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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    I'm also interested in trying this one, wasn't impressed with the original one as longevity and projection was dreadful on me...
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    NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/10/maison-francis-kurkdjian-aqua-vitae-forte-new-fragrance/

    Don't know if this was mentioned already, but couldn't find anything...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    No, according to Xerjoff these are not available anymore unfortunately... :sad:
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    I sampled this fragrance but didn't really like it. I thought it smelled 'interesting' but dated and not something I would feel comfortable wearing. As for the person Kinski, I find him highly...
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    Re: Favorite Citrus Listed

    Don't have much experience with those on your list, but my favorites are:

    MFK Absolue pour le Matin
    Frapin L'Humaniste
    Xerjoff Nio
    Xerjoff 1861
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    I wouldn't say the incense note in Zefiro is miniscule, it's clearly noticable especially in the initial stages, but it's nicely blended with spices and some sweet notes. Between Naxos and Zefiro I...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    Naxos and the original 1861 imo are not comparable in any way, they are like on totally different ends of the spectrum. I can't see Naxos being wearable in the summer at all, I think it's a very...
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    Re: Mood Changing Fragrances

    MFK Absolue pour le Matin makes me feel great, love this fragrance and it also helps I've got happy memories associated with it...
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    Re: Deodorant with cologne?

    I only wear unscented antiperspirants...
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    Re: Royal oud use for summer

    I personally think it would be a little cloying during really warm weather, but would be perfectly wearable on a cool summer evening...
  12. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Not a difficult choice for me, definately the amazing $300 scent...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    INeKE - Field Notes from Paris
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    Re: Journey with me...unto the island of Naxos.

    I tested it and gave my quick first impression in my thread here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/402109-Xerjoff-Naxos-amp-Zefiro

    To quote myself though:
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Longevity of Zefiro is outstanding on my skin, and on clothing it seems to last forever. Like I said it reminds me of Gucci pour Homme and I dare say, with the risk of being called blasphemous, a...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Tried it recently and didn't like it. It smelled really synthetic to me and very boring. Actually I scrubbed it off halfway because it started to irritate my nose, and that doesn't happen to me that...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I have about 30 bottles at the moment and hundreds of samples and decants. I haven't set a limit for myself but probably already have enough to last me a lifetime. I don't consider myself a...
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Received samples of Naxos and Zefiro today and wearing them both now. So far I'm not really impressed and hoped for a lot more. Naxos is very sweet and spicy, I don't have the most discerning nose...
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I don't see the thrill in blind buying anything you're not sure you'll like, especially when it's expensive, you can only get disappointed. I get more thrill buying and waiting for something I know I...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Very well said hedonist222! :thumbup:
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    I own and love both. Don't have a real preference, however maybe Pluriel is a bit more versatile and 'friendly'...
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    AUF is more floral (white flowers), projects more, but TOO much imo and it's arguably less unisex and more feminin for lack of a better word...
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Absolue pour le Matin (LOVE it, lasts ages on me and got me some compliments)
    Acqua Universalis (or the Forte, but I prefer the non-forte)
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Despite my not so good experience with Xerjoff I'm still very interested in these new additions to the 1861 line. Anyone tried Naxos or Zefiro yet, apparently they are available already...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Thanks mumsy! No, can't walk yet, that will take a few more months unfortunately... :sad:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    For the photo hungry among us, here's some piccies:

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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Of the bottle or the samples...?
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Not so sure about that. I'm not hateful towards them, just really disappointed. But if I ever decide to purchase another Xerjoff it will be through a retailer and not directly from Xerjoff......
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Haha... Sampled Xerjoff Blue Hope yesterday, but it was a scrubber for me... Absolutely vile stuff, so sickly sweet and cloying it hurt my nose and throat...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Received the new bottle today... without any hair luckily... Together with about 15 samples of Amouage, Tom Ford and... Xerjoff... :lolk: Happy all has ended well now finally...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy Vanilla

    Mona di Orio Vanilla
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    The retailer I bought it from called me today, they contacted Xerjoff but apparently they couldn't get a satisfying answer from them either. The retailer will send me a new bottle of Nio today along...
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bois 1920 Agrumi Amari di Sicilia... Like it much more than expected, price is a little too high though IMO...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Just received a mail from Xerjoff:



    While I appreciate they are taking the time to explain things they aren't really saying anything new and merely repeating what they already said. In the...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Unbelievable, I'm a very patient guy but now I'm really starting to get fed up with Xerjoff. I finally told them I would return the bottle directly to them like they asked initially. They then...
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    I love it and I found out longevity is beastly on clothing. It got on a jacket I wore and I can still smell it after more than 3 weeks... :shocked:

    I've got the same experience with my bottles of...
  37. Thread: Fountain pen ink?

    by Daze
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    Re: Fountain pen ink?

    Already mentioned but the only ones I can think of:

    Encre Noire
    CdG 2
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Apparently some people see me as being greedy. However, my main problem is that it's not fair to let me pay for return shipping costs when the fault is clearly with them. It would be more than fair...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    For those interested, the conversation with Xerjoff continues:

    Me:


    Xerjoff:


    Me:
  40. Thread: MFK Amyris Homme!

    by Daze
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    Re: MFK Amyris Homme!

    I agree that it's underrated. First time I tried it I wasn't really impressed, but now I love it and own it. I think it's very versatile and high quality, definately not cheap smelling at all. Also,...
  41. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    I think Xerjoff Nio could fit the bill, and maybe even Xerjoff 1861...
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    AdP Mirto di Panarea. Didn't like it at all...
  43. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian: 6
    Creed: 4
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    Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Millions, probably... What is it with Aventus, everyone thinks it's liquid gold all of a sudden...? :rolleyesold:

    Sorry, just being sarcastic... :wink:
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    Re: Royal oud or original santal

    No contest for me as I think Royal Oud is great and Original Santal is vile...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Well, not much to expect from Xerjoff to save their reputation apparently. I just received the following reply:



    Providing me with a new bottle is the very least they could do, but asking me...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Care to elaborate...? :smiley:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Thanks BottleJunky, appreciate that! :wink:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Sorry for the late reply, but I've been in hospital because I got my leg broken. In the meanwhile I've received a reply from Xerjoff:



    I sent them the pics they requested and am now waiting for...
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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    The only one I really like is AdP Fico di Amalfi, too bad though that performance is really bad... :sad:
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    Re: Dating Frederic Malle's?

    When I read the title I was a little worried you were taking your fragrance hobby a step further... :undecided:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    :lolk:

    I just dropped a mail to Xerjoff with the pics, just to see what their response is...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    It's difficult to get on pic and kinda hard to see but I tried. I also just noticed it's actually two hairs instead of one... :lolk:

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  54. Thread: New MFK: Pluriel

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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Have never seen this for sale for less than 110 euros (ex shipping) from Europe...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Rose 31
    Declaration d'Un Soir

    I also like Paestum Rose
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Lmao on the replies posted here! :lolk: No it's doesn't really bother me, I'm not afraid of it being unhygienic or anything. It just looks kinda weird when you pay attention to it. I'll see and try...
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    There's a hair in my...

    ... Nio... I checked my recently purchased bottle of Xerjoff Nio yesterday and I noticed there's a very long blond hair floating around in it. Never seen anything like that before, maybe some small...
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    I don't care if it's niche or designer, as long as it smells good to me...
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    Re: Flacons - Tampered with?

    There is a fine line between being cautious and being paranoia haha. And I thought I was suspicious... :lolk:

    Don't worry, I can't see why they would do something like that, I mean what's to gain...
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    Re: Red Vetyver in warmer weather

    I think it works perfectly in warmer weather, very similar to Terre d'Hermes...
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    Re: 3 new Xerjoffs in the 1861 line

    Thanks, but already mentioned: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/402109-Anyone-know-about-these-Xerjoff-fragrances :wink:
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    Re: Was Le Labo reformulated?

    From my experience Rose 31 has the habit of smelling different depending on when/how you smell it, I notice this with the bottle I own. It's not the juice that changes but how your nose perceives it,...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Not many to speak of unfortunately. Xerjoff 1861 and Nio are the only ones that 'wowed' me lately. But I have about 50 samples laying around that i still have to try so I still have hope! :happy:
  64. Thread: Mendittorosa

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    Re: Mendittorosa

    Interesting, on my skin this was like a jasmine bomb. Hardly got any saffron... Only one I've sampled from this line by the way...
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Thanks! Looks like I've got some more sampling to do. On a side note, I think I just smelled exactly what I'm looking for... by coincidence... on a girl passing me by on a bike... A very soft, airy...
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    Re: Creed aventus help please

    Don't know where you got that they downgraded the sprayers. The new sprayers are just as good as the old ones, I don't notice any difference in performance...
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Received a sample of Maison Martin Margiela (untitled) with my recent Xerjoff order and tried it yesterday. Wow, this is a really interesting fragrance. Green, smokey, light, not very incense heavy...
  68. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Maison Martin Margiela - (untitled) & (untitled) l'eau

    http://www.osmoz.com/Public/Files/__Uploads/images/untitled%20l%20eau_gamme_margiela.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water batches

    Received my bottle today. For those interested and for what it's worth I received batch C3514M01 and it came with the new 'click cap' and new sprayer. The new sprayer works just as well as the old...
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    Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    Haven't tried Sel de Vetiver but I would choose it blind over Sel Marin anytime. Sel Marin on me smelled like I had been rolling in a pile of dead fish... :undecided:
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Thanks very much! Of the ones mentioned and sampled by me I think Passage d'Enfer and L'eau Froide come closest to what I'm looking for. However the first, alhough I like it a lot, is way too...
  72. Re: What are your thoughts on Tom Ford's Black Orchid?

    Pretty unique smelling fragrance and IMO definitely unisex, however way too cloying for me and not my style...
  73. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    INeKE - Field Notes from Paris

    http://notablescents.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ineke-Field-Notes-From-Paris.jpg

    Beautiful...
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle

    Quality & creativity: Frederic Malle
    wearability & versatility: Creed
  75. Re: Millesime Imperial vs Dior Homme Sport vs. Dior Homme Cologne vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport EB

    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Edition Blanche
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    Looking for a summer incense

    I'm looking for an incense fragrance that is wearable during warm weather. Something that's not thick and cloying during the heath, but 'fresh' and airy. I own CdG Avignon which I think could kinda...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    http://colognebuys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Silver-Mountain-Water.jpeg
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    Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water batches

    Thanks guys, reassured enough to have just ordered it! :wink:
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    Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water batches

    :evil:
  80. Re: Maybe I'm Lucky, But....Today was a Good Sample Day

    Wow krsams1 that's amazing, I'm sure you must be a happy guy! :thumbsup:
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    Creed Silver Mountain Water batches

    Oh no, here we go again! :wink: I'm not one who likes to involve myself in discussions like this, however I DO know from personal experience with both Millesime Imperial and Aventus that there ARE...
  82. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Received my bottles of Frapin L'Humaniste and 1270 today and I have to admit I'm highly impressed with Frapin's new packaging. The bottles come in a very sturdy high quality textured book-like...
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    Perfume stores that go the extra mile

    Wow, color me impressed. I love perfume stores who go the extra mile and include extra gifts for their customers with their order. Just received Xerjoff Nio and 1861 and found 10 free samples, 3...
  84. Re: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme vs La nuit de L'homme

    With that temperatures definitely L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme, La Nuit de L'Homme would be WAY too cloying...
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    Re: just made mt first niche purchase

    Congratulations, enjoy it! I'm sure many more will follow... :tongue:
  86. Thread: Phi

    by Daze
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    Re: Phi

    I have a sample of this one on the way. Looking forward to try it, but I'm afraid it will be a case of a great fragrance but not really wearable for me, like most Tauer fragrances. I see them more as...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Thanks hednic! :wink:
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    http://parfums-frapin.com/34-large_default/lhumaniste.jpg

    http://parfums-frapin.com/30-large_default/1270.jpg
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    Poll: Re: How much does everyone earn

    If that's what you actually wanted to know you should have saved yourself the trouble of posting this poll and just asked straight away. Not that he would answer and who cares anyway...
  90. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    Although I love a nice looking bottle it doesn't really impact my choice. The fragrance is what counts and if it's great I would buy it even if it comes in a soda can. However a beautiful fragrance...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Thanks nettuno, looking forward to giving it good use!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Xerjoff Nio & 1861

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/51100.1.jpg

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/51125.jpg
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    Re: Maison Francis - pour le matin discussion

    Totally agree with that, longevity and projection is excellent on me too and besides that I found it's an unexpected compliment getter... :smiley:
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    Re: Adding some citrus to my wardrobe

    Thanks guys for helping me convince myself to get all 3 of them! :tongue: Just ordered both Xerjoff Nio and 1861 and Frapin L'Humaniste will follow verrrry soon... :smiley:
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    I was able to purchase a brand new 100ml bottle for a bargain price a while ago, after frantically searching for it for a long time. However, now I own it I can't really seem to find the right...
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    Re: Cartier Fragances which one

    Only one I sampled and own is Declaration d'Un Soir, I really like it a lot...
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    Re: Maison Francis - pour le matin discussion

    Yes, it indeed turns soft, creamy and ambery but I like that. It may not be the most fresh and sparkling citrus fragrance available but still in my experience it gives a very refreshing and clean...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: DHI, DHP, LIDGE?

    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme by a mile, not a fan of the Dior Hommes...
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    Adding some citrus to my wardrobe

    As I currently have only one citrus based fragrance in my collection, Absolue pour le Matin by MFK, I have been looking for some good ones to add. After sampling quite a few I narrowed it down to the...
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    I wasn't really excited about it first, but to be honest this is starting to get more interesting now...
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