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  1. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body works. My mother used the lotion and I was so glad when she ran out. The scent is so strong, synthetic and dated. It's like hairspray or something that singes...
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    Eau de Reglisse (Caron). Very lemon-y, with a little licorice added. Mandragore (Annick Goutal) lots of lemons, with black pepper added. Ninfeo Mio, lemons and figs, but Eau de Hadrian is straight...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    De Porfundis...the whole bell-jar, but only on the dark part of my clothing. I don't want to look like I've died from drinking too much PJ.
  4. Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Trussardi Uomo...and lots of it.


    Mazzolari Lui.
  5. Thread: Guava

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    Re: Guava

    I like guava as a food, but they smell kinda cat piss-y to me.
  6. Re: Givenchy Pi - What do you think of its sillage?

    I think it projects like a beast. If you like the edt, see if you can find the eau de parfum....it's more intense. I have the edp that I bought at a mall in Spartenburg, SC when I was out of town on...
  7. Re: Never buy oud oil from ebay...what a synthetic mess

    I bought a Surrati oud for $45, and it's the real deal. A blend of Cambodian oud oils. A tiny cut crystal bottle with a tassel on top. The front on of the bottle is emblazoned with 'Denhal Oudh Al...
  8. Re: My first experience with Perfumed Oils - through Al Rehab

    Al Haramain Musk Ghazelle is pungent, but not as stinky as AAA Musk Ghazelle from Ajmal. My favorite Al Haramain scent is Attar Al Mahfuz. I hope to have that on in my collection always.
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    Re: Dolcelisir by L'Erbolario

    I'm waiting on my bottle of Dolcelisir to arrive. L'Erbolario has really gotten my attention, since I've order some soaps from them last year. I was looking for a nice patchouli soap, and I've found...
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    I had a sample of Meharees body wash; I went through it immediately. Very nice stuff. I also have the bar soap form of Ambraliquida, Myrrhae, Patchouly and Muschio, all of which are really nice. The...
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Bal a Versailles parfume de toilette.....stinky goodness (19??).

    Pheromone parfum......very mossy, with castoreum (1980).
  12. Re: Body Odor and Sexuality: Some Very Unexpected Effects!

    B.O. is B.O. to me. Anyone with BO makes me aggressive...there's nothing appealing about it. Never smelled a gay man with BO, 'cause all the gay men I know have meticulous hygiene.
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    Re: Mango Manga - does it include aoud?

    I have a sample. It's straight up mango and no oud.
  14. Re: Is There a Fragrance That Epitomises 70's Disco ?

    Halston Z-14 (1974)

    Ralph Lauren Polo (1978)
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    Montale Dark Purple. Very potent stuff. Plum with orange and that Montale sharpness.

    Mon Cherie Parfum par Camille by Annick Goutal, is plummy and a bit fatty/waxy. It's not sweet, but the...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Annick Goutal. I have a problem with the longevity, tho many of the frags are nice. I really like Nuit Etoilee, but it needs to be stronger, with a bit more "nuit". Mandragore isn't as stunning as...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    EN is very bitter. I was a little disappointed, but tit does better in cold weather.
  18. Re: l'Air du Desert Marocain Improves With Age!

    I have mine stored away in it's box, in a dark location.
  19. A round of Parfumerie Generale testing.

    Last weekend, I have been enjoying my much neglected L'ombre Fauve, when I got the bug to try other PG scents. I ordered samples a couple of days ago, and they arrived today. I must say that I'm...
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    Re: Cambodian and indian oud

    I have a blend of Cambodian oud. It smells very camphorous, medical, coffee-like, fermented wood mulch-y-ish. I was disappointed when I got it, but I tried it anyway. Within a couple days, it clicked...
  21. Re: Kenzo Pour Homme - 3 different bottle and box designs ?

    I was contemplating wearing Kenzo, today, but opted to wear my newly acquired Quasar, instead.
  22. Re: Kenzo Pour Homme - 3 different bottle and box designs ?

    The first one is the aftershave which I've never tried. The 3rd design is the 1st I've ever seen.

    I have a 3.4oz bottle like the 2nd. Love the color! It's a good indication on the nature of the...
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    Re: Mazzolari Lui vs. L'Ombre Fauve

    L'ombre Fauve is sweeter and well behaved. Lui is raunchy, but still great! I've tried Lui, but own LF. Might get Lui someday.
  24. Re: Aramis New West - is there a current and a vintage ?

    I don't know if Kenzo PH has been reformulated, but it's a very nice scent if you don't over do it. I remember New West having more of a fresh water characteristic, than a marine one, and it was also...
  25. Re: Aramis New West - is there a current and a vintage ?

    I tried the current formulation in a perfume store some time ago, and I found it was nothing like the original. I am really disappointed with the new one. The original was very "watery", but in a...
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    My bottle of Eau de Reglisse.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Aoud Musk
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    Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Eau de Merveilles

    Odeur 53: Drydown

    Castelbajac: After a long dry-down

    Musk to Musk

    Jovan White Musk for Men
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Eau de Reglisse....at least to me. Smells very lemon-y and bright.
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    Re: Help me find this scent

    Looks Boadicea spelled "BoDicEa". The person writes with a combo of lower and upper case letters: ExPLOrER.

    Yes, I'd say it's Boadicea Explorer.
  31. Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier (for men, edt/edp, dated, soapy?)

    I thought about trying Coriandre myself. I like the idea of a coriander scent, but after thinking about the perfume, I chose not to press my luck with anymore blind buys (I'm now trying to unload my...
  32. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Mitti Attar. It's like someone dropped some sandalwood chips into a damp, cold, cave.
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    Re: Best Montale Musk?

    Light musk: Musk to Musk

    Somewhere between Musk to Musk and Black Aoud: Black Musk

    Dark, masculine musk: Aoud Musk
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    Re: Ambarliquida L'Erbolario

    I have other soaps, too. The Myrrhae is quite bitter, but sweet: nice. The Patchouly soap is great, but the Sandalo smells strange to me (sample of the body wash). The Muschio bar is another winner....
  35. Re: Wich Serge Lutens should I buy next for my collection?

    Bois de Violette is one I'd love to get. The only bell jar I have is of De Profundis, which is ok, but I think I'd rather had gotten Bois de Violette first.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    After living with it for a while, Bas de Soie has gotten on my bad side. It's such an unfriendly scent.
    Kiss Him is another wretched thing: Luden's cherry cough-drops and b.o. Not a grand...
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    Ambarliquida L'Erbolario

    Being someone who has studied trees/plants my whole life, I'm always intrigued by perfumes whose themes are based on a particular species. I purchased Chene after sampling a few Serge Lutens, because...
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    Re: Encre Noire

    Very sour and bitter on me. It's like a demonic version of CDG 2 Man.
  39. Re: The most you've ever spent on a fragrance?

    I payed over $200 and something for a new bell jar of De Profundis. I say "something", because if I was paying over $200 for a perfume, it was enough shock for me to forget the exact price. Anyway, I...
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    Re: Can a man wear bal ŕ Versailles

    I currently have the Parfum de Toilette and EdT. The Edt is kinda ho-hum to me. The Pdt is much better (richer and darker) but the parfum is my favorite. I went through a tiny bottle of the parfum in...
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    Re: Tropical fruits in a bottle

    Mango Manga by Montale. A LOT of realistic mango in this one....almost to the point of over-ripeness.
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    Re: Are Kenzo fragrances women repellents?

    The title of this thread gave me a chuckle. "Women repellent"....classic.

    I wore Kenzo pour Homme the other day and found it quite nice in the cold weather. It's not one I reach for often, as I...
  43. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Satyr by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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    Re: Best Kiehl's scent?

    I like the musk oil. It lasts, but it's subtle. I also have the Cucumber oil, which is very challenging for me to use.
  45. Re: does montale dark aoud smell similar to duro or better ?

    My vote for Aoud Musk. It's gonna be my next Montale.
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    Re: Oakmoss resin fragrance?

    Pinaud Clubman has both Evernia prunastri (Oak Moss) and Evernia furfuracea (Tree Moss) listed in the ingredients. I didn't know it was illegal, but I know it's very regulated. Only 0.1% of usage in...
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    Re: cK One Shock for Him smells like...

    I'm wearing CK One SHOCK today. It's smells like one of those oils from the Middle East. I have the body spray, not the edt. The spray is in an aerosol can, and it goes on to the skin really...
  48. Re: I blind purchased KOUROS. What can I expect when it arrives?

    Not a gourmand at all. A one spray scent. Wear it low on your body, like below the belt...or your ankles. Spray it on the your chest, and you'll be overwhelmed. I like the fragrance, but the opening...
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    Re: CdG 2 Man...wow!

    I love the "snuffed candle" aspect of the scent.
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    Bas de Soie, you're too cold for me.

    I purchased this scent cheap, from someone wanting to down size their collection. I love Serge Lutens, so I thought I'd love, or at least like, Bas de Soie. I bought it blindly last summer, and after...
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    Re: Black Orchid

    I finally purchased it. I was pining for it when my spray sample ran out. I don't wear it too much; I don't want to got tired of it too quickly. It's a one spray scent for me, mostly in the warmer...
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    Re: YSL OPIUM, EDT or EDP?

    I've seen the edp on the net going for $60-$150. This use to be my favorite. I have the edt, but it's a joke compared to the edp, which is sublime! Smells dark, balmy and expensive. Addictive.
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    Re: Molecule 01

    I wore this yesterday and the day before. I still smell it on my coat. I love it! I got my bottle last year for half the price.
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    Re: Awful opening, but awesome drydown??

    Kouros
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    Re: Pornography...

    Al oudh is very pornographic.
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Attar al Oudh by Rasasi. No oudh in this; just a loud rotten fruit and soap opening, then dries down to a perfume-y, powdery scent that's anything but exotic. Imagine something like Mango Manga, but...
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    Re: So...Bois Farine?

    Smells like powdered sandalwood to me. I don't get very much peanut butter....not for long. I have 2 samples and have contemplated buying it, but I want Mure et Musc Extreme instead. I'm buying MeME...
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    Re: Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    Eau des Merveilles is great for summer. Unisex all the way.
  59. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I still have a 95% full bottle (the big bottle) of the original. Hadn't worn it in a long while.
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Violet review

    I love Black Violet! Just wish that i can afford it.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    Yes. It dries down to a very clean musk.
  62. Thread: Ho Hang

    by stevolution
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    Re: Ho Hang

    Powdery patchouli. I have it, but rarely wear it, as I feel like I need to be wear a suit or tuxedo whenever I do. Very formal.
  63. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Pheromone for Men (Marilyn Miglin). A Subway Sub employee: "Are you wearing ladies perfume?" "NO!", I retorted. A guy in line with me says, while chuckling, "You go home and wash off that perfume". ...
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    Re: To Pi or not to Pi?

    If you can, get the eau de parfum. I have it and now wouldn't consider getting the edt. I use it sparingly...the edp is hard to find.
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    Re: Red for men.. horrendous!

    I have it. One of those spray-and-walk-through kind of fragrances.
  66. Re: Montale Black Aoud "do-it-yourself".....

    I put Dehan al Oud al Malaki and Taif al Warda together, and get a very genuine oud-rose combo. It's not like Black Aoud, but it's still very nice.
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    Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Cabot Sense of Attraction. This cheap stuff is reminiscent somewhat of Obsession but more amber-y. Becomes like a "clean" sweat scent after drying down. No onion smell, or week old BO, though.
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    Re: White Musk Fragrance

    I purchased The Body Shop White Musk oil recently. It's nice, but it's a little too much like Jovan White Musk for Women. It smells like candle wax in the beginning: like hot musk scented paraffin....
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    Re: The best "sweet Gourmand" scent for men?

    Chergui

    Jeux de Peau
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    Re: costume national scent/scent intense

    I have Scent Intense and it's great. Good for anytime of year.
  71. Re: Which scent would you define as "Nothingnness Bottled"?

    Any scent by Les Nez or L'artisan
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    Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Montale Dark Aoud is the most sinister smelling thing to me.
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    Re: Thoughts on CK One Shock

    I bought the body spray 2 weeks ago. I think it's better than a lot of the cheapies out there. It's better than Kanon Norwegian Wood, which I got the same day.
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    Re: Kanon Norwegian Wood is a synthetic mess

    I bought this last week on an impulse when I spotted it at Ross. I think it's ok, but the dry down is much better. It wears very close to the skin in that stage. The opening is a bit loud, with a...
  75. Thread: Opium Edp

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    Re: Opium Edp

    I ran out and would love to get it again, but it's nearly impossible to find.
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    Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    CDG 8 88 smells like Dial as does Bandit parfum before it dries totally. I grew up smelling Dial every morning for years. Reminds me of having to get up early for school. I've recently smell the gold...
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    Re: Arabic perfumes

    I have 4 Al Haramain scents, 2 from Surrati and a bunch of samples.

    From Al Haramain,

    Al Mafuz: This is my favorite of all. It's very warm and musky. It dries down to a peppery rose. I've...
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    Re: Brand new frag...unfortunately named...

    Jovan released a scent called "Woman" in the early 80's or so. It was my grandmother's favorite. Very distinctive. It's still available at drug stores and the like. I guess there wouldn't be any kind...
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    Pheromone parfum and Pheromone for Men (Marilyn Miglin). Both are similar to each other, but neither are very socially acceptable, nowadays. Very dusty and green.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Oud?

    Dehan al oudh al Malaki by Surrati. Took me a few days to get used to it, but now I crave it. Stinks like hell right out of the little crystal bottle, but it calms down to a complex smokey incense...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Savage West by Panco. I can't believe I actually wore this scent. It's brutal! Sharp, brash, leather shit that went on for hours. I remember how the liquid turned the black finish on the (plastic)...
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men... Am I Nuts?

    I love Jovan White Musk for Men. It's one of my summer favorites. It smells like apples and peaches in the beginning, but not in a girly way. People loved it when I wore it to work. I have the Black...
  83. Re: Whats a good cologne for the outdoors: camping,fishing,etc

    Encre Noir

    Noir Etoilee

    CDG 3 smells kinda like OFF repellant.

    Ninfeo Mio
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    Re: What is your favorite Annick Goutal ?

    Hadn't found my favorite Goutal yet. I liked Mandragore when I sampled, but it lacked longevity. Mon Cherie Parfum par Camille is nice, but it's a very dry,"un-sweet", fatty, snuffed candle sorta of...
  85. Re: What's the best horse manure fragrance? (No joke)

    Dehn al Oud really is stinky in a manure like way, but very compelling. I just got some earlier this month. It's raw, sharp, fermented and vaporous, like rotting wood or plant matter, or a few days...
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    Re: Encre Noire - just can't warm up to it.

    I layered it with Black Orchid last night. Wow! Those two really work together!
  87. Re: New Fragrance: Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico By Night

    I hope it's more "original" than the original.
  88. Re: Montale 100 ml fragrance bottle does not feel like 100 ml

    I felt the same thing, but then I unscrewed the top and took a look, it's all there.
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    Re: Anyone wear fragrance oils?

    I wear oils from the middle east. Most are from Al Haramain.
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    Re: Encre Noire as an everyday frag?

    I just got it (a mini). Too sickening in temps over 80F, but in the fall and winter, I think it'll be awesome. It smells more like an autumnal scent to me. In the heat and humidity here, that vetiver...
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    Re: Specific Scent Search

    I get complements with:

    Dorissima Narciss: Very sharp and a little dark. It lasts forever. It's expensive....that's the down fall.

    Narcisco Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection: I had people...
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    Re: Take a look at this bottle.

    Shine a black light on it and see what shows up.
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    Re: Tom Ford Violet Blonde

    I'd like to try it. I love Black Violet, but it's beyond my budget.
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    Re: which oud scents are more easy to wear?

    I can't think of any quiet oud scents. Some of the attars (Al Haramain, Swiss Arabian, etc.) are nice, but the oud is either upfront or buried under tons of roses and spice. I happen to like oud, but...
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    Re: The Best of État Libre d'Orange

    I loved Rien the first time I sampled. I getting a bottle for this fall. Hate SM and Jas. and Cig is not bad, but not me. Charogne is different, and wearable if you spray and walk through.
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    Re: Take a look at this bottle.

    Not just used , but abused. If that bottle could talk, I'd be afraid hear what it has to say.
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    Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    I purchased a very real oud recently; Dehn al oudh Malaki. It's so pungent, smokey, and not sweet at all. It's the most butch fragrance I've ever encountered, and the smallest of drops will work for...
  98. Re: Your first niche bottle ( OFFICIAl THREAD)

    Dorissima Narciss. So potent, I still have the same bottle, although it's nearly empty. I've gotten more compliments on this scent than any other I own.
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    Molecule01 tester

    Why is a tester of Molecule 01 roughly half the price of a "standard" bottle? I see no difference in packaging or smell. It has the same box, bottle, etc......all the same that I can tell.
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    Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I like it much better than Cool Water or Chrome. I think it's much more wearable.
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