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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    It was, in fact, my SOTD yesterday and it's one that, if one didn't think it strong enough, just projects even more with increase in body heat. You'd be seriously provoking unwanted comments and...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    No, not unless your name is Denis Leary and you sing "I'm an @#$hole" while you're at it, too. Totally inappropriate. In fact, I think it's the nuclear bomb he sings about in the video.

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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    http://beeralien.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/stone_smport_chocorg_.jpg

    Mmmmm.

    Oh wait... wrong forum! Dangnabbit, I hate it when that happens!
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    I was just going to say this with FT; Chergui's nice, but Fumerie Turque is definitely all about honey and tobacco.
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    Re: Le Labo Patchouli 24 - A few questions

    The Le Labo scents are essentially "mixed on demand," meaning they have a formula and they prepare each bottle individually at the time of sale for it and label it accordingly (for whom, when to use...
  6. Re: Your thoughts on Le Labo's Ylang 49, Oud 27, Patchouli 24?

    Patchouli 24 is great. It's patchouli for people who don't like patchouli, but like sitting next to a campfire in a leather jacket smoking some spicy meat of choice. Oud 27 never did much for me;...
  7. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    It's like seeing what a chef can do if given dough, some cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni, sausage and oregano. Simple ingredients sometimes equal surprising results in the right hands.
  8. Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    http://www.nstperfume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/costume-natl-soul-s.jpg


    The edp features notes of bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper, geranium, leather accord, old wood, amber,...
  9. Re: Thoughts on Tom Ford Oud Wood and YSL M7 Oud Absolu

    I find the original M7 best. The opening is more pronounced and sharper than M7OA, but they both seem to end up at about the same point eventually and I don't see much difference in longevity - I...
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    Re: Is my Lalique Pour Homme fake?

    When I bought this years ago I thought it was pretty cloying, too. But a funny thing has happened - when I spray it now, I really enjoy the classic citrus composition with rosemary standing out. ...
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    Re: Fake Creed Himalaya?

    Doesn't mean it's not, either. The OP asked for comments and I provided feedback based on my own personal experience. As stated, I know my bottle is authentic because of where I bought it. I also...
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    Re: Is Invictus a cheaper copy of Jubilation?

    "Did he just grab my ass?"
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    Re: Is Invictus a cheaper copy of Jubilation?

    Yes, it's like a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy. Basically, it smells like a mimeograph - remember those? - and come to think of it, smells like a copy of one, too. :P
  14. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    If you can find it, Korre's Saffron Amber Agarwood Cardamom. Not a powerhouse, but along the lines of a softer M7.
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    Re: Fake Creed Himalaya?

    Doesn't look like my bottle which I bought from Neiman Marcus when it first came out.

    First of all, the cap is too shiny. It should have the same "matte" finish as the bottle itself. The one...
  16. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    A year ago this time, I found Ferrari Silver Essence for $23. You can't find it for less than $50 now. Seven years ago, I found LIDGE at BeautyEncounter for $37 before everyone went bonkers for it....
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    Re: Major price hike for Creeds on Fragrancenet

    It's not just Creed, it's the biz in general. I recall several years ago posting here when I saw Burberry Sport in a magazine and groaned at the 2.5oz bottle priced for $74, I believe. In the early...
  18. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    One and the same; the clear is repackaged/reintroduction after it had become hard to find for a number of years - but there is also a Havana Reserve that's also in the blue cylinder bottle. The...
  19. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    My eyes must deceive me, not a single mention of Serge Luten's Vetiver Oriental.
  20. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Huh?

    While I'm at it, I'm going to be the big dissenter and go -1 on Aramis Havana; I just never found it to be that much of a tobacco scent, not amongst the cacophony of notes at least. Best...
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    Cuiron.
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    Re: Whys is Creed Tabarome not well liked?

    Never got "aquatic" out of it, but definitely ginger. The tobacco is more leafy and dry and lacks a certain oomph to it. Rather than having ginger and/or as such predominate notes, it would have...
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    Re: David Yurman - Limited Edition

    It starts out perfume-y, but it's a spicy rose and develops to be more masculine than feminine. Your best bet is to check out the reviews on Fragrantica, of which there are plenty of. And it's...
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    Re: David Yurman Limited Edition info

    Have it, been trying to keep it a secret. It's great stuff and can be found cheap. Why, I don't know - originally it was a $250 fragrance. Actually, I do know: the sellers don't have the correct...
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    Incense, pepper, nutmeg and cedar. It's decent for what it is; nobody's going to confuse it for Comme des Garcon, though apparently some have sprayed cleaning detergents on themselves in mistake.
  26. Thread: holy CHet!

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    Re: holy CHet!

    I love it when people walk up to me and say I smell synthetic!
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    Gendarme's Grabazzi literally has a coca-cola note in it. Check it out on Fragrantica: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Gendarme/Grabazzi-7194.html
  28. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I agree. It's never going to win most popular or best smelling, but I always found it interesting and versatile, often getting different vibes from it in a single wearing. I had a room candle of...
  29. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    double post. move along, nothing to see here!
  30. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I'd say the OP hasn't smelled enough fragrances. There are plenty that are far, far worse.
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    Re: Polo green a Powerhouse???

    The original was "loud and proud." Don't know if it were a "panty-dropper," but a gal once told me she could knit me a pair using only one needle while smelling it.
  32. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    From the sample I've had, I could barely ever detect this after an hour or so - sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. While it's pleasant enough, the cedar is one of the few instances where I got...
  33. Re: A Night Out In Vegas...my arsenal for the week

    I didn't take anything to Vegas when I went. Of course, I was there for 13 years and when I left, I did so with a few hundred bottles!
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This thread has been stretched more than Peter Jackson could ever hope to stretch The Hobbit!
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Potency?

    My nearly empty 12-13 year old bottle still remains one of the most potent scents I've ever owned (and that's probably several hundred.) I don't look forward to replacing it when the time comes.
  36. Re: 212 Sexy Men Carolina Herrera or Le Male Terrible Jean Paul Gaultier?

    212 Sexy if you're not into floral and as Scentimus said, better longevity. I had a female employee who just swooned over it so much, I gave a small decant of it to her for her husband.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    While I cannot see the Choctaw pictograms myself, oddly enough I can taste them. They remind me of the sarsaparilla infused "cough syrup" my grandaddy used to brew out behind the woodshed with my...
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    How about Green Noirish Tweed?
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Amouage Jubilation XXV Sport
    Creed Aventus Intensus
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche Noir.

    Just because...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I don't know about anyone else, but I can still read the message... I just touch the screen and wallah, it's in braille!
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    Re: Armani Code ......

    It probably smells synthetic because it is, like the vast majority of other scents' compositions. Honestly, do people really believe they're smelling natural ingredients when sniffing the majority of...
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    Apparently this had its debut in Dubai on the 20th. More info: "Master Perfumer Carlos Benaim’s vision was to bring a new interpretation to an oud fragrance, recreating the scent of its precious...
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    The strange thing is, any other market that becomes this saturated with product would see more competitive pricing. Then again, I guess one waits a couple of months and finds it at a much more...
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    Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    Well, it's an "accord"... but it's an eau de parfum.

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/28/ralph-lauren-polo-supreme-oud-new-fragrance/
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme question

    Personally I think it's just due to the scent being dynamic - you're going to get different facets of it here and there during the same and subsequent wearings. That's the mark of a great scent, imo.
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    Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    This is what I was thinking, too.
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    Re: Is Straight to Heaven worth a blind buy?

    If you really like cedar, perhaps.
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    Re: LIDGE or Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Both are nice, but I agree with Mr. Popo - if FA is discontinued, you're better off grabbing a bottle of that now.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    MFK - Lumiere Noire Pour Homme.

    +3
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    Re: Carolina Herrera: Best of?

    Herrera For Men is a nice scent reminiscent of the original Ungaro Pour Homme III. 212 has its haters, but honestly when it came out in the late 1990's, there wasn't really anything else like it. It...
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    The reform isn't in the original bottle - it's the reason I passed over it when I had an opportunity. The original bottle is much nicer.
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme question

    It has qualities similar to the now-defunct-hard-to-find-and-I-wish-I-never-sold-it Slatkin & Co. Black Fig & Absinthe, which I got as an edp at Neiman Marcus a number of years ago ($60 for 3.4oz in...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme question

    You should be happy to note, it's deeper and darker without as much citrus - but there are definitely noticeable differences. I wasn't big on the original TF4M and had actually bought Black Orchid...
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Tobacco flower? Leaf? Pipe tobacco? They all have significantly different feels. Among those I haven't seen listed: one of the best on the cheap, Lanvin Avant Garde is pretty nice and smells a...
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I don't know about you, but my arm is worth more than that. A lot more. :)
  56. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    There's a Ted Lapidus Oud Noir on the way, too.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.28825.jpg
  57. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    If I remember correctly, the original Michael from 2001 had a slight name change at one point, too, though I can't recall if the original was "Michael" then switched to "Michael Kors" or vice versa,...
  58. Re: Sean John Unforgivable Vs. Creed Millesime Imperial

    Ditto. MI is much better. From what I recall, the top notes in Unforgivable are nice - but fleeting. Unforgivable Black was more interesting with coconut and liquor (rum).
  59. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I wonder how many people won't discern the differences as the bottle and colors are fairly close, as is the name. (Differences in that it's not intended to be the same fragrance, yet much of it, at...
  60. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    Kevin at Now Smell This reviewed it a couple of weeks ago. I'll see if I can find the link.
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    I didn't happen to catch the thread, but it reminds me of a similar incident I had with a fellow co-worker (actually, it happens quite a bit.) This person asked my opinion of something, I gave it,...
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    Mine was manufactured in 1999 and was Y2K compliant!
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    Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    I think people sometimes forget how subjective their perspective really is; just because it's not talked about endlessly doesn't mean something is underrated. In fact, if you go back to the old...
  64. Re: Tiffany for Men (Vintage) - Questions and feedback

    Bought it maybe six years ago - was 36 at the time. Eventually sold it, but it had nothing to do with age. It's somewhat reminiscent of Chanel's Pour Monsieur Concentree, but longer lasting. I...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    Going on 9+ hours today and it's still quite present - especially when I smell under my shirt.
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    I agree. I bought it when it was first released and as I mentioned in a previous post, I was quite conscious of spraying too much when I wore this. I'll make it my SOTD tomorrow and see if I still...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    Strange. This one comes off as semi-loud to my nose. I'm always conscious of it while wearing it -- not sure if it's deceptive, but it's one of those where I get wafts of it while moving around,...
  68. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    +3 on Divine L'Homme Sage and throw in Montale's White Aoud which is my SOTD. I get a lot more saffron than rose.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Wow, it's been a long time since I've last posted one. Squinting a bit with the sun in my eyes here.

    https://thebarkbitesback.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/20140723-072833-26913065.jpg?w=157&h=157
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    Re: Riva Fragances

    I have Follia di Aquarama. It's a bit of a strange one, but interesting - like a precursor to Aventus in some ways because it has fruit over a smokey, woody base. It's an edp, but it has a marine...
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    Re: Most dreary fragrance?

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/Salvador%20Dali_cologne%20pour%20homme.jpg

    It will conjure images of tombstones with decaying flowers and a vanilla candle flickering in the...
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    Re: ORIGINAL SANTAL from frangrancenet.com

    No, I called and was informed it was complimentary - but nevertheless I had myself removed. They need to be a little more upfront with what they're doing, when it ends, no cost, etc. - I didn't want...
  73. Re: Worst retailer that you've done business with

    This is a chance to tell my story again: back in 2010, I was perusing the Creeds at NM at Fashion Show when I saw a tester of Vintage Tabarome. I asked, by chance, if they had any flacons of it. ...
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    Bought it and took it back to exchange a week later for Tom Ford Extreme. Thought they had some similarities at the time, with Extreme being more masculine.
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    Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - new fragrance

    And it's an edp. Apparently it's limited to certain markets at the moment.
  76. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    From 2002 post by Grant:

    Hi Bill, there is an entry on the Basenotes site for it but the sites
    down at present (long story - i'll explain later)

    Anyway, here's what it would say:

    "A...
  77. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Not here, it didn't. Both M7 and Cuiron were discussed endlessly here upon their release. I despised M7 at first. In fact, when I'd go into my local Nordstrom, I'm leave with a handful of samples...
  78. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    We're referencing Cuiron, which was originally an EDC but listed on Luckyscent's site as an EDP now.
  79. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    When Cuiron came out, around the same time as M7, both were somewhat viewed as "throwback" manly scents of from the 70's with a modern touch. That may explain the dated feel of it. I personally...
  80. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Hmmm...the plot thickens. I double-checked Luckyscent and they do have it as an EDP while the helmut lang website mentions no concentration whatsoever, not even on the packaging:...
  81. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    It has to have been reformulated to be an EDP now as shown on Luckyscent. The original was an EDC.
  82. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    At least it's now an EDP. The original was an EDC.
  83. Re: Don't stone me to death for asking but what do you guys think of Armani Mania?

    Got Mania when it first came out - still have some left and think it's one of the better Armani scents I've tried. Very underrated, it's a warm woody scent with cashmere woods and saffron and some...
  84. Re: Lagerfeld Photo (old bottle), VC&A Pour Homme, Pal Zileri Fragrance Bar, Perry Ellis, Azzaro, mo

    Added two new (old, actually) bottles.
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    Re: Bombed the office today

    Spilled 2/3 of a jar bottle of Fumerie Turque in the bedroom once. Most of it avoided the carpet, but the desk smelled nice for several months!
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    Re: Floris Santal alternative

    Pal Zileri Sartoriale by way of Gucci Envy.
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    Re: Opus 1870 underrated?

    I never got aquatics - semi or otherwise - from this scent. It's all cedar, incense and pepper with a hint of rose (though I swear it smells like cloves, too.) I think Gucci Pour Homme II had a bit...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin EDT suspicious packaging

    Yep, box on the left is original packaging. I purchased it when it was first released in 2005, I believe.
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    Re: Tonka Heavy Fragrance

    Lanvin Arpege Pour Homme.
  90. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    Great, inexpensive and underrated: Lalique Equus EDP.
  91. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    They've been going up over the last decade plus. Prior to the release of Virgin Island Water, I bought Himalaya, I believe, at Neiman Marcus for $180. VIW pushed them over the $200 mark.

    No...
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    Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    From Now Smell This...

    The notes feature ginger, pink pepper, frankincense, papyrus, sandalwood, atlas cedar, amber, oud and moss.
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    Have it, love it, running low. I particularly like the immortelle in this. It's not going to smack you upside the head like Goutal's Sable, but it's there and done quite nicely.
  94. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    In 2003 it was all M7 and Helmut Lang Cuiron, both of which came out about the same time. I think PaulG and myself were the biggest fans of Piper Nigrum early on, and of course Jeffrey P. was in...
  95. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    Yep, that was 2001. There may have been a few niche stuff mentioned back then, perhaps a couple of L'Artisan, but it was skewed heavily toward designer.
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    Re: For Summer: VIW or MI?

    Both great, but if you're dealing with heat and humidity, MI might be the better route as VIW tends to wear heavier.
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    Re: Perry ellis m "wowwwwww"

    Had this back when it came out but found it similar, as others have said, to Allure and Lalique' Faun (with the blue tint). It had its differences, but not enough for me to keep at the time. A very...
  98. Re: Just received my super cheap bottle of Ferrari Silver Essence and...

    It's a pretty good. Kind of has a rubbery Oud note for a bit with a dark rose note, but I like the elemi and olibanum in the base where, at one point, it smells fairly similar to M7. Longevity is...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    I do wonder if the aging process itself may lend to long term differences. Just like twins born from the same mother who grow up together, once separated and sent off into the world and on their own...
  100. Re: Just received my super cheap bottle of Ferrari Silver Essence and...

    I've probably gone through 1/3 of my body already. Incidentally, I had a bottle of Oud Essence that had a leak and didn't spray that great. A replacement bottle was sent - so now I have two - and...
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