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  1. Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts - Laid Back

    (Original post here from May 27th, 2008.)

    One of the bigger enablers for a perfume enthusiast is the semi-ghetto establishment known as TJ Maxx. Unfortunately for me (and my wallet), for the past year Iíve worked next door to one. Normally itís a bunch of crap inside, Colors, Wings, Adidas Rehash 7,652. The usual bargain bin stuff. But ours gets some more exotic stuff in every now and then, from YSL to Thierry Mugler to some of the more popular Kenneth Cole products (always for ...
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  2. Unforgivable - My Gateway Drug

    (Original post here.)

    Itís a bit scary to realize that at this point Iíve only been a fragrance enthusiast for about six months, and my collection has amassed to 34 bottles. And probably that many samples. How it started was simple, I ran out of my usual cologne (Polo Blue) and was looking for something new to try. Being the good boy I am, I got on Amazon and looked at best-sellers and took down a list of the top 20 or so bestsellers and took off to Paducah with list in hand. ...
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  3. Mugler Cologne - The Muse

    I just got stuff straight with the University of Louisville. That doesnít sound like much but itís taken about a month of steady correspondence with UofL to assure that I could go back; indeed today I was on the phone with 5 different departments for about 2 hours, trying to figure out why I could register for the Fall but not the Summer semester.

    But now everythingís straight. And it was entirely my own doing; my fatherís been in Florida for weeks so Iíve been getting everything in ...
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  4. Aramis Havana - The Legend And The Tragedy

    (Original post here.)

    A sad truth in the fragrance world is that the public, by and large, has awful taste. Mainstream garbage like Acqua di Gio is regurgitated endlessly by the media, the marketing teams, and the public itself. A fellow Basenoter once commented on the fact that he was once locked in a meeting with 10 Indian men; 6 of the 10 were wearing AdG. Nothing against Indians either way, I do find the demographics to be very interesting on this stuff (maybe the subject of a future ...
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  5. Clinique Happy - Perfume For Ninjas

    (Original post here.)

    Happy was one of the initial three fragrances that started me on this journey (along with Unforgivable and Armani Code). Happy and Code were on the Amazon Top 20 in menís fragrance and me, not knowing where else to start, took that list and started hitting up stores and crossing fragrances off the list.

    My thought process at the time was that Happy was unlike anything else Iíd tested; that is, it was much more subtle. The orange juice gives you a ...

    Updated 26th May 2008 at 04:34 PM by bluesoul

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