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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Never tried this combo. Will try tommorrow. Thanks!
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Three faves, same as every humid month:

    Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
  3. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Haven't worn this one in awhile! Spicy Citrus aromatic potpourri perfection !
  4. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver mountain Water 16 sprays
  5. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver Mountain Water 18 sprays
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    Do you have a cellar/basement ? or wine fridge ? Either situation should greatly help to mitigate damages high humidity and near 80'F can cause.
  7. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Gorgeous bottle & packaging, but I feel it's composition, while good, is not worthy of the Purple Label line, which is one of my top 5 lines in the fashion world. Now that i think of it, I have...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Rasasi has it's winners and losers, their winners largely being derivative substitutes for ordinary days in colder/lower humidity weather, when top end polish & subtlety is lost in the sillage. Or...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    And more importantly, to the point of the thread, 2009 Windsor is my #1 fragrance of all time, but with a collection of over 250 fragrances, i will never go thru 1000ml, even with my heavy hand...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    oops wrong thread lol
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    GIT 18 sprays
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    Agreed.
    Low-quality, focus-grouped to death houses ... still do release some gems sometimes!
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    Re: Lacoste Booster gets no love

    For all fellow Booster lovers, please try Beach Hut man by Amouage. You're welcome !
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    Czech & Speak No. 88

    of the ones you listed, the most apropos and "fitting in" would be Bois Du Portugal, smells like old money.
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    I'm the same way with certain birches and cades, and while that can go well with certain heavy or aromatic masculine fragrances ... I can't yet fully imagine how Amouage balanced it with dominant...
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    To all those that have worn this multiple times ... just how close is it to modern Fahrenheit batches or Fahrenheit flankers ?
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    I think any post-2011 fragrance claiming Lime as a dominant theme, will dissapoint us who were used to pre-2011 citrus frags relying heavily on Citral, which has been regulated to 0.6% since 2011,...
  18. Re: Amouage Cirrus Rasasi Boruzz Creed Jardin D'Amalfi Bond & Creed caps

    Bump!
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    Re: Playful casual floral for older men

    Great safe pick.
    More that are playful in undertone yet still serious/classy enough for 40+:

    Buttoned up yet still optimistic, playful and floral: Royal mayfair
    Sharp and edgy yet still...
  20. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I commend such overspraying! I do that in sub-50' weather, if I'm gonna be outside.
  21. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Silver mountain water - 14 sprays
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    All the great Verbena scents have been emasculated since 2011.
    Citral limited to 0.6%

    green-glass flacon Selection Verte & Vintage Bowling green were great.
    No more.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    1. Amouage Hommage attar
    2. Windsor 1st Saks batch
    3. Windsor 2nd batch
    4. Royal Mayfair
    5. ADP Colonia Oud
    6. Czech & Speake No.88
    7. Hotel Costes
    8. Amouage Imitation man
    9. Amouage Opus V...
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    Re: Your most worn January 2019

    Either SMW or Royal Oud
  25. Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Because in 2011 Citral got limited to 0.6%

    Destroyed mid range greats like Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes, Goutal Eau D'Hadrien.
    Decimated timeless top-100 scents like CREED Selection Verte....
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Neither.
    But definitely leaning miss.
    Barely hit the edge of the target frame.
    But not the target itself.
    Nowhere near bullseye
  27. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Longevity is good, projection is lighter/quieter/less than a typical Amouage
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    Re: Masculine, Spiced Orange

    What fragrances would you most closely compare this to ?
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    Re: NEW: Amouage - Beach Hut Woman For Women!

    Having now smelled this in a less humid climate (originally smelled in miami), I must partially recind this statement. Beach Hut man is a playful, robust version of the infamous Lacoste Booster. ...
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    Re: Versace Eros.......Is It Really That Bad??

    Girls 18-34 really do truly love this one. Sorry fellas, it's true lol.
    I'm not a fan of either formula.
    Original - way too sweet
    Reforumlation - removed half of basenote candy sweetness, and...
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    Re: NEW: COACH - Platinum

    Peppery powdery CoachVentus has arrived!
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    Re: Similar to Creed Erolfa but better longevity

    Nothing is like Erolfa.
    Sorry to break it to you.

    Perhaps if you clarify which hour of wearing is your most prized time of wearing erolfa ?
  33. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Imitation Woman is far more interesting, loud, and "Amouage-y", it travels in many directions and changes character in distinct tempo/intervals. Not a fragrance one wearing can pin down, like...
  34. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    yeah Figment man is very much like a moldy greenhouse with animal vagrance in it, but the mold is still very alive and wet despite being doused with chlorine bleach and bayer/Monsanto...
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    Lacoste Booster Tropical Night EDP !
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    1. Windsor
    2. Royal Mayfair
    3. Czech & Speake No.88
    4. Hotel Costes
    5. ADP Colonia Oud
    6. Opus V
    7. Tauer Incense Rose
    8. Oud Ispahan
    9. Egoiste
    10. Le Labo Rose 31
  37. Re: So what's the final consensus on Acqua Di Gio Absolu?

    Emporio Armani Weaker With You - Bubbalicious Edition

    (Invictus x Stronger with you x Dylan blue @ edc conc.)

    They wasted the wooden cap bottle and a heavy suffix, on a misleading dud that...
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    Re: Any Viking Clones?

    Not selling well so no clones
  39. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    26 sprays of Eau D’ Hadrian EDP
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    Re: Salty, iodine Vetiver

    Sel De Vetiver is the one.

    One I hate with extreme prejudice, which I would be interested to read your reaction to, is Figment Man. It’s not salty iodine Vetiver, but a nasty relative: zingy...
  41. Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - how many sprays do you do?eiortuwy[pq

    be much younger, cleaner, colder, fresher, and zesty
  42. Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - how many sprays do you do?

    16-20 depending on day
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    Re: Amouage next buy

    Bracken is definitely the same style as Fougere Royale, but with lots of powdery MOLD, mildew, talcum powder, clove/nutmeg, and a significant dose more of the dated clubman aftershave style.
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    Re: Amouage next buy

    Smells like a MOLDY outdated barbershop full of seniors. Bracken and Figment were two real head scratchers. I still feel like Beach Hut was the juice that was intended for the figment bottle, but...
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    The note list to me made this sound like a failed AMouage scent. Smoke, dill, lol

    What fragrances does it remind you of in the drydown ?
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I hope not. Antidote was like the boring offspring of Paul Smith Story, Mugler Cologne
  47. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Which distinct aspects of the disastrous (IMHO) Figment man, do you feel are most present in Imitation Man ? Did they give you a spray sample of Imitation woman ?
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    Re: NEW: Amouage - Beach Hut Woman For Women!

    Mens was so boring, not beachy, just a boring woody/earthy snoozefest. Womens wasnt great either.
  49. THICK, Heavy, sophisticated, FRUITY/Candied, contemporary EDP's you can't get enough of ...

    What have we all missed (or underestimated) over the last half decade, that is addictive, FRUITY, heavy and thick, yet still very sophisticated and respectable, even if by your own admission, it's a...
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    Re: Leather with dark dried fruits.

    If you want sueded leather and don't mind a mature vibe, there was a Michael Kors from around the turn of the millenium that did this dried fruit & suede perfectly with some pipe tobacco and dry wood.
  51. Re: Kilian: Flower of Immortality, Smoke Forthe Soul Creed Jardin D'Amalfi

    Bump
  52. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Didn't help with FIgment man. They wasted that beautiful bottle. Hopefully this is a more joyful take on Myths which I predict it is.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Would you say it dries down fast into a parched, dry, dusty woody base, that has an undertone of cleaned up cumin like some older men's aftershaves ? Totally devoid of citrus in the drydown ?
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    What differs in the newest Eau D'Orange Verte from the two previous ones ?
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    What aspect or discernable note about the drydown made it go downhill fast; after the high volatility, citric, bio-identical-synthetics burned off ?

    Does it just completely flip character and go...
  56. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    Great analogy.
    But 1/4cup is pretty much how much peppercorn I put on every savory dish lol

    Also, in more important news, count me in as someone who does't at all dislike DHM when used behind...
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    Re: Best yuzu fragrance?

    I wouldn't say that is a great yuzu fragrance.
    I would say it is a classy Citrus/green fragrance.
    Would you really say the citrus aspect of this gets closer to true Yuzu than either Heeley's or...
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    Re: Best yuzu fragrance?

    This one is mostly delicious violet & white laundry musks with pleasant citric/lavender overtones. Yuzu isn't a player here.
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    Mefisto (mature Violet-leaf SMW)
    Nio
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    Re: What the hell did Armani do?

    agreed and I own and enjoy Special Blend, Essenza, and Profumo.

    This is crap, people. In the most beautiful flanker bottle and juice color. But those surface appearances in Absolu are dishonest....
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    Re: Best yuzu fragrance?

    I own the Heeley (yellow grapefruit dominant) and love it.
    And the issey Yuzu (designer citric bland)

    And neither captures actual Yuzu well.

    There is no great Yuzu fragrance yet.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    right. Persian especially.
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    Re: Eau de Citron Noir (2018) by Hermès

    Is the base super parched and "bone dry scratchy woody" as I expected given the description ? Or is the base still juicy and lemony ?
  64. Re: Have you seen the $800 bottle of Creed Green Irish Tweed?

    Was expecting something beautiful that was going to be hard to resist.

    Thankfully I didn't find such.
  65. Re: Hermes Rocabar Your Thoughts, Considering A Purchase On The Fence.

    Great unique winter/fall scent.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Stockists in chicago & NYC seem to have dropped this one.
    Does anyone else notice it's missing from their usual Amouage counters ?
    Perhaps a relaunch with different juices is in order ?
    (Since...
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    Re: *NEW* Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu (2018)

    Very underwhelmed by this one.

    I agree with others stating it doesn't have enough DNA from the series. Shame, as it may be the best looking Acqua Di Gio bottle.
  68. Amouage Cirrus Rasasi Boruzz Creed Jardin D'Amalfi Bond & Creed caps

    WTB:

    Dior Feve Delicieuse 4.2/8.4

    Amouage:
    Cirrus

    Rasasi Boruzz:
    Atheer Cambodia
    Jazeebiat Musk Al Tabriz
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    6 posts ? You're a shill most likely lol
    If you're the "expert consultant" who promised to deliver a better version of 16.....you succeeded on one thing.... the bottle color is better. Everything...
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    i disagree completely.

    18 is powdery and woody in the base, only "aquatic" up top. It's weaker, "rounder" much less "cooling/bracing", less salty. Pretty much all the aspects I loved about 16...
  71. Thread: Aventus for Her

    by DULLAH
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    Re: Aventus for Her

    It's weedy and snobby.
    Not a fan, nor is any girl I had smell it.

    Original Santal, VIW, SMW, and Acqua Fiorentina are the nearly universally successful creeds with girls 18-34
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    Re: Invictus Aqua 2016 vs 2018

    i can't speak for anyone else, but the 2018 simply isn't as good, it also isn't as strong.

    The best way to say it, is 2018 is just regular Invictus (with the dry woody note in base instead of...
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    my only gripe with 2016 Aqua was that it was still too sweet, too bubblegummy, although not as sweet/bubblegummy as original Invictus.

    WELL, they achieved that, an in doing so wound up...
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    Sad news, friends.
    They fumbled it.

    Not at all like 2016.
    2016 had such a strength/longevity to it for an aquatic.

    Basically 2018 is a watered down version of the regular Invictus, with lots...
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    Re: Invictus Aqua 2016 vs 2018

    Trying this one friday morning and will report back with comparison to 2016.,
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    So was 2016 Invictus Aqua made before the Puig takeover ?

    And what stage of the 2016, do you feel is most alike with the 2018 ? I liked many stages of 2016Aqua.
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    Re: NEW - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018)

    The note list indicates a difference in the heart/base ?

    The blue bottle versus frosted matte bottle might also indicate difference.
    Cant wait to hear if its even more salty ! lol
  78. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    28 sprays of OG Invictus Aqua today just to see how it holds up to cold damp air...
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    Re: NEW: Varvatos Artisan Pure

    I enjoyed the blue artisan and to some degree the original, but wished their performance was better. Is pure better performing than those two ?
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    Re: YSL KOUROS: The Complete Set Review

    Also, Inc sure I'm not the only one who has said this, but the medicinal/minty/musk/incense aspects of body kouros are without a doubt most certainly in Kouros Cologne Sport Eau D'Ete. Especially in...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS: The Complete Set Review

    http://fragranceshop.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Saint_Yves_KOUROS_Laurent_TONIQUE_ENERGIZING_2014.jpg

    Has anyone who owned many of the summer flankers smelled this newest tonique with the...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua discontinued already?

    Didn't like Invictus much
    Nor do I like darker Invictus intense

    Really liked Invictus Aqua, so bought 10 x 100ml bottles for $588 free shipping, since I wear 22-26 sprays when I wear it.
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    New Amouage Commercial !

    https://youtu.be/3vAqv2la84w
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    The surface profile is very similar but the structure is much more opaque and solid. Presence and sillage much stronger and longevity better. Also drydown less "plasticky". original ADG's drydown...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Yeah, "Rive Gauche Sport" is seriously what it smells like. Who this is aimed at? I know the pressers said 30-something, but LOL. This doesn't appeal to any of the women who smelled it on me the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    It really is very "old man" I can't believe why anyone would go nuts for this.

    Sour old man version of L'Anarchiste, doesn't smell like a billionaire, like Bois Du Portugal.
    Smells very common,...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Am I the first one to say this smells exactly like:

    "Caron L'Anarchiste L'Eau Sport" ?

    Seriously creed is lost.

    It's literally a worse, more boring, weaker "old man citrus/lavender" flanker...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Am I the first one to say this smells exactly like:

    "Caron L'Anarchiste L'Eau Sport" ?

    Seriously creed is lost.
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    Re: 'Too 10 Best Men's Fragrances by Tiff Benson

    She is certainly cute, so i give her fake personality more of a pass than if she were not, but I feel you. She over-inunciates and over-enthuses in an untruthful way, something like a girl who just...
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    Re: Amouage Myths or Figment.

    That is 100% not the case here dude.

    i have smelled tens of thousands of perfumes. Thousands of isolated aromachemicals. Thousands of strains of cannabis and their extracts. I eat primarily...
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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Depends on what region I'm living in for the rest of my life.

    But Creed most likely.
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    Re: NEW: Acqua Di Gio Profumo Special Blend

    LOL

    I agree Essenza is the star, but I don't think special blend or profumo are that far behind, like the original. At first sniff, i didn't want profumo, but with several wearings i eventually...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua Di Gio Profumo Special Blend

    If someone likes Essenza and profumo, and also likes scents that are slightly sweeter/fruitier than ADG, they will absolutely like Special Blend,. It's very similar but the extra sweetness and...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua Di Gio Profumo Special Blend

    Coke/boozy nuance is very slight. It's essentially ADG Profumo with a very slight oriental sweetness added. I like it.

    Original is most floral, most aquatic, and lightest.
    Essenza is the most...
  95. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    I have yet to meet one I've been truly impressed with.
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    Re: Amouage Myths or Figment.

    Myths because Figment is completely unwearable in all ways, unless we find a situation where we need to smell like a vacant lot overrun with weeds and urine, next to a cold greenhouse full of...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Bhutan ?
    More like Butane.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I do think that over the last 5+ years the house is spiraling downwards, but making lots of money while doing it. The days of them actually having superior texture, tasteful natural nuance, and...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    1. Who are you attempting to teach ? lmao
    2. Then avoid Figment man, it will make a significant portion of the populus think you apply lawn pesticides for a living.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    I thought the women's version was ok. I just scratched my head wondering who the hell bit their toungue on Figment man, when they clearly should have spoken up before it went this far.
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