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  1. Re: Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme 1999 >> HAS THIS BEEN REFORMULATED ?

    I bought a bottle from Beauty Encounter not long ago and according to the batch code it was manufactured in 2012. I've never tested it before but this seems like great stuff regardless.
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    Re: Vintage Le Male and Dior Sauvage Extreme?

    Where did you buy this vintage Le Male tester?
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    Re: Does anyone like Polo Sport?

    I remember my cousin had this one in 1998 and 1999 and it smelled really strong. Recently I sprayed this one on a card at a department store and it smelled nothing like I remembered it. Reformulation...
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    Re: Do you mix scents?

    I usually mix fragrances when at home, never going out somewhere. When I go out of the house I stick with one fragrance but when I'm at home, sometimes I mix up fragrances just because I'm bored but...
  5. Thread: fresh fougere?

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    Re: fresh fougere?

    Would Narciso Rodriguez for Him fit the bill?
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Gag: P.S. by Paul Sebastian
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    Re: Recommendation for a novice

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
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    Re: The Perfect 12 Rotation

    I'll admit I haven't tried any of those fragrances. However, I recommend Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Amazing fragrance all around.
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    Re: Classic/Timeless Scents Worth Getting?

    Zino - Davidoff
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    Re: What to wear for nightclubs?

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him so you can stand out from the other guy clones and actually be taken seriously.
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    Re: 18 and need new colognes

    You're 18 so it's time to move up and try some serious stuff. Go get yourself a 1.7 oz. bottle of Narciso Rodriguez for Him on Amazon for $30 and thank me later.
  12. Re: Serge Lutens Arabie - the grown up version of V&R Spicebomb ?!?!

    Fille en Aiguilles sounds wonderful. So it you had to choose between Fille en Aiguilles and Arabie, which would it be, and why?
  13. Re: Serge Lutens Arabie - the grown up version of V&R Spicebomb ?!?!

    I have Ambre Sultan and Chergui and looking to maybe buy one more Serge Lutens. Should I roll the dice on Arabie as my last Serge Lutens purchase, or do you feel that besides Ambre Sultan and Chergui...
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    Re: If a scent is discontinued, how much is enough?

    Personally, I have gotten backups of a few fragrances that are either discontinued or I fear will be discontinued or even reformulated. I feel that stockpiling many bottles of one fragrance will lose...
  15. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    They may think that but sometimes a woman cares and wants a guy that needs her even if he is an alcoholic with issues but deeply loves her. Have you seen all of these beautiful European women, mostly...
  16. Re: Serge Lutens Arabie - the grown up version of V&R Spicebomb ?!?!

    Why on earth does Serge Lutens classify their scents as either male or female when they're clearly unisex? If this is like Spicebomb, a man's fragrance, then why on earth is it classified as a...
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    I promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore fragrances but this is a good price. Wish it was priced the same as Angel Men then maybe I would have bought it.
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    Re: Need suggestion for a wedding?

    Why even go to the wedding if you don't like the people there? What's the point? If you really want to keep people away either don't go or go without showering for a week. Let us know how it turns...
  19. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Looking at my collection I will have to go with Narciso Rodriguez for Him. It's just so versatile and I can even see myself wearing it in the warmer weather if applied properly. I have a backup 50 ml...
  20. Thread: Macys Experience

    by Ronin
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Anyone can wear anything. Who cares. I know a famous person that uses toilet paper. It's just a fragrance. Where what you want. She's probably referring to some celebrity that was advertising the...
  21. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Yeah, I'm bitter in some ways but that's just how I perceived the world. Wish I was more passive and didn't allow things to bother me so much. I blame it on a bad childhood.
  22. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    I'm saying that men aren't respected these days. When they try to wear cologne and look good they're automatically labeled as metrosexual. Back in the 70s and 80s when men tried to look good there...
  23. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Men don't care about perfume. Women wear perfume because in this country they learn that since they have boobs and a vagina they can do and wear as they please without bending to the same rules that...
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    I've only tried Ambre Sultan and Chergui. Both I own in my collection and enjoy.
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    Re: Buying fragrances online

    Beauty Encounter, "ships and sold by Amazon.com," FragranceX are all legitimate and those are the places I most recommend. Fragrancenet has been a mixed bag for me since some of their stock was...
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    Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I don't dislike it but I've grown tired of it. When I first tried it back in 2008, I loved it but since then I got everything I could get out of the fragrance and there's just no reason for me to own...
  27. Thread: Clean fragrances

    by Ronin
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    Re: Clean fragrances

    Try Aura by Jacomo. It can be found for dirt cheap.
  28. Re: Christian Dior makes spelling mistakes on their bottles

    Looks fake as heck and not only because of the mispelling.
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    Re: Reccommendations for a Vanilla-lover please? :)

    Costume National 21
  30. Re: Recent Blind Buying Spree, Please Rate My Haul!

    Where did you buy these? These prices are really good.
  31. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    How does the current formulation of Kouros smell like in comparison to the other reformulations? I hate reformulations so bad but then again I understand there are regulations and the same...
  32. Re: Recent Blind Buying Spree, Please Rate My Haul!

    I have 24 Gold and it's nice stuff. I also recommend 24 Platinum. Here are some more affordable suggestions that can be bought from Amazon for cheap. be sure you're buying from Amazon themselves:
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Dude, you're 28. You're not that young despite what society is trying to tell you. Wear what you like. For all you know you've lived more than half your life already.
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    Re: Help to the newbie :)

    Fuel for Life - Diesel
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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    Re: Is this a legit bottle?

    Don't buy fragrances on eBay. There are too many fakes out there and I would be surprised if their feedback is real since even feedback can be fabricated. Just stick with legitimate sources online....
  36. Re: I started on a "find a signature scent" journey about 2 years ago..

    Right now I've decided against blind buys. Instead I've stocked backup bottles for the ones I really like in fear of them getting discontinued, or worse yet, reformulated. It would be nice to cut...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    Let's just say Chergui is considered a safe blind buy compared to Ambre Sultan.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    Hi, Beauty Encounter has it for a similar price and that's where I got mine so I can confirm I got a good bottle. Amazon also has it for $63. As for a blind buy, that's hard to say. I had trouble...
  39. Re: I started on a "find a signature scent" journey about 2 years ago..

    I don't think anyone should have a signature scent because that would require you to only have one fragrance that you wear and that's just not possible for most people. I like some fragrances more...
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    Re: Fragrance stands in malls?

    Even Ambre Sultan is $63 on Amazon. I bought mine for the same price from Beauty Encounter. No way it's worth $130 though and these discounters know it.
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    Re: Fragrance stands in malls?

    I know many sellers out there sell fakes but sites like FragranceX, Beauty Encounter and Amazon themselves are highly discounted for some fragrances and they're all the real deal. eBay is one site I...
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    Re: Fragrance stands in malls?

    Yeah, there are too many other legitimate sources out there these days to even bother with these mall stores. I don't even want to walk in the perfume store they have at the mall because I don't...
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    Re: Fragrance stands in malls?

    Well, I was also going to write, "shady people or just people doing exactly what the shady people in charge of the operation told them to do." The people working the stands may not be shady people...
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme !!!

    Why on earth was this gem discontinued?! It was so nice.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I also saw the Vetyver Blanc and the Oud & Rose. They were placed in the women's section so if anyone is looking for it then you should check there. I was interested in the Oud & Rose but there...
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    Re: LEONARD HOMME 2008 - Anyone tried it yet ?

    I saw this one on Beauty Encounter and the bottle definitely caught my eye. That's where you should buy it if anyone is interested. I've had nothing but positive experiences so far with Beauty...
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    Re: Fragrance stands in malls?

    I would avoid them. The people running any stands are shady. Just a sleazy operation all around.
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    Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP for under $40.00USD

    I was close to blind buying the EDP but went against it because so many people have mentioned it smells too feminine and the last thing I need is a blind buy gone bad. I've had a ton of those already.
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    Poll: Re: The best niche is...?

    I have Chergui and it's a bit overrated. I think some people have hinted at a possibly reformulation so even niche fragrances aren't immune to such changes. My bottle is supposedly produced in 2013...
  50. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    Totally agree. This is made especially worse when that person is trying to act sympathetic while flaunting their good fortune and well-being. Wearing a fragrance falls in this category too. The...
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    Re: What to expect from T.M. B*Men?

    Such a shame this was discontinued. A wonderful fragrance from beginning to end that has different stages to its development that truly takes you on an olfactory journey.
  52. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    Why even wear anything at all with such a job? Wear a fragrance at home to unwind or the weekends when you're not delivering bad news to people. It's rather offensive to be around someone that is...
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    Re: Struggling with the classics

    These so-called classics have probably been reformulated so many times that they're a shadow of their former selves. Even fragrances that are less than 10 years old get reformulated so imagine...
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    When I was new to the hobby I found the book amusing but I've come to realize it's rubbish and just a disorganized mess of a book by two people whose opinions really shouldn't hold any weight. I'll...
  55. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    You wouldn't happen to be a Kouros fan, would you?
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    Re: Who buys niche perfumes and why?

    Those that get into niche perfumes on average are most likely snobs in one area or more in their lives. I have been in this hobby since 2008 and have only sampled a handful of niche fragrances and...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 14, 2014

    ScentStory 24 Gold
  58. Re: The rumors of Gucci Pour Homme II's discontinuation have been greatly exaggerated

    I also saw this at a department store but that doesn't mean they're still being made. There is a high chance that it can be discontinued. Burberry London is also widely available but it can still be...
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    Re: Looking for a new citrus to try

    +1 on L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
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    Re: Is This Gucci Envy genuine or fake?

    Ok, I Googled some images and there may be two different versions of this with two different bottle designs. I was used to the other bottle design but this one may very well be a re-release with a...
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    Re: Is This Gucci Envy genuine or fake?

    That looks highly suspect and fake.
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    Re: Joop! Homme wild...anyone try it?

    I know everyone has different opinions about different fragrances but I think the main issue may be either formulation differences or a bad bottle. For example, I bought Versace Dreamer from Amazon...
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    You should like it. It's fresh and delightful. Nothing original but that's not a bad thing because all that counts is that it's cheap and it smells great! For $15 for a 3.3 oz. bottle this is a huge...
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    I agree with Lanvin Avant Garde being a great choice. I have some other fragrances coming in the mail so maybe I'll add them to the list but as of right now:

    Burberry London can be found for $30...
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden - WOW!

    For $260 for a 50 ml bottle, this better be good!
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    Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    Welcome back! You have one of the most killer collections out there so hope you can write more reviews!
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    Re: Is Legend by Michael Jordan under rated?

    This has plenty of good reviews on Basenotes and Fragrantica so in that sense it's not underrated. It's actually becoming quite overrated.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Yes, dry and musty. I oversprayed this one and my dad said to him it smelled like hay because of its dry and musty quality.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Beauty Encounter is where I bought my 3.4 oz. bottle of Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme and I like it very much and would recommend people buy it there. I've received some bad stock from Fragrancenet...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I made the mistake of overspraying this one and I really have a hard time with this now. Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme is a more wearable and versatile version of Costume National Homme.
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    Re: What is the best way to 'train' your nose?

    I don't bother picking up notes because most often I don't know what the heck I'm smelling and only care whether it smells good or not. The notes of a fragrance rarely interest me and I either just...
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    Re: Joop! Homme wild...anyone try it?

    That's one thing I dislike about this hobby is the possibility of getting bad juice. I got a few bad juice from Fragrancenet and that's why I don't recommend them and even bad juice from Amazon...
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday , February 9, 2014😃

    Michael Jordan Legend
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I don't have any favorites but I'll just list some successful blind buys for me. I still have some more blind buys that I have yet to receive in the mail so perhaps I'll update this list:

    Avant...
  75. Re: Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    Which country is this shop located? Sounds awesome.
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    Re: Successful blind buy ;-)

    I was going to blind buy Joop Wild but kept going back and forth with the decision. I'm still on the fence because of the mixed reviews. Then again, some of my favorite fragrances have a ton of bad...
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    Re: Scents any fragrance collector MUST have

    Have a look at my collection to get some ideas.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    What more do you want to know? It obviously has been tampered with and most likely not the original juice.
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    Kenzo Jungle Homme. :tongue:
  80. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    Good to hear you received an authentic Vera Wang for Men fragrance from the other seller.
  81. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    With all the stuff that is floating in the air anyway you may as well spray on your hair. Try it if you can but if not then spraying on clothes is just as good. Spray on the front of your clothes and...
  82. Re: Extremely Hot summer. Leave some suggestions please!

    Aura for Men by Jacomo
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    Re: Are My YSL M7s From INDIA FAKE? (Please Help!)

    I've never owned any of these fragrances but it definitely looks authentic to me just based on how the box and bottle looks. Everything seems perfect. Why did you suspect it was fake in the first...
  84. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    Have you tried overspraying this and spraying on clothes and hair for better longevity? I imagine on the skin only it may lack longevity.
  85. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    Errrr, eBay? Why not buy it from someplace like Amazon directly and not the other sellers on there or Beauty Encounter where you know it's 100% real? I really hate eBay when it comes to fragrances.
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    Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Do you mean the flask bottle is the old formulation?
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    Re: (2014) A New Year and a Fragrant Resolution

    I agree about appreciating what you have. With my humble 30 bottle collection this is more than enough for me. I'm sure as the months go by I may start getting rid of a bottle here, a bottle there....
  88. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    It's not dated at all and remains a fine and refined fragrance. I don't think it's too strong but it still has present sillage. I think you should go for it. It's way better than the fragrances...
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    Re: Rick Owens Fragrance (Francis Kurkdjian)

    I have no idea who Rick Owens is but if Francis Kurkdjian is creating a fragrance for his line then I'm all for it! It looks like they're really going all out with this fragrance and I can't wait to...
  90. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    We may not agree and see eye to eye on Fleur du Male but we certainly do with Jungle Homme!
  91. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    I think Fleur du Male may be one of those fragrances that women enjoy more so on average than men. If you want to catch the attention of women then Fleur du Male is definitely a worth candidate in...
  92. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    Yeah, I mean, fragrances aren't to be taken seriously and one person's trash is another person's treasure. I can definitely see why some people would be put off by Fleur du Male for the same reasons...
  93. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    Fleur du Male by Jean Paul Gaultier 10!

    Ok, 9.5 because there's no such thing as a perfect fragrance but I just adore this stuff in today's weak sillage and weak strength world of mainstream...
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    Re: Need some suggestions - AGAIN!

    Costume National Homme is potent stuff and in no way should be used during the warmer weather. I recommend Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme over Costume National because both share similarities but...
  95. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    Good to hear! If that Vera Wang is not genuine be sure to press the seller in refunding your money!
  96. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    Let us know what you think of Givenchy Insensé Ultramarine. This one seems interesting.
  97. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    It's hard to find in Spain? I thought you guys had everything. Have you tried buying online? Beauty Encounter has it and I believe they ship worldwide. They're based in California. Even with the...
  98. Re: Made some blind buys. Rate my haul. (New to base notes)

    I've never heard of AllFragrancesOnline. If anything I'm sure you can press them and demand a refund if it is fake. Maybe you can post some pictures of it if you have doubts on here and people will...
  99. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    No harm, as long as you enjoyed it then it shouldn't matter to whom it is marketed to. Now all you need to do now is try Jungle Homme!
  100. Thread: Kenzo Jungle

    by Ronin
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    I believe that's the women's version. :cheesy:
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