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    Default Dk Men Is Alive?????

    I just saw an ad for Bergdorf Goodman where they state that Donna Karan is re-releasing all her fragrances (including Chaos and Donna Karan Signature) exclusively for them.

    Will they re-realease DK Fuel??? That is one of the best men's fragrances that were ever created?

    Has any of you guys heard anything?

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    That would be fantastic, I never got a chance to smell it before it disappeared. Now, if only D&G would follow suit and bring back By Man.

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    I know that Donna Karan New York - the original women's scent - is still in production, just in limited distribution. As for Choas, the ladies here and over at MUA will go crazy for that one. Choas has achieved almost divine status.

    As for Fuel and Unleaded, they are two amazing scents and I hope that they find their way back to the market ... and find their audience!
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    DK Men was the first fragrance i ever bought...i was a teenager...and smelled different than ANYONE else in school

    i bought a 2nd bottle a few years later, which is still sitting at my parents house..in the drawer...i think it was stale or something, because it never smelled as good....

    if they re-released it, i'd be in line to buy it again.

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    YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw your thread title. If you see my previous posts, I've probably lamented more than anyone else on this site about it's discontinuation and by how MUCH I WANT this scent re-released!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DK Men first brought me to Basenotes because I wanted to know what happened to it!!!!

    I rarely use ALL CAPS this much, but OH MY GOD I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (tries to remain calm for confirmation -- credit card poised and ready -- but prepared for disappointment as it's only speculation at best for now)

    Lemmie guess -- they are eventually going to say "Oh....did we say ALL??? Silly us, we meant all of her FEMALE fragrances!!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrac View Post
    YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw your thread title. If you see my previous posts, I've probably lamented more than anyone else on this site about it's discontinuation and by how MUCH I WANT this scent re-released!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DK Men brought me to Basenotes because I wanted to know what happened to it!!!!

    I rarely use ALL CAPS this much, but OH MY GOD I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (tries to remain calm for confirmation -- credit card poised and ready -- but prepared for disappointment as it's only speculation at best for now)

    Lemmie guess -- they are eventually going to say "Oh....did we say ALL??? Silly us, we meant all of her FEMALE fragrances!!!!"
    Ditto!!

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    Just called Bergdorf in NY and they said they have one masculine ... its FUEL! Its official DK Men is back on the market!
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    I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN.



    It's absolutely true. I just placed an order for two 3.4oz bottles ($85.00 a piece). OP, take the question marks off your title and change them to exclamation points!!!

    Call 800-218-4918, ext. 2733 and ask for Kevin Reynolds (not the director of Kevin Costner films!). I believe he is the Donna Karan specialist at the store. Note that it is carried in the Women's Fragrance Dept., not the Men's (they had no idea about it when I talked to that dept.).

    He's very helpful and will make sure your order ships out!

    We chatted for a few minutes (very nice fellow) and he did tell me that the bottle is not the same (no more gear shifter). It's a round bottle with a silver label that says "DK Fuel For Men." That's a slight downer, but it's the juice that matters, right?!?!?! And better yet, it's MORE than ever sold before...the biggest bottle was always 2.5 oz...now we're getting 3.4 oz!!! (NOTE: DK Unleaded was available in a 3.4 oz bottle, however.)

    Kevin was not entirely sure if they are going to be carrying this permanently or if it is a limited release. He also didn't know for sure but he thinks only the NY Store will be carrying it.

    MONUMENTAL NEWS for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Kum bay ya, my Lord, Kum bay yaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!"

    P.S. I know how all of you "Giorgio" and "Giorgio Red" fans felt now!!!!
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    MY FAVORITE FRAGRANCE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Cheers,
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    By the way, THANK YOU, PeterV, for bringing this amazing news to us and bront82 for confirming!!!! There's no way I would have known about it otherwise. Considering they just got their bottles in TODAY, your timing was impeccable!

    In my NUMEROUS posts here stating how upset I was that DK Fuel was discontinued, I always mentioned that if I ever met Donna Karan I would slap her for selling her fragrance line to Estee Lauder without some kind of "do not discontinue" claus.

    To whomever is responsible for bringing this scent back, I owe you a big hug AND a big wet kiss!!!!

    (I wonder if "they" ever read basenotes and factored it into their decision?!?!?)
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    Default Re: Dk Men Is Alive?????

    Hopefully someone who has the original can do a side by side comparison to make sure it hasn't changed any...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Hopefully someone who has the original can do a side by side comparison to make sure it hasn't changed any...
    Raises hand!

    I'll be sure to post about it, as I still have half a bottle of the original.

    Although since I am on the west coast, I'll probably be the last to get it.

    That would be something if it changed...which would not surprise me in the least. But I have faith that it will be close enough!

    A special hello and and a *wink* to any of our Basenotes NY Brethren who can head over to Bergdorf Goodman's and smell it and take some camera phone pictures of the bottle and post them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Hopefully someone who has the original can do a side by side comparison to make sure it hasn't changed any...
    OMG ... I will do just that. Fuel is my holy grail and even though it's being resurrected, I still don't regret paying the ridiculous prices I did to have 2 back up bottles in addition to the one I'm currently using. I'm actually kinda glad they changed the bottle because at least I have that to show for my money spent. The original bottle is great ... except for the fact that it, and Havana, both suffer from being top heavy and fall over at the slightest nudge of my armoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    The original bottle is great ... except for the fact that it, and Havana, both suffer from being top heavy and fall over at the slightest nudge of my armoire.
    WOW. Your post made me go check on mine and I realized that both of my bottles had fallen off of my entertainment center during last week's earthquake here in Los Angeles. EEEK! Luckily, they are both fine (one of them is empty). My smaller bottle of DK Unleaded did not fall though.

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    Glad to hear the good news. I loved it from a sample, but when I eventually received a bottle, the scent seemed flat. I could tell it changed and wasn't as fresh, possibly do to light damage.

    Anyways, I think I should retest the new stuff.

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    I have maybe 2ml left from a 2006 purchase refrigerated 15ml decant I have been reticent to finish off due to the price of rebuying Fuel on the Grey Market. This is great news! If I score a 3.4oz bottle I will definitely compare the new to the old
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    Quote Originally Posted by bront82 View Post
    Just called Bergdorf in NY and they said they have one masculine ... its FUEL! Its official DK Men is back on the market!

    Great News Brent .... cheers

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    HOLY CRAP!

    gonna have to go to Bergdorf this week!

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    Someone please take pictures of the new bottle as well ... love to see it. Of course, I scored a small stash last weekend in a little store here in Santa Monica, 4 bottles. Isn't that the way it always is though? Once you finally get enough, they reintroduce it!
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    Wait! Men! Let's see first if it smells like the original did!

    Then I may break out the credit card....

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    Hmm... I was Orginally Gonna Go To Saks this Tuesday or Monday... But I Think I Might Rather Go To Bergdorf's and see what the hype is all about....
    Any Knowledge Is Good Knowledge For Me.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Wait! Men! Let's see first if it smells like the original did!

    Then I may break out the credit card....

    ..and the champagne!

    As far as I am concerned, as long as they come close to the original, I'll be happy. An exact clone would of course be nothing short of amazing, but a near reformulation will make me happy enough. WHY? Because there's nothing even CLOSE to DK Fuel being sold...nothing at all. It is a very unique smell that I have never encountered again. I've read the reviews where other people have stated it smells like or "reminds them" of Hugo Dark Blue, M7, Caron Third Man, Corduroy by Zirh, Silver Mountain Water....no way!!!!! Hugo Dark Blue is probably the next closet and least insane comparison, but I found that only remotely similar to DK Unleaded. And trust me, I combed the reviews trying to find something...ANYTHING similar...to avoid spending $150 or so on eBay for a bottle. It just was not meant to be.

    That being said, I'll still remain as unbiased as possible in my comparison review. It still has big shoes to fill and if it's awful, I'll be quite vocal about it!
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    Wait! I'm confused. Is this EDT called DK Fuel or DK Men? Are there two fragrances here?

    Throw me a bone, here, people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Rex, Esq. View Post
    Wait! I'm confused. Is this EDT called DK Fuel or DK Men? Are there two fragrances here?

    Throw me a bone, here, people.
    Its actually called DK Fuel but can be referenced as DK Men. He does have a younger brother, Unleaded, which is a fruitier, less formal flanker ... who is totally fabulous as well, but I guess he didn't make the new cut. So, yes there are two scents ... but here Fuel and DK Men are being used interchangeably.
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    Indeed....DK Men, DK Fuel, DK Men (Fuel)....it is very confusing, but they are all the same. When I spoke to the Kevin at Bergdorf Goodman, he read the new bottle and it says "DK Fuel for Men." LOL!!!

    Interestingly enough, I believe he also said that the bottle had "Eau de Toilette" on it. The bottom of both of my bottles say "DK Men Cologne" on them. So I wonder what that is going to mean for the smell & longevity.

    Come on, someone who lives in NY go check it out tomorrow and take pictures of the bottle. I'm dying here!

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    atrac (who is not intentionally trying to dominate this thread...promise! It's just I *literally* have not been this excited about a cologne since I originally smelled this stuff back in 1994. And I couldn't even afford to buy it right away then...I had to wait!!!)
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    Default Re: Dk Men Is Alive?????

    btw, did anyone else order any today?

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    Bring it to Australia id love to try some lol
    Do they have for sale on any websites ?

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    I've also seen it referred to as DK Leaded. I really hope this smells the same.
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    First Montana, then Red for Men and now DK Men / Fuel / Leaded. I never got into DK Men but it's great to see so many Basenoters excited about this - I really hope they haven't messed too much with the original formulation.

    Hopefully, this is an indication that re-releases (as faithful to the original formulation as possible) is becoming the norm in the fragrance industry. Well, with the way things are going, one can certainly hope...
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    I'm really jazzed about this! I remember a long time ago I sampled Fuel and Unleaded--I can't remember which one I liked better, but never got serious into this hobby until it was discontinued. I always remembered the smell.

    Then, this year I got mini bottles of both Fuel and Unleaded. They didn't wow me as much as I thought they would, and I think the reason is that they've gone off a bit. Kind of flat. So getting a fresh bottle is going to be awesome.

    On the subject of the bottle, I never really liked the original bottle anyway. It looked goofy and like others have said, too top-heavy. I don't know what the new bottle will look like, but it sounds like it will be nice.

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