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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    Omnia- farro

    It's a fougere with a dark chocolate base. Extremely unique yet familiar smelling at the same time
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    There's a similarity to Bentley Intense, and the new Lalique ombré noire.

    It is extremely close to the Lalique. The Lalique is more woodsy. It seems that ombré noire dries down to how overture...
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    So i received my bottle this morning.

    In the first hour or so It starts off with a cumin-woodsy note similar to Fate but more tame.

    There's a boozy-dark fruit note that sticks around throughout...
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    [USA] Re: US - Niche / Designer (free shipping in the US)

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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    I just blind bought It. I hope i like it lol
  7. Re: Sel Marin MEETS Acqua Di Gio: Osaito by M. Micallef

    I picked akowa by mistake instead of of this one few years ago.

    I remember liking osaito more at the time, but found akowa more unique. Wish i grabbed osaito instead
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Very tempted to blind buy this
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    [USA] Re: US - Niche / Designer (free shipping in the US)

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    Re: Niche + Few Designer swap

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    Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne - did i just get lucky?

    I like both.

    The 2nd version is a lot more macho with almost a cigarette smoke tobacco note.

    The 1st version is more herbal and green.
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    Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne - did i just get lucky?

    I'm comparing It to the 2nd formulation-

    The 1st edition is mossier and greener with a stronger soapy-aromatic opening. It's fresher to my nose

    The 2nd version has a lot more honeyed...
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    Re: Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    I'm gonna give It a few wears and see if i like It
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    Vintage Paco Rabanne - did i just get lucky?

    I'm not an expert about vintage fragrances, but i just picked up a sealed, what looks like to be a first formulation, 4oz splash bottle for $80.

    I tried It on and It smells amazing. Smells better...
  15. Thread: Omnia- Ferro

    by Kbar
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    Re: Omnia- Ferro

    I think it's FB worthy.
    Smells high quality with good projection and lasting power.
    It has a familiar yet unusual smell.
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    Love the opening. However the dry down was too feminine, sweet and cloying on me
  17. Thread: Omnia- Ferro

    by Kbar
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    Omnia- Ferro

    I found very little information about It so i went ahead and blind bought It.

    The description as follows:
    "Ferro shows you the real character of a man: with its strong woody notes, patchouli,...
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    Re: Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    Thanks!

    I only tried these on my arm so far.
    The Ho Hang is surprisingly very wearable. It starts a bit dated but it dries down to a sweet woody chypre.
    The paco is amazing. I wish it...
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    Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    My father was visiting his dad in Israel and brought back these three fragrances for me:

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    From my quick research the paco seemds to be a 2nd version.
    Smells pretty good although the...
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    Fendi Uomo - Bethco vs Parma

    Hey,

    So i found a sealed bottle of Fendi Uomo 1.7oz spray by parma (made in italy)
    I was reading online that these two versions are the best ones.

    Before i go hunting for a Bethco version...
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    The Roja site.

    I have to say...this is a pretty amazing scent.
    It's a very safe scent, no doubt about It. However, It has so many layers to be a standout and unique in its own way.
    I agree he...
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    Through the roja site. I ordered it a day or two prior to posting.

    FYI from my experience most of the purchases from the site are already in the US and actually shipped out of NJ.
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    I see no love for TF Fougere Platine.
    To my nose its more unique than d'argent with its muted tobacco note.
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    First impressions of Madison-

    It does have some resemblance to Terre d'hermes edp to my nose.

    It has a sweet citrus opening that is carried by the bay leaf. I would say its a cross of Fougere...
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    I smelled risqué before, and hesitated buying It for a while.
    Now that it's discontinued i figured i might as well grab one.
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    I went ahead and blind bought this along with an elusive bottle of creation R Parfum.

    Will share my opinion once It arrives.
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    Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Roja dove London- very similar to the TF but i feel like it's smoother.
    Thames. Amber room - smells very classy and easy to wear.
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    Thank you for the great reply.
    I haven't smelled midsummer dream unfortunately.

    This sounds like something i would like. Have you smelled oligarch? I own and love It. I wonder if this is similar
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    What would you compare It to?
    I consider amouage fate, and bois1920 sandalo e the - to be dirty freshly

    Would you want to sell me your bottle?
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    Re: Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    Lol so true
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    Roja Dove Madison Pour Homme

    Im very tempted to pull the trigger and buy this one.

    Theres very little information on it, and the reviews on fragrantica didnt help much.

    Does anyone here own it, or smelled it before?
  32. Thread: Jeroboam Vespero

    by Kbar
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    Re: Jeroboam Vespero

    It shares similarities with aventus but to me its more complex (not necessarily better)

    Its a patchouli forward fragrance with some leather notes.
    I like it a lot. Its a great nighttime...
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    Re: Gravel - "A Man's Cologne"

    I put on my sample after reading this:

    It opens with a slightly smokey citrus -tonka. It leans towards a gourmand but doesn't cross that line.
    The vetiver is more present than the incense.
    It...
  34. Re: New Roja Dove fragrance called Chypre Extraordinaire released tomorrow

    It's on his site:

    https://rojaparfums.com/fragrance/chypre-extraordinaire
  35. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Kbar
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    I recently picked up its new brother (flanker) - Acqua Di Iris.

    Pretty awesome and different enough to justify having both.
    This is more bergamot forward with a more casual feel. It reminds me a...
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    Re: PureDistance M Reformulation: Now With Oakmoss!

    I recently bought a bottle from luckyscent.
    I compared It to an old sample and while there's some differences i don't think it's worse.
    I really like the scent still, and it's more wearable now imo
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    Re: Roja Dove London edp?

    Got my bottle. I'm wearing it for two hours now.
    Kinda nice but might not be as much of a standout as some of his other ones.
    It's almost like a cross between reckless-TF AA- YSL M7.

    It's smoked...
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    Re: Roja Dove London edp?

    I was hoping osswald would have it. I asked Josie about it before and i can't remember if she smelled it.
    Right now my decision is between this or oud Wood Intense.
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    Re: Roja Dove London edp?

    I'm a fan of both. What are the similarities / differences?
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    Roja Dove London edp?

    Hi,

    Has anyone here smelled this one?
    My friend is currently in London and I'm tempted to have him buy it for me.
    His description was "it smells nice" so I can't count on his opinion haha
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    Re: NEW: Marlou - D'Ambiguite !

    Has anyone else tried a full wearing of it? I still did not get the chance haha
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    Re: NEW: Marlou - D'Ambiguite !

    Yeah it got some funk haha. It’s better on the skin
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    Re: NEW: Marlou - D'Ambiguite !

    Just got my bottle.
    Its a very interesting scent.

    It opens up heavy on the cumin and castoreum.
    The scent itself is very warm and well blended.

    It reminds me of amouage figment at first just...
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    Re: Roja Elysium - Anyone tried it?

    Tried both last night at bergdorf.

    The PC version smells a lot more like aventus and Chanel. It leans more mainstream and on the smokier side.
    The parfum version has more fruit- grapefruit...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    So here are my thoughts after wearing it for about 4 hours.

    Theres a lot of hype with this one. Some people feel let down by the price tag and the hype.

    Now, the sent itself isnt...
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    Re: Roja Elysium - Anyone tried it?

    What would you say the differences are between the two versions?
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I went ahead and blind ordered it. I hope I will like it...
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    Roja Elysium - Anyone tried it?

    I got a sample of the Parfum version from osswalds nyc yesterday.

    I was ready to quickly count it off and hate on it, but after a full wearing I think its pretty great.

    It is a very mainstream...
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    Re: NEW: Clive Christian - 1872 Leather!

    1872 is very good. The woman version is amazing as well.
    I'm curious to smell this one
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I'd love to read more comments about the juice itself...
    If the scent is good this who hate the name can always change the bottle / decant
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    Re: *NEW* Alford & Hoff No. 3 (2016)

    I tried this today form a sample I got in my birchbox.

    I gotta say...it's a pretty good scent.
    It does have that typical "designer" quality to it, but the scent starts off as a rich ceder and...
  52. Re: Looking for something similar to D&G The One. but niche

    Bass Solo!
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    Re: NEW: Liquides Imaginaires - Fleuve Tendre!

    I'm very intrigued by the color of the juice
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    Re: NEW: Gucci - Guilty Absolute Pour Homme!

    I got my bottle in today and so far I really like it.

    On my skin I get this boozy, cognacish leather, with a hint of super clean woodsy patchouli.
    It doesn't smell mainstream at all.
    It's...
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    Re: New issue of Dior Jules

    Got my bottle in today.
    I have to agree with some of the guys here. It's amazing modern fougere.
    I don't exactly remember the original one, but this smells "fresher" and more modern to my nose.
    It...
  56. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    I'm close to 300 at this point. Too lazy to count
  57. Thread: Mancera Wind Wood

    by Kbar
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    Re: Mancera Wind Wood

    Interesting...didnt find it mature at all. It smells young and playful to me
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    Re: Help picking a fragrance as a birthday gift

    I ended up getting:
    Poudre de Riz by Huitieme Art Parfums
  59. Thread: Mancera Wind Wood

    by Kbar
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    Re: Mancera Wind Wood

    I own it and you are right; very underrated.

    I don't reach to it enough. It's a very well composed scent.
    It smells synthetic but not in a bad way. I got weird performance from it which is why I...
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    Re: Xerjoff JTC - Polo 1862 (Harrods exclusive)

    That's a shame. I'm really enjoying mine so far
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    Xerjoff JTC - Polo 1862 (Harrods exclusive)

    I was just in london over the weekend and picked up a bottle.

    I have to say...its a pretty awesome scent.
    I never really liked anything from this line, but this one is very good.

    It smells...
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    Re: Help picking a fragrance as a birthday gift

    Thanks for the help.

    I want to avoid giving her a gift card for two reasons; its less personal, and the med school she attends is not close to any "good stores"

    I thought of taking her to smell...
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    Help picking a fragrance as a birthday gift

    I recently started to date this girl who is turning 24 soon.
    She likes Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey. Thats the only fragrance she currently has.

    Shes always interested in my fragrance...
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2017

    +1 on aviation club.
    Recently got a bottle and it's incredible.

    Also Wild Tobacco by illuminum- while a little harsh at first, it's a very realistic tobacco
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    [USA] US - Niche / Designer (free shipping in the US)

    * Bond no9 - I love New York for him 50ml (85% full) - $60

    * Byredo - Palermo 3.4oz (old bottle, 90% full) - $90

    * Carven - Homme 50ml (98% full) - $50

    * Dior - Eau Savauge edt 30ml vintage...
  66. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    There's something about danger that imo gives it the edge.
  67. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    I have both the edp and edt (non-vintage)

    I can't decide which I like better, but I have layered them and the result was pretty good.
    Much more similar to Roja Danger
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    Re: NEW Nasomatto Baraonda review

    Ok so i was just at Barneys and i gave this one a sniff.

    I sprayed it into the cap first:
    I was able to smell a nice rum- boozey scent. I really liked it so i sprayed some on my skin.
    ...
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    Check Teeb by Blended Oud.
    Very similar, but to me it was a little better.
    They carry it at osswalds, it's also cheaper which made it a better choice imo
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    I went to Osswalds NYC yesterday to do a comparison between:

    MDCI - LBDT
    Blend Oud - Teeb
    MEMO - Russian Leather

    They are all very similar, but Russian Leather is the sweeter one out of the...
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    Re: New from Osswald . . . No. 2

    I stopped by yesterday and smelled it.

    I never smelled Osswald 1 so i cannot compare.

    The scent was very nice and well composed. Slightly on the sweeter - fresh side.

    to my nose It shares...
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tangier"

    I found some similarities to Chanel platinum egoiste
  73. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Pissed and not happy about something are two different things.
    English is not my first language. You don't like how I express myself, you don't have to comment.
    I don't need to apologize for...
  74. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    My point is that in my first post I mentioned that I like the scent, and the only thing I wasn't happy about is the price.
    I mentioned it's improved and gave a short review of my initial...
  75. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Jesus...feel free to shut this thread down.
    I'm getting attacked here for expressing my opinion.

    You don't like my statement, you don't have to comment.
    I bought more expensive frangrances that...
  76. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Yes, I bought the bottle and it's still unwrapped. I got a sample
    Of it as well so I can try it for a few days, and return if I want to.

    I think some people here missed the point. I like the...
  77. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Im testing the sample I got with it. I'm going to try it for a few days before I decide if I keep it or not
  78. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Why? because i like the scent, and the psychological factor of "fear of missing out"
    Just like when you see a crazy sale pop up and you end up justifying a purchase with a "good deal" , here i liked...
  79. I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    Hey,

    So yesterday i got an email from Luckyscent about a limited re-release of Bois Marocain by Tom Ford (260 bottles)
    My contact at Bergdorf told me they have it in but its not for sale until...
  80. Re: Your experience with Clive Christian X and Puredistance M

    To me they aren't similar.
    M is more classy.
    X, while classy, has a lot more flair. I'm not saying it in a bad way.

    I use X for dates, or going out to more upscale places. I don't have M yet so...
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    I have both eau sport and fraicheur and no, it's not similar to any.
    It's animalitic but not "dirty". It's polished but not "fresh" or sporty.
    I know I called it dirty earlier on, but it's not...
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    Re: Akowa - M. Micallef

    Yeah im a fan.
    Something about it reminds me of my childhood in Israel.
    My mom used to hang laundry in our grassy backyard. We had this Kumquat tree there also.

    Akowa has this fresh earthy...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I really wanted to like it...I currently have 10 TF private collection bottles, so I would consider myself as a fan.

    Tal light is a good description. It's not the same, it's not as "fueled" up as...
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    To me it's more of a night scent, but I think it's perfectly wearable if you go a little light on the trigger
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Great description
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    Vetiver Aromatics? - Kit for a begginer

    I want to start making my own fragrances.
    I have zero experience.

    I found this kit online:

    https://vetiveraromatics.com/collections/perfume-making-kits/products/deluxe-perfume-kit

    I wonder...
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    To me, the best way to explain it is like watching a modern movie about an older time period.
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    Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    First I want to mention that I am not a fan of Arquiste.
    Second I want to mention that generally speaking I am not a fan of 80s powerhouses.

    So let's begin:

    I always appreciated vintage...
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    GANT 2011- very nice and cheap. Similar to aventus kinda but still different enough to justify a bottle. Doesn't really have "smoke" and the pineapple is more blended with other fruit.

    EL by...
  90. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sensual by M. Micallef

    Bought it right away. It's kinda like vintage fahrenheit, but with a modern vibe.
    Similar to MDCI IB but without the lavender almost.
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    Re: New Amouage - Myths

    I Personally thought it was too sweet.
    Very fruity floral with a somewhat mild ash/smoke base to carry it
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    Re: What fragrance would a "player" wear?

    Clive Christian x
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    Re: PureDistance M Reformulation: Now With Oakmoss!

    So what is the verdict about the new formulation?
    I noticed the prices dropped (on luckyscent)

    Theres still bottles of the older around as well.
  94. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Kbar
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    how does IBG compare to the zegna i just picked up?
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    Re: Stephan humbert 777 black gemstone

    I think it's wearable.
    It's very dressy to me. It's a mysterious scent.
  96. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Kbar
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    Picked up a bottle of Zegna florentine iris. While it's definitely unisex, to me it's on the masculine side of things as its not powdery or lipsticky
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    Re: Stephan humbert 777 black gemstone

    I have a sample of it.
    It's pretty unique.

    It reminds me something from my childhood in Israel.
    Worth sampling because I can see it being slightly challenging to some people
  98. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Kbar
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    I knew I should've mentioned that I own DH Parfum.
    I smelled Zegna iris several times, but never fully tested it. Will do that soon.

    What makes Odori feminin to me is the sweet vanilla powdery...
  99. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Kbar
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    Masculine Iris?

    Hey

    So i recently got a bottle of Odori Iris.
    I like the scent but its a little too feminine for my taste.

    I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations to a iris dominant scents that are...
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    Re: Profumum Acqua Viva!!! Wow

    I really enjoy the citrus in Creed Royal Water
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