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    Default BalMan - should I give it another try?

    Something about Mirabelle Plum just interst me. I remember having this fragrance about a year ago and the first day I wore it - I became awfully ill that day with virus. Some how my olfactory connected that scent to the awful sick day and I just wanted nothing to do the with scent - it actually turned my stomach.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them???

    Should I get another bottle and give it a try?

    Balman cologne by Pierre Balmain was created in 2004. This is a woody aromatic cologne with notes of mirabelle plum liquorice, tonka bean, cardamom, sandalwood and oakmoss.

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    To me, it smells very similar to Hugo Boss Soul.

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    I bought this not long after release after a quick trial at the Nordstrom's counter. I found it rich, warm, and having a comforting familiarity. It was only after getting home with the entire line that it dawned on me why I liked it. After an hour it became a dead ringer for the original John Varvatos. No plums in that one but there is that lovely almost creamy date accord that is almost indistinguishable. I have both on now and if I hadn't been the one who sprayed them I'd be unable to tell you which was which. Not really an answer to your question but if memory serves you panned Varvatos, didn't you?

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    To my nose Nikos for men and BalMan are very similar... And I like them both (BalMan better though)

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    Anybody else used or sampled Balman recently ?

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    Balman was a blind buy I never regetted. It really liked it from the beginning even though it was an unusual fragrance . Was it a fougere? an oriental? In the end, the spices and the warm drydown won me over.

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    Default Re: BalMan - should I give it another try?

    I think it has that strong geranium note I can't handle. Very "perfumey."

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