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    Default Live Jazz - on skin vs on paper

    Guys, to date I have never had anything smell drastically different on my skin than it did on paper (some slight differences but nothing major). I am building up my collection for spring, and after some searching I found a steal on a bottle of Live Jazz, 50ml for less than $20 on amazon. I bought it blind, and It arrived today.. and DAMN. On paper is fine, I can smell most all the notes, It is fresh and generally present. however on my skin is is BAD, it smells like a urinal cake.
    Has any one else had this experience? what are your thoughts / advice - and what should i do with this bottle?

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    Default Re: Live Jazz - on skin vs on paper

    Live Jazz is a very nice scent IMO. Wears very well on my skin.

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    Sell it!

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    Default Re: Live Jazz - on skin vs on paper

    Not sure this is a paper vs. skin issue, per se, but I gotta be honest and say I was pretty disappointed with Live Jazz. Lots of folks on here enjoy it and recommend it as a great summer frag, but the mint morphs into a cilantro vibe for me just does not work. (Of course, if you love the smell of cilantro, and some do, you'd probably dig this!) Never get much grapefruit out of it, which is sad as I love that note. Then it turns soapy in a generic, outdated sort of way, rather than the steam clean "soapyness" of, say, Mugler Cologne.

    All that to say, don't sweat it! Do as SJG says and sell it

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    Thanks for the input guys.
    I am going to hang on to it for a couple days and give it a few more sniffs, but it may be up for sale soon.

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    Default Re: Live Jazz - on skin vs on paper

    ironically, on my skin, it smelled the same as on the paper

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    It's more vibrant on my skin, great for summer use.

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    The awful fake cilantro note that dominates Live Jazz makes me nauseous.
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    Default Re: Live Jazz - on skin vs on paper

    I really enjoy the opening, but I'm in the same boat where the cilantro note soon becomes very strong and almost overpowering. I like everything else about it, but I'm afraid the strength of the cilantro makes it a bit too hard for me to wear.

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    I didn't like first time i tried. Now i love it. And it is better when i apply a lot of sprays.

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