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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    Actually, now that I think about it I find Magnetism quite similar to Versace Man with Man being the superior frag. The saffron/spice comes off much better and does not take the 'grape' shape that Magnetism does. Also, the tobacco in the basenotes is fuller and more apparent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Actually, now that I think about it I find Magnetism quite similar to Versace Man with Man being the superior frag. The saffron/spice comes off much better and does not take the 'grape' shape that Magnetism does. Also, the tobacco in the basenotes is fuller and more apparent.
    BINGO!!! It smells nothing like Zero plus but almost identical to Versace Man. I remember one thread about if you have x that you don't need z i think i made that comparison.

    if not in another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    BINGO!!! It smells nothing like Zero plus but almost identical to Versace Man. I remember one thread about if you have x that you don't need z i think i made that comparison.
    if not in another thread.

    one other reviewer in the reviews section mentions the Zero Plus Connection...so i'm glad im not the only one hallucinating

    i used ot own both Magnetism and Zero Plus at one point in time...i just cannot miss Zero Plus accords...i find it repulsive..or lets say, not to my taste.

    p.s. i havent got a chance to test Versace Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    one other reviewer in the reviews section mentions the Zero Plus Connection...so i'm glad im not the only one hallucinating

    i used ot own both Magnetism and Zero Plus at one point in time...i just cannot miss Zero Plus accords...i find it repulsive..or lets say, not to my taste.

    p.s. i havent got a chance to test Versace Man.
    I didn't mean any harm :@) i should have said to my nose. Because it is rude to tell a person what they smell.

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    Alright, so I got the vanilla coke resemblance in the top notes, but this scent is honestly making me nauseous. My mother's opinion was "like the way your house smells if you clean it really good, its not a bad smell, just not a wearable cologne".

    To my nose, it shares the overly perfumey aspect I find in Geir Ness as well, almost a lingering connection to some of the older feminine perfumes I've smelled. It's not a bad smell, but I couldn't ever pull this off
    If Polge had replaced Chanel Allure Homme "Sport" with "Fraiche", Basenotes would be all over it.

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    It is some potent stuff, isn't it?

    How many sprays are/were you wearing and where did you spray?

    I think this one needs to be applied with as much caution as M7. One or two sprays, max.
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    I had one spray on my wrist, one spray on my mid forearm, and one spray on my uper forearm near my elbow, from an Escada sample vial sprayer which didn't put out alot of juice per spray.

    As far as the potency of it, I scrubbed for about 3 minutes with my body wash, and maybe a decibel or so of scent volume went away (Haha I like scent volume decibels, new term coined here folks). I had to take one of those St. Ives Apricot Scrubs with the little scrubbing beads AND 2% salicylic acid and scrub my arm vigorously 2 or 3 times before I got the scent to fully go away, and I can still smell the basenotes a tid-bit when I press nose to skin.
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    I just dug out a sample of this from my stash after all the praise....(childrens) Diamatap ? Very grape-y and purple/powdery. I may need a fresher sample or a bottle to get a sense of it.
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    After reading all of these vivid reviews, I'm now convinced that I'm anosmic to many scents. I've been wearing Magnetism for about 3 years, I really like it, but I find its longevity to be rather poor. I've found it to be a rather subtle fragrance (my wife often tells me she can't even smell it, even with 7 or 8 sprays). Also, I mainly just smell pepper, wood and vanilla.

    I still really like Magnetism, though.
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    Perhaps try wearing less? I've honestly found with some scents that I smell them more when I wear fewer sprays.

    With a scent as powerful as Magnetism, a spray to the neck would definitely induce olfactory fatigue, quickly. The key is to spray it far enough from the nose that the stimulation isn't constant - because it's that constant olfactory stimualtion that leads to olfactory fatigue. Next time you wear it you should try two sprays to the abdomen area, and see if you can't smell it better throughout the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Perhaps try wearing less? I've honestly found with some scents that I smell them more when I wear fewer sprays.

    With a scent as powerful as Magnetism, a spray to the neck would definitely induce olfactory fatigue, quickly. The key is to spray it far enough from the nose that the stimulation isn't constant - because it's that constant olfactory stimualtion that leads to olfactory fatigue. Next time you wear it you should try two sprays to the abdomen area, and see if you can't smell it better throughout the day.
    I'll try it, but I don't think it's going to make a difference, since my wife says the same thing, that she can hardly smell it on me. Also,I'm on my second bottle, and no difference. Maybe it's just my skin
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    Since the start of this thread, I've worn Magnetism twice, specifically looking for the Vanilla Coke. I can't find it. Very strange. It is metallic, sharp and bright feeling to me. Totally unique amongst my frags and I detect no (traditional) vanilla note even in the drydown. I can seen the relationship to grape that some mention but it doesn't strike me as Kool-aid, dimetap, or other decidedly fruity artificial flavoring. Think I'll wear it again today.
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    The vanilla coke resemblance only occurs with the top-notes present, and only in passing.

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    Maybe I need to smell Vanilla Coke again.
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    I think the "Vanilla Coke" is quite realistic actually (not that I've had it in ages, it's discontinued here in the UK ). It does get a lot of attention from girls though, which is probably why I don't wear it so often.

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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Perhaps try wearing less? I've honestly found with some scents that I smell them more when I wear fewer sprays.

    With a scent as powerful as Magnetism, a spray to the neck would definitely induce olfactory fatigue, quickly. The key is to spray it far enough from the nose that the stimulation isn't constant - because it's that constant olfactory stimualtion that leads to olfactory fatigue. Next time you wear it you should try two sprays to the abdomen area, and see if you can't smell it better throughout the day.
    Thank you for these excellent suggestions. Four hours ago, after reading your post, I sprayed only one spritz of Magnetism on my forearm. Voila - I can still smell it! I don't think I've ever detected this much longevity before with this one! I'll have to try this with Eau Sauvage, which I practically bathe in and can hardly smell after an hour.
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    i had mixed feelings about it when i first smelled it .... i liked it for sure...but i wondered if it was more suitable for women? however may be this is the only feminine smelling fragrance(IMO) that i dont mind wearing.... i enjoy wearing indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    Thank you for these excellent suggestions. Four hours ago, after reading your post, I sprayed only one spritz of Magnetism on my forearm. Voila - I can still smell it! I don't think I've ever detected this much longevity before with this one! I'll have to try this with Eau Sauvage, which I practically bathe in and can hardly smell after an hour.
    Awesome! I'm glad that is working. It seems so counterintuitive but it has worked for me with a number of scents.

    Now just try to imagine what you smelled like to others while wearing 7 or 8 sprays of the stuff! :bounce:
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    Quick answer please: Is Magnetism better for night out or Sentiment?

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    I haven't tried Sentiment, but based on the reviews of it in the directory, it sounds like Magnetism is going to be the winner.

    One thing is for sure, Magnetism would be a great scent to wear for a night out, when you really *want* to get noticed!
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    Wow! i just smelled Magnetism and dayumn, the drydown is great. This can be an every day scent! It is not heavy, but light, vanilla-ee, and cool in its composition. I saw it at Marshall's too, might want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    Wow! i just smelled Magnetism and dayumn, the drydown is great. This can be an every day scent! It is not heavy, but light, vanilla-ee, and cool in its composition. I saw it at Marshall's too, might want one.
    Dude! I just smelled magnetism again on the paper i sprayed it on, wow!! Sooo sensual, seductive, powerful, yet mellow, and captivating! Mmmmm!! This is great for hot weather and t shirt you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    Dude! I just smelled magnetism again on the paper i sprayed it on, wow!! Sooo sensual, seductive, powerful, yet mellow, and captivating! Mmmmm!! This is great for hot weather and t shirt you know!
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    Default Re: Escada Magnetism: Initial Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    Wow! i just smelled Magnetism and dayumn, the drydown is great. This can be an every day scent! It is not heavy, but light, vanilla-ee, and cool in its composition. I saw it at Marshall's too, might want one.
    It's embarrassing seeing Magnetism for like $15 at Marshalls now. I paid full price for it (I think $65 or $70) a few years ago when it was first released. I don't regret it, though. It's a damn good fragrance.
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