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    Hello fragrance enthousiasts!

    Since a year ago i started to wear fragrances and watch some reviews and youtube channels.
    So far i've bought 10 fragrances, like them all but dont LOVE all of them. So now i'm looking for some or just one fragrance that would really add some "bam" to my collection if you know what i mean.. 😉

    I do own some cheap bottles, rly like those smells but i' ll quit buying those simply because of the performance and projection.

    So now my question, can u recommend me something with a good longevity and projection, no matter if its for cold or hot weather, willing to go to 100 euros for a bottle, ill list my current collection and the ones i'm thinking about based on reviews.

    Current:
    Dunhill icon racing
    Versace dylan blue
    Mont blanc individuel
    Guess seductive homme
    David beckham classic
    Tommy hilfiger tommy
    Drakkar noir
    Armani code and code profumo

    Thinking about:
    Prada Luna rosa sport
    Viktor & rolf spicebomb extreme
    Acqua di gio profumo
    Dolce & gabana light bleu intense
    Mugler pure malt
    Dolce & gabana the one

    Thx in advance for any advice,

    Fragfrag

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    Allow me to suggest some "as good or better" alternatives to some of the fragrances you're considering.

    Prada Luna Rossa Sport -> Fujiyama Gentleman

    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme -> Robert Graham Fortitude or Burberry London

    Dolce & Gabbana The One -> Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDP
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    In your list, I'd single out Pure Malt. It's quite warm and woody, and I don't think you have anything in that style in your collection. Another warm woody perfume would be Chanel Egoiste.

    You can also start considering some niche perfumes. They are usually more expensive, but some start at 90 eur or so for 50ml. For instance, CDG 2 man would be a very striking fresh incense.

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    I think it's much better to have fewer fragrances that you love than a bunch that you just kind of enjoy. From your list, I'd go with either Spicebomb or ADG, depending on your style. Another stunner that falls around the 100 Euro mark: Terre d'Hermes.

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    I think Mugler Pure Malt from your "thinking about" list is a good one to consider.
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    Default Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    From your list, I own and enjoy:

    Viktor & rolf spicebomb extreme
    Acqua di gio profumo
    Mugler pure malt

    I will add a +1 to the Mugler. It's a nice boozy scent that's laced with the Pure series DNA. It's great IMO, and the performance certainly is there.
    My personal favorite (scent wise) of those three is AdG Profumo, and I think the performance is just fine.
    I do not consider V&R Spicebomb Extreme to be a warm weather fragrance, though the performance is quite good IMO.

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    Thx for all the info!

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    Why not go to a department store, you'll be able to smell all of your list in many of them.

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    Default Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I think Mugler Pure Malt from your "thinking about" list is a good one to consider.

    Same here. I also think Comme des Garcons 2Man would be a nice option.
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    From your list of purchases considered recommending especially Pure Malt and D&G The One, other than these, also adding Mugler Cologne and Lalique Homme EDP among the possible (re) testing choices
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    Terre dhermes edt

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    I would recommend some of these:

    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Sauvage
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense

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    I would add a nice lavender to your wardrobe . Never tried nor heard of the Guess or the David Beckham by the way.
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    If you want a legit bang for your buck, look into Parfums Vintage. They make Creed clones and their "Emperor Extrait" is just as good as a good batch of Aventus. I tried it and it is a beast in terms of performance since it's an Extrait. Lasts 8+hours.
    50ml for 119$ and you'll smell niche. They have made a clone of Elysium too which i heard is good.

    https://www.parfumsvintage.com/produ...-50ml-in-stock

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    Pure malt would be s good addition.

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    +1 Pure Malt

    AdG Profumo would also be a good choice.
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    Pure Malt and Acqua di Gio Profumo are good ones from your list. For more quality, I'd suggest stuff like Egoiste, New York Intense, Ambre Sultan and Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.

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    Do you like pure malt in bars or summer evenings? Imo i think armani code profumo works for nights out not to hot, even in summer, is pure malt heavier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    Do you like pure malt in bars or summer evenings? Imo i think armani code profumo works for nights out not to hot, even in summer, is pure malt heavier?
    Pure Malt would work perfectly in bars and/or summer evenings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragfrag View Post
    Thx for all the info!
    From your list Thierry Mugler Pure Malt is a good choice to consider.
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    Pure Malt would work perfectly in bars and/or summer evenings!
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