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    Re: Just blind bought curve black!

    So I finally got it, and my first impression is that it's the most similar of all the flankers to the original Curve. Has the spice and wood turned up a bit, with an added new car smell accord....
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    Re: Aventus Wearers Age

    25, bought it two years ago.
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    Re: Just blind bought curve black!

    I can't find a note breakdown anywhere. I've been looking for some sort of consumer relations person to contact, but I can't even find that. Liz Claiborne no longer has its own website, and Elizebeth...
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    Re: How is Ultra Zest for you?

    A lightened but noticeable dose of the original A*Men, tar and all, with a nice amount of sweet slightly fresh citrus.
    I think it's pretty good, probably the most unique flanker from the line so far.
  5. Re: Which of these colognes is best for compliments ?

    Aventus is the biggest compliment getter I've used, so if Insurrection II Pure is a good clone as many say it is, it's probably a safe bet.

    Mont Blanc Legend is pretty close to Fierce, which also...
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    Re: The Dior Homme line, yep!

    I've owned DH, DHI, and DHS. Wasn't crazy about any of them.

    Actually, I had a small decant of the original Dior Homme prior to the big reformulation, and really loved it. The iris and powderyness...
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    Re: Just blind bought curve black!

    Well, it's now available on Fragrancenet for a reasonable price, so what the hell, I'll blind buy it.
    I'll let you guys know how it smells, compared to Crush and the original.
  8. Re: Does anyone else have a favorite era for fragrances?

    Late 80s to early 00s.
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    Re: Just blind bought curve black!

    So I saw this one at a department store in the US recently, but, they didn't have a tester.
    So, still curious... Anyone try it yet?
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme Sport?!

    Interesting you say that, because while OMS Gold was very much its own thing, I swear I could detect a bit of the original in it. I really liked it as a flanker because it really felt like a modern...
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme Sport?!

    The contrast between the basenotes and the heart and top notes is pretty funny!
    I'm definitely curious as to how they'll pull off a sport flanker to the original, God bless them for even attempting....
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme Sport?!

    I found a note breakdown.

    Top Notes: Basil, Bergamot, Rosemary

    Heart Notes: Marine accord, Geranium, Nutmeg, Orange blossom

    Base notes: Patchouli, Leather, Cedarwood, Incense
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme Sport?!

    Can you imagine a "sport" version of the original? I'm struggling to, haha.
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    Lapidus pour Homme Sport?!

    This supposedly came out in 2015, but there's very little information about it anywhere.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.32627.jpg

    Anyone have personal experience with it?
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    Re: Issey Miyake - What is must have?

    I think Nuit D'Issey is very underrated, I have and love the EDT, haven't smelled the EDP yet.
  16. Re: Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    The sprayer on my bottle of Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba isn't the greatest, about on par with Bond No 9.
    My bottle of La Yuqawam Homme on the other hand seems to have a pretty great sprayer.
    Guess it's...
  17. Re: Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    If you're checking out Arabian scents I also recommend Al-Rahab Dalal. I liked Dalal so much that I blind bought a bunch of other stuff from Al-Rahab, but so far nothing else has been as good. Very...
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    Re: Nautica Voyage

    It's not insanely strong but for a scent that you can wear in warm weather it's quite good... I get at least 5-6 hours of decent projection from it.
  19. Re: Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    There is no problem with a contrarian opinion.

    The problem is this thread wasn't titled "What do you think of Rasasi perfumes?"

    If he had said "Dhan Al Oudh Nokhba stinks, I don't like it", I...
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    Re: NEW: Montblanc Legend Spirit

    Boring formulaic note breakdown, with the exception of the oakmoss... I wonder how big of a component of the fragrance it will be?
  21. Re: Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    This thread was about a specific perfume, not an invitation for people to share their pessimistic one sentence appraisals of the brand that made it. If you can't stay on topic kindly fuck off and...
  22. Re: Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    What was the point of this comment? Not only insubstantial, lame, added nothing, but it's pretty easy to prove as untrue... La Yuqawam Homme alone has a lot of fans who say it's a replacement for (or...
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    Re: aquatic with BRUTAL PROJECTIVITY?

    I like Bvlgari Aqva a lot, but I find that it only has moderate projection. Certainly better than most aquatics, but I don't think I'd call it brutal.

    I will second Kenzo pour Homme, it's quite...
  24. Rasasi Dhan Al Oudh Al Nokhba - Undiscovered Gem!

    Any here know of this stuff? I couldn't find a mention of it in the forums, it has no reviews in the directory, only a couple reviews in the Fragrantica directory.

    I've been on a jag with Arabian...
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    Re: Cinnamon fragrance

    Designer: CK Obsession for men
    Niche: Musc Ravageur maybe? Cloves are dominant but cinnamon is there too.
  26. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    Smelled this stuff for the first time recently.

    Bomb of cinnamon, nutmeg, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, little bit of a barbershop soap smell too...
    Great longevity and it seems to project pretty...
  27. Re: Cheapies with prominent Apple Note please...

    I agree with Nautica Voyage, Boss Bottled, Original Penguin, Versace Eros, and Tommy.

    Here are some that haven't been mentioned yet.

    Hugo by Hugo Boss
    Thallium, can't comment on Thallium black...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    Finally got a sample of this... Smells really similar to Guerlain Homme Intense to me, less boozy and more aromatic, pretty good.
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    Re: Unpopular fragrances that you like

    Nuit d'Issey
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    http://checkcosmetic.net/
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    Re: Lapidus pour Homme performance

    Look around on the bottle and you'll find it somewhere, usually towards the bottom.
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    Re: Expectation, Hype and Disappointment

    There have been a few letdowns like Dior Homme Intense and Sport, Versace Dreamer, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin... But so called hyped fragrances have overwhelming lived up to expectations for me, I...
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    Re: Stronger Tommy Hilfiger Clone?

    I made a thread about this before.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/411242-Does-anything-smell-like-Tommy-Hilfiger-Tommy

    No really promising leads.
  34. Re: Scent Story 24 Gold vs. Rasassi La Yuqawam vs. TM Pure Malt

    I own all 3, you really can't go wrong no matter which you choose.

    La Yuqawam has the best performance of them all and being the least sweet it might be the most versatile maybe.
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    Re: Finally !....NIVEA - The Fragrance !!!

    Interesting.

    But I have very little faith they could replicate something as sublime as shaving gel scent in an eau de toilette and manage to give it decent performance.
    Will probably smell great,...
  36. Re: New Release SILVER SCENT PURE - Jacques Bogart

    I saw that earlier.
    All white bottle, interesting.
    Maybe it's going to be a fresh summer/spring take on Silver Scent?
  37. Re: New Release SILVER SCENT PURE - Jacques Bogart

    Neat, love Bogart, thanks for the update.

    Too bad Silver Scent Deep hasn't even hit the discounters in the US yet! :lolk:
  38. Re: New Limited Edition - Leather Musk from Crabtree and Evelyn ?

    Wish they'd bring Sienna back.
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    Curious, what about my post has you so butthurt that you're still trying to stir the pot after the conversation has moved on and a moderator has told you to slow down?
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    Parfum d'Empire Aziyade, Serge Lutens Arabie.

    I've had small samples of both, and...
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/1949/3326/8/www.blogcdn.com/travel.aol.co.uk/media/2012/04/smelly1.jpg
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    :lolk:

    China definitely has its own problems, particularly with industrial pollution, not so much with just general filth on the streets. I found it ironic that even Chinese tourists were shocked...
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    The title of the thread is "Your favorite India inspired fragrances" and the first line in the description of Original Santal is "Original Santal is a men's oriental fragrance inspired by the royal...
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    Re: Your favorite India inspired fragrances

    Original Santal
  44. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, similar to D&G The One and Dior Homme?

    LIDGE and Dior Homme Intense have a slight similarity in terms of structure, they're both powdery and dark chocolatey.

    LIDGE and Dior Homme, not so much.

    The One gave me an angel soft ambery...
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    Re: I want to smell like food! Suggestions?

    Interesting. The amber and iris makeup accord totally prevents me from smelling Dior Homme as edible.
    Funny how noses differ.
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    Re: I want to smell like food! Suggestions?

    I forgot 24 Gold, but I guess that'd be close to being out of your price range anyway.
    Like another user said Raghba might be a good substitute for that one.
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    Re: I want to smell like food! Suggestions?

    I second New Haarlem.

    I'd skip even sampling Tobacco Vanille, personally. Doesn't smell edible.

    The entire Comptoir Sud Pacifique line is worth looking into
    Bogart pour Homme - cherry vanilla...
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    Re: New to this, need help!

    For the record, I think Dior Homme Intense would work great in an office environment.
    Every time I smell it I imagine it being worn by a guy in a dress shirt.
  49. Re: I say fresh, versatile and unique, you say

    Kenzo pour Homme

    Still never smelled anything like it.
  50. Re: 24 Platinum (Scentstory) + Fragrancex experience

    Got my nose on this... Smells like walking past the candy popcorn stand at the mall. Syrupy sweet, very warming, slightly salty.
    I don't hate it, but it's not in the same league as 24 Gold. If it...
  51. Re: Sporty sophisticated fougere's hunt . a 30's and up frag . Opinions please ;)

    This may not qualify as a fougere, but I think you might like Lanvin L'Homme Sport.
    Sour unsweetened citrus on top of a bed of lavender and herbs. Energetic, yet mature. Doesn't smell dated or old.
  52. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on wardrobe

    For Sniffers:

    That's quite an impressive collection, hard to recommend something...
    But I suggest Nasomatto Pardon.
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    Re: Finding this fragrance .

    He said he came across it in the early 90s, so that kind of rules out Voyage, unless time travelers were wearing it. :P
  54. Re: Any masculine cherry or dark violet fragrances?

    Agree, cherry note barely hangs around for 10 minutes, though.
  55. Re: Any masculine cherry or dark violet fragrances?

    *edit*
    Oops, I thought you said Pure Havane, not Pure Malt. Doh

    Don't get cherry from Pure Malt at all, myself.
  56. Re: Any masculine cherry or dark violet fragrances?

    I don't find it to be too synthetic. The opening has a lot of striking aromatic notes that are hard to place, that aspect of the fragrance could be called synthetic I guess. Drydown smells like...
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    Re: Finding this fragrance .

    CK Eternity could be it.
  58. Re: Any masculine cherry or dark violet fragrances?

    Bogart pour Homme
    People say it smells like cherry pipe tobacco, I don't get tobacco from it at all though. Smells like cherry cordial chocolates. Fresh, aromatic, syrupy, projects well and lasts...
  59. Re: Ever try flea markets for vintage stuff?

    My experiences at flea markets have mostly involved ill tempered ethnic people selling badly faked top sellers.
    One Persian guy yelled at me because I briefly browsed his merchandise, sniffed a...
  60. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    To me it smelled like the extreme drydown of Le Male, like when I'd smell the collar of my shirt the day after wearing it.
    Vanilla and tonka are far more subdued and the mint (in this case disguised...
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    I don't hate it, but it's not for me. Way too upscale and mature smelling. I admire it for what it is, that being a gourmand with good longevity and projection that you could easily pull off a white...
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!

    I think I've settled on getting Kokorico by Night, the Playboy VIP and the Al-Rehab (both so cheap you can't go wrong), and eventually sampling the...
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    Perhaps one day you'll get a raise or a better gig, and such "expensive" purchases like an $80 bottle of Bond No. 9 on Fragrancenet won't seem so terrifying.
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    New Haarlem decimates Rochas Man in terms of performance, even people that like Rochas Man admit this.
    It's also usually described as smelling like New Haarlem but less syrupy. I love super sweet...
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    I've passed over Rochas Man, Michael Jordan Legend, and Givenchy Play Intense because I figured they'd be redundant to have with New Haarlem already in my collection. Not so?
  66. Re: Malle Musc Ravaguer New bottle nozzle smell

    I've smelled the unused atomizer of brand new cellophane wrapped fragrances before and still caught whiffs of it, you're fine.
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    Re: Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    Consensus seems to be that Kokorico is less sweet than the by Night flanker, but how much so?
    I've sampled LIDGE but it was a long time ago and the memory is faint, seem to recall it having a slight...
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    Kokorico, Kokorico by Night, or LIDGE?

    I feel like adding another chocolatey gourmand to my collect, A*Men seems kind of lonely by itself after I got rid of the borefest that is Dior Homme Intense.

    Which has the best performance, which...
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    Re: Compliments are a two-edged sword

    Cool story, bro.
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    Re: Yuqawam pour homme vs tobacco blaze?

    I get great projection and INSANE longevity on my skin from La Yuqawam pour Homme.
    I have noticed after a while it seems to cause olfactory fatigue possibly.

    I sprayed it on in the evening,...
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    Re: NEW: Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey

    I got a sample of this stuff and it's great! Wow!

    Dusty bone dry wood, incense, and nutmeg spiciness, with just a tiny amount rich eggnog sweetness in the background to round things out.
    This is...
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    Poll: Re: Rasasi Perfumes - Planning to buy one

    How does it compare to the original La Yuqawam Homme?
  73. Re: Two Good Things About Joop Homme Extreme.

    What kind of performance are you guys getting out of Joop Extreme?

    I was not expecting to like this stuff so much, wow. Got a sample of it and on smell alone I want to get a full bottle, but if...
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    Re: Rise in synthetic designer male scents?

    Trends come and go.

    Fresh aromatic debatably synthetic-smelling men's scents are what's in right now as far as the designer game goes, 10 years ago it was loud sweet fragrances, and in 10 years it...
  75. Re: Is Tom ford Tuscan leather worthy buying it??

    My answer is the same as it was in the other thread you just made about this.

    Get Rasasi La Yuqawam Homme, it's way cheaper and smells almost exactly like Tuscan Leather, some even say it's...
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    Re: You Who Choose to Lead Must Follow

    I'm not convinced things are more generic now than they were in some bygone era.

    Fragrance companies set and follow trends all the time, and above all they do what they know will make money.
    Take...
  77. Invictus... smells a bit like Curve Crush?

    Am I insane or does anyone else smell this?

    Finally got a sample of Invictus and it kind of smells like an amped up Curve Crush with a big juicy fruit chewing gum accord added in.

    I like it.
  78. Re: Should I buy Tom Ford Tuscan Leather? I have Creed aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and Endymion

    No.

    Get La Yuqawam pour Homme by Rasasi instead. Way cheaper, especially so for you most likely, since you live in Dubai.

    *edit* Oh, you live in the UK apparently. Still, even with...
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    Re: HILARIOUS names for knockoffs!

    JOOb!

    Some of these are odd, what is the point of making a clone of a fragrance that only costs $20 or $30 to begin with?
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    Jaguar Vision II, III, Sport?

    Jaguar Vision has a modest reputation as being a great cheapie and a good clone of Black XS L'Exces, but these other three flankers -Jaguar Vision II, Jaguar Vision III, Jaguar Vision Sport- I've...
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    Re: Curve Crush-Upgrade

    Try Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Nautica Voyage, maybe even A&F Fierce (or one of the many cheaper clones).

    If you go with Polo Red, I suggest getting the new Intense version, it's...
  82. Re: 8 hour+ Powerhouses under $30. Cheap Powerhouses?

    Ted Lapidus Altamir

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme Black Extreme (heard good things about Gold Extreme as well)

    Bogart One Man Show Gold Edition (again from what I hear ditto for Ruby Edition too)

    I...
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    Try Tauer Incense Extreme.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The more niche snob types complain about this stuff, the more excited about it I get.

    Might have to make a trip to Macy's today!
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    Sitting on your ass typing away complaints about content being provided to you for free by people that are most likely just doing it for fun seems a lot more idiotic.
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    Poll: Re: Rasasi Perfumes - Planning to buy one

    La Yuqawam Homme is really nice, beautyspin and a few people on ebay have it at a good price.

    Of the ones you've listed I've only heard much about Chastity, supposed to be a pretty good Dunhill...
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    I'm much more interested in reviewers impressions of what it smells like than I am in them repeating verbatim marketing information I could easily find and read much faster on my own. If I want to...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    Did this stuff get relaunched? It's available for cheap at discount sites again, and Paco Rabanne has it listed on their website.

    http://www.pacorabanne.com/fragrances/classics/ultraviolet

    If...
  89. Re: Animale Animale - Worth it if I already have A*Men & Pure Malt?

    Not really even worth it for a $20 fragrance.
    $5 to get a sample and have it shipped, that's 25% of the way to just buying a full bottle. Shrug.
  90. Animale Animale - Worth it if I already have A*Men & Pure Malt?

    Is it distinct enough to include in a collection that already has Angel Men and Pure Malt?
    Or would that likely be redundant?
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    Re: opinions on VERSACE BLUE JEANS?

    Sampled this and hated it... Has a strong bug spray or citronella candle smell to it.
    Horrendously synthetic screechy lavender, ew.

    I almost can't even believe I smelled the same juice you guys...
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    Beggars can't be choosers.
    Don't like free content? Don't fucking watch it.

    Or start your own channel and show everyone how it's done.
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    Re: Guys ever try Thallium?

    So has anyone smelled this Anonymous by Thallium yet?
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    Re: Guys ever try Thallium?

    Tried this stuff today, I have to say it's pretty good.

    I see the comparisons to Dunhill Desire and I have to agree. Although it's considerably sweeter, fruitier, and has none of that metallic...
  95. Re: Territoire - A good A&F Fierce clone?

    The guy had a markup on it as you'd expect at a flea market, some saps were paying $40 for it, but I'm seeing it online for $15-$20.
  96. Territoire - A good A&F Fierce clone?

    Anyone know of this stuff?

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/69472M.jpg

    Seems to made by YZY Perfume, the same people that are behind Reyane Tradition. They make...
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    Re: Hugo (1995) vs. Hugo Man

    Consensus seems to be that it smells almost identical to the way it did on release. Projected good for me, and I also got a good 7-8 hours out of the stuff, I was really impressed, so the longevity...
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    Re: Hugo (1995) vs. Hugo Man

    Just wanted to bump this thread to say that I sampled this stuff for the first time, and it's amazing.
    I can see why this was a super top seller back in 95.

    Doesn't seem to get much love on the...
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    The original projects nicely for 3-4 hours, then abruptly dies off, kind of like a John Varvatos fragrance.

    I'm thinking it's probably a reformulation thing, I'm sure in years past it was much...
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    The original I found rather disappointing, but Black was prettymuch nuclear.
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