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    Re: Summer night in a tropical metropolis

    Creed Aventus: roasted, ashy pineapple
    Guerlain Homme Intense: Rum, mint, lime and vetiver
    Virgin Island Water: coconut, lime, rum... Very tropical vibe.
    Dolce and Gabbana The One: tobacco,...
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    ^^ This. I live in the Caribbean and this flourishes in the heat. Tobacco, candied orange and a touch of sweet booziness. I get the same tropical vibe...
  3. Re: Help me find my signature scent-long post ahead

    My recommendations based on your comments:

    - Creed Aventus: it lasts and lasts on me but, like you, I don't get hit in the face with it after a while. Nevertheless, I get compliments on it 8 hours...
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir is a nice and well-performing rose-centered fragrance. A little pepper, lots of rose and a backdrop of woods.
  5. Re: I need help finding these 3 Summer frags

    Coconut: Virgin Island Water (no wood, though)
    Peach: best I can come up with is Chanel Allure Pour Homme (definite peach note in this)
    Floral: TF Neroli Portofino, Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir...
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    Re: For Summer: VIW or MI?

    I own VIW and to me it does not smell anything like Set Sail St. Barth. They may fall into the fun tropical cologne category but in my opinion that's where the similarities end (the TB is much more...
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    Bergamotto Marino: Bergamot and jasmine... Pure and simple
  8. Re: Want to "Blind buy" Dior Homme Intense. Need opinions....

    I own the EDP. Its my understanding that the EDP is the "manlier" of the two as it goes straight to the mid and base notes while the EDT does have a more floral-green tea opening. One would expect...
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    Re: Best "blue" fragrance

    Where can I find this online?
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    Re: Please Help Me With a Cooling Summer Scent

    ^ This

    I would also try Guerlain Homme L'Eau if you can find it
  11. Re: At 29, I'm just realizing I've started to become a "collector" fragrances... Need some suggestio

    Welcome!

    I too started collecting recently. I research each fragrance I purchase extensively and only keep those I really enjoy. Every person is different so be sure to sample and pick those...
  12. Re: Recommend an eau de parfum for a resonable price

    Look no further than Midnight in Paris EDP (around $42 for a 4.2oz online/$115 retail). It's a smooth and dark tonka (nutty vanilla), leather, tea, and benzoin scent... great performance. Hands down...
  13. Thread: 10+ Sprays

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    Re: 10+ Sprays

    I don't do 10+ with any frag, but I do go heavy (7-8) with The One and Virgin Island Water.
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    Re: Five Fragrances

    Out of your list, these are my favorites:

    Dior Homme Intense: beautiful scent, great for night's out, great performance, its flamboyant yet elegant
    Dolce & Gabbana The One: lacks performance but...
  15. Re: Want to "Blind buy" Dior Homme Intense. Need opinions....

    I own and love DHI. If you want "vanilla, vanilla, vanilla" then DHI is not that. It's a dark Iris with slight cocoa (among many other things). If you want more vanilla/tonka (with some leather and...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Spicebomb. Smells great and performance is excellent.
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    Re: Wearing a strong fragrance in the club

    Can you smell yourself when you step out or go to the bathroom? Like others have said, there's a lot going on (nose fatigue and the intense smells in the club to begin with) but I'm sure girls can...
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Based on your description Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Dior Homme Sport get my vote. Very clean, not overpowering, confident fragrances. Grey Vetiver is soapy, grassy and expensive-smelling while DHS...
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    Re: Looking for new colognes

    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Virgin Island Water - lime, coconut, rum, sugar cane
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - very clean, citrus, slightly soapy/grassy, smells expensive...
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    Issey... A staple in my wardrobe since high-school for a reason.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Double post...
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Virgin Island Water

    Honorable mention: Dior Homme Sport
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    Virgin Island Water
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Bleu de Chanel
    Dior Homme Sport
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Grey Vetiver
    Bergamotto Marino
    Concentré d'Orange Verte
    Terre d'Hermes
    The One
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Spring: Grey Vetiver
    Summer: Virgin Island Water
    Fall: Bleu de Chanel
    Winter: Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: Have you ever tried...

    lol To each his own! Kidding aside, I do like that Chanel... It reminds me of grandma.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    France is to fragrances what Italy is to sunglasses, Puerto Rico is to mofongo, the U.S. is to BBQ, and Spain is to ham... The best at it.
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    Re: Have you ever tried...

    My grandmother wears Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche... Its her signature scent. If he likes it then all the power to him. No judgment from me ; )

    I don't consider myself a fragrance snob but I refuse...
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    Re: Guerlain Herba Fresca

    Thanks for the info. How's the longevity on these two? Mint frags (ahem... Menthe Fraiche) have a rep of having no lasting power...
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    Re: Something new

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Dior Homme Sport (don't let the 'sport' fool you) and Terre d'Hermes (edt) come to mind.
  30. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    From you're list I think I would go with Terre d'Hermes or The One. Both classy, elegant scents. I own and enjoy both. TdH being one I really like but its one of those that others might not as much...
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    Re: Guerlain Herba Fresca

    Was I living under a rock? I've been looking for a nice designer mint for a while and I wasn't really aware of this one (maybe because I thought it was for women). The consensus seems positive...
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    Re: Dior homme/dior homme intense

    Which one smells the best will depend on your personal preference. DHI is the stronger one as it is a higher concentration. Dior Homme is a solid performer too... DHI is just 'beast mode.' Keep in...
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    Re: Anyone try Heeley perfumes?

    My interest in these two continues to grow. To those with experience, how do Sel Marin and Menthe Fraiche perform longevity-wise?
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    Re: Fahrenheit or DHI or something else?

    Among those you mentioned I would go with DHI. I currently own both DHI and Midnight in Paris EdP. They don't smell anything alike, though they are both dark, 'statement' fragrances. I also plan on...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of Frags

    Easy one for me: DHI
  36. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: Dior Homme, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Niche: Millesime Imperial
    Underrated: Dior Homme Sport (2012)
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    Re: suggest an Italian EDC

    Bergamotto Marino gets my vote. Top notes are black currant, melon and bergamot; middle notes are neroli, lily-of-the-valley and egyptian jasmine; base notes are amber, musk, oakmoss and mahogany.
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    Re: Looking for a nice aquatic fragrance

    L'Eau d'Issey is terrific and Sel Marin gets a lot of love here
    Acqua di Gio is pleasant but waaaay too popular
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Seeing as I recently acquired both Virgin Island Water and Aventus, I'll be taking my time before my next purchase. I'm currently considering Millesime Imperial, Dior Homme and I'm waiting for my...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    I've purchased from fragrancenet and scented monkey... Both are legit and both have eBay stores.
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    The following are very versatile scents that can be worn for both work and play, year round:

    - Bleu de Chanel
    - Dior Homme Sport
    - Dior Homme
    - Green Irish Tweed
    - Millesime Imperial
    - The...
  42. Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    I own and enjoy Grey Vetiver. It's clean, dry and 'expensive' smelling. My favorite by far...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    I hear mixed reviews regarding NP's longevity... Some argue that's the main problem with it (doesn't last) while others claim it lasts forever. Weird...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    I don't consider Bergamotto Marino 'out of this world' but its definitely a well-executed italian-style cologne with edt+ performance. Very pleasant, honest interpretation of bergamot and jasmine...
  45. Re: Creed GIT or alternate bleu de channel and platinum egoiste

    To the OP, a word of advice. Next time please provide better background info and state the situation/question clearly. Everything is so fragmented and in cases confusing (you are and are not...
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    Re: The best neroli?

    I own and enjoy Bergamotto Marino but I don't know if I can classify it as a 'neroli frag.' The top three notes I get on this one are bergamot, orange blossom and jasmine with a salty/marine...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau and Dior Homme Cologne

    I remember an SA at the mall gave me a whiff of DHCologne and I thought it was pleasant, nothing groundbreaking. That being said, I don't think I have it a fair shake (didn't really focus as I was...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau and Dior Homme Cologne

    ^Most random combination ever. Is it any good?
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    Dior Homme Eau and Dior Homme Cologne

    I love Dior Homme Intense and Dior Homme Sport and I plan to purchase DH at some point as well.

    That being said, I'm curious as to what the general consensus is regarding Dior's latest releases:...
  50. Poll: Re: Which one is sexier: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense

    Although I voted DHI, I think they're both sexy fragrances, but in different ways. While DH is brighter, confident, and serious, DHI is more flamboyant, darker and more powerful.
  51. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    L'Eau d'Issey - epic performance and versatility, people pleaser, not sweet or heavy, bright, can be dressed up or down, relaxed vibe... No brainer
  52. Re: Best yearound upscale unique fragrance for college

    lol I just dabbed a sample on my wrists as I am also contemplating whether to pull the trigger on MI. Still haven't made up my mind. It's quality... and you can wear it for anything. Whether or not...
  53. Re: Best yearound upscale unique fragrance for college

    Dude, if you like upscale fruity scents just get Millesime Imperial. Thank me later...
  54. Re: Best yearound upscale unique fragrance for college

    Creed Millesime Imperial: very versatile fragrance, upscale but not snobbish

    Bleu de Chanel: versatile, compliment-getter, solid performance

    Dior Homme: this is different, smooth and can be...
  55. Re: which soaps/bodywashes do you think compliment everything you wear?

    I have a few as I'm into personal grooming as well. My basic unscented is Dove for Men Clean Comfort Body Wash. I also use a cocoa butter one, St. Ives I believe (pairs well with DHI) and a tea tree...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    Depends, if I'm wearing it in the day time no more than three (each side of the neck and chest). If I'm wearing it to go out, I'll add one on the shirt and one on my pulse point (then dab it with the...
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    Re: My mind has been blown..

    Check out their return policy on their website. It might state that only unused items may be returned. They will not be able to re-sell your GIT bottle used so I'm guessing they won't return most, if...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    TF Private Blend Neroli Portofino Samples
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Yeah, I noticed its hard to find now. I bought a large bottle just before it became extinct.

    I consider NP Parfum too expensive. NP Eau Fraiche intrigues me as it can be bought for around $85...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    No... but it will bring great confidence.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "What would be the best fragrance for an 85 year old male looking to get back in the game?"
  62. Thread: Gothic

    by thehighend
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    Re: Gothic

    Go to Hot Topic... They'll take care of you. Oh, and watch the South Park episode where Butters becomes a vampire... There's an interesting debate on the differences between Goth kids and Vampire...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "I fire people for a living. What fragrance should I wear while I do so?"

    "To finish I do two shots to the neck and then one to the forehead."



    Poster: "I love TdH but my wife hates it......
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    Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    The bunch:

    - 4711 Cologne
    - Mugler Cologne
    - Bergamotto Marino
    - Neroli Portofino Eau Fraiche (technically its a 'body splash')

    Summer is coming... Which one do you think is best?
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    I think hednic actually said this once...
  66. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/2/14): Givenchy Pi vs Armani Code

    Although I don't have/wear it anymore, Code, which along with L'Eau D'Issey, comprised my two fragrance collection for years (high school, through college and beyond).
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    Re: "Jack" perfume by Richard E. Grant

    Smart move. I mean, who doesn't like marijuana?
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "I'd like to solve the puzzle. X = Aventus?"
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    Re: Very Excited About Tomorrow...

    Congrats on what I hear is a great frag. Where did you find it and did you get a good deal?
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Only rose-centered fragrance I own. I really enjoy the top and middle notes, but I'm not a huge fan of the 'dusty' base. Great performance, though. A very romantic frag imo...
  71. Re: Neroli Portofino Eau Fraiche Body Splash by Tom Ford

    The original is too pricey (especially for a 50ml). The Eau Fraiche (236ml) can be bought for around $85 online. If the performance is acceptable for what it is I might buy a few samples of the EdP,...
  72. Re: Alternatives to Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte?

    Hermés Concentré d'Orange Verte
    Atelier Orange Sanguine (edit: this one's niche)
    Terre d'Hermes (orange with earthy vetiver... The edt lasts forever on me)
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "Basenotes: We spend more money on frags than you do on rent"
  74. Re: Neroli Portofino Eau Fraiche Body Splash by Tom Ford

    Just saw this online for a great price. Now that its been on the market for a while... What do you guys think?

    I'm wondering how it compares to the original and whether performance is decent?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

    I'm going back to my college days: L'Eau d'Issey

    btw. How can I put up a cool pic using my iPad?
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    Re: Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    I'll hopefully own all three at some point, too. Which batch of MI do you own? When you say above-average longevity, do you mean as compared to previous batches of MI or just in general? Thanks.
  77. Re: TOP TEN for Spring and Summer - what are they?

    Top Ten:

    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Aventus
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Dior Homme Sport
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    Excellent point. Bleu and GIT, although vastly different in terms of smell, serve that 'all-rounder/workhorse role.' Hence, I think I've narrowed it down to MI and DH. I perceive MI as being a tad...
  79. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Darkest that I like (and own) is Midnight in Paris (EDP)... Leathery, smooth, dense darkness.
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    Re: Soapy/clean/fresh?

    Clean: Dior Homme Sport (which is also fresh, not soapy)

    Soapy: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (which also happens to be fresh and clean)

    Fresh: Virgin Island Water

    They are not mutually exclusive,...
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    Re: Safe scent for extra hot weather

    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Guerlain Homme
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche (haven't tried this one but hear its very light and fresh)
    Mugler Cologne
    Hermes...
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    Re: Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    ^lol I know right... There's always one more to add to really round it off.
  83. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Terre d`Hermes vs Boss Bottled

    TdH. I also prefer Mexican food over Indian food.
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    Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    Hey guys,

    So I officially broke my 15 fragrance limit and bought a 4oz bottle of Creed Virgin Island Water and 50ml's worth of Creed Aventus yesterday. Long overdue. I'm already thinking about my...
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    Re: Creed GIT or DHI

    Value-wise, I'd go with DHI hands down. DHI was available at fragrancenet not too long ago and you can also order it from Dior Boutiques (they offer free shipping within the mainland U.S.). GIT is...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Creed Aventus decant
    Creed Virgin Island Water (4oz bottle)
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    Sticky: Re: Virgin Island Water 2013 Batches: What's the verdict?

    VIW with that kind of power? Sold. Just bought a 4oz bottle of that exact batch. Thanks for the feedback.
  88. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/31/14): Encre Noire vs Millesime Imperial

    These 'battles' are so random. They are completely different scents for completely different things. Makes no sense putting one up against the other... Just sayin'
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    Sticky: Re: Virgin Island Water 2013 Batches: What's the verdict?

    Which batch of VIW did you try?
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    Sticky: Virgin Island Water 2013 Batch Help

    Hey guys,

    My other thread vanished so I'll ask again. Have you tried the 2013 batches of VIW, and if so, what do you think. I have the option of buying either the A6213P01 or the A6213T02. Any...
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    Sticky: Re: Virgin Island Water 2013 Batches: What's the verdict?

    Good to hear. Makes my decision easier...
  92. Re: Trying to narrow it down to two signature scents (cool and warm weather). Any other suggestions?

    ^ Good observation. MIP might be your CdOV for the colder months (in terms of specific occasions for it... such as a night out, etc) as it leans more into night-time wear, romantic evenings, etc....
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    Sticky: Virgin Island Water 2013 Batches: What's the verdict?

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a 4oz bottle of VIW. The batch is A6213P01 (I understand the '13' is the year of production). Have any of you tried this batch or another 2013 batch? I noticed a few...
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    Re: Chanel Fragrance Help

    Some of the Chanel's you mentioned are very different from each other hence I suggest you try them out first (on skin if possible). Fortunately, most if not all of these can be found virtually...
  95. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/27/14): Fuel for Life vs Dior Homme

    ^^^^ lol's at a few of these.

    Seriously, though. Battles should be used, if at all, when fragrances are worn for similar occasions/purposes, fall under the same category, share a dominant note,...
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme during the summer?

    If its not super hot and humid and you plan on spending the night indoors where its nice and cool then go for it.

    Another way to solve this would be to purchase La Nuit Frozen Cologne. Its the...
  97. Re: Trying to narrow it down to two signature scents (cool and warm weather). Any other suggestions?

    The two Dior's are definitely worth a try imo. You might end up buying both (one for day, one for night). I own Midnight in Paris (the EdP) and really like it. The Edt focuses more on the opening tea...
  98. Re: So disappointed in my recent purchase of DHI (2012 batch)....

    I own a 50ml of the 2012 batch and a 100ml of the 2013. They smell exactly the same. The 2013 is slightly more powerful in terms of performance but nothing major. For those that care, 2011 and 2012...
  99. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/27/14): Fuel for Life vs Dior Homme

    Wow... This one is tough ; )

    DH
  100. Re: Trying to narrow it down to two signature scents (cool and warm weather). Any other suggestions?

    GIT over CDOV. More versatile and I think in the long run I'd get tired of smelling like oranges all the time. I own CDOV and can't picture myself wearing it daily.

    Warm weather frags:
    Tom Ford...
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