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Pegasus is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men and was released in 2011. The scent is sweet-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Heliotrope, Cumin
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Bitter almond, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Vanilla, Sandalwood

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Scent

8.1 (358 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (310 Ratings)

Sillage

8.3 (319 Ratings)

Bottle

8.7 (313 Ratings)
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TruuMax

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The Chosen One
Loving, passionate, powerful but also arrogant and unstable, this is exactly what Pegasus reflects for me.

It reminds me of Anakin Skywalker before he became Darth Vader. It is so friendly, human and emotional, but at its core somehow threatening and caught in an emotional dilemma.

The fine vanilla that is always there does not disturb and is not sweet, rather a little like a closed pod, slightly woody. Behind it a very noble and much better Le Male takes place, just as sweet, but deeper and more gourmand.

The Sillage is extreme, a scent that really radiates strongly and fights its way out even under thick clothes.

The shelf life is about 9 hours before only vanilla and a hint of Tonka remain.

To me, the true hero of PdM. Other than Layton, which for me would rather reflect Luke Skywalker.
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DoNI92

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Autumn is loading...
The Pegasus, a wild, stormy and safe companion in the early autumn months. The metallic and at the same time sweet note are simply irresistible.

The H/S is phenomenal as far as I had no other scent on me so far, because I noticed it on me the next morning. On the clothes you can still see it even for 3 days. It is both a crowd-pleaser and at the same time unique. In my opinion, one of the best in the Pdm series in terms of fragrance character. Layton, for example, scores with its better application (suitable for every season).

For the winter, I think there's no seasoning. You're probably better off with the Oajan or Habdan.
In a nutshell: For me the best autumn fragrance that both projects and holds well. Try it out and you'll understand what I mean.
Thumbs up!
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AdAstra72

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Helpful Review    8
Silver Bullet
PEGASUS ... what a blatant and polarizing perfume!
Seldom do fragrance, name and bottle go together so perfectly as in this masterpiece by Parfums de Marly.
If I described the scent as color, it would be silver. If I gave him a shape, he'd be a bullet or even a projectile. And "Pegasus" fits equally as a symbol of power and sublimity as well as a word from phonetics ... PE-GA-SUS ...
Aggressive and at the same time demandingly charming, this beast of fragrance comes along. The opening is opulent bitter-sweet metallic and almost takes your breath away. He even wakes you up to the most tired synapse. After that it slowly changes into an interesting and very beautiful, more and more friendly, fresh and still discreetly sweet scent.
I still had my problems with the fragrance the very first time I came in contact with it, because I had tried it out on a carrier strip. He just comes across as pure aggressive. But as soon as I really wore it on me for the first time, I was addicted to it.
I have yet to learn of my bottling ... but he's guaranteed to get a place in my collection.
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MrInfinite

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Mr. Stark... PdM No.2
After my difficult start with Habdan we come to the best of the PdM series I could test.

Oh, a white horse with wings that makes us fly high in the sky... yes the Pegasus already has something. He gently forges his wearer and lures him out into the free world with his fine style. Gentle but not soapy, aggressive but soothing, dominant but ACTIVE!
I really never would have believed to like cumin in this way, because it is an integral part of my kitchen. I'm not a big lavender lover, but here it goes great with the drydown. The almond note with vanilla is much more subtle here than with Herod or Layton and I like it all the more.
It lifts my mood positively and I just like it when I catch myself inhaling it again and again (laughter). Outside I feel it much better because the wind makes the individual components unfold more.
You have to be careful with the dosage, because 4 sprayers are enough to take out 8+ hours. I also feel that Pegasus is an all-rounder that also fits very well in the warm months.
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Norleans

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Greatly helpful Review    13
Like a silver sledgehammer
I recently received four original Marly samples with an online order. Although I ordered the Pegasus some time ago as a bottling at a perfumo and was therefore already well informed about the strong qualities of the winged horse, I was very happy about this "original product". I have to add that I have meanwhile refrained from ordering bottlings "privately", because more than once I had the feeling that the fragrances had lost their power and originality. I can't judge exactly what that is, but I've already missed many a fragrance, which I liked very much in the perfumery.

I found Pegasus already excellent in the bottling, in my opinion there is even more metal and sweet freshness in the original sample.
When I smell it, there is a feeling of sublimity and nobility that grips me immediately. I almost have the feeling that Pegasus is (self-)consciousness-expanding, it somehow enchants me. This sounds more esoteric now than I intended :-) With one exception I haven't smelled anything bad from Marly yet, but the Pegasus beats everything here.

However, I see one shortcoming: The opportunities to wear this power scent are rather small in my everyday life. He is too "bossy" for me to work, too intensive for eating and too heavy for leisure time.
We go to the Hamburg Press Ball once a year. It goes very well with a tuxedo, but a bottle would last about 200 years, which is unfortunately a bit too future-oriented.

So a really exquister, great and unique fragrance (I am aware of the proximity to Reflection, but find Pegasus more special) with impeccable durability and armor piercing Sillage. Priced for these qualities to represent absolutely.

Have a nice weekend

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Johz

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An insane surprise
I was so surprised by that fragrance. I smelled him a few times before I even had a buying intention and he didn't knock me out at first. But after another rehearsal and after some time he caught me completely and I just had to buy him. Some compliments from women later I could not be more satisfied. Though I'd estimated the Sillage a little more strongly.
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Montexx

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Sexy flying horse.
I’m just enjoying this great one from PdeM.
This smels so sexy for a man so powdery and sweet.
It strats with almond and slowly turns info vanilla and almond mix and if you smell good you will get the lavender out of it.
So those 3 great notes become one and thay make Pegasus a BEAST.
In my opinion this smels a little like Amouage reflection man (olso one of my best parfumes).
The longevity is very good (on my skin) around 6/7 hours.
Silage is also very good.
So I would say, if you are going on a date and you want to smell sexy just take this one, ;-).
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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
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High flying myth and high flying fragrance
Pegasus is a winged horse symbol of immortality. Its figure originates from Greek mythology, present in the myth of Perseus and Medusa. Pegasus was born of the blood of Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus.
In Fragrance mythology, Pegasus is a spicy sweet perfume displaying almond, vanilla, floral accords, and is the sixth perfume from the house Parfums de Marly.

After the 2 initial sprays I could state immediately that it smelled "veeeery gooood". As time progressed, I begun to wonder about possible similarities , raising questions of where have I smelled it, what does it smells like, if I have this scent already but under a different brand... because it really does smell good, but not unique. Does it smell familiar?... similar to which perfume?
As the fragrance starts to settle, I get hints of perfumes like Eau de Cedrat by L'occitane, Dior Hypnotic Poison, Ajmal Evoke Silver... Well, it makes me remember those perfumes, but not being really similar to none. Just some common vibes at the most.
Finally the inevitable comparison makes itself evident. It really smells like Armaf Craze, or should I say, Craze really resembles to Pegasus, as the Marly scent preceded the Armaf scent by 5 years... so where are the differences?
- The first one is evident without even smelling the fragrances. Craze has probably the ugliest flask of this industry, and Pegasus has one of the most elegants.
- When you compare the scents side by side, you end up noticing that the notes are similar (actually the same notes) and the evolution of Craze seems also to be a copy of the Pegasus evolution (a Xerox copy in fact).
- I may also add the usual bla-bla-bla, by adding that Pegasus is more performant, creamier, smoother, less synthetic, with more performance, and so on. Yes all that is true, but the main difference resides in the 6~7 times bigger price of Pegasus, besides the already mentioned bottle elegance.
The drydown is also a reminiscent of the previous findings. Craze does not last as long but both scents are virtually identical. At least the people around you will not notice the difference.

About the Pegasus evolution I may had that it opens spicy and slightly citrusy, to reveal some moments later a heavy bittersweet almond with a fougére touch. The drydown sustains the almond scent now more sweet with vanilla and framed in a smooth amber and woody background. And with 2 sprays you carry this marvelous scent for an entire day, with a strong projection for 3+ hours and a top sillage that may fill an average room. SSpray your jacket or sweater as well and you're set for 48 hours. Amazing!

How does Pegasus handles math?
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Scent opening............9.25
Scent Dry Down.........9.75
Longevity (h) ..............9.25 (Up to 12~14 hours with 2 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................9.25 (up to 10~12 ft sillage and 3.0 h projection with 3 sprays)
Versatility....................8.5 (above average but not really for the Summer)
Usability......................8.5 (Everywhere except hot indoors & outdoors)
Compliments..............9.0 (Attracts a lot of compliments, especially from the ladies)
Uniqueness.................9.0 (This fragrance is almost unique if you forget its imitator Armaf Craze)
Quality.........................9.0 (quite high)
Presentation..............10.0 (a matter of opinion, but very nice and manly in my opinion)
Price.............................4.0 (€145 for 125ml non tester + taxes)
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- Average:.........8.68/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion about Pegasus from Parfums de Marly:
It's a natural compliment getter, easily satisfying even very demanding wearers. Very good presentation, top quality ingredients, excellent blending, If you like very sweet & spicy fragrances with a very interesting bold almond note, you may have found one of the best.
Recommended? Yes, if you are comfortable with the price tag. Armaf Craze is very similar and costs 7x less.
Blind buy worthy? Not with this price! Try it first.

Music: The Hollies - "Pegasus"
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Jamie2896

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Metallic sweetness
To describe the fragrance with a short sentence in advance - it smells like the bottle looks, namely heavy and very metallic.

For me, the fragrance begins with the metallic sweetness of bitter almond and a few fresh notes that remain in the background throughout the fragrance. He reminds me (as one of my previous speakers already mentioned) of the - here at Parfumo not so popular - Armani Code Profumo and comes damn close to this as I think. I'm surprised that this one isn't listed as a fragrance twin. It actually reminds you of Reflection Man -> A mixture of both would describe the fragrance well.

The shelf life is very good, I actually smelled it inside myself all day long. But the Sillage is not as strong as other perfumes describe it (imagination?). It is there, but by far not room-filling.

I think the target group is very broad, I think that this fragrance can be worn by young and old. Since it is very warming, I think, one should not necessarily use it in midsummer days.

Conclusion:
Since I've only tried Pegasus and Layton from PdM so far, I can say that Pegasus is definitely a fragrance to try, as it's very pleasant, warming and sweet. Personally I can recommend to everyone to compare it before with the Armani code Profumo (price difference!), since the two come very close to each other in my opinion. However, I like to smell both scents very much.
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UrbanMonkey

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Greatly helpful Review    25
Pegasus a star in the sky and a gun in his luggage
Pegasus by Parfum de Marley is the only perfume for men that I have given four times the full 10 points here and it is not even my signature scent.
It doesn't take much to rate the durability and Sillage at 10. The Sillage goes loosely into the 2 meter area and the scent fills a room easy. The durability is also extremely good. Not an Aventus terrorist, but the latter is also more of a 15 than 10.
Both are there at Pegasus, what many people only dream of with other fragrances and where it has to be to get the best mark.
The motto: "The scent is good but it would have more [...]" does not apply here.
Pegasus fulfills this preference with a shrug of the shoulder. He's banging his ass off. He's not a beeper. He is a Superböller D+ from Poland and also there illegally went out under the counter. What do you want more?
In addition you can always wear this fragrance!
Outside, club, gym, summer, winter. Anyway, he always leaves. Only in the office I would distribute only a splash over the fingers carefully on the neck places.

Pegasus is reminiscent of Kouros in terms of shelf life, sillage and character. Real "Inyourface Mathafakka" perfumes.
What should I say about the bottle: World class! Silver, stylish, heavy and of high value. A real eye-catcher and for people who don't know sniff scents an instant attention magnet.
So already times 3 x 10 points en passent loosely collected. Life is easy.
Now for the fragrance:
I smell an incredibly fresh and light cumin, which I usually use in my mojo sauce as an ingredient to eat Canarian wrinkled salt potatoes. But it's finer, softer, not so striking. Spicy, light and inyourface but not stinging.
Never thought something like that could smell so good in a perfume. It smells bright and fresh, a little soapy, but not negative soapy. It's not an old men's soap scent.
This nuclear explosion unfolds within seconds in the whole room when sprayed on and immediately initiates the 3rd World War.
The bergamot is also there at the exact smell, but is almost completely covered by the delicious caraway.
What a top note!
This remains linear for at least one hour. When you walk through the city with it outside in winter, the smell rises again and again into your nose. That's the '80s and '90s feeling. I know such things from Kouros the old Fahrenheit, Trussardi Uomo or the still masterful Davidoff Coolwater.
That's what a top note has to be like. Do not immediately forget to take one over a longer period of time and make yourself noticed. Already here I can only say ten, ten, ten.
What's going to happen now?
In the drydown the amber and vanilla get really horny together with the lavender and almond from the heart note mix to an erotic cocktail. This is really really delicious what smells there. I'm not a fan of Amber, Ambra, Ambroxan and so on. Anyone who has read my comment on Baccarad Rouge 540 knows this. But this amber is not an original animal amber, but only hints at it. That's what makes it so damn good smelling. That's what I would have wished for for B540.
Pegasus is a masterpiece.
The only reason I don't wear it every day is that wearing Pegasus is a challenge. I must be in the mood to attack my fellow men or the neighbouring countries with this scent. So whoever wants to attack,
i can only tell him:

Everybody should try that!
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DerDefcon

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Yes Moin, bitter almond! You can't be smelled.
Before I talk about the scent characteristics and my evaluation in this regard, I would like to inform you in advance that this scent radiates unbelievably well in all directions and is also perceptible for a long time.

The Opening:

The opening is very fresh in my eyes, but also loud - very loud. The bergamot does a good job here and can wake you up even at uncomfortable times. A short time later the companion, who is responsible for the fact that the scent is not quite so my case, joins in. We are talking here, as the title already suggests, about the bitter almond and yes ... it lives up to its name. For me this is simply too much and in combination with the still strongly projecting bergamot too unpleasant. I can therefore understand one or the other who is talking here about a - please take a look at the statements - scent for chemists. I hoped that something would change in the olfactory picture and luckily it did. The base note begins and the vanilla finally provides some warmth and security, but unfortunately it can't compete with the power of the bitter almond. This still pushes itself strongly into the foreground and provides for the "metallic" smell, of which one or the other speaks here. For me, however, this olfactory picture is rather of synthetic nature, which unfortunately also pulls down the vanilla, which is good in itself.

Conclusion: Pegasus can't convince me. Durability and sillage are absolutely top, but the strong stinging note, caused by the bitter almond, is something I don't like
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SunnySmiles

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Greatly helpful Review    7
As fabulous as the eponymous mythical creature?!
Yesterday the winged little horse from the stable of the dear "Noche27" reached me in a nosedive.
One spray on the forearm and he gallops directly into my olfactory center.

First impression: Powdery - please not too "female"... but this impression disappears quickly.
It unfolds a wonderfully aromatic aroma of bitter almond and sandalwood.
The fragrance is relatively linear and offers an absolutely high quality sandalwood with an impressive depth and complexity.

No peppery scratching, no dusty wood shavings. Pleasantly creamy sandalwood with a bitter-sweet touch... TOLL!

Definitely on my wish list and definitely recommendable.
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AnjaTom

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The third in the alliance...inspires me most...
...and is for me also the best!
Yes, for me it is the most beautiful fragrance of the brand Parfums de Marly! Why?
First of all, I love Herod, Layton and Pegasus! Also the Layton Exclusif definitely has its raison d'être!
So why Pegasus? Why not Layton or Herod?
For me Pegasus has simply combined the most important points for me:
PROPERTY and at the same time MAINSTREAMING!
Yes, in principle all 3 have that, but PEGASUS is for me additionally the most UNIVERSAL of the three!

Of course there are alternatives (Hartley and Reflection Man), but the Pegasus has that certain something for me.
By the way, I also have the Reflection Man and find both different enough to own both.
Hertley's somewhere in the middle...

I don't know what the scent is, but Pegasus gives me this metallic cold in a very special way, but it's still warm, hard to describe!
Is it the bitter almond or the helitrop? I don't know!
But it's perfectly tuned for me. He will always have a place in my collection.
As already written, if I had to decide for a PdM...then it would be PEGASUS!

Anyone who likes PdM and doesn't know this fragrance: Test it!
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Kostas

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Greatly helpful Review    24
Watch your step! Chief's coming!
My first comment, and it probably doesn't tear out positive trees....

Our boss doesn't show up too often. Maximum 2x a week. Busy man. At first he often stood in front of us in a surprising way. Silently and inconspicuously appeared, almost like a ninja. So he disappeared a few minutes later. These times have changed because he has apparently discovered a scent for himself that works like an early warning system for us. At the beginning he only left a pile of Sillage - sometimes for minutes, although he was no longer present. If he enters the room he left before, there is first of all a greeting with a bat of smelling baseball. Often the question was "poah, did he shower in his perfume again today?" By now you know he's coming before you see him. The smell's in your nose before you can tell it's there. With the scent he would have been a bad ninja back then...

The joke is that at first I didn't know what kind of scent it was - the others didn't anyway, because they don't deal with scents. A) nobody dared to tell him that he should please use a little less of his perfume and b) especially I didn't want to ask what he uses - I'll call it discretion.

Some time later: I ordered a handful of bottlings - ignorant of how I am. Predominantly from Parfums de Marly. The Layton was really extraordinary, I liked it very much and hoped for more good scents. Godolphin was one of the candidates, Herod also joined in, Aventus von Creed was also allowed to take a seat. Two Tom Ford fragrances were also there, Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanilla.

But of course one of them was not to be missed: Pegasus. And he came with timpani and trumpets and played a whole orchestra on his own. I had this scent in my nose the whole time, with an almost insurmountable and not to be ignored penetrance. Suddenly I had a big aha effect. "Damn, you know that smell. Oh dear, you know this scent only too well!". Alarm lights went off, as with the said early warning system.

To get back to my boss: I think or no, I know by now that he certainly won't start tomorrow by beheading hundreds of bottles, tipping them into the tub and then bathing in them. This scent is just like that.

But what does the abstract description "just like that" mean? My modest nose says extremely fresh, almost clinking cold. It's absolutely room-filling, almost biting. Unfortunately for me it goes too much into the metallic and hardly changes - in my opinion. From 0-100 with metallic freshness in the face and remains felt eternally on the accelerator pedal. I was able to see it on my skin 16h later, which impressed me deeply, but PDM is known for its enormous durability. But unfortunately it is not one of these fragrances, which I would like to call my own for me personally.

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QuercusAlbus

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Bright & Rounded
The aroma of this is very bright, & also very rounded in the sense of there being no sharp corners or vorsprungen (somehow that word seems to fit better than 'prominences'). It' s one of those 'fumes that seem °slender° on first assay, but transpires well hefty in course of actual wearing; & it's a long time ago now that I learned not to be putten-off by that, whereas had I not learnt it I would have boughten ~Layton~ instead.

I do think this could plausibly be deemed an °oakmossless chypre°. In its particularities it is a tremendously unique fragrance; and I wonder whether its uniquity proceeds from the use of the bitter-almond (presumably cyanide-free (otherwise the IFRA ^might just^ get involved!)) ; but whatever it is, the synergy of it and the lavender engenders a really quite lovelily astringent quasi-chypre effect. And the muskiness is 7 to 8 on the muskiness-richter scale, and a surpassingly thoroughly polished & spirity muskiness at that!
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JosephAzzato

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the only Niche fragrance I need!
this is an all time best! It is the only Niche fragrance I am willing to shell out a Niche fragrance price! I have how ever found a true clone! so I no longer have to, but with any fine art collector you prize your original pieces!
If you have not tried it then please get a sample it saves you alot of money when shopping around for a new fragrance especially in the Niche market!!! and never try a clone assuming it's the same without trying the original first!!! Pegasus is not just a cologne it's a master art piece of extreme beauty! from the fragrance to the bottle!!! Enjoy!

Joseph, God Bless
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PaPaSmurf

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strong one
when i used it i felt Orgasm ..
it's really has the charm of men. you all have to try it.
that's what I've been looking for ..

thank you....
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Statements

AmberScent 149 days ago
It's very aromatic with the heavy almond note but also sweet and resinous. It does recall other fragrances but with a heavy concentration.+3
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Carlitos01 8 months ago
It opens very spicy; moments later reveals a bittersweet almond. The bottom retains the almond and adds vanilla, amber and cedar. Supreme!+5
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Odysseus 3 years ago
Very similar to Reflection Man and Le Male. Not original and inferior to Reflection Man. Very long lasting with great projection.+5
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Lexa 3 years ago
Wow! Superb! Almond,Vanilla,Sandalwood,Lavender,so round and creamy,so...beautiful and equally unisex.can't take my nose of my wrist.+1
Aclapes 3 years ago
One of the strongest perfumes I tried in terms of performance. It's no joke!+3
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