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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Equipage. First edition vintage I suppose.

    Managed to transfer the original juice from the broken sprayer bottle with the syringe to a smaller decants. Accidentally became my SOTD, as some of the...
  2. Thread: Real oud

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    Re: Real oud

    Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh is a really nice and not so expensive to begin journey with real oud I think.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Batch LT4217Y01

    My 17S01 isn't quite as yellow.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yep, it says Aerospray in the bottle. I thought so about the pressurized bottles but had to make sure.

    Thanks. Hopefully it's not very difficult to remove the sprayer, never done that before but...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    How can you tell a bottle is pressurized one? I am going to rip off a sprayer from 70's vintage Equipage soon to decant it. Sprayer just spritz a small amount and half of the stuff is all over the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Why do you think of that? Having issues with your sprayer?
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I just hit 100 full size bottles few days ago and I begun thinking that it is too many. But I still have a few in mind that I should buy...
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    Considering buying this one too, would like to hear more opinions on this longevity issue.
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme edt vs parfum

    Now I have CPUH edt and Parfum, also a partial mini of vintage edt. Vintage being the best of the trio, clearly. Mostly because it has the most smooth and pronounced vanilla note. Also it has less...
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Yep and Parfumaria must be selling fakes then because they are discounted there. It was confirmed by Amouage themselves that they are official distributors of Amouage products and they are definitely...
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    Re: Amouage advice required

    Love Fate, Like Journey, Hate Honour.

    Safest blind buy might be Journey though, even I myself like Fate best from the trio.
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    Re: Non perfumista's views

    'Gosh it's that sewer smelling awful in here' Le Labo Oud 27
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II thoughts and opinions

    I bought it from First in Fragrance but seems like they do not have it anymore. Also Parfumaria had it but seems to be deleted from their stock too. Maybe Xerjoff discontinued that 30ml travel spray...
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II thoughts and opinions

    Are you saying that Alexandria II is already reformulated or do you mean Alexandria that has been reformulated and released as Alexandria II?

    One of the best scents I own. Only have 30ml travel...
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    Re: Beach Hut Man vs. Bracken Man

    Own both. If I had to choose, I'd choose Bracken.
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme edt vs parfum

    Might be the case. And Sport. That makes it four.
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme edt vs parfum

    Will get both anyway:thumbsup:
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    Caron Pour Un Homme edt vs parfum

    So, which one? Or do I need both?
  19. Re: Fragrances that are : ANIMALISTIC, ODD, STRANGE, STINKY, UNIQUE, OFF BEAT, etc.

    Well I will add Balenciaga Portos to this list. Just obtained it blindly and definitely goes into this category. Love it.
  20. Re: Online Stores shipping to Finland (Advice needed)

    No idea about eleven.fi but kicks.fi is legit and reliable. Never bought anything from them but they do have a local stores here. Never bought anything from them as stores seem to carry mostly...
  21. Re: Online Stores shipping to Finland (Advice needed)

    No. Never knew such place existed. Seems legit store located in Helsinki with decent pricing considering it is in Finland.
  22. Re: Online Stores shipping to Finland (Advice needed)

    Am I missing something here?

    At least all of those I've listed accept Paypal and it works fine in Finland.
    If you do not want to use Paypal, I suppose most of them accept bank transfer as...
  23. Re: Online Stores shipping to Finland (Advice needed)

    Skins.nl pricing is in line with other stores. 100ml retails at 200 euro. Nothing to worry about.
    Skins.nl is selling authentic products.
  24. Re: Online Stores shipping to Finland (Advice needed)

    First In Fragrance Germany
    Essenza Nobile Germany
    Skins Netherlands
    Parfumaria Netherlands
    Parfuma Belgium

    Those are all I have ever needed myself. All ship to Finland and have excellent...
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Opus VI reformulation

    Do you have any other bottles from Opus line so you are sure that it is taller cap as a comparison? What batch number your bottle has?
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    Nicheperfumes.net Spain

    Any experiences?
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    Re: dior eau noire, blind buy?

    I blind bought one from a fellow basenoter and I am glad I did. Just love it.
    Although I do find similarities to Amouage Sunshine Man to the point it feels exactly same, it is a lot less sweet and...
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II vs Mamluk

    I think Alexandria II is one of the best smelling fragrances I own. Have not tried Mamluk, I have no interest in it. At least for now.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man batch code

    In a case you do not like that current Interlude Man, I cannot see any reason you should try to hunt down the vintage. It might only be louder, stronger and longer lasting but the scent would be...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man batch code

    I would not worry about batch codes. That is an batch code used in UK bottles that I suppose no one have yet encrypted those. We are seeing weird batch codes in Oman bottles too nowadays.

    Never...
  31. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I usually don't watch youtube or reviewers there, but lately stumbled into channel Hueleme Mucho and I think he is really entertaining with his quite short but informative and honest reviews.
    Never...
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    Re: Kemi Elixir attar

    Haa that paperclip method could work. I just tested and applied it yesterday by dabbing the bottom of the cap to back of my hand. I'll suppose I try paperclip next time to avoid any further...
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    Re: Kemi Elixir attar

    Seems to be a good one, just got it. Sadly the bottle/cap does not have any pipette or a like to apply.
    How is that cap to use anyway? Should it be pressed tightly so that it snaps down in place?
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    Re: Kemi Elixir attar

    Yeah, hopefully I like it. Overall I am interested in the whole Kemi line (well, I might exclude Tempest for such negative feedback).

    Blind bought Aurum too earlier and it was stunning.
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    Re: JUBILARION XXV current formulations

    I have not tried the vintages but current stuff is great at least I think so. You could get a sample and try it for yourself if in doubt.
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    Re: Fake Amouage Epic?

    At least that bottom label looks like it should. And wrapping overall. I suppose it is just some sort of typo at print. That printing I suppose is at the shrinkwrap? Batch code at the box itself? My...
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    Re: Fake Amouage Epic?

    How does that label on the bottom look like?
  38. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Kemi Elixir. Pure blind buy.
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    Kemi Elixir attar

    Anyone have this? Thoughts?
    Tempest seem to gather quite negative comments but how about this one?
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    Re: Scents you tried recently and instantly loved

    Xerjoff Gao (which I already bought)
    Xerjoff Zafar (which is on my shopping list next, when budget just allows)
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    Etro Vetiver minus tobacco

    I really like Etro Vetiver, but that tobacco note in the base is a bit annoying to me. Been on the fence for a full bottle because of that.

    Anything else out there I should try?
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Opus VII for something completely different.
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    Poll: Re: Why do you wear perfume?

    This.
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    Re: Opus VI Reformulation

    Here you go.

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    Re: Your favorite bottle(s) in your collection?

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    These two when a bottle counts. Also I really like 60ml Puredistance bottles as they are so simplistic and have extremely good feel to them.
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    This is nice. Really nice. Not quite sure is it nice enough for Amouage prices, but yes I really like this one. Amouage has not released anything worthy a bottle a long time. I thought Figment would...
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    Re: What bottle size do you usually purchase?

    Used to go with 100ml but lately been into smaller sizes. Any 100ml I have bought barely looks used so even 30ml will last me years.
  48. Thread: Amouage opus V

    by Herne
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    Re: Amouage opus V

    Could these differences noticed between new and old bottles of Opus series be just a result of aging? (perfume, not the wearer...)

    I have 2015 bottle of Opus V and it is one of the best performers...
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    Re: Opus VI Reformulation

    Caps have visually changed. I have older bottles of IV, VI and VII. Also I have newer bottle of V.
    Older bottles seem to have slightly taller cap. Not much but clearly visible. None of them is...
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    Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Xerjoff 17/17 Homme
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    Re: First In Fragrance and DHL

    FiF did an investigation through DHL and I got the package today.

    So, happy ending:coolold:
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    Re: First In Fragrance and DHL

    They see something I don't see through their website's track and trace?
    I suppose FiF, the sender, should do this?
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    First In Fragrance and DHL

    Just wondering has anyone had experiences when trying to investigate some delayed or lost packages ordered from FiF and sent by DHL.

    How did things work out? Did FiF send another one or did you...
  54. Re: Amouage Lyric Man......Can A Man Really Pull It Off?

    Kind of. But anyway I like to wear it now and then. Just have to be careful not to overspray.
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes - Attar AT!

    So this is smoky birch tar leather, right?

    Maybe it's time for me to get my first Tauer to my collection.
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    Re: Christmas fragrances

    Rania J Ambre Loup
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    Re: Today I bought November 2017

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    Xerjoff 17/17 Stone Label Homme ordered.
  58. Thread: Le Labo Oud 27

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    Re: Le Labo Oud 27

    Excellent stuff! :thumbup:
    I was wondering why I just don't wear this more often...
  59. Re: Amouage Dia Man: I'm thinking about buying this. What's your opinion of it?

    It is great. But it takes time for one to fully understand and appreciate it. At first tests, I thought it disappeared in an half an hour. Also found it pretty weak.
    At one point, thought that I'll...
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    Re: Please help is my Amouage fake or genuine ?

    Genuine. No idea why getting such bad performance but bottle at least looks genuine.
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    Re: Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    Just hope it did, but have a sample of Knize Ten also and it doesn't. It totally lacks all that beautiful petrochemical and replaces it with something else that makes it unworthy for me. Have to get...
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    Re: Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    Been sampling this for awhile now. It really has one of the best openings I have ever smelled. Just pure heavenly bliss for me. I do enjoy it's development through it's rather short lifetime. I do...
  63. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Enigma

    Even I do not have a clue what it's like.
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    Re: Comme des Garcons Black Pepper

    Got a free sample with another order and this was really nice surprise. I found it very fresh and interesting. Wonderfully airy texture and just keep sniffing all the way it's rather mediocre...
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    This is getting interesting.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    I don't find anything similar to Kouros.

    If I'd have to find something similar from what I've tried in my limited experience, I would say both MAAI and Bracken Man sprayed on the wet soil of a...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    After further testing I am not so sure anymore is this worth to buy. Seems like it develops into pretty boring and forgettable light patchouli-like drydown. I hate to say this, but it smells pretty...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    MAAI and MEM
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Well this is Bracken made right. As I said, I hate Bracken but this is very good. Has a same feel as Bogue Profumo and Amouage does it pretty well indeed. And yes, it reminds me of Bracken. Minus all...
  70. Thread: Tar

    by Herne
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    Re: Tar

    Garage ordered, Tar was sold out. Will buy it when just see some restock. On a fence with Black. Have to test more. More on the positive side. Big maybe. I am pretty sure it will find it's way into...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    I just hate Bracken, do not like Myths but love Epic and Gold.
    When my sample arrives I will let you know do I like Figment.
  72. Thread: Tar

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    Re: Tar

    Already I have sampled Beaufort London and Bois D'ascese earlier, they are nice ones but did not enjoy them enough to buy a bottle. Still have samples of them though and like to revisit them...
  73. Re: Xerjoff Casamorati Mefisto.....Any Love For This One?

    Just got a small bottle of this one awhile ago. It is great.
    Glad they do this as 30ml bottles with very good price per ml ratio. Even presentation on these smaller bottles is top notch.

    Just...
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    Re: Creed's Royal Mayfair - My new favorite Creed

    I need to hunt down some another sample of this. It gets so much love here that I am beginning to think my sample has gone bad or is not the real thing even it is bought from official Creed reseller....
  75. Thread: Tar

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    Re: Tar

    I probably meant that smoky birch tar. Already do have P24 and I think it is best I've found so far.

    Although CdG Tar begun to interest me. Have to check that one out anyway.
  76. Thread: Tar

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    Tar

    What perfumes do have very noticeable tar note?
    Or is there anything that's build completely around tar note?
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    Re: Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    Was afraid to hear this.

    That sounds like many others from Xerjoff I've tried. All of them seem to open up magnificent but end up being bad or, well, unpleasant. Of course there are exceptions,...
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    Xerjoff 17/17 Homme

    I'd like to hear thoughts of this one. I've read the reviews here and there, but like to hear some more.

    Yeah I know the obvious, it is ultimately overpriced and it is not worth the price but is...
  79. Re: Use Your Old Creed Bottle As An Atomiser/Refill flask

    It all started oh so innocent...
  80. Re: Creed MI: Batch with good projection check in? The hunt begins...

    Batch?
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    Re: Creed Millesime imperial

    Ok all you who have experienced different batches of this, how do you think 14m01 compares to these already mentioned 15 and 16?
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    Re: Affinessence Sampling

    I was interested on this house. Sent an email asking for samples with price and so on. Never got any reply. Gave up and moved on.
  83. Thread: Gift Assistance!

    by Herne
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    Re: Gift Assistance!

    Al Haramain Royal Rose (presentation is absolutely top notch and will make a wonderful gift, I mean really impressive)


    Also, Rania J. Rose Ishtar is a beauty as a scent. Affordable too.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water vs Mefisto

    I'll answer to my own question as received some samples.

    Prefer Mefisto.

    Also sampled Fiero as recommended. It opens up jaw dropping delicious, but mid and base has something that I find...
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    Re: Mem by Bogue Profumo

    Have a sample. Clearly a work of Bogue. Opens up strong and bold but after a while moves into pleasant and comfort, quite sweet fragrance on me.
    Not so sure about my final thoughts. Seems I would...
  86. Re: Quality niche (or old school designer) citrus/warm/hot weather frags?

    I recommend also Villoresi Acqua di Colonia. Both are great.

    In somehow same league there is latest Fath's Green Water but longevity on that one is not very good on me. Still love it.
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    Re: Is there such a fragrance as...

    Second this. Best patchouli I've found so far. Love that cool, damp and airy feel of it. Been trying to find something that shares that same overall feel but still haven't found. Usually patchoulis...
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    Re: Something unique for my 400th "tried" fragrance

    Cadavre Exquis
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    Re: MDCI recommendations

    I myself love also Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare is ok but not love. And find Fetes Persanes really, really good although I have 'only' that 12ml sample from MDCI. So, I recommend you to try it.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Received today, batch S3214M01.

    Much, much better scent than my sample. Not as strong but seems to last quite some time. It is now 10h since applied 2 sprays to my chest.
    First, when applied it...
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    I got my 2014 batch bottle today. 14m01 is a great batch IMO.
  92. Re: What would you consider the most masculine summer scent?

    another vote for Kouros. There simply is nothing so good as Kouros in a hot summer day. Hotter the better. Well it barely goes over 25 celsius here at the summer, but anyways.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 8

    Yes, waaayyy overpriced. Also longevity is quite short. Just 2+ hours on me. But anyway, it smelled exactly what I've been after for a while so....

    It's one of those fragrances that makes me think...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood vs Noir de Noir

    Oud Wood for me considering all the criteria here. Noir de Noir is nice, almost went for a bottle but found it did not perform very well on me and got tired of it very fast even it was so shortlived.
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    Re: My first day with Interlude. (Bad comments)

    Maybe 4 sprays was a little too much.

    I use 2, absolute max 3 at lower stomach and chest and I can enjoy it myself all day. If asked from someone near, they say it is nice. Usually all have been...
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    Re: Amouage shower gels

    I've been interested in these too. But it would be nice to see inci list what they actually contain. Does the price come only from the perfume itself or are they actually using 'highest quality'...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water vs Mefisto

    Definitely will do. Sounds very interesting.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water vs Mefisto

    Already been sampling SMW for awhile. Like it but not quite that much I would buy a bottle yet.

    Quite many times it seems to be compared to Mefisto and Mefisto to SMW so I gathered some interest...
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    Silver Mountain Water vs Mefisto

    I read they are quite similar, so, which one you think is better?
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    Re: Another Creed thread

    I find it's opening very nice, just that I remember to keep my nose in a distance. It is ridiculously strong on me. If I smell it close to the place of spraying it literally burns my nose. But from...
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