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  1. Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    Hey :)

    Hope everyone is having a good week.

    Recently Iíve been doing a lot of online browsing of fragrances as I was looking to pick up something for Fathers Day and also my Brothers birthday....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Getting a lot of love for Chanel Allure Home Sport Eau Extreme at the moment, great summer fragrance and an easy wear.
  3. Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    Hey,

    Hoping to get some advice, a friend is downsizing their collection and has offered me the choice of Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One as they have duplicates of both and donít...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Probably Dolce & Gabbana The One, I don’t get any compliments when wearing it, the projection and longevity are terrible but I love the character of the scent.
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    Worst Bottle Design?

    To me perfume bottles can be a thing of beauty, some of the designs which the houses come up with are nothing short of amazing and can be described as a work of art, unfortunately this isnít always...
  6. Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    Noticed it on the shelves here in the UK a couple of weeks back, definitely has an Aventus vibe as others have said but doesn’t compete on longevity or projection and for that reason alone it...
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    Re: Easy Peasy...

    Cheapie - Tommy Hilfiger; Tommy

    Designer - Chanel; Allure Homme Sport

    Niche - Acqua di Parma; Essenza di Colonia
  8. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    Viktor & Rolf's Spicebomb.... everyone else seems to love it but to me it just smells horrendous, whatís more annoying is that it projects like a beast so once autumn and winter are here again itís...
  9. Re: [UK] Guerlain - Ideal Sport, Bvlgari - PH Soir, TF - Black Orchid & TL, Narciso Rodriguez - For

    Put me down for three more Aventus please bud, payment sent

    Cheers
    XIII
  10. Re: What would you buy(Fragrance) if Drake gave you a 10 piece dog to blow it at the mall

    Glad someone else thinks this
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    My heavy trigger finger unfortunately costs me a lot of money... a 100ml of something I frequent multiple times a week would only last me 6 months at best... I need to expand my collection to extend...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Got to smell this for the first time, tbh I actually enjoyed it, I much prefer it over the original Eros (possibly because it doesn’t share the mint accord). Also liking the bottle with...
  13. Re: Change My Mind: Selling fragrance decants should be illegal and punishable by death

    I don’t think there’s a problem tbh, you’ve bought the original item at its retail price set by the supplier, if you decide to decant it down and sell it on (as long as it’s not modified) I can’t see...
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    Re: Fragrance Discounters?

    Most likely Amazon, I have a prime membership, they stock a good range of discounted frags and if anything looks “dodgy” their returns policy is fantastic and hassle free.

    I also use Fragrance...
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    Re: Club de nuit intense

    I can’t deny that CDNI smells nice and has that Aventus vibe (I’ll be honest it’s a good clone and hits around the 75-80% mark imo),

    Unfortunately I couldn’t pick a clone to be my signature scent,...
  16. Re: Help me pick a fragance for spring/summer

    I’ll chuck a few in the mix;

    Cheap - Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, I started wearing this last year after noticing it in a discounters, for the price (sub £20) it’s actually a great fragrance and...
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    Free Fragrance - Which should I get?

    Hey,

    Hope everyone has had a good start to the week :)

    A friend of mine is helping his father-in-law move from his bungalow into sheltered accommodation and during the clear out they have found...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

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    Chasing the Dragon - Clive Christian
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    Re: Made some blind buys, how'd I do?

    Nothing against the guys here but some of the stuff they wear I wouldn’t even touch, the best part about this hobby is that you can like and enjoy fragrances that appeal to you and there’s no...
  20. Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Alternative in 2019?

    Hey,

    So, Iím in a meeting today and Iíve been seated next to one of our international business partners (heís from the states), throughout the entire meeting I get continuous hints of his cologne,...
  21. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

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    I don’t really think about pairing them with the fragrance I’m going to be wearing that day but the above three are ones I usually use;

    M&S Harvard - “A classical fragrance combining...
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    Re: Whatís a typical ďgrandpaĒ smell?

    My ďold manĒ is in his 60ís and wears Brut / Old Spice on the day-2-day but also wears things like Aventus, Viking, GIT when going out. Iím sure he even has a bottle of Million in his collection lol!...
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    Re: Teenager Second Fragrance

    Azzaro Chrome or Mont Blanc Legend Spirit for me from your list, but I’d pick Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger or Joop Homme if I was buying in the under $30 bracket.
  24. Re: The Aventus DNA may become mainstream soon.

    I don’t think the DNA needs to become mainstream for Aventus to lose what it once was, I got my first bottle around 5/6 years ago, when I first started wearing it I would get stopped multiple times a...
  25. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    This 100x! People put themselves through the hunt for an Aventus clone when the real deal is within reach, I’ve been buying splits from the board since 2015 and I’d never even consider looking for a...
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    Re: Gym fragrances

    Light spray of Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger on myself when getting out the gym showers, does that count?
  27. Re: [UK] 20ml for £21 combo ft Dior Eau Sauvage 2017, JCB The Brun, L'Envol de Cartier, Mugler Pure

    Always happy to try and test different bottles / sprayers, Iíd definitely be interested in a sprayer that allows partial compressions alongside full so Iíll let you know how I get on with it.
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    Re: Recent cheapie purchases?

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    So cheap yet I get compliments every time I wear it!
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    Re: Matching Outfits & Fragrances

    A very interesting thread indeed,

    1). Versace Eros 100% - 10 years ago this guy was wearing 1 million for sure lol!
    2). Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce
    3). Prada L'Homme
    4). Iíd agree on #4 :)
    5)....
  30. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    My collection probably peaked at around 100 unique bottles a few years back, since then I’ve slimmed it down to around 40-50 that I really enjoy and wear often (additionally, no more blind buys for...
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    Re: Products with no longevity

    Gucci Guilty
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    CH Men
    YSL La Nuit de l`Homme
    Pretty much everything from the CK house...
    Diesel BAD
    Paul Smith Extreme
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Lacoste L!ve
    Dolce &...
  32. Re: [UK] 20ml for £21 combo ft Dior Eau Sauvage 2017, JCB The Brun, L'Envol de Cartier, Mugler Pure

    Are these the final bottles which you decided on Palm? How have people found the new sprayer/bottle combination?

    Thanks,
    XIII
  33. Re: [UK] 20ml for £21 combo ft Dior Eau Sauvage 2017, JCB The Brun, L'Envol de Cartier, Mugler Pure

    Hi Palm,

    Please put me down for two of Bottle #68 Aventus, Iíll make payment now so youíve got the money upfront.

    Cheers
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    Re: Standard distribution of favorites?

    6 months ago it would have been far lower than today, I’ve passed on a fair few of the less attractive fragrances to family/friends (my brother isnt into fragrances but now has a collection of near...
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    Re: Creed Alternatives

    Why a Creed alternative to something that you already get good results with? If anything I would advise to look for other fragrances that fill alternative situations/requirements and I wouldn’t...
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    First Date Fragrances

    Thought this could offer some decent and varied opinions, but what would you say is your go-to first date fragrance?

    Personally, and Iíll be hated for this... but for me it has to be Creed Aventus...
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    Re: Identify a fragrance (Long shot)

    Yeah that was my worry, I think my only option will be to hit the department stores on the weekend to see if anything stands out.
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    Re: Suggestions for Wife!! Please help!

    This, She’s taken the guess work out and specifically told you what she likes, anything else would be a guess or your preference, go with what she wants and you can’t lose!
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    Identify a fragrance (Long shot)

    So I was in London over the weekend and got dancing with an amazing smelling young lady, at the time it never dawned on me to ask her what fragrance she was wearing but now itís absolutly killing me...
  40. Re: [UK] D&G - Velvet Exotic Leather & Histoires de Parfums - 1740 Marquis de Sade + The Usual...

    Put me down for 3 splits of Aventus please :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've had some strange success with Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger recently, loads of 20-something females stopping me to ask what it was. I even wore it for a date and upon greeting with a hug I was...
  42. Re: [UK] Guerlain - Ideal Sport, Bvlgari - PH Soir, TF - Black Orchid & TL, Narciso Rodriguez - For

    Hi Palm,

    Please put me down for a split of: Creed - Aventus Bottle 58 50ml £64 (Batch 18D02)

    Payment sent now :)

    Cheers,
    XIII
  43. Re: [UK] Mugler - Alien Man, Prada Luna Rossa Black + The usual...

    Hi Palm,

    Please stick me down for a further three splits of Aventus (bottle 52),

    Cheers,
  44. Poll: Re: How long can YOU actually smell Aventus for?

    On Myself - 5-8 hours and longer
    On Clothing - Days/Week later
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    Re: Aventus how long does a bottle last you?

    I get through around 3 50ml decants a year, I don't wear it daily but it usually sees rotation at least twice a week, I sit on the heavier side of the fence when it comes to sprays and would be...
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    Virgin Island Water - Best Summer Scent?

    Hey all,

    Recently I received a small sample of VIW from a friend who is also into his fragrances, I'd been wanting to try it for a while after reading and watching some reviews on YouTube (even...
  47. Re: [UK] TOAK - Mandarin Dream ft Lubin Mandarino, Prada Infusion Mandarine, Zegna Sicilian Mandarin

    Hey,

    Please stick me down for a split of the Virgin Island Water :)

    Thanks,
  48. Re: [UK] TOAK - Mandarin Dream ft Lubin Mandarino, Prada Infusion Mandarine, Zegna Sicilian Mandarin

    Hey,

    Put me down for another split of Aventus please mate.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Dylan Blue is it just me

    I also own all three, but I do feel each stand alone as an individual fragrance although they do share a similar vibe and would most definitely fill the same space in regards to ones collection. If...
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    Re: Dylan Blue or Eros?

    I like both but was also unsure which to buy, in the end I picked up a small bottle of each of them which gave me the chance to wear them both in day-2-day scenarios, I’m about 1/2 way through the...
  51. Re: Fragrances that make you the happiest are...

    Azzaro Chrome Pure - I just love the creamy softness of it, very calming and comforting, it just makes me feel happy (I get no compliments on this fragrance and wear it purely for myself).
  52. Re: What's your best THRIFT SHOP Fragrances score ?

    Nothing special, loads of mid-tier designer fragrances, I guess my best find was 50ml Boss Bottled (NIB) for £2.50p
  53. Re: UK best place to get samples and buy fragrances?

    I guess the online side of things is covered so I’ll try to help with the retail outlets, where in the UK are you based?

    A lot of people forget about some of the smaller department stores like...
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    Re: Do I not spray enough Agent Provocateur?

    I’m not a fan of the fragrance itself but will echo that from the others, don’t be afraid to double/triple the amount you are using, if you start to become paranoid about overspraying just gauge...
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    Re: Looking to blind buy good cheap frags

    I guess it depends what you count as cheap, for me anything sub £50 ($70) would fall into my “cheap” category.

    Assuming you mean cheaper than that there are still loads of cheapies around, these...
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    Re: Versace Eros

    It depends on the person, I usually go for 1 to chest, 1 to each inner elbow, 1 behind each ear and 1 on the back of my neck (I avoid my wrists as I don’t like to smell my fragrance while I eat).
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    Re: Versace Eros

    I’d advise going for 6-8 if you want it to project enough for others to notice it, I go between 10-12 when clubbing and it always gets complimented
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I think it would be a difficult one to sample, as I really cant smell anything much at all when I spray it, but other people seem to, its really strange tbh...




    I'm usually the same, I hate...
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    Re: Is this 75ml 2014 Creed Aventus real?

    I'd be pretty confident in saying it looks real, I have an old 2014 bottle somewhere in a draw/cupboard so I'll try and dig it out to compare (unfortunately mines empty :'().

    How good is the...
  61. Re: Paco Rabanne Black XS - New Bottle/Packaging??

    I think it has a more "classy/premium" look over the old design, not that Paco Rabanne fragrances are premium by any measure but I'm sure you get what I mean....



    Its still the "zippo" style...
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    Re: Bright, Fresh Incense scents?

    All of the above would be within these parameters.
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    CAHS.... but I'd be in the "over spray" group as I've got 6 sprays on (1 chest / 2 inner elbow / 1 rear of neck / 1 either side behind ear).
  64. Re: If you could only have ONE... What one would you choose?

    I would be hard pushed between:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Dior Sauvage EdT
    Creed Aventus

    I love Aventus but feel that CAHS or Savauge are more versatile and would be a better "all day every...
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    Re: Currently Testing What Fragrance?

    I've got a few Kilian samples on their way to me:-

    Back To Black
    A Taste of Heaven
    Intoxicated
    Vodka on the Rocks

    Looking forward to receiving these :)
  66. Paco Rabanne Black XS - New Bottle/Packaging??

    Not sure if anyone else had noticed this but when browsing through one of the online retailers I frequent for my fragrance purchases I noticed that the bottle and packaging for Black XS have been...
  67. Re: Looking for a lighter/sportier aventus. Any suggestions?

    Agreed, the opening can be harsh so it might be worth letting it settle before casting any judgement.

    Another alternative that's not so commonly known but still has an Aventus vibe is Abercrombie...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    First time wearing Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01 for a while and I've received a lot of positive comments about it today.... the worst part is I can't smell it, but clearly its good! I did read...
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    Re: Where to buy Dior Homme Intense

    Unsure of where you are based but seems to be readily available from all the major high-street department stores here in the UK:
    ...
  70. Re: Looking for a lighter/sportier aventus. Any suggestions?

    Dare I say it.... but would one of the Aventus clones fit your requirements? From experience they do tend to be weaker than Aventus and still have an Aventus vibe.

    Give one of the following some...
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    Re: Kilian Fragrances - A Starting Point

    Thanks for this, I'm from Durham but frequent Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester often so will make sure to call in and see if they have opened a counter within any of these.
  72. Re: Need help picking a fragrance for a wedding

    Either of these two, both good suggestions imo.
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    Re: Kilian Fragrances - A Starting Point

    Ordered the following from Scent Samples:

    Back to Black
    Straight to heaven
    Intoxicated
    Vodka on the Rocks

    Just have to wait until they arrive now :)

    Has anyone used Scent Sample before...
  74. Re: Which of my collection are safe for warmer weather?

    Savauge seems to wear well in heat, or at least for me it seems to.
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    Poll: Re: Best clubbing

    From your list:

    Versace - Eros
    Versace - Dylan Blue

    If I were to pick myself:

    Creed - Aventus
    Dior - Sauvage
    Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profumo
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    Poll: Re: Which one should i choose?

    Glad to hear you made a decision, and that you are enjoying it!

    Wait until the compliments start flooding in! Even when I wear this to the supermarket I get stopped several times by women asking...
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    Re: Customer service - judged by looks?

    Had this around 10 years ago when in an LV store, the two sales assistants followed another couple around for 5-10 mins, they then asked to see a catalogue and were told that it was £10 for one so...
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    Kilian Fragrances - A Starting Point

    Hey All,

    Recently I've taken an interest in the fragrances on offer from Kilian, I'm not familiar with the brand and only got to know them through this board. What I was looking for is a good...
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    Re: What fragrance is sex in a bottle ?

    TBH I don't think I would like to smell a fragrance that was like "Sex in a Bottle" :P... although i did date this girl for a short spell one summer who always wore a very torpical smelling...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th April, 2018

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    Had a small amount of this left so thought I would finish the bottle (giving me an excuse to buy something new to replace it).
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Hahaha, the 1 Million thing was terrible... I remember getting it when it first launched and didn't have as much popularity behind it and loved it, I've now got a bottle gathering dust as I can't...
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance

    Maybe something like Nautica Voyage or Azzaro Chrome?
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    Re: Identify a scent by location

    This, you'll most likley get someone who is very helpful and appreciates the break for the normal type phone calls, obviously open with a compliment, they work wonders ;)
  84. Re: New to fragrances- recommendations for clubbing?

    I don’t frequent clubs as often as I did in my late teens/early 20’s but It was very much Paco Rabanne 1 Million everywhere you turned!!

    When I do go clubbing I’ve been wearing Creed Aventus, this...
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    Re: Fragrances for: My 2-Year Anniversary

    A good recommendation, it’s what came to mind when reading the thread and the frags the they currently own.
  86. Re: Help me choose a fragnence with decent projection and good price

    You get poor projection with Spicebomb? I can usually smell it when someone enters a room at the opposite side, it’s a projection monster lol!

    Maybe look to get a split of Aventus if you like it...
  87. Re: Help me choose a fragnence with decent projection and good price

    Are you able to give us a bit more info? What type of situation do you have in mind, what age group are you appealing to, what types of fragrances appeal to you aside from Aventus? There are loads of...
  88. Re: Men, what are some good suggestions that I need my wife to try?

    Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense
  89. Re: What are some great fragrances that project masculinity/sophistication/excitement?

    If it’s compliments you are after and for people to notice you then you can’t go wrong with Creed Aventus, it’s not cheap so I would advise looking for a split on the split section of this board.
    ...
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    Re: How is this possible?

    Aventus is known to get better over time, although in the space of a week? I highly doubt it, we are talking months before this type of change takes place. Most likely something else at play on the...
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    Mixing Batches

    Not sure if anyone has tried this previously, but would it be ok to mix two or more different batches together? What would the result be like... would it ruin the fragrance or, give a better blend...
  92. Poll: Re: Which one of these Spring/Summer fragrance gets the most compliments ?

    I only own two from the list:

    Prada L'homme and Acqua Di Gio Profumo - I prefer Profumo but I get far more compliments with L'homme
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    Re: Popular fragrances from the 90s for men

    I would have to add Joop! Homme to that list, just a fraction too early for the 90's but most will see it as a 90's fragrance.

    Its nice to see so many on this thread have stood the test of time...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th April, 2018

    Clive Christian - Addictive Arts - Chasing the Dragon Euphoric

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    Not one of my own but my fathers, really like this fragrance but out of my price range :(
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Be nice ;)

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  96. Re: [UK] TOAK - Aventian ft. Renier - Crystal Rain, Detaille - Miles, Frapin - The Orchid Man

    Hey, Sign me up for spot #10 of the next Aventus Split please ^^
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Prefer the new cap style (hadn’t noticed it myself) hopefully it’s magnetic and had the reassuring “click” into place.... I’ll keep dreaming....
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    Re: Popular fragrances from the 90s for men

    Iím a little young for 90ís fragrances but the following are ones Iíd think tick the box:

    Blue Jeans - Versace
    CK One / Be - Calvin Klein
    Rush - Gucci
    Happy - Clinique
    Tommy - Tommy Hilfiger...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I get pretty much great reception on 99% of the frags I wear but still nothing gets me compliments like Creed Aventus, literally from putting it on and leaving the house I can’t get down the street...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Time to stock up I guess :(
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