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    Default Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Today I got some samples of Amouage Dia Man, Serge Lutens Chergui, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Frapin 1270, Tom Ford Oud Wood, and Puredistance M. Let me say that all of them are interesting scents but I don't understand the hype for Puredistance M or Chergui. The other four smell really nice. Any comments on 1270, IB, OW, or Dia?

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    So you didnt enjoy Puredistance M. Did you sample all of them at once?

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    I was so excited to sample them all at once that I may have fatigued my nose. I will try them out again after my nose clears up. Puredistance M is a powerhouse that's for sure.

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    I love Frapin 1270.

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    1270 is a great fragrance but it is a little too sweet for my liking. I am receiving my sample of Dia Man later on today. I already own Chergui and this would be a great fragrance for the fall IMO. I am not too sure why you are liking 1270 and not Chergui? Different strokes for different folks I guess.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Chergui has a slightly feminine thing going on in the drydown that doesn't sit well on my skin. Haven't tried Frapin 1270, maybe I should get a sample.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    None the less awesome haul

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Really like Invasion Barbare
    Used to love Chergui but less so now (thought it was my holy grail at one point..not anymore)
    Frapin 1270 very good but dont find occasions to wear it

    Have never tried the Puredistance M, TF Oud and Amouage

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    In my opinion, the beauty of Puredistance M is that it takes its time evolving and mellowing. The drydown wonderous.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I love Frapin 1270.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    None the less awesome haul

    Great Haul. Dia, Puredistance M and especially Invasion Barbare are stellar. Such classy stuff. Give Puredistance a little more time. M will really develop on your skin, its so fun to wear.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Give Puredistance M a few more wearings it may grow on you.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    I like most of the scents you are sampling. Dia Man is my favorite of the lot.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Never tried Amouage Dia, really like the others, especially Chergui and Puredistance M.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Have a decant of Chergui and the first time I wore it I couldn't stand it then wore it again and now I love it. I was looking into Frapin 1270 but was curious about the longevity and silage . I am also testing Idole EDP but I want something that lasts. Anyone with 1270 experience?

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Dia Man is terrific. I like it OK coming out of the bottle, but an hour or two later it becomes a real stunner. Nothing strange or assertive that will knock you over the head, just a classy, comfortable, great-smelling scent.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Congrats, you got some great stuff.
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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    +1 for Dia and 1270.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    1270 and Invasion barabare are very good, Chergui is massively overrated crap.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    Quote Originally Posted by sjas1962 View Post
    In my opinion, the beauty of Puredistance M is that it takes its time evolving and mellowing. The drydown wonderous.

    Regards,
    Steve
    Just sprayed some M on me five minutes ago. I wear M, 4 out of 7 days a week. I'm still blown away each and everytime I give myself a spray. To me there's no equal.

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    That's a nice list. I thought Dia was nice, but not worth the cost

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    Default Re: Sample Haul: Lutens, MDCI, Frapin, Puredistance, Amouage

    All of them have grown on me and if I had to rank them in terms of full bottle worthiness, it would be: Invasion Barbare, 1270, Oud Wood, Dia, Chergui, and M. Puredistance is just too much craftsmanship for my nose to handle right now, granted this is my first time sampling an extrait de parfum.

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