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    i will give my review before looking at the note breakdown on this one,,,,,i smell light cumin or coumarins, light leather and musk..though i applied this one lightly.....has a musty dank note i cant out my finger on....reminds me of my friends dank basement with a musty couch where we used to play origional nintendo on...you know the one where you would have to blow on the cartridge for it to work...i think i left my copy of contra over there back in 1989....not in a bad way...i hate to admit it but something was enjoyable about this frag...cant put my finger on it.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    VC&A pour homme is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    VC&A pour homme is a good one.
    Indeed

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    A little too strong for me. Less is better with this one.

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    I love it because it smells like an Hotel Soap Bar, really transient and easily sexy, my gf hates it...but I love it all the same!
    "Why should I care?...Why should I care?..."

    5:15 - Pete Townshend

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    I love the stuff...
    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'driù) - tie

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

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    Wore it when it was first released and just revisited it last week.

    Not too shabby. Certainly a wearable if slightly formal work scent.

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    This is absolutely my #1. How you can get "musky, dank basement" out of it is beyond me.
    This is a classy and extremely masculine frag.

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    Nice well done fragrance but very formal.

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    I adore this fragrance. I wear it whenever I appear in court.

    Unless my nose is wrong, I think it has a dusky rose undertone, and I usually hate rose in a man's scent.

    One positive, to me, is that VC&A is totally unique, and many people are not used to smelling something like it in an increasingly aquatic world.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Thanks for the review of a fragrance that I truly admire.

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    I like your description of a great fragrance. I can see someone thinking this smelling like a leather couch in a basement. Oh yeah NES rocks, but God those games were hard that was when they didn't want you to win.

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    Hi, everyone. I have a question: I just ordered a mini bottle of VC&A PH on eBay (www.ebay.com/itm/310417762025), which I assume is the original formulation. I'm only 30 and not a fan of dated scents, like Eau Sauvage and Chanel Pour Monsieur. Is there more chance that I won't like VC&A as well?

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Hi, everyone. I have a question: I just ordered a mini bottle of VC&A PH on eBay (www.ebay.com/itm/310417762025), which I assume is the original formulation. I'm only 30 and not a fan of dated scents, like Eau Sauvage and Chanel Pour Monsieur. Is there more chance that I won't like VC&A as well?
    Of course there's a chance you won't like it. Look at the reviews. Some guys give it a negative rating.
    But I'd be surprised if you didn't like it. It is a clean-smelling, very masculine frag. It does not have any of the heavy tobacco or patchouli notes that make some other powerhouse/maculine frags a bit rough, and unwearable for some.
    VCA PH is my personal favorite. I would pay much more for it than it currently sells for. Plus it has excellent longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Of course there's a chance you won't like it. Look at the reviews. Some guys give it a negative rating.
    But I'd be surprised if you didn't like it. It is a clean-smelling, very masculine frag. It does not have any of the heavy tobacco or patchouli notes that make some other powerhouse/maculine frags a bit rough, and unwearable for some.
    VCA PH is my personal favorite. I would pay much more for it than it currently sells for. Plus it has excellent longevity.
    I agree...
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    1. Artisan
    2. Mugler Cologne
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Pure Shot
    5. Burberry Touch
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Bvlgari pHE
    9. TdH
    0. YSL Libre

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    One of the very best. A light trigger finger is advised with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Of course there's a chance you won't like it. Look at the reviews. Some guys give it a negative rating.
    But I'd be surprised if you didn't like it. It is a clean-smelling, very masculine frag. It does not have any of the heavy tobacco or patchouli notes that make some other powerhouse/maculine frags a bit rough, and unwearable for some.
    VCA PH is my personal favorite. I would pay much more for it than it currently sells for. Plus it has excellent longevity.
    Thanks for your reply. I should receive my vintage mini bottle later this week, and I'll give my input once I've given it a full wearing or two.

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    Default Re: van cleef & arpels pour homme review

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I should receive my vintage mini bottle later this week, and I'll give my input once I've given it a full wearing or two.
    Cool. Good luck with it. This one is for us real men.

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