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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    I'm assuming its the cardamon but it stayed spicy/cedar (when I say spicy it was almost peppery...a scratchy. chemical type of spice) for quite a bit of time and then died and I got the faint rose...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    The more I test this, thee more i like it. Wearing it on one arm right now. I always thought the EDT was nice but there was something always keeping me from buying it or really wanting it...a harsh...
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    So after my above review I wanted to go back and test it more on my skin. It's so strange to me. It was fresh for 5 minutes and now it is a spicy cedar with alot of spice. A very chemical spice. Not...
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    Lucky you!!!
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    Re: Stephanie's Top 3 sexiest fragrances

    I'll never get that time back ...but I enjoyed parts. First it made me want to have a drink. Secondly she is very attractive. Third, I cringed every time he sprayed a card. He soaked it with 3 sprays...
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    That's all I got out of it but hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    Please don't take this rudely, I respect everyone's tastes here and know it's subjective. But I love suntan lotion and daiquiris too but don't want to smell like them. Grab some Banana Boat SPF30 and...
  8. Re: It's cheap, it's crude, it's simple, it's common, but you can't get enough of it!

    I wouldn't say crude but purchased Curve recently and could not stop spraying myself. Longevity on new stuff not great but for price I was refreshing and loving the hell out of it
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    Re: Signature Winter scent

    Agree with Hednic. I'd do none off your list and go Burberry London for Fall/Winter. JMO
  10. Re: Ever looked at all your fragrances and thought I don't like any of it anymore?

    Just the past two months. I sold every bottle I had...not many 7-8...except Burberry London. Even ones I purchased in that time got resold quickly. I'm a little burned out right now and actually have...
  11. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven. Back in the day while sampling a ton I wore this one with pride and wife and her sister were disgusted with it like I was some rum soaked bum
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    Re: Creed GIT - First impression

    That may be it. I know when I tested it again this time, prebuy, I barely had a faint amount on me and it took a long while before the "good" part I liked came out. By then it was very much a skin...
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    Re: Creed GIT - First impression

    I'll be the contrarian here. First off I love Creed as a house...safe niche that is up my alley. As a loyal CW wearer in the 90s who got 100s of compliments, GIT should be a mature version I...
  14. Re: Mont Blanc Individel...best value frangrance?

    I saw this yesterday at Ross for cheap. Is it really worth it? I read conflicting reviews on the sweetness of it and though I like some sweetness I don't want an overload
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Congrats Chuck! We got a late start in life and will be married 10 this year. 10 years and a 3 kids to catch up quick :)
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    http://i65.tinypic.com/24277kp.jpg

    No this wasn't a want I pined for. No I'd never tested it. But while at Walgreens today on the way home I was walking by their counter and all Nautica was on...
  17. Re: Best smelling summer niche scent (crowd pleaser)

    I'll give a hot opinion on GIT. I've purchased it twice in the last two years and both times sold it. If you get just the right about on you it can be great. Other times it smells like an overly...
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    Re: Popular vs personal taste...

    I want to make this simple as I can babble. I like what smells good to me. Popularity has never mattered. I honestly like many more designers more than niche and the niche I like is...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Thanks! It has a nice Fall feel and for being so cheap it really did test for a good 6-7 hours on my skin. I don't get a true oud but it does have an original Varvatos feel to it, as I saw in some...
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    I don't know but my favorite and in my eyes the best they made was Jeans Couture in the tacky green bottle. It was like a bad movie that became cult. Look at reviews and it got hate but the same word...
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    Re: fresh fragrance with depth

    AdG Profumo

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Parfums de Marly Galloway (not a fave that I tested but definitely fresh with depth and seems to have a trail)
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Cheap and not much but the girls were shopping for lotions and I got this wash/cologne combo and a blue body wash for free

    http://i63.tinypic.com/9hqp7t.jpg
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    Re: An Itchy Trigger Finger

    20 is too much. Just is. There isn't an EDT out there that needs that. The most is 5 and I'm usually at four...wrist, chest under shirt, shirt and back of neck. You have fatigue. Others are...
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    Re: Armani Fragrances?

    Mania is my favorite
  25. Re: Recommend me a "white" and a juicy fruity frag?

    Bolded was my first thought
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Yup! It lasts forever on me and I definitely have to gauge how much to spray or it will be too much. Really enjoying this the last couple of days! Glad I picked it up

    As for those talking about...
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    Tested this on paper yesterday....3 times. What am I missing? I could barely get a whiff and when I did it was a light floral. The lady helping me and another guy were talking about what they smelled...
  28. Re: What was the last scent you fell REALLY hard for? Is it still a favorite?

    Thanks man! Glad you're back and here.
  29. Re: What was the last scent you fell REALLY hard for? Is it still a favorite?

    Wow, someone with so much time on their hands they set up a troll account for a fragrance board....and they've posted almost 60 times. Mods check recently banned or people who love be on a blow up...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Absolute

    I tried this today. I'm not sure what to say. I guess its full of Oud but reminds me of Oud Wood by TF without the distinct oudness. This just reminds me of "woods" or woody in general. To me it is...
  31. Re: What was the last scent you fell REALLY hard for? Is it still a favorite?

    The last was TdH where I wore it probably 75% of the year from what seems like 2011-2014...don't hold me to that time frame :)

    If you are asking today what the next might be... it might be my buy...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Chuck, I was in the mood...since I've been cutting back,..to find one go to designer for Spring/Summer that I considered just class. I tried Bleu and every new one out there..Ultime, and even some...
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Just purchased this today. I was in Niemans and skipped Creed and TF. Tried every designer they had...again...and nothing compared. Forgot how much I love this. Class in a bottle. This may be the one...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Just got this beauty. Forgot how much I love it. Could be my go to for Summer..and beyond

    http://i65.tinypic.com/2j2f1o3.jpg
  35. Re: Defining "Sexy" for Male Fragrances - an Observation and a Question

    :) I don't know, I mean look at my rocking avatar..lol. I think I've held up pretty good for 46. But in my 20s I was probably sexier, sure...maybe... Honestly though, CW was new, many people I knew...
  36. Re: Defining "Sexy" for Male Fragrances - an Observation and a Question

    Piggybacking on my earlier post, the only scent I've ever worn in my life that got the "you smell so damn good/sexy" for years at a time was Cool Water in the 90s. Wore it for close to 7 years...
  37. Re: Defining "Sexy" for Male Fragrances - an Observation and a Question

    I think fragrances can be sexy...right combo of notes...but the sex appeal comes from the person wearing it. My wife thinks Burberry London is sexy on me but I wouldn't say that scent is sexy. The...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport '12

    Yeah, it is the only one I like out of the line besides Sport..not as much...but the iris is done right and it still maintains a "heavy" feel while being light for Spring/Summer, if that make sense....
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport '12

    Strange on Eau. I get easily 8-10 hours in warm weather. It's incredible longevity wise.
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    Re: Fragrancenet is too much of a hassle.

    I only purchased the GIT from there and it was excellent service. Ordered, shipped and to the door in a week.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    This, though my number is 5 and at this moment I have 2 after selling 5
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    Re: Do you spray perfume on your hair?

    Yes, back of my neck/hair. Have done this for years to add some longevity after it was discussed here. Nothing happens that is adverse.
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    Gotcha and I really enjoy it! I know many don't but I've always enjoyed Versace offerings.
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    Allure though is Chanel. But the thought still makes sense.
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    Seems Dylan Blue is a specific blue used in fashion...or a name used in watches

    http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/mobile/sunglasses/RB4186MALE007-dylan-blue/713132581100
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    Re: Complete U-Turn on.......

    TdH EDT. When I was newer here I tried it and my first reaction was "what the heck, how do people like this." Then when it got cold out something from that testing stuck in my mind..the woods...and...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances based on seasons?

    Yes I do! Burberry London types in Fall/Winter and aquatic/refreshing types in Spring/Summer
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Well...not Fruity Pebbles...but I do get a sweet grapeish smell that I sometimes get with the GIT/Cool Water type fragrances. Not the same but similar. I love cedar and I think its just the...
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    Re: spoiled by niche?

    Actually a little of the opposite. I spent my first two years here being a sample whore and testing everything. Realized I really do enjoy many designers and many niche houses...not so much. But when...
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    Poll: Re: Bond no.9 - Vote for Your Favourite

    Bleecker St hands down
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    Re: Your favorite fresh spicy/woody fragrance?

    See and I'm the opposite. One reason I love TdH is the versatility for hot and cold weather and the main reason is the woods. The woods stands out from the word go and is blended nicely with the...
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    Everything..starting to hit my second 4 yr lull in 8 yrs. Got Bond Scent of Peace and returned it. Purchased Gray Vetiver..gone. TF Italian Cypress..gone. GIT..gone. Selling most of my stuff besides...
  53. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    Perfect word that I've used before. Scratchy or spikey or something in it that just irritates my nose. Haven't figure out what it is. I also saw Dior Homme above...no way that is safe and it has been...
  54. Re: Long Lasting Fragrance for Business Meetings

    I understand the love for Gray Vetiver here and it is classy but after owning it..and getting rid of it...I found that it does have a little part of it that can be offsetting so I'd be careful on it....
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    [USA] Re: SALE: YSL L'Homme Sport; Hanae Mori HiM EDP; Gucci by Gucci PH

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  56. Thread: USA:All gone

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    [USA] Re: USA: Hanae Mori HiM EDP; YSL L'Homme Sport and Gucci by Gucci PH

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  57. Thread: Lemon/Lime!

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    Re: Lemon/Lime!

    Tom Ford Azure Lime without a doubt
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    Re: traveling with fragrances

    I just throw whatever into my Dop Kit. Nothing fancy. As long as its under a 2 oz bottle I don't worry. This or samples. I've been traveling a ton and am TSA Pre-Check and never had one issue with my...
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    Re: Help to bubble wrap or not

    Not only do I bubble wrap but I then use packing tape around the bubble wrap to get it tight where there will be no movement/issues....never had issues with it crushing anything box wise. I'll even...
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    Re: Spicebomb Eau Fraîche ... thoughts?

    Not discount but could order straight from Sephora

    http://www.sephora.com/spicebomb-fresh-P394843?skuId=1625383&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p394843
  61. Re: Does anyone here NOT like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    To OP....yes I dislike it greatly and it's my least favorite of the line. That creamy lemon is overwhelming and cheap to me. Pledge on steroids. The first spritz is fine but I had to scrub this after...
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    Re: Altaia Yu Son EDP

    Just saw this...thanks!! No problem, you were just the only one who had a look at it. Sounds like ti might be good for this Texas Summer but I'll have to sample. Thanks again!
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend Spirit 2016

    Smelled this yesterday and I actually like it better than Legend. Takes out the complete overall "Fierce" comparison and ads a different freshness. To me there is a similarity to Lacoste Blanc....and...
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    Re: Does anyone spray in unusual places?

    I don't find it strange and I know others do it but back of hair/hairline..nape of neck..usually gets me a little extra staying power
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    Poll: Re: Best Male Fragrance

    TdH
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute?

    I was in Bloomingdales in Chicago today and tried this. I found it...horrible. I am reading y'all's reviews above and I get nothing but a strong powdery nutmeg that I found repulsive. I must not have...
  67. Thread: USA:All gone

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    [USA] Re: USA: Hanae Mori HiM EDP; YSL L'Homme Sport and Gucci by Gucci PH

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    [USA] Re: SALE: Tom Ford Gray Vetiver(price drop), YSL L'Homme Sport; Hanae Mori HiM EDP; Gucci by Gucci P

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    Re: Altaia Yu Son EDP

    Hednic, did you get this sample?
  70. Re: Imagine if we had a basenotes' members gathering

    Sorry to jump in late but agree with Chuck!! Love having you back and its awesome to see you Redneck!Hope you stay awhile buddy!
  71. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    Right. I have no problem with the idea that a scent might be commissioned for someone. I just don't buy the exaggerated stories that change with each SA
  72. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    1) I really enjoy most Creeds and they are one niche houses that fits my style really well!

    2) The history does make me laugh though because every SA has told me a different version. In Niemans...
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    Re: burberry london thoughts please?

    First off this is my favorite fragrance ever. It came out in 2006 and I got married in the Fall of 2006 and it was my wedding and honeymoon scent. I went through a large bottle quickly. Went on ebay...
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    Re: What's your favorite Polo.

    It used to be Modern Reserve but over the years I've leaned toward Blue, with Double Black being underrated too.
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    Re: Altaia Yu Son EDP

    No one else? Must be really new and not well marketed so far
  76. Re: Imagine if we had a basenotes' members gathering

    There used to be meet ups in different cities and people would review in threads with pics but I haven't seen this in a long while
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Disagree on that one. There has never been a formulation of Guerlains that I could stand. GV is way smoother and brighter. Easy to wear,

    With that said my favorite would be GV over the other ones...
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    Re: Altaia Yu Son EDP

    Hednic, looking forward to your thoughts! I love Men's Health and they have branched out over the years by adding some new designers and niche in their articles. So when I saw this mentioned in a...
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    Altaia Yu Son EDP

    Has anyone tried this. I searched on here and didn't find anything telling...unless my search skills are off. Saw in the new Mens Health they said it was their favorite cologne in one article. Sounds...
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    Re: best bond n9 for man

    Bleecker St Without a doubt.
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    Re: most worn May 2016

    Without a doubt

    Dior Homme Eau

    Nothing else even close.
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    [USA] Re: SALE: Tom Ford Gray Vetiver(price drop), YSL L'Homme Sport; Hanae Mori HiM EDP; Gucci by Gucci P

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  83. Thread: USA:All gone

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    [USA] Re: USA: TF Gray Vetiver, also (5/31) Hanae Mori HiM EDP; YSL L'Homme Sport and Gucci by Gucci PH

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  84. Re: Does anyone still fall for the shirtless guy/hot damsel marketing for fragrances?

    Never have I purchased a scent based on a TV ad, a celebrity endorsement or a hot girl on a guy model because he is allegedly wearing that cologne. I show up at a store, smell and go. The only ad...
  85. Re: How do you feel about the Lacoste line of fragrances?

    I had Lacoste Essential as my ONLY scent in early 2006 when I was going to my bachelor party in Vegas.(pre Burberry London for wedding scent) Loved that green juice but had to reapply a lot. Love the...
  86. Re: Decisions Decisions...describe your decision making process in the morning

    I think I'm a rarity here considering I only have 5-7 bottles at one time....and I really do mine seasonally. So I literally don't think about it much until I'm looking at them in the morning. Right...
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    Re: Creed...4oz Tester vs 2.5oz New

    Agree on the bolded. I love my GIT from Fragrancenet and the box and black bottle are awesome but the random plastic cap is so out of place, it is strange.
  88. Re: What would the summer version of Tobacco Vanille be?

    I'll preface this with saying that we had a thread a month or so back on MOST disappointing scents in our hobby and this was high on mine. I was extremely disappointed because to me there is almost...
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    Re: Your Most Disappointing Fragrance Brand...?

    Guess it depends on how to explain "disappointed." With perfumery being so subjective, I guess being disappointed for me would mean that the house doesn't produce anything I find "wearable" or...
  90. Re: Popular scents that everybody loves that you dont!

    All Dior Homme line except Eau and Sport
    LIDG
    LIDGE
    Eau Savage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Anything Serge Lutens
    A*Men and all flankers
    Bleu de Chanel (don't hate it, just doesn't work on me)
    Egoiste...
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    Re: Love The Smell Of Lime!

    I'm surprised at the VIW talk. Yes there is lime but to me you end up with coconut suntan lotion. Not lime shaving cream. Only one I've ever smelled that tagged that is Azure Lime
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    Re: Love The Smell Of Lime!

    +1. Very underrated and smells just like the old Lime shaving creams.
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    Re: Fragrancenet 30% Off

    Owned GIT in 2009 but didnt remember and almost everything else has been small decants. So I'm excited! Worked out well
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    Re: Fragrancenet 30% Off

    For those wondering on shipping, I ordered last Friday evening the 13th. It shipped the 17th and I got it today, the 21st. Really nice if you ask me and it was standard shipping. I'm assuming legit....
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances from high school.

    :) Correct-- 84-88
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances from high school.

    EXACTLY!!! Crusty green film
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    Re: Your favorite fragrances from high school.

    Yup, I even had a bottle that was a plastic splash...a travel bottle...and there was a green film that developed from where the splash top and cap were. I loved sniffing it. Did anyone else remember...
  98. Re: 5x "Generic" "Commercial" Fragrances That You Would Recommend

    I'll give it a shot with commercial, compliments, affordable and try to mix it for seasons

    Burberry London
    D&G The One
    Versace Pour Homme
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Mont Blanc Legend
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    Re: Scent of Peace For Him - Reformulated?

    It may have been the Juniper Berries. But your phrasing is dead on. Just overwhelmed with part of it that made the whole thing feel unwearable.
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    Re: Scent of Peace For Him - Reformulated?

    I got a bottle of this for my birthday in February. My wife had a sample too in case I didn't like it. I thought it was very, very strong. Like all day strong. Bleecker St is the same on me. I took...
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