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  1. Re: Closest fragrance to Midnight In Paris - VC&Arpels EDP ?

    Oh and Mr Envy is spot on. The EDP and EDT are so close that I can hardly tell the difference.
  2. Re: Closest fragrance to Midnight In Paris - VC&Arpels EDP ?

    I have all the fragrances to which you refer and apart from the Bvlgari Black, I don't really find any similarities in vibe. The Mercedes and Mugler are both much more of the gourmand variety (sweet...
  3. Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    Soooooo jealous right now :sad:

    Thanks hednic for your early impressions of both of these. I am desperately hoping that these both make it down under very soon.
  4. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Quite a few:
    Mugler Pure Tonka,
    Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau,
    Shalimar Souffle Intense,
    Sauvage Very Cool,
    Ferrari Noble Fig,
    Star Wars 4 Piece Gift Set (Dark EDP + Light EDP + Droid EDP +...
  5. Re: Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    Thanks Hednic. Armani Prive rarely lets me down, so I'm eagerly awaiting these. I just hope they make it to Australia (unlike the recent 'Charm' release that we never saw).
  6. Armani Prive Bleu Lazuli & Bleu Turqoise

    Hi all,

    I just spotted these 2 new beauties on Armani's International site http://www.armanibeauty.com/home

    I couldn't locate any other information about these, but they sound enticing from the...
  7. Re: Rarely used but still must haves in your wardrobe

    So many from my wardrobe fit this category so it's hard to be specific but the following are all must have's that get far too little use:

    Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel, Jersey
    Dior: Feve...
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    Re: Luxurious Cigarette Pack Scent

    I so wish this was true for me. I too have been hunting for a similar fragrance for many years. Although I gave up smoking nearly 11 years ago I have never forgotten the wonderful smell of a freshly...
  9. Re: What was the scent that got you into this hobby?

    Kouros for sure.
  10. Re: NEW: Mercedes Benz - Mercedes Benz Man Gray!

    Another nice looking fragrance. I really hope these new 'Man' flankers make it down to Australia; I still haven't even seen the 'Cologne' version of the original Mercedes Benz.
  11. Re: NEW: Mercedes Benz - Mercedes Benz Man Private !

    Thanks Hednic. I have a soft spot for quite a few of Mercedes Benz frags and Oliver Cresp so I'll definitely want to check this out.
  12. Re: What smells great on others, but not on yourself?

    The original Fahrenheit. I really do like to smell it on others but it just never works for me.
  13. Re: Let's Play.......Which Single Fragrance Have You Bought The Most Bottles Of?

    Without a doubt Rive Gauche Pour Homme (original tin can). I couldn't say exactly how many but at least 10.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th September, 2017

    Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi
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    Re: Today I bought September 2017

    Byredo 1996 Inez & Vinoodh. Just loving this so much!
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    Re: Between Victor n Rolf

    I agree with this. I've never been a fan of spicebomb or any of its subsequent versions. Antidote is wonderful and very unique.
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    Re: Feve delicieuse

    This. I agree 100%.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Soooooo jealous! :wink: I fear that I'll never get the chance to sniff this one down here in Sydney.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    These beauties just arrived. 70081
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yesterday was the first time I sampled these:

    Halston Man Amber (very nice, if a bit one dimensional); and Parfums de Marley - Pegasus (also very nice but seemed very similar to Amouage Reflection...
  21. Re: Byredo - good line for women, so so for men?

    I too completely agree about Mister Marvelous and Sunday Cologne, the former being a borderline dislike for me. I adore Accord Oud and wear it often. I hope to soon purchase a bottle of 1996 and...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Keiko Mecheri Cure Cordoba.
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    Re: Ferrari's Essence line

    I only have Silver and Cedar from the line and Silver is my favourite of the 2. In my opinion Cedar has absolutely no resemblance to Creed's Aventus!
  24. Re: NEW: Givenchy - Givenchy pour Homme Silver Edition!

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely seek this out as I always loved the brown bottle version.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Keiko Mecheri: Embruns, Mullholland, and Loukhoum all stunning and special. Not quite as impressive but still very nice from this house are Oliban and Un Jour d'Ete
  26. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    Although it's been years since I have smelt it, FCUK homme (in the matt grey silver bottle with the rectangle window) was an absolute chemical nightmare to me. It came close to smelling like hospital...
  27. Re: I`m in the mood to blind buy a ROUGE COLOGNE! You may help me!?

    How about Armani Prive's Rouge Malachite? It's a strong tuberose but is restrained enough by the edition of amber that even as a person who often dislikes tuberose, I find it very wearable. The...
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    Re: Favourite zegna?

    My all time favorite from Zegna is actually Essenza Di Zegna, followed closely by Z Zegna. Both are wonderful year round fragrances but perform better in Summer weather. I pretty much love everything...
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Rive Gauche Pour Homme ?

    I own and love all three, but if forced to pick it has to be the original.
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

    This is now available in department stores in Sydney Australia and the Zegna Boutique. I picked up mine last week and I like it a lot. I agree with Hednic that it is a lighter version of Florentine...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Keiko Mecheri Embruns & Mulholland. Both are a blind buy so my fingers are crossed. Also recently bought Masculin Pluriel & Grand Soir from Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
  32. Re: Anyone tried either of the two new Acqua di Parma scents yet?

    When I was visiting Hawaii in March I sampled then immediately purchased a full bottle of Ebano. It's a fairly unique smell with the combination of honey and deep dark wood, but if I had to liken it...
  33. Re: How Was Your Experience with Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    I agree. Although I admit that I don't reach for it often, I really love Black Orchid when I'm in the mood. I too prefer this over many of the Tom Ford Private Blend releases.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    Bvlgari Man in Black Cologne
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    Re: Favorite YSL

    I have so many wonderful favourites from this house but Rive Gauche Pour Homme is the absolute standout. If I could pick a top 5 (apart from Rive Gauche) in would be:

    1. L'Homme/L'Homme Parfum...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    3 recent purchases have blown me away: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route du Mexique, & Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la route de Madagascar, & Byredo Accord Oud.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
  38. Re: 4711 Maurer & Wirtz "exclusives", anything worth trying?

    I'm not 100% sure of which collection you are referring to, but I have and love 4711 Acqua Colonia Mandarine & Cardamom. I have the large splash bottle and I also bought the shower gel. I use the...
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    Re: Top Five Designer Exclusives :)

    I agree, it's too hard to just pick 5!

    I could easily pick five each from Armani's Prive lineup or that of Zegna's Essenze collection. Added to that at least half of Dior's exclusive line, and...
  40. Re: When you die, who would you leave your collection to?

    Coincidentally I only recently had my will re-written at the end of last year and had a special clause inserted to leave my entire fragrance collection to my two best friends (who are partners)....
  41. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    That's a very tough question to ask, but from my collection it would have to be Rive Gauche Pour Homme.
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It was actually yesterday 1st February 2017 Armani Prive Iris Celadon.

    Very warm, comforting patchouli and chocolate with some buttery iris.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Penhaligon`s Sartorial & Perry Ellis' Oud Black Vanilla Absolute.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    One other thing I must mention is the presentation! I'm very happy that Armani have gone back to housing their Prive's in nice wooden boxes with a magnetic closure. It looks wonderful on display!
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi all, I hope I didn't set the expectations too high with my comparison to Chanel's Coromandel. The longer I wore Iris Celadon the less it reminded me of the Chanel. However, the comparison to...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi faeman, I did buy it on line from 10th_&_Market, but as the link no longer works I'm guessing they only had one for sale. I'll send through some photos & updated review as soon as I can. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    I'm so relieved that my parcel finally turned up today and now I'm happy to finally have this in my hands. As soon as I've had a chance to test it out I'll report back in more detail. I have already...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    My package still hasn't arrived and as it's already Friday evening here in Sydney it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday (sigh). The good news though is that I've learned that Iris Céladon was...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi Hednic, I bought it on-line from 10th_&_Market. I've purchased from them before and hope that this purchase will also be OK. As soon as I have it I'll be sure to update this post.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    I'm pretty excited as I just received an e-mail that my Armani Prive Iris Celadon package has arrived in Australia via USPS and I hope to be picking it up sometime this week. As soon as I've got it...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Living in Australia, sometimes there's no other option. When I started out collecting I used to buy a lot of scents blind. No though, my blind buying is much less frequent.

    While Australia does...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    My recently (blind) bought bottles of Z Zegna Shanghai & New York have just arrived. So far so good, but I think I prefer New York of the 2, and Milan of the 3.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    How'd you get on? Any good bargains?
  54. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    From my experience I can detect civet or at least YSL's replication of a civet note in Tattoo. From my understanding civet is meant to smell musky,animalistic and a little bit 'dirty'. Tattoo...
  55. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Diddy, one thing I should mention is that Cologne Sport has light sillage and longevity compared to the rest of the Kouros line. It is aptly named 'Cologne' as it really performs like a traditional...
  56. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Cologne Sport and Eau De Sport and quite substantially different in my experience. My bottle of Eau De Sport which came in a strange plastic white bottle with dark blue accents (compared to all other...
  57. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Actually now that I think about it a bit more, Tattoo is probably in my top 3 favourites of the flankers to the original Kouros (not including 'Body' and 'Silver' which are nice in their own right...
  58. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Sorry I'm a bit late to this party, but in answer to the op's original question, in my experience they are not all the same; especially not Tattoo or Fraicheur. While some of YSL's later summer...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Bargain Bin sale time:
    Davidoff Cool Water Exotic Summer, Mankind Hero & Black Bold both by Kenneth Cole, and Mossimo Pour Homme.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Code Colonia

    Yes please! Armani always come up with new ways to take my hard earned dollars :grin:
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    Re: Mercedes VIP Club performance

    I've only got Addictive Oriental and Infinite Spicy from your selection and agree with most comments here that both perform well and to about the same degree; they last most of a working day. Having...
  62. Re: Armani Code Profumo.... Code Flanker or One Million wannabe?

    I agree with this. Yes it's sweet but so are hundreds of other fragrances. To my nose it definitely has the original Code DNA and it definitely does not have the rancid rotten orange smell that I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th December, 2016

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Although I've had Skin on Skin for some time now, I have only recently been able to source bottles of some of the other L'Artisan Explosions d'Emotions fragrances. I have been particularly impressed...
  65. Thread: Azzaro Club

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    Re: Azzaro Club

    I too blind bought this one. It's nice and was fairly cheap, but I don't reach for it often. I didn't really detect any specific cannabis note as such. Like hednic, I also found it to have a strong...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Finally .......... L'Air du Desert Marocain. What a stunner!
  67. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  68. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  69. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    It's a no from me. In regard to your mention of Kouros in particular, of all the many times I've worn Kouros in public (including of course during the fabulous 80's), I've never had a negative...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Dior Sauvage and the following all from L'Artisan Parfumeur: Noir Exquis, Timbuktu, L'eau D'Ambre Extreme, & Mon Numero 10. I also bought a bottle of LEA Classic After Shave Splash Locion.
  71. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I had a look on Saturday but I couldn't find it anywhere here in Sydney. The entire line of Mercedes Benz fragrances, including the fairly new 'Man' (except the new 'cologne') is for sale in our...
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    Re: Kouros v. Creed Orange Spice

    +2, agree you've pretty much summed up my feelings (although I have never gotten a 'urinal cake' vibe from Kouros).. I have both but prefer Kouros.
  73. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I haven't seen this Cologne version down under yet, but I'll be heading out on Saturday for some retail therapy and will have a hunt around for it :smiley: If I see anything I'll report back.
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    My pleasure. I really was hoping to try the other cities but the sales rep had no idea when or if they would arrive. Luckily for me Milan was the one I really wanted to try just based on the fig note.
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    Re: Animalic Musk

    You could also try Zegna's recent Essenze Musk Gold. I have found that one to be probably the most animalic musk in my collection; which includes MFK Absolue Pour le Soir - which I don't find...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    I just bought Z Zegna Milan. Unfortunately, the store only had Milan and no testers were available for the other 2 cities Shanghai or New York City.

    Milan is interesting and a million miles away...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    Z Zegna Milan.
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Z Zegna Milan - Fig, clary sage, & sandalwood. This is interesting and a million miles away from Zegna's original Z fragrance.

    It's a very dry woody fig with some smoke and a touch of sweetness....
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    Poll: Re: Poll : Your Fav of the AdP Colonia ?

    I voted for Intensa, but it's very closely followed by Essenza.
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    Re: Vetiver Babylone discontinued.

    My local Armani Rep told me that it was exactly the same juice but there was a 'potential issue' with the use of the word Babylone (whatever that might mean!). I recently purchased a large 250ml...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    I just checked when I got home...... I have 4 x full 125ml tin cans, plus 2 x 75ml cans, plus 2 x back-ups of 60ml Rive Gauche Extreme glass refills, and 1 and a half full 125ml tin cans of Rive...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    Despite my largish collection I still manage to finish off full bottles each year. I'm on at least my 6th or 7th full tin can of Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the last 5 or so years; but I have plenty of...
  83. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    That's a bummer. Thankfully I'm yet to ever have one of my fragrances go bad!
  84. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    It's strange as I've never detected any lemon in Moschino Uomo (vintage). I just checked the notes listed here and also on that other website and no lemon to be found anywhere. Although Kumquat is a...
  85. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    I don't actually find or consider my interest in fragrance to be peculiar. How is an interest in fragrance more peculiar than an interest in anything else?

    That aside, I don't for one second...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    The Armani Prive line is probably my all time favourite line from my collection. Like Hednic my absolute favourites are from its 1,000 only limited edition releases: Sable Or, Nuances and Nacre;...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    It's my scent of the day today and will be my first full wear. I'll let you know how it performs after today.
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    L`Envol de Cartier ........ bought a full bottle on the spot!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    L`Envol de Cartier
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th August, 2016

    Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot
  91. Re: What fragrance(s) are you holding onto even though you don't like it?

    For me the best example I can think of that fits your description from my collection is Creed Aventus. While I don't really dislike it, I very rarely reach for it. The last time I did wear it was...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Ginepro di Sardegna
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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    I agree! I would never blind buy this (or any other Amouage for that matter). Although I don't regret my Beloved purchase, it took me a long time to really get to know Beloved and I rarely reach for...
  94. Re: Inimitable fragrances... what comes to mind? Unique perfume.

    The first 2 obvious choices that popped into my head when I read your op are Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Zino Davidoff.

    I would also add (mostly because the production was limited to 1,000 bottles...
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    Yes that's exactly what I was referring to. That velvety smooth impression that feels almost like a good cognac or brandy.
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    I just tested this and bought a bottle on the spot. My review:

    This new Armani fragrance is like a sweeter, more floral and not as dry version of Armani Prive’s Oud Royal, with just a dash of Rose...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Sounds divine hednic! I'm hoping that this will eventually make its way Down Under.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Actually here in Sydney they have been selling oversize 250ml bottles of selected Armani Prive's since the beginning of the year. They had Cuir Noir, Bois d'Encens, Vetiver Babylone (now re-named...
  99. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    OK so I picked up my Essenze Musk Gold from Fedex last Saturday and boy is this a strong musk! It is not remotely in the style of a clean or laundry musk, it is as indicated by AntonPan a rich...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    Wow Estee Lauder's recent output in the name of Ermenegildo Zegna has been prolific! Since 2011 they have released the Entire Essenze line (including the new 'Gold' Essenze & Acqua di Bergamotto),...
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