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    Re: Tom Ford - Oud Minerale

    Still. If it's true (or not), it's totally unnecessary to comment about it. It is his prerogative to like what he likes. It's really rubbing me the wrong way when you write like this. Please stop.
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    Re: Tom Ford - Oud Minerale

    Or it could be that he just doesn't like it. From what I read, there are not many that love this fragrance. Even those that like it say it takes time to get into it.
  3. Re: Spicebomb or Spicebomb Extreme..........Which do you prefer and why?

    I think Spicebomb is very good, and it's among my absolute favourites. The market for Spicebomb-like fragrances is starting to be very crowded, but Spicebomb is still a cut above the rest. Spicebomb...
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    Re: Oud Wood Intense/ Tobacco Oud Intense?

    Wow. This is really interesting. Looking forward to release.

    I hope for a slightly different take on the originals, and not just an amped up version. Especially Tobacco Oud could be tweaked to be...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Sebastian also said it didn't blow him away and that it wasn't very exciting. Still pretty nice. For him it smelled a lot better than Oud Minérale.
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    Re: Oud Wood Intense/ Tobacco Oud Intense?

    If this is real, it's big news. Waiting for someone to confirm this.
  7. Re: Serge Lutens Now in 100ml Sizes (Non-Eau Series)

    I agree with this also. It will be harder to justify a purchase of Serge Lutens now.
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    Re: Article about fake testers uk

    Yes, I reacted to that too. Even if I put three sprays of pure methanol on my skin, I wouldn't make me dangerously combustible. This must be what they call fake news.

    But it is true that fake...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Oud Minerale

    I guess this will be my reaction also. I never could stand aquatics. Never the less, I look forward to sampling it.
  10. Re: Tom Ford Sahara noir, Italian cypress, should I buy them?

    Remember there are a lot of fake Tom Ford bottles out there. The tester bottle of Italian Cypress is probably a fake, as Tom Ford doesn't produce tester bottles of private blends.

    Sahara Noir is...
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    Re: NEW: LM Parfums - Veleno Doré !

    Looks very promising. Release in October in Italia, and worldwide three months later.
  12. Re: Do men actually want to smell like cartier lenvol?

    Personally I don't like it, but fully understand people who wear it. I think L`Envol could be wonderful on someone else, just not on me.
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    Re: DHI is this it?

    I'm a man. I talk like a man, I look like a man, and I behave like a man. If I smell like peppermint and strawberries, then that is masculine because that is what this man smells like.

    Fragrances...
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    Re: Blind Buy Birthday Fragrance

    Oh, get over it. Not everyone likes Aventus. This is not an Aventus thread.
  15. Re: Armani Privè Rose d'Arabie vs Tom Ford Fleur Oud

    Armani Privè Rose d'Arabie gets universal praise, but personally I cannot stand it. It was a real disappointment, because I really enjoy Armani Privé Oud Royal. I had to order two different samples...
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    Re: Ferraragamo uomo

    I like it. I disagree that it is juvenile. To me it smells like fresh cigarette paper. It's a little too sweet but it works well in the winter.
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    Re: Blind Buy Birthday Fragrance

    Man in Black is one of my favourites for winter. Then you have Man Black Orient that feels even more sophisticated with added oud for effect.

    24 Gold I found candy sweet and cheap smelling. Not a...
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    Re: Prada lhomme intense! Omg!omg!omg!

    I really need to get my nose on these. Both the original and the intense. Now on top of my to try list.
  19. Re: New Dior Sauvage Parfum 2017 available on eBay

    Agreed. They are very similar. No need to seek out the new formula if you have a bottle of the old one. I have a bottle of each formula, and honestly the new bottle is redundant.
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    Re: NEW: Prada L'Homme Intense

    I'm really looking forward to sample this one. It looks good in theory.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    I'm surprised by the level of dismissal for this new fragrance that none of us has smelled yet. It's impossible to know if you will like it before you smell it, so why the long faces? I don't see why...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    That looks really interesting. Can't' wait to try his one.
  23. Re: Serge Lutens Discontinuing up to 10 Fragrances?

    Yes. Might be time for me to buy that Ambre Sultan that I never get around to buying.
  24. Re: Anyone try the new Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    I actually prefer this new version of Eau Sauvage Parfum. It's more versatile and wearable than the old version. I have a 100 ml bottle from 2012 that I love, and I still go there for my Myrrh fix,...
  25. Re: Europe To USA Shipping - Regulations Update ?

    Why are you arguing about this? How should I know how they send it?

    I repeat again: This is the responsibility and risk of the seller. If the seller says they can ship to Europe, then there is no...
  26. Re: Europe To USA Shipping - Regulations Update ?

    I know that UK Post Office stops packages if they are discovered, but I have to assume there are alternative companies that ships perfumes out of the UK. At least here in Norway, the Post Office...
  27. Re: Europe To USA Shipping - Regulations Update ?

    Of course I know this, but this is the responsibility of the seller. I will always get my money back if the bottle doesn't reach me. If the seller says he can ship to Europe from the UK, I have to...
  28. Re: Europe To USA Shipping - Regulations Update ?

    Why do the shipping companies hate us so much? A few bottles of perfume are not that dangerous. I can't imagine there has ever been a serious accident with shipping perfume. This is a problem only in...
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    Re: NEW : Paco Rabanne Pure XS

    Looking forward to sample this. Looks promising.

    The original Black XS was full of Iso E Super, so impossible for me to use. I hope this is different.
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    Isn't Frozen Cologne discontinued? I can't find it anywhere any more.

    I had the sense to buy a backup bottle last year, but now I regret not buying two. I actually like this one better than the...
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    Re: ysl la nuit de l'homme edt and edt

    The EDP is a different scent. There is just no point thinking about the EDP. It's not the same scent. It does not smell the same.

    At the same time the EDP is a very weak scent. It's famous for not...
  32. Re: What size bottle do you buy of your favorites?

    I see what you did there, and I agree. Glass is definitely the way to go. :wink:
  33. Re: What size bottle do you buy of your favorites?

    This is my preference also. Only true loves get 100 ml bottles.
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    Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Pulp is a fascinating perfume. It's the most authentic simulation of ripe fruit that I've ever encountered. I think it smell slightly overripe, but still good to eat. The smell is so authentic I can...
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Yes. After many samples I have not found any worthy of a purchase.

    Except Musc Ravageur. But after reports of major reformulation and gutting of the performance, I decided not to buy this one...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Actually I found the EDP quite repulsive. Your description is pretty much spot on.

    But then I tried the EDT, and it is OK. It's not great, but it is OK.

    Then I tried Noir Extreme fell in love.
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    I usually give away my unwanted fragrances to friends. They have different tastes than me, and sometimes the gift is very well received. Such are the joys of blind buying fragrances.
  38. Re: YSL La Nuit De L'homme - Rumors of 2016 Batches

    If it's real, and the bottle contains La Nuit De L'homme and not Libre, then this could be a collector's item. You know like stamps that have the wrong print or coins that are special.

    Does the...
  39. Re: So glad I did not purchase Tuscan Leather .....

    Somehow Puredistance M has slipped under the radar for me. I really love leather fragrances, but have never gotten around to sample it. From what I'm reading, this could probably be a blind buy for...
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    Re: NEW? Tom Ford Oud Minérale and Oud Ocean

    Always looking forward to new Private Blend releases. I don't really know what to expect from these new oud releases. Really need to get my nose on these. Thinking maybe I should buy a bottle of Oud...
  41. Re: Anyone try the new Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Thanks. Found the image on Fragrantica.

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  42. Re: Anyone try the new Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    It almost funny. We still don't know how the new bottle and box differs from the old bottle and box. I'm sure when it's released people will compare bottles, and then we will know what to look for.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Got my nose on this today. Instant splash was wonderful and surprising, but after an hour it started to bother me and became a little sickening. I admire what they have done here, but it's just not...
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    If they would only label the bottles that contain ISO E Super, it would not bother me. I'm allergic to it, or at least I get headaches and tingling sensations. Buying a bottle and then later discover...
  45. Re: Anyone tried either of the two new Acqua di Parma scents yet?

    Looking forward to sample Colonia Mirra. Quercia was a real disappointment.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    That sounds good to me. I have a bottle of the original that I really like, and now I want a bottle of the new version too.
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    Thanks for your insight. I will probably not like it, but I'm fascinated by anything different that are released today. Almost worth buying just to get in the collection.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Who decides what age range is suitable for a perfume? I'm 47 and love to wear Ultra Male. It puts me in a good mood. The bottle is also very nice keeping with the legend of the original Le Male. It's...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    I'm wondering. I really like the original Eau Sauvage Parfum. This new one doesn't seem to have the Myrrh that was so wonderful in the original. This time it's Elemi that is probably dominant....
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Be careful throwing comparisons to Sauvage around. It instantly put me off trying Eau Electrique. Any comparison to that chemical waste is a bad one.
  51. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 30 ml $84 & 50ml $135 Shipped (US) INTL AVAIL. New Ones Added

    Got my bottle of Champaca Absolute. Thanks Mike.
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    Re: Where can I get some vintage Joop! Wow! ?

    This was actually funny. I'm getting a little tired about all the reformulation worries and talk.
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    Re: NEW: Wow! Joop!

    I do like the bottle. Need to sample this when available. Probably not for me, but always the optimist thinking I might be wowed.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I like bubble-gum so I don't see the problem. Looking forward to get my nose on this.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Very interesting. I almost skipped this thread because the original Gucci Guilty is among the worst fragrances I have ever tried. If this flanker really has nothing in common with the original, I...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka

    This one peaks my interest. Need to get a sample.
  57. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 30 ml $84 & 50ml $135 Shipped (US) INTL AVAIL. New Ones Added

    So I finally got my bottle of Ombre Leather after many weeks of waiting. The first bottle that Mike sent got lost in the mail. It's the first time he ever lost a bottle. He did send me a new bottle...
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    My favourites are Spicebomb and Man in Black, but you should definitely be testing Tom Ford Noir Extreme.
  59. Re: Don't Get Ferragamo Uomo--Buy L'Artisan's Noir Exquis Instead

    I will definitely put it on my to sample list.
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    I find the performance to be quite good on this. It does not perform as well as A*Men, but quite good never the less. The price is also right. It's a lot less money than I paid for my bottle. If you...
  61. Re: Don't Get Ferragamo Uomo--Buy L'Artisan's Noir Exquis Instead

    I did buy a bottle of Ferragamo Uomo just when it was released and I find it to be excellent. I find it very well blended and naturally smelling. This perfume is not harsh or chemical smelling in any...
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Worth a blind buy?

    Still excited to know what you think of this. :beer:
  63. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    Looking forward to sample this if it ever gets here. I see some people say it smells nothing like Habdan. I hope that is the case, because I didn't enjoy Habdan much.
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    Re: JPG ultra male or invictus

    I never get any compliments, so I can't comment on that, but 1 Million Privé is my absolute favourite of these three. The only thing is that it's not very loud, and maybe not a clubbing scent.
    ...
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    Re: Lalique - Voyage de Parfumeur

    So I've got my candles and have been putting my nose them. Unfortunately they are to pretty and expensive for me to light them up just yet. I want to keep them pristine for a while longer, so my...
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    Re: Scent menu for housekeeping business

    Diptyque is the best bet and also the best known brand for high end candles. Used by famous popstars to fragrance their hotel rooms when on tour, used in boutiques to attract customers, and by...
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    Re: Tom Ford Candle Pricing.....WTF?!

    That is just crazy. I've never tried a Tom Ford candle, but the reviews I've read haven't been favourable. One should probably stick to Diptyque and Cire Trudon for quality candles.
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    Re: Houses releasing if foreign languages....

    Been there. Done that.
  69. Poll: Re: Poll: Do you re-apply cologne on a night/day out ?

    Often it's just your nose adjusting to the scent and makes you smell it less. People around you can most likely smell you long after you don't smell yourself.

    If you want the fragrance to last...
  70. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    Yes, I know that is what you meant. Any chemist with half a brain can measure the concentration of alcohol in a fragrance. Watering out a fragrance with more alcohol just doesn't happen. It's just...
  71. Poll: Re: Poll: Do you re-apply cologne on a night/day out ?

    I would have to vote no. I never bring a bottle with me.
  72. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    Now you are talking about something entirely different. Changing the concentration of alcohol has nothing to do with the formulation of the fragrance oil. You also assume it would be difficult to...
  73. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    That doesn't necessarily make business sense. The juice itself is the cheapest part of distributing perfume, so cost-reduction of the formulation isn't normally something you save a lot of money on....
  74. Thread: Godolphin

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    Re: Godolphin

    The citrus part of AdP Colonia Leather dissipates within 15 minutes, so that part is correct. The Tuscan Leather part of the perfume last a very long time, and I don't think you should be worried...
  75. Thread: Godolphin

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    Re: Godolphin

    Godolphin is not a copy. It is recognisable, but different enough to stand on its own. I really like it.





    Both these statements I can agree with.
  76. Re: Thoughts on Boss Orange and YSL La Nuit Intense

    There is no question that YSL La Nuit Intense is head and shoulder above Boss Orange in quality and sophistication. I agree that the bottle of Boss Orange is a beauty, but so are many of the Boss...
  77. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    One example is the old Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense. Dior didn't own the licenses for the original formulations, but licensed them from another company. They had to pay to use it, and this of...
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    Lalique - Voyage de Parfumeur

    So I ordered five of these candles blind, and I'm really excited for them to arrive.

    Gingembre Yunnan
    Peupilier Aspen
    Santal Goa
    Vanille Acapulco
    Vetiver Bali

    Anyone have experience with...
  79. Re: fragrances that have been really growing on you?

    1 Million Intense. When I sampled it a couple of years ago, I found it to have too much rose and too similar to the original. Recently I found a bottle on sale and I really love it now. It's playful...
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    Re: Montale question

    I think people are worrying to much about reformulations. Montale perfumes are known for being intensely powerful. So one release is slightly less intense the other one. Does that really matter? You...
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    Re: Cuir D' Arabie

    I find Cuir D' Arabie to be quite nice, in a bad sort of way. It's definitely a challenging perfume. Not something I would wear in public, but I really like it never the less. The leather in there is...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Douglas has Cartier. I've not been to their store in Oslo, but online they have a wide selection. I got my sample from them.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    So I got my sample of L'Envol today. First, this is definitely not for me. The beginning is quite lovely with a fleeting scent of honey, but it lasts only five minutes. Then it transforms into a...
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Marc just gave this a raving first impression. I love this fragrance and wonder why it's not more hyped.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFzpQ539DgM
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Worth a blind buy?

    Looking forward to your thoughts. I've too been looking at Santal Royal for a blind buy, but so far not taken the chance. Opinions are split on this one.
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    Re: Frangrance box?

    I keep my boxes. Mainly because I move a lot, and taking my collection with me is much easier when the bottles are in boxes.
  87. Re: NEW: Diptyque Holiday Candle Collection for 2016!

    I've just been buying a few Diptyque candles, and these holiday candles look great. From what I have read, Diptyque holiday candles sells like hotcakes before Christmas, with shops often running out...
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    Re: Thoughts of CK Eternity NOW?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/409842-CK-Eternity-Now
  89. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I got a response suggesting I choose Sweden, and leave a note they should send to Norway.

    But no matter. It cost 24 Euro shipping samples to Sweden. That is just plain insulting when shipping is...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    That's interesting. I find Oajan utterly repulsive while 1 Million Privé is wonderful. That sharp cinnamon in Oajan is very different from what's in 1 Million Privé.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    But the vanillic dry down is the best part! Just kidding, but I guess it's just a matter of taste. To me Fahrenheit Le Parum is the best of the Fahrenheit's.
  92. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I know why. It's because Norway is not a member of the EU. But it is a very shallow reason.
  93. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I was just looking at candles from Hervé Gambs, and this post caught my eye. I was not aware of the perfumes, but I am now. Browsing hervegambs.fr I found that they sell sample packs. Hurray!...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I have a sample of L'Envol on the way now. I really want to like this, especially since I like the bottle. Crossing my fingers and hoping it will be good.
  95. Re: Looking for a fragrance that smells like fruit candy

    Ha! This I need to get a sample of. Just for the novelty.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Thanks for the info. Bottle and colour look gorgeous. Unfortunately the notes don't look promising to me. So far all the "blue" fragrances has failed to seduce me.
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    Re: Candles for a bachelor's place???

    Malin+Goetz Tobacco Candle
    Malin+Goetz Cannabis Candle
    Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Candle

    Voluspa Baltic Amber
    Voluspa Branch Vermeil
    Voluspa Chestnut & Vetiver
    Voluspa Ponderosa
    Voluspa Santiago...
  98. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    I gave my bottle to a friend and he liked it alright. I even think the smell suited him. It is sometimes strange how taste can differ.
  99. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    Impossible to know. I really like Ultra Male, and this is definitely the bottle Ultra Male should have been in.
  100. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    So I got my bottle, and it's a major disappointment. Since I like Le Male and Ultra Male I thought this would be a pretty safe blind buy. But the scent is not very good at all. It's leather and...
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