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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    I wanted to update this thread after the recent experience of purchasing Telegrama directly from the Imaginary Authors site.

    Aside from the fact that it was shipped extremely fast, the overall...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I tell ya, I was terrified last year when (I believe) Anton Pan announced that Hermes would be releasing a new pillar. “God, please don’t let it be shit,” is all I could think. I believe it wasn’t...
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    Voted BDC Parfum, which easily lasts all day and smells great.

    I also love AHEB, but I donít think itís gonna last you the whole day.


    Also, if I could make one suggestion: Carven LíEau...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Another *sound* reason for the backlash—cost. Take that and combine with Dior’s history as a creative house and you have the perfect storm. Then, throw on top of that the fact it’s displacing the...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Absolutely. There’s no chance of it gaining any sort of traction here. I understand exactly why people think it’s boring—I do too. But it’s not nearly as bad as it’s being made out to be. Look, you...
  6. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Buysblind
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    At the moment:

    Fahrenheit
    Avant Garde
    Naxos

    My top three changes weekly, if not more frequently. Next week it could be something completely different.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Glad to see you’re doing this! :)
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Great pictures, they look cool.
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    I’ll be sure to check in once I’ve given it a wearing or two. :)
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    It’s kind of like this.

    I rarely even encounter fragrances I would give a true 5, let alone a 3. Scores like those would probably be reserved for those dollar imitation scents at places like CVS...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    A 5 is terrible. When I rate them I think of them as a numerical score equivalent to academic grades. So a 7.5, or a 75 is a solid “C” which is exactly average. A 5 would be like a 50, which is well...
  12. Re: Equipage, Heritage, Savile Row, DHS2012/2008 and More! GREAT PRICES!

    Updated and revised 1/26
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I've owned this for about two weeks now and have probably worn it about 8 full days.

    My final assessment is that it's not a bad fragrance in terms of how it smells and how it's put together, but...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks. The other two are Every Storm a Serenade and Telegrama.

    I'm pretty excited for Telegrama and I've never smelled it before. Every Storm is one of my favorite aquatics, with loads of...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    It really depends on your style. I could say, "Antaeus," but if you don't like old school types of scents then you're not going to like this. I could also say, "Allure Homme Sport," but if you don't...
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    Don't know about best, but my favorite for the moment is Roja Dove Creation-E (Enigma) Parfum Cologne.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Picked up three Imaginary Authors fragrances this week. This is the last of the trio:

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.45706.jpg
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Bought 1

    Current Balance = +7
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    No, I totally got confused and thought he was asking about Russian Tea! I didn't realize he was asking "The Russian" about Elie Saab Vetiver. Haha. I've never tried Elie Saab Vetiver.
  20. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Officially Discontinued: Fahrenheit 32, Fahrenheit Absolute, Aqua Fahrenheit (though strangely available at Sephora in Canada....that's good news for you!...I'm wondering if maybe its only...
  21. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Officially Discontinued: Fahrenheit 32, Fahrenheit Absolute, Aqua Fahrenheit

    Limited Production but still around: Fahrenheit Parufm (oddly, this is probably easier to find now than at the time...
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    That's nice to hear, I have a bottle on the way.

    Thanks for your input!
  23. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Thanks for posting this!

    I'm happy to hear that they're taking it back to the essence for this flanker and really focusing on its marine, aquatic character. Curious to see how this Aquozone works...
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    Yeah, I think they're just copying the note list from the regular EDT. I doubt that's the actual note pyramid.
  25. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Actually, I shouldn't say anything about Instinct. I haven't smelled it yet and was saying that based on what seems to be the general consensus. Shame on me! Absolu, on the other hand, I did not...
  26. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    I actually like Invictus Aqua a lot, and the 2016 version was something I had stocked up on, mostly for backup bottles. But once they reached a certain price I sold them because it would've been...
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    Re: Warm and cold weather niche fragrances

    Nio and Naxos from those you're considering. They're both top of the line, excellent fragrances. Can't go wrong, imo.


    And here are a few recommendations for each category of stuff you might...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    *Note: This is not the regular HM edt. It's a bizarre flanker called "Eau Fraiche." I've never seen this one before.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    WOW...BIG EDIT!!!!

    It's all of those kind of.

    What I remember about RT is that it opens with with a very fresh spearmint note over black tea and there's this very interesting contrast of...
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    Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    I stumbled upon this today:

    https://www.beautyencounter.com/content/images/thumbs/0036394_3526790000183_400.jpg


    Apparently there's an "Eau Fraiche" flanker for Hanae Mori HM for Men. I...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I'm very happy with both. By current, my bottle of Antaeus is from 2016, and Egoiste is from 2017 or 2018.

    At the same time, I've never experienced vintage versions of the others, so I'm not...
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    Re: almond scent for men?

    These are 4 very nice almond fragrances for men. The all lean pretty sweet, so take that into account:

    Montale Vanilla Cake (wonderful gourmand)

    Acqua di Parma Blu Meditteraneo Mondorlo di...
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    I've tried a few and the only one I remember because it was kind of weird was Seductive Homme. But it's not worth owning, just has a big orchid note that's distinct but not necessarily in a good way....
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    I enjoyed this for a little while, and I don't think it's a bad fragrance, but it hasn't stood up to the test of time very well. I rarely felt compelled to wear this when I owned it and don't regret...
  35. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Wow...some odd notes in this one. Mastic Absolute can give off a very bitter aroma. It's possibly the note that's responsible for that really bitter edge in PdM's Kalan. I'm not a big fan of it.
    ...
  36. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    It's funny: People were predicting Dior Homme Parfum in the beginning of this thread in 2016. It's somehow managed to hang on, as we know it's still produced in Europe, but not available in the U.S. ...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Yes, I noticed that. Heís one perfumeur whose talent and style often crosses over when he does work for other brands (like when he did Carven LíEau Intense, one of my favorite fragrances). Ever since...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Previous Balance = +3

    Bought = +3 (Telegrama, Every Storm..., Elie Saab Vetiver)

    Current Balance = +6

    Okay, this is time when I have to start being careful. I'm looking to have a +3...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Congratulations, it sounds great!. I've been considering getting a pure vetiver lately and after seeing this and reading about it, I've decided to give it a blind buy. I'd never even heard of it...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Cool...I unintentionally celebrated with you all today.

    I've found that for work the only safe way for me to wear Fahrenheit is by doing 2 sprays in the air and standing under the mist. If I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Yep. We missed the boat.

    I've been wanting to buy a backup Viking for a while too, but most places are asking more for it now than when it first came out. I wish I caught that Costco sale when it...
  42. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    I’m all for a fair auction but the gouging is ridiculous. I looked online yesterday for a bottle of LIDGE with the black glass....$429.99.
  43. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Okay...

    So to update this thread I looked over all the replies and found the predictions that actually ended up being discontinued. I might have missed some so my bad if I don't mention one you...
  44. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Interesting to review this thread three years later. Some predictions were spot on! Others, not so much.

    And for all the Givenchy Play flankers that were predicted, I don’t think anyone saw the...
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    Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    No need to panic, but if you’re a big fan of the iris-containing formula and have the extra cash it makes sense to grab a 50ml or 100ml now, while they’re still widely available for a cheap price. At...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.58544.jpg

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.34470.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    That looks much better! I think you'll be fine. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    Yeah, I really got awful performance from the Elysium Parfum Cologne and found the smell nice but lacking some depth. I recently bought a 100ml of the Parfum (the bottle is dangerously similar...
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    My favorite osmanthus fragrance is Perris Montecarlo Absolute d'Osmanthe Extrait.

    Auphorie Miyako is another interesting one, with a big, rugged leather note and an osmanthus that shows its...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Oooh...

    The font looks like it was made on a dot matrix printer.

    I hate to second Peeps' concern, but unless you passed your picture through some sort of filter that box looks very off. I would...
  51. Thread: Cosmetic Now

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    Re: Cosmetic Now

    Glad to hear everything worked out! They're an odd company as far as their shipping goes, but they occasionally have some really good deals.

    I'm currently waiting on an order with a different...
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Nice pic, Vagabond!

    What's that little bottle to the left of Christopher Street?
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    I have five:

    Cuir Ottoman
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Puredistance M
    Fahrenheit Parfum
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    I agree. While I enjoy EIV, regarding the woody aspects of each fragrance, DH2020 seems to sit in a higher register or at a higher frequency, a swifter vibration, and the woods are very clean and...
  55. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I’d be curious to hear what you think about it, particularly because of your sensitivity to harsh aroma-chemicals. What I find interesting, and appealing about DH2020, is is that it relies heavily on...
  56. Re: Hermes Terre d'Hermes EdT - tips on how to spot vintage(s). :)

    Great post! And very helpful.

    Thank you! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Has Nasomatto Pardon been reformulated?

    For a while there seemed to be some paranoid talk about Pardon being reformulated, but my 2016 bottle smelled the same as samples I tried two years earlier. And people seem to still have the same...
  58. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    You would LOVE the way it dries down, a totally soft, cushiony barbershop powder, but nice and rich, almost like the base of Invasion Barbare or Prada L’Homme...in that ballpark. The opening, I’m...
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    Re: Amouage Bracken reformulation?

    I checked my box. It's the UK version with "Bracken" on the front. It smells great. Has very good longevity, and the dry down smells wonderful and really solid 8 to 12 hours later.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Homme 2020:

    I wore it because itís still going through its trial period before I really have my final assessment in mind, and because I wanted to wear something very discreet today as itís...
  61. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Lorson’s good. She’s the nose behind the entire Encre Noire series as well as some other good ones.
  62. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    And I’m sure you’d feel super awkward and uncomfortable speaking to her about that, right?

    This is why I think we’re seeing things like signs on doors advertising a fragrance free environment and...
  63. Re: Which cold weather fragrances do you plan to wear into Spring and Summer?

    I'd consider myself a "seasonal" wearer and these are fragrances I wear all year around. I bolded those that I feel are true "winter" fragrances that I also wear in the summer.

    Bleu de Chanel...
  64. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    What do you think of Overture?
  65. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    Personally speaking, I haven’t run into any issues concerning this. Though there are some people I work with who have posted “Fragrance Free Environment” and little signs with a red circle with a...
  66. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Bracken

    Sunshine Men (itís an acquired taste)

    +1 Dia
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I appreciate your take on Givenchy Gentleman Cologne. This is one I've wanted to try for a while (along with its corresponding pillar EDT). And thanks for the "silvery" description, it helps put it...
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Extreme: Anyone Try It?

    Thanks.

    Mods feel free to merge or delete.
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    Azzaro Chrome Extreme: Anyone Try It?

    Not Chrome Intense, but there's a new one called Extreme. I couldn't figure out how to post a picture of it but if you click on this it will go to the link.

    I don't have high hopes for it or...
  70. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    Thanks, hednic. I just spent the last 15 minutes looking for it and couldn't find it anywhere.

    Sephora France doesn't ship to the U.S., do they?
  71. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    I've been hearing some good things about The Scent Absolute...maybe it's time to check it out.


    As for this one, well, the Gentleman EDP is a very good fragrance albeit a familiar one, and the...
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    5 Great Cheapies for the Office

    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Reserved, but present powdery combination of saffron, violet, and oud. Completely original, with an intellectual, reposed feel.

    ...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thank You!

    :coolold:
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I like it. It’s pleasant. While I prefer the original by a wide margin and hope it continues to be produced, I’ve enjoyed wearing 2020 the past couple of days.



    Thank you!
  75. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    Although it's about $60, which I wouldn't call a "cheapie," the new Rochas Moustache Eau de Parfum is awesome, and released in very late 2018.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I've always wanted this one, figured I might as well get it before it becomes too hard to find:

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.11303.jpg

    And a sealed backup of the original Guerlain...
  77. Re: 2019: Five First Quarter Finds Worth Discussing: Black Gold, Mystery Tobacco, and More....

    Hey, thanks for updating with your impressions. Sounds like you really made out well with this group. I may have to track down a bottle of the Vetiver at their boutique if I can’t find it online.
    ...
  78. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    So just to put things in perspective, an 8/10 isn't an uncommon rating for me. I generally give fragrances that I think are solidly good an 8. Very good to great a 9, and so on. Not that that changes...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    Terre d'Hermes is a classic. One of the best woody fragrances ever, in my opinion. There is no powder, no sweetness to speak of.


    I'd also recommend Acqua di Gio Profumo and Bleu de Chanel...
  80. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Considering the one guy doesn't brush his teeth, I guess I agree.
  81. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I really like the new Dior Homme 2020. It's more subtle than we're used to, but I don't find it boring. I think the bergamot is vibrant, and creates a really nice fresh-sour impression, the woods are...
  82. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Yeah..."cronies" may have been a poor choice of words, maybe "buddies" would be more accurate. Still, I wonder how they'd have reacted if instead Joe said to them, "Now I wear a little cologne here...
  83. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Most guys scoff at it just because that’s the standard, accepted, default response—and everyone’s looking to fit in. The Rogan clip just exemplifies this. Rogan ridicules guys who wear cologne, and...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.58714.jpg
  85. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    That was a fun read, and I'm always interested in seeing what the picks are.

    I didn't have the time at the moment, but I'd like to check it out again and see how using some of the features works...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Previous Balance = +2

    Bought = 1 (Dior Homme 2020)


    Updated and Current Balance = +3

    Wardrobe = 60 bottles
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Well, I picked it up today and just sprayed some on the back of my hand about 5 minutes ago and on a test strip and part of my shirt...

    I have to say, so far I really like it. It opens with this...
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    Re: Tobacco + Plum

    Okay, got it. If Frank No.2 was part of the "Michael" line and had to take on a name as a flanker to that line, it could rightfully be called something like, "Michael Kors Winter Tavern" lol or...
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    Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    My Top 5

    Elysium Parfum Homme
    Menthe Fraiche
    Virgin Island Water
    Nio
    Sel Marin

    Runner Up's
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Haha....I remember you telling stories about that guy. You were always trying to figure out what he was wearing. And on the other end of the spectrum there was the old guy who chided you for wearing...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Yes. Not a lot, but I use about two sprays of something light and fresh. I enjoy it. It distracts my nose from some of the unpleasant gym smells and sort of keeps me feeling refreshed too. On the...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    There's Boss Bottled Intense and Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum. The one I really like is Intense Eau de Parfum. I thought it was much better than regular Intense. I've never heard any of these...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Not "Ultimate" (although there may be one under that name as well...I don't know") but "Unlimited." I believe Unlimited came out in 2014.



    By the way, of those "The Scent" flankers you...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yeah, I honestly think most people who have a bottle of Lanz right now aren't wearing it and definitely aren't wiling to decant it for anyone for a sample (if they are, more power to 'em). They're...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think you misunderstood me.

    The first comment was a joke. And the "you" in the second comment was a general 'you' not you specifically.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Hey Kotori--I just remembered a good one you might want to try:

    Bruno Fazzolari Five

    Anyway, if you have the time or budget to slip it in there somewhere, check it out!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So you can sell it for an assload? ;)


    I don't think you can say that Lanz is a mediocre composition by any stretch--it might be Josh's best composition in terms of structure, blending, and...
  98. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    Exactly!
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I love Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum. I think it's a great fragrance for the price and it totally captures that winter, warm-apple pie impression without trying to do too much or coming across...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    This is the first full on positive reaction I’ve heard about it, and honestly, from what you’re saying, it sounds good. I’d have no problem with a refined BDC with a brighter overall character,...
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