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    Red face Perfect Cologne For You - Except One Thing?

    Greetings:

    I have been away for a while, its good to be back.

    As I write this, I am currently going through my second fairly generous 9 ml decant of a particular fragrance.

    I was wondering if you can think of a fragrance which would otherwise be perfect for you, except for one of its features. To qualify, you would likely rush out and buy a full bottle right now, except for one (or more if you wish) feature(s) in its development which ruins it for you.

    For me, Creed Himalaya

    I love everything about it, especially the exquisite orange opening. However, I will never be able to live with the overly metallic notes in the drydown.

    TJ

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    TF Grey Vetiver. The synthetic rubber glove note in the middle ruins an otherwise perfect fragrance.

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    Musc Ravaguer. Would have been sexy and pleasant had it not been for that damn clove note.

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    Clive Christian # 1 Pure Parfum - Love everything about it except the price I had to pay to get it.

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    The cilantro note in Egoiste ruined it for me, I hate eating the stuff and didn't find it anymore appealing in my fragrances.

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    I can smell a synthetic latex note in Tom Fords Oud Wood and I just cannot live with it, apart from that I like the fragrance.

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    D&G The One; it just doesn't last, at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    D&G The One; it just doesn't last, at all.
    +1...same goes for Cologne Noire by Van Cleef & Arpels.

    As for the scents--F pour Homme Black = too much lavender.........Noir de Noir = a TAD too much rose (I keep going back-and-forth on this one...right now, it's a little too much rose for me).
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    LIDGE is darn near perfect to me....it's just not something I'll wear much in warmer weather, however. But, for fall, winter & early spring, I really can't find fault with it.

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    +2 Cologne Noir, I love that stuff, but ......

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    Sunday Cologne Byredo: beautiful opening, hate the incense dry down...
    l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Tam Dao - There's a pesky vanilla note in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    D&G The One; it just doesn't last, at all.
    +1

    Also, I hear people rave about Dior Homme Intense...but the sample I had seemed weak and uninteresting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw122 View Post
    +1

    Also, I hear people rave about Dior Homme Intense...but the sample I had seemed weak and uninteresting.
    +2.... So damn frustrating.

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    There are many but the first that came to my mind is:


    The lasting is very poor else this is a gem, at least for me. I just love this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    +2 Cologne Noir, I love that stuff, but ......
    Wow...I haven't come across too many people that know/have tried that one. It was the first frag that both my wife and I fell in love with. I even considered getting it and just enjoying it for the couple hours it was around...until I saw the price tag
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    Yes, Teach13, I've stalked it many times this past year. In fact I'm a department store hound dog. I will probably get arrested soon for vagrancy. Buying Cologne Noir some time in the future is not entirely out of the question.

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    LOL..That's a good one!
    Quote Originally Posted by Melvournis View Post
    Yes, Teach13, I've stalked it many times this past year. In fact I'm a department store hound dog. I will probably get arrested soon for vagrancy. Buying Cologne Noir some time in the future is not entirely out of the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Clive Christian # 1 Pure Parfum - Love everything about it except the price I had to pay to get it.
    if you could afford 1000 colognes, i would figure this one wouldn't be too much of a problem

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    Creed Royal Water- on me, the scents smell more plain aquatic and with more sour watermelon notes, than even ADG.

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