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    Hey guys, I saw Davidoff Goodlife at Marshall's 25 bucks for 4.2 oz. I'm tempted to get it blind. I looked at the reviews and they seem to be mixed, and the notes seem ok. Can I get some opnions and your impressions on this if you've smelled it before?
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    My opinion is that it's bland, synthetic and mediocre. I'd have to be paid to wear it.

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    its a perfectly serviceable green clean office frag. nothing special, IMO, but good for days you don't want to deplete your treasures.

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    My dad has it and it's very...plain.

    As others have stated, it isn't a head turner.

    I'd take Aqva over it any day.

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    Oh I love this stuff!!! I so wish I had a bottle! It is so green and clean!! Figgy!!!!!!!!! Yumma dum dum!

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    i got a 2.5oz bottle for bout 20$...but i wouldnt buy another bottle for even 5 bucks...this frag is virtually non existent after an hour maybe...like most summer scents this has no sillage and poor longevity...even during that first hour i don't think it smells incredible or anything...Like badaim wrote above...its plain...

    The only thing i like is is the cap on the bottle...i wouldnt miss it at all if i didn't have it.

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    Oh, also, a little while back I saw the 4.2 at TJ Maxx for $16.99, so that $25 may not be the best price out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts
    this has no sillage and poor longevity
    LOL, my Dad gets incredible sillage with three sprays...I can smell him from upstairs when he puts it on!!!!

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    I think this is a fairly safe blind purchase because I don't think you'll be blown away or severely disappointed. As others have mentioned, it is a clean green scent, and if I may add to that, I think it is young and versatile for most occasions. Even though the fig runs through all stages of the scent, it isn't overpowering and the overall scent develops nicely in its lifespan, which scores big on sillage and longevity on my skin. My brother wore this for years in both professional and social environments, and speaking with him he told me that he never received any negative remarks from it.

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    I'm with Thrax on this one. It's rich, green, fresh and full of character. The fig note usually bothers me in other frags, but not at all in this one. I get TONS of compliments whenever I wear this one, and it lasts ALL DAY on me. Great sillage, too.

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    I'm not a huge "green" fragrance guy, but I quite like it, especially for the price I paid (less than $15 after my employee discount at TJ Maxx). It reminds me of eating a Key Lime Pie on a freshly-mowed (mown?) lawn. It's fairly complex, and lasts a good deal. Also pulls in a lot of complements.

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    Good Life easily lasts all day on me, and has plenty of strength.

    I think it's pretty good, but it's easy to get sick of - I'd never wear it two days in a row (same probem I have with D&G Homme).

    I can never understand how people can rant and rave and think up a hundred adjectives of praise for fig leaf scents - providing they are made by niche houses - even though most barely last four hours. But rarely have a word of praise for this scent which, in my opinion, offers far superior longevity and sillage to any of the niche offerings I've tested.
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    I guess I should be trying this
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    Quote Originally Posted by maksidrom
    My opinion is that it's bland, synthetic and mediocre. I'd have to be paid to wear it.
    Totally agree...

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    I'm not that much a fan of it, but that's due to the genre this scent represents. Fresh like getting out of the shower and very green, I would probably like this if I was looking for a fresher fragrance. BUT half of the current male fragrances are in that category, so it probably faces stiff competition.

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    I agree with just about everything Renato has written above. I have the same experience of relatively intense attraction and repulsion both to Good Life and to D&G pour Homme. I wonder what that is! Do these two fragrances have anything else in common perhaps?

    Also, regarding the niche fig scents I'm familiar with, I think these are not easily compared to Good Life. Fig notwithstanding I find the character and overall impression of Philosykos and Ichnusa similar to each other but starkly different from Good Life; I won't say "better" or "worse," but they don't produce in me that attraction/repulsion that Good Life and D&G do.

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    It has nice top notes but it dies too fast on me. I prefer Dune for Men.
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    Thank you all for the responses. I am still on the border with this one. Is there any other fragrance this one is similar to?

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    None I can think of right off the bat, although I'd place it -- albeit only peripherally -- in the same general family with Fath's Green Water.

    Imagine if you will that Philosykos and Greenergy spent an evening of torrid passion. Throw in some vetiver, or something crisp but dry. Voila -- you have Good Life, or something damn close.

    Good, good stuff, really. Just try it -- for the price, you can always swap out later, or give it to a friend should you not like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machineo
    Thank you all for the responses. I am still on the border with this one. Is there any other fragrance this one is similar to?
    Good Life + Spicy notes= Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme

    From memory, it's also similar to Marc Jacobs.
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    Great Fragrance! Definetely figgy, green, fresh! I like it very much, but have an opposite feeling about the harsh D&G...

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