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    Re: Penhaligons english fern

    English Fern smells like you wasted yourself with a green smelling soap, and then forgot to rinse it off. If you don't like the smell of green soap, then this one will not work for you. It does not...
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    Re: Acier Aluminium longevity

    Mine is very potent. I can get 6-8 hours out of it. Very strong smell of over ripe bananas with a metallic nerve running through it. Not a complement getter.
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    Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    Czech and Speake 88 - "you smell like Grandma's house"
    YSL Jazz - "Sorry son, but could you please sit on the other side of the table"
    Fahrenheit - "Please do not ever wear that again. You stink"...
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus.

    Hell Yes. Good stuff.
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    Re: Original Vetiver Clone

    Mugler Cologne. Macy's had 10.2 oz bottles of it for $75 last Christmas. The first ten minutes smell remarkably like OV. Muller cologne doesn't last anywhere near as long as OV, but as a lower...
  6. Re: What are your thoughts on Profumum Roma - Acqua e Zucchero?

    It smells like cotton candy to me. It isn't my cup of tea at all, but I could see a much younger guy rocking this stuff, especially at a club. It has the usual Profumum Roma quality, projection and...
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    Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    Kouros does smell like the urinal cakes at Penn Station in New York. There is a perfumed dried urine vibe about it. But, it can also be quite beautiful after a half hour or so. The key is to not...
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    Re: bleu de chanel edt...worth the money?

    Bleu is a reliable, flexible scent that works in almost any situation. It is also a complement-getter. I think it is worth the money.
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    Re: Flankers... when ideas run out?

    You can't blame a firm for expanding its product line, and doing this by leveraging the reputation of an existing brand. It is a lot easier and cheaper to get market share this way.
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    Re: Best Profumum Roma fragrance for men?

    I hear you. With one or two sprays being more than enough to last for 12-20 hours, to me the price is justified. My 100ml bottle will likely last me for the rest of my life, or until it goes bad. ...
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    Re: This is uncanny - Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    To me they are nearly identical for about 10-15 minutes, then Mugler cologne turns synthetic and unpleasant. I don't like the dry down at all. Original Vetiver is better in every way except the...
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    Re: CARNAL flower Alternative?

    I've not found another scent quite like it. It smells like when you open the refrigerator door at the florist: that burst of fresh green and roses. The Eucalyptus in the opening is amazing, and...
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    Re: Best Profumum Roma fragrance for men?

    I have three of them. Antico Caruso, Acqua di Sale, and Acqua Viva, but I've smelled the entire line. To me, Antico Caruso is the best. Arso is very good too, but it didn't work on my skin, so I...
  14. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    I have three of them:

    Acqua Viva - Best, longest lasting lemon scent I've ever encountered.
    Antico Caruso - Excellent almond barbershop scent. Take Le Male and amp up the quality tenfold. One...
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur Cooling Sensation

    Thanks for the tip on Jasina. :)
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    Geranium Pour Monsieur Cooling Sensation

    I'm in Singapore on business and I wanted a scent to supplement the two that I brought with me, so I picked up a bottle of Geranium Pour Monsieur. I sprayed two shots on my chest and ... wow... ten...
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    Re: Marine-based Scents Question

    If you want something that smells like the sea, then please give Acqua di Sale by Perfumum Roma a try. It smells like the beach on a grey, windy day in autumn. Wet and salty with an algae backbone.
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    Re: Current State of Chergui?

    Chergui is a solid addition to any collection. Tobacco, honey, hay, and POWDER. I don't wear it all that often, but I'm happy to have it in my collection. It is a fairly safe buy.
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    If you like Cool Water, and want a much higher quality version of it that would be appropriate for any situation, then I recommend Creed's Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: New member with Kouros question

    It does kind of smell like the men's restroom at Penn Station in NY. That being said, that isn't all that it smells like. I like Kouros; especially in hot weather. I know that I'm probably in the...
  21. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    I enjoy Alfred Sung Homme. 100ml for $16 at TJ Maxx. Excellent winter fragrance. Be sure to go easy on the number of sprays.
  22. Thread: Winter Cologne

    by bejahu
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    Re: Winter Cologne

    My favorite winter men's perfumes are:

    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    YSL Opium EDP
    Czech & Speake Spanish Cedar
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Epicea (when it is snowing outside)
    Amouage...
  23. Re: Your Top 10 favorite scents with SPORT in the name ?

    I like Hugo Boss Sport. The original one in the green bottle. It is by far my favorite Boss perfume.
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport is also very nice.
  24. Re: Similar or better alternative to Pino Silvestre Original / Agua Brava

    Check out Creed Epicea. It is one of the very best pine scents that I have encountered.
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    Perfumum Roma Acqua Viva
    Roja Dove Neroli Extrait

    Both are exceptionally good citrus fragrances that last 8-10 hours.
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    Re: Sartorial doesn't perform on my skin

    Sartorial is an excellent work scent for me. Just the right amount of projection, and it lasts all day. Try spraying a little on your clothing if you need a little more longevity.
  27. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    Castille is my favorite for summer.
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    Re: why the hate on Calvin Klein Euphoria

    It gives me a terrible headache whenever I used to wear it. There is some weird metallic chemical in it that I just cannot tolerate. I ended up giving my bottle away.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sprayer

    I like the sprayer. It sprays a fine mist, so I too tend to use a little more than I probably should. It is concentrated stuff. Neroli Extrait is my favorite from this house. Even though it is a...
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    The best Pine-based scent I've ever smelled is Epicea by Creed. I'll add another vote for Pino Silvestre - very nice pine scent, especially for the money.
  31. Thread: Gothic

    by bejahu
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    Re: Gothic

    Lalique Encre Noir
    Montale Dark Aoud

    Are two of my dark favorites.
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    Re: Kouros without the civet

    It is the most recent one. I just bought it yesterday. Funny thing. I was just leaving my hotel room here in Singapore. Sprayed a healthy shot of Kouros onto my chest. As I walked to the...
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    Re: Aventus and an office environment

    One thing that I notice with Aventus, is that very quickly my nose gets tired and I don't smell it anymore. But, then my colleagues say they can smell me from five feet away. Be VERY careful with...
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    Kouros without the civet

    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased my first bottle of Kouros, and I'm very impressed. It is a beautiful fragrance with a magnificent dry down. The only challenge I have with wearing it is the...
  35. Re: Which Creed Fragrance Smells Most Like it's Name Suggests?

    Green Valley smells like a green valley
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    Re: Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I'm in NYC tomorrow on business, and will try to drop by Barneys.
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    Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    Hi everyone,

    I adore the tobacco scent in Chergui. Not too strong, not too soft. It is a delight. What I can't seem to get past is that powdery smell - is it Iris? Can you please recommend a...
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    I very much like Bowling Green. A wonderful, if under appreciated, green scent.
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    Re: Summer Creeds Question

    All are very nice for the summer. My favorite summer Creed Fragrance though is Original Vetiver. It smells wonderful in the heat and humidity.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Green Valley is my "go to" sunny spring day fragrance. it smells like a freshly cut meadow. The longevity is only a few hours, but those few hours are bright, and happy and fresh. I have three...
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    My favorite Spring scent is Creed's Green Valley. In fact, I think that I will wear it today. :thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    For me, the king is Joop! Homme. Tremendous projection and longevity.
    Montale's Red Aoud is a close 2nd.
  43. Thread: Sleeping Aid

    by bejahu
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    Re: Sleeping Aid

    I like lavender based fragrances, like Cadley Island Lavender and Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender
  44. Re: Aspen for Men or Pino Silvestre for Ski getaway?

    Another vote for Pino Silvestre. I will smell great in the clean Alpine air. Aspen is also good, but I prefer Pino. If you have money to burn, check out Creed's Epicea - in my opinion, the best...
  45. Re: Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree is Rich... New Haarlem & Musc Ravageur Rich

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree is one of the best winter fragrances for men. A fabulous, rich, spicy scent that projects tremendously and has near day-long longevity. If you can find it, buy it. Yes,...
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    Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    My favorite is Kingdom by Alexander McQueen.
  47. Re: What is the cleanest, soapiest, fresh out of the shower frag out there?

    I like Mugler cologne, but I prefer Creed's Original Vetiver.
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    Re: Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    I did one on the chest and one on the back of my neck. I still smell it on my chest: 24 hours later. I might start bringing this one back into my rotation. Very soapy.
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    Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    Found my bottle of Sung Homme hiding in the back of my wardrobe. Was in the mood for something a little different today, so I decided to wear it. I forgot what a decent scent this is. Soapy floral...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    No similarities at all for me, but both are excellent. Royal oud is dry, spicy, and is unisex, while Egoiste is wet, jammy, and more masculine - Egoiste concentree even more so. If you can find it...
  51. Thread: Black Aoud????

    by bejahu
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    Re: Black Aoud????

    I like it in the colder months, but it would just fine in the summer. It is one of my most universally complemented fragrances. Two sprays is usually enough, three if you are out clubbing and want...
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    Poll: Re: GIT or Riverside drive

    Another vote for GIT
  53. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    To my nose,

    Malle >>>>> Artisans>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bond No. 9.
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    Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    The vintage formulation smells like flowers and freshly cut violet leaves. It's opening is alive and bright due to the honeysuckle, then darkens. The newer one smells pretty good, but is synthetic...
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    Re: Best SMOOTH leather fragrance for my first one

    For a smooth leather, my choice would be Creed's Royal English Leather. Very nice stuff.
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    Re: Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    I agree with Dullah. I have had samples, from Sachs, that smelled like a cigarette ash tray mixed with stale pineapple juice. They were terrible and, for me, unwearable. Recently, I received a...
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    Re: Avons Best Men's Fragrance

    Do yourself a favor and try Ironman. It is an absolute bargain and smells FAR more expensive than its pricetag.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water Longevity?

    I get 5-6 hours on my skin, but 8-12 hours if I spray it on my clothing. Good stuff.
  59. Re: Battle of the Creeds: Silver Mountain Water vs. Himalaya

    These are two of my least favorite Creeds. If I had to pick one of the two, I would choose SMW, but only because Himalaya smells so terrible on my skin. I second the people that recommend Green...
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    Boss Sport is a fantastic green, oakmoss-loaded fragrance. Fabulous.
  61. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    My favorite soft, buttery, smooth, and elegant leather is Creed's Royal English Leather. Zero powder. Just amber and leathery goodness. Class in a bottle.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    Creed's Green Valley
  63. Re: Masculine Fragrance with Leather, Tobacco & Musk

    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie

    Also, if you want more tobacco and less musk

    Montale Taj
  64. Re: Problems with longevity - montale, czech & speake, amouage

    If your skin is drinking the Montale and C&S, then you might want to consider finding a discrete spot on your clothing to spray them. Beware of staining.

    You might also want to try Red Aoud. ...
  65. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    Some people are very sensitive to scents. Some people have poor interpersonal skills. Some are just cantankerous by nature. Others are insane. The first two, for sure, seem to apply to this...
  66. Re: Is it comparable to compare Egoiste Cologne Concentree to YSL M7 Vintage to the new YSL M7?

    No, it is not comparable. Whereas M7 vintage smells better than the reformulated M7, Egoiste Concentree smells much RICHER and deeper than Egoiste. It is dense and has a pronounced rosewood. The...
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    Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Less rose and more astringent Aoud? TAJ fits the bill nicely. It is Aoud, tobacco, and leather. Very astringent and lasts for the whole day.
  68. Re: recommend me some 80's powerhouse outdated fragrances

    You might want to try Sung Homme. It came out in 1988. Is dirt cheap, loud as hell, lasts forever, and smells remarkably good. Think Irish Spring soap and wood.
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    Re: Fahrenheit smells feminine

    I get neither a watermelon note nor a feminine vibe from Fahrenheit. For me, it is honeysuckle, gasoline, and violets.
  70. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport + La Nuit de L'Homme for first colognes?

    They are a good place to start.
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    Lemon and vanilla cream = Habit Rouge. Smells like a lemon cream pie.
  72. Re: Please compare Aoud Damascus, Aoud Queen Roses, Aoud Rose Petals and Attar

    Dreamer, if you want an absolutely beautiful rose/aoud/patchouli scent that is not to strong on the aoud, and has a breathtaking rose note, then I would like to recommend Czech & Speake's "Dark Rose."
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    Re: Violet leaf fragrances?

    Creed Green Valley
    Dior Original Fahrenheit
    Beene Grey Flannel
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    These are all very nice violet-based scents
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    Re: A*Men or Pure Malt

    I like them both. Pure Malt has a better opening, but Angel Men has a longer dry down and better projection. If you had to get only one, I'd go for Pure Malt.
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    Re: Fragrance memories from childhood

    Dad - Acqua Velva and Pino Silvestre
    Mom - Jean Nate
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    Re: Powerhouse question

    If you are looking for something a little "greener", you could try Alfred Sung Pour Homme. The opening smells a bit like Irish Spring soap and the dry down is very woody. The projection and dry...
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    Re: Something super citrusy?

    My favorite Citrus smell is Selection Verte. It has a glorious opening, but lasts only 2 hours on my skin. I just carry an atomizer around with me. The mint in it yields a nice cooling effect when...
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    Re: What do you wear in this 100 degree heat

    My favorite for the daytime in the summer is Creed's Original Vetiver. It smells crisp and clean.
  79. Re: Looking for 2nd tier Creed: Erolfa, Green Valley, Royal Water, Original Vetiver?

    Original Vetiver and Green Valley. Both are excellent.
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    Re: Creed Millesime Aventus worth a blind buy?

    I agree with the others, do not blind buy this one. It will be an expensive mistake if you don't like it.
  81. Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: FINAL ROUND

    Egoiste
  82. Re: If you could pick just one Creed scent for Spring/Summer and just one for Fall/Winter....

    Summer: Green Valley
    Winter: Bois du Portugal
  83. Re: Which of these projection "monsters" should I get?

    Winter, I didn't include TdH, because on my skin it is nowhere in the league of Joop! Homme or Fleur du Male in terms of projection. Great fragrance though. Enjoy your new purchases. You have made...
  84. Re: Creed vetiver 1948 smells like selection verte?!?!?!?!?

    These two are not even close to one another. Something isn't right.
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    Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    In my college apartment we wore:

    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Lagerfeld
    Paco Rabbane

    But, of these, Polo rocked the hardest.
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    Re: Lilac-based fragrance

    Thanks folks. Your advice is much appreciated.
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    Lilac-based fragrance

    I was speaking to my sister this weekend, who doesn't really wear perfumes, but would like to find one that suits her. She is interested in a fragrance that is predominantly Lilac. It would be...
  88. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by bejahu
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    Re: Fragrancenet? Other?

    In my experience, FragranceNet ships in one day and the packages arrive in three to four days. Every bottle that I've purchased has been authentic and of high quality.
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    Re: What do you think of Fleur du Male??

    A synthetic orange blossom and powder nightmare that lasts for days and will induce headaches if over applied. Not for me at all.
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    Re: Looking for Violet leaf frags

    My two favorite Violet Leaf fragrances are:

    Creed Green Valley
    Dior Fahrenheit (early formulations)
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    Re: What to wear at a bar/club (to meet women)?

    For me, the ultimate clubbing scent is Joop! Homme. It gets a lot of hate here, but it smells good, lasts forever, and will get you noticed. Two sprays are more than enough even for a smokey club.
  92. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    Kingdom Rocks! I'd be stoked if this Lady Gaga fragrance smells like that. :P

    I never understood why Kingdom wasn't marketed to men as well as women. It is very unisex. The cumin can be a...
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    Re: Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    Overrated: Aventus, Himalaya, Green Irish Tweed

    Underrated Men: Green Valley, Royal English Leather, Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: which oud scents are more easy to wear?

    Dark Rose from Czech & Speake is a beautiful rose based scent with a very wearable oud note.
  95. Re: Giving Guerlain's L'Instant, the original, a second chance.................still disappointed:(

    For me, it is too much baby powder. I can't get on with this scent at all.
  96. Re: Which of these projection "monsters" should I get?

    The projection fiends are, in roughly this order:

    Joop! Homme
    Fleur de Male
    Montale Black Aoud
    Opium EDP, not the EDT.
    Montale Taj
    Le Male
  97. Re: Royal Oud reminds me of a less synthetic version of London

    I'm with hednic on this one. I don't see any connection at all.
  98. Re: Encre Noire better than Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle? 2 Questions..

    I agree with drseid. If you don't like dry vetivers, then chances are that you will not like Encre Noire. Why not get a sample of it?
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    Re: Royal Oud in the summer?

    I isn't my top pick for when it is hot and humid, but it works well in the summer.
  100. Re: Fragrances In The Extreme Hot and Humid Climate

    My favorite hot, humid weather scent is Creed's Selection Verte. The combination of fresh citrus and mint is cooling and refreshing. Not the best longevity, so be sure to bring a long a small...
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