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  1. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    Thank you!

    You make some very interesting and good points.



    Modern European subversion in its current form really began in the late 18th and 19th centuries, at a time where China itself was...
  2. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    I think this sort of event higlights a really interesting phenomenon about power, representation, and advocacy.

    It's fairly clear where the power lies when you see a grovelling video such as the...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Interesting. It's been a while since I tried LADDM but I can't remember there being tobacco in it?
  4. Re: Fleur du Male JPG any close or similar ( Floral creammy spring summer ) ?

    Darley by Parfums de Marly.
  5. Re: What's the brightest/liveliest/cheeriest fun scent for a larger than life character?

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Wearing this again this evening.

    It's the absolute tits. What a fragrance. The best tobacco scent I've come across as well, without a doubt.
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    Well said. There's too many uninformed comments that show a misunderstanding of the realities of business.

    Original Santal is a far more egregious fragrance than Viking, or the Cologne flankers,...
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    You don't want to go there. That's very dangerous water... :lipsrsealed:
  9. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    There's more evidence than you can shake a stick at. Or should that be chopstick? Probably not...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I'm interested to see if anyone has any more to add to this?

    A young lady I know has the most lovely natural lavender soap and the aroma is gorgeous. It's a million miles away from the stuffy,...
  11. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    First try of the Resort/new version of Oud Minerale on paper.

    Very similar to the original to my nose. It's good. Some differences though, definitely. Feels a bit lighter, fresher. Hard to say...
  12. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    In all fairness, China had a huge economy for large parts of the 19th Century. It's not as if they just sprung up from nowhere as a result of the Cultural Revolution.

    It's clear that the West is a...
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    Re: "Quality": what's in a word?

    That's interesting. I think you're on to something with this but I suppose the alternative would be to say that a 'weak' or short-lived fragrance has been stingy on the raw ingredients, thus that...
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    Re: Sense of Smell and Taste

    Sorry to hear that and glad to hear it's getting better. If it's any consolation, covid could of course be a lot worse.

    I've had multiple fit and healthy family members catch it and their smell...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I reckon you'll get there eventually! I wouldn't call it 'very' feminine but it definitely has its feminine touches, enough for me to feel uncomfortable while wearing it, and I wore it enough trying...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    The orange note sounds great, the lack of the mint seems...puzzling. The best part of the original is the gorgeous mint.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Also, this thread might be as good as any to ask as I've wanted to know this for a while.

    Is tobacco absolute a relatively short-lived aroma? I feel like tobacco as a note, and more specifically...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Oh yeah it's even more expensive than Sandor. I did see 50ml bottles of Sandor (I think they're only sold in 50ml actually) going for around 80 Euros on the continent about 3-4 months ago. Carner's...
  19. Re: Menthe Fraiche Eau de Parfum by HEELEY or YSL Live Jazz

    Are there any long term lovers of this fragrance?

    I've come back around to it after sampling it months ago and adore the opening. The drydown is typical of Heeley - rural artistry, an atmospheric...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Nice to see some love for Sandor 70s! It's very good. Not perfect (performance is poor, sadly) but very good.

    I'd highly recommend people in the US go out and find Ummo by Xinu from Luckyscent....
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    Re: Davidoff goodlife alternatives

    No worries. It's considered a clone of Good Life so it should be the first fragrance you try if you really want to find an alternative.
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    Re: Scent of a Mullet

    Disappointed no-one picked up on Sel Marin as a suggestion...

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  23. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    All advertising is basically evil, as evidenced by the particularly pernicious depictions of racial dynamics in western adverts over the last decade or so. The idea that some ways of fetishising...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I'm currently compiling a list of tobacco fragrances I've tried so far.

    There are a lot more than I initially thought...!
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    Re: Scent of a Mullet

    Sel Marin.
  26. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    There's certainly a lot more going on than just 3 notes. I've added a review to fragrantica but the notes they have are far too limited. It dries down in to a nice, clean, spicy-clean lavender scent....
  27. Thread: Rien

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    Re: Rien

    Interesting.

    I've only tried the Intense version but it always felt like a dark, retro feminine fragrance. I should probably revisit it.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Thanks. It caught my eye but given the descriptions I don't want to pay for a sample. It sounds quite nice but I think brands like Trumper already offer soapy masculine scents, like their Spanish...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    It sounds great tbh.
  30. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    Oh and this is a video where I receive some unexpected screen time...haha


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn-0xhGYBw0
  31. Re: Tom Ford 'Resort Collection' - return of Neroli Portofino & Mandarino Acqua, Oud Minerale & more

    It only arrived yesterday in actual fact but I'm keeping it in quarantine. It's probably pointless by now but it's a habit I started a year ago and I'm just playing it safe. I'll definitely update...
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    Re: Davidoff goodlife alternatives

    I undertook a brief search for something similar and by far the best alternative is Bond 9's Gramercy Park. It shares the same sweet-green-fig accord as Good Life but lacks some of the woody-spicy...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Thanks, that's a shame. I like the idea of a spicy carnation tobacco - I presume it has some clove in there as well? But the danger of anything light that is it becomes soapy and if you both describe...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Any thoughts on Tabac Vert?

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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I don't doubt batch variations apply here. In the sample I have, it's primarily a mint fragrance (blended, certainly, more like an 'accord' with mint at the heart of it) to my nose and probably the...
  36. Re: Name a fragrance and the person you envision wearing it

    Rania J Oud Assam and every single other 'real oud' fragrance. You have to be a sadomasichist to enjoy the stuff, surely.
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Bump.
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Anyone. Thoughts on the differences between the old bottles and the new bottles of Naxos?

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/452358-naxos-bad-performance-with-new-bottles
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    It's well worth buying a small amount of a few incense resins if you can. What would have been incredibly expensive even 100 years ago is now affordable, just like perfume. Although there's...
  40. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Nice, thanks. Narciso Rod for Her seems to get a lot of love. I'll have to try it.
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I'd agree with this. Or at least partially agree. It's a fairly accurate rendition of real myrrh but I don't think it's 'nice', per se, but that's just taste and preference. It has the dry, earthy,...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Anyone have any views on the old bottle v new bottle?
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Hmm strange my pictures keep disappearing.

    Does anyone know why this is?
  44. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Interesting reading so far.

    Keep the fragrances coming!
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Anyway, moving on from the Pure Havane chat.

    Does anyone know if there are any differences between 'old' Naxos and 'new' Naxos?



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  46. Re: For fragrance that don't last and project, A new secret?

    Of course, it's nothing personal, so please don't read it as such. I just think these sort of things are snake oil. They sound like a great idea and seem to offer a solution to what seems hard to...
  47. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    That said I still do see why RG is seen as special. I do 'get' it.
  48. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    I totally agree with this and find regulation to be reflective of our current state of managerial suffocation, where the desire to extend the reach and the personnel of 'managing' ends up suffocating...
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I searched for this for a while during my incense hunt and it came with a lot of commendation from the women's forum over on fragrantica. I never did find a sample or bottle though.

    It reinforces...
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Menís Fragrances?

    I've tried a fair few and I honestly don't think there's a successful rendition of myrrh in a masculine fragrance. At least not as the 'main' note. It's a note that seems to have been utilised more...
  51. Re: For fragrance that don't last and project, A new secret?

    :lolk:

    Sounds like a lot of pseudoscience, marketing to the ignorant. A few too many fumes have been huffed, perhaps?

    If a fragrance doesn't perform well the answer is simple: spray more. It's...
  52. Re: "Fast" Fragrance: has instant gratification taken over the world of perfume?

    Do you mean buy the same fragrance once you finish the bottle?

    If so, yes, clearly this is still 'relevant'. The whole point about social media and online discussions, though, is that the...
  53. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    True to a point. But then what if stock dries up? What if you're relying on there being a surplus on ebay to drive prices down? It's not the monetary outlay it's the headache that comes with...
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    Re: Latest Heeley - Rose Aria!

    My lack of interest is primarily due to the notes. I'm just not really interested in rose, it's a feminine scent to my nose, bar none. There are very few scents I'd consider wearing with rose and...
  55. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    That is why discontinued fragrances are a losing game.

    We live in an age of aromatic abundance. There's no point clinging on to a discontinued scent, even RG, unless it is your absolute mostest...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    Same as the original, no?
  57. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Errrr...

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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    We'll have to disagree. I find them fundamentally different as a lot of what you're calling tobacco is actually imitation or suggestion. In Naxos, it's the space between cashmeran, tonka, and...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    The laziness I'm referring to is the (now commonly) repeated idea that Naxos and Pure Havane are in many ways 'the same'. This is clearly something a youtuber or whoever has said and others have...
  60. Re: kenzo pour homme,the progenitor of the aquatic / marine.does it still make sense to buy it?

    I'd consider it one of the best sporty/gym fragrances you can still buy. I wouldn't consider it a formal scent, or even a 'casual' fragrance - it's very strong, synthetic, quite youthful and vibrant....
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    The comparisons on fragrantica seem all over the place.

    What *does* H24 actually smell like? On the basis of the aggregate voting it appears to be fairly distinctive and unlike anything else. Is...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    I've just put this on out of the shower.

    It's so good, fully agree with the praise this was receiving on the first page.

    The first 5-10 minutes are a bit beastly and it takes a while to settle...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Totally agree. This does everything you want from a niche fragrance in this style: all of the best bits of a designer with none of the generic, rough, or flawed parts.

    I'd go as far to say that...
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    I find it very similar to Black Orchid. It's like a sibling - Black Orchid is the loud and wild gothic sister, TFFM Extreme is still related, still shares many of the same traits, but is different:...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Priorisiting one over the other would usually mean that the less regarded facet becomes inferior - that would be a logical analysis. But it doesn't mean it has to be, as you say. I think we can...
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    Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Profondo is basically the Acqua di Gio DNA crossed with the new type of fruity-aquatic genre, epitomised by Invictus.

    It's not bad but I'd feel uncomfortable wearing it in all honesty. It's just...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I looked for a sample of the EDP and I think they only offer samples of the EDT.

    I would be surprised if there's any great difference between the two formulations given the price difference for...
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    Re: Aventus 10 year anniversary bottle real ??

    The novelty factor of the bottle, and possible future weakening/changing of Aventus, should help in terms of its future value. It don't think it will ever be worth less than you/we paid for it...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I like it. When even Malle is saying that I think it helps to put claims about 'artistry' in perfume in perspective.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I don't think it's the intention to make it smell 'bad' per se, rather the focus is primarily on something that will smell good at a distance. Prioritising one means sacrificing the other. I also...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I've been saying this for a while. The first one I noticed it with was Dior's Sauvage. By the time Dior released their 2020 Pour Homme it was obvious that this was by design.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    The dutch oven approach...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I was surprised by the notes as well. Just reading the list of notes, it seemed like it was missing citruses. I'm also not surprised by Nick's earlier assessment regarding an arable note which has...
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    Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    It's important to remember that we had the best part of 6 months of near total shutdown of production across much of the world. Along with the economic impact in the long term, the immediate result...
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    Re: Just Get Hacivat

    For those prices, why bother. Aventus dumps on all of the 'high end'/expensive clones from a great height. There's nothing that manages to imitate or improve upon the je ne sais quoi. Just buy...
  76. Re: What's the difference between CDNIM Made in France vs Made in UAE?

    One is shit and made in Europe, the other is shit and made in Arabia.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    When did you try/buy it? I wonder if reformulation could be playing a part?

    This is the review I'm referencing on fragrantica:

    "Well I wasn’t expecting to get whacked over the head with a...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I'm now wondering if my sample might be mislabelled as quite literally all I smell in Montecristo is patchouli. There are additional notes to bolster the patchouli but it's a full on patchouli bomb. ...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    That's true. It's exactly the same oud used in Oud Assam, but much less of it is used in Habanero (although enough of it for the oud to be present for the full 5-6 hour lifespan of the fragrance). To...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Ah, I see my mistake.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    My fault, it wasn't quite clear in your post as it felt they were all being compared to each other. Or at least, PH was being compared to Naxos, and I assumed you meant that by giving 'the edge' to...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    No, haven't tried it, but it sounds interesting. Have you blind bought it or ust sampled?
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    Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    Haha. One of the few fragrances that you dislike?
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I've definitely seen it lumped in with the Parfum de Marlys and other boutique designer-esque niche brands in some discussions. The reasoning behind it is fairly obvious: it smells good, mass...
  85. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    That was actually actually the meaning of the title, yes, although it's not really what I intended the topic to be about. I did just mean women. I was mentally frazzled when writing it and as with...
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    Re: doubts about fougere.

    I think BdJ is different enough to justify a purchase. If you want a sweet fougere, then go for it.
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Ok.

    What would those who've tried it say it compares to?
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I'm enjoying Naxos by Xerjoff.

    I know this one receives a lot of ire as it's a fairly simple fragrance. It feels very much like something Parfums de Marly would make but I think dismissing it on...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    I don't smell cypriol in Habanero but I do smell oud. Stinky, faecal, salty, sweaty oud. I believe it is real and of the Indian variety. It ruins what is a decent, yet far from masterful, attempt to...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    As I said above, they fail to identify what the 'luxury' of Roja Parfums is, and therefore why it costs what it does. People fall for Amouage's 'luxury' under similar pretences, but they're happier...
  91. What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    With the world opening up again, and Spring having well and truly sprung in the UK, thoughts and feelings naturally turn to the more jovial and amorous aspects of life.

    It seems like I'm not the...
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    Re: Teetotaler wearing prominent alcohol notes?

    Thoughts?

    Depending on your reasoning for being teetotal there's no real issue.

    Boozy notes don't really work in fragrance, in my opinion. If they're in any way 'real' they tend to be top...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Fragrantica has Spicebomb and Herod as the two most similar fragrances to Boundless.

    Seriously?
  94. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    Orange Peel isn't bad at all.

    It's very much like Atelier's Orange Sanguine. It's full of white florals and fake woods that could easily pass as 'sandalwood'. The orange note isn't as pure or...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    Walk?! That's so pre-covid...

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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    Given that Tom Ford discontinues fragrances between 2-5 years after release, there are a lot of discontinued fragrances that aren't 'vintage'.
  97. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    Hand soap is the vibe I get, more than shower gel. My review on fragrantica, left a while ago, is testimony to this.

    Here's what I wrote:

    "I was just young enough to remember the early 90s...
  98. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    Yes.

    Exactly.
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    And Gucci Rush is great. The fact no one has been able to replicate what it achieves within a woody-masculine fragrance in over 20 years is precisely why it deserves all the praise it gets. This...
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    I'd have to go with Gucci Nobile.

    I'll post my review dissecting why it's overrated in the basenotes blog section one of these days as it wasn't deemed acceptable to go up on the review page...
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