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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It was all on 2nd wearing so no love on first sniff (except of Guerlain)

    Amouage Memoir Man - perfect woody masculine with green opening. You can smell quality here.
    Amouage Reflection Man - for...
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure Malt for me is almost strictly party scent. I wear it sometimes also to work or just around home but its loud and sweet (but IMO still more masculine than PH) so it fits best to clubs or other...
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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure Malt smells more mature.
    Pure Malt projects better.
    Longevity is similiar.
    Pure Havane smells more feminine.
    If you dont find Pure Havane feminine, then it will be probably more versatile...
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    Ridiculous sillage

    Yesterday I was biking with my gf. We went through city and there was not anyone around just taxi passing by (with open windows). When it came in front of us we were suddenly surrounded with cloud of...
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    Re: Body Kouros necessary?

    I also belong to the camp that had BK and enjoyed it at first but ended selling it and never looked back. Its very unique and IMO hard to wear and as my collection grew I didnt find a purpose for it...
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I foresee watering down of everything. Also I think that we will see more Parfum/EDP versions in men designers. Usually just EDP formulations of their old scents for much more $$$ (you can see this...
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    Re: Amouage & Aventus? HELP!!

    It has been posted many times already but its completely different style. Only thing that they have similar is high price tag :laugh:
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    IMO big question to ask is (sorry for my language but I am angry):
    How the f**k it is possible that there are s**tloads of etailers who have s**tloads of fragrances which are NOT FAKES in stock. Who...
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    Re: Advice with Creeds fragances

    IMO you smelled their most important fragrances (Aventus, GIT and Millesime Imperial) so you should trust your nose. I own MI and its good if you dont have time to think about what to wear because...
  10. Poll: Re: Suicidal Question: How similar are GIT and Cool Water?

    I vote for strong similiarity but I have just one batch of GIT lol and never compared them side by side (because I dont own bottle or sample of Cool Water).
    Anyway, I've tried Cool Water only after...
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    Re: Mature cool weather scent

    From your list I would buy Dior Homme.
    Outside your list - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thank you for your first impressions gtsb. It looks outstanding. I just hope that it wont make DHI "obsolete" :)
  13. Thread: M7 Fresh

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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Of course it will be praised here especially because it is discontinued :). I had it few years ago and am happy that I sold it. Original M7 is way better. M7 Fresh lasted on me just few hours and I...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    IMO yes and no. As far as difference there is not more difference between them like for example between A*Men and Pure Coffee (which to me smells very similiar). But even if the difference is not big...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    One of my favourite eshops (I have like half of my collection from them and they definitely are not fakes) started selling Amouages, Lutens, Montales and L Artisans (for example) for a very low...
  16. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum (EU only)

    Still available.
  17. Thread: Yves Rocher

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    Re: Yves Rocher

    It probably wont help you but Lilas Mauve is my current favourite scent for women...
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    Re: I finally tried Versace Dreamer

    Congrats on your buy. Dreamer is polarizing fragrance but its unique and good bang for buck if it fits your taste.
  19. Re: Have Reformulations ruined fragrances? : Dior Homme, Chergui, Timbuktu?

    There are some fragrances e.g. Fahrenheit that were butchered by reformulations. On the other side, I prefer reformulated Encre Noire over "vintage". IMO it really depends on your taste and not every...
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    Re: EDP Frédéric Malle MR vs Creed Aventus

    How about?

    Musc Ravageur - cold weather signature
    Aventus - hot weather signature
  21. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Al Oudh - original, dirty, sexy but IMO not easy to wear
    Mechant Loup - have not tried this one
    Fou d'Absinthe - nice pine + absinth masculine scent
    Voleur de Roses - very fresh rose + patchouli...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Well, before they wanted like $120 (shipping) for sending samples to Europe. F*** such company.
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    Re: 5 fragrances, pick which one

    Fahrenheit Absolute - I liked it at first but really hate it right now. Its modern spicy masculine... if you can handle overload of synthetic incense. On my "to ged rid off asap" list.

    212 men -...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    IMO this oud + rose bandwagon is even more annoying than "sport" fragrances.
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    Re: Infusion DHomme

    green - Mugler Cologne
    classic soapy - Acqua Di Parma Colonia
  26. Is Muglers Pure Energy identical to Pure Shot?

    I've tried TM Pure Shot like 2 years ago and I hated top notes but liked drydown. Scent kinda reminded me mix of Avon Full Speed, Terre d Hermes and Timbuktu. It was ok but I was not rushing to buy...
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    This. My favourite but still not bottle worthy are White Aoud and Dark Aoud.
  28. Re: Anyone else out there thinks GIT smells like MI?

    First two wearings of Millesime Imperial I also had impression that there is something similiar to GIT in it. GIT naked I'd say.
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    Re: New Dior Addict - Shock Horror !

    Yes. There is still Addict Eau De Parfum (in dark bottle with gold ring) that was reformulated couple of years ago (around 2011) which is not exactly same as vintage stuff (slightly lighter and less...
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    Re: New Dior Addict - Shock Horror !

    Don't worry. David is refering to Dior Addict Eau de Toilette ( http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Dior/Dior-Addict-Eau-de-Toilette-25159.html )which was just released NOT Dior Addict EDP...
  31. Re: As a niche house, why are Serge Luten fragrances easier to find cheaper?

    Its similiar here. My favourite "local" online shop sells Lutens for 35-55 Euros. So far I bought just Fleurs D Oranger for girlfriend and it seems to be real... Now they added Amouages for 120 euros...
  32. Poll: Re: Blind buy - Creed Millesime Imperial vs Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    So I finally pulled trigger and blind bought Millesime Imperial (75 euros for 120ml tester bottle, 2013 batch) and IMO its way better than Grey Vetiver that I already tried couple times and didnt...
  33. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    I thought that nothing can wow me anymore because it was more than 1 year ago since I was wowed by frag last time... but Millesime Imperial did it.
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    Re: Designer forest smelling fragrances?

    Avon - Crisp Forest if you can still find it somewhere. I bought it very cheap on ebay and it smells good. Only downside - doesnt project and last long.
    ...
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    Re: The one that got away?

    Gucci Envy for Men and Jil Sander Man Absolute. I thought that I dont need them but after sampling another bunch of what is on market today I think that they are pretty grood and I would buy them if...
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    Re: Disappointed with ADG Essenza

    Me and my girlfriend also prefer original over Essenza. Original is... more fresh and also lasts longer than Essenza on my skin. Anyway my ADG original is like 5years old atleast so new version of...
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    Poll: Re: amouage reflection man poll

    Neutral, bordering on positive. Nice but IMO not worth its price tag.
  38. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    Only 3:
    Coromandel and backups of Gucci PH II and LIDGE.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested.....

    I tested Valentino Uomo today on my skin... Topnotes are kinda nice and very slightly similiar to Dior Homme, but drydown is generic sweet scent that I smelled many times before in fragrances like...
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    Re: Chanel's coromandel

    Completely unisex. My male colleague in work liked it so much that he wanted to buy decant from me. (and he is the guy that is more likely to give you negative comment than compliment)
  41. Re: Help me find my signature scent-long post ahead

    If you want something really unique order and try samples of:

    YSL M7

    Clive Christian X for Men (super expensive)

    Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été (expensive)
  42. Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Yeah. I could live with just Gucci PH II, LIDGE and Encre Noire for rest of my days.
  43. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    1,Times when I was attention whore was in my teens, not in 30s.
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    Re: Dior Fehrenheit le parfume... Thoughts?

    Does it keep the fahrenheit DNA? Not much.
    Is it much stronger? Same.
    Does it project better? Same.

    It should not be named Fahrenheit in first place. You may like it but do not expect it to be...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles

    How would you describe it? Its one of few scents that I am really looking forward to try.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Nice. I am so happy that it will be build around oakmoss and cypress instead of oud. Now I just wish that they would pass on coffee and vanilla lol. Anyway, notes sounds more interesting than I...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Parfums Nicolai Maharadjah
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    Re: Encre Noire and Sycomore

    Sycomore has probably higher quality ingredients. I like top notes of both but on drydown i strongly prefer Encre Noire which is more masculine and woody. IMO its niche quality for less than 30 euros...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste :'(

    No surprise to me. It is definite one of heavier fragrances around and stuff like that is not sold anymore on designer shelfes. I personally went from "hate" to "its ok but I dont need it" on it.
  50. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    +1 Oud bandwagon is not fun anymore.
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    Re: Dilemma between LIDGE and DH Intense

    DHI has more vanilla.
    Lidge is more about cacao + patchouli
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    Versace Eau Fraiche is more fruity and sweeter, Issey is more citrussy, sharp and floral. Personaly I would probably take Issey or even better Azzaro Chrome Sport (which is similiar to Versace, just...
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Vetiver - Encre Noire

    Citrus - Azzaro Chrome Sport

    Aquatic - Acqua Di Gio
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara - First Impressions

    I've tried Amara today on my wrist. Its more than 5 hours since I sprayed it.

    1. I never ever before smelt so real mandarine not as are top notes of Aqua Amara. Excellent.
    2. Unfortunately top...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    I am just smelling Fahrenheit Parfum on paper strip. Its like 5 hours after I sprayed it. I am not good at describing scents but I will just make some points.
    1. If I didnt know it is Fahrenheit I...
  56. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Dior Homme Sport 2008
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    I used to prefer Taste of Fragrance but Pure Malt is back on my no.1 .
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    Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    There were times when Pure Malt was sold for around $100-200 on ebay. I can see why anyone would try to make a fake... As far as different bottle designs... there was not different bottles on...
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    Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    Limited edition of limited edition flanker? I smell scam here. Pass.
  60. Re: Versace Pour Homme: The Best Fresh Designer Fragrance!

    I've finished my sample just last Saturday... Its nice and my girlfriend like it too but personaly I prefer Acqua Di Gio or Azzaro Chrome Sport.
  61. Re: Coeur de Vétiver Sacré as a tea centered scent

    IMO there is not much vetiver like in Encre Noire or Sycomore. Its hard to describe because it has bit of everything but it was definitely worst L Artisan that I had chance to sample.
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    Re: Your take on Armani's Eau de Nuit

    Its nice. To me it smells like Dior Homme on top and Armani Code for Women on drydown.
  63. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    I used to love Body Kouros but it was like 2 years ago.. then I sold it because I rarely used it.
    I used to love Gucci PH II and now I love it even more.
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    Re: Chanel Fragrance Help

    If you really want to get 1 Chanel get original Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport. They are both safe and modern (Allure is more cold weather scent and AHS hot weather scent).
  65. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE vs DESIGNER WINNERS -----> (Final round)

    Dhi
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    Congrats. I am still on fence whether I need this or not... Anyway its one of better masculine woody/spicy/vetivers. I just wish it lasts longer (I get about 4-6 hours on my skin)
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    Spring: Encre Noire
    Summer: Encre Noire
    Autumn: Encre Noire
    Winter: Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: one It will be best than three?

    Personally I will always go with love over like (even if that means having just 1 excellent fragrance over 3 average). Also I think that our opinion doesnt matter. What matter is your opinion... So...
  70. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/17/14): Platinum Egoiste vs Allure Pour Homme

    Allure Homme.
  71. Re: Help me choose a scent for an important first date!

    Hi Jonny. Definitely Dior Homme.
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    Re: quick advice on gucci ph II

    Just received another backup bottle of Gucci PH II. Batch code is 3162 = 12th June 2013. So it seems that in 2013 it still was not discontinued.
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    I would not say so. The more I sample more I appreciate what I have found and consider to be gems. There are hundreds of medicore scents on market but only few that are real 10/10.
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    I own 2 100ml backups of Gucci PH II and 1 75ml backup of LIDGE. Why ? Because Gucci PH II is probably discontinued and is my signature and most versatile scent. LIDGE because it could be my winter...
  75. Re: AVENTUS - First thoughts after wearing, not a review!

    I dont want to start another I just tried Aventus threads so I will post my first impressions here. I ordered small sample vial of Aventus from reputable eshop. I have no idea what batch number it is...
  76. Re: Anything similar to Le Male that isn't a flanker?

    Nothing. Only clones. If you change notes which makes Le Male Le Male you will get different scent. Slightly similar are Fleur Du Male (but more orange flower and neroli, less vanilla), and Dreamer...
  77. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    easy - Gucci PH II
  78. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    I have both (but just sample of JSM Absolute) and they are different in style. IMO DHI is more interesting and sophisticated scent. DHI is "cloudy" vanilla sweet and JSM absolute is more like candy...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    You know that in EU, like 90% of population doesnt have English as their native language right? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_Union_member_states_by_population IE (its all countries...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    Thanks for link. I've just sent them email:

    "Dear European Commission,

    I am very sad to see upcomming regulation in using of 3 ingredients that are large part of majority of current perfumes....
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Fahrenheit... but only old formulations. New one deserves to go into Hall of Shame.
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I've tried it last week but just on paper. I know that its not right way to judge fragrance but I expected something groundbreaking and it was not interesting enough for skin test. All I could smell...
  83. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    Coromandel by a mile.
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    + 1 000 000

    Add to that GMO shit, aspartame and other **** that we must consume every day... but hey. Its fragrances that are EVIL!
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    Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    I've sampled Byredo 1996 in store, and it is very nice amber/leather/iris combo. SA said that its their best selling Byredo and ladies buy it because even IT crowd compliments them when they wear it...
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    Re: War of the roses

    Lumiere Noire by a KO in 10 seconds. They are not even in same league. I own samples of both and Declaration D un soir is just synthetic mess while Lumire Noire is creamy blanket of romantic...
  87. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I may be minority but I find DHI more feminine than DH because IMO overload of vanilla is more feminine than iris.
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    Poll: Re: Looking for masculine summer fragrance

    +1 Guerlain Homme L Eau


    TDH in summer is overkill.
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    Re: Amazing shopping experience

    Thank you everyone :).

    Now back to fragrances... Reflection Man... after few hours, that annoying synthetic screetchy note disapeared. All that remained is nice sweet creamy and almost powdery...
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    Re: Beautiful shopping experience

    Yeah. Its absolutely awesome. Little Guerlain is 5ml. I was almost bored with fragrances but now I have things to test for next few months!

    So far I tested just Reflection Man, which reminds me...
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    Amazing shopping experience

    I ordered my 2nd niche bottle, huge bottle of Chanel Coromandel from Place Vendome at Belgium (it was recommended to me on fragrantica boards). I asked them if they could send me one sample of Amouge...
  92. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Lidge
  93. Can 1 wearing ruin fragrance that you loved before?

    I dont know if I am supersensitive right now but during last month I am really disgusted by 2 fragrances that I used to wear.

    First, like 2 weeks ago, I've worn Fahrenheit Absolute to bed and...
  94. Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    As a most popular scent right now I would say 1 million.

    As a signature scent of our time (that means scent that characterize current era) - also 1 million = greed & money, thats what rules our...
  95. Re: help me identify what's lurking at the bottom of a few Hermes fragrances...

    Welcome at basenotes :)

    From your description It is very likely that its Iso E super.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    SportsFan

    I perceive DH (I have vintage) as iris + cocoa + some leather and lavender.
    DHI (1r02 batch) is more like vanilla shake + some iris and touch of cocoa.

    So it depends what you find...
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI by a mile, it's better scent and much more sophisticated and natural smelling. PH cherry note is very feminine IMHO .
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    What is Chyrpra and Fouera?:laugh:
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    Re: Paul Smith Man

    As basenoters above already mentioned Paul Smith For Men in green bottle is not similiar to Dior Homme at all. Completely different fragrance.
  100. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    LIDGE 75ml 55 euro
    DHI 100ml 60 euro
    Gucci PH II 2x100ml 90 euro
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