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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Just received my bottle of 24 Gold and am very happy with it. Master of Styles is dead on with his review. I'd compare it to a less sweet New Haarlem and instead of the coffee note replace it with hazelnut and raspberry. The vanilla and amber are also very well done in this fragrance and it doesn't smell synthetic or cheap in the least. Matter of fact I like it more than New Haarlem and Rochas Man.


    Rich, how's it holding up a month later?

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    Can't wait to try it at the local Dollar Tree store !

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    I recently bought it and did not like it. Too cheap and synthetic. Bottle was leaking when it arrived. Leaking bottle even after cleaning it up. Not in the same league as New Haarlem and other gourmands that are well reviewed here.

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    24? as in the show that ran about 6 seasons too long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    24? as in the show that ran about 6 seasons too long?
    LOL, I cant get over that one either but the frag sounds pretty good. Worth a try and its cheap.

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    I just got a bottle in a couple days ago and gave it a quick wear.

    My initial impression--it smells really good. And unlike anything else I've come in contact with.

    It's got an interesting raspberry note that blends with a white chocolate caramely thing and it's also a little smoky and spicy.

    Smells better (to me at least) coming off the skin at a little bit of a distance than smelled up close, nose to skin. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    I'm not ready to go on record and compare it to TV or PM or PH or New Haarlem or anything else at the moment. Need a little more time with it.

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    Just received my 50ml bottle of 24 gold.

    the initial spray with that raspberry note is very nice indeed ! once it settles down a bit it just smells amazing! ..... I have been wearing it for about 30 minutes and I am loving it so far. Does anyone else get the kind of minty vibe from it though ? I really like the fragrance but I get the impression its not really a going out kind of fragrance i.e. not one that you would wear to a club to impress the ladies but a more where at home in front of the fire kind of smell... thats what im getting so far, not sure if anyone would agree with that or if it even makes sense lol

    i will report back in a few hours to give my impression then. I would definitely recommend buying the fragrance though its a good blind buy!

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    Ok, so now I too am intrigued, but I have too many fragrances on my wish list to blind buy this. Who wants to send me a sample? PM me! We can swap some samples or something. Let me know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofyaan View Post
    Just received my 50ml bottle of 24 gold.

    the initial spray with that raspberry note is very nice indeed ! once it settles down a bit it just smells amazing! ..... I have been wearing it for about 30 minutes and I am loving it so far. Does anyone else get the kind of minty vibe from it though ? I really like the fragrance but I get the impression its not really a going out kind of fragrance i.e. not one that you would wear to a club to impress the ladies but a more where at home in front of the fire kind of smell... thats what im getting so far, not sure if anyone would agree with that or if it even makes sense lol

    i will report back in a few hours to give my impression then. I would definitely recommend buying the fragrance though its a good blind buy!
    Aha , glad you like it . Not sure about the minty vibe you're mentioning, but it's a little smoky yeah .



    Although i don't categorize fragrances , but if i had to with this one, i say wear it for dates/restaurants/ quite night out/ bar.

    It's a cozy, inviting and a very seductive fragrance .

    It's not a club whore like 1 million if that's what you're asking lol...
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    hmmmm its much stronger than i thought it would be.....could get cloying at times big time.....there is this raspberry dipped in melted honey wax accord that persists non stop.....i would have t give it another wearing or two but I will say I was pleasantly surprised by the strength and the quality of this juice......not bad at all.....def not a shy one by any stretch of the imagination.....my parents were complaining for 2 hours straight when i came to visit yesterday so thats a good sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    quite night out.

    It's a cozy, inviting and a very seductive fragrance .

    It's not a club whore like 1 million if that's what you're asking lol...

    you hit the nail on the head with that one ! yes i think it works for a quite night out and definitely not the club whore ! lol

    its been 6 hours now and i have washed my hands atleast 3 times and i can still slightly smell it ! the dry down is very good but i dont think I will get a proper feel of this fragrance until I where it out a few times. thanks for the help in getting it though ! im glad I took the risk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofyaan View Post
    the dry down is very good but i dont think I will get a proper feel of this fragrance until I where it out a few times. thanks for the help in getting it though ! im glad I took the risk!
    That's exactly what happened with me on the first wearing . It's like: ok i liked it, but in the same i was overwhelmed while trying to break it down . The more you wear it, you more you'll find how rich and unique this gourmand is .

    And you're welcome .
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    Quote Originally Posted by acceptfacts View Post
    hmmmm its much stronger than i thought it would be.....could get cloying at times big time.....there is this raspberry dipped in melted honey wax accord that persists non stop.....i would have t give it another wearing or two but I will say I was pleasantly surprised by the strength and the quality of this juice......not bad at all.....def not a shy one by any stretch of the imagination.....my parents were complaining for 2 hours straight when i came to visit yesterday so thats a good sign.
    Agree with this. Much, much stronger than I expected (24 Gold). Maybe a bit too sweet for me, but I'll give it a few more goes.
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    Since there are two frags being discussed, can the posters please indicate which they are talking about? Is every one of the posts in the last day talking about 24 Gold? Is anyone talking about 24 "Classic" lol?

    And I would also like to volunteer for a sample swap, if anyone is down. Thanks!
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    sprayed myself with 24 gold again today and I'm loving it more and more..... I recommend everyone to at least try it!

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    anyone know where you can get a sample of this please?
    i'm curious now with all the positive comments, but almost always regret when buying blind so trying not to anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Rich, how's it holding up a month later?
    Update: Been wearing 24 gold for a couple of months now and can say that it's really a great semi gourmand. Have gotten a ton of compliments on this and my wife who doesn't like sweet fragrances gave it a big thumbs up. Definately a keeper and one I'll be stocking up on.

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    Default Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Tell me this has nothing to do with the show...

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    Just bought both recently, Gold is really something special, Sweet gourmand with a raspberry accord.. Got compliments on my first wearing of it. The regular 24 is bit meh.. Smells lemony and cheap.. Luckily I paid just £10 for the 50ml. Wonder how the 'Platinum' edition will smell

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    Definitely doing to have to keep my eye out for 24 gold...it just sounds so interesting.

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    Any word/news on the platinum one?

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    I saw 24 Gold in the bargain bin at a Perfume Shop. I had a squirt from the tester. It was beyond sweet - like A*Men with raspberry. Not for me, alas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I saw 24 Gold in the bargain bin at a Perfume Shop. I had a squirt from the tester. It was beyond sweet - like A*Men with raspberry. Not for me, alas.
    I sold mine after 2 weeks. I couldn't stand the sweetness. Far too much for my taste.

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    Default Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I saw 24 Gold in the bargain bin at a Perfume Shop. I had a squirt from the tester. It was beyond sweet - like A*Men with raspberry. Not for me, alas.
    I found it to be quite mediocre - didn't do a thing for me. Not anything I would purchase - regardless of the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I found it to be quite mediocre - didn't do a thing for me. Not anything I would purchase - regardless of the price.
    I agree.

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    Default Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Funny how people's taste are different when it comes to sweet smelling notes. I think what people really enjoy about this fragrance is the raspberry and amber notes.

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    I dont like overly sweet scents. I've found the best sweet scents are balancd by non-sweet ingredients to make them less one dimensional. Ambre Narguile smells good but not something I want to be wearing as a cologne.

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    Default Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Updating this thread with the announcement that 24 Platinum will be released in Europe and America in April.

    Top Notes: Rose, orange, mandarin, and juniper berry.
    Mids: Sandlewood, gurjun balsam, and galbanum.
    Base Notes: Vanilla, amber, and white musk.

    Platinum is classified as a flowery oriental to add to the line of 24 Gold (sweet oriental), and 24 (woody oriental).

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