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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.28499.jpg
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    I'm really surprised at how much I have come around to liking this fragrance, so much that I will be buying a bottle soon. I feel Amouage stuff is a bit overhyped, not quite as overhyped as Parfums...
  3. Re: So was there ever a good alternative to Creed "Green Valley"?

    Vert Instinct is very close, projection in the opening is actually a lot stronger than Green Valley imo. The dry down is where you can tell the differences, but it doesn't smell cheap by any means....
  4. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    After years and years of frag collecting, owning and trying everything more or less. Imo, the absolute epitome of a textbook gourmand frag is Rochas Man. It's also way under $50, it smells great, and...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    Other than knowing none of your interests, or what you like, or what you're looking for.. I'm just gonna give you what I would pick for myself for this criteria.

    1 for Summer - Varvatos Artisan...
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    Re: CHANEL EGO¤STE discontinued?

    I know it has a large following, but I honestly can't stand this fragrance. I wish I could try and older formulation of it, to hopefully sway me in favor. Then again, like Creed, Chanel has very...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Didn't know where to post this, and didn't wanna start a new topic, cause one probably already exists, but I can never find them.

    With the outbreak being so widespread in the US, and by no means...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    TY, I did not know how to do it like that. This should be a sticky for future posts.
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    It's very hard for me to part ways with something, even if I don't wear it. I tend to look through my wardrobe before going through series of cuts, where I may remove like 10-20 frags at a time and...
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    Frags you forgot you had?

    Looking through my wardrobe list on here, I saw some frags that I honestly don't remember I still own. I remember buying them kinda. Does this ever happen to you? I guess in ways, this is like "least...
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    Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    The easiest way to do this is to go here - http://www.basenotes.net/bn_todaysscent.php - scroll down to the right side, to the bottom and look for "Your Most Worn..." list; copy that image and crop...
  12. Re: Is nasomatto baraonda blind buy worthy?

    If you love whiskey, this is definitely blind buy worthy.. not many people dislike it, but it may be hard to find the right occasion to wear it. I've had my bottle at least 18 months, and worn it...
  13. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I see some talk here about Ellie Essence Vetiver. Without even knowing anything about it, other than it's a FK frag, I blind bought a bottle on Fragnet for $60. I read reviews after and it looks like...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Also, those of you who love Chanel pM, might wanna check out Lancom Trophee, they are strikingly similar, I actually prefer Trophee, because it has a better base. Chanel pM should have more oakmoss...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    :grin::grin::grin:
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    You really like Castile I see. I bought a sample based on your praise for it a while ago, and thought it was ok. Smell wise, pretty average, just smells like most neroli/petitgrain/citrus combos.....
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Surprised it's not Office.
  18. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Very generous of you PStoller. I hope those all go to good homes.
  19. Re: What's the most "mature" scent that you own?

    Grey Flannel
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Spark Seduction
    Zirh Corduroy
    Chopard Noble Vetiver
    Clean Shower Fresh
    Paul Smith Man
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Mayfair underrated?

    It's an acquired, somewhat hard to wear fragrance. I think it is underrated, as it's one of the more unique Creed's but.. the majority doesn't want stuff like this.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Wow, how noses change. The first time I tried this, I thought it smelled like a generic Le Male, with a "tennis ball" accord. Wearing it again today, and wow, this is nice! Tbh, it smells the same as...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    You haven't influenced me at all.
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Wow, how time flies. A decade milestone Feb 27th 2010 I joined this site, after lurking for about 3 years. Tswetcoff from Youtube is who really got me to join, as he had roughly around 10k subs back...
  26. Re: Original Penguin Nightcap: A pleasant surprise worth sniffing, I say

    Blind bought this today. I think it's quite nice, and I see why it has a small following. It absolutely has an Escada Magnetism vibe, mixed with CH Men. Or maybe just a really boozy CH Men, not the...
  27. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure vs Montblanc Explorer

    Haven't tried Explorer, love Artisan Pure.. finally a citrus heavy frag that lasts long.
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    As I remember.. I think I made a topic about this years ago. The smaller 1.3 oz bottles of Mr Blass, have a faulty top, that fits loose, and an "oozy" sprayer, they drip in transit, and leak. I only...
  29. Re: Silver Mountain Water was my first niche experience

    Like your particular bottle of it from 06? or the frag in general? Keep in mind a few things. One.. Creed's are notorious for changing scent profilles over time. I was just talking about this on the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Still waiting, and hoping for my newer GIT from E3217Q01 (now over 3 years old) eventually seasons. My previous batch was from 20111 I think, and holy hell did it turn into a beast.. I was so shocked...
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    Re: Cologne Brand Body Spray?

    They're ok but not nearly the same effect and development of a fragrance (edt/edp/etc). I sometimes look online to buy them for cheaper fruity frags with poor longevity, as they add a little extra,...
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    Re: Deliveries that require signature

    Opt 1:

    If you live in a safe neighborhood, usually they only do this for gated communities or if UPS/Fedex know there's low reported crime in the area, you can contact your route driver and ask...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    As popularized as it seems on here, I have never met anybody who wears this frag other than me on occasion. As for formula.. I've smelled from an early 90s bottle, and my current stuff which is from...
  34. Re: Something similar to Versace Green Jeans?

    Try J D Pozo On El. I'm telling ya, they are near identical.
  35. Re: Something similar to Versace Green Jeans?

    I have found J D Pozo On El (ironically green bottle) to be shockingly similar to Green Jeans, in fact, almost identical. On El can be found online for pretty cheap, and my guess would be it's...
  36. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Jeeze, way too many to name. It might take some time but I could probably come up with a list of 100+ as much as it sucks, and money wasted, it adds to the excitement of blind buying, in this hobby....
  37. Re: Limited time deal on some Amouage line, Should I get one?

    From what I've tried Jub XXv is by far my favorite, but projection leaves something to be desired. If you want beast projection, check out Interlude, and if you want something lighter, but still...
  38. Re: Limited time deal on some Amouage line, Should I get one?

    From what I've tried Jub XXv is by far my favorite, but projection leaves something to be desired. If you want beast projection, check out Interlude, and if you want something lighter, but still...
  39. Possible re-release of Magnetism, and other men's Escada frags.

    I use the term possible very lightly, please don't get too excited yet, allow me to explain..

    Several months ago I emailed Escada PR, I asked what the status of their men's frags in the US market...
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    Re: Official Best clones thread

    Your call. I am not a fan of clone houses particularly either. But if it's something that's good enough. I am all for it. Vert Instinct by Dua is an excellent take on the vaulted Green Valley, and as...
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    Re: Knize ten - Worth chasing vintage?

    Never tried the vintage. I get spotty performance on the current, neither bad nor good, it's definitely not very strong, but the leather in it does smell really good. I could only assume vintage...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Wearing Floris 1962 today, love it. Such a bold fragrance. Not really Spring in feel, but I think a mature guy could wear this seasonally, maybe not in high heat. Although I remember getting a lot...
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    Re: Official Best clones thread

    This is gonna trigger a lot of people but.. Alexandria Chic Magnet is the best clone for Escada Magnetism. Don't care if you don't like Alexandria and Dua, or similar houses, they absolutely nailed...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    The Guerlain HF is nice, but the dry down I get a lot of lily of the valley, not a favorite of mine, but fortunately the mint carries over almost until the end and blends well with the florals. In...
  45. Re: Pissed somebody off with Mancera - red tobacco

    It's definitely a strong and in your face scent that could rub people the wrong way, as with others from this brand, and Montale's. wear with caution for sure. Still have some from a split, never...
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    Re: Favourite from Tauer perfumes?

    LDDM has been the only repeat purchase for me. I think the Flash series are pretty good, but a bit boring and overpriced for what you're getting. Though I love Tauer, I love his attitude and approach...
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    Re: Can a male wear 4-5 sprays of br540

    If you wanna start a riot, sure.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Floris 1962 supposed to come on Wend, been taking long. Gonna wear it as soon as it comes. Might go with a super light frag on Wend, knowing what's coming in the afternoon.

    On the Vert, the dry...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Most of this brand has been on my test list for a while, but I have heard underwhelming things for the part.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Update.. I got Vert Instinct today.. this is the Dua clone of Green Valley. I think it's pretty good. It's been a while since I smelled Green Valley, and this one is very close from what i remember....
  51. Re: Thoughts on Alexandria Chic Magnet (Magnetism clone)

    Oh.. my.. dear.. GOD.. Eureka!

    I think I did it. So I did 4 sprays of the Chic Magnet, it kinda sprays out small in a fine mist, so it's really like maybe 2 big sprays, but with 4 I could disperse...
  52. Re: Thoughts on Alexandria Chic Magnet (Magnetism clone)

    Ya, I agree.

    It's really faint at this point. I only did one spray to my hand/ I probably had this one since 7 PM and it's now 1:30, so 6+ hours is not bad. The final stages right now, kinda...
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    Re: Guess Man Gold?

    Another update on this.. the dry down is quite surprising on my skin.. it may have mixed with my SOTD dry down which is Gap The Natural, which is just basically a really long lasting lime frag.. and...
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    Re: Guess Man Gold?

    So I got this today in the mail, and am wearing it on skin for the 2nd time already, as it seems to have very poor performance, this time I sprayed a lot more. So the opening pretty much just smells...
  55. Thoughts on Alexandria Chic Magnet (Magnetism clone)

    I got my bottle of Chic Magnet today. This is my first Alexandria purchase. It came to $35.40 after shipping, with no coupon code to avoid this cost. The bottle is 1 oz, and the presentation is...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    It has been on my test list a while, but never got around to trying it.

    Just bought a 10 ml sample on Ebay. I look forward to trying this one.
  57. Re: You Tube reviewer MyMickers passed away

    Thank you for raising such a great man. Dan left a great impression on all of us.
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    Re: Mens Fragrance Candles

    IMO, and my experience, candles from fragrance brands are no better than Yankee candles, or any other mainstream brand. Reason being, no fragrance brand candle will wear like a fragrance,...
  59. Re: SixCats! seeking suggestions for (under $30.00) Cologne.

    Lalique makes great quality frags for the price for sure. They're usually super expensive upon release, but take a couple years to drop down in price. I was hoping it to be the case with Ombre Noire,...
  60. Re: NEW: Kenneth Cole Energy, Intensity, & Serenity

    I'd recommend trying Kenneth Cole Black Bold EDP, it's actually VERY GOOD, smells like a high quality version of Black. Fwiw, I am not by any means a fan of this house, but some of the older releases...
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    Re: Has Paul Smith London been relaunched?

    Sounds just like the original. If you have tried Ferrari Silver Essence you could make the comparison. It also smells a little like Lalique L'insoumis.

    I'm hoping I could find this on Ebay or...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th March, 2020

    https://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/77075m.jpg
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    Re: Creed Viking Story

    I've tried 3 diff clones of it, and they all sucked and were so miserably off. It's definitely something different, and something I may eventually have to pull the trigger on and pay the piper.
    ...
  64. Re: NEW: Kenneth Cole Energy, Intensity, & Serenity

    I think these came out a while ago. Never heard any reviews on them. Must have been pretty forgettable.

    Did the one you try feel like a niche or "exclusive label"? My guess is that's what KC is...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Yup.. Guerlain Homme is nice, but I prefer Boisee because it's more mature. I do like both and have thought about getting Guerlain Homme too, but I don't remember it much other than longevity being...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    The Sport flanker is nothing like a "sport" fragrance.. honestly their names should be reverse as the original is far more sporty. If you ever smelled L'eau Bleue Issey, that's what Sport smells...
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    Re: Creed Viking Story

    4 oz Viking bottle. :thumbsup:
  68. Re: AMAZING Tobacco Vanille clone at fragrance outlet

    Sounds nice. Aren't we due for a Tobacco Vanille clone by now? It's only been like a decade. I still have from a split I bought, but it's not the original formulation which was twice as strong.. so...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Thanks Dave, I was gonna PM you, you'll be happy to know I bought Floris 1962, I love that stuff. Also bought a few other things this week, including the DUA clone of Green Valley, and my first...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    TY for that dedication, lol I know posting on phone sucks.

    I used to own this one and found it to be a generic version of Love & Luck. I do however own the Sport version which, although has no...
  71. Re: SixCats! seeking suggestions for (under $30.00) Cologne.

    Hey Six, I see you like Encre Noire L'Extreme. You may enjoy Byblos September Morn, it's very similar, but less sharp, a little more smooth. I haven't seen any discussion on it yet, it's kind of a...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Paid $200 on Amazon after taxes, $203 actually. really wanted it so I bit the bullet. I think they have 1 left in stock. I think it's $190 retail before taxes anyways, I dunno if Luckyscent charges...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Ya but the different between having tried a $200 niche already and something I haven't tried, is night and day. But I do plan on looking into all of these, everything mentioned on this topic, and...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.40919.jpg

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1995/5457/products/Chic_Magnet_1024x1024.jpg?v=1570479100
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Ya it's ok, just a drop in the bucket.. plus the Claiborne red cube cap bottle I been using in the bathroom is almost gone anyways. Have you smelled 1962 before? I forgot to mention i have smelled...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Annnnd.. I did it.. finally bought a bottle of Floris 1962. I feel it's kind of what I'm looking for since it's nothing like what I want, but somehow it just works so well. wasn't cheap either,...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Sounds very interesting, and affordable, thank you.

    As for your question, in this instance I am wanting the smell of mint, but not mint dominated. But you know, I am always open to any suggestions...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    BTW on the Ideal Cool, I really enjoy that one, excellent stuff, certainly has Spring written all over it. I just want something with a more earthy/natural mint tone, and more citrus. So those who...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Well.. Swiss Army came today, and umm.. it's really bad. Smells like a super cheap Eternity, which is already disgusting imo. Synthetic lavender overdose, headache inducing.. might be the worst blind...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Used to own L'Eau de L'Artisan, it's ok, but no mint to my nose.. smells the same as Eau Maximum by Nickel which costs 10 bucks. The Nicolai bran I have no experience with, but since they are fair...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I have a bottle.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    These both sound good, but I am pretty sure I sampled both years ago. I found Miller Harris frags to be excellent in terms of smell, but lacking majorly in terms of performance. I'll have to look...
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    Re: Guess Man Gold?

    It sounds interesting, based on the notes. In any event, if it winds up being so bad, I'll hold onto it for a little bit then hopefully it goes up in value. Since it already went straight to...
  84. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0844/2647/products/guess-gold-men_1024x.png?v=1581091815

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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I bought a bottle of Vert Instinct from Dua from their site for $45 shipped after coupon. If it smells anything like Green Valley which many say it does, then it would have been worth it. I smelled...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I only bought the Swiss Army frag, cause of somewhat solid reviews, and it was cheap. I've kind of just given up hope on this whole idea. Either being recommended things out of my budget, or...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Also, on the Caron pour un Homme Sport, I have written that one off based on a review. The reivew is done by someone with very close taste to mine, so I trust his opinion. He said the lavender note...
  88. Re: Bleecker St...dreaded word....reformulated?

    I think it is. My bottle is from 2017, and the biggest difference is little to no blueberry note. It's still nice, but the blueberry note took it to another level, and now it's gone. It's also a...
  89. Re: Creed sold!

    Sorry, I forgot there are other forums on here, I just stay in MDF.
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    Re: Has Paul Smith London been relaunched?

    Wow, so it's the same as the original but repackaged? The EDP thing doesn't mean jack, right, we've already established EDT or EDP could be on an aftershave. But, speaking from experience, the...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I wanna say I've sampled it, but I don't remember. Either way I think PdM is one of the worst brands ever. They charge markups for basically clone scents. They don't really do anything original, and...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I only see a few online and they go for upwards of $200, no thanks. For that price, I will just imagine what it smells like.
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    Guess Man Gold?

    Bottle looks really cool (see below). Never heard of this or anything about it. I like the original, and I really liked Suede which got discontinued. Based on the notes of this, it looks like in...
  94. Re: anyone using L'eau Bleue D'issey Eau Fraiche by Issey Miyake for Men

    I know this is an old topic, but.. I can't go on.. without saying..

    This fragrance has the WORST performance, out of anything in my collection. It makes J D Pozo On El look like a champion, it...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Jack Black JB sounds nice, I will check it out. I already have H.M. which I really love, it's almost the perfect Spring frag too, but a little too sweet/gourmand for what I want right now. Brut SR,...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Caron pour un homme Sport looks great from the reviews, and although mint isn't a note, enough people said they get mint from it, so I will be giving this one a try, and try to order a sample from...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    I love Minty Man, but it's very 1-dimensional. The Floris is on my to buy list for sure, I will eventually own that thing of beauty. I will look into the Aqwindia, looks interesting with mint and...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Ok so I've done some research and, here's what I have come up with.

    Toni Gard Mint, looks ok but might smell cheap with those notes listed, brand is relatively unheard of in US, and impossible to...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I didn't even realize it was Fahrenheit Feb, I might have worn it once this month, not realizing it. I'll devote this last, unusual 29th day of Feb to wear my vintage Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Thanks, I'll check it out. I have the original Pasha, and think it's pretty nice.



    Already have it, but too minty for what I fancy. Also, although I love it, it feels like it's not a complete...
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