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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Parfums Nicolai Maharadjah
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    Re: Encre Noire and Sycomore

    Sycomore has probably higher quality ingredients. I like top notes of both but on drydown i strongly prefer Encre Noire which is more masculine and woody. IMO its niche quality for less than 30 euros...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste :'(

    No surprise to me. It is definite one of heavier fragrances around and stuff like that is not sold anymore on designer shelfes. I personally went from "hate" to "its ok but I dont need it" on it.
  4. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    +1 Oud bandwagon is not fun anymore.
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    Re: Dilemma between LIDGE and DH Intense

    DHI has more vanilla.
    Lidge is more about cacao + patchouli
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    Versace Eau Fraiche is more fruity and sweeter, Issey is more citrussy, sharp and floral. Personaly I would probably take Issey or even better Azzaro Chrome Sport (which is similiar to Versace, just...
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Vetiver - Encre Noire

    Citrus - Azzaro Chrome Sport

    Aquatic - Acqua Di Gio
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Amara - First Impressions

    I've tried Amara today on my wrist. Its more than 5 hours since I sprayed it.

    1. I never ever before smelt so real mandarine not as are top notes of Aqua Amara. Excellent.
    2. Unfortunately top...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit Pure Parfum

    I am just smelling Fahrenheit Parfum on paper strip. Its like 5 hours after I sprayed it. I am not good at describing scents but I will just make some points.
    1. If I didnt know it is Fahrenheit I...
  10. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Dior Homme Sport 2008
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    I used to prefer Taste of Fragrance but Pure Malt is back on my no.1 .
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    Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    There were times when Pure Malt was sold for around $100-200 on ebay. I can see why anyone would try to make a fake... As far as different bottle designs... there was not different bottles on...
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    Re: Anybody has seen this Pure Malt bottle?

    Limited edition of limited edition flanker? I smell scam here. Pass.
  14. Re: Versace Pour Homme: The Best Fresh Designer Fragrance!

    I've finished my sample just last Saturday... Its nice and my girlfriend like it too but personaly I prefer Acqua Di Gio or Azzaro Chrome Sport.
  15. Re: Coeur de Vétiver Sacré as a tea centered scent

    IMO there is not much vetiver like in Encre Noire or Sycomore. Its hard to describe because it has bit of everything but it was definitely worst L Artisan that I had chance to sample.
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    Re: Your take on Armani's Eau de Nuit

    Its nice. To me it smells like Dior Homme on top and Armani Code for Women on drydown.
  17. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    I used to love Body Kouros but it was like 2 years ago.. then I sold it because I rarely used it.
    I used to love Gucci PH II and now I love it even more.
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    Re: Chanel Fragrance Help

    If you really want to get 1 Chanel get original Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport. They are both safe and modern (Allure is more cold weather scent and AHS hot weather scent).
  19. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE vs DESIGNER WINNERS -----> (Final round)

    Dhi
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    Congrats. I am still on fence whether I need this or not... Anyway its one of better masculine woody/spicy/vetivers. I just wish it lasts longer (I get about 4-6 hours on my skin)
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    Spring: Encre Noire
    Summer: Encre Noire
    Autumn: Encre Noire
    Winter: Vetiver Tonka
  22. Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum (EU only)

    Still available.
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: one It will be best than three?

    Personally I will always go with love over like (even if that means having just 1 excellent fragrance over 3 average). Also I think that our opinion doesnt matter. What matter is your opinion... So...
  25. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/17/14): Platinum Egoiste vs Allure Pour Homme

    Allure Homme.
  26. Re: Help me choose a scent for an important first date!

    Hi Jonny. Definitely Dior Homme.
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    Re: quick advice on gucci ph II

    Just received another backup bottle of Gucci PH II. Batch code is 3162 = 12th June 2013. So it seems that in 2013 it still was not discontinued.
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    I would not say so. The more I sample more I appreciate what I have found and consider to be gems. There are hundreds of medicore scents on market but only few that are real 10/10.
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    Re: Back Up Bottles- When, Why and How Many?

    I own 2 100ml backups of Gucci PH II and 1 75ml backup of LIDGE. Why ? Because Gucci PH II is probably discontinued and is my signature and most versatile scent. LIDGE because it could be my winter...
  30. Re: AVENTUS - First thoughts after wearing, not a review!

    I dont want to start another I just tried Aventus threads so I will post my first impressions here. I ordered small sample vial of Aventus from reputable eshop. I have no idea what batch number it is...
  31. Re: Anything similar to Le Male that isn't a flanker?

    Nothing. Only clones. If you change notes which makes Le Male Le Male you will get different scent. Slightly similar are Fleur Du Male (but more orange flower and neroli, less vanilla), and Dreamer...
  32. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    easy - Gucci PH II
  33. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    I have both (but just sample of JSM Absolute) and they are different in style. IMO DHI is more interesting and sophisticated scent. DHI is "cloudy" vanilla sweet and JSM absolute is more like candy...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    You know that in EU, like 90% of population doesnt have English as their native language right? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_Union_member_states_by_population IE (its all countries...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    Thanks for link. I've just sent them email:

    "Dear European Commission,

    I am very sad to see upcomming regulation in using of 3 ingredients that are large part of majority of current perfumes....
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Fahrenheit... but only old formulations. New one deserves to go into Hall of Shame.
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I've tried it last week but just on paper. I know that its not right way to judge fragrance but I expected something groundbreaking and it was not interesting enough for skin test. All I could smell...
  38. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    Coromandel by a mile.
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    + 1 000 000

    Add to that GMO shit, aspartame and other **** that we must consume every day... but hey. Its fragrances that are EVIL!
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    Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    I've sampled Byredo 1996 in store, and it is very nice amber/leather/iris combo. SA said that its their best selling Byredo and ladies buy it because even IT crowd compliments them when they wear it...
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    Re: War of the roses

    Lumiere Noire by a KO in 10 seconds. They are not even in same league. I own samples of both and Declaration D un soir is just synthetic mess while Lumire Noire is creamy blanket of romantic...
  42. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I may be minority but I find DHI more feminine than DH because IMO overload of vanilla is more feminine than iris.
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    Poll: Re: Looking for masculine summer fragrance

    +1 Guerlain Homme L Eau


    TDH in summer is overkill.
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    Re: Amazing shopping experience

    Thank you everyone :).

    Now back to fragrances... Reflection Man... after few hours, that annoying synthetic screetchy note disapeared. All that remained is nice sweet creamy and almost powdery...
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    Re: Beautiful shopping experience

    Yeah. Its absolutely awesome. Little Guerlain is 5ml. I was almost bored with fragrances but now I have things to test for next few months!

    So far I tested just Reflection Man, which reminds me...
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    Amazing shopping experience

    I ordered my 2nd niche bottle, huge bottle of Chanel Coromandel from Place Vendome at Belgium (it was recommended to me on fragrantica boards). I asked them if they could send me one sample of Amouge...
  47. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Lidge
  48. Can 1 wearing ruin fragrance that you loved before?

    I dont know if I am supersensitive right now but during last month I am really disgusted by 2 fragrances that I used to wear.

    First, like 2 weeks ago, I've worn Fahrenheit Absolute to bed and...
  49. Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    As a most popular scent right now I would say 1 million.

    As a signature scent of our time (that means scent that characterize current era) - also 1 million = greed & money, thats what rules our...
  50. Re: help me identify what's lurking at the bottom of a few Hermes fragrances...

    Welcome at basenotes :)

    From your description It is very likely that its Iso E super.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    SportsFan

    I perceive DH (I have vintage) as iris + cocoa + some leather and lavender.
    DHI (1r02 batch) is more like vanilla shake + some iris and touch of cocoa.

    So it depends what you find...
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    DHI by a mile, it's better scent and much more sophisticated and natural smelling. PH cherry note is very feminine IMHO .
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    Re: New wordwide regulation

    What is Chyrpra and Fouera?:laugh:
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    Re: Paul Smith Man

    As basenoters above already mentioned Paul Smith For Men in green bottle is not similiar to Dior Homme at all. Completely different fragrance.
  55. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    LIDGE 75ml 55 euro
    DHI 100ml 60 euro
    Gucci PH II 2x100ml 90 euro
  56. Re: What is the best Designer fragrance in the last 5 years?

    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Lol.. nice comments.

    I wish that my dog has shit that smells like LIDGE. I would not hestitate to share bed (for sleeping!) with such dog.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Two people just commented that something in our office smells... smells like hospital.

    Fragrance: White Aoud.

    Lol, I wonder what would they say if I wear Black Aoud or Dark Aoud...


    Anyway,...
  59. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    Only scent that I know that was reformulated and I prefer reformulated one is Encre Noire. Much easier to wear.
  60. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    Interesting comparison but I would never think of that. To me they are miles away. Opium PH EDT is nice scent but IMO ToF is more modern and easy to wear. (i'd say that compared to Opium PH EDT...
  61. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris EDP

    32, so I voted LIDGE middle age :)

    It was hard choice. If I had to pick one to work it would be LIDGE for sure. If I had to pick one for situation where am I about to get laid then I would...
  62. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by dreamer81
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    I had it and didnt like it much. It was veary weak and short living. Only thin shade of original. Fortunately, 1 kind person swaped it with me for M7 vintage and then I never looked back. Original is...
  63. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    I wore it to work today. I almost forgot how nice it is. Its delicious coffee + licorice + red pepper. Original but still easy to wear. I wish that more guys wear this instead of 1 Million...
  64. Re: Which Gucci Guilty is the best out of the 3?

    IMO its best for spring but I like to wear it everytime and everywhere (except of with shorts and t-shirt in very hot summer). Truly versatile scent.
  65. Re: What was your first niche fragrance? How did it make you feel?

    My first niche experience were carded samples that I received for free from L Artisan Parfumeur. It was clear that quality of ingredients in them was head above everything from designers that I...
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    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    IMO both are great but I'd probably go with Guerlain over Dior.
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    Re: New Montale packaging

    Hednic do you think that 50ml bottles might be all vintage before reformulation and before bad things with Montale happened?
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    As you can see from my old posts I was big fan of Fahrenheit Absolute (i had 10ml decant and bought 50ml bottle later). Now with rumours about its discontinuation I revisited it just to make sure...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Its funny that oregano was no.1 reason why I have not blind buy Ambre Sultan. Fortunately its so good balanced that I dont smell there any at all. (And I ate lot of pizzas so I know how oregano...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Thanks for tip. I dont mind spiced (actually I really like herbal spicy scents) but candied fruits doesnt sound good to me lol. Thats something that I like to smell but not to wear.

    How about...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Well, I must admit that when I was ordering MFK samples I was not brave enough to get Absolute Pour Le Soir, because it looked like something that I would not like :). I went with APOM, Lumiere Noire...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Thank you for suggestion. I see that it was made by Francis Kurkdijan and that alone makes me even more interested in this fragrance.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Yep. I have sample of LADDM and like it but as every other amber prominent fragrance that I've tried I get bored out of it fast (same with Montale Blue Amber)
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    Ambre Sultan... but without Amber

    Can anyone recommend something that smells like opening of Ambre Sultan? I really like that herbal, dusty opening.... but drydown to my nose is just simple linear amber like many other Amber Scents...
  75. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    It would be REALLY HARD to steal just 1 from you Wit_Siamese :). Should I take something versatile like Aventus ? Or something sweet like Back To Black, Chergui, Ambre Narguille? Maybe I should take...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Edition Art.

    Box actually doesnt look that bad, but I agree that original bottles were much more sophisticated. With this "limited ed" bottles, it seems like target audience are teens.
  77. Re: Guerlain LIDGE : the first and the last (blind test)

    Thank you for review Andre. LIDGE lasts only 6-7 hours on your skin? On mine its 12+ (and days on clothes or sheets). Let the hoarding begin! :)



    BTW is there any chance that you could compare...
  78. Re: Collectors, how do you deal with fragrance expiration?

    Only fragrance that I own that turned bad is Acqua Di Gio... but... well maybe my taste and nose developed too.
    Anyway I store my frangraces in their original box in closet so there is no necessary...
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    Re: So, I sold my old cologne...

    I love TDH on paper because it has excellent green earthy quality but on my skin it smells like sweaty balls with orange juice and cloying pepper (earthy elements are gone). So you better try it on...
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - pt2

    I like to read this thread but I find your ranking system rather "silly" (no offense mentioned, I used this word maybe just because of lack of other words i could use). IMO its easy to say I like...
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    I agree that it might be difference between wearing it in summer and in winter. In summer DH is almost heavy. During winter it doesnt project that much (then I recommend wearing DHI)
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    Re: Sport / Fresh Scent Quest

    Azzaro Chrome Sport - masculine grapefruit + ginger + musk. It doesnt change much overtime so it remains fresh.

    + price, longevity, linearity
    - linearity, doesnt smell as complex as others (but...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Very nice selection!
  84. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    I like it because Its most versatile from A*Men line.

    Original is interesting bad hard to wear. Decant worthy.
    Pure Coffee is nice variation on original with less tar. Not worth hassle to get,...
  85. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    I would buy my top 4 (starting with no. 1 = Gucci PH II) and stay there untill I find something that I love as much as them. .
  86. Re: Is there any news of fake A*Men and the Pure Line bottles?

    Your bottle looks ok to me.

    Now talking about fakes of Pure Line... I have seen fake Pure Shot in Greece. It had different box so it was easy to spot. I am not sure why would anyone fake Pure...
  87. Re: Paul Smith Portrait for Men (doesnt smell like Gucci PH II)

    I am wearing sample of PS Portrait for Men again... now I sprayed it on my neck instead of wrists. Well... If you dont smell it up close like you can do it from wrists, I can see that someone may...
  88. Re: Why is the juice color of my Encre Noire blueish violet?

    I made a thread about it but its archived right now:

    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/375726

    It was indeed reformulated. New juice has similar colour to Angel Men. I prefer it over...
  89. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Well said. I have not smelled either one but your reasoning is clicking with me. IMO on basenotes, fragrances from category B (Memoir Man) are more popular and hyped because they are unique with lot...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    Live Jazz to me smells more serious/older and mint in it is different. Roadster is modern scent, IMO easiest way to describe it would be minty (like peppermin) chocolate (just minty on top but...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    I sometimes like and sometimes hate Roadster. Its mint is acquired taste. Drydown is nice and comfortable sweet woods which lasts on my skin untill next day and reminds me of basenotes of original...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Yesterday I asked my girlfriend (which is 40 years old btw) how would she rate most of my fragrances (Still have to let her smell my Muglers).

    Here are results:

    10/10
    Dior Homme Intense...
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    I am happy with my collection so there is nothing that I want right now (maybe small decants of Lumiere Noire PH, Voyage Hermes EDP and Azzaro Chrome Sport) but I'd like to explore more niche so on...
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    Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I dislike both but if I am forced to pick 1 it would be Bleu which is more versatile. 1 million is too in your face so I definitely would not use it as daily/office wear. It took no.1 position of...
  95. Thread: Lidge vs DHI

    by dreamer81
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    Re: Lidge vs DHI

    I own and love both. They belong to my top 4 and even after owning them for more than 1 year, I still love them and with Gucci PH II and Encre Noire are only fragrances I cant imagine live without.
    ...
  96. Re: KOUROS : 5 batches blind-test (2003-2013)

    Thank you for your effort. Its sad to see all good stuff being reformulated and destroyed :(. Maybe instead of hunting for vintage juices we should show companies middle finger, let them know about...
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    Re: Which fragrance best suits YOU?

    Gucci Pour Homme II - calm, relaxed, sophisticated but also playful
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Only similiarity is that they are both sweet and have vanilla in them. I prefer Eau Des Baux that to my nose smell more natural and masculine (it has some incense and spices).
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    Re: Skin and scent

    My theory (from what i have seen and smelled around me)

    dry skin = less longevity and projection
    ph of skin = scent can get sour or more sweet
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Flanker Thread

    I just wore Chrome Sport sample for a couple of days and am thinking about adding it to my summer rotation. Nothing extraordinary, but generic theme done well. (fresh green aquatic)
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