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MichVaillant 8 years ago 1
Dior Fahrenheit knock-off
Not to be confused with Versace's Metal Jeans, this is a Dior Fahrenheit knock-off. The quality, longevity and projection are not as good as those of Fahrenheit, obviously; but the price is also far from what you would pay for Fahrenheit, perhaps about one tenth, or even less.
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MichVaillant 8 years ago 3 1
Not much different and not better than the original Ungaro III
Parfum Aromatique is not completely different than the original Ungaro III. (My reference here is the "reformulated original," as I have not experienced the "original original" Ungaro III.) This is a fruitier version of the original, which itself is quite fruity; so, brace yourselves. If you do not like fruity fragrances in general, you might even find this a bit cloying.

Projection and longevity are not great, to put it mildly; not even as good as the "reformulated original" Ungaro III. However, things are probably not as bad as you might think at first, since this seems to be one of those fragrances which smell less to you than to those around you. If you are like me, and wear fragrances for your own enjoyment first and foremost, this may be an issue.

This does not seem to be readily available; at least it is not as plentiful and cheap as the reformulated Ungaro III as of late 2014. Considering the availability, the poorer projection and longevity, and that Parfum Aromatique is not completely different than the original Ungaro III, my choice between the two would be the original.
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MichVaillant 8 years ago 1
Yet another JPG Le Male wanna-be, fresh vanilla concoction...
This is yet another JPG Le Male wanna-be, fresh vanilla concoction, (along the lines of Cuba Gold, Fujiyama Gentleman, and Cadillac Black,) and not a particularly good one, I am afraid. In fact, I would argue all three above are better than man.aubusson Intense. (Cuba Gold and man.aubusson Intense are available at US discount fashion stores for marginally lower prices than Fujiyama Gentleman and Cadillac Black; however all four are so affordable that I cannot see price being the deciding factor when picking one among the four. I also saw a three-piece gift set of man.aubusson Intense for exactly the same price as the EDT, but I do not know if that packaging is widely available.)
man.aubusson Intense starts off somewhat fresh, but not as vivid as the other three I mentioned, and pretty soon dries down to an ordinary, boring, cheap vanilla base. The bottle looks quite interesting in pictures, but in real life it is one of the cheapest-looking, (and indeed, possibly the most cheaply-made,) bottles I have come across.
In all fairness, I have to state that my bottle was made in the US. I know that there is a France-made version of man.aubusson (the "non-intense" version), but I do not know if there is a France-made version of man.aubusson Intense. If there is, it might be better than the version that I have.
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