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    Hey guys I have got blessed with another sephora gift card. Last time I bought Gucci guilty intense. So I need your help once again picking a fragrance but this time I am thinking on ordering it online because they have a better selection than my local store. I have started adding bolder scents to my collection so do you guys know of any scents from sephora online that has great projection and great longevity? I already have gucci guilty intense and givenchy's play which I both got from sephora. Also, my scent taste are anyhwere from Giorgio by beverly hills to CK one shock to Platinum by chanel. Any suggestions will help. Thank you and looking forward to your comments.

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    they sell dior homme there. go with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    they sell dior homme there. go with that.
    This or Gucci Pour Homme II if you don't have that yet.
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    ^ yeah gucci ph 2 is a good one also. test them both and see which one you like better

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    Gucci Pour Homme II or Fahrenheit if you don't have it.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Dior Homme is a good choice. For something bold, I'd go with Bulgari Black.

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    As stated, Dior Homme, Fahrenheit and Bvlgari Black are all very nice.

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    I actually just bought a 3.4oz Gucci PH 1 today at sephora by dumb luck haha they also had the first formulation of Dior Homme.
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    Dior Homme would be a nice pick up with fall coming up. So would Tom Ford Extreme.

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    Fahrenheit, La Nuit de L'homme, A*Men, or Boss Bottled would be it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Dior Homme is a good choice. For something bold, I'd go with Bulgari Black.

    cacio
    I have never smelled Bulgari black. Can you give me an idea on what it's similar too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diva D View Post
    Fahrenheit, La Nuit de L'homme, A*Men, or Boss Bottled would be it for me.
    I was eying the A*men just not convinced yet if I can pull it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Dior Homme would be a nice pick up with fall coming up. So would Tom Ford Extreme.
    I seen the Tom ford extreme but I have only sampled the original. Can you give an idea of what the extreme smells like? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diva D View Post
    Fahrenheit, La Nuit de L'homme, A*Men, or Boss Bottled would be it for me.
    Perfect! go with this.

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    Bulgari Black

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    I'd also vote for Dior Homme.

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    Get some YSL - La Nuit de l'homme

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    ^What he said
    "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel." Proverbs.

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    Kenzo Power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    I have never smelled Bulgari black. Can you give me an idea on what it's similar too?

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    I was eying the A*men just not convinced yet if I can pull it off.

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    I seen the Tom ford extreme but I have only sampled the original. Can you give an idea of what the extreme smells like? thanks


    For me, Bvlgari Black is vanilla and rubber, but like a fresh rubber. Very pleasing and rather unique.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    I can't believe nobody has said Dior Homme or Gucci PH 2 yet! Go with one of those.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    They also have about 5 different Hermes fragrances.....

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    Another vote for Dior Homme. Heck, even the Sephoras inside Penney's (like the one near me) carry it now.
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    +1 Dior Homme. Fahrenheit would be my 2nd suggestion followed by YSL L'homme or La Nuit.
    Current favorites_____Roja Dove Amber Aoud_____Montale Aoud Musk_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Avignon_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Lumiere Noire_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio

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    Dont forget to give us an update, OP.

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    They have Terre d Hermes online and in some stores. Grab it
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    Basically, what others have mentioned: Dior Homme first above all else, then Gucci Pour Homme (i) if they still have any stock, Terre d'Hermes, A*Men, Eau Sauvage, and Bvlgari Black.

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    Go for Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum IMO.

    Fahrenheit is also wonderful.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    I say Dior Homme, Fahrenheit or YSL La Nuit.
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Sephora!!!! Round 2

    All of these suggestions are great picks for fragrances, but none of them are even close to being a safe blind buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Dont forget to give us an update, OP.
    I will most defm post an update I am thinking of making my purchase day after next.

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    Ok guys seems Dior Homme is winning alongside La nuit and bulgari black. I seen some Dior eau savage suggestions as well. so between Dior homme,la nuit, bulgari black, Eau savage, hermes, which wins out of these in being a bold long lasting fragrance? thanks again

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    Dior Homme....homie. lasts well on me. La Nuit also lasts quite good (its cardamony, i.e. sweet spicy, kind of like cinnamon...while Dior Homme is my pick if you like a bit more interesting, yet sexy, and very modern fragrances)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    I will most defm post an update I am thinking of making my purchase day after next.

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    Ok guys seems Dior Homme is winning alongside La nuit and bulgari black. I seen some Dior eau savage suggestions as well. so between Dior homme,la nuit, bulgari black, Eau savage, hermes, which wins out of these in being a bold long lasting fragrance? thanks again
    They have testers in Sephora, so whichever one your nose finds ebst.

    They all have great longevity. (I'm not sure about Bulgari Black, not to be critical, I haven't tested for it, but all of the other ones have great longevity.

    In the end Dior Homme is the best, in my opinion. But you may like the sweetness of La Nuit, the peppery-earthy feel of Hermes or the rubbery tea aroma of Bulgari Black. So, don't let a forum of strangers decide.

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    Hey Guys I did not forget to update but sorry its taken awhile to get back. I went by my local sephora and I was able to sniff some out and the lady was able to give me a few samples of some of the ones i liked. thes first was of couse Dior Homme 2. John varvatos vintage. 3. Dolce and gabanna the one gentlemen 4. Safara by RL..... They didn't have a sample of lanuit by ysl or encounter by calvin klein but I am going to try full wearings of these and check back in a few days to let u know whch one I choose....... From the samples I got what do you guys think of them?

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    Do they sell Exceptional - Because you are? If so, I'd grab that.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Problem with most sephoras are they are too clustered. You walk in, a million people have been spraying cologne/perfume, and it's hard to get a good smell of what you're sampling due to all the contaminants in the air.

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    Caution: the sephoras I've been to have vintage Dior homme testers but reformulated DH for sale! Both are excellent but just want to mention that so you don't get surprised when you get home expecting vintage.

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    If you see Gucci Pour Homme II there, SNAG IT!!! It's been discontinued and it's excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    If you see Gucci Pour Homme II there, SNAG IT!!! It's been discontinued and it's excellent.
    +1. Can't believe they discontinued it - especially since Tea for Two has also been discontinued. Gucci could have cornered the Tea frag market with this!
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    I remember when Gucci pour Homme (i) was plentiful at Sephora. Not long ago at all. Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Problem with most sephoras are they are too clustered. You walk in, a million people have been spraying cologne/perfume, and it's hard to get a good smell of what you're sampling due to all the contaminants in the air.
    I absolutely agree with you. You almost walk in dizzy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Caution: the sephoras I've been to have vintage Dior homme testers but reformulated DH for sale! Both are excellent but just want to mention that so you don't get surprised when you get home expecting vintage.
    Thank you for the heads up. Now that I think of it the sample she gave me was from the tester not an actual bottle. Can you share how the differences are from vintage to the reformulated???

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    Fear not: the current Dior Homme is very similar to the vintage. The main difference is that the vintage has a bit more iris and less lavender in the top, and feels a bit smoother moving into the middle. The newest version, however, is actually more robust and long-lasting, with a bit more emphasis on that amazing iris-suede-cacao dry down. The vintage is indeed very nice, but the newest formulation is also fantastic and nothing to avoid.

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    Agree completely with onethinline on vintage vs reform DH! Both are winners so don't be disappointed if you get one vs. other.

    Frags I would get from Sephora (consistent with many others have said above) in no particular order:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Nuit L'Homme YSL
    3. Dior Fahrenheit
    4. Kenzo Power
    5. GPH2
    6. Blvgari Black
    7. Grey Vetiver TF

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    Hey guys I wanted to get you an update and let you know I finally made my purchase yesterday. I thank all of you for your suggestions and really appreciate your insights. I have to say when I went to the store and got a few tester vials I was surprised by some and utterly dissapointed in others. Let me start with Dior Homme this was the most promising one but after a few wearings I could not get past the lipstick note at the top. Yes it has good projection and longevity and at the mid to the end the warm spices you get are amazing but I just could not get over smelling like something in my wife's make up bag. The second is about the same and that is YSL le nuit the difference for me with this one is that it smelled like mascara and my skin ate this fragrance up I got little to no longevity out of this one i think 3 hours tops and thats it. I was really impressed with Ysl Libre it's strong and has great longevity but i have found i like smelling this from afar or on someone else because on my skin its way to sweet. Safara by RL was good but did not last at all same with Vintage by John varvatos. So without further a due I will share with you what Purchase I made READY?? And the winner goes toooo...... DING DING DING DING DING....... EUPHORIA INTENSE BY CALVIN KLEIN lol......... I know this house has gotten alot of slack over the years but I think they had a few that were bottle worthy which is this one, Calvin klein man, And Ck one shock. When I sampled this i have to admit it took me abit to warm up to this but after a few testings and wearings I fell in love with it. It's strong, smells great, and outlasted Dior, YSL, and all the other I sampled and this screams masculine and I love it. Anyways, thanks again for all of your inputs and If you have any comments on Euphoria intense I would love to hear your comments likes dislikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I can't believe nobody has said Dior Homme or Gucci PH 2 yet! Go with one of those.
    These would definitely be my recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    Gucci Pour Homme II or Fahrenheit if you don't have it.
    THIS, and THIS.

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    I actually just bought a vintage silver tube bottle of Dior Homme and some Edition Blanche from Sephora a few days ago.
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    Top 5:
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    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    EUPHORIA INTENSE BY CALVIN KLEIN
    Enjoy your purchase!

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    I also go with Dior Homme and Fahrenheit. Cannot go wrong with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Enjoy your purchase!
    Thank you dollar.....

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    Guerlain La petit robe noire

    Kenzo homme boisee

    Bvlgari Black

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