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    Invasion Barbare. Good but not bottle worthy to me.

    Blenheim Bouquet. Happy to have sampled it so that I know to stay away from it.

    Also tested Xerjoff 1861, Montale Dark Purple, Heeley L'Amandiere, Caron Yatagan, Perfomum Thundra, and Amouage Lyric Man. Unfortunately, none were bottle worthy, although 1861 was interesting.

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    Odin 06: Not for me. Started with a dirty citrus accord then progressed to a generic aquatic vibe.
    CDG 2: Just OK, not FBW but would wear it if bought for me.
    Sushi Imperial: Just ordered a full bottle. Very impressed. Was expecting something akin to Opium, which I do not like (bought blind and then gave away) so was very pleasantly surprised. If anything, the fragrance it was reminiscent of was Ambre Narguile.

    Have some more samples arriving in the week, notably the Parfums de Marly line, so may post some more thoughts at later date.

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    Musc Ravageur - Frederic Malle My favourite of this line. Definitely going into my wishlist.

    Jardin d’Amalfi - Creed I can definitely smell the quality, but the citrus notes are too strong for my taste. It got annoying after a couple of hours.

    New Haarlem - Bond no 9 I really did not like this. Smelt like stale bread to me.

    Ambre Nuit - Christian Dior A very pleasant smell. Found a good deal for a 125ml bottle and bought it.

    Memoir Man - Amouage I was initially confused by the complexity of this one, but ended up really liking it. And I don't have anything with mint in it, so another one for the wishlist.

    So in the past week, I have gone though dozens of samples and have added Tuscan Leather - Tom Ford, Back to Black - By Kilian and Amber Nuit - Christian Dior to my small collection.

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    Mona di Orio EAU ABSOLUE - Very nice and refreshing.

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    Went to Bloom in London yesterday and sampled Phaedons and Les Liturgies des Heures, a fantastic incense frag.

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    I've sampled dark purple and lyric too and also passed.

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    CDG Sequoia and CDG Parfum

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    Bal d'Afrique .... mmmm, yeah, sort of alright.

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    Bond No. 9 Coney Island: mainly citrus with mixed fruits and a slightly powdery background. Very unisex. Worth trying.

    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn: beautiful strong pine. Not the best conifer out there but absolutely worth trying.

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    Bergamote 22 - Boring, the bergamote note is rather subdued. Will sample again.

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    tom ford lys fume. not a big lilly fan but i am tired of looking at it. will wear when i leave out for grocery shopping..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Bond No. 9 Coney Island: mainly citrus with mixed fruits and a slightly powdery background. Very unisex. Worth trying.

    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn: beautiful strong pine. Not the best conifer out there but absolutely worth trying.
    Agreed own Brooklyn and love it, ordering a bottle of Coney Island probably next week. I definitely love Coney Island it just puts me in a happy mood, I wanna actually sample in hot weather. I have only samples in 70+ degree weather. Still feel like its fbw. Definitely top on my buy list.

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