to wear my bottle this week.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    :laugh: :lolk:
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    Re: Is Chanel No. 5 serious???

    LOL, this post made me laugh loudly, serious as it may be. I agree entirely with you.

    OP - I suggest you go out and smell the jasmine flower. Not a perfume. Just the blossoming flower of jasmine....
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    Re: Vintage Patou Discussion

    Darn enablers! I need to stay off these threads if I want to be able to afford paying my mortgage... :D
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    I think everyone has recently gone crazy with Aventus quantities. I don't collect different batches, but I do tend to buy in larger bottles given the recent re-sizing by Creed has meant the price for...
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    Re: Cheap then but a little pricier now...

    The entire Czech & Speake range has gone astronomical recently. I used to see some of the full size (100ml) bottles for £30-£60 in either seasonal or clearout sales and often discounted online...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage EdT Oakmoss

    Yes I agree on both accounts.

    I suppose I should have been clearer with the ďageingĒ question. I was referring to well looked after, unopened and spray only bottles.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV Reformulation?

    I found the current/magnetic cap version to be a bit too much for me. Could only take one or two sprays at most, otherwise I got a rubbery-like note popping out. Don't know if that's an "olfactory...
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    Re: Azzaro PH vs Azzaro L'eau vs Rive Gauche PH

    Haven't tried the L'Eau, but Azzaro PH vintage and tin can Rive Gauche are both in my wardrobe and I intend to keep them for a while. Rive Gauche is a Basenotes recommendation and is easily among my...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    The bottle I've picked up is 17U01. I've not even got round to opening it yet but I will do later this week.
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    Re: A good attractive claasic cologne

    These are all good suggestions:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Dior Eau Sauvage

    and also not forgetting YSL Pour Homme
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I really need to try this out some day before I die. Vintage or current. Got to see what the hype is all about.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    My updated list is:

    Aventus (stockpiles of the stuff)
    GIT - strangely I may be going off it. Don't know why but think it may have been reformulated to an Eau de Toilette... :(
    Selection Verte -...
  38. Re: Malle's Rose: POAL or Une Rose, in your opinopn, which one is worth getter more ?

    PoaL is the better one for a man IMHO due to the patchouli in the base. I don't think it's been reformulated (much). If anything it's more wearable. No man should be put off by this one. On my skin...
  39. Thread: Summer Fragrances

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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    From my suggestions I would say all are wearable daytime. I would only wear these on summer evenings/nights:

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
    Acqua di Parma Essenza di Colonia

    I suppose the vintages could...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage EdT Oakmoss

    For what it's worth, I remember the packaging for this must have changed somewhere between 2005 and 2007. I owned a bottle back then (pre Basenotes days) and it was definitely the older packaging. I...
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    Re: Alternatives to Santal + Tester Sites

    Joop Homme and Mont Blanc Individuel are both on the same sort of level as the Creed. In fact they are so close to it, I can't see why anyone should buy the Creed.
  42. Thread: Summer Fragrances

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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    Acqua di Gio Profumo and Acqua di Parma Essenza di Colonia are two of my favourites for summer.

    I will also be wearing Chanelís Allure Homme Edition Blanche throughout the summer, which works very...
  43. Re: Best orange blossom,neroli,petitgrain parfumes for man?

    Spot on. I recently got hold of a new bottle. Itís a shame it doesnít last as well as it did when they first released it.
  44. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    I had a very brief sniff at Harrods last week but only from the top of the bottle. They are branding it as an exclusive as previously mentioned.

    The bottle is indeed a kind of see-through brown...
  45. Re: Selfridges Pricing Booboo: CdG Ouarzazate & Zagorsk

    Will do!
  46. Re: Selfridges Pricing Booboo: CdG Ouarzazate & Zagorsk

    Iím beginning to think that the £35 ones are for incense sticks. I hope not but alas I ordered Zagorsk.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage EdT Oakmoss

    This post is probably more suited to the vintage forum, so will move it there.
  48. Re: Selfridges Pricing Booboo: CdG Ouarzazate & Zagorsk

    Good spot! Thanks for this. I've seen them going for £35 on another retailer's site over the Christmas period. That seemed to be marketed as a sale though.

    Selfridges is showing £35 on the...
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    Re: Where to buy genuine samples on eBay

    Why go to eBay when in the UK we have several reputable sites selling designer samples as well as niche?
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    I’ve done a complete 180 on it but I do think there are some batch variations, dare I say.
    The opening is a bit better but the dry down is woody, creamy and slightly sweet but not sugar-syrup sweet....
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    Re: UK best place to get samples and buy fragrances?

    They really have missed the point on e-commerce. Shame really.
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    Re: Spicy fragrance suggestion

    This is a great woody scent but I would say itís much less sweeter than Viking. Iím not sure what note is meant to give the Creed itís sweet hint, but French Lover is totally bone dry and on another...
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    Re: Spicy fragrance suggestion

    This. Perhaps YSL Opium Pour Homme as well.
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    recommend a GREEN fragrance??

    In that case try: Polo by RL which is quite green and woody as well.

    I would also like at some slightly less but more herbal offerings like Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme.

    French Lover...
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    Re: recommend a GREEN fragrance??

    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland for cheap

    Green Irish Tweed by Creed for the not so cheap
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    Re: UK best place to get samples and buy fragrances?

    Unfortunately Iíve also had bad experiences with their sample service (as far as doing so via the post goes). In store service was great, but the closure of the most convenient store for me means I...
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    Hmm doesnít look good in that case...
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    Poll: Re: Best choice for summer?

    This one is my choice too.
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    Re: Boutique Parfums INCENZA - experience

    Has anyone actually got their order yet? Seems like some are getting refunds, but wondered if anyone has actually had an order fulfilled for the flacons.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    This is quite a good assessment in my view! I especially found Interlude W and Memoir W hard to get used to. Epic Woman is totally unique though and quite addictive. Though definitely try before you...
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    Re: Current Kouros vs Current Antaeus

    This is actually a very accurate and valuable comparison. Antaeus has certainly been toned down from the description. Itís more of a soapy-leathery-aromatic whereas before it was a leather jacket...
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    Re: Boellis: The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed; itís high time we had a thread like this. I went sniffing through the whole line in a store here on our shores with a view to trying those that I liked at a later date. As my luck would have...
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    Re: something like gucci nobile

    I still managed to find some Gucci Nobile old stock on the bay (not that Iím implying itís the solution to every vintage wish list). Perhaps I got lucky. I believe there are two versions though:

    -...
  64. Re: New Escentric Molecules - Escentric 04 and Molecule 04

    I also detect a Javanol note in the extreme base / dry down on Sycomore
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    Re: Is this real vintage Kouros

    This is a mini splash bottle that weíre talking about, right?
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    What is the best Tonka dominated fragrance?

    I really should take more notice of stuff like Tonka Imperiale. I canít remember the scent from memory which could mean its time to sample it properly.
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    Re: What is the best Tonka dominated fragrance?

    OP, I admire your consistency! There arenít many BNers that would claim a favourite for so long and still return to it; me included!

    I would say give these a try:
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau...
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    Re: Current Kouros vs Current Antaeus

    OP, since you ask about current my answer would be Antaeus.

    But if we were talking vintage, Kouros wins by a mile for me.
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    Poll: Re: Which one should i choose?

    Another vote for the Chanel.... but promise us you’ll go light on the sprays!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Couldn’t have phrased this better myself!
    I enjoy current Egoiste too and will be getting it once my stock of vintage gets used up. I think layering current with vintage Concentree is going to be a...
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    Re: Creed Flacon Questions?

    I can change it again if you like to something a bit more appropriate for your party? [emoji1]
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    Re: Creed Flacon Questions?

    Corrected the typo for you OP
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by HermŤs

    Tried it this week but wasnít overly impressed. SA did try hard to explain what black lemon was but I couldnít understand her.
  74. NEW: The Merchant of Venice - Venetian Blue Intense !

    First in Fragrance have them hednic or you could look at Parfumdreams which I think is also based in Germany.

    Edit: Iím referring to the original here. Have no idea if the new one is in stock yet.
  75. Re: Czech & Speake no. 88 -- How is the most recent formulation, in your opinion?

    The current formulation is the way to go in my opinion. Totally smooth all the way down to the dry down with a super fresh opening (bergamot to me is fresh, not dark). I simply donít get the...
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    Re: NEW: Castle Forbes - Sandalwood!

    Would be interested in trying this when it’s out. I wonder if Fortnum in London will have it.
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    Re: something like gucci nobile

    Might sound a little controversial - how about Dunhill Edition?
    Not saying it’s the same thing, but along the same sort of parallel perhaps.
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    Re: Best perfume for gymming

    48 sprays of vintage Kouros or Polo Ralph Lauren should be good.

    Seriously, you will never have any trouble getting on the machine you want :)
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    I tried this Jack and you are right. The sprays come out quite short but man one spray of this stuff stains clothes, skin, everything! It's very potent stuff. I'll be wearing it tonight for my SOTE.
  80. Re: Grant's new thread isn't loading-- "too many redirections"

    Very odd. I'm getting that message too.

    Admins - can someone take a look please???
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Scored a couple of bottles of Gucci Nobile this week. One is near full 60ml; the other is the same size but half full. All in all a great scent after the first few minutes. Really nice herbal...
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    Re: Freshest Cinnamon Fragrance...

    Yep, cinnamon doesn’t get better than Diptyque. L’Eau and Eau Lente are both superb cinnamon scents.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    That comes across as a bit weird to me, especially when you are the customer :)



    I hope you got a free haircut as a result!!
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    Re: Another Amouage Epic Man thread

    If it's a magnetic-cap bottle, it's safe to say that it was made after 2015ish.
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    Re: Freshest Cinnamon Fragrance...

    Halston Z-14, especially in the current formulation.
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    Re: Finally tried my first CdG. What's Next?

    The C&S and BA are miles apart. I would definitely look to try the C&S. Forget the rose and other associations. Based on what you like, this might be right up your street.
  87. Thread: my first 25...

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    Re: my first 25...

    You are best off starting with some classic designers. Much to learn from these:

    Aramis by Aramis
    Bel Ami by Hermes
    Chanel Antaeus
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Polo Ralph Lauren

    Then as your sense of...
  88. Thread: AdP Colonia Oud

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    Re: AdP Colonia Oud

    My thoughts exactly. And it's packed full of that Nagarmotha chemical which I despise.
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    Re: Finally tried my first CdG. What's Next?

    I have to +1 these. The best that CdG has to offer. 2 Man isn't half bad either.
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    Re: Finally tried my first CdG. What's Next?

    For a Geranium hit you should also look at Czech & Speake No. 88. Yes, it's said to be a rose scent for men but there is in fact more geranium than rose in this one.
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    Re: Is today's/current JICKY worth buying ?

    I need to seriously go out and give both Jicky and Mitsouko a go. You guys are always talking about them and I need to see what the fuss is all about.

    I've tried both but only sniffed them; not...
  92. Thread: my first 25...

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    Re: my first 25...

    You have got off to a flying start with a lot of fresh scents. There are plenty of other genres to explore. How about trying sometime a little leathery to see if that's to your liking?
  93. Re: What categories are missing in my small collection?

    I can't reiterate these points any more than Diamondflame. There is a serious difference between the two. It's a matter of choosing one or the other as a first step.
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    Re: IS there any interest in women decant/splits?

    Ladies, you are right that there is currently an inbalance.

    However, all it takes is just one of you (or more) to gather interest on specific scents and organise the splits between you. The mod...
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    Re: Tom Ford or Amouage

    Another vote for Jubilation XXV. Took me a while to adjust to it, but I'll take this over any Tom Ford.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Aventus has a bit of ISO E Super. I know that if it was loaded with it, I wouldn't be able to wear it.
    There are many aromachems in the formula; ambrox is another - and there's loads of that.
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    Good man! Plenty of good stuff in there. I could wonder around that store all day long for the smells and shaving gear!
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    Re: Suggestions : bright woodsy perfume

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum is not a half bad suggestion!
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    It's true: you do tend to adjust your sprays accordingly after a new purchase. I'll have to go back to my bottle and try it again but from memory it felt like a bit too much to be doing more than 2-3...
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    It's true: you do tend to adjust your sprays accordingly after a new purchase. I'll have to go back to my bottle and try it again but from memory it felt like a bit too much to be doing more than 2-3...
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