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    Re: Amouage which one?

    Absolutely "Memoir Man"
  2. Thread: Encre Noir

    by df91
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Never smelled ink so can't say, but EN is a nice dark vetiver fragrance with a big amount of iso E super like others already said... Personally like the latest version best (the one which comes in a...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    A couple of backup bottles of original pre-reformulated Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: A Great Day!!! (Terre de Hermes post)

    Yeah congrats! Also for the reason that Terre is SO good stuff.... enjoy!
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    Re: How important is matching style to fragrance?

    I think the personality, the nature of a person, mood and personal preference are much more important factors. Maybe also age of a person at some degree. The fragrance should match to them in the...
  6. Re: Do you prefer the work of Alberto Morillas or Olivier Creed?

    Alberto Morillas is the winner.
    Thinking about Rochas "Byzance" that he created in collaboration with Nicolas Mamounas. A wonderful ladies perfume.
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    Re: Long term effects of fragrance wear

    It doesn't do anything harm to you, on the contrary.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like piss?

    I like it more and more, the more i wear it. Now it's in my top 5. I'm talking about the pre-2010 Eau de Toilette. Parfum is OK too, but i like the original edt better. The often mentioned flint...
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Of course they can be worn, for your own enjoyment, especially if you love their notes, but then be prepared to the confused reactions of other people around you.

    There is always a reason why a...
  10. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    I think this is basically like making of simple things too complicated. On the other hand,might be a cultural thing, but asking a total stranger that kind of question can be seen as intrusive. But...
  11. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Something from Dunhill i think. Conservative British, in a good way.
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    Re: Capucci pour homme vs. R de Capuccci

    Thanks Hednic. Might order a sample soon.
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    Capucci pour homme vs. R de Capuccci

    Which one is better in your opinion? And which way? Haven't tried neither.
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    Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Here's some, can't remember more right now:

    CK Escape
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Azzaro Acteur
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Hermes Equipage
    Aqua di Gio
    Santos de Cartier Concentree
    YSL Homme Concentree
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    Re: I was just about to buy....

    Faconnable face a face homme. Sampled it and sniffed for hours, was nearly to buy but after all, did not.
  16. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    My wife loves on me:

    Drakkar Noir vintage
    Zino vintage
    Prada Amber pour Homme
    Boss Energise

    I pretty much like them but don't love them... sometimes wear them to please her.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Lagerfeld Classic in the late 80's must be the most worn ever. Used to wear it for years and nearly only it.
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    Re: Can someone tell me about the new Antaeus?

    The mini is a good idea but one thing to remember: many minis out there are vintage ones, and the smell of the current version is a bit different.
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    Re: Your favorite cuddling scent

    For the cuddling moments my wife loves Prada Amber pour Homme on me. Vintage Zino is another one, just one spray or so.
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    Re: Can you suggest me a SL for th colder months?

    I've only sampled Chergui and Irish Silver Mist and the latter was incredibly beautiful to me.
  21. Thread: Are you a foodie?

    by df91
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    I find eating a inevitable pain in the a** so my answer is No i'm not a foodie.
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    To me it's obvious civet smells bad; that's why i "hate" Ungaro II and Jicky, for example.
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    Re: Your top 3 Clones.

    Lomani Ab Platinum - Terre d' Hermes edt vintage
    Akthar Noir - Drakkar Noir vintage
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Antaeus vs A*Men Thierry Mugler

    No you're not :D
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    Re: "And my top 5 citrusy scents is..."

    Not in any especial order:

    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Terre d' Hermes (vtg)
    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vyg)
    Hugo Boss Energise
    Monsieur de Givenchy (vtg)
  26. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    That's the one boozy fragrance i have worn, i guess. Also Ungaro III has a vodka note
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    Re: "If I could only buy 30 designer fragrances..."

    Armani Eau de Nuit
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Hugo Boss Energise
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him
    dsquared HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood
    ...
  28. Thread: CDG Woods

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    Re: CDG Woods

    Cdg 2 man>Wonderwood>Wonderoud

    More than any of those i like dsquared HeWood Rocky Mountain Wood. In fact i love it.
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    I've never faced that. At work, most men are wearing some cologne. I think this is no issue in cities but might be in some smaller ("redneck") places.... or workplaces. Instead i have faced people...
  30. Re: What masculine fragrances have statistically heavy or loud sillage?

    Aramis
    Lapidus ph
    Van Cleef & Arpels Ph
    1 Million
    Joop! Homme
    Kouros
    Antaeus
    Macassar
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Rocky Mountain Wood is just awesome.
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    Re: Question of Mont Blanc Presence; new vs. old

    Thanks hednic! Couldn't yet resist but ordered that half-round shaped bottle for a backup bottle. Will see then.
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    Question of Mont Blanc Presence; new vs. old

    I like the scent but was wondering what to expect of the older version (this kind of half-round bottle, see below). Is it different from the current, latest version?
    ...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    A BN member Andre Moreau has a remarkable knowledge about vintage fragrances/formulations, he might be able to help.
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    Re: Davidoff Zino -- Love, and History

    It's easier if you just look at the front side of the bottle, there text Zino Davidoff, if in block letters, it's the new version, if "calligraphy lettering" -> vintage
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I agree on this. The new version can sure be recognized as a attempt to recreate the PPH, i believe they really tried their best with today's "raw materials". Personally I will continue to wear, and...
  37. Thread: Smell of money!

    by df91
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    Re: Smell of money!

    Don't know where it comes from but to me Gucci Envy For Men or Carven Homme.
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    I know many women who really don't like men to be groomed but hairy or at least wear stubbly beard, and personally I don't believe many woman really could like this powdery, old-lady-purse-smelling...
  39. Thread: Fragrant religion

    by df91
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    Re: Fragrant religion

    Imo the one crusial thing in a religion is a god, or at least somebody/something to worship. Who would that be? :)
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    Hugo Boss Hugo Energise
    (+1)TDH Parfum
    dsquared He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
    Trussardi A Way For Him
  41. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Will give away for actual postal costs+paypal fee the following bottles:


    Ralph Lauren Polo Explorer 30 ML edt
    Perry Ellis Red 360 dg 30 ML edt
    OR Black Aftershave 50 ML
    Romeo Gigli...
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    Re: New bottle purchase help me decide

    Burberry London would be my choice. But i'm not 20 :laugh:
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    Re: Hyped colognes test in a couple of days

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Creed Bois du Portugal .................................. +
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Original Santal
    Creed Erolfa ....
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    Hey, welcome!
    Agree on this.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    I like both, in my opinion, yes, different enough to have both.
    I like Heritage a little bit more. I haven't tried any other "incarnation" but vintage Heritage from the 90's.

    Both are great...
  46. Thread: Niche...

    by df91
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    Re: Niche...

    That's my story as well.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Thanks tefg!
    I came back to report that my blind bought bottle of AB Silver Spirit arrived today. What a pleasant surprise! The opening was much better than the Aventus one. (that is, not so loud...
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    I like it but don't wear it on summer. Usually 2 sprays only. The animalic note is on the limit for me, that is, if it were a bit quieter it was even more favourite for me. As a whole, it's an...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Idole de Lubin
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    MontBlanc Presence
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    Re: recommendations fragrances 30years old man

    Try Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Thanks mate then i think i can quote petruccijc:
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Could anyone please comment on Ab silver lomani; does it have less intense pineapple note than Aventus? Didn't like Aventus because of the too much pineapple and also it smelled a little...
  53. Re: Casual/romantic evening designer fragrance for age 30+

    Ungaro III
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Does guilty pleasure mean it should be a women's fragrance for a man? Or what? I guess it's not a thing to feel guilty about.
  55. Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui VS Vaan Cleef & Arpels pour homme.

    VC&A ph is a clear winner in my book. Don't have Oscar de la renta pour lui and don't like it (it's vintage in 80's was OK)
  56. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    Autumn is "my" season and not only fragrance-wise....

    Next come winter, summer and least favourite is spring.

    I haven't got any special favourite for Autumn but the citrus fragrances and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/Andre-Barreto/Dsaquared.jpg
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    Re: Frags from the other side..

    Only womens fragrance i wear is Eau de Rochas (vtg). Often layer it with the mens version (Eau de Rochas pour Homme)
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    Do it man, a full wearing and report back then how was the reaction at the office :D hehe
  60. Re: A look again at Giorgio Armani - Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)

    Really enjoyed, Nice idea and well written, i read through every vintage fragrance you had put there, thanks !
  61. Re: Help me choose my next Amouage: Lyric or Epic.

    Don't like either one but if i had to choose it would be Lyric.
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    Personally i like more Kouros Fraicheur especially in hot weather. If i'd wear vintage Kouros itself in hot climate/weather it would be like 1-2 drops to the chest under the t-shirt and maybe...
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    Re: Frags Recommendation

    YSL Live Jazz
    Reflets d'Eau Rochas Homme
    Eau de Rochas Homme
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    Of those i have smelled, Visit is closest. (I prefer it to Rush.)
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Most disgusting ones i have smelled:

    1st place: Cacharel Pour Homme

    Other disgusting smells:

    Yatagan
    CK Escape
    Azzaro Acteur
    Paco Rabanne ph
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    Just tried today first time my new Prada Amber Homme shower gel ; very rich and great smell, definetely a quality shower gel.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Reflets d'eau Rochas Homme
    Terre d'Hermes EDT vintage
    Alfred Sung Homme
    Live Jazz
    Jennica Fleur de Nacre (A creation of Nicolas Mamounas for Jennica in 1985)
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Must honestly say that though never tried single one of this line, i have very strong prejudices and suspicions about this particular brand and especially it's value for money.
  69. Re: A potential good, fresh summer fragrance: Reflets d'Eau Rochas Homme ?

    A small update: My bottle arrived today. The bottle itself is very nice looking: like the Eau de Rochas Homme bottle but with eye-pleasing green hue. It evokes an image of summery, fresh,...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    Do i remember correct that Vol De Nuit is often regarded as a melancholic scent, or one that evokes melancholy? I might have a sample vial somewhere.
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    The best for me is easy to answer, it's Macassar (1980)

    Then there's a bunch of good ones ; the 80's was THE decade of fragrances, imo.


    Antaeus
    Jazz
    L'ombre dans l'eau
    Armani Eau Pour...
  72. Re: New Armani Eau d'Aromes: if you miss Dior Homme Cologne 2007

    Didn't like it, it's too weak and the spices/aromes didn't click at all, so i will pass this one. IMO Armani Eau Pour Homme is much better in its every incarnation and formulation, also Armani Eau...
  73. Thread: Good and cheap

    by df91
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    Re: Good and cheap

    I like the 1st and 2nd on your list. In He Wood series the Rocky Mountain Wood is my fav but Ocean is not bad either.
  74. Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    Didn't make it a poll but what's your personal preference of those 3 choices? Or what's your personal rating as x>y>z "pattern" ? :)

    Referring to the older BN threads i think i'll take it...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Armani Eau Pour Homme

    http://images.vanityfair.it/Storage/Assets/Crops/325759/53/156312/giorgio-armani-profumo-eau-pour-homme_470x305.jpg
  76. Re: A potential good, fresh summer fragrance: Reflets d'Eau Rochas Homme ?

    Can anybody say does it have any similarities to Eau de Rochas (pour) Homme? Is this one (Reflets d'eau Rochas Homme) much fruitier? What about longevity? Thanks.
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    It's widely available in eBay but wow, the prices seem to have gone up like a rocket,really. I remember buying my 50 ml bottle for 35 € last summer.
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    yes, this.
  79. Re: A potential good, fresh summer fragrance: Reflets d'Eau Rochas Homme ?

    Thanks Hednic, great to hear that. Being a fan of most Rochas scents, I think i'll blind buy a bottle to my collection. A woody aromatic: the citrus top - violet heart - woody base sounds great.
  80. A potential good, fresh summer fragrance: Reflets d'Eau Rochas Homme ?

    I know there are a couple of old threads about this limited edition Rochas fragrance launched in 2006, but unfortunately very little information nor opinions or reviews about it. Anyway, became...
  81. Re: paco rabanne 1 million 6.7 oz (200ml) real or fake? (with pics)

    According to Checkcosmetic.net the manufacturing date is 3 of April, 2014 for that batch code 40921. My guess is it's authentic but reformulated being so new batch.

    For being sure, I'd recommend...
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    Re: Azzaro Visit Men, Fragrance same or similar?

    Gucci Rush. It's discontinued but still available. IMO Visit is a better of these two though.
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    Re: Best sweet cologne like...

    Nicos Sculpture Homme is a bit similar.
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    Re: L'Ombre dans L'Eau EdP

    EdP, no doubt about that. Better and more masculine.
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    Re: Le male reformulated?!

    2011 seems to be the year quite many fragrances has been reformulated. Apparently due to the IFRA regulations often mentioned here.
  86. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Several ones; Ungaro III, Van Ceef & Arpels PH, Prada Amber PH, Memoir Man, Narciso Rodriguez for Him etc.
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    Re: DHI Actually Smells Surprisingly Masculine

    Same here.
    If Dior makes a fragrance for men, then it will be masculine. Same can't be said about most niche fragrances.
  88. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    Encre Noire.
  89. Re: A dark, brooding scent that screams; "Don't "Double-Cross" Me!

    I've got 2 in my collection that i feel fits in : Van Cleef & Arpels PH and Antaeus, both vintage. Secondly, but not as well as the two first mentioned, Macassar, Salvador Dali PH (vintage) and...
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme - Reformulated?

    Possibly the batch is older, yet (?) - though purchased in 2012. Would you kindly check the batch code? Five numbers carved in the side of the sprayer under the cap. (small numbers)
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme - Reformulated?

    I tend to believe that there has been a reformulation. My story is shortly put this: I have 2 bottles, older one is manufactured/bottled in 2009 and newer from 24 of September, 2011 (batch code...
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme - Reformulated?

    I just want to know.
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    Re: Some bottles for sale (Worldwide)

    up...
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    Prada Amber Pour Homme - Reformulated?

    Was trying to search information about this but didn't find a real answer.... Has it been reformulated and if yes, when? (approximately)?
    Is it same as usual that the older juice is better? Thanks.
  95. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Gendarme


    Eau de Rochas
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
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    Re: Most overused fragrances?

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    Diesel Only The Brave EdT
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    http://www.palmbeachperfumes.com/images/Prada%20Amber%20Pour%20Homme%20EDT%20Spray%203.4oz%20UB%20b.jpgPrada Amber Pour Homme
  98. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Some of those i have rated 2 stars frags.. maybe One Man Show by Bogart or Jazz Prestige. Both smell nauseuous to me.
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    I second hednic's suggestion.

    A little bit similar fragrance is Armani Eau de Nuit. IMO it's a bit more masculine.
  100. Re: Is 1 Million more versatile than some of us give it credit for (myself included)?

    1 million (original) is a good, pleasant, versatile scent, if sprayed just one spray it is suitable even to church imo. It's so strong that it gets easily overdone, and when overdone it's cloyingly...
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