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    Re: 1 Million Merry Millions?

    This was news to me too.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    Then your imagination is simply lacking. I simply don't get this age thing some people are on about. If it smells good, it smells good. It doesn't matter if some people used it as a teenager. It...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    I love this new 1 million much more than the original, but I agree the projection could have been more. People hardly smell this on me. It's almost like this is more suited for private encounters....
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    Re: Question for experts

    If Invasion Barbare contains Iso E Super, it has to be very low concentration. I did sample it, and while I really can't stand the smell, I did not detect any Iso E Super.
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    Re: Question for experts

    Yes, Andy is known for using Iso E Super, but L`Air du Desert Marocain does not have it. He checked his recipes and I have his e-mail right here.
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    Re: Question for experts

    No. There is no Iso E Super in L`Air du Desert Marocain! Andy personally checked that for me since I'm allergic to it.
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    Re: Question for experts

    I just blind bought This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire because it got good reviews, but was shocked to find that it was loaded with Iso E Super when I used the first spray. Lucky for me, the shop I...
  8. Re: anyone try this fragrance? Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown

    Thanks for your opinion. More people have said that the opening is difficult, but the rest of the fragrance is wonderful.
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    I'm thinking this perfume is alright as long as you are not sensitive to Iso E Super. This thing is burning my nose like sniffing paint thinner.

    Edit: It was actually very nice the first minute...
  10. Re: anyone try this fragrance? Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown

    I have not tried it, so I cannot help you. But Molton Brown has been on my mind lately, and I want to try both Tobacco Absolute and Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold. Both get positive reviews on...
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    So my bottle arrived today. Opening was very promising and I immediately smelled strong similarities with Fahrenheit Le Parfum. But then the Iso E Super showed up and ruined the whole fragrance. Very...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum: underrated gem

    I love this so much, I have two backup bottles of it. I also own and love Fahrenheit Absolute almost as much. The original Fahrenheit I cannot stand, so my love for these two was a complete surprise.
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    So I got my bottle today. Initial impression is not raving enthusiasm. It smells good, but I don't feel it stands out in any way. When you collect fragrances and you have many bottles, you want...
  14. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    Yes, I also just saw that video. I'm definitely getting that bottle as soon as it's available locally.
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    Poll: Re: First private blend Tom Ford??

    Is it a law out there that says only grandparents are allowed to smell good? :shocked:
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    Mine is in the mail. :smiley:
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    Poll: Re: First private blend Tom Ford??

    Tobacco Vanille is a superb scent, but it's not really an outgoing type of scent. I prefer it in colder weather, out for a cup of coffee in the snow, or just staying at home under a blanket reading a...
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    The closest I can think of is actually Tom Ford Noir Extreme.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I still use a couple of Axe, and I love the scent. I don't let anybody tell me what I should like. Perfume snobbery is unbecoming. But yeah, they don't last long.
  20. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    Sorry, but I'm going with Mike. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/385743
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    That sounds good to me. Looking forward to getting a split of this.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I was just checking availability online, and I don't think this is risking discontinuation anytime soon. It's available in 50, 100, and a huge 200 ml bottle. That must mean that this sells pretty...
  23. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    I guess it's still a little early. It has not reached general availability in Europe yet.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I hate it when people say that. I love Tom Ford White Suede, and that's supposedly much more feminine. It's not necessary to stick a gender to these perfumes.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    That can't be a bad thing. :thumbsup:
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    Re: tom ford noir extreme +

    No. It's just better. Noir Extreme and Noir Femme are very close and I own both. I have no problems with the projection of Noir Extreme, so I'm not sure if Noir Femme will project more.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I can't wait for you to split the first bottle off this. Ombré Leather 16 sounds like something that I would love. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Thanks for your take on this AntonPan.
  29. Re: I need a more affordable patchouli absolu....

    I'm not sure what you are after. Are splits affordable enough for you? Bottles from eBay? Alternative perfumes that are not Tom Ford?
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    Re: Gucci Oud - worth buying?

    Yes, really. I wanted to love it because I love the bottle. There is just something in there that I find harsh. It's not necessarily the oud.
  31. Re: Tried the new Zadig & Voltaire This is Him! EXCELLENT

    Thanks! I was waiting for your opinion on this. I might just spill the beans and get a bottle.
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    Re: First Oud fragrance - and first post!

    M7 Oud Absolu can be a little overwhelming for a beginner. It's not a crowd pleaser by any definition. Versace Oud Noir is much more approachable where the oud is soft and silky. Polo Supreme Oud is...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - worth buying?

    I have the Gucci Oud, and I think it's nice. It's quite soft and some might think it leans a little feminine. The oud is not in your face but play nice with the other notes. All in all a very nice...
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    Re: Is current Chanel Antaeus worth it?

    I've sampled the current version, and it was very strong and long lasting on me. I conclude that the vintage must be close to nuclear power then.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Have you smelled Euphoria Gold Men by Calvin Klein? You think the honey is similar to that?
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    You are right. It's only about three hours driving to get there. Cost of the gasoline will be more than the perfume. But calling Narvik a big city is a bit of a stretch, don't you think? :wink:
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Yes, way up north past the Arctic Circle. It's not a place where there are a lot of perfume shops.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I live pretty remote, so that's not going happen. It will be much cheaper to blind buy a bottle than it is to travel to a place that might have it. I have to base my buying on what you guys say.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    I was about to blind buy this, but this new Man Black Orient is 40% more expensive than the regular Man in Black. Too expensive for this type of perfume. Guess I'll wait a few months and see if the...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I'm wondering about this. Some say it's too sweet. Some say it's mostly honey and woods, and very little patchouli. Some say it's mostly patchouli. It's sounds very intriguing, but is it full bottle...
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    So I just ordered a bottle. This one got a lot of good reviews on Fragrantica. It will take a week to get here, but I really look forward to test it.
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    Re: Question for experts

    Scary!
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    Re: Question for experts

    I live pretty remote, so sampling is not often an option. I mostly use reviews to decide my purchases. Many reviewers, for instance Antonpan among others, often mention Iso E Super in their reviews...
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    Re: Question for experts

    Yes, I also was really looking forward to Timbuktu after all the raving reviews. Had almost the same experience as you. Lucky for me it was just a sample. Timbuktu should be pretty easy to sell...
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    Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain is back, but?

    Agreed. These prices are ridiculous. I got my bottle of Bois Marocain from FragranceX for $100 USD right after it was discontinued. My absolute limit on Tom Ford Private Blend is about $200 USD for a...
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    Re: Is Potion Royal Black discontinued?

    Potion Royal Black did not click with me. The rose is just way too bright for me. This was a blind buy, as I was unable to source a sample at the time. I think I bought it because I love the original...
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    Re: Spicebomb: Pre Launch Date Super Batch?

    That's a pretty cool catch at a yard sale.
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    Re: Question for experts

    I've read somewhere that almost 25% of people get problems with Iso E Super, in one way or another. That is an enormous amount of people. Good for you that you are one of the 75% of people that have...
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    Interesting. I think that is a pre-release botte, and not a tester. They warn against applying on skin because allergy tests and such has not completed. This bottle was never meant to reach consumers.
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    Re: Question for experts

    I agree. That is a lot of Iso E Super fragrances for someone who stays away from Iso E Super. I got a headache just looking at his wardrobe.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like this will be a blind buy for me.
  52. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    You mean like the flanker Man Black Orient? It adds both Taif Rose and oud to the mix. I'm very interested in it, but hardly anyone has reviewed it yet.
  53. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    I had to check, and yes, Iris is one of the notes. I hadn't noticed. It's not one of the dominant notes.



    And yet, you are still here! :evil:
  54. Re: Paco Rabanne 1 MILLION Privé Eau de Parfum @ Macy's

    I got myself a bottle, and I think it's great. Unfortunately Privé does not last on me. It's very soft and close to the skin. I think it smells not unlike Tom Ford Noir Extreme, but of course Noir...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I just now ordered a bottle on eBay for $107 USD including postage. I just got to have it! I've been looking for it for over a year, but it's been unobtainable in the shops. Seems Sahara Noir didn't...
  56. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    I see. Well, you know what they say about Spicebomb; very little spice and it's no bomb. The name doesn't really fit. A very solid scent though.
  57. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    Although I agree that Spicebomb is not a unique fragrance, I fail to see the similarity to Obsession by Calvin Klein.

    My inner child really likes that grenade bottle, but people usually don't see...
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    Re: Question for experts

    Interesting. Thanks.
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    Re: Question for experts

    Yes, we all know Creed perfumes contain mostly aroma chemicals. I'm sure he meant they smelled naturally, even if they contain aroma chemicals. Even I agree that Creed smells natural, and I'm not a...
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    Re: Question for experts

    Interestingly, Aventus has a pricier updated version of Iso E Super called Timbersilk. It's not the same molecule.
  61. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    I love Man in Black. First I got a bottle of Spicebomb, and I loved it. Then I got a bottle of Man in Black, and to me it's a much improved version of Spicebomb. Man in Black is a real solid scent....
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    Re: Question for experts

    Kafkaesque: Perfumes – ISO E Super: Antiseptic Horror, Aphrodisiac Pheromone or Nothingness?
    ...
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    Re: Question for experts

    Unfortunately Iso E Super is used in all too many perfumes. I too cannot stand this note, and I've made a list. It's by no means complete.

    01 Molecule 01 (escentric molecules, 2005) 100%
    02...
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    Yes, this is available online from Douglas in Germany.
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    This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

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    Anyone got any experience with this? The notes look interesting, but it's hard to know if they work together.
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Seems like this might be something for me. I ignored it first because the bottle looked tacky on the pictures, and Salvatore Ferragamo is an unknown brand to me, but on closer inspection the bottle...
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    Re: Sweet spices for a man

    Yes, I think Spicebomb is a good scent for lovers of sweet spices.

    No, it's not unique.

    Man in Black by Bvlgari is a very good alternative. You also have Spicebomb Extreme and 1899 Hemingway by...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    This is just not the case. I can barely tolerate one spray on my arm. Not putting my nose anywhere near this. It just smells really really bad to me, like some chemical experiment gone wrong. I do...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I just don't get it. After all the positive reviews and comments, I had to get another sample. And no, it's still a disgusting and repulsive fragrance to me. I have absolutely no clue on how this can...
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    Re: NEW: CK One Gold

    CK One Gold is now available online. Anyone got their nose on this yet? I see people complain on longevity on Fragrantica, but this does not bother me since I get good performance on most fragrances....
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    Re: Is spicebomb reformulated? (2015>)

    The bottle is fine, but I do wish for a sturdier sprayer.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute?

    Thanks AntonPan. I was thinking about blind buying Gentlemen Only Absolute since I love Spicebomb, but I do not like Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit or YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense. Seems a bit strange...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I love the bottle, but from the notes it's not my type of scent. Need to sample.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    Anyone got their nose on this yet?
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    Tom Ford has really been busy lately. Very interesting to see what this perfume is. That name looks very promising indeed.
  76. Re: Has someone tried the new Tom Ford fragrances?

    Thanks for taking the time to write this up. Very interesting, and my curiosity has increased. Looking forward to "on skin" impressions. And I agree; Dark emerald bottles would have been cool.
  77. Re: Tom Ford re-releasing Bois Marocain, Price Increases and other news

    I actually have a bottle of Bois Marocain and I don't think it's anything special. What I really want is a new bottle of Japon Noir. New Private Blend releases from Tom Ford is always good news...
  78. Re: I done gone done it. Impulse buy: Dior Homme Parfum

    I also own only DH and DHP. I remember getting a sample of DHI years ago, but didn't like it at all. When DHP was released it was an instant love for me. This made me check out DH witch I've never...
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    Re: 1million Prive

    Someone mentioned that release date for this is 29 August 2016. Such a long wait.
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    Re: Anybody love Tobacco Oud?

    Same here. I really love it, but never find a good occasion to wear it. I actually have two 50ml bottles and a large decant that I probably never will empty. I keep thinking that this is going to be...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    Le Parfum is among my top five favourites.
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    Re: 1million Prive

    Same here. I'm really looking forward to test this one.
  83. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black All Black/Limited/Intense vs Original MiB

    Not to my nose. I think it's much the same.



    Spicebomb Extreme is a different scent then original Spicebomb, and does not punch more or have more longevity than the original. It's a more...
  84. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black All Black/Limited/Intense vs Original MiB

    Just now I received a bottle of All Black/Limited/Intense. Having the original Man in Black from before, I cannot detect much difference between the two. To me it's the same fragrance, but the...
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    Re: M7 oud absolute. Please help.

    That's a very good sum it all. :coolold:
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    Re: Valentino Uomo INTENSE edp

    Thanks. Guess I don't need to buy a bottle then, since I have a bottle of the original.
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    Re: NEW: L'Homme Ideal Eau de Parfum

    Perfume snobbery. If it smells good, it smells good. You don't need to be a "civilian" to enjoy this. For me this is a casual scent that is easy to use. I save my expensive niche collection for other...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Tom Ford Noir Extreme is one of my favourite perfumes. Strange that so many get lacklustre performance form this. It really shines on me and I love it in the winter. I love the sweetness and the...
  89. Re: How pronounced is the cumin in Salome compared to Al Oudh (L'Artisan Parfumeur)?

    You really need to sample Al Oudh to understand what OP is talking about. While I like Al Oudh, the cumin is overpowering and totally dominates the composition. This is not so with Salome, even if...
  90. Re: How pronounced is the cumin in Salome compared to Al Oudh (L'Artisan Parfumeur)?

    I've sampled both, and while Al Oudh was a cumin bomb, I did not get that at all from Salome. Salome is much more complex and cumin is not the main player. I was really fascinated by the complexity...
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    That's the best review yet. I would have written exactly the same if I was any good with words. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

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    That bottle is very cool! I might buy it just for the bottle. :coolold:
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    Re: Valentino Uomo INTENSE edp

    Anyone else got their nose on this? Looking forward to more reviews.
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    Re: NEW: Le Mâle Essence de Parfum

    Is this the same perfume they are talking about here?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/424312-JNEW-JPG-Le-Male-Eau-de-Parfum-Intense?p=3876636

    Flankers are great! People buy them. That's why...
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    Re: NEW : Bvlgari Man Black Cologne

    Thanks for letting us know what you think, AntonPan. I was hoping it was closer to Man in Black, which I love. The original Man is not my style, so I'll skip this one.

    I'm looking forward to your...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a "bargain snapper?"

    Yes, I almost always buy fragrances on sale or discount. I hardly ever pay full price. Looking for a good deal is half the fun.
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

    My thoughts exactly.
  98. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 50ml $120 & 30ml $75 Shipped (US) INTL AVAIL. NEROLI FORTE ADDE

    Got my bottle of Amber Absolute today. Very impressed with the packaging. Thanks for doing this.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    Looking forward to try this. Just dug up my old bottle of Man in Black, and it's quite enjoyable. Just hope it's not a standard rose/oud combo, as I'm really tired of those.
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    AntonPan has a point, but somehow I find L'Homme Ultime strangely comforting. The strongest point of Ultime is that it's not offensive in any way. I can spray it on liberally even if I'm going to a...
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