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  1. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    On the topic of niche. I totally agree with you tspencer.

    In fact, we've had discussions like this in the past on the forum. How I consider fragrances houses like Samba, Cuba, dare I even say...
  2. Re: Sean John Unforgivable - anything similar?

    smells more like Usher UR to me
  3. Re: Sean John Unforgivable - anything similar?

    OP Juice
    Curve Wave
    Beyond Paradise

    all smell similar imo
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    Re: New Fragrance: Polo Red Extreme

    This sounds delicious!
  5. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    I think GIT is the universal choice niche fragrance for all ages.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    Those who don't like this, or even love it, but want something similar. I highly recommend Hanae Mori HiM EDT, not sure about the EDP haven't tried it. The EDT smells quite similar to Gucci pH II,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

    Really been digging this lately.

    https://www.wisdomproducts.com/images/products/8339_4711-2.jpg
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Ok so, I wore this again today to work, and my thoughts have changed a bit. Since somebody mentioned the TdH comparison, I TOTALLY get that. It's TdH DNA written all over the opening. The scent...
  9. Re: 4711 Maurer & Wirtz "exclusives", anything worth trying?

    Thank you.

    I was more talking about the newer ones.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Maurer-%26-Wirtz.html

    More specifically, the non citrus dominated ones.
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    Re: Top 5 Niche house

    Tom Ford Private Blend
    Diptyque
    Creed
    Serge Lutens
    Hermes Hermessence
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    Always liked the smell.. just not on my skin. Smells like jello, black tea, and pepper to me. Sort of a "foody" scent without being gourmand.
  12. 4711 Maurer & Wirtz "exclusives", anything worth trying?

    Just wondering if anybody has tried the rather extensive catalog of flankers to 4711. The White Peach & Coriander looks kinda good, I haven't really seen a fragrance (or in a long time) with peach in...
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    Re: spring fragrance

    This lasts 30 mins max. Plus it's pretty simply. It just smells like bergamot and neroli oil combined.
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    Re: spring fragrance

    Infusion d`Homme by Prada is your answer.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Prada/Infusion-d-Homme-3794.html

    Prada in general makes many good, high quality Spring fragrances IMO. Not fruity...
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    Re: Best Cedar

    Tam Dao is good, although I get more sandalwood and ISO E than cedar.

    Also, a very underrated gem, Wild by DSQUARED². I mostly get ISO E, which smells like a smoother cedar to me. There's a lot...
  16. Re: What is the most crowd-pleasing scent from Amouge?

    I haven't tried Reflection, but it seems like the answer. Jubilation XXV although incense which can rub people the wrong way is a crowd pleaser for me, I've gotten a couple compliments from people in...
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    Re: NEW: Aether - Methaldone !

    Sounds quite interesting. Looks like a new bottle style too.
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    Re: pinaud virgin island bay rum

    This is a great bay rum, easily my favorite from those I have tried, and it's the least expensive. I really wanted to like the C.O. bigelow one I bought, but i ended up selling it as it came off very...
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    Re: If Shalimar had a male version ...

    I love Shalimar, but I can't stand Habit Rouge. Nevertheless HR has some similarities. They both utilize a ton of notes. I pick up on the same type of leather and vanilla in both of these. Shalimar...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

    http://parfum-webshop.hu/custom/parfum-webshop/image/data/issey-miyake-bleue-eau-fraiche-edt.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

    duplicate entry
  22. Re: YSL La Nuit - Is it still worth getting

    TBH it smells the same to me. I have a bottle where the batch is from 2011, and I smelled it Sun at Sephora on a strip and it smelled the same. So I dunno what everyone is gossiping about. Has anyone...
  23. Re: Cartier Declaration D' Un Soir Vs Intense - Which one gets the most love?

    Didn't like the original. Swapped it. Smelled like pesticides. Never got a compliment with it either.
  24. Re: does anybody know a fragrance that smells exactly like burberry london?

    I've had some bottles for 15 years and they haven't gone bad. If you store them properly, basically away from direct sunlight, keep the caps on them, keep them away from moisture, you are golden.
    ...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    I've used up most of my decant of this. Haven't received any compliments.

    I'm still sticking to my assessment that this is just a cross between Ferrari Silver Essence, and Halston Amber.
  26. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Le Male Capitaine Collector is all I can think of right now. The bottle is awesome.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.25584.jpg

    I rarely wear it though, and actually prefer Cuba Gold, as it's...
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    My updated favorite dry downs:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Burberry London
    A*Men
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Rive Gauche pour Homme Light
    H.M. (edt)
    Arpege pour Homme
    MIP (edp)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th February, 2017

    http://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/69542m.jpg
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    Re: A*Men's reformulations

    I opened up my A*Men 1 oz metal flask today. The juice inside is greenish blue with fairly big particles floating around. There was no code on the bottom, but there was one on the back of the bottle....
  30. Re: does anybody know a fragrance that smells exactly like burberry london?

    If it's your signature scent and you buy 20 bottles, there's no way you'll ever use them all up before a reformulation. You probably won't even use them all up in a life time.

    The biggest problem...
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    Re: A*Men's reformulations

    Pretty sure mine is the original. Like you, the juice has turned greenish blue in color. It's a 1 oz bottle inside a 1 oz metal flask, extremely rare to find the metal flask in this size. My guess is...
  32. Re: Club de nuit intense man vs creeds aventus

    I'd go into more detail, but I have done this before already. There is an entire sub forum for Creed Aventus at the top of the male discussion forum page. There's a thread that's 20 pages long on...
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    Re: Which TDH should be my next?

    I don't like the original EDT at all. I have tried countless times to wear it, and it just doesn't smell good to me. Last time I revisited it was from my sample, and this was a few weeks ago. I...
  34. Re: Is Aventus worth buying if I own Bvlgari Extreme?

    Are you talking about Man Extreme, or pH Extreme?

    In any case, the 3 are nothing alike. Completely different openings. pH Extreme does have a grassy feel to it, which I get from some batches of...
  35. Re: Club de nuit intense man vs creeds aventus

    Sadly I like CDNI more than Aventus. At least CDNI is consistent. Yes the opening can be harsh, but it's really not as bad as people make it out to be. Layer it with Demeter Pineapple, and I...
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    How have you smelled Viking? I thought it wasn't out yet.

    nvm.. post was self explanatory, lol. Long day
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    GIT
    VIW
    SMW

    Honorable's: Himalaya and Aventus.

    I'm probably in the minority with Aventus. Thing is, I don't like the difference in batches. some Aventus' I've loved, others I have hated. It...
  38. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    I couldn't agree with you more.
  39. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    Not so much vanilla, but tonka. Although the 2 can get mixed up. The tonka here is very smooth, so it comes off as more vanilla to me. In sort of the same realm with Rochas Man, but I prefer this...
  40. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    Cheap is not a negative adjective.

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    (of an item for sale) low in price; worth more than its cost.

    If anything, this is positive. Hence why there are so many "recommend me a cheap fragrance...
  41. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    I'm reading this thread's replies, and I don't see why it's so hard to understand OP's question. He is asking what fragrances you like that smell cheap. Stuff that isn't artistic. Often linear stuff....
  42. Poll: Re: Help me to decide my next blind buy (Poll)

    I've only smelled Encre Noire Sport, out of those.

    I don't think it's suitable to blind buy, unless you've tried/like the original. It has a lot of the original in it, but it's cleaner. It has a...
  43. Re: You have 3 chances to convert someone in to a fraghead, which 3 scents do you let them smell?

    A*Men
    Fahrenheit
    GIT

    Although I definitely 100% agree with Pure Malt, because it actually did get 2 of my friends more enthused with men's fragrances.
  44. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    I think that's a fair assessment. It has a lot of the original's DNA in its dry down. It's still going strong on my skin too.
  45. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    It's definitely a coffee dominated fragrance. I also get a lot of tonka though. It's not a very natural smelling coffee though. The dry down sort of smells like Rochas Man.
  46. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    So I got this today, and I have to say, this is good stuff.

    I see why Rich, and Busblind like it so much and praise/recommend it to others. It has a lot of the DNA or the original to me (which I...
  47. Re: Worth Spending $10 to take a flyer on Tommy Hilfiger's "LOUD"?

    About as unique as Cool Water
  48. Re: does anybody know a fragrance that smells exactly like burberry london?

    Nope, trust me, there's nothing out there, except Burberry London Special Edition which smells like a lighter version of it.

    Varvatos Vintage has kind of the same Port wine type of smell, as well...
  49. Re: Worth Spending $10 to take a flyer on Tommy Hilfiger's "LOUD"?

    There's no smell of rose in this. It's straight patchouli, and a watered down patchouli at that. I guess if you love patchouli it's ok, but other than that, it's probably one of the worst releases...
  50. Re: I'm considering "binge-wearing" scents.

    I know I am already spoiled. I can't do it. The most I can do is 2-3 days in a row. Even as it is now I still only rotate through about half my stuff, if that.

    I have however been binging with...
  51. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    Oh ok, I didn't pay attention to your whole post. Ya this is a tough question.

    I think I'm gonna have to go with Raw Vanilla though.

    Oh and 2 honorable mentions - Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island...
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    Re: Re Classified fragrance house?

    I think they may just be limited to China.

    Maybe if any of our BN'ers in China can stop by on this thread, and let us know if anything is worth seeking out? :grin:
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    Re Classified fragrance house?

    Has anyone ever heard of this brand? I stumbled upon them by accident. They have a lot of releases, but like no reviews. It came up when I was looking at Taste of Fragrance as something similar to...
  54. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    Can it be something that was cheap and isn't anymore? (But I got it when it was cheap)
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    Re: Best Coffee

    True. I tend to forget about this one. It's kind of hard to recommend, because although it smells amazing (and is my favorite Mugler release), it has a strong top not of chili/paprika, and I think...
  56. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    A decant solves the problem.

    Limiting what you own because of longevity issues really limits you a lot. You're missing out on some good stuff.
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    Re: NEW : Burberry Mr. Burberry

    I see why this has it's little following. it's a nice fragrance. To me, it has that Burberry DNA, it smells like a fresher, less cloying version of Touch, with some added neroli or orange blossom,...
  58. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    You have a fragrance in a bucket!?
  59. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    It doesn't help much that the atomizers I use give out sprays as good as atomizers on some top bottles. If you know the plastic atomizers I am talking about. Sadies on ebay is a big seller of them,...
  60. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    Maybe that's it too. Mine is the 2.5 oz bottle. I bought it from ChuckW on here a number of years ago.. not sure what year this one came out in, but I do believe they stopped making it in the 2.5 oz...
  61. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    I haven't ruled that out either. Although where I work, in close proximity to many people; with a scent like Vintage which is probably one of my complimented fragrances ever, but seems to be only...
  62. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    There's plenty of stuff, both niche and designer that aren't fresh, that have crappy longevity.
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    Re: John Varvatos Platinum Edition - ?

    This is very nice, and very niche. It opens up with a lot of vanilla, but not a sweet vanilla, actually it has a strong resemblance with Hermes Vanille Galante, with that medicinal rubbery smelling...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite John Varvatos?

    I think it's coming in the mail today or tomorrow. I'm sure if I find it really good I'll post in a thread on it on here, or start one. JV house does have some good very underrated stuff. Unique yet...
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    My bad, you're right. I have the older bottle style though. Wonder if they differ, scent wise?
  66. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    I normally don't reapply. I prefer to just wear an entirely different fragrance once my first one wears off. But. I knew Vintage wasn't gonna last long so I brought it with me to work. I didn't think...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Damn. I started to type it all out with percentages, amounts left, unboxed, or NIB, etc. Wow that's gonna take way too long. So instead I will just type what I have back ups of.

    3 Arpege pour...
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    Shame this was discontinued. I guess bad sales.

    Does anyone know if Kouros Silver is the same thing as BK?
  69. Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    Today's SOTD was Varvatos Vintage for me. Sadly I reapplied it 7 times, about to be 8 sitting here at the computer, as I crave the smell again. I burned through an entire 10 ml decant of it today,...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    True. I remember this. I stocked up and bought 3 bottles, still have 2 left. Not bad though since it's one of my favorites.
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    Re: Have You Ever Done This? :)

    lol ya, the burn hangs in there a while.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    I emailed Mugler the other day. Odds are it will take them 6 months to reply, like always lol
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Too early to tell, it will depend on sales. My guess is that it will flop in stores, because it's unorthodox. Yes, many of us may find it amazing (me I could take or leave it), but we make up for a...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Still haven't worn it yet again since my last post. I will say that I work in a job now where I am around a lot of nurses for many hours of the day. Usually the compliments come from older nurses....
  75. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    I had a bottle of Black Oud, the one that was compared to Tobacco Vanille for a while. OMG it was horrid, I mean unreal. It's funny cause now it gets compared to Musc Rav, which is another fragrance...
  76. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    @ OP Buysblind, the reason I made this list was because it seemed easier to point out those who houses who DO have a signature feel, than those who don't sadly. Your thread really got me thinking....
  77. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Oh how could I forget one of those obvious ones..

    Hermes - I can ALWAYS tell a Hermes fragrance, cause of JCE's footprint. He does things a certain way. He takes synthetic ingredients and makes...
  78. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Thank you for clarifying. You never miss a beat.

    @Suspended. Like Buysblind says, certain houses probably get their ingredients from certain places, and stick with those places, because A. it...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    lol ya. It's not just that thread. Addressed with a certain arrogant demeanor, if you read his posts. Not to mention all the trolling.

    I find it misleading to others to have a post like this with...
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    Re: The new Mugler A*Men for 2017: KRYPTOMINT

    Ya, tell me about it. The leather in it ruins it. It's so pungent and chemical smelling.

    A smoother leather would've made this one a star.
  81. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    We'll likely be in touch then. I have a TON of stuff I need to start decant swapping (more). I'll never wear all of this in a life time.

    I will let you know what I think about the Play Intense...
  82. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    Smelled it. I got no coffee from it. No tobacco either from what I could remember. Just a sweet-ish, subtle woods, with some grapefruit on top and a little spice. Very common smelling.
  83. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    Oh lol.. serves me right for not reading. I usually read, but was tired when posting this. :embarassed:
  84. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    Examples of popular houses that do have distinctiveness in their catalog:
    Creed - Ambergris, and that common metallic thing going on, most fresh frags, nothing really dark.
    L'Artisan - Middle...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    You show no proof, other than your opinion. It's in stock on the US website. Calling people idiots who disagree because you have no proof doesn't validate your opinion. At least an email or an...
  86. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    Damnit Rich, now you make me wanna buy Play Intense! Tried it a while back got poor projection but good longevity. I remember it having an orange note mixed with cocoa.

    Anyways, trying to still...
  87. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    You may like Angel Schlesser Essential. It gets compared to Inside Man.

    I can tell you though, from personal experience.. Essential is very smooth, but I don't get any real coffee notes. Just a...
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    Re: Azzaro Night Time ?

    Didn't care for it. I do know it's dirt cheap online. I see the 1.7 oz bottles for like 10 bucks all the time.
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    Love it. It's like a light Lolita Lempicka with that smoldering marshmallow note like in Tobacco Vanille, then with some spice. Has a mace note which, I have only smelled pepper spray a couple times,...
  90. Re: Why Do Tobacco Colognes Have To Be So Complicated?

    Hmm, have you tried Havana or Herrera for Men. These are both like textbook reference tobaccos. They're also inexpensive. They may come off as "old school" because they're just tobacco mostly,...
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    Re: Ideas for a Niche Date Scent?

    LOL true. Plus don't forget to buy every batch of Aventus.
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    Re: Ideas for a Niche Date Scent?

    I wouldn't wear anything by Slumberhouse on a date lol. Well I haven't tried them all, but those that I have tried smelled extremely "tree" like. I don't think a woman could appreciate it, unless...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Cherry Coke

    There's probably something niche that smells like Cherry Coke, niche caters to a different demographic, and have something for everyone's fancy. Also Demeter Fragrance Library probably has something,...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    Well.. usually if a fragrance gets discontinued it's not available on their website.. maybe unless they are trying to sell leftover stock.

    http://www.muglerusa.com/fragrances-men/m4100/

    I'll...
  95. Re: Which cologne should I choose for my boyfriend in this Valentine ?

    Ya true. But not when I know I'm wrong.
  96. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    +1 Givenchy
    Also Burberry, Diesel, YSL (aside from L'homme flankers, and even those don't all smell similar), Lanvin, Azzaro (although some remind me of others from this house), Diptyque (If I...
  97. Re: Which cologne should I choose for my boyfriend in this Valentine ?

    No.. I just find a lot of your posts ridiculous.

    From Google: "Actually, overweight people sweat less than thin people. The subcutaneous fat under the skin reduces the proximity to the sweat...
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    Re: The new Mugler A*Men for 2017: KRYPTOMINT

    I wish I got mint in Pure Leather! Pure Shot too. Both of these are snooze fests to me sadly.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite John Varvatos?

    Also.. i sort of figured Vintage would dominate this poll. I think I would like it more if it had better performance. Although it is pretty unique, others remind me of it. Burberry London, CK Shock,...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite John Varvatos?

    Ya I saw you said it's prob in your top 30. I remember watching your top 200 or 100 or whatever video some time back, and was waiting for those top 20 to come up. I'm sure me like everybody else on...
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