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    Re: Afnan Supremacy in Heaven...Anyone?

    Yes thanks, I had seen that but it doesn't tell me what it actually smells like?
    That's the problem with these fragrances that are not typically available in brick and mortar stores, you just can't...
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    Afnan Supremacy in Heaven...Anyone?

    Has anyone tried Afnan Supremacy in Heaven?
    It's an identical bottle to the Supremacy Silver but with a blue-ish tint not silver.

    Is it a fresher or more aquatic version or is it a clone of...
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Perhaps you should define 'breaking the bank' with a budget as some clearly have either not read that part of your criteria or are very well off and regard niche brands as not 'breaking the bank'?...
  4. Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    I once, many years ago, in the 90's had a buddy who wore YSL 'Jazz' and it smelt amazing.
    I went and bought some and it smelt like crap on me! Sour and horrid.

    I had a friend who smelt amazing...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Some really interesting takes on this topic, thanks.
    Just for the record though, I'm not bothered in the slightest about recieving or not recieving compliments but I thought it interesting to hear...
  6. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    Hey Danny, don't misunderstand, I'm not offended or having a pop at you, just fooling around.
    I realise your comment was directed at Scarce but I was just amused at how these things can seem out of...
  7. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    Who are they? It's almost like you're having a conversation behind my back :rolleyesold:
    Forums are funny things and often amusing in the writing styles, it's just how things can come over, I've had...
  8. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    I am in the UK so no dollar store!
    It's £35 plus delivery here.
    However, yes I was hoping for something that smells like it but for longer than 1-2 hours!
  9. Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    Can anyone recommend anything (cheapy) similar to Artisan Blu John Varvatos?
    I like the freshness of this and the fact that it stays pretty much fresh all the way through with only subtle changes....
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    Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Hi everyone, I am still new to all this really but I have noticed something...or have I?

    Compliments seem to be a significant part of the fragrance community, be it for personal gratification,...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    Thing is, I thought that and asked a female colleague to sniff me...er...yeah...anyway she did and said she couldn't smell anything so it's not just me suffering from olfactory fatigue or going ...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    OK so here's a quick and dirty update.

    This stuff smells great, it smells like Aventus.

    But....

    For some reason since getting this I have either become almost totally nose blind to it or...
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    Re: Just tried Aventus for the first time and....

    [QUOTE=rum;4624510]Seems like a classic case of anosmia to me. Why on earth would you put a "few decent sprays" to your arm? One is all you need with this stuff and you are better off giving the...
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    Just tried Aventus for the first time and....

    I've smelt it on people and loved it, I mean really loved it.
    I've read about it and it seems to be universally respected if not universally loved.
    It's been cloned copied and lusted after by many....
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    I now have a 100ml bottle in my possession so I'm looking forward to trying this bad boy out more fully.
    I put a couple of sprays on the back of my hand when I first got it at around 10:00am UK time...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    To be honest I have never understood why people slag off certain brands on principle?
    I mean, they all make varying products, some you will like and others not so much.
    Chanel make excellent frags...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    If/when you do test it, give it a little while to settle and you'll see what I mean.
    It's still nice and fresh on the opening (not harsh or loud though) but you may get a bit of...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    Update (if anyone's interested?)

    I have managed to find someone who works at an airport who has obtained a bottle for me and is posting it onto me.
    Should arrive in the next few days.
    Can't wait!
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ABERCROMBIE-FITCH-AUTHENTIC-MENS-EAU-DE-TOILETTE-SPRAY-3-4-OZ-SEALED-BOX-/382844197980

    Won't ship to the UK though.....because.....? .....:confused:

    Too expensive...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    https://youtu.be/_Me5Higyxfg
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    Yes, I see the irony but to be honest am completely un-bothered by all that.
    If I like it and can afford it then I don't care if it's a clone or not.
    It seemsw to last and project well.
    The...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    It is apparently a world exclusive for 'World Duty Free' stores.
    Sooo...unless you're travelling through an airport with one of their stores in it you can't buy this fragrance...at all!
    Now that's...
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    It may be a duty free exclusive but even so, surely A&F should at least know that shouldn't they?
    If it is I'm stuffed as I won't be flying anywhere in the near future.
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    Re: A&F 'Authentic Man'

    No probs, frustratingly I have contacted A&F (UK) and they know nothing about it, it's not on the UK or US website yet it was clearly for sale in a Channel Isles duty free store on Jersey!!!
    What...
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    A&F 'Authentic Man'

    I have just returned from a short business trip to the Channel islands and due to the nature of interconnecting flights between the islands I got the spend some time in Birmingham, Guernsey and...
  26. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    I don't know what to say guys?
    I initially thought it did remind me of Aventus but after only 30 mins it turned into MB Legend to my nose.
    It lacked the subtle sweetness and richness that makes...
  27. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    No defiantly was Explorer, the bottles on Explorer and Legend are nothing like each other.
    It smelt nothing like Aventus to me.
  28. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Well I’ve just tried Explorer at Guernsey Airport.
    It smells more like MB Legend than Aventus to me?
    I’ll pass as I already have MB Legend.

    Does Afnan Supremacy Silver or L’Adventure smell...
  29. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Hmmm, a decant is an option I suppose.
    So how much would a 50ml Aventus decant cost me?

    I could Google I suppose but I'd be wary of not getting the real thing or a watered down decant?
    Where can...
  30. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Thanks for the replies so far guys, much appreciated.
    I was primarily worried that I'd end up with something too similar to Sauvage but you have so far reassured me that this is not the case.
    I...
  31. Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Hi, I'm looking at pulling the trigger on a bottle of Montblanc Explorer as I've always felt a little unsure of the Arabic clone houses regarding ingredients, quality etc. Perhaps unfairly?
    Anyhow,...
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    Re: Can't post a sale or swap thread?

    OK thanks.
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    Re: Can't post a sale or swap thread?

    Ah OK thanks, so does that criteria also apply to swapping?
    i.e. 'BN plus' member or a member over a year or have over 500 posts.
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    Can't post a sale or swap thread?

    Hi, I am probably missing something here so apologies if it's a dumb question.
    I can view but not post a new thread on the for sale or swap sub-forums?
    I'm trying to list my 100ml Chanel 'Pour...
  35. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    I ended up getting a good deal on a 200ml bottle of Cool Water ‘Wave’.
    I’d tried it before and liked it so I figured not to risk another blind buy.
    Verdict is I still like it...a lot although...
  36. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    I think I'm changing direction slightly here and veering more toward Cool Water Wave or Eternity Aqua?

    Which of these two would you choose? (If you would have either, if not then just ignore this)
  37. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    OK I have today tried three healthy sprays of Acqua Essenzialle Colonia on one hand and the original Acqua Essenzialle (light blue juice) on the other.

    Verdict?

    AEC - A big no from me. It...
  38. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    How does it project and last?
  39. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    I'd like to order today and all three (individually of course) are in budget...decisions decisions....:huh:
  40. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    Thanks, well most comments seem to indicate that both are decent cheap frags but the AEC seems to get more votes.

    I'm also considering Eternity Aqua, which although I realise is not of the same...
  41. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    Ok that helps, thanks :thumbsup:
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    Re: Clones...why aren't they 100% the same?

    I'm not aware of many other houses with such batch variations as Creed?
    Not counting deliberate reformulations most houses seem to maintain a steady batch or at least not as ridiculous as Creed's....
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    Re: Clones...why aren't they 100% the same?

    Oh I'm aware of capitalism but I'm not condemning honest capitalism just outrageous profiteering and being ripped off.
    I think that if you produced a drink that tasted exactly the same as Coca Cola...
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    Re: Clones...why aren't they 100% the same?

    Thanks but my point is I suppose that even using those higher quality ingredients and processes the original manufacturer i.e. Creed, apply such a high margin that even if exactly copied regarding...
  45. Re: Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    Thanks, did you find the AEC smooth or harsh?
    How would you describe the Uomo from application to dry down and how long did it project (and how far) for how long?
  46. Zegna Uomo vs Acqua Essenzialle Colonia...or...?

    So both of these have mixed but mainly good reviews.
    Which would you recommended and why?
    Are they of a similar type of frag and vibe?
    Which performs better?
    Is one less or more harsh than the...
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    Clones...why aren't they 100% the same?

    Seems to me, albeit in my inexperienced perception that all and any so called clones are never quiet right, not fully there or spot on as we say here in Blighty.

    If they can deconstruct and...
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    How did they know?
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    Re: Police - How Do You Rate This Brand ?

    Their best hit was their first...."Ambroxanne".....Ill get my coat.......
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    I have been reading and viewing CDNIM reviews the last couple of days and they vary insanely!
    Some claim it's better than A, others that it smells nothing like A, others that it's a beast and others...
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Hi, firstly I don't think Trumpers will fit my budget.
    Which leads me to answer that my budget is £25 GBP give or take a quid or so and that must include delivery.
    I typically use online...
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Presuming I found a great deal or a smaller bottle would Mont Blanc Legend Intense be too similar to the standard Legend that I already have?
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Thanks, the Bentley for men is a little too spicy for my tastes, I tried the 'intense' once on my hand and it was too much.

    The Givenchy Insense Ultramarine is something I've often looked at but...
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Regarding my collection (being generous) which direction do you think I should go?
    A sharper aquatic or woodt/spicy?

    I like Aventus of course but if i could find something with that 'vibe' it...
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Thanks again, some good suggestions which I shall investigate.
    None of the Salvatore Farragamo Acqua Essenzialle range is available in the UK within my meagre budget alas!
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    Re: What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    Thanks for the replies guys but I must stick to the budget, top end designer and niche is simply not going to happen.

    Based on my wardrobe list, what do you think would plug any possible gap in...
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    What next? Aquatic/Oceanic or Woody Spicy?

    OK, so I sent the Bentley Momentum Unlimited back for a refund. Too weak on projection and too similar to VPH and MB Cologne, both of which I have and love.

    The Fragrance 'war chest' is pretty...
  58. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    Sent mine back for a refund, as I said I found it too weak on projection for my tastes.
    Liked the smell a lot but unless I sniffed my self I couldn't smell it.
    The smell was also too similar to a...
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    Re: Bentley momentum unlimited

    So, I am around 5 1/2 hours into this now and it's a skin scent.
    It started out weak and trailed off from there.
    It's a pity because it's actually a nice smell albeit fairly generic.
    I can detect...
  60. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    So, I am around 5 1/2 hours into this now and it's a skin scent.
    It started out weak and trailed off from there.
    It's a pity because it's actually a nice smell albeit fairly generic.
    I can detect...
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    Re: Bentley momentum unlimited

    OK, so I'm wearing this now from fresh this morning at around 06:30 (GMT).
    A full application and a generous one at that.
    Sprays to neck, chest, back of neck and crook of elbows.
    Around 6 sprays...
  62. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    OK, so I'm wearing this now from fresh this morning at around 06:30 (GMT).
    A full application and a generous one at that.
    Sprays to neck, chest, back of neck and crook of elbows.
    Around 6 sprays...
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    Re: Bentley momentum unlimited

    So, I received my bottle Bentley Momentum Unlimited this morning.
    It isn't really that much like the tester strip on my skin although to be fair I have only applied a couple of sprays to my hand.
    ...
  64. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    So, I received my bottle of Bentley Momentum Unlimited this morning.
    It isn't really that much like the tester strip on my skin although to be fair I have only applied a couple of sprays to my...
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    Re: Bentley momentum unlimited

    I've ordered this based on a test strip so I'll hopefully have it tomorrow.
  66. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    Ordered based on the test strip.
    Should be with me tomorrow.
    I'll let you know and although I am optimistic that I'll like it you never really know.
    Also ordered a 100ml Prada L'Homme to so...
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    Re: Chanel AHS Cologne vs Mercedes Benz Cologne

    Thanks hednic, do you still have both?
    I've seen some reviews claiming they are pretty much the same but there's nowhere near me to try the Chanel so it'd be a blind buy.
    Ive tried the Allure Homme...
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    Chanel AHS Cologne vs Mercedes Benz Cologne

    Hi, I’m thinking of getting Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, the latest formulation but I already have and love Mercedes-Benz Cologne.
    How similar are they?
    Does having one make the other...
  69. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    Well...I've only tried it on a paper sample strip posted to me (very well sealed).

    It smells very fresh, very sharp on opening but always with that semi-sweet underbelly.
    There's a note that I...
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    Re: Bentley momentum unlimited

    I suppose that depends on why you buy and wear a fragrance?
    Is it because it’s in fashion or because you (and others) like it?

    If I like something I couldn’t care less which decade or fashion fad...
  71. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    Ah ok thanks for that.
    So it's a kind of sweetish/aquatic freshly then?
    I suppose the juice colour should a clue but that can often be a red herring!
    Would you say it has a sophisticated, fresh...
  72. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    In fact, based on the listed notes what would any of you more experience noses think it will smell similar to?
    A bit of fun really as I know the notes don't always match up to the actual smell in...
  73. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    That would be great, thanks!

    Based on the listed notes and of course your nose on the sample, what would you say it smells similar to?

    Cheers.
  74. Re: Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    T'would seem no-one has tried it yet despite it being on sale on-line? :huh:

    Dare I blind buy it.....:undecided:
  75. Bentley Momentum Unlimited....anyone tried this yet?

    Momentum Unlimited Bentley

    Has anyone actually tried this?

    The notes suggest a woodsey mid so is this aquatic or woodsey?

    Is it an Invictus Aqua clone?

    I have an option to buy for £25 UK...
  76. Poll: Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Cologne vs Ferrari Radiant Bergamot

    Hi, I need a cheap semi sweet freshy.
    Fresh but not sour
    Elegant not loud and harsh
    Sweet but not sickly or cloying.
    I only have around £25 UK as I've blown the budget for a while.
    These two fit...
  77. Poll: Re: Armani Eau De Nuit vs Givenchy Gentleman EDP?

    How about we also consider Valentino Uomo Intense or Noir Absolu?
  78. Poll: Re: Armani Eau De Nuit vs Givenchy Gentleman EDP?

    Ta :thumbsup:
  79. Poll: Re: Armani Eau De Nuit vs Givenchy Gentleman EDP?

    So 50/50 so far although Hednic you didn't vote on the poll? :thumbsup:

    Assuming they both perform well (How long do you get from the Armani) which do you think is the better scent and why?
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne alternatives...

    I would love to try the Allure Homme Cologne but nowhere near me has testers only sealed bottles.
    I'm curious if it's different enough from Mercedes Benz Cologne to justify owning both or if one...
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne alternatives...

    Another vote for Mercedes Benz Cologne.
    It's a lovely scent, not quiet so sharp as DHC but equally as nice in it's own way and last OK on me.
    Here in the UK it's only £25 for a 120ml bottle and the...
  82. Poll: Armani Eau De Nuit vs Givenchy Gentleman EDP?

    What are our thoughts on these two for a nice evening scent that lasts?
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    Re: ADG Absolu...not there....then there....???

    OK, so I went back last night and tried both the Absolu and Profumo again.
    This time I applied two liberal sprays of each, one on one arm and the other on the opposite arm.

    This time I did smell...
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    ADG Absolu...not there....then there....???

    I tried both of these on the back of my hands last weekend and am frankly confused?
    The Absolu disappeared almost instantly upon being (generously) sprayed onto the back of my hand whereas the...
  85. Re: Fragrances you couldn´t wait to smell, but ended up disappointing you

    Ferrari Bright Neroli.....was expecting a bright, citrus and slightly sweet orangey /lemony freshy and all I got was a sour, skanky, bitter juice that was very unpleasant and brought to mind a cheap...
  86. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    I've tried a sample of Allure Homme Sport and I did like it. I would have preferred a little more zestyness and a little less creaminess but it was nice albeit not too long lasting or well...
  87. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Thanks, that's what I was really getting at by 'redundant' so perhaps they would still be different enough to justify.
  88. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    I suppose I mean all the above really. Lemons, oranges, zestyness but with an underlying musky, sweetness and woodyness (not Oud though, too deep/dark).
  89. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Then again I'm steering off course from the fresh, Mediterranean vibe aren't I?
  90. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Just a thought, if I already have Dior Sauvage EDP (not Eau) and Blue de Chanel EDT would ADG Absolu and/or Profumo be redundant?
  91. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Thanks, I confess to being a little confused with reviews on here claiming that ADG Absolu smells like invictus Aqua and then some others that it doesn't?!
    I like Invictus Aqua 2018 but am put off...
  92. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Thanks, that will be over budget I think.

    What about ADG Profumo or Absolu?
  93. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Hi, I already have Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT, isn't that somewhat similar to Dior Eau Sauvage?
    I'm looking for more of a Mediterranean vibe but with some depth for evenings should I choose?
  94. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Thanks, I also meant to mention that I'd like it to be wearable, on occasion as a formal fragrance not just a summer casual?
  95. Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Hi, I'm trying to find something with a nice modern, fresh, citrus, Italian vibe but with a slight (not a lot) underlying sweetness to it, not gourmand though.
    I don't want old school, sour or...
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    Re: Decisions, decisions?.....

    Hi I can't try the Chanel PM EDP because nowhere currently has it in stock, not even sample bottles.
    There seems to be a major supply issue in the UK? Anyone else noticed this?

    To be honest, I am...
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    Re: Decisions, decisions?.....

    I suspect from reading reviews it's a bit too old school for me.
    Some old school stuff (like the original Givenchy Gentleman) can be a bit sour and 'skanky' which I hate.
    Thanks for the suggestion...
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    Re: Decisions, decisions?.....

    OK, forget the Chanel PM part that was admittedly a bit of waffle!

    What I'm really debating is which of the two other fragrances (Y EDP by YSL & Givenchy Gentleman Parfum) are considered best and...
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    Re: Decisions, decisions?.....

    Actually I know that one, it's like my MB cologne isn't it?
    I have a 120ml bottle of that and love it but don't want that same vibe this time.
    I'm looking for a classic mans citrus/vetiver fouguere...
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    Re: Decisions, decisions?.....

    Thanks, Is the DHC still EDT strength and is it a classic or is it a sweeter more modern vibe?
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