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    Re: D&G Velvet Desert Oud is out!

    Yaaaay \o/
  2. Thread: Chanel 19

    by Duver
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    Re: Chanel 19

    cacio: I like the idea of a [unisex/masculine] "green floral". I'll read more about the ones you mentioned. Thanks
  3. Thread: Chanel 19

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    Re: Chanel 19

    Thanks, Bigsly, for the input. Amber is not really my cup of tea; rose is fine!
  4. Thread: Chanel 19

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    Chanel 19

    Could you guys please tell me your opinion on Chanel 19?

    1. Does it smell dated?
    2. How sweet is it?
    3. How masculine is it?
    4. I'm not familiar with galbanum, which seems to be the main note...
  5. Re: Compare L'Ombre dans L'Eau edt and edp, peas and tanks!

    Any news here?
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    Re: Zino vs Zino reformulated!

    I'm not familiar with the vintage juice so I can't compare. There may be longevity/projection issues though. So I've read.

    Zino (current juice) smells just wonderful but I have to agree it doesn't...
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    This has happened to me a few times.. some for good, some for bad.

    In fact, I do not read negative reviews about a fragrance that I already have so as to avoid ruining my own [good] perception of...
  8. Thread: male bar soap

    by Duver
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    Re: male bar soap

    Eau des Baux - L'Occitane. It smells great and it's very moisturizing (karite butter).
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    Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal

    It smells wonderful. At first I wasn't so excited but it was my first oud so, you know, it takes time to appreciate. I wore it today in cooler weather and I thought it made justice to the name...
  10. Thread: I betcha ....

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    Re: I betcha ....

    You should like Jubilation XXV and maybe Interlude (if you're looking for some niche).
  11. Re: Eau d'Hadrien/Eau de Rochas/ Eau Sauvage - bug smell

    It's Pour Homme.

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    Sorry, bud! I usually either run away from cockroaches or squish them. One day I hope to try Eau d'Hadrien somewhere else and will hopefully find out my...
  12. Eau d'Hadrien/Eau de Rochas/ Eau Sauvage - bug smell

    Hey, guys!

    I'm trying to identify this note in Eau d'Hadrien and Eau de Rochas that smells like a smashed bitter ladybug.
    (Frankly, it makes me think of a cockroach, but I don't know what...
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    Re: Please Tell me About The Dior Homme Line

    I tried DHI at the store and it smelled like.... DH (which I have).

    I'm intrigued by the comments which say they smell THAT different. They may, since there are two, but as my mom would say (about...
  14. Thread: I betcha ....

    by Duver
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    Re: I betcha ....

    this
  15. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    +1.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Me neither.


    I haven't smelled that many rose perfumes in order to say that I have a top 5 but here's what I have and love:

    Black Aoud
    Rose 31
    Lumiere Noire
    Windsor ( I love it but until...
  17. Thread: War of the roses

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    Re: War of the roses

    Lumière Noire!
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    Re: Can I please have some help with Montale?

    Black Musk IMO is very very similar to Black Aoud without the rose.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    De Profundis - Serge Lutens
  20. Re: Today I had my lucky day - My purchases were unbelievable!

    Vintage Zino... YEAH!
  21. Re: Do you think Concentre D'Orange Verte is a shared gender scent?

    I smelt the regular version in store once but can't really remember how it felt. I have the concentré version, though, and it is unisex. Just be aware that it's sweet (sweeter than the regular...
  22. Thread: Guava

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    Guava

    Hey guys!

    I'm surprised that guava seems to be forgotten by perfumers. It smells so good.
    I love eating guava too, especially when it's half-ripe. The smell (and taste) is very fresh and...
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    Grey Flannel is worth a try
  24. Re: Which fragrance you love on others but hate on yourself

    212 sexy
    Zino

    Not that I hate them but they smell so much better on others.
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    Re: Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    Uhm... at least this time there has been no divergent opinions on its sweetness.

    It doesn't sound, however, like it's very versatile. Maybe it's weird like Dzongkha and Timbuktu. Some love them,...
  26. Re: Which scents change the most from top notes to middle notes to dry down?

    + 1


    Concentrée d'Orange Verte: from bitter to mild sweet
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    Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    Hey, guys!

    I've been reading about L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses but I've found so many opposite opinions on this one.
    Some say it has a candy-sweet quality. Others say there's no sweetness at all....
  28. Re: Make Recommendations Based on a Poster's Current Favorites!

    Uhm.. I only know CdG 2 out of this list. Based on that alone I'd recommend:

    Gucci Envy
    Lubin Idole
    Balmain Carbone

    They are quite in the same group, I'd say.


    My current favorites are:
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    Solo Loewe, maybe. For me, however, it smells like Fanta.
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    Re: A superior cologne

    I agree with you, but since the OP requested "an eau d cologne with a superior quality, more volume, something that shines", this might just be what he's looking for, especially the "more volume"...
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    Re: A superior cologne

    Do you like it? I tried it at the store and was glad I didn't blind buy it. Way too sweet for my taste.

    I have Sur le Nil and have recently tried Sur le Toit, which I think has better top notes....
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    Re: A superior cologne

    You should definitely try the Jardin series by Hermes. I recommend Sur le Toit or Sur le Nil.

    (PS: en Mediterranée is very sweet and feminine IMO).
  33. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Oud Ispahan
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    Re: Which female fragrances have you worn / tried ?

    Midnight Poison
  35. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    I have a pair of Kenzo shoes that I've never worn. I never wear my Kenzo frags.
    Uhm... :huh:
  36. Re: Lonestar Memories, Apres L'Ondee, Vetiver Extraordinaire

    No... sorry.
  37. Thread: Must Try !

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    Re: Must Try !

    Dear SpicyPepper.. you are assuming I'm looking down on this fragrance. It's quite the other way round! I'd love to smell it but since it's not available in my country and it's not cheap to blindbuy,...
  38. Thread: Must Try !

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    Re: Must Try !

    No prejudice intended when I would like to know reviewers' age. Everyone's opinion, regardless of age or gender, is legitimate.
    Why is it so common then to recommend this fragrance to younger guys,...
  39. Thread: Must Try !

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    Re: Must Try !

    Wouldn't it be easier if age was just shown without having to click here and there? Very little of our private life is on BN (rarely our real names, for example), so why not just set age as public...
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    Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Would that be available anywhere?

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    Uhm.. one more to try!!

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  41. Thread: Must Try !

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    Re: Must Try !

    I really wish "AGE" was shown next to everybody's member name on Basenotes so that we could more easily figure tastes based not only on gender but also by AGE. It would be very helpful for me, for...
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    Re: Name some "dry" fragrances you love.

    I agree. CDG 2Man is not dry to me either. By the way, it's my SOTD (after months).

    Out of what is in my wardrobe, I consider Dsquared He Wood Rocky Mountain quite dry.
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    Re: Collection for sale:

    PM on D&G pour Homme
  44. Thread: Revillon R

    by Duver
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    Re: Revillon R

    How sweet is it? Would you consider it aquatic or ozonic?
  45. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    Best sprayers I own: Narciso Rodrigues for Him and Dior Homme
    Worst sprayers I own: Eau de Rochas pour Homme and Benetton Colors for men
  46. Re: What are your Hidden Gems? Scents you never hear about, but should!

    Only sold in Brazil, as far as I'm concerned:

    Essencial by Natura
    Tabac by Mahogany
    Flor de Pimenta by Tania Bulhoes
  47. Thread: Revillon R

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    Revillon R

    Hey, BNoters!

    Do you guys have anything to add about Revillon R? There are very few reviews on this Maurice Roucel.

    Ps: It must be that supposedly marine-ozonic note...
  48. Re: Fragrances that you would love to wear but you just can't!!!!

    I love Rose 31 but it gives me a headache that will last as long as the fragrance (= all day).
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    Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    I think it's not listed on BN. On Fragrantica there are two. Which one is the one?

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    Sorry... are you talking about the double post? My browser crashed and ended up...
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    Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Uhm... that's really exciting! (25 positive reviews on BN. No neutrals or negatives).
    Fragrancenet sells a 25.5oz bottle (!) for $ 15.19. Oh là là! (What one doesn't pay for the fragrance he/she...
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    Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    HackerX: I'll try it. Thanks!

    Cazaubon: I have the L'Occitane's lavender. It is indeed good but a bit too ozonic, in my opinion. I wish it were more wild.
    I have a "body and massage gel" from...
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    Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Hey, guys!

    I used the search engine but did not really find what I was looking for so here I go...

    I would like to have a lavender soliflore. Actually, a lavender "solinote".

    I went to my...
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    Re: Summer Fragnence that fits my discription?

    Declaration Cologne is great for the summer. 50ish for 3.3oz.

    Roger & Gallet - Bois d'Orange - 20ish for 3.3oz.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    You deserved a gift for that post. :laugh:
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I usually spray 4711 on my pillow.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    I got in touch with Dior and they did tell me to call Sao Paulo. I did and the SA told me to send her an email. I'll update when I have news from her.
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    Poll: Kelly Caleche vs. Black Orchid

    I know they're different. It's just that they have been on my to-try list and I would like to see what you guys would recommend if I were to pick only one.

    I know they're marketed to women for a...
  58. Thread: Top 10 Cheapies!

    by Duver
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    I don't know many cheapies so here's my two cents:

    - Zino
    - Romeo Gigli Man
    - Benneton Colors for men
  59. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Dzongkha! It arrived today. Uhm... I think people around me will find it a bit disturbing but I just loved it.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    Uhm.. I thought it was more expensive than that. I want it now! I love rose scents. Although that "jammy" vibe scares me a little bit, the "skanky" side turns things around, I hope. I'll see if...
  61. Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    The best from the Eau des Baux line is the soap. You guys should try it. It's my favorite soap ever.

    I bought the EDT expecting I would smell the same fragrance as in the soap. Helas, non. I gave...
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    vinramani09: It seems that it's not that simple to get one's hands on this perfume. Now I understand why people do not mention this often. It's quite pricey, too, I hear.

    cacio: There's a Maison...
  63. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Black Aoud - Montale
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Le Male
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    The Dreamer
    A*men
    L'instant de Guerlain
    M7
    Fierce
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    Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    Hello there!

    I started to read about Dior's Oud Ispahan and I kind of expected to find more about it. There aren't many reviews on this one. Could it be because it's not THAT good compared to...
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    Re: Dark aoud & encre noir

    Depending on how many fragrances you've smelled in your life, they might smell quite similar.

    If I were to touch DA, it would be a sharp blade or hot water. It would look like a black hole had...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Our cultural background influences a lot! Lavender, for example, it typically associated with masculine fragrances out there whereas in Brazil, where I live, it's associated with a woman's fragrance....
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    I couldn't help laughing at how outraged you are. Sorry. It`s not disdain, it`s sympathy.

    I actually like Encre Noire and I`m not fond of stinky scents. Whenever I wear it I give it one third of a...
  69. Thread: CdG 2 Man...wow!

    by Duver
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    Re: CdG 2 Man...wow!

    Same experience here.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Am I allowed to say I don't like GIT? I have a bottle and the times I pushed myself to wear it I regreted. Humpf..
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    Re: Do you think Rochas Man smells feminine?

    It might smell feminine to some. It depends on the culture (customs, background, etc) of the people surrounding you (family, friends, colleagues).

    It's not the type of fragrance that is definitely...
  72. Thread: musc ravaguer

    by Duver
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    Re: musc ravaguer

    MR reminds me so much of Joop Femme. It seems it's just me though.
  73. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I see a forgotten bottle of Midnight Poison on that shelf, Mad14. It's mine, now. Thanks.
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    My 800ml 4711 :happy:
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    Did you know about this (below)? Your husband must be part of the 2%.

    One million people may be using deodorant needlessly, a study has suggested, as they have a gene that means they do not...
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    Re: Montale and Amouage - recommend!

    Thanks, l'homme blanc! I will check their prices. I was checking the Perfume Court but they don't ship to Brazil.
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    Re: Montale and Amouage

    Looks like these are ones I should avoid for it's citrus and church, right?
    Thanks!

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    "Moon Aoud" sounds very intriguing. I'll be reading more about this one hoping it...
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    Re: Is this site legit?

    Declaration Cologne
    Jardin sur le Toit
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    Montale and Amouage - recommend!

    Hello, guys!

    I'm trying to get into the niche world now (although I'm not really virgin to it), especially Montale and Amouage. It is however very hard for me to get to know the scent given the...
  80. Coriandre - Jean Couturier (for men, edt/edp, dated, soapy?)

    Hello, guys!

    I came across Coriandre by Jean Couturier on the internet and got interested by the comments people have made about it. I am seriously considering a blind buy, so I would like to ask...
  81. Lonestar Memories, Apres L'Ondee, Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Would you like to sell yours?

    Thanks,
    Duver
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver Bottle?

    When I smelled GV for the first time (a blind buy), I hated it. I actually couldn't believe that horrible liquid was meant to be worn.

    Well.. it turns out that GV is now my signature scent (I...
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    Re: FragranceX and the Brazil case ...read!

    I managed to place my complaint on bbb.org. Hope to come here soon to tell you guys everything has been solved.

    Curious remark: Fragrancex's homepage now boasts a huge "WE LOVE BRAZIL" sign (web...
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    Re: FragranceX and the Brazil case ...read!

    Good for you, voidvader, my fellow citizen! I sent you a private message.
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    Re: FragranceX and the Brazil case ...read!

    I wouldn't mind paying LEGAL taxes. Only one or two out of my ~20 orders should be taxed since most of them are under US$50. I just hope Receita Federal believes the [low but real] price stated by...
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    Re: FragranceX and the Brazil case ...read!

    Just wanted un update from voidvaider and dani_brasil (possibly other Brazilians) about their fragrancex orders from last year. Have they arrived?

    I've placed more than 20 orders (gifts for...
  87. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Any updates??
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    Re: Test for Guerlain Authenticity?

    So it's off. It might be too old. I'll have to smell it somewhere else.....
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    Re: Test for Guerlain Authenticity?

    Uhm... My Heritage has just arrived and I wonder if it's original (or OFF). It doesn't seem to smell like the reviews I've read about it. There is NOTHING sweet here. Absolutely nothing. It's just...
  90. Thread: Blind bought 20!

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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    Here I go:

    Esencia - Loewe: yes, 5! Wonderful drydown. At first it smells a bit dated but later it gets so classy and manly. Not for young -30 I'd say. The later drydown (after 5 hours) is boring....
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    Zino lovers and haters - Sharing

    Hey guys!

    Prelude: I decided to post this thread because I feel I'm not alone in this:

    I love Zino Davidoff. However, the fact that I love it doesn't justify my posting this thread.

    Back in...
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    Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Yes!!

    Here's a new thread I believe will help both Zino lovers and haters:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/273816-Zino-lovers-and-haters-Sharing?p=2119219#post2119219
  93. Thread: Blind bought 20!

    by Duver
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    Update:

    Mugler Cologne: It's a great fresh smell for after a shower. It works well as a body splash because it won't last more than 30min. After 10min those nice top notes fade away and it starts...
  94. Thread: Blind bought 20!

    by Duver
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    uhmm... thank you, CanwllCorfe! I'm curious about it now. I've just scanned some reviews and fear it might be too sweet. Anyway, I'll do more research. Starting with you: how would you describe its...
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    Re: Comme des garcons 2 ("man" or not)

    Thank you! Are they similar fragrances anyway? (I suppose because they share the same name)
  96. Thread: Blind bought 20!

    by Duver
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    knit_at_nite: My queen.. I've been reading about Erolfa and it might please me better than MI ... I've worn Guccy Envy today.. I'd say it's a "yes", now, but so far it scored only 1,5 (out of 5).
    ...
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    Comme des garcons 2 ("man" or not)

    Hey guys!

    I'd like to hear from you about

    Comme des Garçons 2 X Comme des Garçons 2 Man

    Which one do you prefer? Which one is safer? How about their sweeteness?

    Thank you!
  98. Thread: Blind bought 20!

    by Duver
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    Some more to come:

    Esencia - Loewe
    Narciso Rodrigues for him
    Old Spice !
    Eau de Merveilles - Hermès
    Havana - Aramis
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    L'eau par Kenzo (I know this one)
    L'instant -...
  99. Thread: Blind bought 20!

    by Duver
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    Update!

    Encre Noire: yes, around 4, I think. Very manly and with a strong personality. Smells like just cut wood.

    Tommy Bahmma set sail St. Barts: yes, 3,5. Not wonderful but very innoffensive...
  100. Re: New To Collecting - Blind bought a few things but not 100% confident I will smell MANLY.

    Burberry London is probably what you want. Manly and a bit sweet. Problem is it's TOOOOOO weak.

    M7 is not what I would call manly. Definitely! Besides, the scent is awful (my personal opinion, I...
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