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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Armani pour homme
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    Re: Yatagan by Caron: an old forgotten classic?

    +1

    Absolute classic - enthralling, mesmerising and enchanting, an all-time great without any doubt. Never forgotten by those who love classis old-school scents.
  3. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Kouros (total wow when I first wore it)
    Paco Rabanne
    Quorum
    Drakkar Noir

    Still love them all, but wish I had endless bottles of the formulations from that time, rather than the inferior (but...
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    Re: Recommendations for frags under $20 usd?

    Already mentioned and all excellent scents and great value:
    Cuba Gold
    Quorum
    Worth PH
    Giorgio PH
    Everlast 1910


    Others worth considering:
    One Man Show
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    Re: YSL RGPH no more in black & brown can

    Love Rive Gauche, and love the old "can" bottle, it is so lightweight, portable in gym bag, etc., not to mention iconic. Have noticed that prices online have risen significantly over last while, but...
  6. Re: The strong influence of Chanel Antaeus in niche masculine fragrances

    +1 Couldn't agree more. Some question the current formulation of Antaeus, but I find it excellent.
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    Re: Best relatively inexpensive fragrances

    Quorum
    Worth pour Homme
    Montana (red box)
    Giorgio for men
    Lomani pour homme
    Cuba Gold
    Everlast 1910
    Any of Jacques Bogart line
    Van Gils
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    Re: Drakkar Noir??? Not even close.

    Similar to you, I was underwhelmed by the current version of Drakkar Noir and explored alterante options.

    Haven't yet tried Caesars, but it is on my longterm list. Lomani is superb I agree, only...
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    Re: Major Blind Haul!

    Adolof Dominuez Vetiver Hombre is an excellent vetiver, one of my favourites, right up there with Guerlain or other well-lauded vetivers. Agua Fresca is on my list to try, have never smelt but is...
  10. Poll: Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I think it's an excellent scent, soothing yet stimulating. If it has one flaw, I find it somewhat linear, not really changing or evolving with time. I feel it has got somewhat more expensive over the...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Guerlain remains my favourite after trying many others, but special mention for one not inlcuded in list, Adolfo Dominguez
  12. Poll: Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme VS Chanel Antaeus.

    Two of my favourite scents; a earlier in year I would probably have said VCA, but have re-discovered a love for Antaeus (even in its maligned current formulation) which I would now rank superior.
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    Van Gils - had read about it extensively so was perhaps a safe enough blind buy, but was not prepared for how excellent it proved to be
  14. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Classy, elegant, timeless, a gentleman's scent.
    I agree it is quite formal, but nonetheless excellent, by far the best of the male Chanel line IMHO. Love it to bits, even in its current maligned...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: Round 3

    1. Egoiste
    2. Farenheit
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    Poll: Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Both great scents of their time, but probably a bit dated for many today (would not inlcude myself in that group).

    Have extensively used and loved both, each having beeen my staple to-go frag at...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: Round 2

    1. Habit Rouge
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. Fahrenheit
    4. Terre d'Hermes
  18. Poll: Re: Which on-line fragrance store do you prefer? or purchased the most from?

    Not specified, but for me Fragrancex by a distance - great prices together with free delivery (tracked delivery within 3 days on my last few orders).
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    Difficult to single out only one, but currently I would opt for Antaeus.
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    Re: Antaeus - Chanel

    For me Antaeus is by a distance the best of Chanel's mens fragrances, and I cannot fathom why it generally publically remains as one of the lesser lights. I see no relationship to Egoiste, but...
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    Re: POWER House fragrances!

    Montana Parfum d'Homme

    An excellent Spicy, Woody, Leathery Powerhouse sold ridiculously cheap (currently about €10 on Amazon)

    Or Quorum
    A polarising cheapo, superb in my opinion and also...
  22. Thread: Golf

    by Buddy97
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    Re: Golf

    +1 Absolutely; nothing else
  23. Poll: Re: Strong, masculine personality. Deep, dark and powerful.

    Antaeus of these three, but, among those not specified, VCA pour homme running close.
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    Re: What is your favorite fragrance of all time

    Amazed that no one has said it yet, but for me has to be the great Kouros - unique, memorable, evocative, a masterpiece.
  25. Re: HELP!!! Do you Guys have experience with this British Web site?

    Tried to use them as prices were good, but they wouldn't ship internationally.
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    Poll: Re: Paco Rabanne Pour homme VS YSL Kouros

    PR is an excellent fougere, undoubtedly one of the best of its genre, but Kouros is just so unique unlike anything else in that category.
  27. Poll: Re: Legendary powerhouse scents. Which one do you prefer?

    Some great oldies there, including three of my favourites - Quorum (older formulation), VCA and Antaeus. A few months ago I would have said VCA, but have found a new love and admiration for Antaeus...
  28. Re: What do you think of Guy Laroche's Horizon Pour Homme? I picked up 4 for $4 plus tax at Dollar

    Good semi-aquatic frag, but much more old-school and powerful than other aquatics, with a background pine note thrown in for good measure. Decent sillage, good longevity, I like it amd its much...
  29. Re: When you're stressed out and down, what fragrance do you apply on to soothe you?

    Agree that lavender scents have an overall calming effect; for me, Puig's Agua Lavenda always has a soothing effect, simultaneously stimulating and soothing.
  30. Poll: Re: Out of the 5 most reviewed men's fragrances on BN, which do you like best?

    Of these 5, Guerlain's Vetiver as the most wearable and versatile, with Kouros pipped as I find I don't wear it as regularly.
  31. Poll: Re: Wich is your favorite from Jacques Bogart line?

    Great line of fragrances, quality at exceptional prices. For me, the original "signature" scent is the best of range.
  32. Poll: Re: Looking to try a fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent

    Rive Gauche - timeless, classic elegance.
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    Re: Could youl tell me your favorite webstore with worldwide shipping? Help us all.

    I was a great advocate of fragrancex, used them a hell of a lot, until they got rid of free shipping - it is no longer available as far as I can see, the site accepts the code free as a discount...
  34. Re: How can Lomani's Pour Homme come across as Drakkar to some and Cool H2O to others?

    Lomani to me is very reminiscent of Drakkar Noir due its strong oakmoss note. It lasks the leather of DN, but the similarities are apparent nonetheless. Excellent, simple fragrance in my opinion and...
  35. Re: Polo Sport...Anything out there thatís similar?

    Although it is a few years since I last wore it, Aqua Quorum is very similar if memory serves correct.
  36. Re: Vetiver Hombre VETIVER HOMBRE BY ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ

    Excellent juice, my first and probably favourite vetiver - true green, earthy, herbal vetiver with excellent lasting power. Highly recommended.

    Great value when purchased in Spain or is immediate...
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    Re: What's the ultimate Alpha Male scent?

    Cannot believe a thread on Alpha-Male scents can get 35 replies without reference to the beast called Quorum!
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    Re: Best bang for my buck?

    Whilst "best bang for buck" is obviously relative to both the price paid and enjoyment of the fragrance purchased (for me the likes of VCA, Kouros, Rive Gauche, Yatagan are all excellent value, as I...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    Since finding and becoming a fan of Lomani pour homme, it has piqued my interest in Drakkar Noir again.

    Having purchased a 3.4 oz (100ml) bottle of Drakkar Noir about three years ago, and being...
  40. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    As it's summer, albeit a not very good one weather-wise, its vetiver all the way for me, most days alternating between Guerlain and Adolfo Dominguez
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    Similar to Versace L'Homme?

    Given the disappointing reformulations undergone by Versace L'Homme, and the difficulty in identifying each version before online purchase, I am wondering if there are other similar frags that might...
  42. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Whilst I may have been somewhat under the weather at that time, a scent I had really been looking forward to, Lagerfeld Classic, made me feel quite nauseous - I had to wash it off whilst trying...
  43. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Whilst I may have been somewhat under the weather at that time, a scent I had really been looking forward to, Lagerfeld Classic, made me feel quite nauseous - I had to wash it off whilst trying...
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    Re: Do SomeOne have experience with this!!!!!

    I use them regularly as free shipping means I can buy frags much cheaper than European websites. I have never had any problem, other than receiving a wrong product once, which after a few emails,...
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    Re: Similar scents to Gucci Nobile?

    Although I've never tried it, the reviews would indicate that Sergio Tacchini shares similarities to Nobile.
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    Moustache EDT Concentree

    Just came across this when trawling a few online sites. Anyone any info on this, its not in directory, wondering how it compares to the ordinarly EDT, any additional longevity?
  47. Thread: R de Revillon?

    by Buddy97
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    Re: R de Revillon?

    Coincidentally, I have recently become aware of this scent and am thinking of purchasing. Whilst I can hardly go wrong at the price, I still cannot get a handle on how exactly it smells, other than...
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    Poll: Re: Yatagan vs Quorum

    In terms of current formulations, Yatagan is much the better IMHO.

    However, if considering vintage versions of both, very close with Quorum perhaps shading it.
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    Re: Dark, moody - almost evil

    +1 Indeed probably goes past the "almost" part of thread title
  50. Poll: Re: Poll: If You Only Had One Vetiver in Your Wardrobe, Which One?

    My no. 1 Vetiver , by quite a distance, is Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez. However, of those listed, I would choose Guerlain.
  51. Re: looking for a refined mossy-woody aquatic cologne within $60 , need recommendations plz !!!

    Guy Laroche Horizon
  52. :rolleyesold:

    :rolleyesold:
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    Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    Rive Gauche
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Yatagan
    Kouros
    Van Cleff & Arpels Pour Homme
  54. Re: Giveawy - 5 ml Penhaligon's English Fern - UK

    Very generous offer and glad to see such offers being nade on this side of Atlantic.

    If UK addresses is to include Ireland, I would be very interested.
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    Re: Fragrances without negative reviews

    20/20 positive; impressive for an old time frag

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120069.html
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    Re: Dirty English and Coal-tar Soap

    +1
    Leather+Smoke = Salvador Dali Pour Homme
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    Re: Gunpowder/Celery notes?

    Not sure about the gunpowder, but many fell Yatagan has a smouldering celery opening.
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    Re: Horizon (Guy Laroche):

    Excellent acquatic scent with excellent logevity and reasonable sillage. Does not compare to Drakkar Noir for potency (what does!) but lingers exceptionally well for an acquatic type scent. Whilst...
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    Borsalino After Shave

    I have a bottle of Borsalino After Shave - BNIB, given to me as present. I believe it is quite rare.

    I am open to any reasonable offers. Postage cependent on destination.
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (original)

    Have just revisited this scent, having left it aside for some time for some inexplicable reason. I've again realised what a superb fragrance it is - spicy, woody, leathery, very masculine with...
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    Re: Quorum - old and new - what do you reckon?

    I loved Quorum many years ago but find the current version to be but a pale shadow of its former self.

    Similar to yourself, I have recently sought to buy a bottle of the older version in the...
  62. Poll: Re: QUICK SURVEY: M7, Rive Gauche or Rive Gauche Intense?

    Have tried all three. Love Rive Gauche, like RG Intense but found it less enjoyable than its non-intense brother. I clearly don't "get" M7 as found the oudh topnote very offputting and ended up...
  63. Thread: Body Kouros

    by Buddy97
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    Re: Body Kouros

    Excellent scent, I don't fully agree with the comparisons with JPG's scent, as I find Body Kouros to be far more more wearable and individual - the eucalyptus and incense accords are superb, and it...
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    Poll: Re: Ultimate powerhouse fragrance poll

    So many great names, so difficult to single out one!

    Eventually I've gone for Quorum (original formulation), not necessarily my favourite, but it does epitomise everything that a powerhouse scent...
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    Poll: Re: Blind Buy Suggestions?

    All decent, but to me, Michael for Men is more modern than the others and, thus, the safest blind buy.
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    Re: Perry Ellis (1985) vs Anniversary Edition

    I was very tempted to buy this Anniversary Edition recently - I have heard it somewhat more synthetic than the original. Anyone any views?
  67. Re: Your recommendations for £10-15 GREAT fragrances

    Everlast Original 1910 (online for less than €10)
    Lapidus pour homme (online for less than €15)
    Most Bogart frags
    Most Jacomo frags
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    Re: what fragrance would death wear?

    +1 , designed for a cloaked man with a scythe.
  69. Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Agreed on Red. Also add for starters:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Quorum
    Antaeus
    Van Cleef Pour Homme (although re-reformulation is alleged to be getting back to original)
    Tsar
    Trussardi Uomo
    Oscar...
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    Re: Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre

    My first Vetiver, purchased on holidays in Spain some years ago. I found it a superb yet simple vetiver where the vetiver note itself dominates, rendering this to be an ultra-green scent. It wears...
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    Re: What is your experience of fragranceX.com?

    My no. 1 site for buying any scents. Prices are great, sizeable range of products, customer service has always been exemplary in my experience, and the fact that they offer free shipping anywhere in...
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    Re: No Pain No Gain - Salvador Dali Pour Homme

    I have been using this for a few months now and find this to be a remarkably weird and uniquely strange fragrance and, as such, one of the most intriguing and captivating I have encountered. It is...
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    Re: Which version of Givenchy Gentleman?

    Thanks for confirming what I had hoped - that this is indeed the vintage version. I have since purchased this bottle for the princely sum of €12 and anxiously await delivery to see if it lives up to...
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    Which version of Givenchy Gentleman?

    I have enjoyed the current formulation of Givenchy Gentleman, but find it to have relatively short longevity and lacking a certain intensity - on me it promises much, but comes up short in delivery....
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    Poll: Re: Azzaro PH vs. YSL Rive Gauche PH

    I find the current formulation of Azzaro PH to be less intense and far less lasting, so Rive Gauche by far - masculine yet modern take on fougere, fresh, clean and very long lasting.
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    Re: Your friend is a Vampire

    +1 Salvador Dali pour homme - dark, gothic, with a coppery blood undertone!
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    Re: Guerlain perfumes

    Vetiver - others say it no longer as good since it was reformulatedd and re-released, but I feel its excellent in its current incarnation, fresh and green and hugely versatile, rendering it wearable...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    My first and stiil favourite Vetiver was Adolfo Dominguez, a superb scent I picked up for very little in the Canaries one year. I have since tried many others, but Dominguez' still holds as my...
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    Re: Obsession men: has the formula changed?

    Obsession is a frgrance I have fond memories of, but have not had in some time. I do feel it was probably ahead of its time initially and have been thinking of purchasing another bottle. Reading this...
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    Re: Yatagan - current version

    Thanks for replies, I had thought that silver capped bottle was older version as I purchased it about 18 months ago, and find (and am assured) that the black topped bottle is the one that I can now...
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    Yatagan - current version

    I love Yatagan, its a fragrance that first came to my notice here on Basenotes and is now firmly at the head of my favourites - a fantastic blend of dry spices and woody leathery pine that stays...
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    Poll: Re: How important is longevity?

    Longevity to me is a priority. If I choose to spend £X on a scent, I do not want something I enjoy but only fleetingly. I will aplly my fragrances in the morning, and ideally want it to last most of...
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    Re: A good cheap site to buy fragrances online?

    Fragrancex are the main site I use. I find they have a great range, excellent prices, inlcuding some difficult to find scents, free shipping to anywhere. Others have had issues with their service,...
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    Re: What Fragrane(s) Make(s) You SICK ?!

    Only one fragarance has actually ever made me sick, one which I expected to like but which literally turned my stomach - Lagerfeld Classic.
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    Re: Grey Flannel & more.

    I have tried to like Grey Flannel - I respect it and nearly admire it, but ultimately find its brashness too harsh to actually enjoy to any great extent.

    I am however intrigued by Paradox Green....
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    Re: Similar to Polo?

    +1 for Stetson Sierra, nearest "clone" I have found.
  87. Re: What is the best "all around" fragrance you've ever owned/experienced?

    For best "all round" fragrance, I presume one has to look at versatility and possibility of using in any situation. The best such scents that I have encountered are the already mentioned Guerlain...
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    Re: Yatagan longevity/sillage

    Seeing as there are many fellow Yatagan lovers answering this thread, has anyone experienced this newer bottle I have recently seen online. The bottle I currently have is that at the beginning of...
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    Re: Yatagan longevity/sillage

    The bottle in post is the one I have too. Whether a beast or not, I find Yatagan refreshingly unique. Sillage is not loud, but rather wafts to the wearer (and maybe others, who cares!) thorughout the...
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    Re: Body Kouros with no longevity and sillage?

    I had a similar issue initially with Body Kouros, I could not get the expected longevity.

    However, I have since felt that this may well be olfactory fatigue, as I find it to be quite linear as a...
  91. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/18 Games 49 & 50 (Scented Sixteen Begins! Heritage vs. LDDM, Vetiver vs. M7)

    M7 not fit to lace GV's boots - yes it is unique, different and perhaps, at a push, innovative, but, as a fragarance, it is harsh, synthetic, medicinal and cloying, the poorest of YSL range IMHO....
  92. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/8 Games 25-28 (Guerlain Vetiver, Havana, Dior Homme, and More!)

    Looks like four very one-sided contests this time round - strong title contenders in Guerlain Vetiver and Havana and maybe even old Azzaro.
  93. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/7 Games 21-24 (Antaeus, TdH, Old Spice, Fahrenheit, and More!)

    Old Spice Vs Himalaya turning out to be the closest game yet - OS started well, but has since been reined in by the Creed favourite; entering the home straight the grandad's choice is regaining...
  94. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/4 Games 9-12 (M7, Gucci PH, Aqva, Allure & More)

    Where are all these votes for M7 coming from????

    Personally think Gucci PH is a much better frag and thought that to be the prevailing view!
  95. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/3 Games 5-8 (Habit Rouge, Jicky, SMW, Musc Ravageur, K10, & More!)

    Cannot believe that Knize Ten is going to be eliminated so early!
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    Pour Monsieur ahead of Antaeus, tight call. If only the former had the latter's longevity.
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    Re: BMM10 Prediction Contest & Schedule of Events

    Hi,

    Entry attached, struggled to get it together hope its legible. Many thanks for organising, looking forward to competition!
  98. Re: Successful Reformulations: Do They really Exist?

    Reformulations by their very nature are of necessity compared to their original incarnations. It's fair to say they generally suffer in such comparison and are frequently a shadow of their former...
  99. Thread: Yatagan

    by Buddy97
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    Re: Yatagan

    Yatagan is a strong, unique scent that certainly should be sampled before purchase.

    I bought it last year, and initially found that opening celery accord dominating. After a few wears though, it...
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    Re: Dirty English Vs Michael for Men

    Doh!

    Apologies -did a search under names of both frags but didn't come across this thread.

    (Or alternatively the fourth glass of Merlot somehow impaired my interrogation of the search...
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