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  1. Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I found L'Homme Ideal Cool a bit underwhelming and not quite as good as the Cologne.
    And the latest Extreme flanker was really bad imho.
    So I wouldn't mind if the stop the line and probably come...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I tend to agree.
    I watched his videos since his very beginning and he became more and more some kind of a shiller - but I guess that's just the way it goes if you try to make a living from it.
    So...
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    Yes Sir!
    And also with these guys - both are the best of the line imho:

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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    Agreed, that's why I stocked it up before L'Oreal butchers it like they did with many other good ones in the past...

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    Re: Replacing Dior Homme Original

    I would give Carner Barcelona D600 a try.

    It goes into the Dior Homme Original direction, maybe a little bit more vetiver heavy - but it also has the powdery sweetness and floral notes.

    Here...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I really liked the opening of Bleu Electrique but like you I've found the drydown a bit meh... ...
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    Re: Funny little story…

    There you have it - no need to buy something like Creed Viking. :D
  8. Re: Can anyone tell if a Prada L'homme Intense Bottle is fake?

    I bought it when it was released and it's certainly not weak by any means, I get over 10 hours easily. If I don't wash it off when going to bed I even smell it the next day.
    Don't know if it has...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 75 vs 100ml

    As you've probably seen before, the original 75 ml version (pre 2020) of DHP has the same formulation code printed on the box as the new 100 ml DHP.
    However the new DHP isn't the same anymore, just...
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    Re: *NEW* Armani Code EDP (2021)

    I really like Code Absolu - but yes I wouldn't want to wear it every day and see where you're coming from when saying it's too sweet.
    But overall I think it's a much much better made fragrance than...
  11. Re: D&G The One Mysterious Night and Royal Night

    The rose is very prominent - if you don't like a rose note in your fragrances I would give it a pass.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Funnily in Germany the guys are now raving about it because they think it smells like the original La Nuit de L'Homme (1st and 2nd formulation) - which it certainly doesn't.
    But I see that they...
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    Re: PDM Herod real or fake?

    The letters on the sticker on the bottom of the bottle used to be gold, yes.
    But PdM has changed a few things in 2020 (different sprayers, some details on the boxes etc.) and the letters are now...
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    Re: PdM Herod or Initio Side-Effects?

    I love the opening of Side Effect.

    But after maybe half an hour the fragrance falls apart and I'm left with this milky and screechy synthetics which last forever on my skin.
    Herod on the other...
  15. Re: Do you always try a spray from a new bottle? (even if you've had it before)

    Not only a spray, I even decant 5 ml first of almost every fragrance I buy.
    Just because it's good to have some air in it so it could macerate a little bit further if needed.
    I don't mind it...
  16. Re: D&G The One Mysterious Night and Royal Night

    I dislike Royal Night, for me it has a very prominent public toilet smell and I never understood why it was recommended by so many fragrance reviewers.

    But I love Mysterious Night. It's just so...
  17. Re: How is Fahrenheit Cologne Compared to Aqua Fahrenheit?

    That's why I said you can also mix the Cologne with the original Fahrenheit.
    And of course you can also add some M02 or your DIY ambroxan.

    But honestly the Cologne is not a top 10 fragrance for...
  18. Re: How is Fahrenheit Cologne Compared to Aqua Fahrenheit?

    I haven't tried a 2021 batch - but I love my 2019 bottles.
    Please check out this thread: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/468561-New-Dior-Fahrenheit-EDT-Formulation-for-2019-12948-A
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Ocean (new 2021)

    If it's made by L'Oreal now and they gave it an "oceanic" touch (aside the non-typical notes for such fragrances which were listed here) I'm pretty sure they would put some similar aroma chemicals...
  20. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    I think Ultra Male is the best MFK. :thumbsup:
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    Re: *NEW* Armani Code EDP (2021)

    I mean even the usual Youtube influencers who normally would have hyped the sh*t out of a new Armani Code - and even more so if it's an amped up version of the original - don't found it that...
  22. Re: NEW: Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Mâle Eau Fraîche André Edition!

    Please note that there are different Airlines versions, you can also buy the original Le Male as an Airlines edition.
    Even some sellers have confused that already and people who wanted to buy the...
  23. Re: How is Fahrenheit Cologne Compared to Aqua Fahrenheit?

    I don't get any Leather with Fahrenheit Cologne.
    The violet is there, same flavor like in the EDT but tamed down.
    It's aquatic and has an mandarin/orangey vibe - a fellow fragrance enthusiast who...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I've wondered about that, too.

    Btw Ashton aka Gents Scents did a review and he liked it too.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    Something true about it.
    I really don't get the hype with Essenza.
    And I've noticed that it started after Profumo was released and was hyped up for a reason.
    Profumo IS great, and I think there...
  26. Re: PDM Layton Exclusif 4.2 oz (Filthy Fragrance) Code 024904

    I've got the same batch.
    It's a good one. Not as good as the first few 2017 ones, but certainly better than most of the 2018 and 2019 ones I've tried.
    That's why I bought it (again) and even...
  27. Re: Is Aventus Still Worth Getting for Someone Who Never Owned It?

    Hard to describe.
    Cedrat Boise isn't the Aventus clone everyone thinks it is at least if you ask me.
    You get more quality with the Mancera and it's juicier.
    The Montblanc is a bit more...
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    It it's going to be a fall release I'd rather pick a red or brown one.
    Green seems more appropiate for spring.

    :laugh:
  29. Re: Is Aventus Still Worth Getting for Someone Who Never Owned It?

    I would skip CDNIM and buy Loewe Esencia EDP instead.
    You should be able to find the 90ml bottle for under 100 Euros.
    It's much better quality than CDNIM and goes into the Aventus direction, just...
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    Re: Latest Lalique - White In Black!

    My bottle wasn't weak but I got a strange canned peas like smell from it which I just couldn't stand.
  31. Re: Fresh? Ok. For hot and humid? Ok. But also something dry please!

    Of course it does, it's one of my summer staples.
    And I like it much more than Dior Homme Cologne.
    But I don't get any vetiver with AHS Cologne.
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    Re: pdm layton code 0510230 ?

    That particular batch is real and was also sold by other German greymarket sellers.
    Have seen people talking about it online.
    And also asking if it's a good batch or not... seems not to be the...
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    Re: PdM Layton From FragranceX

    I haven't seen anyone talking about that particular batch there.
    But common sense is that most guys are not that happy with 2020 batches of Layton and just hope that it will get stronger with age.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    That's great!

    I'm still on the fence as I already have Frozen Cologne and Ultime - and I like both better.
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I haven't realized that, thanks for the info.
    Maybe they have messed up something?
  36. Re: Fresh? Ok. For hot and humid? Ok. But also something dry please!

    Yes it's cheap and a blue showergel style fragrance - but I'm quite surprised how good Versace Dylan Blue works in really hot weather.
    Worn it a couple of times lately as it's now over 30°C here in...
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    Re: Latest Lalique - White In Black!

    I had it and sold it (Ombre Noire).
    My thoughts are, that it wasn't that stable.
    I noticed that it changed the smell drastically and the decant I've left of it has nearly gone bad now.
    So I...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    Funnily the posts of Fragrantica and the Youtube videos are deleted now.
    So it's a real phantom huh? :laugh:

    Here are the notes which were deleted too:

    Top notes: pine, mandarin orange,...
  39. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

    I guess some people would see Issey Miyake Or Encens as a "weird fragrance".
    At least I've got some comments like "what's that?" with raising eyebrows.
    I think it's not that weird but very nice. ...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Now that you ask... I've never bought a single Hugo Boss fragrance in my whole life.
    But I've got literally hundreds of samples with my fragrance purchases because that's what the sellers usually...
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    Re: Dior Homme original vs Dior Homme 2020?

    Are you talking about Dior Homme EDT Original vs Dior Homme EDT 2020?
    I'm quite surprised then, because I think they are completely different fragrances.
    One is a powdery iris fragrance, the other...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    I think the women's releases from Narciso Rodriguez are better than the men's ones.

    Though I like the For Him EDT and EDP.
    But they are not that appreciated by the ladies.
    I was even told,...
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    Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Of course AdG Profumo is the better fragrance.
    For me Bleu is pure boredom in a bottle made by Chanel.
    Profumo at least has some character.
  44. Re: Would Stronger with you Absolutely be a redundant purchase if you already own Intensely?

    I don't think it's that bad.
    If you look at the other releases of bigger designer brands this year it's one of the better ones.
    And the performance is really good!
  45. Re: Has anyone tried Acqua di Giò Profondo Lights yet?

    I like those "egg" comments on whatever aquatics were discussed.
    Very funny! :cheesy:
    I've never got anything like that off my skin when tried any of them.

    However, as I don't care for the...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage - EDT vd EDP vs Parfum

    I still don't understand why Dior released the Parfum.
    It's not a very well done fragrance in my books, has poor performance and probably doesn't satisfy the average Sauvage fan.
    If you don't...
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    I also think it's not that bad and I'm quite surprised that it doesn't seem to get hyped up by Youtube influencers.
    Maybe because that "blue" thing is a bit played out now?
    They should have...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    Profumo and Absolu Instinct are my favorites.
    Don't care for the rest that much.

    And I don't understand why the new Profondo gets that much hype.
    The opening is nice, I agree, but after 30...
  49. Re: How is Fahrenheit Cologne Compared to Aqua Fahrenheit?

    Fahrenheit Cologne is fresher and has that zesty orangey vibe with the florals you know from the original Fahrenheit EDT.
    Aqua Fahrenheit has a weird cucumber smell which I strongly disliked.
    For...
  50. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    I like Fahrenheit Le Parfum much better than Absolute.
    And I really don't get the praise for Absolute.
  51. Re: What fragrance best represents how you believe the devil would smell?

    Probably something extremely alluring, maybe Mancera Instant Crush? :cheesy:
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I get hints of La Nuit too, but it isn't too similar for me.
    I'm glad that you like it. I think it's better than expected.
    And a confusing name for sure. Maybe they discontinue the older Eau...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    In high summer heat I guess 10 sprays will det the job done... :laugh:
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EDT - fake or not

    What's wrong with the batch number?
    Do you think the juice is bad because it's made in 2017?
    If stored properly it can easily stay fine for 10 years and more.
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    Re: PdM Layton From FragranceX

    Those spots could happen in the factory when the bottles are produced.
    If you look at the lines on the bottom they also will not be the same every time.
    I wouldn't call that a defect.
    ...
  56. Re: Blind buy Next purchase, recommendations ( Givenchy Cologne, Boss No.One, Banana Republic )

    Givenchy Gentleman Cologne would be my pick out of your list.

    But the quality control at LVMH for the Givenchy fragrances is really bad - you might end up with a bottle of juice which only lasts...
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    Re: A fragrance for a 20 yo guy

    Of course Bleu de Chanel (in either concentration) would do the trick.
    But I personally think it's a very boring fragrance and overdone to the max (it's THE office fragrance and the one every...
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    Re: Blue freshy with a nice dry down?

    I rather see the "wet dog" vibe with AdG Absolu than with Profumo. It actually has been mentioned by quite a few people who had it and couldn't deal with it. I personally don't get it but I know what...
  59. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    When I tried the original BPI version of Ultra Male after its release it was way too sweet for me and basically not wearable.

    The newer 2020 batch (made by PUIG in France) is another story.
    Of...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    I think DHP is way stronger than DHI.
    I'm talking about pre 2020 bottles.
  61. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    I wouldn't suggest to do that because most (if not all current?) 200 ml bottles are made in Spain and are much worse quality than the made in France ones.

    I also don't think that Ultra Male is...
  62. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    I haven't, but I'm more into their "darker" frargances - I think they are much better than their freshies.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise vs Layton

    I was just thinking about all fragrances that came to my mind from the 2010s (2010-2020).
  64. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    Of course not.
    Made in Oman is the way to go.



    Can't complain about my particular 2021 batch.
  65. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    Great choice! :thumbsup:
    I hope you enjoy it like I do!
  66. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    I've heard that Noir Ambré is much more expensive in the states.
    It's the same here in Germany and when there are new bottles available, they are sold out immediately.
    Noir Ambré is more mass...
  67. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    I just can speak about the brand new 2021 batch, don't know how the ones from say 2017, 2018, 2019 were...
    But the new one is really good!
    Maybe they put some extra effort into it while marketing...
  68. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    I could imagine that more people would prefer Noir Ambré over Or Encens - both are really good, Or Encens just hits a soft spot for me and for me it's one of the best designer fragrances out there. I...
  69. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    It's superb!
    I love it!
    And bought backup bottles of course.
  70. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    Do you have the UK version?

    (I know that Amouage says Oman and UK are the same...)
  71. Re: Definitive and clear review of Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 vs. Molecule 02 vs. Molecule 03

    I don't care for M02, but E02 is quite nice and for me the best of the Escentrics.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise vs Layton

    Layton of course.

    That's not even a contest.
    Layton is a great fragrance and probably one of the most popular designers of the last 10 years for a reason.
    Even many "niche snobs" who hated on...
  73. Re: What is your favourite Issey Miyake fragrance?

    If I had to rank my favorites, I'd say:

    1) Or Encens (lots of rose and oudy/woody base, if you like D&G The One Mysterious Night, I think this is a must buy - and vice versa - DHP fans may enjoy...
  74. Re: Definitive and clear review of Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 vs. Molecule 02 vs. Molecule 03

    I would try to use Iso E Super and Sylvamber both in a mix to get best results close to M01.
    Not a big fan of Timbersilk though.
  75. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    I like that they got a little bit rid of that "ashtray" smell which is indeed more prominent in the older one.
  76. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    That's a good idea! :thumbsup:
  77. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    Yes, tastes are different.

    Natural citrus notes are very volatile and don't last that long either.
    I personally wouldn't mind respraying and taking a small 5 ml atomizer with me (what I...
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    Re: Best current designer frags May 2021

    I really like that one, too and will probably buy a few backup bottles.
    If it just would performe a bit better off my skin.
    Funnily I've worn it much much more than I've thought, nearly half the...
  79. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    Maybe I need to add that I'm very picky with citrus fragrances and couldn't stand most of them.
    I sold my Dior Homme Cologne and Chanel AHS Edition Blanche for that reason, because the citrus was...
  80. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    I think most niche citrussy fragrances are not worth the money.
    Of course if you like something like Nio and have the cash, go for it.
    I would look at designer fragrances for citrussy freshies.
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    Re: Compare some Summer Cheapies

    Lalique White is nice - but I personally would prefer Encre Noire Sport.
    Don't sleep on that one, it's a nice Vetiver fragrance with citrussy top note (grapefruit) and slightly aquatic/watery...
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    Loewe Esencia EdP is a green version of Aventus and certainly a quality juice.
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    Re: Best current designer frags May 2021

    If I need to narrow it down to 10...

    Armani Code Absolu
    Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu Instinct
    Prada Luna Rossa Black
    Prada L'Homme
    Issey Miyake Pulse of the Night
    Issey Miyake Or Encens
    Dolce...
  84. Re: Amouage Interlude Man- Much Different Than Expected...

    Need to bring up that old thread.

    I've got a brand new 2021 Interlude Man bottle (made in Oman) - and compared it to my "Vintage" juice (early 2010s, deep yellow/orange color, also made in Oman)....
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    Re: More Than Words vs Oud Satin Mood EDP

    I just care for Nuno's guitar playing. :cheesy:

    OSM is quite feminine on my skin and fills up rooms... so at least you would be noticed when wearing it.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Ha, I've just noticed that it's Friday - and I'm wearing 6 sprays of 2019 Fahrenheit EdT. :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers - Part 3

    I'm not that familiar with Aventus bottles and haven't looked at the details - but it wouldn't surprise me at all, as Aventus is probably the most faked "niche" fragrance out there.
    I remember when...
  88. Re: Paco Rabanne 1 million Parfum need your advices

    Ashton aka Gentscents did a video called "The sexiest fragrance releases of 2020 rated" and his wife picked 1 Mio Parfum as the winner (together with Amouage Black Iris).

    I personally think it's...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton never disappoints

    Jeremy says it.

    Parfums de Marly is the most underrated fragrance brand! :laugh::thumbsup::coolold:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1MQK-OdAZo


    Now better believe it! :tongue:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers - Part 3

    Thought maybe some of you would like to see that - Aaron Terence Hughes confirms batch tolerances:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYMldgDsGxw
  91. Re: All you need to know about Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo 2020 / 2021 Reformulation

    That is true and I have pointed it out several times, e.g. when Dior presented the DHI 2020 in new packaging and a new bottle.
    Even fragrance reviewers such as Ashton aka Gents Scents, Steven aka...
  92. Re: All you need to know about Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo 2020 / 2021 Reformulation

    I was talking about the

    .

    The FIL number does change with an official new formulation - though I don't know if that's the case every single time when only a minor change happens within the...
  93. Re: All you need to know about Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo 2020 / 2021 Reformulation

    Best you can do is to buy a few backup bottles of that particular batch of the fragrance you've just got and love.
    Usually it doesn't get any better with reformulations (of course there are...
  94. Re: All you need to know about Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo 2020 / 2021 Reformulation

    Have you even read my first post?

    This thread is about rumors that AdG Profumo was watered down in 2020.
    That's why I compared a 2019 batch to a brand new 2021 batch.

    In regards to...
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    Re: Sauvage reformulation concerns answered

    If newer Sauvage batches are less rough I personally would prefer that over the older ones.
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Invictus Victory!

    Thanks for your impressions.

    Sounds like you're enjoying it.
    It's certainly one of the better releases of newer designer fragrances and I also thought myself that many of the reviews are...
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    Re: Sauvage reformulation concerns answered

    I'm not talking about some chemicals which ARE listed in the ingredients list, but about the position, which is just listed as "Parfum (Fragrance)" alongside with other ingredients. This position...
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    Re: Gucci Envy now 1,150.00

    I really liked Rush for Men and wore it a lot back in the days.

    But I wouldn't buy it nowadays, who knows how it was stored all the years...
    There is a chance you'll end up with a bottle with...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I'm not sure if restrictions of fundamental rights by government are the best way to handle the pandemic - but that's not a topic to be discussed in a fragrance forum...

    I really hope that things...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Newest number I've read was 31,6%.
    I'm not sure if that's with the second vaccination included.

    Things aren't normal at all here.
    You must not leave your home within 10pm-5am (except for work...
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