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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    My scent of the day today was Mugler Cologne.
  2. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Yeah, I do believe he has a review of it. YT reviews of these two bottles seem pretty scant, and Joy is probably the most well known with a video on them (I can't recall if he reviewed both of these...
  3. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Ok, point #2 seems to have generated a bit of chatter here. I'll clarify by stating that I agree that putting the same fragrance on my GF and I doesn't magically transform it, but I do sincerely feel...
  4. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Cheapies are the bulk of my collection, so I am loving this thread, and enjoy seeing everyone singing the praises of their favorites. I am going to go deep in the discount bin for my selection, and...
  5. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    Mine is a modern bottle, and I have never tried the vintage, but I have to say that I quite like it. I had purchased my bottle during the winter time, and the opening blast of bitter Yuzu took me a...
  6. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    From your list, I own and enjoy:

    Viktor & rolf spicebomb extreme
    Acqua di gio profumo
    Mugler pure malt

    I will add a +1 to the Mugler. It's a nice boozy scent that's laced with the Pure series...
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Mugler Cologne
  8. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    There are so many great lists here, I do not have anything of real value to add. If I were to make starter pack in an attempt to get someone into fragrances, I would stick with stuff that is...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    I actually LOL'd at this.

    I have attempted many, many times to join in on the ranking fun with my collection, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to narrow it down. I like many...
  10. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Meh, I was just asking about the best alternative to CDNIM and ststed that I had never actually smelled Aventus. I didn't comment on the fragrance either way, as I am simply ignorant of what it...
  11. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    A lot of great suggestions here. I'll add on to the recommendations for Bleu de Chanel and the Dior Homme line. There is nothing in the Dior Homme lineup that I do not like, and I have more from this...
  12. Re: looking for alternative to - Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man? any suggestions please (creed aven

    I find Al Haramain L'Aventure to be even better than CDNIM, especially in the opening. As to what one is closer to Aventus, I do not know. Montblanc Explorer has been getting pretty good reviews, but...
  13. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    After smelling it I watched several YT videos where people were showing it to unsuspecting friends, and I was surprised that it was largely described as a dirty urinal smell by several people. That...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Ok, I gotcha now. I read your post as saying I should have bought either of those Creed bottles vs buying the Chanel. I was thinking you were coming at me for not buying Creed, and I couldn't figure...
  15. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Thank you, I have wanted it since discovering it upon entering the hobby. I'm pleased as punch to finally own it.

    I live in the USA. It may not be impossible to find Chanel discounted somewhere,...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thank you, and it IS awesome! LOL! :laugh:

    On a serious note, I thought fragrances never really expired, hence all the vintage love that goes around.

    I had never even considered the idea that...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Like Creed, as you have purchased?

    The money I spent on the Chanel couldn't have bought me either one the Creed bottles you own. Even comparing the full retail price of Chanel (what I did pay) to...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    I'm a music junkie, so I would use the names of some of my favorite records.

    La face cachée de la lune
    Étalage vulgaire de pouvoir
    Axe: Audacieux comme l'Amour

    And so on..You get the idea. :)
  19. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Sauvage, the only choice for such an event.

    On a serious note, Memo Paris Shams Oud. Sure, it's not really obscure or anything, but from my (full bottle) collection, it would be my "go to" choice...
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    I really enjoy the Tom Ford and the Mugler patchouli DNAs. I do find them to be different from one another, however.

    Mugler is more delicious/gourmand and smooth (for lack of a better word)...
  21. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Grey Flannel is kind of the opposite for me. I bought it because I had heard it was a "challenging" fragrance, and I found it locally for a song. I sprayed it on and immediately liked it. To my nose,...
  22. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I don't have an extremely high post count here, but I read the forum daily, even if I don't post. I watch a lot of YT fragrance channels, and spend a lot of...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Yesterday, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme 3.4oz.

    Today, Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP 10oz. I am seriously super excited to add this one to my collection. It's my first Chanel, as well as being the most...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel BdC EDP.

    It was a father's day present to myself, and my first bottle of Chanel. I jumped in the deep end with a 10oz bottle from Dillard's earlier today. The most I have ever paid for a...
  25. Re: Your favorite Tommy Bahama's in order from best to worst?

    Stupid question time. My bottles of St. Barts are in white boxes and do not say "Set Sail" on them anywhere. Is this just the newest packaging/formulation, or is this a different fragrance? I am...
  26. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    This is a sentiment that I do see being brought up. Things that were once cheapies and/or largely ignored being discontinued and suddenly becoming like unicorn tears that MUST be in any collection....
  27. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I cannot say that I have used my fragrances for anything but wearing, except for as a bit of aromatherapy, if you will.

    Sometimes I will take sticky notes and write the name of the fragrance on...
  28. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Wow!

    I am humbled and pleased by the response this thread has received. Thank you to everyone who has chimed in and shared their thoughts and/or expansions on ideas tossed out by other members.
    ...
  29. 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so far.

    Hello all,

    I have been into fragrances a little over six months now and I thought I would toss out some things I have learned on my journey thus far. Pl;ease feel free to chime in with your...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I had a carded sample of this and really enjoyed it. I actually ran through it rather quickly. The fastest I had ever used up sample, to be honest.

    I really enjoyed the dill note, to give it a...
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    I really like all 3 of the Bleu's to be honest. I don't own any of them, because I am constantly waffling back and forth on what one to buy.

    I like the scent of Parfum the most, but I find it to...
  32. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    I picked a 100ml of this up today after reading this thread. I am actually wearing Bleu EDP today, so it was a nice coincidence I saw this in the wild.

    IMO, this is quite different to BdC. I find...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Glad to hear it worked out well for you. I hope you had a nice trip. :smiley:
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    Re: Commodity

    Only in the dry down. To my nose, Rain leans more feminine during the opening and into of the heart.

    However, when the dry down phase comes, Nectar turns into what I describe as a typical women's...
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    LOL! Yeah, I pretty much always wear 10 sprays of everything. That way I have all my fragrances on an equal footing when judging longevity and projection. Admittedly, not all fragrances require...
  36. Re: English Laundry House “Rate Your Favorites And Share Your Opinion On Them”

    I have Arrogant and think it's ok. To my nose, it smells like a clone of JPG Le Male. I kind of like the packaging, and I found it for under $10. Performance leaves a lot to be desired though, IMO....
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    Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    It would be great for the fact that if people didn't get the fragrance reference, they would just assume is was a James Bond reference of some sort.
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    LOL! I actually just came in here to revise my thoughts on Red Tobacco and saw these two posts. I must have had a bit of anosmia going on yesterday (I wore ten sprays) because I checked the...
  39. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Just wanted to chime in and say thank you for the tip. I have been perusing these sites, and they have a lot of stuff I have been wanting to sample, but cannot find locally. I'm bookmarking these for...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    I have smelled:

    1. L'Eau d'Issey
    3. L'Eau Bleue d'Issey
    18. L'Eau d'Issey Nuit
    27. L'Eau Majeure d'Issey

    I own both 1. L'Eau d'Issey and 3. L'Eau Bleue d'Issey. I really like both of...
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    Re: Commodity

    I comletely agre on Velvet being the standout. I'm still crying about not finding that one. It's just so good!

    I decided to dedicate the week to my new Commodity fragrances, so I will rank and...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    ELdO Secretions Magnifique. 10 sprays right before boarding, with 5 refresher sprays every 2 hours. I'm actually rather surprised this hasn't been suggested already.

    Or you could just roll with...
  43. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Yes, I am an absurd troll. If you go through my post history, this will certainly be revealed. :rolleyesold:

    I will gladly buy the real deal as soon as you PayPal me the funds to do so. PM me for...
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mancera Red Tobacco.

    I like this one quite a bit. It kind of reminds me of Pure Havane, but with a bit more realistic tobacco note IMO. However, this was not as beast mode as I had imagined it...
  45. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    "Man...Tom Ford is really getting crazy with these names."

    If you don't like that one:

    "These new Private Blend bottles aren't as classy as the old design."

    and last (and truly least):
    ...
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    Re: Davidoff Agar Blend

    This is exactly the information I was looking for.

    Thank you for sharing.
  47. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    +1 Cameron.

    Plus.
    One.

    This really did make me laugh though.

    IMO the chatter stopped because the fragrance didn't seem to suck enough for the haters to pounce on, while the price point...
  48. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    I have not been in the hobby long enough to recognize all of the designer fragrances that borrow from others, but I certainly see your point, and feel it's a good conversation to have,

    I see a lot...
  49. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    LOL!

    This thread is too funny. Great review Palmolive. Your brand of humor has actually made me laugh quite a lot since I have joined this forum, but off topic posts don't really seem to be a...
  50. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    I would love it, if fragrances were lower cost. That means more for me to choose from.

    As far as exclusivity is concerned, well that is simply not a concern for me. In fact, I am quite the...
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    Re: Commodity

    Velvet is my favorite from this line, unfortunately I was unable to nab a bottle before I realized they were gone. It remined me of MM By the Fireplace, and to a lesser extent Armani Stronger with...
  52. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    Probably not scientifically provable in any way, but in my head it certainly did. :tongue:
  53. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    It's fun to read other peoples' usage habits, and see how we all operate. It appears the most common method is essentially "front loading" upon purchase, then adding to our regular rotations.

    As...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    I'll be looking forward to the reviews for this one. I really enjoy CW quite a bit, and if this is a coconut twist on that, I imagine we'd get along just fine.

    Hednic, we're all counting on you...
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    Re: Davidoff Agar Blend

    I'm happy to see this get some chatter. I have become enamored with oud fragrances and am always looking for good ones to add to the collection.

    I see there are four fragrances in this collection....
  56. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    For me, I like the "refreshing" and "cooling" aspects of summer/tropical/citrus fragrances during the summer heat. Just last week, I was really hot and I doused myself in L'eay D'Issey Pour Homme,...
  57. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Excellent post throughout, but I had to quote this to mention Tobacco Reserve again. I added this one to the collection recently, and it has become my favorite tobacco scent in my collection. It so,...
  58. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Thanks for the kind words all. I really do love it.

    The dry down becomes a sweet vanilla base on my skin, as if the burning embers gave way to a delicious dessert to cap the night. It's hot here...
  59. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Cool thread idea. I will break mine into categories.

    All weather/General usage/Office fragrance: Davidoff Cool Water
    Hot weather: Tommy Bahama St. Barts
    Cold weather: Bogart One Man Show Oud...
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    Re: Dollar Tree imitations

    That awesome bottle alone was worth the price of admission IMO. I really do think it's cool in that kitschy/fun collectable way. Too bad about the juice though...
  61. Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Ten that I am looking forward to wearing a lot this summer. In ABC order:

    Acqua Di Gio Essenza
    Acqua Di Gio Profumo
    Aqva Amara
    Cool Water
    Dylan Blue
    Fahrenheit
    L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme
    St...
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    Re: Dollar Tree imitations

    I'm actually excited to see this thread pop up. I have 22 EAD fragrances that I have picked up from the Dollar Tree. My GF probably has just as many.

    Without going through all of them, I can tell...
  63. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Thank you good sir. It's VERY much to my liking. I was worried, as I had never dropped that kind of coin per ml before, so it's a scary blind buy. The reviews had me convinced, and I like oud...
  64. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Great thread idea. It allows us to think about the "now" vs the "all time".

    Most of my fragrance obsessions are ones that I do not yet own.

    Of the stuff I own, there have been a few lately...
  65. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Hello all,

    I came home to Shams Oud waiting for me. I just sprayed a couple of quick shots about 15 minutes ago.

    Wow! All I can say is wow!

    To say I love it already would be an...
  66. Re: I want to be the third property brother

    Having never seen the show, I am basing this (unfairly) on pictures of them and what my GF just told me...and having a bit of fun in the process.

    Drew = Bleu de Chanel

    Jonathon = Creed Aventus
  67. How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Like the thread topic states, I am curious to know how much you will wear a fragrance, once you have a full bottle.

    Do you wear it for several days/weeks in a row?

    Do you just toss it in with...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Yeah, my bottle of Cool Water is disappointingly weak in projection and longevity. Even on clothes, it's one of the weaker fragrances I own. I wore it to a family get together one day, and nobody...
  69. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    I see a lot of chatter in regards to aging Creed (meaning, use some initially, then store as normal for a period of time) fragrances for optimum scent and performance.

    Is there a general...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Thanks for your input. That is good to know. I have been very close to pulling the trigger on a full bottle of GIT, but I fear I will be crying about the performance when I have Davidoff Cool Water...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Because I am totally ignorant, and do not have the time to read through this entire thread at the moment...Is GIT a safe buy regardless of the batch/year when it comes to performance?
  72. Re: Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose on a Man?

    I have never had an opportunity to try this fragrance, but wanted to chime in to encourage you to wear any fragrance you enjoy, no matter how feminine it may lean. I have worn Juicy Couture I am...
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    Re: New niche fragrance brand

    Done, and good luck with your market research.
  74. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    I really need to get a bottle of this, as it seems to come highly recommended a lot on these boards.

    From my collection, the most oft grabbed easy reach would have to be Versace Dylan Blue. As I...
  75. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Thank you to everyone for chiming in with their thoughts. I appreciate the feedback .



    Thank you for the in depth write up. This is the type of information I was looking for. It sounds like...
  76. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Thank you for the kind words. I am really excited about this one coming in, and I'm happy to see that you enjoy it. I trust your nose and experience, so I am sure to enjoy the bottle. :coolold:
  77. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    Thank you for your input. "Tube rancidity" is exactly what I would call that, and a perfect descriptor of what I experienced with this bottle. Glad to know that I wasn't just imagining all of that....
  78. Re: Men’s Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    I came in to post Dior Fahrenheit. I am surprised there aren't a million clones of it, but it may be difficult to clone at a price that makes sense to do so. I am also surprised there doesn't seem to...
  79. Re: What frags have you got rid of, only to reacquire sometime later?

    None, so far. Although I only own one fragrance that I really do not like at all. Bogart Arabian Nights. It was a blind buy, but a cheapie, so not really worth getting rid of. Club 75 from the same...
  80. I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Hello all,

    As most of you know, I live in a fragrant world of cheapies, clones, and discounter fragrances. However, I did have an opportunity to try a couple of oud fragrances that seriously made...
  81. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    I have not been collecting long enough to have any bottles that could theoretically macerate to become stronger. However, I have experienced bottles changing in scent from new.

    The biggest...
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    Re: Fans of Red for Men Giorgio BH

    Awesome pic ZC. It makes me want to hurry up and add this to the collection.
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    Re: Hello Friends This is My First Topic

    Best thread ever?
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    Re: Fans of Red for Men Giorgio BH

    I can totally believe it. LOL! I actually got interested in this brand after seeing it pop up at discounters locally. I then decided to do a bit of research, and discovered that they were one of THE...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    I absolutely LOVE GPHII! Easily one of my favorite bottles in the collection. :thumbsup:

    Regarding discontinuation, I see this every time I visit Sephora, and it is available (as I type this) on...
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    Re: Fans of Red for Men Giorgio BH

    I'm a fan of this as well. I have had my nose on it once, but that was enough to make me add it to my buy list. I love seeing cheapies get some love on here, as that is nearly my entire collection....
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    I have a cousin that is kind of the same way. He has a bottle of Cool Water that he bought. He said he liked it initially, but after wearing it several times, it began to make him feel ill. I asked...
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    Re: Help Me Out...PLEASE

    +1 to this idea.

    When I first got into fragrances, it took me a little bit to get over the marketing of fragrances to specific genders. However, I learned that ultimately, all of the marketing...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Coincidentally, I just picked up a bottle of Cool Water last weekend. I have worn it a few times already, and I really enjoy the scent. I find the performance leaving quite a bit to be desired, but...
  90. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    As most of you know, my collection is nearly all cheapies. I have had many blind buys, and so far I have only one bottle that I cannot see myself ever growing to like, and that is Bogart Arabian...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    If you like the EDT and the Parfum, then I imagine you will enjoy DHI as well. It's the only one of the three that I currently own, but my eyes are constantly peeled for DHP.

    Congrats on the new...
  92. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Very cool. Please share your thoughts once you've had an opportunity to test. :)
  93. Re: I’m told Ariana Grande Cloud smells like baccarat rouge

    The handful of YT reviews I watched that compared the two, essentially came to this same conclusion as well. As in, they fall into the same type/genre, but smell different.

    I gave Cloud a sniff...
  94. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    Sadly, I kinda forgot about this thread existing until it popped up again. I didn't let my experience with Arabian Nights deter me from trying more from this house. I now have Club 75 in my stable as...
  95. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Will be looking foreword to your thoughts. Are you familiar with the original formulation La Nuit?
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    The batch code is 8D01. According to check fresh, it was manufactured April 2018.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    My most expensive blind buy was Dior Homme Intense. No regrets on that one though. It's easily one of my favorite bottles.
  98. Poll: Re: What's your favourite conventional fougere?

    Of the 3 on the list, I have only tried/own PR.

    However, my favorite is Polo green. I only have a tester of it now, but I really want to add this to my collection. It's great IMO.
  99. Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Yes, it is very sweet IMO, however, I like sweet fragrances, so this doesn't bother me. The top notes/opening of Tobacco Reserve is what really grabs me. It's such a great scent, and I find it to be...
  100. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    This looks interesting, I'll definitely try to get a tester of the ASAP. The scent of the EDT is one of the greats IMO, but the performance leaves me wanting for more. I'm hoping this smells very...
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