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    Good news for my basenotes friends

    I know a few of you have been following our pregnancy, so I thought I would share the news.
    My son Joseph Robert deCillis was born Wednesday, April 21st at 1:49 p.m. EST. He was 7 weeks premature,...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur versus L'Anarchiste?

    well... I'm bringing a filet into a conversation about sirloin... but I might suggest Mazzolari Lui if you can find it... Caron's offering can be found very cheaply, MR (although gorgeous for a...
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    Re: Danger's of one house collecting!

    don't feel like a noob my friend... I was in your shoes a bit over a year ago, and my annual voyage has put over 200 different fragrances on my dresser at different times, most of which were niche...
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    Re: S o t D ~ 16 February 2010

    laddm this sample is lasting forever



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    Re: Which Amouage do you recommend?

    I agree with XXV... complexity without compare... goes on smelling like grandpa... if your grandpa was the richest sultan on earth :)
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    Re: Terrible opening awesome drydown

    Asprey Purple Water - 409 meets lysol meets rotten orange at first, but wait... angels swimming amongst lilies an hour later
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    Re: Most Melancholy Fragrance?

    I absolutely second L'heure bleue... easy to wear by a confident man... beautiful in its misery, I love the rainy days that warrant its heavy application. It is a sadness that will make you smile...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 4th February 2010

    l'heure bleue and it's perfect for the weather



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  9. I'm with dimi.... Labdanum ho! and the bottle...

    I'm with dimi.... Labdanum ho! and the bottle is exquisite
  10. Re: How Much Money Is Your Fragrance Collection Worth

    in the past year I've probably spent much more on postage swapping frragrances than acutally purchasing them... shipping overseas costs me about 20 bucks a bottle, and even domestic shipping...
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    Your personal developmental 180

    As established or mature as we may think our noses are, there has to be a few fragrances that we once loved and cherished, only to find that a month, a year, or a decade later merely sniffing the cap...
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    Re: What would James Dean wear?

    I promise I'll do it justice my friend.... I'll even send some pictures time and again to let you know it's doing okay and has found a great home :)
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly moved you

    Montale Attar and Rose 31... I had never been a sucker for roses, but these led me on a rosekick that lasted months... most recently SL fumerie turque has been my goodnight scent that leaves me...
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    Re: Where is your "first love" frag now ?

    oh crap.... so many for so many years... i guess i'll try the timeline starting at 8 years old (my nana bought me the entire coty collection for christmas and i've been enthralled ever since)
    80's...
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    Re: Juciest Scents

    herrera chic is pretty damn juicy... and quite cheap
  16. Thread: Your Top 5

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    Re: Your Top 5

    oh hell why not
    no order, and it's still 100 degrees outside
    Green Irish Tweed
    Jaisalmer
    Purple Water
    Fumerie Turque
    Encre Noire
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    Re: 30 second cologne video

    i've been depressed all day, and that was the perfect medicine thank you so much!
  18. Poll: Re: Scent Synchronization Day Autumn/Spring 2009 - Tiebreaker!

    the black hole sucks everyone in :)
  19. Poll: Re: Scent Synchronization Day Autumn/Spring 2009

    haha my event horizon is tied for the top again!
  20. Re: Scent Synchronization Day Autumn/Spring 2009!

    i'd go encre noir :) i love black holes
  21. Re: What fragrances are you considering for purchase?

    just bought l'anarchiste and getting ready to buy L'artisan tea for two... next up I'll indulge in my le labo fascination and get I39 and R31... after that who knows?
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    Re: "Chill-out" scents for night at home

    i always spritz a bit of my new samples before going to sleep... for one it reinforces their potential longevity and two it's not too late to shower everything off if I really don't like it
  23. Re: Out of all your bottles, what's THE BEST in your collection?

    cold night - santal noble
    hot day - asprey purple water
    making love time - mkk
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    Re: Similar scents to Paul Smith Story??

    i'll swap you my bottle if you want... doesn't get much attention from me anymore
  25. Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I have been wearing the sh!t out of Asprey Purple Water this summer. Starts out with a soul elevating citrus blast and cools down to a wonderful indolic floral. Makes me smile whenever I put it on
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    Poll: Re: Michael Kors or Nicole Miller

    both are relatively inexpensive... both will garner compliments... however :)
    nicole would probably make others want to sleep with you
    Michael will make you ignore others and want to sleep with...
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    Good Golly, you must have a shit ton of money!!!
    That looks alot like my mortgage payment
  28. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    my review of Michael speaks for itself... hell yes!!! I do have to admit that it hasn't gotten much play over the summer do its nuclear fallout sillage (very heavy and strong, albeit amazingly...
  29. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    choosing one fragrance to live with for the rest of your life... i would compare it to finding your wife or "soulmate" ... it takes a long time, a lot of effort, and the willingness to...
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    Re: AT LAST, I think I've gone CRAZY!!!

    the first time I wore MKK I had that same sort of experience... nothing amazing on the spritz, but throughout the evening I became more and more "aroused"... needless to say I had to wake up the...
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    Re: Live Jazz or Versace Eau Fraiche?

    if you can stomach coriander/cilantro then definately go for the live jazz... if, like me, that note makes your stomach turn go for the versace.... better yet go for st dupont noir and thank me...
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    Re: Scent Association Thread

    vera wang
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Summer is F'n hot in Florida this year (duh)
    Asprey - Purple Water (almost every other day)
    Cacharel - Nemo
    Bulgari - Aqua
    runners up
    CN - Scent
    Montale - Fougeres Marine
  34. I'm baaaack!!! Salutations my beloved brethren!

    Well I've just spent the last month moving my family across the state due to job relocation... I admit I keep forgetting how time-consuming moving is, and how much $$$ it takes to uproot and reroot...
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    Re: Does anyone like Clive Christian???

    After reading this post I checked my bank account and realized I had blown my mortgage payment... but it was a good post and worth reading again after I sell some plasma
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    Your "truest" tobacco fragrance

    Not one you've heard about.... not one you've read about... one that you have experienced firsthand and thought "my god this is amazing"
    I know it's the middle of summer and not the time to look...
  37. a couple of beers = strange fragrance comparison?

    a few swaps ago I got a bottle of Donna Karan Fuel (I was sad that it no longer came in the crazy bottle shape but whatevs...) I can't help it but after a couple of post-work beers I've come to the...
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    Re: Help me decide ...

    L'i E... monster sillage, massive projection, and ridiculous longevity... those three attributes are also the things to watch out for... in warmer climates the beautiful beast can become a...
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    Re: What is a good 'Winter' Cologne?

    the only fragrance in my wardrobe that I've been holding onto for the sole reason of wearing it in Florida's two week winter is...
    Winterstar by Michael Storer... it will not work at all for...
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    Re: Help with a uplifting morning scent...

    Asprey Purple Water...

    Get past the first five minutes and you have a wonderful summer fragrance.... not too citric, not too floral, and not a trace of leather, incense, or other heavy oils that...
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    Re: Lavender for Summer?

    I second O&C whole heartedly... Even in the dead heat it still manages to be refreshing... Caron is okay with a light hand... with a heavy hand you might as well go outside with a ski mask and a...
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    Re: The Most Sensual Fragrance Poll!

    well... you have to be careful with that because about a month ago I wore my girlfriend's Lolita Lempicka to bed, and lo and behold when I woke up the next morning I had grown a vagina... shocked...
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    Re: Favourite reviewers

    although we sometimes disagree I would have to throw my hat in for....

    My beloved Dimitri because he was my initial support on this website and he is so passionate about life
    Vibert
    Trebor (you...
  44. Re: Seven New Montales at Luckyscent (large sizes)

    disclaimer...
    those with epilepsy should not view Aromaerotici's signature in any way, shape or form... failure to adhere will result traumatic death
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 17 June 2009

    90* F and 90% humidity
    A perfect day for Asprey Purple Water
    Grapefruit, mandarin, and indolic white dreaminess
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    Re: Help needed with what to get next?

    I bought Lolita for my girlfriend and it smells divine on her... I would be a tad careful during the summertime because it is very thick and sweet and might get cloying if oversprayed
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    Re: The ultimate 'this' smells exactly like 'this' thread

    Dk Fuel smells a lot like Joey deCillis wrist for men...but only right now it will probably smell different tomorrow morning
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    Re: The spice note you like least

    CORiaNDER... as much as I love fresh cilantro in cooking, it seems that every scent I come upon with coriander somewhere in the pyramid turns me off immediately... because of this strange...
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    Re: S o t D Monday 15 June

    It's too F"n hot out already...
    today I just wanna smell like "baby"
    Costume National Scent
  50. Re: Suggest me few good scents for my wardrobe guys!

    hmmm.......
    Costume National Scent
    Asprey Purple Water
    Montale Fougeres Marine
    Carven Homme
    Kenzo original
    Creed Erolfa
    Allure
    a few to look at
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    Re: CHANEL Egoiste and YSL Opium.

    I would have to go with Egoiste... Platinum is a little bit "bleh" in my opinion, but there's something about Egoiste (when worn in the right weather) that makes it incredibly magical... Opium on...
  52. Thread: love affair

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    Re: love affair

    basteri you have just blind bought a bottle for me... i'll send you the bill
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    Re: 4.2 oz Michael Kors at Amazon is bad

    what is the return policy at these places??? tbh the only time I've dealt with an online retailer was one of the few chances fragrancenet had a batch of encre noire, and my juice was fabulous... ...
  54. Re: Best Fragrance for Passing out Drunk during the NBA Finals

    wow lord forgive me for my double entendres and cynicism
  55. Re: Best Fragrance for Passing out Drunk during the NBA Finals

    No Kobe's new fragrance is called Therapist pour lui... supposedly it is supposed to conjure images of sitting in a couch having hypnotherapy done to forget that you were assaulted by a high profile...
  56. Re: leathers leathers leathers: Knize Ten Golden Edition

    the ghost is back... if only for a minute
    sometimes i miss the old scoundrel
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    Re: Pierre Cardin: An old friend comes home

    I did... but only for a moment... I love my gay moments :)
  58. Best Fragrance for Passing out Drunk during the NBA Finals

    it sems like if hed to mng drkns befur th gm fo i wntd to no wich was the bstest culugn to wear be4 i fll aslep tonight
    go Magic!
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    Re: Scammer warning???

    wow... wish I could help but everyone has been a gem so far, and that includes you mr tracerbullet!!!
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    Re: Baie de Genièvre pronounciation

    leave it to the romance languages to make "a small piece of shit" sound sexy... i speak fluent italian, french, and spanish... and it amazes me how some phrases sound as if they were out of an...
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    Re: Dreamer - how many sprits?

    3 to the chest after you get out of the shower... two to the wrists after you put on your clothes... 2 to the front of your neck and 1 to the back of your neck... two to the shirt... two more on...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents - Edition II

    The all-star of my collection.. the penultimate eau de toilette
    http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll217/decillisjl/edt005.jpg
  63. Poll: Re: Where do you visit most on Basenotes? (Other than the Male Fragrance Discussion)

    swap threads... as of late I wear a fragrance a few times, get bored then boom... off on the swaplist... Christmas Day Syndrome to a T
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    Sticky: Re: whats a good frag to impress girls

    big "......." will get you anywhere... big phallus big wallet big attitude big smile big anything... just make sure that your fragrance makes you confident... there's nothing like pouring on some...
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    Re: Acceptable Ladies Fragrances for Men?

    I'm 6'3 and 240 lbs of pure man :) I wear the wife's stuff all of the time especially Lolita Lempicka... although I might have gotten a few quizzical glances from other men nobody has ever attempted...
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    Re: worst spray mechanism EVER?

    if it was only 1 or 2 creed's I wouldn't necessarily make an issue out of it, but to have consecutive bottles (GIT, SMW, OS (original santal and orange spice), MI, and Erolfa) all having the same...
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    worst spray mechanism EVER?

    I know most people will go with Bulgari Black... My bottle is absolutely shot and if I want to wear it I have to spend a decent amount of time decanting it. I would have to give a close second to...
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    Re: Carven Homme

    The best fragrance I've ever bought for under 10 bucks... in fact probably the best fragrance I've ever bought for under 50 bucks... you will never see this on my swaplist :)
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    Re: Fragrance for a supermarket visit

    I've been wondering what fragrance to wear before I take care of #2 biology... I was thinking Dzing to compliment the experience, but then again maybe I should wear a frag like Clean to compliment...
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    Re: I'm looking for MINT!!!

    St Dupont Noir starts off with a very dry subtle mint, which then falls wonderfully into lavender, cashmere, and precious woods... Although it is in my swap list I do turn to this oftentimes for a...
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    Re: Raising a future generation of Basenoters

    Gracie is sampling Egoiste, which she says smells like "lots of really pretty flowers" while Jakob is sampling C&S Frankincense and Myrrh, which he says smells like, I kid you not "grampa's church. ...
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    Raising a future generation of Basenoters

    My kids are always mesmerized when I get a new fragrance in the mail... partly due to daddy's excitement but also because they have become accustomed to trying out daddy's new "smellgood"... Call...
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    Re: Shipping fragrances and "the truth"

    the only problem I have seen is if you say "I am shipping an X ounce bottle of cologne", and you are shipping intl, is that they say they cannot do so due to those mediums being "truck shipping"...
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    Re: Shipping fragrances and "the truth"

    ... so what I'm really saying is... what is your response to the LFH question?
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    Shipping fragrances and "the truth"

    "anything liquid, fragile, or hazardous"? Who has heard that statement and made a universal reply? As this is a public forum details aren't entirely necessary, but I know that deep inside there is...
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    Re: Shalimar Edp just went to the top !

    why wait... i know you smell amazing... and i'm possibly hundreds or thousands of miles away... talk about sillage :)
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    Re: Price =/= Quality

    Carven Homme = gorgeous at 20$
    Creed Himalaya = "a monkey f@#*ing a football at 150$
    very hard to distinguish monetary value vs. perceived value

    I'll take the Carven and five tanks of gas please
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    Poll: Re: Which one of these fresh citrus frags?

    not I... though surprisingly I happened upon a website recently that listed all of the main fragrances "celebrities" wore... I would say at least a third wore some sort of Clean concoction... ...
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    Re: what do you smell like?

    I am always in a restaurant, so after work I smell like a menagerie of spices, proteins, sweat, oils, pastries, and quite literally the kitchen sink... I know that a fragrance is a hit when my...
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    Re: Encre Noire with a kick!

    Encre Noire+LL Rose 31= continuous intercourse, with someone else of course
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    Re: Fragrances that have actually made you ill

    you should have tried out for the now defunct fear factor... I couldn't even watch people eat blood and shit let alone do it myself
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    Re: Fragrances that have actually made you ill

    I'm really not kidding... I was so shocked at the feeling that even after washing it off the smell was stuck in my mucous membranes making my head swim... It wasn't even like smelling vomit or...
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    Re: Appalling Experience with Macy's SA

    I would've found out where her boyfriend worked and beat him up instead for dating a stupid b*$@&
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    Fragrances that have actually made you ill

    For the longest time I thought that fragrance induced nausea was just a psychosomatic reaction to scents that people didn't really care for. Previously I had come across a gargantuan number of...
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    Re: Michael for Men Vs Tommy Bahama

    just different strokes for different folks... some use the left hand, some use the right hand... i'll go with using both hands :)
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    Re: Michael for Men Vs Tommy Bahama

    I own both... Michael gets MUCH more play... not that TB is without its merits, but Michael is magical
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Best - wow a whole bunch of blind buys, but I'd probably give Bulgari Aqua the thumbs up because it's the only one that still sits comfortably in my rotation
    Worst - Creed Himalaya... it's not the...
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    Re: Nicole Miller for men...any thoughts?

    obviously a question of tastes, as this definately fits into the syrupy thick boozy fruit laden demo, but I have to admit that I'm quite fond of it. To me this is more of a "fun" scent than an...
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    Re: John Varvatos and the salty effect?

    the last thing I would think of in describing varvatos would be salt... more like sugary booze
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    Re: Best scent ever

    hmmm... when my girlfriend gets "very" close... close enough to have my freshly spritzed Michael all over her chest.... that is some good stuff
    Best I have ever smelled on another
    Patou pour...
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    Re: Summer Wardrobe Help

    sometimes summer is the time to really bring out the heavy hitters just to see how dynamic a fragrance can change depending on the humidity... I wore Michael yesterday just to see how it would work...
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    Re: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent is a masterpiece?

    wow this thread is making me want to get hammered... mastepiece? no.... really great smelling aoud wannabe with monster sillage and longevity? yep
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    George W Bush
    Adam Lambert
    The new Star Wars movies
    Nikon D50 Camera
    the new facebook

    oh wait we were talking about fragrance disappointment

    1. Himalaya... there should be no "Him" in...
  94. Re: The fragrance that suits you most and anosmia

    very strange... I find myself sometimes so depressed that those around me cannot enjoy what I can definately smell myself, and at the opposite end of the spectrum sometimes the most compliments are...
  95. You know you've been on basenotes too much when...

    Last night I had a very odd dream... I have never sampled Shalimar, have never seen the bottle, and until stumbling upon this site I had never even heard of it; in my dream, however, I had a...
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    Re: Need Help Choosing A Cologne...

    VPH for sure
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    Re: A*Men VS Lolita Lempicka AM VS Rochas man

    I love and cherish A*men, but I think Lolita for women is an even better gourmand, and is easily wearable by a guy
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    I would be extremely jealous of ME

    I just got a bottle of L'Instant de Guerlain... not the EDT, the EE aka EDP version... it is definately the real thing, as I have tested it against numerous samples I have of both... I did an...
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    Re: Tommy Bahamas for men = CdG2

    my first foray into TB world was the original based on the fact that my ex was eerily willing to do whatever it took whenever I wore it... after trying all of them I would say that only the original...
  100. Re: Reactions to Perfumes - Headaches, Sneezing and Stomachaches

    Luckily I don't get any adverse health effects from any fragrances... however; I do get a disgusting headache and stomach issues from reading some of the ridiculously sh@tty comments a relative few...
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