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  1. Thread: Vintage Bijan

    by rybot
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I find the vintage bijan version and the short list five star versions very different, the latter being vastly inferior to my nose; lacking depth, warmth, and backbone. I have one each of a 75 and 50...
  2. Thread: Zirh Ikon Oud

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    Re: Zirh Ikon Oud

    Gave this another sniff today and I find it repulsive. Smells like a sweet rubber ball. Blech. Not wearable in the slightest for this guy.
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    Nissan Fragrances

    Hello all,

    Just pulled the trigger on "Nissan Classic". The notes sound great and its loaded with them!

    http://nissanperfume.com/

    Not getting my hopes up after the horrible Zirh Ikon Oud...
  4. Thread: Bijan

    by rybot
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    Re: Bijan

    I'm going to throw my 2c in, I find the 5 star fragrances version to be nothing like the original! I find them so far apart and the newer version incredibly disappointing. The older is smooth, macho,...
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    Perry Ellis Signature and Bijan for men

    Hello!

    I am looking to get my hands on:

    Perry Ellis for men signature (vintage "cologne" version by Parfums Stern)

    &

    Vintage Bijan for Men (Bijan Fragrances, not Five Star Fragrances)
  6. Thread: Zirh Ikon Oud

    by rybot
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    Re: Zirh Ikon Oud

    I've had this on for the day. It seems to bother me. It's very sweet in the base, perhaps a bit feminine. Overall, a bit too much for me. I don't think I will be keeping this one around.
  7. Thread: Zirh Ikon Oud

    by rybot
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    Zirh Ikon Oud

    Just had this in from FragranceX. It is an interesting take on the genre. I get a big floral hit, something resembling anise, and a safron/amber lurking underneath. Has a rubbery quality off the bat....
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    Re: Question On Oleg Cassini For Men

    So, yes. Similar to quorum, also wall street by victor which I cherish. This is a huge thumbs up for me. Love love love!
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    Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    This might be interesting - My bottle is like the Version 1 MKII, but came in the modern style box. The label was short list ingredients and it had a copyright date of 1993. Smells great but a...
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    Re: Question On Oleg Cassini For Men

    Just got mine today - waiting for it to reach room temperature (cold outside) before I give it a test spray! If it is like Quorum, which is one of my favourites, then I am stoked!!
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    Re: Question On Oleg Cassini For Men

    Ordered this too. Looking forward to receiving it - I'd love to hear your thoughts once you get yours!
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    Re: Whatever happened to aqua quorum?

    Fragrancex has a 100 ml vintage splash for peanuts at the moment.
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    Re: Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Thanks for the replies! At current prices it might be worth picking up before it fades away!
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    Beene Bowling Green - Current Version

    Good day all,

    I am curious to hear your thoughts about whether the current version of Bowling Green available at discounters is worth picking up, or if I should hunt for vintage? I have read all...
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui Fresh

    I started with a current bottle, then tracked down a few vintage bottles and never looked back.
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui Fresh

    I agree - I also have Missoni Parfum Pour Homme, which I find similar to this, but better. Overall a nice fresh, smooth, understated scent that I will keep because the original Pour Lui is one of my...
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui Fresh

    Finally managed to track this one down. Have had this on my arm for a while now. Not bad, but not spectacular. Has an underlying warmth to the freshness. I will give it a few wears and report back in.
  18. Re: How to tell the difference between different Perry Ellis (1985) versions.

    That would be appreciated!
  19. Re: How to tell the difference between different Perry Ellis (1985) versions.

    Well, a bit of digging - it seems that Sanofi sold the Perry Ellis Fragrance license to Parlux in 1994 or so.
  20. Re: How to tell the difference between different Perry Ellis (1985) versions.

    I know this thread is dead and dusty - I also have a bottle, 75 ml with a sticker on the bottom:

    Parfums Stern
    Sanofi Beaute
    Made in USA

    Smells very nice, anyone have any insight into how...
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    Re: Is Envy for men by Gucci still in production?

    Agree that Carven Homme 1999 is a nice stand in. Another that falls in line somewhat between Gucci Envy and Gucci Rush is Pal Zileri Sartoriale 2005.
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui Fresh

    Thanks for that! Might have to hop on the trusty TTC and grab a bottle this weekend!
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui Fresh

    Very interested in this one - the original being one of my ultimate favourites. Was in a Shopper's but only saw the original available for $19.99. Will have to see if I can find it soon!
  24. Re: Roberto Capucci - L'Homme Sauvage; any questions info?

    Have had this one for a while - a remarkably close scent to Dior's Sauvage. Side by side you can tell subtle differences, apart the differences are hard to catch. All in all, a nice scent and IMO a...
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    Dior Homme Parfum

    Hello fine people,

    I am looking for a bottle of Dior Homme Parfum. Full or mostly full, if possible!

    I live in Canada.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Thanks Hednic.
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    Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Thanks for the reply - Are they too similar to warrant having both?
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    Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Thanks Bigsly, I have definitely heard good things about this one!

    Would love to know how these two stack up!
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    Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Would anyone with experience with these two scents say it is redundant to own both?
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of Sport Musk Cologne?

    Ah. I ask because it is also listed on the website... tempting! If you do get the sport musk I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of Sport Musk Cologne?

    I too have seen this one on FragBuy. Can't get myself to pull the trigger given the lack of info.

    Freewheeling, while you're here, do you know anything about Parfums Matisse "Monaco"?
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    Jil Sander Feeling Man

    50 ml or 100 ml.

    :)
  33. [CANADA] I have: 100 ml Gucci pour homme I, I want: 100 ml Sander Feeling Man!

    Please, only serious PMs! Not interested in other trades!

    Thank you!
  34. Re: Is your wardrobe as immaculate as your fragrance?

    For the majority of my day, during the work day, I wear some expensive footwear and pants...

    OK, maybe not in the traditional sense:

    77727
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    Roberto Verino VV Man

    This one doesn't get a lot of talk here. I'm wearing it right now. It's a different type of animal but I'm really enjoying it!

    On Fragrantica and Parfumo civet is listed as a note. I'm struggling...
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    Re: Fragrance for different type of jobs

    I work as a climbing arborist. Plenty of client interaction and plenty of hours alone or tandem with another climber in the canopy. Lots of hard work and plenty physical too. Usually wear sporty or...
  37. Re: Roberto Capucci - L'Homme Sauvage; any questions info?

    Hi Hednic,

    The information I can gather suggests it was released last year. Apparently to little fanfare! The notes are reminiscent of the original Cappuci Pour Homme... Perhaps a rejigging?...
  38. Roberto Capucci - L'Homme Sauvage; any questions info?

    Not in the directory, but I am curious. Anybody tried this one yet? Is it similar to any existing releases?

    Edit: auto correct got my title. .. dang fingers
  39. Re: hate it when buying on ebay and someone buys all thats left at same time i am just buying 1

    Maybe I'm crazy but having owned both the Made in Canada version and the EA versions, I didn't notice any big differences!
  40. Re: Dior's Fahrenhiet VS Metal jeans man by beverly hills 90210

    Received this yesterday after falling in love with my vintage 50 ml fahrenheit. This is incredibly close but does lack longevity. Not a problem as it's cheap enough to reapply often!
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    Re: Citrus & civet / castoreum

    Perhaps Ettore Bugatti (1992)? Really nice citrus top and animalic castoreum as it dries down. I can't speak for the current versions but the gold cap/frosted bottle is great :)
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    Re: Brick and Mortar Store Finds

    These are the prices you see on Ebay where the bottles are listed for months on end...
  43. Thread: Toronto, Canada

    by rybot
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Pennywise Fragrances

    1366 Danforth ave Toronto
    http://www.pennywisefragrances.com/


    I have shopped at the physical store and the online store is decent as well. Honest owner and good for a...
  44. Re: Does anyone else have a favorite era for fragrances?

    Definitely 1984-1994, with a few notable exceptions :)
  45. Re: PSA: Carven Homme (1999) on eBay, low quantity left, free USA shipping.

    Ah, the joys of Ebaying from Canada. If it weren't for you folks enjoying this listing, I'd report this seller for absurd shipping charges.
  46. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    If I remember correctly it was 36$ CAD. The bottle that was on the site a few days ago was 41$ or so... not a huge price increase over 2 years.
  47. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    I bought my 3 vintages, matching the photo shown, from FragranceX. Clear down the center just like the photo. This was a year or so ago, however. FragranceX is pretty good with having accurate photos...
  48. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    There seems to be a 75 ml vintage here:

    http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_cologne-am-lid_g-am-pid_446m__products.html
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    Re: Summer oldschool fragrance

    I only have experience with an older version of Armani Eau Pour Homme. I can say that it smells phenomenal but the longevity is disappointing. In light of what others have said, Eau Sauvage may be...
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    Re: Be careful buying from Fragrancex

    I did the same thing, with Kouros specifically. Joop Homme too. Giftset showed the older style bottles, received the newer. Haven't shopped there in a while...
  51. Thread: M7 Fresh

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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Great deal! Curious about this one. Enjoy!
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    Re: Thanks Basenotes - bought my first creed - SMW

    I was so confused by your quote, then I scrolled up and saw the thread is actually 8 years old! I was going to recommend he scout out some Marshalls/Winners for Creed since they are ~150$ CAD. Maybe...
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    Re: Why is there no thread on Davidoff Echo?

    Any differences between the 'script logo and the block font? This one has been on my radar for a while. Prices are stupid for what it is though!
  54. Re: Fake counterfeit Terre D'Hermes from Amazon (perfumeworlduk)

    I was thinking the same thing. A lot of the details that counterfeiters don't bother with are present on this bottle! I Lean towards it being legit.
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934

    Pass!! I saw this for 19.99$ in a shoppers drug mart. Made in USA bottle... shrill and screechy wood base. Was probably much better in earlier versions but I can't recommend what is currently...
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Touching Hednic. Scent really is a powerful sense.
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    Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    A great one to be sure. Got a couple bottles meself. I realize that I acuallh have more of Giorgio Beverly Hills for men than GPH1. Most are pre-elizabeth arden bottles.
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    Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    Gph1... 4 x 100 ml. Love it :)
  59. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    A net positive gain, but have managed to liquidate a few unwanted bottles. My acquisitions match or exceed my sales... it sort of stresses me out. :P
  60. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin Vs Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male

    Definitely get the connection. As Russel said, mint over liquorice. I really like Au Masculin, but Le Male I prefer.
  61. Thread: All male office

    by rybot
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    Re: All male office

    Yeah. In a "blue collar" environment, if you pardon the term, ball busting is a sport (and surprisingly creative art). Tough skin is a must and you only make yourself a target if you step outside...
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    Re: New Dollar Tree knockoffs

    When I first started my fragrance journey I was all over the "cheap gems" (Bogart Homme, Encre Noire, 24 gold...). Lately I find I rarely reach for them and derive more joy from finding a good deal...
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    Re: Scents that weaken as they are used

    This. Alcohol = hydrophobic (water hating); Oils = hydrophobic. These two things will therefore stick together in solution and prefer to mix as equally as they can.

    If it was strictly water and...
  64. Thread: M7 a must have?

    by rybot
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Man, your posts lean towards the alarmist side quite a bit, lol.


    Anyhoo, personally I enjoy this one very much. On first sniff it was a must have for me. I sourced a cheapish (not really) backup...
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Thanks littlered for sharing, finally! Lol. Guess my suggestion at the thread's start wasn't so far off. Not sure the op had to worry about people flocking to the store to snipe all the bottles. Good...
  66. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    I wouldn't say the projection or sillage have been greatly reduced. The scent in the bottle with "homme" below joop however, is screechy and harsh compared especially to first edition, but also to...
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    For the day today it was Egoiste. After a nice wet shave tonight I used some Fendi Uomo aftershave.
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Lol! Tell me you're just joking, right? Did I miss something obvious?
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    An older vintage of Oscar Pour Lui. I feel like I'm having a hard time wearing this while in casual clothing.
  70. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent vs Azzaro Pour Homme by Azzaro

    APH but I own and love both.
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Mind sharing the name of this store?
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Have not smelled either - However I would hazard a guess that they are not what the typical 29 year old is wearing these days. Hard to find to be sure, but does that mean they're worth buying?
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    For a second I thought you were talking about Fritsch Fragrances since you are in Kitchener (A great store and the gentleman who owns it is knowledgeable and great to chat with). You say this store...
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    Re: Joop! Recommendations

    Great breakdown, thanks Renato (and everyone else!)

    Nightflight, Go, and Splash have my attention. Flankers of Joop Homme I wasn't much interested in, but with your response, Renato, my mind is...
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    Joop! Recommendations

    Hi All,

    I was hoping to get some input on the best offerings from this house. I have only ever smelled Joop! Homme, which I enjoy. How are the other masculines? Splash? Jump? What About Adam?
    ...
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    Re: Givenchy PI, Question about Reformulations Dates

    I've got a bottle from 2000 and a bottle from 2012 and I am not reliably able to sniff any difference whatsoever. If anything, the 2012 bottle smells better to me, likely because it's fresher juice....
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    +1 for me in the morning - OS aftershave is a tradition.

    Fragrance wise for dinner and family, not sure... possibly the vintage Azzaro PH I just got today in the mail!! wooohoooo!!
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Over this past year I have picked up vintages of each of these three. Cherish them in my collection. Concerning Drakkar Noir, I don't care how popular and played out it once was, I LOVE it. I am 31...
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Laughed out loud at this, good one!
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    Re: Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    Haha, fair enough. I can see both sides, personally I like a jumble of bottles of different shapes and colours.

    As I said, two bottles I found particularly interesting were Xeryus and Derby. Now...
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    Re: Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    All good points! I suppose it isn't quite as bad as I thought. Perhaps only for a line of scents, which does make sense. I lament the loss of interesting bottles like Derby, Xeryus, M7, Rive Gauche,...
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    Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    Is it me, or are some of the major houses trending towards packaging all their fragrances in similar looking bottles, usually minimalistic and simple in design? I was looking at Rive Gauche and...
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    It's a comforting thing to have backups of favourites :)
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Can you please elaborate - did you get your bottle from FragranceX - is it "Yves Saint Laurent Parfums" version? Reading above there is apparently two tin can versions, not sure which is the "newer"...
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    Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    1Y01 is the batch code, dating it to 2011.
  86. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    I'm glad I didn't pay a lot for this. Reminds me of Aqua Velva, except I like AV a heck of a lot more. This has an annoying, grating cheap wood accord in the drydown. Shame, I'm sure the original was...
  87. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    This is selling in Canadian Shoppers Drug Marts for 19.99$. Picked up a bottle last night. Quality!
  88. Thread: Happy reunion

    by rybot
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    Re: Happy reunion

    Me too! Great lineup there though!
  89. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    Yes, we all love Grey Flannel socks! Oh, wait...

    As for the topic, I have done this... sort of - if I spot older style bottles on FragranceX (usually splash or smaller volumes), I have bought...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Today I stopped in a random gas station and when I went in to pay I spotted some fragrances behind the counter. One of them was a 100 ml Terre D'Hermes.

    I asked how much, and the lady said $34.99....
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    I want to say it's spicier a tad, but overall I can honestly say they are the same. If this one has been reformulated, they've done a great job!
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Hmmm I guess they changed the bottle in the mid-2000s.




    Makes sense! Good to hear. The white text is just an explanation of the notes as it is a tester bottle. Handy if you ask me.
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Thanks. I'm inclined to think the tester is older based as well on a familiar blast of "off" notes right out of the bottle - I've smelled similar in an old bottle of Polo and a bottle of Krizia...
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Interesting. The new bottles collar is also embossed with Givenchy. The tester smells spicier up front, while the newer bottle smells freshe and airier. Both benzoin bombs. Tester seems less faint...
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    givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Hi all,
    32825
    Recently got a tester from ebay and am confused. The bottle on the leftt is supposedly new juice, code 2R02 (2012). On the right is the tester, code 001488 (2000) from Andre's guide....
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    Re: Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Great read! Sounds like a wonderful adventure!
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    Have not heard much of this- is it EdP? Or the metallic bottle edt reissue?
  98. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I have not tried the newest one.

    I am familiar with two previous incarnations:

    "MIchael" on bottle by Perfumes Givenchy and "Michael Kors" by Michael Kors Beauty.

    The first is rich and deep...
  99. Re: Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    I had a very old bottle that had that exact sprayer. It was legit!
  100. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    Versace's The Dreamer. Had a small bottle, gave it to a friend. Smelled it on someone in public, now waiting for one to come in the mail :/
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