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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    I just got Chergui for $53.25 from Fragrance Net during 25% off sale. Hard to beat that price for quality juice
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    No I have not. But Dzongha is on my list to try.

    While I know these two share no notes and are classified differently, my first impression of Timbuktu was that it reminded me of Egoiste.
    I did...
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    I am just getting a similar vibe, or aura of Egoiste. I am not saying they smell the same. However I do feel they are in the same "ballpark"
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    WOW! I am going to have to do some serious homework. I am very much taking this seriously as my inability to smell.
    I am baffled by the responses of " no similarities at all". Either I need to do...
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    Re: Anything close to Chanel Egoiste?

    Evidently in the other thread I started I am bat shit crazy and can't smell wine from vinegar.
    All kidding aside I stand by my nose.
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    Thank you for your advice. Maybe I just need nasal counseling or something. I hope a padded room is not on the horizon. I. We'd to do a side by side testing but my initial reaction was a very similar...
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    Re: Anything close to Chanel Egoiste?

    Funny I didn't see your post when I started my thread, but I think L'Artisan Timbuktu is pretty similar vibe. Actually a similar fragrance.
    It seems redundant to have both. But I will keep both and...
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    Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    I just blind bought Timbuktu. I know, I know. Blind buying =😱
    But the reviews, note breakdown and price on fragrancenet with 25% off I couldn't help myself.
    I have been in n a Vetiver kick/hunt...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Le Vetiver Carven edp
    I like it but seems light. Becomes a skin scent way too quickly. However it's still present and very nice at 10 hours
  10. Re: Know of any fragrances/brands that aren't commonly mentioned here? Come tell us what it is!

    Alt Innsbruck

    L'Erbolario
  11. Re: Mainstream but Oddball - Your favourite Out of the Ordinary stuff

    Forgot Gucci ph II and Rive Gauche. 2 very unique frags. Both kinda out in left field for designer frags
  12. Re: Mainstream but Oddball - Your favourite Out of the Ordinary stuff

    I will second bleu d'issey. Also Oscar for men and feragamo pour homme.
    Pretty unique in the designer world. Also bvlgari ph soir
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Timbuktu
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Terre d Hermes edt
    Chergui

    Already own Terre edp, wanted to try edt maybe for layering or just versatility
  14. Re: Are there any good designer tea-based fragrances that work at night?

    Bvlgari PH Soir is definitely suitable for night. Very sophisticated
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    Re: Disappointing mini-haul of blind buys :(

    You mentioned you sampled these on paper. You might change your mind about some of them if you actually gave them all a chance with a full wearing. Or at least a spray on your wrist and see how it...
  16. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    One surprisingly not mentioned is Dolce & Gabanna PH. Very nice smooth tobacco note.
    Also enjoy Havanna, & Avant Garde.
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Vermeil for men is a good one to add to your list.

    Also Oscar for men is a good one. Both of these can be found less than $20
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This thread seems to be a reformulation.
    Not at all like I remember it.
    Where can I find the original?
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    Re: Any nice Bay Rum Colognes?

    +1 for Arran Aromatics Bay Citrus. I wouldn't call it a bay rum fragrance, but the bay leaf note is very prominent. It has pretty good longevity 6-8 hrs.
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    My apologies for being a bit of a smart ass. Let's not get into name calling. Just pointing out there are 82 reviews in BN directory 77 are positive that is a good place to start if you want to see...
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    I don't think many people in this community have tried this one. Maybe you should and post your thoughts.
    Kidding. This is not a very obscure fragrance I'm sure you could find out something with a...
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    Egoiste
    Carven Homme
    Tiffany for Men
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    Re: EDB vs LNDLH

    If you want to smell good get either they are both fantastic. If you want to smell like other 15 year olds get something from AF. Or get ADG. Then you will fit into your age group quite nice.
  24. Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    - Where the heck is the vanilla? Is this like a Le Labo sort of thing, naming something with vanilla that actually doesn't smell like vanilla?
    - The incense, which I could smell, smelled very...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    HiM is easy to wear and a big crowd pleaser
  26. Re: when spraying on your chest under a t-shirt...can anyone smell you?

    Not to be crude, but if you pass gas in your pants can people smell it? You probably have 2 layers on. The answer is probably yes.
    I know it depends on the strength of the scent and weather you are...
  27. Thread: Tabac

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    Re: Tabac

    I think it has an old lady smell. IMHO
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    Re: Clubbing frag for 22 years old

    I'm going outside the list. Antonio Banderas Seduction In Black would be a good one.
    I received 2 compliments tonight while wearing this. And it won't hurt your wallet.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Try Juliette Has A Gun line. Most of their scents are centered around rose or has rose I. The notes.
    Very affordable and nicely packaged sampler set.
  30. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    Vermeil Homme. Look no further for beautiful, affordable tobacco
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    Re: Dry and rainy fragrance suggestions

    Bvlgari PH Soir works well for me on wet days.
  32. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    I never can decide on 3 lol. I just returned from Mexico and took along about 10- 12 samples and decants.
    Even that was tough to narrow down.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw a lot of gift sets rolled in at Marshalls. Nothing to note except maybe KC Signature.
    Also saw Issey Sport, but at $40 for 1.6 oz, cmon. They really have priced out of the discount market...
  34. Re: RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    I also enjoy Polo Red. It's a nice fragrance. It was a gift to me and I wear it as a casual scent to run errands or even for work.
    Sometimes the BN crowd is very anti "nice" scents. I don't know if...
  35. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Pinaud Bay Rum
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    What batch # was it? Could have been a bad batch
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme...Thoughts?

    I love it! A little short lived but for 4-6 hours it's a wonderful scent. I hope you enjoy.
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    Re: Batch & Longevity Issues for 1 Million

    I had a sample of this recently. Thought it was nice, but I too felt like after an hour or 2 it was very much a skin scent and not a projection monster. My wife agreed at the 3 hour mark she could...
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    Re: What to get - Assistance needed

    L'Erbolario Meharees
    Very nice caramel cookie

    Sorry, I meant Dolcelisir,
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    This!!
    Plus Lalique PH
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    Re: Cracked bottle help!

    Try gorilla tape or duct tape.
    But decanting is probably the way to go. There may be some scientific explanation of adhesive chemicals used in tape that might leach into the fragrance causing some...
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    I agree with no box. Takes too much room and not as pleasing to look at. Mine stay in a walk-in closet with light off for 23.75 hours a day so literally no light.
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    Re: Atelier Cologne

    I liked Ambre Nu
    Also liked Mistral Patchouli
    Vetiver Fatal
    Oolong Infini
    and the Rose
    But found these to be too much of skin scents.
    Didn't care for the Gold Leather or Silver Iris
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him

    I bought a gift set of NR last year 1.7 oz edt with shampoo.
    I was able to smell due to the packaging. I think I went back and forth for a week and sampled it once before finally buying it.
    It is...
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    Re: Best modern fresh fragrances?

    Lailique White
    Cereus #7
    Lanvin L'Homme Sport
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta
    Chopard Noble Cedar

    These are some of my favorite fresh scents
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    Re: La Nuit vs Spicebomb

    Thanks for the replies. Next time I try my Spicebomb sample, I will do a side by side with La Nuit.
    First time I wore SB, I thought there was a very similar vibe. But so far I am digging SB.
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    La Nuit vs Spicebomb

    Does anyone else find these 2 to be Similar enough that owning both would be redundant?
    I own YSL La Nuit and have been working through a sample of Spicebomb.
    And while I like it very much, I find...
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    Re: Designer Gourmands With Tobacco Notes?

    Versace The Dreamer
    I don't know if it's considered a gourmand
  49. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    As a fellow bartender, I tip my hat to you sir. I usually spray my wrists so that when I reach across the bar or hand them a drink someone may get a whiff of my SOTD. Sometimes it works and a...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Just curious where you are getting rose in CarvenHomme? I don't get any rose in this one nor is it listed as a note.
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Aside from some already mentioned, I am surprised nobody has listed Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme.
    To me this has a very nice pepper note.
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    Re: Cereus #7 - good stuff

    This is a go to spring/ summer/fall scent for me. Very enjoyable. A little linear, yes, but still complex. I think for $20 one could do a lot worse.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Ditto, + 1
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    Brut Dominant A/S

    Not sure if this is the right place to post, but this aftershave is a very close match to GPH II.
    Anyone looking to amp up projection or just find a nice A/S to accompany GPH II, this fits the...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Not sure where the naughty words were. And besides we are all grown ups. As long as someone is not swearing at somebody else, or you are letting your children read this, where is the harm. Lighten up.
  56. Re: Which 2 cheapys should I buy (Lanvin Homme Sport, Perry Ellis 360 Red or Carolina Herrera CH Men

    [QUOTE=tdwctdwc;3240066]Lanvin sport without a doubt.

    +1
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    Re: what would the sons of anarchy wear?

    Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses comes to mind.
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    WHAT?
    That sounds strange
  59. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    That was awesome. Top 10 Top 10. Hilarious stuff
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Glad I just picked up a bottle of edt last week 3.4 oz tester for $23 shipped.
    Smells wonderful.
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    Re: Muelhens 4711 disappointment,

    Yeah I sampled this at a discount store, there was an open box, and I left the store within 10 minutes and smelled my arm in the car. It was barely detectable. No place in my wardrobe for a fleeting...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lomani Black Intense. This one wowed me. For $20 this could easily cost $120.
    Cedar and Incense. Warm yet fresh. I can see this being a year round staple. I don't care what anyone compares this to...
  63. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    She tolerates. Rolls her eyes a lot. But doesn't really say anything.
    She never understands refreshing a fragrance or wearing something before bed.
    Nor does she appreciate overspraying.
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    Re: long lasting subtle cologne

    Bvlgari PH Soir
    +1 Gucci PH II
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Most used favorites recently

    Lomani AB Silver
    Bvlgari PH Extreme
    Guerlain Veriver
    Lomani Black Intense
    Lalique White
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    Re: Fall/Winter Scent For A Teen?

    Midnight in Paris would be a good one
    Ck One Shock
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    Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Try LIDG more cacao than LIDGE. Also easier to find.
    HM is nice citrus and chocolate.
    Emporio Armani Diamonds has a nice cocoa scent.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Midnight in Paris edt
  69. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    Lanvin L'Homme sport
    L'Essence de Cerruti
    Quorum Silver
    Aqua Quorum
    Lalique Homme (lion)
    Jil Sander for men
    Cerruti 1881 Black
    Ted Lapidus Altamir
    Perry Ellis 360 red or white
    Cereus #7, #...
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    Yea it is pretty powerful after the initial spray. But it does settle down nicely as you have found.
    You definately don't need to overspray with this, as it lasts and projects.
    Thanks for your...
  71. Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    I've never had a fragrance give me a headache. Usually it's stress or sinus.

    Rochas is a very nice gourmand frag. Well worth trying.
    You like vanilla and want affordable, try Altamir by Ted...
  72. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    These do not work as 'antiperspirants' but as a deodorant. They don't block the perspiration from coming through, you still sweat, they kill the bacteria from causing the sweat to create odor...I...
  73. Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    I just keep picturing Jerry Seinfeld, button down, jeans and sneakers.
    Not the best look.
    I wear casual loafers or driving mocs. Sometimes Chuck Taylor's.
    When the weather gets cold it's boots
  74. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    I have had good luck with Crystal. It's like an alum stick. No odor after 12 hours even when working outside.
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    Re: Proper Storage

    I keep mine on a shelf in walk in closet ( we have his and hers, so it is MY closet).
    Door stays closed,light off. I keep the floor vent open in summer and closed in winter.
    I have a digital...
  76. Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Chanel Allure Sport Extreme.
    It just smells good to me. Also garners many compliments.
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    Re: Spray placement for Power Houses

    Spray your wrists or forearms. Inner elbow works well too. Maybe try back of your neck.
    Anywhere where it won't be directly wafting up to your nose and overwhelming your smell.
    I like tops of...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Aug 2011
  79. Re: What's the #1 selling fragrance of all time?

    Somebody find an answer... I am dying to know.

    I would think Old Spice, Aramis, Polo, Cool Water, and Curve would be a good top 5 guess.
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    Re: Ridiculous sillage

    Maybe it was a 1 Million air freshener hanging from his review mirror.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I bought a tester in 2013. I have no idea when it was made.

    I spray one to the chest and one each side of neck. Put undershirt on and respray same spots 5 minutes later.
    This is pretty standard...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I wore LW yesterday to work. I work in a restaurant so food begins to be your scent. But 6 sprays and 8 hours later my wife hugged me when I got home and said "you smell nice"

    Nuff said.
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    This post was more about a small perfume house with a lovely vetiver fragrance for, I believe $16.
    Not a your favorite vetiver thread.
    But thanks for the info
  84. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Fruity tobacco that maintains a fresh feel. It becomes a little woody with sandalwood and musk while maintaining a fresh fruity vibe. Excellent longevity. It just seems like a well blended fragrance...
  85. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Feeling Man by Jil Sander. I had a mini of this and scored a 1.7 bottle on ebay for a decent price. I love this fragrance
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    I have the New Spice edt. It is nuclear longevity and projection. Gourmand with a caramel sweetness. Very nice in cold.
    I have samples of refined, aspect, and arimarse. None seemed to have lasting...
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    I have not tried GV so I have no reference. I would call it smoky yet bright.
    Encre Noir with a little sweetness added to it from neroli
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I tried Issey at a duty free shop once. And while not vile, I did go to the bathroom and scrub it off after about 10 minutes.
    I went back to spray something else for my 6 hour plane ride.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Wait a minute... Uh, what. I don't get it. Never mind. I'm confused
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    [QUOTE=dmckean44;3213714]I ordered a bottle earlier this morning. I figured I'll give it a try since it looks like a good value.[/
    I hope you enjoy. Thank you for giving it a shot.
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    You are welcome. I know I enjoy wearing this frag. I am surprised at the limited responses for this post.
    I hope somebody checks it out so the word can spread. The owner, Wendy, is fantastic. Great...
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    Re: So many Cereus Frags....

    I have a sample of 12. I thought I would let my wife try it but she is not so enthusiastic about fragrance.
    I thought I would gift in a trade someday or whatever. Now you have piqued my interest.
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    Re: So many Cereus Frags....

    I though 5 used to be 6. Now 6 is 5. Maybe I'm wrong.

    I have #s 5,7,11 &14. I love all of them. I am always tempted to buy 4 just to complete the set, but consensus reviews are it has serious...
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    Re: Recommend similar fragrances?

    Altamir by Ted Lapidus
    Cereus 14. Very good longevity but not good projection. Boozy scent
    Lanvin Arpege discontinued but still obtainable
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    Re: Havana by Aramis??

    I enjoy Havana but don't seem to reach for it often. It is a nice summer night fragrance, a bit heavy, but does give you the feeling of sitting in an open air bar with 85 degree temperature sipping...
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    Vetiver fans

    I urge you to try a fragrance from Saint Charles Shave. A lovely vetiver called Very V.
    You can order a sample for a few bucks or take the plunge and spend less than $30 for a full bottle.
    3...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Azzaro PH. I don't get the love for this.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I have no problem with longevity, 6-8 hrs with 4-6 sprays. It works very well in summer and autumn.
    I find it to be similar to Oscar de la Renta for men. This has more depth and not as linear as...
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    Re: Lomani AB Spirit Platinum

    How similar is Intense Black to Quorum Silver? I have QS and I read some thoughts that it was similar.
    If IB is a cedar bomb I may pass on it.
    I am interested in original AB Spirit. However if...
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    Re: Inexpensive but alluring summer fragrance?

    Lomani Silver Spirit
    And
    Lomani Platinum

    Both bottles are very wearable in summer. Versatile for year round.
    You will have change in your pocket from your $50
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