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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    My gf really could care less about most of my fragrances , with just a few exceptions:

    1. Black XS
    2. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme (she rates this the very top of all my scents)
    3. Carven...
  2. Re: Which xerjoff cologne is really really good?????

    Dhofar.

    Amazed to see no mention of it here. The best and undoubtedly best value of all Xerjoffs
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    As for Onda, perhaps you are wearing it in all the wrong places. A daytime feel good fragrance it most certainly is not. Onda is in it's element when day turns to night and things become a little...
  4. JV Artisan , Davidoff Adventure Amazonia , Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit for sale !

    Hi basenoters,

    I have the following items for sale. Delivery is within the CONUS. Price includes shipping.


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    John Varvatos Artisan 4.2 fl oz - No box or cap - 99% full - $33 SOLD
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    Re: are you the "cologne guy" ?

    I would rather be known as the "good" cologne guy rather than the "bad" cologne guy. If known as the latter, then could be time to make some changes. In this day and age, your cologne might be...
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu is nicer worn on somebody and at a distance. On me it irritates my sinuses like no other ....save Explorer from Davidoff. After trying in every kind of weather and temperature possible , I have...
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    To help understand a little better the nature of compliments , let me illustrate two direct examples from my workplace. In nearly 8 years working at my present job I have come across two individuals...
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    Poll: Re: The Best Inexpensive House

    Perry Ellis. I really would not have said that early last year. In the meantime I came across Perry For Him Black and now most recently M. At that price point, I have yet to find anything better....
  9. Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Dior Homme

    I doubt many people outside of Basenotes actually know about Aventus. AdG may be a little more commonplace in comparison
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    Re: The different company collections

    If you have the chance , give Sel de Vetiver a try. This is an absolute gem of a vetiver fragrance. Very easily my favorite vetiver and one of my favorite scents of all time. Sometimes a perfumer...
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Where is she now ......did you by chance fire her ?
  12. Thread: Odin 08 Seylon

    by stanmar
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    Re: Odin 08 Seylon

    Odin's earnest attempt at a Vetiver scent. Like most of their creations, it ends up losing direction. In this case , so much so , that testing it with an open mind quickly gives way to bewilderment.
  13. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    Pure Havane - $70
    Perry Black For Him - $20
    Lolita Au Masculin Minuit - $35
    John Varvatos Artisan Black - $35
    Davidoff Adventure Amazonia - $38

    Good to go .
  14. Re: What has joining Basenotes taught you about your tastes?

    Most of my favorite scents are from top distinct groups : Oriental Woody and Oriental Spicy. Found that out from a basenoter in my first few weeks here. Then I found out about Fragrantica and found...
  15. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    Wow. You must have gotten a exceptionally rare deal for Amouage Epic Man 100ml for only 55 bucks. The cheapest I have ever seen it as 180 bucks for 100ml..........amazing .....when did you get yours...
  16. Re: What Fragrance Brings to Mind Your Current Residence?

    Sel de Vetiver . There is something about this fragrance that evokes perfectly the Californian beach lifestyle. I can take a whiff of SdV while on my travels and be instantly reminded of home.
  17. Re: My sad story of Gucci Pour Homme I and advice from owners.

    If I had to select the most unpleasant scents in my growing collection, GPH1 would be close to top of the list. Now, I am fully aware it does have a legion of loyal fans on Basenotes. For me it is...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Fragrance Hurt/Heal!

    Does anybody know the final tally on this one?.
  19. Re: What is today's "popular Basenotes fragrance"?

    Along with these :

    Niche - Slumberhouse, Creed Aventus and Black Oud

    Non Niche - Dior Homme Intense, Bentley for Men Intense, Midnight in Paris
  20. Thread: M7 Fresh

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    Re: M7 Fresh

    You should have contacted me before I sold mine last year. Honestly, this scent irritated my sinuses like no other. Not a patch on the original M7 imo.
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Pen and notepad at the ready for this new thread ....
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    Re: Your death scent

    Please lock this one . The OP might very well need outside advice on why to not think of such things.
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    Re: Your death scent

    Who really cares at that point.
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    A new year has dawned and lets see if the old has been replaced by anything new.

    Escada Magnetism
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme
    Dia Man
    Perry Black Him (new addition)...........refined...
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    Re: Perfume & politics

    It would be so nice to think that perfumery can exist , far removed from the politics of the day. However, lets look at the correlation between ever increasing political correctness and the...
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    Re: A bit worried about an Escada Magnetism I purchased at the mall.

    By looking at the picture you provided of the box back , I would hazard a guess and say it is a copy from the Middle East. My real one has the ingredients and company address leaves off the Arabic...
  27. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    Greatness before beauty ....or vice versa ?
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    Re: Dumpster scents

    This is one I would dumpster dive for ......where's the alley ?
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    Re: can't remember perfume name. help?

    Hmmmm......2005 and my best guess is Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.

    I was thinking Feerie by Van C&A but that scent did not come out until 2008 or 2009.

    I hope you find the one you are...
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    I picked up this little 5ml mini at an estate sale last year. The asking price was just $8 bucks. The prior owner estimated a time of purchase c. 1990. No lot label to check against. The lettering on...
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    Looks authentic. I would say a mid 2007 batch.
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    Re: Escada Magnetism

    Right after posting yesterday I took out my Escada Magentism (Scannon) and for the heck of it did a side by side comparison with some others. Not even a full spray of Magnetism was applied. This...
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    Re: Dumpster scents

    +1. The bad but not horrible ones become restroom sprays. Then , as a form of punishment, he really bad are used as gym sneaker spray e.g Polo Explorer,
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    Re: Escada Magnetism

    Last word of caution . I like you purchased one of my "fake" bottles too from a reputable dealer. Sold at a premium price. Only after getting expert advice , I subsequently found it to be a very...
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    Re: Escada Magnetism

    I have first hand experience both as a buyer and seller of Magnetism. First thing to remember is that there are many many fake versions on the market. Some are even so close to the original that it...
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    Re: Thoughts on Vetiver Tonka?

    You summed it up in your opening sentence. I would not waste time asking why you should be uncertain about whether or not you should like this scent. If after several wearings you are still undecided...
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    Re: How is A*Men Les Parfums De Cuir?

    Imagine you are on vacation and walk into an english candy store (as I did ). In there, a whole variety of chocolates with samples is on display. The warm store air is filled with the aroma of aero...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    I had it , hated it and then gave it to my brother. He seems to like it quite a bit.
  39. Re: Dior Collection Privee‎ Vetiver Discontinued.. 5 bottles Left @LV Dior Boutique

    Excellent choice for a special occasion scent, and most approprate on your wedding day. I could not understand the comments on poor longevity from another website. This one in fact is one of the...
  40. Re: Dior Collection Privee‎ Vetiver Discontinued.. 5 bottles Left @LV Dior Boutique

    Just one that got away. Unfortunately, it will be hard to find bargains like this for Privee Vetiver in the future.
  41. Re: Dior Collection Privee‎ Vetiver Discontinued.. 5 bottles Left @LV Dior Boutique

    I put a buy order on this one right now. Hardly worth any more consideration if you appreciate a fine vetiver scent. I have the good fortune of tracking down a 4.2 fl oz bottle on ebay last year for...
  42. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Qst is gents , is Spicebomb good enough in its own right to be a future classic. Now with so many references to a whole slew of similar , if not better, recent releases I would think Spicebomb will...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    LV Vetiver should be centerpiece, or at the very least reference point , in any true vetiver fan's collection. This is one of the most visceral and sensually moving experiences to be had with...
  44. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Out of the flames ....and in the end there can only be one

    AVENTUS
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    We are missing the honeysuckle as well as some other plant/floral extracts that really defined the original. Gone is that warm lush balminess of the vintage versions. The recent formulations , in all...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Very gracious of you lpp to extend a welcome to the new member..

    However, I think the post was done tongue in cheek. Having a bit of fun if you will. I wonder how many posts will come...
  47. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Exactly. I recall from before giving my opposing opinion on a very popular niche perfume. This was met by a barrage of criticism from two successive female basenoters. No kidding but the replies were...
  48. Re: Bruno Banani releases energy drink fragrance; Absolute Man

    It might be better to take a sideways swipe .......
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    Same personal rights apply regardless of your shirt tone at work. If one's fragrance habits are offensive to the health and breathing space of others , then spray accordingly to avoid unwanted...
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    Re: Davidoff The Game 'intense' version

    Good or bad reminder ?
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    Re: Divine fragances

    Divine L'Homme Sage may very well deserve to be on every fraghead's list to try. Exceptional quality and proves that smaller niche houses can, with a good perfumer like Yann V at the helm sometimes...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Could it be that the sillage/projection with Aventus comes across as more disarmingly pleasant to those around. Nothing in its presence that suggests machismo or uber male pretensions. In fact truly...
  53. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    This discussion would not be complete or fair without mentioning onda Vero. My goodness, I think if kouros ever needed to go back to school, then onda would be the natural choice as tutor
  54. Thread: Doubts anyone?

    by stanmar
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    Re: Doubts anyone?

    Wearing fragrance is a portal into a personal world filled with memories, emotions and feelings. No different from seeing a great work of art , and probably more relevant to make us revisit over and...
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    Re: Valentino V by Valentino

    Just purchased my first blind buy of the year : 50ml on ebay .....$130 with shipping included......I would certainly hope so at that price..

    I am overall happy with the initial wearing. Valentino...
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Good deals can be got , provided bidding is not in a state of frenzy. In which case, even as used item can sell for more than a new one. Bidding seems to bring about a competitive drive to attain...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Amazing.
  58. Re: A scent you don't really care for anymore, but keep it because of the scent memory?

    Versace L'Homme. Once great, now an oily also ran
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    Only really if you have to.

    Otherwise all the internal debate will just lead to sweetly succumbing to that one in mind. See the thing is you are going to buy it anyways, so why all the drama.
  60. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    There's a guy by the name of Pluran who responded to a similar thread from earlier. I think he will have some sage advice on this topic.
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    You must try Le Labo Rose 31. Just wait for that dry down where regular superlatives become redundant. This one is out of this world.
  62. Re: Emporio Armani Night for Him vs Polo Double Black

    Most interesting that you were not enthused with Double Black either. With just two full wearing's, I tired of it faster than any other scent in my wardrobe. Emporio Armani Night is a new find for...
  63. Re: Emporio Armani Night for Him vs Polo Double Black

    What a relief to hear that.

    Possibly more akin to a scent like Aigner Black then perhaps ?.....
  64. Emporio Armani Night for Him vs Polo Double Black

    I have owned PDB and tired quickly of this scent. Emporio Armani Night on the other hand is an unknown quantity for me. Now that I have read a comparison to PDB , I am somewhat worried. This was an...
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum

    Could it be that one is fake ?, Just looking at the batch codes for each one, both have different formats. Most unusual.

    Pic. 1 - 62HD04
    Pic 2. - DEAB

    It might be a good idea to contact YSL...
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    Re: New Bentley Azure

    Bentley Azure is my most eagerly awaited 2014 release. Tempering the formula with the added freshness of the tea mid note sounds most interesting.
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - pt2

    Very true. I now think the drydown with Ambre Narguille as one of the most revoltingly unpleasant of all fragrances.
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum

    Safe to say it is a marketing ploy to gain our attention. The top hitter in La Nuit family needs few other words to describe it. Most of the general public would not know the difference nor care of...
  69. Re: Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    Thanks . Yet again another scent that underlines how intriguing this scent passion can be.
  70. Re: Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    Great longevity. In fact last night I sprayed just once on my wrist . JV Vintage and Jack Black Liquid Magnetism on either side of the other wrist. Today the Eau rare is still there as a nice skin...
  71. Re: Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    Almost like finding a diamond when one expected oil............ lol


    Yesterday, I tested some on a paper strip and left for work with just the top notes in my mind. This morning , out of pure...
  72. Re: Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    I have to say the only one that comes to mind is Alexa Lixfeld 003. So, we are talking of a sweet spicy non musky concoction. I am not an expert in all things oud , but could the rare moniker hint to...
  73. Re: Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    I think its just recently added to their whole line of perfumes. Interesting thing is that prices for this one, especially on ebay, have gone up. Puzzling how little info is available anywhere on it....
  74. Sense of Space Axis Black Eau Rare - thoughts and impressions .

    This is a fragrance that recently came into my possession by way of a gift from a colleague at work. He told be about how impressed he was with this relative cheapie. This coming from a young guy...
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    Re: Too Many Bottles

    Interesting, as I no longer deem fragrances in decants /samples form as candidates for my top collection. If I like it enough I will hunt down the full bottle size at any cost.
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    Re: Too Many Bottles

    Ditto. I have a new scent trial rotation going on around my top rotation. In keeping it to just 10 favorites , I will make cuts and additions to my list of top scents accordingly. All told about 30...
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    Re: My Fella's Sniffs

    This is beyond funny ...........really is ..........I have at times wiped away tears of laughter from reading this thread. No offense ok , but do I see a joke somewhere others don't ?
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    Re: My Fella's Sniffs

    So he does come on here then ?. I would say he should have heard of some of the scents from Creed . At least the one with the pineapple in it . Whats its name again ?...lol
  79. Re: Almost empty bottle of Aventus for $100. People are ridiculous!

    Was his first name Olivier per chance ?
  80. Re: Almost empty bottle of Aventus for $100. People are ridiculous!

    But it does , as the seller points out " smell great when you take the cap off ". Now for that I would pay $200. lol.
  81. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    The elitist tag for basenoters is pushing it a fair bit . Sure, there are guys and gals from all walks of life on here. Some members can offer very professional reviews while all the time working...
  82. Axis Private Collection Eau Rare ...thoughts on this one .

    A full bottle at a local discounter runs for under $20. Sadly, no tester available . Any basenoters had the chance to sniff this relatively unknown scent ..........and how was it overall ?
  83. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Anybody else see the scent reviews on Youtube by that red haired middle aged hipster dude from NYC. No alcohol consumed but possibly something else other than the perfume bringing some delight to his...
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    Re: John Varvatos Platinum Edition - ?

    Not liking the rather offensive comparison reference here ......very unfortunate given the quality of posts before !
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    But think about it for one minute. Even if not a quality control issue , would Creed have not at least said something , somewhere , anywhere about this matter. We're not talking full page ad in the...
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    Does anybody know the official Creed word on batch variation with Aventus?. Have they actually acknowledged that there may be some quality control issues in the production of Aventus. Because , if...
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    I have it more as a point of reference in my collection than anything else. Aventus brings me to a place of calm and introspection that few others can manage. I think of this scent as ideal for a...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Gucci pour Homme - would like to love it , however that cloying nature brings on nausea every time.
    Aventus - eternal puzzle why it gets such credit for apparent cat nip qualities. All I get is a...
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    Re: Did I buy a fake Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue?

    Hard to figure out exactly why this thread was ever started. First and foremost, nobody would like to spend their money on a fake fragrance, especially if they later find out it is not legit. Then,...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme.........she prefers it over Pure Havane
    Animale Animale ....................................she in fact keeps the bottle for herself
    Carven Homme...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    Amber Nuit . The amber that made me rethink my aversion to amber. Amber absolute, Armani amber soie, blue amber and whole host of others did not come close.
  92. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Xerjoff Homme . Again Xerjoff Homme. There is nothing I mean nothing as virile in male fragrances as Xerjoff Homme. Forget Duro, M lui et al ......Xerjoff Homme is the KING !!
  93. Thread: Slumberhouse

    by stanmar
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    The Slumberhouse sample set at around 20 bucks is not that great of a risk to take. In fact, my collection would have been entirely designer based if it was not for the advent of Slumberhouse. Now....
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    Keiko Cuir Fauve ...thoughts and opinions

    I came across this soft "leather" scent and decided to give it a shot over the past few days. Ok, first off , am I the only one that finds anything from the house of Keiko M to be just hard to figure...
  95. Re: Odin Seylon...anything comparable on the market ?

    Century and Nomad are just so so. Seylon will vy with Amuna and Owari as summer full bottle choices. Warm humid or balmy weather and Seylon is in its element. If you dont like grapefruit or tart...
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    Re: Cuoio Odori does anybody own or smelled?

    Could be the weather condition that is causing that poor effect. I have found that this scent does not perform well in the warmer or warming months. Good in fall or winter. Weak lasting power any...
  97. Re: Odin Seylon...anything comparable on the market ?

    Buzzlepuff, I see you have tanoke in your current favorites. As for Seylone being like the CDG, I would go so far to say it is even better. I have put Seylon along with Owari, another Odin favorite,...
  98. Odin Seylon...anything comparable on the market ?

    I just got a sample of Odin Seylon and have to say the stuff is rather nice. Could be a viable summer scent choice no doubt about it. Just curious if there are is anything similar to try before...
  99. Odin Seylon...anything comparable on the market ?

    I just got a sample of Odin Seylon and have to say the stuff is rather nice. Could be a viable summer scent choice no doubt about it. Just curious if there are is anything similar to try before...
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    Re: Similar to Versace L'Homme?

    Really, the reformulations of Versace L'Homme have not been all that bad. In fact, compared to many others , the original theme has been kept in focus with just a tweak or two to some aspects of one...
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