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    Re: Gucci Guilty EDP

    Definitely a fantastic release, a designer fragrance doing what designer fragrances do best
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    Still working from home so everything has been quite casual:

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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    Same thoughts here
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    Re: Zino and Boucheron

    Avoid the Zino, mine ended up in the bin
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    It was an excellent designer when in production though, it’s just that the pricing has overgrown it
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    Re: Mens Chamomile fragrance

    Try Gucci Memoire, though that one is a rather full on take on chamomile.

    I get a chamomile vibe from vintage Dolce Gabanna Pour Homme. Definitely when I wear it my family tells me I smell like...
  7. Re: Any fans of Dolce Gabbana K parfum version?

    I thought the opening half hour had a pickle and mustard accord (like a McDonald’s cheeseburger) which made me slightly uncomfortable. Probably has something to do with an Australian sandalwood. ...
  8. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    Micallef Seducteur is another good coniferous fragrance.

    Tam Dao EDP for a great woody fragrance
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    The problem you will have is you like the geranium flower but the recommendations above sometimes are based on the leaf. For instance Geranium Pour Monsieur is a minty green fragrance that is very...
  10. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    I think the OP should stop at Wood & Wood. Thatís probably my ďfavouriteĒ too, but then, I find almost all the rest crass.
  11. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men - Current Edition?

    Very wise decision. If you do choose to upgrade, I recommend you sample Nishane Munegu if you haven’t already
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    Yeah, I guess the marketing points to Profondo as dre said earlier
  13. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    Also my thoughts. In the end I couldn’t justify keeping my bottle when it’s price had increased so dramatically
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Good idea, just had a read :thumbsup:
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Parfum!

    Intense was trash, can’t get excited about this
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I have been meaning to add the Ferragamo to my wardrobe for some time now
  17. Re: Carolina Herrara CH Men vs. John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider

    I like both. CH Mrn is more likely to garner compliments, Dark Rebel is a better fraghead experience
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    Re: Questions on Red Tobacco Mancera ?

    Oud for Greatness. It’s actually nicer for those around the wearer than the wearer themselves. That’s why the reviews are all over the place.

    Terroni is strong but I received lots of negative...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Invictus Victory!

    It’s too dry to be a 1 Million flanker. It’s sweet, dry and incensy at the same time
  20. Thread: Bvlgari aqva

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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    I sure did, mainly to relive the glory of my early 20s out at beachside bars :laugh:, we’re talking 15 years ago. I have the Marine flanker also. Both are great for their price, but I slightly...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

    Very neat party trick :laugh: and a nice honour for a deserving fragrance
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

    I’m still working from home so don’t judge! :laugh: I am keeping my powder dry on my usual high end office scents.

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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

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    That’s right, I am referring to a muddy hay accord in the mid, which the marketing material turns a blind eye to. I suspect at some stage there was going to be an emphasis on Hermes’ equestrian...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Sold my bottle of H24 last week. Too floral, too barnyardy, too metallic, too weird. Kept wishing I was wearing Terre instead.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    In terms of prioritisation, can we please bring forward the listing of major releases? The forum is starting to lose traction in fragcom because people can’t come here and find reviews on the recent...
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    I do like the original, but This looks like another Sauvage clone
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Gave a full wearing to Paco Rabanne Invictus and discovered that it smells nothing like what I thought it would smell like based on all the fragrances that are supposedly copying it. Wow.

    Seems...
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    Re: V&R Spicebomb Infrared (new)

    I like Spicebomb Extreme and Nightvision EDP, so this one will be an instant buy based on these notes too
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    Re: If you were to change your BN handle...

    C’mon ZC, the name is now bigger than you!
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    Re: Roja Dove - Best Date Fragrance

    Iíd choose Saudi Arabia, Elysium and maybe Amber Aoud.

    The PDLNs are meant to cover romantic scenarios but really while they are great compositions they would probably scare off most romantic...
  31. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    I completely agree, Ralph Lauren have redeemed themselves for their market, they cant be expected to please perfumistas. Deep Blue, Supreme Leather, Blue Gold, all great.
  32. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    I’ll be keeping an open mind, the bottle looks fantastic
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    Has there been any update in the JV discontinuation? Seems a lot of the fragrances survived the chop
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    I’ve got 4 backups of Acqua di Gio Absolu Instinct
    3 backups of Varvatos Dark Rebel and 5 of Rebel Rider
    And 1 backup of Michael by Michael Kors 2001

    All are in fact, discontinued so that’s my...
  35. Re: Recommend a Mancera that smells spring time

    Mancera Silver Blue may be a good one, so is Black Gold.

    I hear Aqua Wood is also good.

    But generally Mancera is known for heavy fragrances
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Michael by Michael Kors 2001 and Michael Kors for Men 2014. Both stunning masculine benchmarks, don’t sleep on these.

    The 2001 version is mature elegance in a bottle, makes the best modern sweet...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal is a Disgrace!

    Lots of other options out there, New York Intense was a good suggestion, Heritage EDT another one.

    I have the last of the old 120ml bottles and find BdP to last all work day
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    It’s stunning, I love this one too
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Michael Kors Michael (2001)
    Michael Kors for Men (2014)

    I can’t believe how long I slept on these stunning masculine releases that are signature worthy and wear beautifully with great longevity...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    Dior Homme 2020 - 4 wears.
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    Re: Guerlain Lui reminds me of

    Yeah I can see that. Prices have hit the floor with Lui!
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Received my bottle today. It’s a nice office fragrance, white florals, greens, pears, and lots of flint/mineralic notes. Not a wow, but certainly nice.
  43. Re: Whatís the best classic fragrance they reissued in an Intense or Parfum form?

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is the best example.

    Declaration Parfum is better for me too.

    Sauvage Oarfum is recent but it is clearly the classiest of the lot, albeit itís lost the Sauvage brashness.
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  44. Re: Why doesnít anyone talk about regular YSL Líhomme anymore?

    I still get good performance, new bottles need some breaking in.

    The dying down of the chatter is a function of the onslaught of new releases plus the fact that the apple note in L’homme now...
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    Re: Recommend an "Office Friendly" Patchouli

    Heritage EDT sure is the obvious choice.

    But for a bit more grit while still office friendly, Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu.



    Yeah have to agree Patchouli Intense is quite daring, itís like...
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    oh yes, you won’t miss the cypress in the parfum! :laugh:
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    Only cypress scent better than 1962 for me is Roja Reckless Parfum Pour Homme

    Micallef Seducteur also a very good niche take on Polo Green.
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    YSL Y Le Parfum
    CH Bad Boy Le Parfum
    Jean Paul Gailtier Le male On Board
    Armani Code EDP
  49. Re: Should I mention my scent hobby in my curriculum vitae?

    :laugh: I just read your opening post and realised you werent serious.

    Howvever, if you were serious, Mentioning your fragrance hobby in your CV would be a major risk since its regarded to be a...
  50. Re: Ummmm, perhaps I purchased the wrong (now returned) bottle of Cartier Declaration? No go!

    Yeah your description sounds a lot like d’un Soir, Cartier original would never be mistaken for a fem fragrance, it is a pillar of mens perfumery
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    Re: A darker, more mature Le Male?

    That was my impression of the French Ultramale too. Far less syrupy and less sickly sweet. I would never have bought the old version but goad I tried it again and ended up buying a bottle. A fine...
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    Re: A darker, more mature Le Male?

    Le Male Le Parfum is excellent
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    Dunhill Century Blue
    Dunhill Icon Racing Red
    Dunhill Icon Racing Blue
    Polo Red EDP



    ZC, the issue I have with a separate entry for BdJ is that it would cause it to drop out of the most worn...
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    Re: My first time wearing JV "Dark Rebel"

    Personally I am a big fan of both Dark Rebel and Dark Rebel Rider. They both have the challenging openings they promise, but gradually they both morph into something with far broader appeal, unique...
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    Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint discontinued??

    Hi guys,

    Parfumo recently listed Aoud Lemon Mint as out of production. The Mancera website seems to not list Aoud Lemon Mint anymore. Does anyone have further information about whether a Mancera...
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    Re: The inexplicably worst fragrance imaginable?

    My third most worn fragrance! :laugh: I often receive compliments with this, and it certainly performs well enough to be smelled. Also a runaway best seller and pillar fragrance of one of the...
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    Re: The inexplicably worst fragrance imaginable?

    MPG Ambre Dore smelled like blue cheese for the first half hour, must be impossible to sell a bottle in store.

    Bulgari Aqua Atlantique smells like someone put pollution into a bottle.
  58. Re: Faded Glory ? Yesterdays News ? Rock Star Fragrances of the last 20 years.

    When I landed in the forum everyone was still in deep mourning for Gucci Pour Homme 2003. My goodness, the tragedy! Not far behind was the mourning for the Made in Italy Dolce Gabanna Pour Homme. ...
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    Re: Fun in the cheap seats

    it’s a tough price range, I feel if we raised the limit to $80 we would be able to squeeze in some good new releases that deserve a platform. That’s why so many recommendations in this thread are...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    John Varvatos Dark Rebel. Got nice and boozy-ambery at the end, very nice stuff, I can see why people are missing it.
  61. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I was scrolling a long time Jon! Lots of treasures there, this time Fendi Uomo please :laugh:
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    Re: Your "FU" Fragrance

    yes, I came back to say this :thumbup:

    John Varvatos Dark Rebel was ofcourse intended to generate an FU response, it was basically on the story card. And it does it very well.

    Black Afghano...
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    Re: Fragrances You Havenít Given Up On

    For me, I am currently battling with Bulgari Aqua Atlantique. I keep hoping the aquatic notes will start to get stronger and balance out the woody amber aromachems.
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    Re: Your "FU" Fragrance

    This is aggression in a bottle for me: (Honourable mention to One Man Show Gold Edition)

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    Re: *NEW* YSL Y Le Parfum (2021)

    Many thanks Fragfrog for the review.

    I recntly received Y EDP and was surprised by the effervescent quality of the opening which is almost sneeze inducing, and the sour olibanum note that...
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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Parfums Myth Wood
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Boadecia Nemer (smells like a night at the Monte Carlo casino, Carbon Sapphire (great classy office scent) and Almas (rose and fruity carnal oud done to perfection) all proved to be fantastic.

    At...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver performance

    No issues here, It lasts the whole work day. Circa 2017 bottle
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    Re: Howcome Dior Farenheit is so beloved?

    Fahrenheit for men is a bit like Chanel No.5 for women. It’s iconic because it was a unique release (however, been copied many times over, normally without the daring gasoline note ), it is...
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    Michael Kors Extreme Sky
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    Re: Projection & Sillage Monsters

    1 Million Parfum is essentially nuclear, I’m sure there would be a mushroom cloud if someone broke a bottle. Doesn’t let up all day

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  72. Re: Latest Dolce & Gabanna - The One Luminous Night!

    Looking forward to buying this, been very happy with all the releases apart from the abysmal and mostly forgotten Sport flanker
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    Re: Do you wear a SIGNATURE Summer Cologne ?

    In the summer I avoid all citrus and aquatic fragrances that have woody bases because the fresh notes burn off in a flash and then you’re left smelling like a dried out old tree for the rest of the...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    The problem we’re having is that younger people are leaving Basenotes or dont even know it exists. You can see this in the top 50 “popular with the boys” list, where Aventus has lost its dominance,...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    It’s in the directory but it’s under the wrong house, it’s listed under Bottega Venetta Profumeria :laugh: Good enough for SOTD purposes. Admins please don’t delete underlying SOTD data if this is...
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    Armani Code Absolu Gold
    Armani Code Eau de Parfum
    Givenchy Eau de Toilet Intense
    Dolce Gabanna K Eau de Parfum

    If the admins happen to find themselves with ample free time :lolk: would be great...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    It retained the Homme name and male marketing because unisex fragrances become sales duds. Just look at Cartier L’envol, clearly a traditional masculine left to collect dust posing as a unisex. ...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

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    Re: Roger and Galet, the Open saga

    I find them all pretty good except for White, which is horrible. The original is best, followed by Black.
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    Re: What's Your Most Loudest And Boldest Fragrance?

    Mancera Precious Oud, should have been called The Sledgehammer.

    Not too far behind are:
    Mancera Red Tobacco,
    Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    Montale Aoud Leather
    PdM Layton
    Micallef Royal Vintage
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Montale Bengal Oud is growing on me after 5 wears. Not much oud here. It seems to be a greener, fresher take on Montale’s best selling Aoud Leather.
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    Re: Creed Erolfa smells like.......

    Hopefully Azure has a better drydown. Erolfa smells incredible in the first 30 mins then dies on a huge dose of that salty, rusty “ambergris” note that can be pleasant in smaller measure in other...
  83. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    Personally, if I was looking for what you’re looking for, I’d go for Mancera Hindu Kush. It’s actually a high quality gents’ scent which has similarities to Boucheron brought into the 21st century....
  84. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - wearing a sample today - oh dear!

    yeah, this is how I feel too
  85. Re: Thinking of buying Valentino uomo!! Should I do it?

    I would give this one a wide birth. Very derivative
  86. Re: Montale Mens Ranking ( Current Available 2021 )

    I would be staying away from Arabians tonka unless you enjoy smelling like the Sahara Desert covered in sugar syrup.

    I would be starting with Honey Aoud, Black Aoud, Red Aoud, Arabians, Bengal...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Mr Burberry Indigo is a good alternative with better performance than a fresh bottle of Profumo. It has added green notes like mint and violet leaf
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    Re: Dried fruits and Dates note

    Heeley Phoenecia does dried fruit and dates best for me, without too much distraction from other notes. There is some fresh clean vetiver to give everything some lift, but otherwise its dried fruit...
  89. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    It’s a great house for times when you want something rich and heavy. Even the “freshies” and rich and heavy.

    The must haves for fans of the house are:

    Black Aoud
    Red Aoud (Middle eastern Dior...
  90. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Wow, old thread! the answers are certainly a time capsule of sorts.

    These days I feel like I would wear:
    Roja Danger Pour Homme
    Clive Christian 1872
    MFK Lumiere Noir Pour Homme
    Micallef Royal...
  91. Re: What are your thoughts on the house Ex Nihilo?

    I’m a big fan of cologne 352, fantastic stuff
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    Re: Latest Montale - Oud Pashmina!

    Very exciting news...interesting that they are not using “Aoud” in the names anymore.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Dolce & Gabanna The One Mysterious Night has been a pleasure to wear these last couple of weeks. Creates new ground in the saturated oud/rose market, a very jammy rose, superbly done.
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    Re: Your Most Worn 2020

    Some eye opening numbers here! I guess some of us ARE emptying bottles :laugh:
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    Re: Your Most Worn 2020

    Been a big year for Montalr and Mancera, seemed like perfect houses for the Covid lockdown.

    Biggest surprise is Mugler Ice Men. I have liked using it right after a shower.

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    Re: One Man Show vs Signature

    Yep, One Man Show has been significantly tamed by the sounds of it. Nonetheless, still a great fragrance, maybe better for some
  97. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Have had 4 wears now. It smells closer to Davidoff Zino than anything else. Retro for sure, but not quite elegant in my books, more hairy-chested. Strong performance.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dolce & Gabanna The One Grey. Yes, Grey. This is a direct descendent of late 1970s green aromatic fougeres, with a modern spicy citrus opening and a plush deep drydown. Highly recommended. Decent...
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    Costume National Homme Parfum
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton never disappoints

    I did end up buying a bottle a couple of months ago and I must say it is good for when I want a brash masculine fragrance. Interestingly though, when I subsequently shower, the incensy amber-wood...
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