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  1. Re: Top 3 of The Best Oud designer fragrances for men

    In no particular order.

    M7
    TF Oud Wood
    Armani Eau de Nuit Oud
    Polo Oud
    Versace Oud Noir
    CdG Wonderoud
  2. Re: Next Urban Elements 'Marble' - capable Sauvage clone?

    They did a Spicebomb clone a few years ago that I couldn't tell apart from the original.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    Will definitely try.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    It is. I absolutely love it. If only it lasted a little longer on me, but I like it so much while it lasts I'm prepared to forgive the average longevity.
  5. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Anything Extreme which isn't simply an amped up version of the original.

    *cough* Tom Ford *cough*
  6. Thread: Tom Ford Noir

    by tefg
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Love it, one of my favourites and a huge compliment getter.

    Havent wore it for ages. Might remedy that soon. It's very cloying if oversprayed however.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th May, 2017

    SOTD was Gucci Absolute from a sample
    SOTE was TF Sahara Noir
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    https://uiimages.parfumo.de/9/3/77522_820bb899d00e75d3eb1a1250a30cc37b.jpg

    Liked this the very first time I tried it. Sampled again a couple of weeks ago and finally took the plunge.
  9. Re: Big Night Out Tonight.......Which Would You Pick Out Of These Choices?

    Is the question related more to which one women will like? If so the answer from that lot, like it or not, is Sauvage.

    Thought given youve said nightclub and blazer in the same sentence I'm a bit...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT or EDP

    EDP personally. Smoother and richer. The edt is too fleeting on my skin as well.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.... what's this?

    Just tried it. John Lewis in Newcastle for anyone interested. Not on display but they have one in. It's a fresher sauvage. Sprayed around an hour ago. Drying down on me a little lighter, maybe...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th April, 2017

    SOTD was Tom Ford For Men
    SOTE was By Kilian Sacred Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Kilian-Sacred-Wood.jpg

    From a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

    My SOTE.
  15. Re: fragrances that improve your mood / make you happier

    Incense fragrances are very relaxing for me.

    I wear Avignon almost exclusively for myself, and pretty much always on a Sunday evening to relax me ahead of the new working week.
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    Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    Not much of late. I've around 50-60 bottles and thats enough really. Most of the ones I like and would want to add are all 100+.

    A while ago I decided to go for quality rather than quantity. I...
  17. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    I owned Kouros many years ago, mid to late 80's at a guess (I'm 49). I tried it again around a year ago and found it revolting.
  18. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    €161.67???

    John Lewis here in the UK have the 50ml for 170 at the minute, wonder if thats right and just an indication of how expensive the UK is.
  19. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    The context is I don't like them. I'm not a fragrance expert, I didn't mention others because I havent tried anywhere near as much in the way of odd, niche scents that you presumably have.

    The...
  20. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    Cant imagine wearing Leather Oud, but it was trumped, in no uncertain terms, by Malle's The Night. I was in London between meetings when I managed to sniff it. No way was I going to put it on my skin.
  21. Re: Some noteworthy changes coming for Creed Fragrances.

    John Lewis in the UK are showing the 50ml bottle as 170, but Out of Stock. So more expensive per ml than the 75ml bottles, which are 200, but not the same price.
    ...
  22. Re: [UK] Valentino Uomo Acqua (Exclusive pre-release - In hand ready to ship), Aventus, HdP, Floris

    Got my Aventus. Paid Thursday night, arrived today, excellent service, well packaged as well.

    Got to say well done to Palmolive here as I had issues at my end over the payment but he was patient...
  23. Re: What if they said Jean-Claude Ellena created 1 Million Jean Paul Guerl created Diesel Fuel for L

    Other than a few obvious ones i have no idea who is behind the stuff i own. I have no interest at all and judge everything on its own merit, regardless of brand and certainly regardless of the...
  24. Re: [UK] HdP This Is Not A Blue Bottle 1.1,1.2+1.3, Aventus For Her, Guerlain Ideal EDP, Nasomatto..

    Put me down for 50ml of Aventus please.
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Antidote price?

    Still available online at Debenhams, though low in stock.
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    Re: What do you think of Oud? What are top 5 Ouds?

    I like the commercial stuff that probably contains no Oud anyway. Honourable mentions to

    TF Oud Wood
    CdG Wonderoud
    ADP Oud
    M7 Oud Absolou

    I sniffed Malle's The Night and found it revolting....
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Been considering this for a while, saw half a bottle on ebay for a decent price so took the plunge

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29737.jpg
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    Re: Grey Vetiver EDT VS EDP

    Tried both, could barely tell the difference at first but then the EDT faded much quicker.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP vs EDT?

    EDP. All year round, day or night, work or casual. Fantastic all rounder.

    The EDT smelled almost identical when I did a side by side but was significantly weaker on my skin.
  30. Thread: AP cedre olympe

    by tefg
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    Re: AP cedre olympe

    Quite average for me rarely feel the need to reach for it. Yet another blind buy I wish I hadn't bothered with. Wore it a few times and it's never clicked.

    This was the one that finally made me...
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    Tried this today so my thoughts......

    First sniff was on a tester strip, not hugely impressed so I'll pass over that. One spray to the back of my hand after that around 7 hours ago.

    First...
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    Re: Creeds green irish tweed vs original vetiver.

    OV of the two but try Mugler Cologne first. Pretty close and a fraction of the price. Don't like GIT myself, but then I'm not a huge Creed fan overall.
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    Definitely gonna try this, the notes sound right up my street.
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    Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    Love it. Performance is average on me. Never seen it discounted anywhere so trying to make my decant last.
  35. Thread: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    by tefg
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    As someone who is usually heavy on the sprayer this is one I go easy on as much as I love it I find it cloying if I overspray.
  36. Poll: Re: Male But Still Interested: Which Is Your Favourite Female Fragrance?

    Not answering the poll but my daughter loves Flowerbomb, and anything else sweet.

    My wife loves Black Orchid, and I love it on her. Tried it once myself, scrubbed it almost immediately. Just not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th December, 2016

    http://www.armanibeauty.co.uk/media/img/products/g_AP4010.png
  38. Re: Armani Code Profumo and Armani Code Utimate - Need your opinion

    I own Ultimate and I'm holding off on Code Profumo due to the similarity I see. Having said that I probably will get Profumo one day when I see it at the right price,
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    Re: A Winter Office Scent

    Whilst I wear most things most seasons.....All year round office staples are

    FT Grey Vetiver
    Dior Homme Eau
    Prada Luna Rossa
    TDH
    ADG Profumo
    Bottega Veneta PH
    V&R Antidote
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    Re: The absolute essential fragrances by Kilian?

    I love Incense Oud, but at 275 a bottle I'm not sure how much I would actually wear it. My sample is almost gone so I might try and get my hands on another.

    Sacred Wood is very nice. Though...
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    Re: Help me choose xmas gift

    Oud Wood by a long long long way
  42. Thread: Honey Fragrances

    by tefg
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    Re: Honey Fragrances

    L'Envol De Cartier
    MFK Absolue Pour le Soir
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/63542.jpg
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    Re: NEW - Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum

    Love the original, prefer it to Extreme even though Extreme performs slightly better, so I'm very interested.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Bit of a splurge on a few designers I've sampled recently and liked, all bought because the price was right as well.

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/blog/images/260286.jpg
    ...
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    Re: NEW : Olfactive Studio - Close-up

    Definitely interested, especially if the rose isn't strong. I like Ombre Indigo but love Chambre Noire
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Kilian Sacred Wood. Very nice but reminds me of something far cheaper but I can't quite put my finger on it....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

    Armani Code Profumo from a sample. Quite nice, quite close to Ultimate but more sweetness and less vanilla. Another I'd consider at the right price but in no hurry and would probably sample again...
  49. Thread: Best Amouage Opus

    by tefg
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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    VI for me as well though haven't tried them all. I very much doubt my nose is good enough to tell synthetic from natural. I simply go for what I like the smell of, and that's VI. An absolute monster...
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    Re: NEW : Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia

    I'll give it a go. Pluriel is in my top 10, the rest of the line that I have tried has left me underwhelmed. Nothing I've really hated but nothing else I'd pay 100+ for
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    Seriously? $180?? I got it duty free in the UK in the summer and it was around 70-80 IIRC

    $180 is Prive/Private Blend prices isn't it?
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    Re: Dior Homme line with less lipstick/iris accord

    Parfum. Or try Valentino Uomo.
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    Re: Western Ouds: Suggestions Welcome!

    Oud Wood, a better version of Versace Oud Noir
    CdG Wonderoud, not heavy on the oud but I highly recommend it, very wearable and a big compliment getter on me
    AdP Colonia Oud is worth trying but...
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    Re: appropriate colognes for men age 35-40?

    I'm almost 50 and my age has never ever entered my thoughts when I've tried something. If I like it I buy it.
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    Atelier Poivre Electrique

    My SOTD from a sample.

    Reminds me quite a bit of Creed Spice and Wood in the drydown. Didn't notice it much at first but as the morning went on there was a definite similarity there. First thing...
  56. Thread: Incense?

    by tefg
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    Re: Incense?

    As already mentioned,

    Montale Full Incense
    Sahara Noir
    CdG 2 Man

    I've sampled This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire and liked it a lot.

    Also try
  57. Re: Could you wear Tuscan Leather EVERY DAY for the entire Winter season?

    Personally I doubt very much I could wear the same thing even 7 days running.

    Even before I got into this as a real hobby I always had maybe 2-3 bottles for work and 1-2 for weekends/nights out to...
  58. Re: When did you calm down on blind buying and start taking sampling more seriously?

    I've never been big on blind buying and most of the ones I have bought have been disappointing at best. My favourite blind buy was my cheapest, Lomani Intense Black, whilst there's only been one or...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

    Spooky. I posted before I read the thread. It's definitely not on my to buy list.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th October, 2016

    Atelier Encens Jinhae from a sample

    Hate it. Minimal incense, lots of rose. Should have read up on the notes before applying it and leaving the house. I hate rose and expected incense.
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    SOTD today from a sample and I really like it.

    A very wearable incense - smoky and a little spicy, reminds me of Bentley Intense with the incense amped up a little. I'm terrible at detecting...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th October, 2016

    SOTD

    https://d3r2zleywq7959.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/2/627119_xlarge.jpg

    SOTE

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.41085.jpg
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    Re: New Amouage - Myths

    A fleeting visit to London yesterday saw me manage to grab 30 minutes in Harrods between meetings. Tried nothing on skin yesterday (other than a cheeky top up of the Spice and Wood I was already...
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lots of things as been in London. I'll post more later but the main comment concerns Malle's The Night.

    Wow.

    I thought Dior's Leather Oud would be hard to wear when I sniffed that. This takes...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th October, 2016

    http://images.theage.com.au/2013/04/12/4188175/comme-des-garcons_729.jpg?rand=1365946650333
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st October, 2016

    SOTD

    http://www.style-and-beauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Chanel-Les-Exclusifs-Coromandel.jpg

    SOTE

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/members/xl/14291061744743.jpg

    Two of my absolute...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th September, 2016

    http://i.beautyspin.com/view/16/amouage/amujubm_aedp10_01__2.jpg
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    Re: Dirt cheap 'quality' scents

    Sub 20?

    Encre Noire is around the low 20's, Lomani Intense Black is superb for it's price 10-15, if you can find it anywhere.
  69. Thread: Similar gph

    by tefg
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    Re: Similar gph

    I have a decant of GPH, and I own CdG 2 Man and Bentley Absolute and the Bentley is way way closer to GPH than the CdG.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016

    http://www.parisgallery.com/products/images/zoom/1-paris-gallery-giorgio-armani-l9338400.jpg
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    Re: Oud fragrance recommendations?

    As mentioned above TF Oud Wood and YSL M7 Oud Absolou are two very wearable ouds.

    Of the recent designer ouds, Boss, Polo, Gucci, Armani I can definitely say my favourite is Armani Eau de Nuit...
  72. Re: Armani code profumo or Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP/EDT

    Bleu edp
    ADG Profumo
    Bleu edt
    Code Profumo

    In that order.
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Recently tried Valentino Uomo Intense. DHI in a different bottle basically. Far closer to DHI than the original Uomo is to DH.
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    One of my favourites, underrated on here I feel. Actually a very good compliment getter for me would you believe. I rarely get comments but this one has had a few, all very positive.
  75. Re: Can you help me narrow my want to buy list for fall/winter? Whats your top 3 from these

    Spicebomb, Chambre Noire, Pluriel.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd September, 2016

    Same.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd September, 2016

    Condolences my friend. Mines not in the greatest of health but keeps on keeping on. Can only imagine how hard it must be for you.

    I know I have a sample of RG, it'll be my SOTD tomorrow.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd September, 2016

    Pure Malt
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    Re: The best cheapies(under 30 euros) you know/own

    As already mentioned

    Encre Noire
    Midnight in Paris
    Monotheme Leather
    CK One Shock

    Also the following

    Lomani Intense Black
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st September, 2016

    Zegna Javanese Patchouli
  81. Thread: Roja Dove ?

    by tefg
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    Re: Roja Dove ?

    Don't get me wrong, it's nice. But to me it's very close to TF Grey Vetiver EDP. I got my RD Vetiver at a decent price but if I'd paid anything like full price for it I'd have been gutted.
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    Tried it on a card last week and was underwhelmed to say the least but I did get a sample so I'll post my views after a proper wearing on my skin.
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    Re: Citrus/incense/wood cologne

    CdG 2 Man is a fantastic fragrance, but much more incense than citrus to me.

    If you like GPH I can thoroughly recommend Bentley for Men Absolute, it's very very close to my nose (assuming my GPH...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    That's very interesting. Thanks for that.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th September, 2016

    Tom Ford Extreme
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th September, 2016

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.33490.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    It comes in 30ml bottles now? Tell me more. I'm loathe to use any of my 10ml as it's just beyond my budget at 400+....

    :embarassed::lolk:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

    SOTE

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.406.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/6/6/46695_387f091261b066a6beda03afd5b5fd97.jpg
  90. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    Tried them today, though only Very de Bois on skin and I really like this one. Almost went back and bought a bottle I enjiyed it so much but having read this thread I think I'd like to try Vert...
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    Off out shopping tomorrow (weather permitting) and this is on my sampling list as I'm hoping to get my hands on a bottle to have a sniff.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    Nice, just got this one myself, incredibly close to GPH (assuming my decant of GPH is legit!)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th September, 2016

    Spicebomb
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    Poll: Re: First private blend Tom Ford??

    Not on your list, but I'll vote for Oud Wood.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th September, 2016

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.466.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th September, 2016

    Good choice, one of my favourites.
  97. Poll: Re: Poll: Which 4 Shall I Purchase For My Winter Wardrobe

    If you only drink in high end bars, eat in fancy restaurants, look a million dollars and have such a great job then buy them all. Surely you can afford them.....
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDP - How is the performance?

    I own the edp, tried the edt and didn't feel it worth owning both, very close for me.
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    Re: Sweet tabacco scent

    Pure Havane
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDP - How is the performance?

    Cant compare it to Eau Sauvage edp as I've tried it and wasn't keen, though that was pretty powerful when I tried it - it felt too heavy and irritated me the whole afternoon after trying it on my...
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