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    Re: Request : Woody oriental, creamy and airy

    Other than your request of no Patchouli I was going to suggest the original Gucci Pour Homme. My other suggestion was going to be Antidote
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    Re: Mancera - Manufacturing Fault

    Not that it helps you but the newest ones I've bought in the last 2 months have come with magnetic caps instead, it seems (hopefully) they've taken the feedback on and are changing the design.

    If...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    The hate is laughable and the reasons make no sense.

    They’re in no way clones of designers, the only fragrance they have that could be considered a clone is Godolphin which actually smells much...
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    Makes absolutely no sense that someone would ask what the best is and people feel the need to post a derogatory comment about how none of them are good in their opinion. How does that help the OP in...
  5. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    Umm no, I find it off-putting as in I dislike the scent immensely and can’t stand it
  6. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    Find SMW very off-putting, have revisited several times over the years and same result.

    I have owned a few bottles of Al Wisam over the years but in all honesty while I like it more than SMW I...
  7. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    For me it’s not just a case of my favourite 3, they have to be able to cover all season, they have to be fragrances I’ve worn several times over the years and not only not gotten sick of, but also...
  8. Thread: Would you.....

    by Mr Envy
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    Re: Would you.....

    Definitely not...again

    I did and regretted it big time, hated it. Thankfully I was able to offload it
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    Whilst I don’t get a bubble gum scent from any of the 3, the nicest smelling for me is easily Invictus Intense which is not like the original and a very nice/underrated scent
  10. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    1. “horrible fragrances that appeal only to people who are too young to know any better”

    Wrong, they appeal to me, I’m 40, Envy is my all time favourite while GPH and Rush are up there. Does that...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Based on what you state you like, I’d suggest trying the following if you haven’t already. Not all will meet the $70 budget unless you got smaller bottles

    1. Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud
    2....
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    Which one should you buy? The one you try on your skin and like obviously

    What anyone says on here shouldn’t matter, because we’re never going to all agree and you have no idea which of us is...
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    Whilst I’m not a huge fan of theirs, only own Bergamot 22 and would consider buying Tonka 25, I’d say trying 5 samples hardly puts you in a position to judge the whole brand as trash.
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    Re: I see why some people become Niche Snobs...

    Here is a wide variety of scents from my designer collection that don’t smell alike and cover different seasons/occasions

    This doesn’t take into account all the fantastic discontinued designer...
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    Re: I see why some people become Niche Snobs...

    Disagree, I have a huge variety from my ‘designer’ collection. They definitely don’t all “smell the same”
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    Re: Gucci Intense Oud - discontinued ??

    Personally find it far from the best they’ve made (barely cracks the top 10) or the biggest mistake of discontinuing (Gucci Envy, Rush and original Gucci Pour Homme say hi)

    To the person that...
  17. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I’d rather put my genitals in the microwave than buy from Fragrancenet, I’ve had too many terrible experiences, wouldn’t give them another cent under any circumstances
  18. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Those Al Haramain Amber Oud's are nice, I regret not buying them as I was in store trying them but didn't get a chance to go back as they were closed for eid and I was leaving the next day
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Interlude Man?

    Creed Royal Oud for me quite easily, but that shouldn't affect your decision because you don't have my nose
  20. Thread: What say you?

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    Re: What say you?

    I say you should report the ad
  21. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I figured why not take a close look and see if I've been as good as I think I've been...clearly I have some memory loss as it seems to be 74 bottles assuming I haven't missed any.

    Here's what...
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    Re: Latest Armani Acqua Di Gio Flanker!

    Absolu Instinct is fantastic

    Absolu is coloured water
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    My favourite, which meets your criteria, never gets mentioned and plays nicely with other scents or can stand out on its own would be Orange Bitters by Jo Malone
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    2 things

    1. Join date 1970....clearly you are some kind of Wizard

    2. That bolded section made me :)
    I don't watch any fragrance reviewers but if I'm scrolling through NBA footage compiled by...
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    Good for you, hopefully that makes you happy
  26. Thread: Please vote

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    Poll: Re: Please vote

    See now the 3 votes and above comment are going against the reviews I’m seeing elsewhere

    Have people who voted owned these batches or just tried them once?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I’ve received...
  27. Thread: Please vote

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    Poll: Please vote

    I have the choice to buy from the following 2 batches and have tried to look into the positives/negatives of both but the information out there is so contradictory and I won't have the chance to test...
  28. Re: The dilemma of either buying a unique, daring scent or a crowd-pleaser is killing me. Can't deci

    Buy Layton
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    I find the whole situation strange;

    - The mostly pretentious people that make videos to tell the world what they think about any product like I’m supposed to give 2 ****’s what you think

    - The...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    Never used to like any of the TF private line outside of the clean ones like Neroli Portofino. In the last year I’ve found myself really enjoying Oud Wood, Tobacco Oud and Arabian Wood. Just bought...
  31. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Probably 50/50

    Too many factors on any given day and at any particular moment

    I find the only way to be sure is to revisit usually first thing in the morning before your nose has been...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    Tried it a few weeks ago, had no idea when I tried it that it’s being marketed as a women’s fragrance. I thought it was quite nice
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    Maybe she just doesn’t want you to smell nice around other women? Is she particularly jealous in general?

    I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with these things, my pretend wife loves all my...
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    Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II vs Mamluk

    Easily Alexandria II, one of the few times I’m in the majority vote on basenotes
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I can’t

    Love African Leather, French Leather, Oriental Leather, Irish Leather, Winter Palace and Jannat. If you don’t like them, nothing wrong with that, I’m confused about what you want to hear.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Initial impression of Sauvage Parfum

    It’s quite different than the EDT and EDP

    Firstly it’s more subtle. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but another example of concentration having zero...
  37. Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    I would, but I’d probably get banned, I struggle to be nice when I read some of these topics/questions that make me question the ...you know what I’ll just stop right there :)
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    Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    As usual if it doesn’t smell challenging enough like a newborns diaper some people will hate it.

    It does not smell like any Perry Ellis, it smells along the lines of YSL Ultime, not identical but...
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    Re: Amber perfume with detectable rose

    Assuming you’re after a women’s or unisex perfume? I’ll only be able to suggest some unisex ones

    - Rose Of No Man's Land by Byredo
    - New York Amber by Bond No 9
    - La Colle Noire by Christian...
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    Re: Pros & Cons of spraying fragrance on shirts

    Not sure if serious but this made me chuckle.
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    Re: Odin - let's talk about it

    Only tried one and liked/bought it.

    02/Owari - Not identical to, but shares a similarity to TDH

    Top notes: Owari mandarin, bergamot and grapefruit leaf.
    Heart: pepper, Amyris wood and brisk...
  42. Re: Any information yet on Christian Dior Dior Homme line changes if/when?

    The next one comes out Steptember 33rd, it’s called Dior Homme Home and can only be worn inside your place of residence
  43. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Sounds great, thanks!
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    Re: Casamorati Mefisto or Mefisto Gentiluomo

    100% the original for one simple reason, Gentiluomo lasts all of 15 minutes on me, I’ve tested it around 20 times in the last year to be certain from different bottles and had the same result each...
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    Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    Picked up my bottle today after regretting not buying it a week ago. For once I agree with the comparison on Fragrantica. It definitely has a resemblance to YSL Ultime. I happen to really like the...
  46. Re: Insignia by Carolina Herrera. Beautifull fragrance !!

    I had a similar experience, found it just OK the first time testing but after revisiting a few days later I really enjoyed and bought it.
  47. Thread: Rasasi Shuhrah

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    Re: Rasasi Shuhrah

    I just picked up their newest release Nafaeis Al Shaghaf which definitely shares a similarity to Shuhrah
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    Can’t say I agree with the comparison to the Mancera

    I found the Mancera one repulsive and liked CH enough to buy a bottle over a year ago and it’s still in my collection so that’s a good sign,...
  49. Poll: Re: Le Labo Bergamote 22 or Tom Fords Grey Vetiver EDT?

    For me easily 22, can’t stand the TF
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    Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    Tried this today at Mall of Emirates, the SA brought it out for me to try after I told her I’d already tried all D&G stuff previously

    The cap looks tacky but the fragrance (lightish blue in...
  51. Re: Herod vs Carlisle vs Habdan by Parfums de Marley

    My personal preference is
    Habdan
    Herod
    Carlisle

    But that doesn’t really help you because you don’t have my nose. I can say I’ve never had longevity or projection issues with any Parfums de...
  52. Re: "Its some Muslim holy oil I dont even read the bottle."

    $500 would only get you a few ml on some of those oils, it’s insane how expensive some of them can be
  53. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I’m not surprised at the lack of interest, however I’d advise testing them for yourself.

    2 days ago I was in Dubai Mall sampling perfumes and came across this collection. Dunhill? Why would I...
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Tried it yesterday, thought I must have stepped through a time portal of some sort when I saw it on the shelf, the SA that sounded like a robot said it’s based on the design of the very first Gucci...
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Tried it today, I like it, despite not understanding the relevance of the name.
  56. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    That Gucci is one of my all time favourites, I’d personally suggest just buying it.

    However if you want to spend a lot of money, Amber Sky by Ex Nihilo has a somewhat similar vibe with...
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    Re: Widian/AJ Arabia

    Double post
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    Re: Widian/AJ Arabia

    I own and love Liwa, got it at the most amazing price too.

    Excellent longevity and as far as scent, I’d describe it as the love child of Xerjoff Alexandria II and Baccarat Rouge 540

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  59. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    I own them all and I’d say they’re ‘nice’. Would I pay over $50 for any of them again? No, but if they’re available around the $25-$30 range then they’re suitable to have for casual situations....
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    Re: How to recognize a false Montale perfume

    1. Yes they come sealed
    2. I have and have had about 60 Montales and the printing/packaging has had slight differences in at least 5 of them over the years. All purchased from legit sellers either...
  61. Re: Creed - Santal vs. Guerlain - Santal Royale

    Own both, I personally prefer the Creed, but they’re completely different fragrances, so you’d really need to test them as scent is going to be more important than longevity/projection, both do fine...
  62. Re: Bentley Int. vs. Valentino Uomo Int. vs D&G The One EDP: Choosing a Signature Scent for Universi

    I personally don’t have performance issues with The One EDP. It’s suitable in all situations and weather and you could always carry an atomiser if performance on you is an issue. VUI on me is more...
  63. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Another vote for Godolphin by Parfums de Marly, in my opinion it’s smoother and different enough to justify owning both. Also outstanding performance and presentation
  64. Re: Your Favorite Clive Christian Men’s Fragrances Rated?

    Of the 4 I own I’d rank them

    X - Love it

    L - Feel this one is underrated

    C - I made a sample of this for someone once, and made the huge mistake of testing the atomiser on my forearm just...
  65. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Very excited to try this one, my favourite house, favourite colour, love the notes and it’s almost my name.
  66. Re: Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense - Sillage/Projection & Longevity.

    Without question one of my all time most underrated scents. In fact it might be my most complimented by % of times worn to compliment ratio

    Projection has been great for me, however I’m a self...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    100% That’s the only way
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    Re: Kilian fragrance advice

    Naxos and Back to Black don’t overlap, you can get both without that concern
  69. Re: How to tell if a Tom Ford Private Blend is REAL on ebay? Does a box = Legit?

    All I can say is good luck, I’m currently travelling through Turkey and almost all the perfumes here are fake

    The Tom Ford’s are great quality and last 2-3 hours

    There are minor imperfections...
  70. Re: Is terre de Hermès eau fraiche an unsung hero

    For me it's the nicest one in the range, definitely underrated although I get a lot of requests for it from people that buy samples off me, so maybe it doesn't get spoken about much but it is...
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    As always, if you like both, just buy both and enjoy them




    You think? I find Prive and Lucky to be more similar to each other than the original. They may as well be a different line to me.
    ...
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Passing through Dubai in August on my way home, so if it’s half decent I’ll grab a bottle as I have to get another Santal Noir anyway
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    Re: Ralph Lauren polo red intense vs extreme?

    The safe choice would be the Intense as it’s a similar but nicer version of the original. The Extreme is a great fragrance but despite being a flanker it may as well be a different fragrance and...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Shakespeare-Perfumes/Macbeth-54080.html
  75. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    Designed to be layered with ‘small penis’
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    I’ve gone through about 50 bottles as I decant and sell a lot of used ones as well as wearing it at least twice a week. In all these years none have been different in any way
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    It’s my all time favourite and signature scent, there’s no difference between current batches and older ones whether relating to scent or longevity. That’s one of the main reasons I love it, whenever...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I’ve worn Aventus for years and only got 2 compliments while wearing it. I’ve got a bottle of Zara’s Vibrant Leather, worn it five times and got compliments each time. I’m on holidays in Turkey at...
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    The first 2 that came to mind for me that have ridiculous longevity (over 12 hours and last through showers) are
    Arab Spring by TFK & Amber Sky by Ex Nihilo. I don’t know what you consider breaking...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly Sedley

    Love PDM, excited for this to come out but based on that YT review it sounded a lot like Percival which I already have. Hopefully it’s different enough because I’m almost certainly going to blind buy...
  81. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    I transfer 5-10ml of all my fragrances into atomisers so I can have a ready to go top up of my scent if heading out. I’ve been doing this for many years and never noticed any difference in scent. I...
  82. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    While I own and enjoy many Creed fragrances, it’s sad that if I want consistency, projection and longevity id opt for the much cheaper Afnan Supremacy Silver. A clone shouldn’t outdo you in all those...
  83. Re: Buy Le Labo Bergamote 22? (already own Creed Original Vétiver)

    Finally a consensus I can agree with, it only took how many years?

    To echo previous comments 22 and OV are very different and simply buy the one you enjoy more or both if you can’t decide.

    22...
  84. Re: Any Parfums de Marly women's scents that men can wear?

    Only Athalia, for me it’s completely unisex.

    Whilst I love the smell of Delina, I certainly wouldn’t suggest it for a man as it smells very feminine to my nose
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    Re: Yasser Arafat (RIP) scent

    Looks like someone just found out there’s an online thesaurus and decided to test it out
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    Thanks mate, yeah the deep end I understand, I’ve bought 22 pairs of Jordan’s in the last 2 months, that’s some stupid **** right there. Now the AJ4 Breds are being released tomorrow and I find...
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    Re: Elysium cologne

    It’s possible people are receiving fake bottles or decants as I don’t find the comparisons to be very accurate or experience any longevity issues

    Just keep in mind that sadly there are people out...
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    Thank you but it’s all good, I have a plan in place it’s just taking a lot longer than I’d hoped and the frustrations really only come from having to deal with the countless people that want to offer...
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    I’m definitely leaving things sitting in my cart longer than I used to, also not buying so many backups. Some of it has to do with the excessive taxes they introduced last year for overseas purchases...
  90. Re: What would you buy(Fragrance) if Drake gave you a 10 piece dog to blow it at the mall

    KFC exploring a new market?

    Would you like any cat with that?
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    Re: layton questions

    Own both, Layton is in my top 5, AHSE is in my bottom 5 and I never reach for it. Don’t find them at all similar
  92. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    Not sure where you got the impression that I’m “making a mistake”, I didn’t say anything about using the shower gel to wash myself. I wash myself with soap and have tried several ways of post wash...
  93. Re: Your favourite shower gel and fragrance pairing?

    You guys are rinsing the shower gel off afterwards right? :grin:

    I’ve tried countless shower gels and they smell nice while you’re in the shower but have never noticed a single one after drying...
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    Re: Beyond paradise man

    Tried it early in my fragrance journey and honestly to this day would say it’s top 3 most disgusting fragrance I’ve tried. Rushed to wash it off it was ghastly, maybe the bottle had turned, I had no...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) Resurfaces !!!

    + 100
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Yes. I only tried and bought the EDP version. Actually had no interest to even try it but I was buying Tuxedo and the store owner took me around to try it. Great guy, as there was a risk I’d have...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    100181

    I’m sorry but I have to jump in, the comparisons that have been made so far are absolutely ludicrous. It doesn’t smell anything like Pure XS nor is it overly sweet. It smells 90% similar to...
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    Re: Fragrances that make you feel POWERFUL

    I don’t know why people aren’t taking this seriously, I find that if I tie a small blanket around my neck like a cape and apply 10 sprays of Power by 50cent, once I walk out of the house I feel...
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    Re: Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    Facebook blocks everything both in sales groups and marketplace, and it’s not just the words, they have some kind of photo recognition that will block posts. Chanel, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Guerlain,...
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    Re: Floraiku Boutique

    I had never heard of this house previously, but came across it at Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall. Whilst I didn’t purchase any (retail price was ridiculous) I definitely appreciated the sales assistant...
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