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  1. Re: Etat libre d'orange - Rien New bottle? Refomulation?

    Hi jarrod, i;ll try to post a pic if i can but its basically the classic 50ml bottle but with a shiney silver collar and a VERY heavy full metal chrome cap which is so hard to get off it actually...
  2. Re: Etat libre d'orange - Rien New bottle? Refomulation?

    Not sure if i can post the photo off my phone but i have already dropped Escentual an email about the bottle!
    Thanks for the help.
  3. Re: Etat libre d'orange - Rien New bottle? Refomulation?

    Thanks cacio! Thats interesting about their bottles changing i must have a very upto date bottle! I really wish i knew Rien better but as a first impression it just isnt overpowering at all :-S and...
  4. Etat libre d'orange - Rien New bottle? Refomulation?

    Hi everyone, random post here. Just bought a new bottle of Rien from escentual, but upon opening it has a shiny heavy metal cap instead of the classic sliver plastic ones. Rien is new to me so i...
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    Re: bottles you've broken?

    Years ago i took my D&G pour homme to work, went to the toilet, sprayed it and dropped it on the tiled floor lol. Smashed everywhere and stunk it out. I didn't even know how to react lol.
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    Re: spring daffodils?

    Bosque Humieck
  7. Re: An affordable version of Creed Selection Verte and Feulle Verte

    really not sure anything on youtube?
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    Re: What Amplifies a fragrance?

    Interesting! thank you, now it scares me to think how M7 + Joop can stink a room out with just a few sprays!! lol.
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    How so dude?
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    Re: The worst DHI vintage fake I've ever seen

    Am i going insane? what's wrong with it? :P
  11. Re: New launch from Comme des Garcons: Comme des Garcons Black

    I'm expecting the Black pepper to be the main accord :S hope its not, i like it but dont need another Marc jacobs!
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    Re: suggestion for the community

    I don't think i could even get my hands on 8-12 of any niche house lol, maybe an instore whiff but not enough juice to analyze and go into detail.
  13. Re: Comparison between Paul Smith man and Dior Homme

    Everyone's getting a little confused here, The original vintage Dior Homme is sometimes compared to Paul Smith Man which comes in the Black & yellow bottle not the Green one from years ago which was...
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    What Amplifies a fragrance?

    Hello all! Apologies if this has been asked before but i couldn't find too much on this.
    So lets say you have your fragrance blend but its sitting real close to the skin. Apart from maybe Iso E,...
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    Re: Joop! Homme Wild worth a buy?

    I didnt hate it just thought, hmm its ok, nothing special. Wouldnt say its blind buy worthy.
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    Re: Just found out Amen was reformulated in 2010

    I'll go with that, i always thought A*men was a K.O fragrance similar to JOOP homme or something, but i have to wear like 5 sprays at work. It smells the same just thinner and less projection, still...
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    Re: Pal Zileri Sartoriale

    Easily a good blind buy It's really not that bad at all, i do get the Gucci rush similarities but i think Azzarro visit is probably nearer.
    Sartoriale would be in my top 10 if only it lasted longer,...
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    Re: Alcohol-oil-water mixing

    Synthetics will mix fine just use Ethanol not vodka! If you literally just want to play with some essential oils, grab a bottle, and fill with about 20% oils and 80% alcohol. I cant say how many...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs / Privee collection

    Whilst your in Selfridges have a quick look for the Armani Prive collection too, Oud Royal and Cuir noir are lovely.
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    Re: Alcohol want mix with EO

    This should be in the DIY forum dude and you'll get loads off help from the pro's. I'm a beginner but i can only imagine it's got something to do with the water content at 50%?? Oils and water wont...
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    Re: DHI not what I expected

    I enjoy lots of gourmands and interesting fragrances but DHI just doesnt do it for me, i still can't get my head around why people want to smell like very strong make-up?? I sprayed some on my arm in...
  22. Re: Winter scent vs summer scent - opinions please

    Definitely no rules set in place for anything like this its 100% personal choice.
    Some of my most important memories relating to fragrances like "that summer you'll never forget" kinda thing...
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    Re: If you were to create a fragrance...

    Not too fussed about top middle bottom but i'd love a coffee fragrance that actually smelt like fresh ground coffee beans.

    Coffee, Tobacco, birch tar, Patchouli, Cedar, Benzoin, Dark...
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    Re: favorite ginger scent...

    Envy
  25. Re: "The price of a regular coffee. Yep, not even a cuppucino."

    Totally! the bottles are soooo needed cos thats the first thing you see on that shelf, then you smell it.
    On the flip side some bottles are tacky and disgusting and its the juice inside that...
  26. Re: "The price of a regular coffee. Yep, not even a cuppucino."

    I've been telling people this for years :) if you see past the marketing, the sexy bottle, the brand, the elaborate descriptions etc.
    It really is just alcohol and (mostly) synthetics, esp in the...
  27. Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    I've never read such an in-depth discussion about Iso E :D great stuff!
  28. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    Check out Demeter - Thunderstorm, seriously :)
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    Re: Marks & Spencer: Savile Row Inspired

    Yes gave it a whiff, its ok but they've definitely made better, not really my style. If you get chance in the bigger m&s stores check out all the french lines they're importing, i came across loads...
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    Re: Different smokes?

    Excellent thanks chris, i shall investigate! About the Birch tar.. if i used it what do you think would be the best way to maybe sweeten that up a bit and make it more pleasant? Would...
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    Re: fragrance ideas

    Loads of ideas for me, about 10 written down, only 2 attempted lol.
    Until i get my hands on all those little special bottles that make oils & alcohol smell phenomenal it's literally just a pipe...
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    Re: Different smokes?

    Very interesting! sounds about right. When i get the time i'll have to try it :)

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    I'll see if i can find some :) Thankyou.
  33. Re: what smells like angel men without the tar???

    lol, erm its a fragrance, nothing to worry about. Plus both of those are pretty much unisex esp New haarlem.
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    Different smokes?

    Hi everyone, long story short i have a little fragrance i'm working on which i want to be smokey, a little sweet and smooth like its been Tom forded lol. Does anyone know apart from cade and birch...
  35. Re: Pure Malt vs Pure Havane vs A Taste of Frag vs A*Men my two cents....

    I'd actually rate pure coffee at the bottom even though its a great scent, it just didn't live upto my expectations or the hype. It's kinda like a weaker A*men without the "tar" note.
    As for the...
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    Re: Replicate Gucci Envy (for fun)

    lol there could well be! Thats the official list from the web, im sure there's many other things added including the stuff that has to be on the box. If someone has all these oils (i'm a few short) i...
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    Re: Replicate Gucci Envy (for fun)

    Yep :)
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    Im no pro but Cade oil and Birch tar are seriously dirty, in a meaty smokey kinda way. Potent stuff!
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    Replicate Gucci Envy (for fun)

    This is just a fun posting, for the last year i've been playing around with essential/fragrance oils etc all the usual stuff and its got me thinking. If you took all the listed notes for envy plus a...
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Anytime guys i always like to help out :) I dont think any of them reminded me of spicebomb but speaking of V&R i sware the one reminded me of Antidote big time.

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    Also...
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Most of my collection is designer/niche but snobbery in the fragrance game is ridiculous, it doesnt matter who makes it long as it smells good. Thats the whole point.
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    Re: Truly different

    A*men - Taste of
    Gucci Envy
    Joop what about adam
    Dolce & gabanna pour homme (original)

    I think from experience all of these have stopped people in their tracks at some point to ask what im...
  43. Re: Overrated and Underrated Designer Scents on BN

    Overrated:

    Bleu de chanel
    LIDGE
    Terre Hermes

    Underrated:

    Boss bottled
    Amen - Taste of fragrance
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    Re: Tobacco fragrance recommendation

    Im sure there are loads out there but of the ones i have tried, pure havane is nice after about 30mins when the cherry phase passes on my skin i get nothing but straight up sweet tobacco for hrs.
    ...
  45. Re: My wife LOVES Creed Aventus, but it's getting a bit common here - alternatives?

    Definately struggling to think of an alternative/similar, but warm/fruity/sweet = Pure Malt. Woody/masc/citrus = Platinum Egoiste

    Worth a sniff.
  46. Re: Not sure what scents I like - colognes and arabian perfume

    Givenchy Pi is mostly a sweet Vanilla type fragrance (technically its mostly benzoin and tonka but lets keep it simple) :)
    Hermes is quite a dry feeling woody fragrance with mostly orange and...
  47. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    I try to sample everything before i buy a full bottle, had i not, Bleu de Chanel and Dior Homme would have been the biggest disappointments ever considering the hype.
  48. Re: No wonder my Gucci Envy for Men doesn't last... (FAKE)

    Damn i didnt know such bad fakes were in circulation for Envy at the moment, what a shame.
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    Re: Gucci Envy for Men - acceptable price range?

    Last time i bought a bottle off ebay i paid £60 for 100ml, im not sure i'd wanna go much above that.
    As for people selling it at ridonkulas prices on ebay, leave them to it i'd kick myself for...
  50. Re: Reformulations ~ Which are acceptable ? Which are not ?

    The 3 that scare me the most are D&G Homme, Armani Homme and Kouros.
    Even though im not really a fan of Kouros my uncle who passed away had a really old bottle in his wardrobe which i remember the...
  51. I love this article well done for doing it, i've...

    I love this article well done for doing it, i've only tried a few at my local pound shops and they're all err interesting... lol. I have come across some funny ones though like 99p versions of 1...
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    Re: Tobacco/smoke help

    Awesome :-) some great advice there guys I'll look even more into that tobacco absolute!
    How would you actually say it smells though? What's the closest thing it reminds you of? Just so I have an...
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    Tobacco/smoke help

    Hello there just wondered if anyone has some knowledge on this? For fun I'm just starting to work on a coffee based fragrance but want to back up the coffee notes with a cigarette tobacco and if need...
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    Re: D & G Pour Homme Olfactory Fatigue?

    Could be the juice, this stuff for me is really heavy and long lasting, i smell it all day.
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    Re: Back to basics: Armani eau pour homme

    Oddly this was the first fragrance i ever bought back in 1996 far too grown up for me but i still really liked it.
    I thought i was going mad but i recently purchased a 100ml and it just feels like...
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    Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Absolutely, this is the same for me and couldnt agree more, plus its one of the 1st to irritate my nose in while, it seemed pretty sharp.
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    Re: D&G The One for Men at £15 for 100ml...

    oh no my secret shame :P came across these about 6 months ago, yes Homme is a dead ringer for 1 million but half the world is still wearing that at the moment :D Keep your eyes peeled in Next and M&S...
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    Re: Signature Gold by Next

    Its pretty much a clone of Black XS minus some of the woodyness. There are some great alternatives in stores, i like Definition by Next which is really similar to La nuit de l'homme.
    If you can get...
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    Gucci PH is a tricky one to replace, i have Dirty English, Tommy bahama and CDG and none of them hit the spot but the nearest i think would be Tommy bahama as it still has that real dry cedar feel....
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    Re: A*men thierry mugler taste of fragrance

    Wow awesome question, thought i'd reply seen as i own 3 bottles of the stuff lol ;)
    Basically in a nutshell, its a huge leap, its massive. Usually people trawl through loads of fragrances over the...
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    Savon du midi - Vetyver, fragrance?

    I just wondered, has anyone ever smelt this Soap? Its a beautiful Vetyver, dry, ashy and smokey.
    If so can you think of a fragrance that smells just like it? Sycomore is almost there but its not dry...
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    Re: Angel Men/A*Men

    Complete 180, even within a few weeks, sprayed it in store thought it was gross, didnt get it.
    Something made me go back to it though and want to smell that smell again, i got testers and wore it...
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    Re: Favorite bottle design

    Not a fan of the juice but Dior's Pour homme bottles are pretty cool. Gucci PH also!
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    Poll: Re: whats your favorite soap ?

    Savon Du midi - Vetyver. Best thing ive ever smelled.
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    Re: First ever blind buy! Karl Lagerfeld...

    Believe me theres prob more out there than you think, dont be fooled by the bottle either, most "dark" fragrances are just made to look "dark" somehow they dont really smell it. Look out for oud...
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    Re: Is it safe to say the king of gourmands is

    I dont think i've come across the King! Most just arent 100% there yet. LIDGE isnt sweet enough.
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    Re: First ever blind buy! Karl Lagerfeld...

    Hate to say it but i really didnt like it, i had a sample and found it far from woody, just a generic tangy fruity musky smell.
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    Re: Pure Havane is....

    haha, watch ebay sales drop now lol
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    Pure Havane is....

    Back on the Mugler store UK site for all you people who love it! :vrolijk_26:
    Personally i couldnt give a hoot LOL, but thought you might like to know :wink:

    BYE!
  70. Re: Whats going on? Theres no discussion about 212 men? please help me decide with this!!

    My 2 cents :) 212 is a lovely fresh but slightly woody Summer scent, lemony/cut grass blast with a kinda unique smell. Most people can tell what it is cos its not your run of the mill aquatic.
    ...
  71. Re: Article: Armani open Privé boutique in Selfridges and launch 'L’Or du Désert' version of Rose d'

    I'm so glad Selfridges Birmingham has been selling these too! Otherwise i'd so have to visit :)
    for me there's about 3 out of the line i absolutely love.
  72. Re: Please suggest few good Violet leaves frags..!

    Easily Gucci PH 2. Im pretty sure Body Kouros has some too.
  73. Re: My obsession with Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch...

    Not sure where your from but its also very hard here for me to sample Fierce, its almost like it doesnt exist. I luckily bought a 30ml bottle off a guy form here blind and its a lovely scent. Smells...
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    Re: Which Frag do you have the most bottle of??

    3 bottles of Envy and
    3 bottles of A Taste of.
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    Re: My first day with Encre Noire

    It's in my OK list, i like it but dont wear it very often and once its empty wont bother buying again. Its not what i was expecting, i dont really get a real smokey tone like some fragrances, it...
  76. Re: What was the best Dolce & Gabbana perfume you ever used?

    D&G - Pour Homme the original mix. Never purchased another D&G but tested them all. Nothing smells as good as it really.
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    Re: A&F 1982 red, blue, yellow?

    Awesome that'd be great, I'm sure they're nothing special but ya never know! The blue one appeals to me the most.

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    Any luck? :-)
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    A&F 1982 red, blue, yellow?

    Just wondered if anyone had smelt these, i know they're probably not incredible but cant find a thing on them??

    THanks!
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    Best Unisex designer scents?

    Hi everyone just wanted some thoughts on this, what would you say are some of the best designer unisex fragrances? They can be super cheap or in chanel territory.
    As a rough idea im suggesting...
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Get your butt to a House of Fraser i've been in 2 recently and they have it in!
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Beautiful! :-)
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    I pretty much see it as a bad thing yeah, i would have preferred it to come back on sale but via the Website only cos then you pretty much guarantee its only gonna be guys like us tracking it down...
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    Re: favorite dry (non-sweet) fragrannce

    Givenchy pour homme, crisp and dry woody vetiver.
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Awesome thanks mate, I've been waitin for it to hit house of Fraser, heard it shouldn't be long now.
    How much was it off the shelf? :-)
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    Re: What do you think of Thierry Mugler's B Men?

    Not bad at all, if anything it reminds me of Lanvin Arpege with the sweet anise/licourice thing goin on. Another nice autumn/winter scent.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Pure malt
    A taste of
    Gucci PH 1
    Gucci Rush
    Givenchy Pour Homme

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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Cadbury, aero bar, crunchie! Some very brit sweets going on there :D Im starting to feel at home lol.
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    Re: My initial take on Pure Leather

    I do get leather from it but its pretty terrible, i really do think theres batch problems going on though. I have several testers and some just smell like A*men and some have a harsh blast of plastic...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee

    I would have thought its not making a comeback unless theyre keeping an eye on ebay. The main reason they're making pure malt a permanent release (for now) is basically to cash in, apparently they...
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    Re: Some Like it Dry

    The Dryer ones in my collection are the usual suspects.

    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Gucci Rush
    Tommy Bahama
    Terre d'hermes
    Givenchy Pour Homme
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Wkd! :)
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Well for £10 theyre not gonna be Nasomatto quality lol, theyre a good strength though.
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    Re: NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Yeah pretty lame edp from topman lol, more like cologne strength if that.
    These seem to last ages I could easily smell it the next day on my clothes.
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    NEXT (uk) Selling their own EDP...

    Just a heads up for anyone who hasnt come across these, i personally think they're fantastic!
    A range of 3 Eau De Parfum's from Next,

    Vetiver & Guiacwood
    Bergamot & Oakmoss
    Neroli & Black...
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    Re: New to the world of cologne

    Hmm cool post, welcome to it! :D
    Thinking back to how i got into it without even realising, i'd have to say visit a department store. It's probably one of the best things you can do, sample as many...
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    Re: Help me pick out my fall/winter fragrance!

    I'd go with Boss Bottled, its a great winter scent i received it for xmas in 2000 for the 1st time and it fits great.
    You get a lot of notes with a mix of clove, cinnamon, vanilla, apple, and...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Yeah i never really believed people about how much Mugler's batches can vary, but its happened with "taste of" and pure leather. The tester on the shelf i used i went home smelling like a roasted red...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Most def batch variations going on, even in my samples. Ive got about 7 and 2 smell very gentle and sweeter the other 5 are that opening blast of harsh leather (which i hate) Its certainly not gentle...
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    Re: Caramelized sugar/ caramel for men

    A*Men or the leather A*Men have a serious sugar caramel hit, slightly cloying though.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    2x Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of :D got it at a seriously reduced price. On me i get sweet cherry and chocolate, yum.
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