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    2012:
    Precious Oud, Van Cleef & Arpel
    L'Eau d'Hiver, Frederic Malle
    Valentina, Valentino
    Burberry weekend, Burberry
    Obsession, Calvin Klein
    Couture couture and Peace Love, Juicy Couture
    Several fragrances from Demeter Fragrance Library

    Lesson learnt: sample first.

  2. #62

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    Mona di Orio Oud
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  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu15 View Post
    Mona di Orio Oud
    For real yuyu...love thus stuff. Running out from my sample.

    Side note, love your collection from the picture thread.

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    Costume National Homme
    Rive Gauche PH (yeah, I know it's liked by 80-90% here on BN)
    Polo green (reformulation)
    Azzaro PH (reformulation)

    Plus a few cheap, powerhouse frags that didn't work out; Lapidus PH, One Man Show Gold, and Grey Flannel.

    I sold the CNH, and am making a couple of decent swaps for some of the others.
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  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralmeida View Post
    GFT by Geo. Trumper
    I've always wonder how is it. I have two tubs of the GFT shaving cream and it smells great, besides beeing the best shaving cream I own.

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    Obsession for woman by Calvin Klein. A small 1 oz from target, it just sits there collectin dust.

  6. #66

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    Patchouli pour Homme by Reminiscence - Considering the price i was really disappointed, it doesn't smell bad but it smells nothing. I have never before experienced such a bland and boring scent, extremely weak.

  7. #67

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    Mustang, stuff gives me a headache, but for a $10 Big Lots blind buy I should have known..

  8. #68

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    Nautica Voyage
    Pure Havane

  9. #69

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    Versace Dreamer.

  10. #70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubirosa View Post
    Patchouli pour Homme by Reminiscence - Considering the price i was really disappointed, it doesn't smell bad but it smells nothing. I have never before experienced such a bland and boring scent, extremely weak.
    It smells primarily like pachouli with hints of resin.

    How is that boring? Its like ordering orange juice then saying orange juice tastes bland.

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  11. #71

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    Laura Tonnato Albi: the lemon moss is nice at first, then the moss turns into a very fishy sort of scent thats a turn off after a while.

    Also, Kouros which i swapped it over because the clove in there gave me headaches
    seeking mitsouko 50ml's cap....desperately!!

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    Mont Blanc Individuel... I swear even Rochas Man with it's extremely short projection time lasts longer on my skin than this...

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    It smells primarily like pachouli with hints of resin.

    How is that boring? Its like ordering orange juice then saying orange juice tastes bland.
    Thanks for your input. Yeah, it does smell like soft and cozy patchouli. But with not much complexity and extremely bad longevity and sillage. Compare this with Giorgio Beverly Hills for men and I think you will also feel that the Reminiscence is way overpriced. There are many other options as well that are better, I read that their original Patchouli is really good! Did you compare them?

    Icy56, I get good performance from Individuel, too bad I really don't like the smell. Very sweet cinnamon and laundry, with some rasperry chocolate, way too synthetic smelling this one.
    Last edited by Rubirosa; 25th February 2013 at 06:21 AM.

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    Givenchy Play Intense. Honestly, there's nothing wrong with the scent. It's good. I might even say it's very good. But Play Intense is basically Bvlgari Black minus the boldness and character that made Bvlgari Black a work of art. Gone is the rubber note and the long lasting drydown. Instead, Play Intense plays it safe.


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    Eternity, Ungaro III, Fahrenheit (2012)
    How funny! I don't own Eternity, but I adore both Ungaro III and Fahrenheit (which I purchased in 2012). Of course, I'm a bit older than you are. I can't imagine a 21 year old wearing Ungaro III. Or maybe it's that I can't imagine others your age enjoying UIII...
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    For real yuyu...love thus stuff. Running out from my sample.

    Side note, love your collection from the picture thread.
    Thanks, Oupavoc.

    Yes for real, I don't know I tried MDO Oud three times before I bought it and liked it, but after I bought it I hated it after couple of wearings.
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  16. #76

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    Mistakes so far:
    YSL Pour Homme - I'm all for classics, but this is just "old man" on me
    Caron Pour un Homme - Awful
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress - I have it, I wear it occasionally, but for the king's ransom it cost me, I can't say I like it. Sad.


  17. #77

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    Antaeus - yeah that was not a good idea without throughly going through at least one sample vial first

    Mugler Cologne - a great fragrance, just wasn't as great as its reputation

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    I don't get any mocha at all, considering the perfumer and how much people rave about it, I was surprised at how much this is just pure sweetness, the smell of candy floss without any of the delicious burnt sugar. Rochas MAN should be renamed Rochas Little Girl, it really is sickeningly sweet and nothing else.


  19. #79

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    I try to sample everything before i buy a full bottle, had i not, Bleu de Chanel and Dior Homme would have been the biggest disappointments ever considering the hype.

  20. #80

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    I get compliments on it, but I would have to say Calvin Klein's Escape on my skin. Smells like bug spray.

  21. #81

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    Prada Amber. Stupid blind buy.
    Nautica Voyage. Never wear it.

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