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    Re: Your Most Recent Summer Purchases

    I have been tempted to buy Vetiver Extraordinaire the past 3 visits to barneys NYC.
    Every time i was steered away from it.

    How does it wear during the summer heat
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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

    bump
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    Your Most Recent Summer Purchases

    What are your top 5 new additions to your collection that were made with summer in mind?

    I personally added a lot of Bois 1920. The whole line has a "vacation" feel to it.

    1. Bois 1920 - Dolce...
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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

    updated
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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

    bump
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    Re: Atkinsons Fragrance

    As stated above, Oud Save the King is great.

    While not ground breaking, it is a really well composed sweet oud scent.
    It smells very high quality and classy.

    The Triple Extrait was pretty good...
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    Re: Ambra by Acqua di Parma

    i think it beats the point of the fragrance
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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

    update
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    Re: Ambra by Acqua di Parma

    Agreed.

    After a full day wear I find it very similar to the recent tom ford noir extreme.

    Opening is nice, but the dry down is average plus.

    So far the leather one is my favorite out of that...
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    Re: Ambra by Acqua di Parma

    Barney's did not have a bottle yet from what I saw but they had samples
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    Re: Ambra by Acqua di Parma

    I see. Thank you for clearing it up
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    Ambra by Acqua di Parma

    Got a sample of it today from Barneys.

    i got to say...it's a very nice smelling amber.

    it doesn't have much "amber" feel to it like some of the popular ambers.
    the notes are very well blended....
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    Niche + Few Designer swap

    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem 1.7oz (98% full)

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood - 97% Full (with box)
    (also for sale) Looking for a different oud or a fragrance of equal value

    D&G Homme...
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    TF website.

    Yes the outer shell is a thin metal sheet.
    Feels very cheap.
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    ^ exactly my thoughts.
    That is why I was disappointment from such a tamed release.

    sprayed it at 8am. I can still smell it pretty good on me.
    For a mainstream release it is very high quality,...
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I think the regular noir was too niche for the mainstream.
    This was the toned down fix.

    I see where you get the spice bomb.

    It's defenitly a crowed pleaser. Suitable for most occasions. Maybe...
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Its not a bad scent. I would much rather wear it above the other ones.
    I do like how it smells, but as a big tom ford fan i am a little disappointed.
    Its too mainstream for a TF release. It comes...
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I shouldve waited and not blind bought it.
    It smells a lot better IMO than the said two, but what i was trying to say is that it smells mainstream and the two scents share some similarities.
    I just...
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    First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Just got my bottle.

    First thing that i dont like is the gold cap.

    If it was metal it would be awesome, but the plastic cap feels very cheap.

    Now for the smell:

    So on the initial spray i...
  20. Re: New in the Oud Mood Collection from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood!!

    Damn
    I just it their regular oud last night.
    I'm curious to see how this one smells
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Tom Ford Noir Extreme.

    Can't wait for it to arrive
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    L'artisan - Timbuktu

    Nasomatto - Black afgano
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    Re: MFK Oud Mood Collection - Thoughts?

    i found velvet and cashmere to be very similar.
    From your perspective, how would you describe the differences?

    I only smelled them on paper. Minor differences to my nose
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    Re: MFK Oud Mood Collection - Thoughts?

    I like their regular oud a lot.
    Its next on my list together with montale black aoud.

    The thing is that to me, the regular Oud isnt oud focused but rather a composition.

    The velvet oud...
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    MFK Oud Mood Collection - Thoughts?

    Picked up a bottle of Velvet mood few days ago.

    Very unique deep resinous - industrial like scent.
    Gasoline laced scent. Smokey and very deep.
    Complex and beautiful but very hard to pull off.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    TF azure lime
  27. [USA] Re: Swaps - Niche/ Designer - Tom Ford, Bond No.9 and more, Samples

    Updated and sent pm
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    MFK - oud velvet mood
    Dior - Leather Oud
    Amouage - memoir man
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    Re: Very Happy with Dior Homme Parfum

    In retrospective I should've bought more bottles.
    It's available in duty free shops. Not sure if it's exclusive to a specific airport chain
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    Very Happy with Dior Homme Parfum

    I just picked up Dior homme Parfum at the delta terminal in JFK.

    What a great scent.

    I was never a fan of any of the other Dior Homme.
    The original and the intense version were too lipsticky...
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    Re: Oud Wood- A subtle hype-king?

    I find Oud Wood incredible.
    Is it hyped? yes, unfortunately it is. In my opinion it takes away a little from the scent, but when not overdone, its a great scent.
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    Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    Apom by MFk, to me smells similar
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    Re: Montale Aoud Greedy

    Citrus and anise hmm

    I had Must de Cartier and i was not a fan of the anise there.
    Happen to know if there are any similarities?
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    Montale Aoud Greedy

    Hey

    Got an offer to buy a bottle at a really good price.
    Can't seem to find too much information or reviews about this one.

    Has anyone tried it, and if so what are your thoughts?
    What would...
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    Byredo - Help me with the line

    I blind bought Palermo and received it today.
    Its not mind blowing but its a very good summer scent.

    I got to smell a couple from their line at Barneys, and they all smelled pretty linear to me....
  36. Blind bought Montale Aoud Melody - What to expect?

    Hey

    I just bought the above online at a very good price.
    I was reading that its similar to MFK's Oud scent, which i really like (in my buy list)

    For those who have experience with the scent,...
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    Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    No they are just not as "mainstream" aka crowd-pleasers as most scents.
    Its not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, a Ferrari would be less appealing if it was an everyday car.
    They arent bold scents,...
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    Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    I agree that most of them are inflexible. Cologne and sycomore are probably the more flexible ones.

    I don't consider them as challenging, but I don't see them as wearable as some stuff.
    They all...
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    Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    Check out no22
    It's floral but I find it very wearable
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
  41. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I think a lot of people are giving bond a hard time.
    Yes it's gimmicky and over priced, but they make some really good scents.
    I never got the wet dog accord until recently. I think Wall Street...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    Its not about the price. Im just wondering if its worth it as in if its noticeably different than the EDT
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    Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    Hey

    So few days ago i got rid of my bottle of MiP EDT.

    I liked the scent, but nothing more than that.
    It didnt get too many wears. Something about the EDT just didnt smell rights to me.
    It...
  44. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    I think chanel platinum egoiste or tom ford grey vetiver are very good choices.
    They are both very high quality and can be worn year around. They fit every occasion and when I wear them I always get...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    It's the application of it.
    I get uncomfortable wearing two full sprays of it.
    It's more tamed once dried down. I do like one full spray and it's good.
    Btw
    I have layered a little of TF Extreme...
  46. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I have a 3.4oz bottle.
    I like it. Its nothing outstanding but a good go to smell.
    Smelling from the bottle/ cap i do get the wet dog reference, but once you wear it and it dries down it shares some...
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    I want to take a small step back here and re-state something.

    When i said smelling good, i meant fit in the common concept of smelling good.
    A collection can consist of mainly mainstream...
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    I have tam dao also. Great smell

    It's not that niche don't smell good. It's just that a lot of them go against the common perception of a good smell.
    Same as in sushi where the general society...
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    Smelling good or Standing out?

    Hi everyone,
    its been a while since i last posted here.

    My taste in fragrances just like in food, has recently shifted towards more exotic and different things that stand out.

    One of my...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    I have BO and it doesnt get many wears.
    The scent is beautiful but like some people have stated its very "out there"
    It is not an easy one to wear. It will definitely make you stand out, but at...
  51. Thread: WTH Creed Aventus

    by Kbar
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    Re: WTH Creed Aventus

    How do i know which one i have without having the box anymore?
    I was at BG yesterday and smelled their aventus.
    Smells so different than mine. I bought mine nearly two years ago. Smells much...
  52. [USA] Swaps - Niche/ Designer - Tom Ford, Bond No.9 and more, Samples

    Hi,

    Here is my full list of fragrances for swap / sale

    Contact me with any questions


    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem 1.7oz (98% full)

    Tom Ford - Black Violet 1.7oz BNIB (very rare)
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    [USA] Re: Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem

    Updated list:

    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem 1.7oz (98% full)
    Tom Ford - Black Violet 1.7oz BNIB (very rare)
    Bogart - Silver Scent Intense
    Serge Lutens - Cedre 50ml (99%)
    Azzaro - Elixir 3.4oz...
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    [USA] BNIB Tom Ford Black Violet 1.7oz

    Hi

    I have a brand new unopened bottle.
    Looking for 350$ net

    Will consider interesting trades as well.

    Feel free to contact me with an offer
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    [USA] Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem

    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I have about 98% full bottle of New Haarlem 1.7oz

    Wore it two or three times, just doesn't wear well on me.

    Open to any swap of equal or higher value (willing to add...
  56. Re: New Buy - Bogart Silver Scent Intense + more finds in israel

    I wasnt able to find the regular one, but this one is pretty woodsy. Kind of like one of the JV artisan. Maybe the black one but with less of a fabreeze smell to it.

    I can see the 8hr of power and...
  57. New Buy - Bogart Silver Scent Intense + more finds in israel

    Hi everyone

    Today while in israel on vacation i found a discounted section of different men cosmetics and fragrances. I did not have have enough with me to buy more then one item so i am planning...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Tjmaxx:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Blue
    Givenchy Red
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Vera Wang Men
    D&G Masculine

    Marshalls:
    Givenchy Intense Ultramarine (great aquatic scent btw)
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    Any fans of Aveda Men Pure-Formance?

    I saw this at the aveda store few days ago.
    Its pretty good. Its a spicy lemon/woodsy leather.

    Im thinking of picking up a bottle.

    what do yall think?
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    Re: Must de Cartier? What do you think?

    its really not a bad scent. i dont see why you dislike it.
    it does have a very strong sense of class to it, yet it is a great all around scent.
    it isnt phenomenal but its not bad either.
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    Re: Must de Cartier? What do you think?

    Yes I also thought it would be for romantic use but its a very nice all-around scent.
    itasts pretty good on me, it jusy doesnt really project.
    The anis is a little overwhelming at first. I used 4...
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    Must de Cartier? What do you think?

    Whats up.
    So i decided to buy few new winter frags.
    I ended up going for
    Must de Cartier
    Rochas Man
    M7

    Today MDC arrived and its a lot different from what i expected.
    From the description...
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    Re: Rochas Man vs. Pure Malt

    i see what your saying, but its not really true imo.
    rochas is "younger" because it is sweeter, and as coffee is more common/available it does appeal to a wider range of people.
    Pure Malt is more...
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    Re: Rochas Man vs. Pure Malt

    they are both honestly great.
    i get equal amount of female comments from each one, but never from the same girl...
    i honestly didnt find a girl who liked both.
    I am starting to like rochas more...
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    Re: Two new buys; Which ones should i get?

    i couldnt find L'instant so i dropped it.
    i added two different ones:

    Rive Gauche
    Rochas Man

    I have a good amount of gourmands which help me back from getting rochas, but after having a...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Burberry london gets me a large amount of female compliments.
    i was at a frat party yesterday and about 10 girls told me how great i smell
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    Two new buys; Which ones should i get?

    So i am about to purchase two new winter scents.

    i narrowed down my list to the following:

    Guerlain L'Instant EDP
    MINOTAURE by Paloma Picasso
    Must de Cartier
    Boucheron EDP (for some reason...
  68. Re: Terre d'Hermes or Guerlain L'Instant - EDT or EDP?

    I think i am going to get L'Instant. I saw the edp on amazon but i cant find it anymore =\
  69. Terre d'Hermes or Guerlain L'Instant - EDT or EDP?

    Whats up.

    I decided i want a new winter fragrance and after previously trying both and liking them as well i decided it is time to buy one.

    The only thing i didnt get a chance to try is the EDP...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I mean to say there that in the world of mainstream frag's and its shoppers the opinion people get from girls is what matters
  71. Thread: Fresh cut grass

    by Kbar
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    Re: Fresh cut grass

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver allways reminded me of fresh cut grass...being set on fire lol

    nothing bad about it tho
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I was at lord and taylor today with a buddy his gf and two of her female friends shopping for a present for a mutual friend.
    As we passed the men fragrance counter we were offered to smell the new...
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    M7 Fresh
    Gandarme G EDP
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Elixir 2009

    I really like it and so do the girls. Its unique in a sense that no one else will have it.
    I bought a 3.4oz in israel for 25usd. Great buy if you can find it for less then 40
  75. Jo Malone Grapefruit - anyone else find it strange?

    While walking in bloomingdales i noticed this girl i used to know working at the jo malone counter.
    I never got a chance to check any of Jo Malones fragrances so this was a good opportunity to get...
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    Re: Gendarme G - Opinions?

    Im going to blind buy it.
    Im buying it together with M7 Fresh. Im trying to buy two opposite ends in some sort of way
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    Re: Gendarme G - Opinions?

    Ok thanks i think i will go for it.
    it seems like a good deal for the price.

    Im not really a big fan of prada amber even though i own it, i like mugler cologne much better.
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    Re: Gendarme G - Opinions?

    How would you describe it as a clean scent?
    soapy like prada amber
    or more woodsy like the john varvatos artisan?
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    Re: Gendarme G - Opinions?

    yeah its the top one just a different bottle.
    Does it last for long and projects well?
    I saw it on amazon for cheap: 3.4oz for ~30usd.
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    Gendarme G - Opinions?

    I was wondering what people here think of Gendarme G.
    I found it online on Amazon for really cheap and i am very tempted to buy.

    what is it like, or what is it similar to?
  81. Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Why is 4711 so cheap? lol i might just squeeze it in that list.
    Any support for Moschino Uomo and Gendarme G?


    Im pretty set on M7 Fresh as of right now being a certain buy
  82. Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    does this seem legit to you guys?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002I74MVG/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=AMAHQRM5SRBJ8

    Its the Gendarme G EDP 3.4oz for 28$...

    I am afraid it may not be...
  83. Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Monsieur Balmain seems interesting. Yatagan and Silences dont seem like what i am looking for at the moment.
    Any one here got an opinion about Gendarme G? for 28$ it sounds pretty tempting
  84. Re: Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    yeah i tired L'Anarchiste together with Pour un Homme and i really liked them.
    I am going to buy them at this high-end store next to my house. last time i bought some skincare stuff i got 5...
  85. Summer Frags on a budget (No Aquatics) What would you choose?

    Long story short i basically have ~80$ credit from amazon.com
    I am looking for a couple new summer frags especially after losing my issey miyake in israel.

    Basically i dont want to spend too much...
  86. Thread: Azzaro PH Elixir

    by Kbar
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    Re: Azzaro PH Elixir

    Once im back to te states im going to give this Exilir a proper wear.
    I tried wearing it last night, but it didnt work too well for me in this intense heat.

    I do really like it. i have been...
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    Re: Creed Woods & Spice - let's speculate...

    for some reason, i like using the more "elegant" scents while wearing a nice pair of shorts, moc's and a wife beater
  88. Thread: Azzaro PH Elixir

    by Kbar
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    Re: Azzaro PH Elixir

    On me i find some similarities to the original.
    Does it work for you in hot weather?
  89. Thread: Azzaro PH Elixir

    by Kbar
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    Azzaro PH Elixir

    Anyone here familiar with this?

    I bought it few days ago here in israel for a pretty good price...~25usd for a 3.4oz

    At first it smells nothing like the original. From the bottle i thought it...
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    Re: Guerlain L'INSTANT - EDT vs EDP

    the guerlain is not meant to be my summer scent pick.
    as i was saying the store got this sale where i buy one fragrance and i get one for free so i can mix and match.

    To be honest? i cant make up...
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    Guerlain L'INSTANT - EDT vs EDP

    Whats up.

    right now im in Israel on vacation and yesterday i was surprised by the large selection of fragrances available.
    The prices arent too bad at all...while its a little more then in the US...
  92. Re: Comparing the Coconut/Fig/Lime/Lemon Tropical notes

    Im really not a fan of Marc Jacobs for Men.
    The fig is way to strong and it smells a little feminine imo and my girls opinion.

    Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme is a classy little powdery fig...
  93. Re: looking for scents that smell like liquor or booze

    A*Men Pure Malt - Aged whisky

    Guerlain Homme - Mojito

    Salvador Dali Laguna - a little like pinacolada
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    Re: summer and winter scent for a high schooler

    I find Canali Men to be very versatile. Its a very clean leather smell which makes it a very elegant/romantic scent.
    Theres some subtle fruity notes which makes it more wearable in the summer. Its...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010

    Lanvin Arpege PH

    its ok i dont know what to think about it yet because the weather is too warm.

    I find it to be somewhat similar to JPG Le Male blended with Dior Homme and a little Body Kouros
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    Poll: Re: M7 or Dirty English

    M7 imo

    Dirty English is somewhat similar to Gucci PH1, but not as good.

    I find M7 to smell like a sauna (the scent of the wood without the sweaty people) with a little sweetness to it.
    I didnt...
  97. Re: New Blind Buy - Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali- What to expect?

    im usually not a fan of citrus...
    is it a subtle citrus or "in your face" kind?
  98. New Blind Buy - Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali- What to expect?

    I found this on amazon for 18$ for a 3.4oz bottle so i thought why not.

    I never smelled it, but i did like laguna. I am wondering if anyone got a chance to smell it and can tell me what it is...
  99. Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    +1 for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.

    Its a great summer scent imo.
    Go to sephora and get a sample first; i hated it first few times i applied it but it grew up on me.

    Its a "Dirty Clean" scent. it...
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    Re: Basenoters that Enjoy Coffee Notes.

    I didnt get a chance to check ice*men.

    in theory yeah coffee is a heavy note, but a good quality ice coffee does have a cooling aroma.
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