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  1. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    How I feel as well.

    I find AB having a certain creaminess that Uomo doesn't have. Also, Lemon vs Kumquat. I was in China a few months ago and went to a Kumquat farm where I was able to pick them...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    Quite nice! not remarkable, but quite good. Reminds me of Black XS!
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I respectfully disagree, Dark Temptation is one of my favorites and is a dead ringer for Play Intense
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yes and no... I find that Armaf has a certain spiciness which Aventus does not have (my 15x01 batch is quite fruity)

    Its worth the $30 it is though!
  5. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    Sad to hear, I was so pumped for this fragrance. Wish they spent more time on the juice than the bottle
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a bottle of Aventus lately expecting that my GF would at least comment on it, sure enough, hasn't said anything. But every time I wear Armaf Club de Nuit Intense, she pays me a compliment. I...
  7. Re: Has There Ever Been A Good Reformulation?

    I respectfully disagree, having owned both and sold my newer formulation, I must say I enjoy the older one better. Although, the new one is definitely not a bad scent at all!
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    Re: Compliments Received on YSL La Nuit

    Give yourself more credit! :)
  9. Re: Would You Recommend Versace The Dreamer As A Blind Buy?

    I hated it the first time I wore it, and then really started to love the dry down. I wore it recently and found it too synthetic on the top.
  10. Re: Pure Tonka vs. I love NY for all vs Noir Extreme vs Spicebomb Extreme

    Thanks everyone for their feedback. Really appreciated.

    I need to do some more testing, but leaning towards Spicebomb E, and I L NY for all.
  11. Pure Tonka vs. I love NY for all vs Noir Extreme vs Spicebomb Extreme

    Hello all,

    Wondering if you guys could provide some guidance. I am looking to add one of these (well, who am I kidding, it will probably end up being all of these over a period of 5 years lol) to...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I recently went on holiday to Toronto and brought along with me one fragrance, Dior Sauvage. I didn't want to bring a whole bunch for different occasions and wanted to try being a one cologne guy for...
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    Re: Which of these fragrances are worth?

    I would pass on Perry Ellis White, too powdery, I would just go with Cuba Gold if you want a cheapie that will satisfy that need.

    Perry Ellis M is excellent, one of my favorites. MIP is a bit to...
  14. Re: Help deciding blind buy. F black or individuel?

    I respectfully disagree, I find HiM quite classy as well. If there was ever a GPH II Intense, this would be it. I have done side by side comparisons and find the similarities to be quite amazing....
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    Poll: Re: Looking for a clubbing strong fragrance

    I'm going to suggest something different, Perry Ellis M would be a really good pick.
  16. Re: My Experience with A Horrible Sales Associate

    Not quite as bad as yours, but this is similar to most of my experiences with Fragrance sales staff. Whats the point in arguing sometimes.
  17. Re: What are your work horses? Most used work scents/dumb grabs

    Chanel Bleu de Chanel, I know this was dismissed as a generic crowd-pleaser, but man, it is good, good, good!
  18. Re: HELP ME TO DECIDE: Emporio Armani Diamonds OR Givenchy Play Intense

    Is it vintage Play Intense? If so, definitely Play Intense.
  19. Re: On the hunt for the signature perfume... Next up, Chanel De Bleu?

    I think its a great option, BDC is a fantastic fragrance.
  20. Re: Ever looked at all your fragrances and thought I don't like any of it anymore?

    I've got to this point, where the hobby wasn't really as rewarding, I decided to do the same, step away and come back to it.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    I really like both but I found the intense to be lacking in projection and longevity, I thought scentwise the Intense was a bit more refined.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    I'm impressed with both this and the original, really great scents. I think I prefer the Extreme though!
  23. Poll: Re: Spicebomb vs Spicebomb Extreme vs Antidote vs L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Spicebomb Extreme for me, I was very impressed with this fragrance.
  24. [US + CANADA] Re: SWAP it up! Designers (some Rare and Discontinued)

    Bump, updated.
  25. Re: Cool Water vs Bleu de Chanel EdT: Which one do you like more and why?

    BDC EDT is phenomenal fragrance. I'm consistently wowed by it.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Finally picked up a bottle of CDNIM when travelling down to the US. I was travelling for a few days so happened to pack a decant of a 10E01 batch of Aventus I had hanging around. I no longer liked...
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

    Wow, what a bottle... I'm beyond excited.
  28. Re: Visiting CONUS, Any great deals out there? Cheap Thrills?

    Thanks Hednic, Will make note next time i'm in NYC

    Buysblind; this is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you! I'm going to scout out that Perry Ellis Vanilla! Appreciate you taking the time to...
  29. Visiting CONUS, Any great deals out there? Cheap Thrills?

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm visiting the US from the great white north soon, and was wondering if you guys have seen any good bargains out there on our favorite fragrance sites. I already picked up two Hanae...
  30. Re: A mainstream / crowd pleaser "woody" scent? $50 max

    I change my recommendation to this, this would fit the bill.... outside of the fact that its not available at retail stores. You might have to introduce him to a discounter.
  31. Re: Long Lasting Fragrance for Business Meetings

    This is what I think of as well.

    Azzaro Visit is another option.
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

    I'm definitely excited - The current Le Male is a shell of its former self.
  33. Re: A mainstream / crowd pleaser "woody" scent? $50 max

    I don't really consider Dark Temptation to be woody, but if he liked it, a good option might be Play Intense by Givenchy.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I wouldn't really go that far, but I do think its totally overrated. I gave it quite a few wearings and found the florals to be totally overwhelming.
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    Halston Man 2009 - Thoughts?

    Hi guys,

    I'm venturing to the states in the next few weeks and as such do my fragrance pilgrimage from FragranceNet.

    This fragrance has always been one that has interested me, but I'm having...
  36. Thread: DH cousins?

    by Neil4Speed

    Re: DH cousins?

    For sure, agreed!
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé - Is it available to buy anywhere yet?

    Thanks for the info, very interesting!

    Do you know anything about the said reformulation?
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel and Allure Reformulations?

    If its any consolation, even the original form didn't perform that well in my eyes. If you want a suitable alternative, I would consider Aqua Fahrenheit.

    I'm not sure about BdC, hopefully not - I...
  39. Re: What are the Clean brand scents that stand out to you?

    I really liked clean man, but also found the longevity to be appalling and decided against it.
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    Re: NEW: CK One Gold

    Love that bottle!
  41. Re: What is your best designer Gourmand fragrance?

    I would go with Pure Tonka, what I consider to be an improved Rochas Man (which didn't project or last on me). It a tad expensive, but worth it.

    Original formulation Play Intense is also a great...
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    Re: NEW: VC&A In New York

    So sad if that's the bottle. The bottle of MIP is the nicest I have ever seen. and MINY was even better.
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    Re: Halston Man Amber

    I finally tried this out, it has been on my BB list for some time. Really did not like it - hard to explain but it smelled almost "rotten" something combined with Escada Magnetism.

    Canadians: I...
  44. Re: Mercedes-Benz VIP Club Black Leather - anyone tried it?

    I'm really tempted to try out this entire line, but cost is a bit too much to go blind buying. Impressive that they got reputable perfumers for all of them.
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    Re: Free samples straight from the companies

    Funny enough, I did this way back in the day in my Jr.High School days when I was too poor to buy designer fragrances. From what I remember, it was about a 30% batting average. I am sure its better...
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    Love this stuff, just can't justify the price tag right now.
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    Re: Best Neroli with a budget

    I have heard good things about Ferrari Neroli. Haven't tried it though!
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    Azzaro Visit, Nikos Sculpture.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara, worth buying?

    For the price its pretty good, but I find it a touch to feminine to enjoy. I might still pick up a bottle though.
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    Re: Best Honey Tobacco Fragrance

    I've never had it before but this sounds exactly like Lanvin - Avante Garde territory.
  51. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    I've dabbled in so many cheapies (~$25) throughout my fragrance journey. There are three that I wear frequently and are mainstays in my collection.

    Mont Blanc - Individuel
    Nikos Sculpture...
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    Finally got a chance to demo it, quite nice, but not ground breaking or anything so far.

    At first it definitely reminded me of a version of La Nuit, but then quickly settled to something that...
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    Re: Hanae Mori HM

    I really tried to like this one, but the Lemon note always put me off, I will revisit.

    Hanae Mori HIM is also quite good.
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    Re: CH Men Prive vs Bentley for Men Intense

    Also Bentley Intense, I was disappointed with Prive.
  55. Does the color of the bottle bias your perception of notes?

    A small pet peeve of mine - got into discussing Versace Man (2003), and someone commented that it had some grape vibes. I appreciate that everyone has a difference sense of scent, however, grape is a...
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    Re: Aqua Fahrenheit

    I think I'm alone on this one, but it actually reminds me lots of 2008 DHS. Great fragrance.
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    Re: Roller Coaster Fragrances

    Here is a unique designer frag with this effect: Very Irresistible - Givenchy, starts of as a creamy, hazelnut coffee, transforms into Grapefruit Citrus!
  58. Re: Prada Luna Rossa EAU Sport - a better crafted CK One / Azzaro Chrome

    Didn't even know this existed, I have the original Sport and its quite good!
  59. Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentlemen discontinued?

    It has this weird playdough vibe on my skin.
  60. Poll: Re: Dunhill Desire Red Vs Nikos Sculpture Vs Diesel Plus Plus Masculine

    I'm gonna be the combo breaker, Nikos Sculpture is one of only a handful of 'cheapies' I have ever considered collection worthy. Better than plus plus (which I have had for a while), and less...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I found this to be very close to Perry Ellis 360 Red, even moreso than the original.
  62. Re: Mr. Burberry now available on Nordstrom's website

    Your review was too long, mind giving a quick synopsis of your experience? :)
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    All Canadians, its now available at the Bay in store and online. Tested it today, I got a blast of New Haarlem from it, a distinct sweetness, almost syrupy/creamy. I think its very far from any other...
  64. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Okay, I think I remember now, CH Men Prive has a slight resemblance to Escada Magnetism... but probably not enough to satisfy you if you want the real deal. The price difference between the two is...
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    Re: ch men prive vs bulgari man in black

    Same here, wasn't really a fan of either, but Bvlgari man in black would be the way to go, its also about half the price as you can get it from discounters.
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    Re: very irresistible man-- thoughts?

    This one has been discontinued and has been steadily going up in value.

    Its a really unique fragrance, starts off as a Hazlenut Coffee and on the Mid/Base turns into a Grapefruit/Woods. Its like...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Personally for me, out of the 15 batches I have tested I think 15N01 was the best - the monsterous nuclear batch that everyone was talking about.
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    Re: Thoughts on Invictus

    I quite like it, the longevity and sillage is very impressive. Also, for those who care, its a definite complement getter (on the level of a certain creed fragrance)
  69. Re: Yohji Yamamoto YOHJI HOMME EDT.... What about blind buy?

    I really liked the vintage Yohji allot and would love to get a bottle one day if the prices became something more reasonable. I loved the rum note in it.

    The reformulation is actually great too,...
  70. Re: YSL La Nuit - Any worthy similar fragrances?

    Lanvin Avant Garde
  71. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    The most would be $80 on a bottle of Pure Wood. I always try to swap or purchase used.

    Although, in the near future I would love to buy a bottle of Aventus - its really the only niche that has...
  72. Re: How good are these blind buys? I went on a buying spree...

    I found the opening to be quite the opposite, a very harsh blast of synthetic. Very nice on the drydown though, and overall a nice fragrance.
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    Re: Any good cheapie Leather Fragrances?

    Canali - Style - Usually under $20 too!
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I quite like it too Chuck, after wearing it a bit. What do you get out of it?
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    Re: Escada pour homme - worth the price?

    I don't think so, I enjoyed it but didn't think it was truly amazing. Its worth paying retail price for, and that would be about it.

    Crazy that I got my 2.5oz as a swap for Zara Gold back in the...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    I'm shocked (and happy), its not pure Oud!
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    Re: Perry Ellis M

    Thought I would bump this up, this is my SOTD today and I forgot what a great fragrance it is. One of the best cheapies out there. Really nice in the drydown.
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    Re: I know what Dior Sauvage smells like

    Thats actually a pretty good analogy, I really like Sauvage for the record - havn't got around to getting a bottle yet though
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Vs Dunhill Icon Absolute

    Bottle is great, but Icon Absolute smelled horrible on my skin - very sour.
  80. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Armani Code (and code ultimate) are a bit too spicy to be close to it.

    Midnight in Paris might give a similar vibe, as possibly may Avant Garde by Lanvin (Havn't tried it in ages)... but I'll...
  81. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    I'm so frustrated right now as I smelled something that was very close to it and forget what it is now.

    I own and enjoy magnetism, but don't think it is anything amazing.
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    Re: D&G The One for Men EDP!!!

    I tried this in London Duty Free last week, its true, the performance hasn't really improved, but the scent is really quite fantastic - smells like a high quality niche.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    If this is unacceptable per forum rules please notify me via PM, as far as I can see it is not. I have about 50ml of 15U01, and really want to try 15N01 or 15R01 - Does anyone want to trade 10mL?
  84. Re: Today I wore james Bond 007 Seven and I liked it. Does that make me lame?

    How was the longevity and sillage?
  85. Re: which fragrance do you have that usually gets more compliments than these ones?

    Without a doubt Paco Rabbane Invictus, that Sauvage/Aventus are all compliment getters big time.
  86. Harrods Boxing Day (week?) sale - Amazing Deals

    Hey guys,

    I was in the UK during Christmas and wanted to my pilgrimage to Harrods to go sniffing (did Selfridges a bit earlier in the year). Due to scheduling I could only go on boxing day - it...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Is it redundant in a collection which has Pure Havane?
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    Burberry London Vs Dsquared Potion EDT

    I'm almost surprised that these two don't get cross shopped more often. I often overlooked London in my collection as it has poor longevity and sillage, however have quite taken to the scent. I do...
  89. Re: Kiton Men...Wow! It's Pineapple Irish Fahrentweed!

    You guys are making me want to go back and try Kiton Black again... but on Topic.

    This thread inspired me to do KM as my SOTD. I forgot how great this fragrance is and really seems to work with my...
  90. Re: Should I buy Dior Sauvage or Prada Luna Rossa Sport?

    Thanks for all the responses, I decided on Prada Luna Rossa Sport in the end. I simply liked the fragrance a bit more, and I think fills my need for a replacement for my vintage JPG.

    Both are...
  91. Should I buy Dior Sauvage or Prada Luna Rossa Sport?

    So I ended up getting a $15 off at Sephora on any purchase over $50 and am thinking of picking out a cologne (because, I really don't have enough haha)

    I'm debating between Dior Sauvage and Prada...
  92. Re: Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive - what's the concensus?

    I was disappointing with Prive, I found it to be far too cheap smelling for the price and didn't find the longevity and silage impressive to the slightest.
  93. Re: How is Dior Homme Intense in term of compliments?

    I would also say overrated, I had my boss say that I smelled kind of girly the other day.

    Mine is from 2012 if it makes any difference. I think Valentino Uomo might be a better bet if you want...
  94. Should I get/Lets discuss Mugler L'Hommage ŕ L'Homme (2011) by Lalique

    Hey Guys,

    I'm thinking of blind buying this, it has some great reviews on Fragrantica and price wise is fairly reasonable. I do however have Kiton Men and Fahrenheit and I'm wondering if its going...
  95. [US + CANADA] SWAP it up! Designers (some Rare and Discontinued)

    Would trade multiple + Cash for certain of the above, so let me know. I am located in Canada but have done many transactions worldwide without an issue.

    For Swap:
    Prada Amber 3.4oz 97% Gift Set...
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    Re: D&G the one edp

    San Fran Duty Free didn't have it unfortunately
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud discuss

    Thought I would post this up here:

    from the Engineering Manager when I walked in his office this morning "Dude, did you smoke a bunch of cigars this morning or something?!" - Creed Royal Oud.
  98. Re: CH Men VS Allure Homme Sport - Who's Taken Over???

    CH Men really isn't anything super special (I have owned it for many years), I put it in the same category as a Givenchy Play. Ultra versatile though, and it gets allot of use in my collection.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thank god... I purchased this as a decant and was really excited as all the reviews were very good - then started hearing bad things about it and got concerned.

    Can't wait to receive it!
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    Re: CH Men: Don't Get the Hype

    CH Men gets a surprising amount of use from me, but I think its just "ok"
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