im a big fan of idole and saw this thread so I spring for a sample of 1697 which just showed up. it's ok i guess but really not that impressive, definitely not idole caliber. i believe this is the edp version of 1697, how different is it from the original/absolu version? Is the absolu version super rare and expensive?
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ugh i actually want to scrub this stuff. something about it is offputting. it's not cloying exactly but something about the composition seems off kilter. starshipvelcro said 'something smells a bit off' and i think that's a perfect summation. do people think this smells like idole or was it just the rum note comparison?