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  1. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    4 sprays is way too much................try 1 spray on the chest. Did you also put four sprays on your wrist when you did like it the first time?
    Further more, Kouros is in general not a fragrance...
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    - Kouros Fraîcheur
    - D&G PH
    - Ambre Sultan
    - Chrome
    - Egoïste
    - Miyake
    - Envy
    - Opium PH
    - Revillon R
  3. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Guerlain: 15


    - LIDGE (vtg 2x)
    - Vetiver (2x ribbed bottle)
    - Vetiver Extreme
    - Vetiver Sport
    - Homme
    - Homme Intense
    - Homme L'Eau
  4. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    Got a 15ml spray bottle of (I guess) current formulation and it is still way stronger than most new designer releases. Hardly wear it but my gf loves it on me.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Besides my general Top 10, for this spring it is:

    - Terre d'Hermes
    - Declaration L'Eau
    - AdP Colonia Intensa Oud
    - Issey Miyake (original + summer editions)
    - Cool Water (vintage)
  6. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Stuff is heavenly divine indeed!
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    - Kouros
    - Santal Noble
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    It does though! No flashlight needed as u can see the juice easily through the black-transparant glass!
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    To me it is not citrussy at all (only in the opening but just lightly (some bergamot) and quickly overpowered by the flowery heart stuff; sage, geranium and clary sage mixed with the aquatic notes). ...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    I think around 2008 when also Cool Water got its block font lettering and reformulated juice.
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Just got a 75ml for a quarter of the retail price and must say it is pretty good! Especially for an aromatic aquatic.
    It is somewhat similar in main smell to the Essenza version but this one has a...
  12. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Huh? You say you wear fragrancces only for the sake of others?
    Anyway, I wear them for myself only and if others like it, good for them, if not then I am 'sorry'.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme discontinuation

    +3
    Of all 4 main homme fragrances I like L'Eau Boisee the most by far as well (backed it up as well), then l'Eau, Intense and homme.
    Homme is here still easy to get in the stores as well as online.
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    Me too as I just said. This is the older version of 'Strictly for men', called 'Classic'. Both smell about the same (but not like Lapidus imo).
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    I guess you mean the Van Gils 'Strictly for men' version (formerly 'Classic' which smells a tad different by the way).
    Lapidus pour homme is a bomb of honey-tobacco-incense-pineapple with rose and...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Sport.

    Get Aqua Quorum (A. Puig) which is way better smelling (but still similar) at 1/4 of the price you pay for Polo Sport.
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    April 21:

    Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey pour homme Summer edition 2015 (Same smell and ingredients as last two years and to me it smells, in the drydown, like a weaker version of the brilliant...
  18. Re: Opium Pour Homme EDT & EDP Reformulated?

    I own two 50ml bottles of the edp in dark blue plastic which is very potent juice that lasts all day long and smells incredible.
    I also wonder how the new clear glass edp smells and think L'Oreal...
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    Re: Which oud do you prefer?

    - M7 Oud Absolu
    - AdP Colonia Intensa Oud
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    - Guerlain Homme L'Eau and L'Eau Boisee
    - Declaration L'Eau
  21. Re: Davidoff Cool Water (Vintage) & Ralph Lauren Polo Sport (Cosmair)

    I love vintage Cool water as well and still got like 300ml+ of the stuff fortunately as I could get some cheap vintage 125ml testers.
    The Polo Sport vintage had a seaweed note that the current lacks...
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    In Spain you already see these for years, mainly in souvenirs like shops.
    Some really smell identical by the way..............for 10 mins................
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    Re: Fragrances for summer

    The Intense is way longer lasting but what is meant here is that the Intense is a bit too strong for summer weather and better use the normal Homme version which is a bit lighter and less strong and...
  24. Re: I'm looking for a VERY good aquatic / summer scent (HELP)

    One of these witll certainly do, lol!

    To add, a herbal aquatic like fragrance that is pretty popular on BN: Horizon by Guy Laroche.
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Very good and unique scent and in warmer weather to be perfectly layered with the Cartier Declaration L'Eau version too give it real strength!
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    - Opium PH edp (great smell, even better performance)
    - M7 Oud Absolu (great smell, not that syruppy/ambery as the vintages)
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    This as I always spray neck, clothes and arms, no matter what fragrance.
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    Re: Similar scents

    Another thread like this? Look in the database (search function) and you will find many threads about this subject!
  29. Re: Bought my first aquatic (Bvlgaria Aqva Homme) and it smells Sweaty on my skin? WHAT GIVES?

    I agree completely and really do not understand people get a (dead)fish, rotten seaweed in the sun etc. etc. out of this at all. I wonder if they all smelled dead fish and rotten seaweed once because...
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    Re: Similarities to Amouage Interlude Man?

    +1 This one definitely!
    It has more leather and less herbal stuff like oregano etc. and is less strong (though still strong!) but the main smell both have is pretty much alike to my nose!
  31. Re: Bought my first aquatic (Bvlgaria Aqva Homme) and it smells Sweaty on my skin? WHAT GIVES?

    Mind that there are also many fakes of this one around (in 100ml format)!
  32. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    Shamu1 (and his great blog as well!) and other powerhouseforum members for some really good old school powerhouses I purchased last years!
    Ericrico as well for some fragrances I own now and of which...
  33. Re: Bought my first aquatic (Bvlgaria Aqva Homme) and it smells Sweaty on my skin? WHAT GIVES?

    Some say it has been reformulated.
    I got an older bottle which smells very nice and is supposed to remind you of a deep ocean.
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    Do you have a pic of the bottom? What batch-code is on it?
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I guess it was in the juice supply, so maybe (probably) by accident.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Weakened?

    I own previous edt formulation and an Original first formulation edt splash bottle and the differences are huge! (on almost all aspects in favor of the vintage)
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Weakened?

    Here some links, easily to be found by using the search button:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/379604-New-Platinum-Egoiste-bottle-featured-on-Macy-s-website
    ...
  38. Re: What's the difference between vintage and reformulated Cool Water?

    To my nose:

    Vintage is:

    - less synthetic
    - deeper/thicker and in a way less fresh (more a fresh fougere instead of aquatic as it has a more tobacco base)
    - longer lasting
    - better projection...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Weakened?

    I heard it is better than the previous formulation.
    This subject is already discussed in multiple threads (search button).
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    +2 I would not be bothered that much (not saying you are).
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    No, they were loose from each other and had both their own placenta :lolk:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Picture?
    I once had an Aramis 110ml tester bottle with two plastic spray tubes. One, normal, being attached to the spray-mechanism and one just floating, lol.
    I do not think a hair would effect the...
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    Thanks, exactly what I thought!
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    I think around 2008 when Davidoff also changed (and reformulated the juice) of Cool Water from cursive to block font.
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    I still have about 300ml+ of vintage Cool Water which I gathered here and there for not more than €15 a 125ml bottle (2x testers), so I am pretty much set.
    I used up a full 125ml though last 2,5...
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    I also think the bottle is real, just pretty old (which is a good thing most probably!)
    Also (most) fakes do not have a batch-code like this underneath the bottle!
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    No clue but I know all CW fakes are the 125ml formats. Either fake or an early 90's bottle.
    (mind that there are many many fake CW bottles)
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water?

    +1 and this one does not have the long batch-code of which the third number is the year of production.
    I own many vintage (script font only on bottle) and they all look about the same on the bottom...
  49. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    Both are great but which version of DHS you refer to? (2008 or 2012? as they are both quite different to say the least)
  50. Re: Cartier Declaration Colonge. What to expect.

    The 'Oceanic Expedition' is also not for sale here. I saw and tested it in a big German departmentstore but of course could not do a side by side but the resemblance to CD was to my nose very...
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Jubilation XXV (first release) followed by Interlude.
    Both just smell fantastic but Interlude has to be worn very lightly imo!
  52. Poll: Re: Hot weather fragrances beside Bvlgari Aqua, Aqcua Di Gio, Cool water

    It is (especially on BN) a love-hate fragrance because (mainly) of the sharp Yuzu note. I happen to really like it as it is fresh, long lasting and an all year around fragrance (Issey Miyake L'Eau...
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    (as 2 is not a letter, I guess I have to use the 'd')

    Daddy Yankee
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    Re: Niche Counterfeits - Quesiton

    To my knowledge most niche has not been counterfeited.
    What they counterfeit are the (designer) bestsellers (Chanel, Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alien, Le Male etc. etc.)
  55. Re: Cartier Declaration Colonge. What to expect.

    Very refreshing citrus-ginger combo on a light vetiver-cedar base. I like it a lot and own a backup of of it as my first bottle is almost half empty already. Perfect for real hot weather with...
  56. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    - Santal Noble by MPG
    - Jubilation XXV +1
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Glad you agree with my findings as well! (Post #170)
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    You want 'anyone' to know you are gay by what you are wearing? Serious?
    Besides it sounding at least a bit weird to me, it also depends on the way other people think about fragrances worn by gay men...
  59. Re: Dior Homme (vintage bottle)... fake, tester or authentic?

    As far as I know the fakes of Dior Homme only come in 100ml format and not 50ml (this counts for almost all fragrances that also come in higher volume than 50ml).
    It has no use to fake them in 50ml....
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    Re: Help me solve Armani mystery

    I think it is the old classic for women (1982):

    Ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIORGIO-ARMANI-VINTAGE-ARMANI-FOR-LADIES-EAU-DE-TOILETTE-SPRAY-1-7-OZ-/180977314332

    or
    ...
  61. Re: Opium EDT vs. EDP vs. classic vs. modern

    There is also a clear glass edp for sure.
    Own twice the modern edp 50ml from pic 3 which is very very strong and perfect in any way!
    In another thread it was said plastic is vintage and clear glass...
  62. Poll: Re: Hot weather fragrances beside Bvlgari Aqua, Aqcua Di Gio, Cool water

    1. Chanel Egoiste Platinum - 9
    2. Versace Pour Homme - 7
    3. YSL L’homme - 7.5
    4. Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme - 9
    5. Creed Silver Mountain Water - 8
    6. Bleu de Chanel - 7.5
    7....
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    - Dolce & Gabbana pour homme (vintage)
    - Kouros/Fraicheur (vintage)
    - Revillon R

    (depends a little on the season)

    All because I love them and make me feel good.
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    Re: Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    Ambre by Baldessarini is (imo) sweeter, more amber based and is indeed a few tads weaker on all aspects. (no clue if you add 'spices' and berries to it, it will smell like Journey Man; I do not think...
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    Re: Thoughts of Amouage Journey Man?

    To me a pretty sharp spicy (pepper) incense fragrance based on woods, amber, tobacco and some leather. Not bad but not fbw either, so I stick to the 3 x 2ml spray samples I got. I wonder why you did...
  66. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    ?
    Yes there has been civet in Kouros imo. From 1981-1986 to my knowlegde after which they had to replace it with civetone due to IFRA restrictions.
    I am glad I own a first formulation which is...
  67. Re: Cartier Declaration L'eau - anyone tried it?

    I own it and agree that it is very refreshing indeed! For a (mainly) warmer weather/summer fragrance it lasts about 5 hrs which is ok imo.
    I think that the ones who do not like the original...
  68. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    - Givenchy Insense Ultramarine (to me the best 'marine-aquatic' scent among the designer fragrances)
    - Horizon by Guy Laroche

    - Bvlgari Aqva +1
    - Bvlgari Aqva Marine +1
  69. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    The Eau de Sport is from 1986 and as far as I know wasn't not long in production at all (very rare stuff nowadays) and all these bottles contain the same juice I (very similar to the original but...
  70. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    Most back ups:

    - 8 bottles of Kouros divided in vintage edt's, Fraîcheur(s) edt and aftershaves of both versions (My No. 1)
    - 425ml+ of Dolce&Gabbana pour homme (vintage, Made in Italy) (My other...
  71. Re: Fans of Polo Crest and Modern Reserve - Chevignon is really close, with more moss and leather!

    Hard to compare these two fragrances as Polo smells (almost) nothing like Chevignon. (it is a bit similar to Modern Reserve and Polo Crest but by no means to Polo from the Cosmair Era!).
    I own both...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme vs Guerlain Homme Intense

    The Intense lasts way longer but it also more for fall and winter. The homme is lighter with shorter longevity and more for spring and summer, the Homme L'Eau Boisee more for spring and fall and the...
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    Re: A quick note on bottle sizes and cost/ml

    I also look at the strength of a fragrance. For example vintage Kouros, you maybe do not need several vintage 100ml bottles of, needing only 1 or 2 sprays per wearing (assuming one has like a 50+ or...
  74. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Noone knows the smell of the depths of the oceans (if there is one) and water itself has normally no smell. The 'smell' of a beach, sea and its surroundings will smell different to anyone and is...
  75. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Designer:

    - Bvlgari Aqva pour homme +1 (ocean)
    - Bvlgari Aqva Marine Pour homme +1 (beach)

    -Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique (sunscreen)
    - Horizon (salty ocean + wind)
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    Re: Discontinued Fragrances

    http://www.quirkyfinds.com
  77. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    Was thinking the same but also cannot see what you are proud of, lol

    On topic: Glad I do not experience what you do with old school fragrances as to me all smell well from beginning to end and I...
  78. Thread: Kouros 2015

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    Re: Kouros 2015

    The white shoulders bottle was introduced in 2012 (at least to my knowledge in Western Europe). There could be a transition phase between 2008-2012 with L'Oréal putting new juice in the shouldered...
  79. Thread: Kouros 2015

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    Re: Kouros 2015

    To my knowledge they (L'Oréal) did not change the actual scent of Kouros till 2012 when they introduced the white shoulders bottle.
    They first changed Jazz, M7 Oud Absolu, and Rive Gauche to those...
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    Lol, I am relaxed but was just wondering as u did not seem so relaxed by saying 'this is really important' without saying why.......(and I only wondered why that was, that's all)
    For all I care you...
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    Re: What is this Polo?

    Two sprays will do with a Cosmair bottle as it is really potent and leaves quite a sillage trail!
    When you have a chance sniff somewhere the current formulation and feel the horror when you...
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    The name change reason is told in post #5............
    Why is it so important to you if almost everyone in all threads tell you they both smell the same?
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    Re: What is this Polo?

    When you see Cosmair under the bottle you're good! Key is indeed 'less is more'!
    A true green pine masterpiece!
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    Misunderstood then but we think the same anyway after all. Same juice just a different label, and the reason was given by NeoXerxes!
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    Here a copy from the thread link I just posted giving the reason for the name change:

    1st April 2015, 12:49 AM

    NeoXerxes

    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma...
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    This thread is just a few days old and gives all the answers! Please read:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/402528-Acqua-Di-Parma-Colonia-Intensa-Oud-v-s-Acqua-Di-Parma-Colonia-Oud

    @Petukchele:...
  87. Re: Is this the original non reformulated M7?

    You could find this info in many old threads as well but I see you really love to start threads (almost 50 last 4 weeks, lol) :tongue:
  88. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Why don't you just try it as well in a (department) store and see for yourself what you think about it (Kouros I mean)?
  89. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Very nice description of this masterpiece of a fragrance! Cannot agree more as it is perfectly described!
    I always wonder how many of the Kouros haters tried this fragrance the correct way before...
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    Re: R De Revillon

    In case you haven't read the excellent reviews on Gillette Cool Wave:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120682.html
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    Re: R De Revillon

    To me it has a little of many fresh fragrances but I like my own thought that it is like a more interesting 'niche' version of the excellent Gillette Cool Wave aftershave.
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    Re: R De Revillon

    In Post #16 (almost 3 years ago) he says it was a splash!
  93. Re: Fans of Polo Crest and Modern Reserve - Chevignon is really close, with more moss and leather!

    Is Polo Green really still that popular (outside Bn'ers)? I do not think so tbh.................
    Also the reformulation is dreadful compared to the Cosmair formulations (but this is another...
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    Re: R De Revillon

    Before this is totally gone and not available anymore (in NL is isn't anymore already!) I bought through Germany two splash edt 200ml bottles as back up of my almost empty one (used almost 200ml in...
  95. Re: Fans of Polo Crest and Modern Reserve - Chevignon is really close, with more moss and leather!

    I think like three years ago, but some areas will still have stock and you will be seeing this for sale here and there still (like in France) as it is not a fragrance you see at the big department...
  96. Re: Fans of Polo Crest and Modern Reserve - Chevignon is really close, with more moss and leather!

    You did well! Enjoy the scent! (price is fair enough as well imo)
  97. Re: Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    Yes, I also got them (Loewe) from cheaper online sellers (but in NL, not Spain) or from our Ebay like site even way cheaper!.
    Yes, mainly in the bigger shops the Quorums are expensive but some even...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Got myself two cheap back up bottles (200ml splash edt each) out of Germany as this is not to get anymore in NL as I love this stuff and almost used up my first 200ml within last 4 years! A Maurice...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    - Kouros (vintage)
    - Dolce & Gabbana pour homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne pour homme (vintage)
    - Davidoff Leather blend
    - Revillon R
  100. Re: Fans of Polo Crest and Modern Reserve - Chevignon is really close, with more moss and leather!

    The Chevignon Brand for men (1992) as shown by Goose has been discontinued years ago and is more and more very hard to get!
    It is pretty close to Polo Crest (lesss to Modern Reserve imo) and...
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