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    Re: Voyou...wtf?! Seriously Guerlain?!

    Lacoste PH. The ingredients are slightly different--that licorice-candy note is ~ present in Voyou, the top of the Lacoste is fruitier, Voyou is spicier--but the structure is the same.

    Let me know...
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Kiss him by KISS
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    Re: Hello, coming out of lurking

    Welcome to BN, wildflowers!
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    Re: A fragrance for Kim Jong Un

    Set Sail South Seas for Men by Tommy Bahama.
  5. Re: Hi everyone--sort-of newbie looking for an accessible (non-niche please!) rosy men's cologne!

    I'm surprised Ungaro III isn't mentioned by now..
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    Re: Top Selling Female perfume in US?

    How 'bout Cartier Baiser Vole? She's got the EDT, EDP, and extrait concentrations 2choose from; U can even keep the bottle 4urself after she'd done;)
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    Re: Hugs & Kisses guaranteed

    My thoughts r the same. Though it fits my description 2at;)
  8. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    No, though I'm fond of many orange-centric fragrances, my favorites being MPG Sanguine Muskissime, Atelier Orange Sanguine (1st hr) & FM Bigarade Concentree. Moschino Friends always smells like...
  9. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    Dear 30 Roses,

    I think I'm primed after meeting ur prerequisites!

    Btw, Guerlain Las Vegas have had it in stock 4the past 2 wks now;)
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    MPG Grain de Plaisir (Seed of Pleasure). What's better: the celery note mixes well w/ Bloody Marys..
  11. Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier (for men, edt/edp, dated, soapy?)

    "Dated" & "soapy" 4 sure.

    U may want 2 give Agent Provocateur or Diane von Furstenberg a try if u wish 4 a more modern take on chypre.

    Btw, EDT always seems 2 work better on a man..
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Sunny Diane?
  13. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Mike was by far the best event organizer I have the pleasure of working w/ & flawlessly coordinated our congested schedule.. If my vote must go 2 someone else, I'd say let's try 2get the incomparable...
  14. Re: So, just which frags can you trust these days?

    I personally wouldn't trust anything save my nose..
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    Re: Old and new Grain de Plaisir (MPG)?

    I tried the new version w/in the last 24 hours & found the basenotes 2b nonexistent..
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    Re: Common Factor Between Derby and Bandit

    I'm wondering if recent reformulations could be to blame. I think u'd have better luck asking the guys @ Luckyscent.. They managed to find 2 bottles of vintage L'artisan Vetiver (circa 1978) just the...
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    Re: So are we officially back up and running?

    Until the next "unscheduled interruption" in the foreseeable future..
  18. Re: Le Labo, are they any good outside of Rose 31?

    Some1 4sure will nail me on this, but when I tried Santal 33, it immediately conjured up images of my 1st love; Gap Original, which is yet another stellar leather scent now sadly discontinued:(
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    Re: Best Casino scent

    Davidoff the Game; 'nuff said.
  20. Re: Is there a comparative graph of similar scents?

    Welcome, James Holder!

    I think parfumo.net has the graphs ur alluding to.. I'd still come to basenotes for detailed reviews, expert insights & analyses.
  21. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    I'd say Azzaro PH is better in its current formulation than vintage. The vintage formulation is milder and balanced and some say the current one is pretentious and drier. The vintage is indeed...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite lavender?

    +1 Yohji Homme, which I finally succumbed to over Christmas..

    Being a licorice lover, did someone forget to mention Hermes Brin de Reglisse?
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    Re: Found a couple of hidden gems today......

    Homme Exceptionnel is probably the best from the line; a tamer version of Gucci PH IMHO..
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    Re: Invitation to Fragrance project

    I love 2b the 1st 2review ur fragrances on BN.

    Just let me know how I can be of any assistance;)
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    Re: Peppermint/herbal fragrance

    Hey Kybid, I would of just tagged the following link in reference 2 ur master class on mint & call it a day:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/302378

    I personally prefer LUSH Dirty just cuz it's...
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    Re: Peppermint/herbal fragrance

    Uhmm, Heeley Menthe Fraiche? I'm surprised no one has mentioned it by now; many consider it 2b the niche version of Lacoste Booster.. Guerlain Mentafollia also has a few sprigs of mint tucked into a...
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    Re: Petrichor / Scent of rain

    Demeter Thunderstorm; just give it a shot!
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    Poll: Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    First come, first love..

    Rubber is an added bonus; love that smell of new tires!
  29. Re: More versatile "classic" for casual/daily wear: Vintage M7 or Chanel Egoiste?

    I'd say chanel Egoiste simply because I see M7 as mainly a cold weather/winter scent..
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    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    Just stopped by local Barney's yesterday to check on Borneo 1834; they don't have it in stock anymore:(

    I read it has similarities to Tokyo Milk crushed/bulletproof. Does anyone here feel the...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Just stopped by Dillard's last nite. They have the 1.7oz on sale for $49.99..
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I agree, there are few on par w/ Jacques Polge, the master nose behind the Chanel fame, or Thierry de Baschmakoff, master designer behind the Bvlgari bottles and The Different Company:
    ...
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    Re: Niche brands (quality/price)

    I'll go out on a limb & recommend Luckyscent's Decennial series. Price is decent 75ml/$150; both originality & quality r nonpareil. I'd like to hear from those who received the sample sets offered...
  34. Re: Are there any good niche fragrances that are distributed in Baltic countries?

    I know both owners, Franco & Adam, well enough from attending special engagements at their Scent Bar location & via online orders. Feel free to contact them: lucky@luckyscent.com & they'll always be...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I found Salvatore Ferragamo PH 2b exceedingly similar save 4 its fig top note, & it's readily available @ any nearby Marshall's.
  36. Re: Emporio Armani White is Apparently Discontinued...Help! :(

    Bimbon!!!

    That's the one I have;)

    KIT,
  37. Re: Hermessence Brin De Reglisse longevity issues

    Thank u, 30 Roses.

    I just smelled BdR 4 the 1st t back @ Hermes since its introduction. It appears saturated in licorice, almost to the point of repletion, followed by a strand of lavender(I...
  38. Re: Tuberose Question about Serge Lutens Cedre

    I'm a closet tuberose fan; I wear Fracas & Fragile in my own quarters. Cèdre "a big, wild-eyed tuberose scent (w/ an intent) to confuse the hell out of everyone."(This is the best review I've read by...
  39. Re: Emporio Armani White is Apparently Discontinued...Help! :(

    Thank u 4 sharing w/ us ur story, Mengels. I do believe I have an unused(& limited edition) hidden somewhere & ur thread prompted me to search it out. I hope to share ur enjoyment of this modern...
  40. Re: Vera Wang For Men & D&G The One; very similar?

    Vera Wang lasts too short 4me to even take notice of its similarity; if there is an apotheosis of evanescence, this is it.
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    Re: What are the Best Celebrity Scents?

    Power by 50 cents smells like Black XS to me, save for the citrus top note added..
    DB Homme doesn't resemble MJ Bang but rather, TdH(EDC)..
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    Re: I just want to introduce myself.

    Welcome, Mosaic! Have u tried Stella by Stella McCartney? It does come in EDP!

    As for Gardenia, pls allow me to refer u 2 a thread from couple weeks back:
    ...
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    Re: How unique is Bvlgari Black?

    Excellent suggestions. I've heard their similarities mentioned b4 but I personally never felt that way. Fahrenheit is driven by violets while in Dzing! I smell mainly something distinctly...
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    Re: A little advice perhaps.

    Yippie!! Basenotes r the best UK export since Beetles(let's just skip the Spice Girls;)
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    Re: How unique is Bvlgari Black?

    It was so unique back then, it has spawned a whole generation of copycats, most recently, Midnight in Paris & Tokyo Milk Bulletproof 45(different drydowns). I wore all three & MIP came out on top as...
  46. Re: My new summer scents. Can you help me adding some more names?

    AvoidVader,

    If u found mugler cologne 2b feminine, u'll definitely find eau de Lalique even more so on the feminine side. Even the details on the bottle denote a feminine appeal. As for the juice,...
  47. Re: My new summer scents. Can you help me adding some more names?

    AvoidVader,

    If u find mugler cologne feminine, u'll definitely find eau de Lalique even more so, & I'm ~ just talking about the bottle; imagine a
    Bulgari Omnia(original) EDC strength..
  48. Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    I thought all the testings were done during the focus group meetings.. that's why none of us liked any of them seemingly beloved by everybody else;)
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extrême

    Eau Sauvage Parfum has a semi-strong vetiver presence when I sampled it @ the Dior boutique during the Basenoters' Vegas Reunion.
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    Re: A little advice perhaps.

    Nordstrom's there carries an extensive line of Diptyque & Vetyverio is definitely worthy of sampling, which reminded me to get a fellow basenoter a sample..

    While in town, check out 1 of the 3...
  51. Re: I'm thinking of opening a decant website [UK]

    Dear 61824,

    Grant's email:

    grant.osborne@basenotes.net
    grant@basenotes.net

    I hope I'm not causing infractions by sharing his public emails online; it's Thanksgiving after all..

    I've...
  52. Re: I'm thinking of opening a decant website [UK]

    2 hands WAY up! U should definitely talk to Grant. If he'd allow u to partner this as free-of-service or even membership-fee based via basenotes, I think w/o a doubt it'll fly!! The recent struggles...
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    Re: About Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    I'm just glad that a bottle can be as easily found under $40 at any perfume stand as Grey Flannel under $14 @ any Marshall's/TJ Maxx..
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    Re: what makes you try new scents?

    Because I'm a helpless addict??

    Like looking 4 that perfect (golf) shot off the tee, few things r more pleasurable in life u wish u could repeat in the Open by urself..
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    Re: Similarity between Honour Man and TdH?

    Great answer, Gamma!!!

    I've tried the whole Amouage line back in '11. From what I recall, nothing reminded me of TdH. U should try David Beckham Homme & see if that smells like Honour Man & just...
  56. Re: Hermessence Brin De Reglisse longevity issues

    Paging Mikeperez23, where r thou? I can't seem to locate ur Brin de reglisse guest post on Helga's site. In that one, Ellena focused on the higher octaves of lavender absolute, which veer into...
  57. Re: midnight in paris 4.2 oz edt 2 pieces gift set for $50 at Marshall...good deal?

    I found its longevity suspect at best(8 sprays in 4 hrs) & much prefer Bulgari Black or even Tokyo Milk Bulletproof 45(albeit the drydowns r completely different). Will revisit again tmr..
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    Re: Rochas Man question

    I do not enjoy the dry down of Play Intense, which smells excessively synthetic even to my untrained nose.. I think Emilie Coppermann simply used up her cash allowed, perhaps the last straw b4...
  59. Re: Which Frag do you have the most bottle of??

    See below:
  60. Re: Help with body/room mist - bitter taste, dry mouth and sensitive tongue!

    .. sounds like ur having an allergic reaction to certain ingredient! DO NOT continue testing on human subjects, ESPECIALLY unsuspecting family members, who r most likely to share the same said...
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    Re: Samples to give away; USA only please

    You have a very kind and generous soul, Lisa!

    I wish u & ur family a most wonderful holiday season;)
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    Re: Molecule 01 - how many sprays?

    A tip I received from a fellow basenotes member(can't remember who): Try 1 spray 1st, wait 10-15min, then try another spray; it helps enhance the overall aura/effectiveness of the fragrance.

    It...
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    Re: New Hermes?

    Thanks, nano404, 4 coming 2 my rescue. I promised LT I'd have to learn French 1st b4 buying Le Grand Guide des Parfums on Amazon.fr published w/o his permission..

    Also, thanks 4 ~ sharing the...
  64. Re: The choices seem overwhelming. First, a story...THEN, a query. How many is too many??

    Welcome 2 BN!!!!! Now, to answer ur Qs:

    I stopped counting after I filled my fridges @ home w/ perfumes instead of foods.. now I'm eating out every nite:((

    If u wanna sell ur Givenchy Very...
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    Re: Rootbeer float fragrance?

    I actually prefer smelling like A&W than drinking them AND I just happen 2 know the perfect substitute!

    http://1000scents.blogspot.com/search?q=Boucheron+trouble
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    Re: DO NOT buy from Bestbottles.com

    Eggy,

    I made a confident referral to chillypenguin back on October 19, less than a month ago; I regret not to have heard ur testimony then..
    ...
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    Re: Kingdom by Alexander McQueen

    Yeah, good to have u back, Foeditus!!!! Long live Basenotes!!!!
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    Re: Kingdom by Alexander McQueen

    YES!!! That's the one I missed. I remember shaking hands while trying this on the back of it.. It was a memorable encounter 4 the both of us..

    Where have u been, Foetidus? It's been more than a...
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    Re: My thoughts on Dior and Chanel

    Dior is unquestionably the leader in innovations, despite rejecting John Claude Elena's "little bag of tea" @ the Fahrenheit meeting, if u haven't read Chandler Burr's book; the reformulations on...
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    I'm a big fan of soft suede/leather & I thought Le Labo Santal 33 has leather despite its sandalwood namesake. It turns out I may be right as a fellow basenoter confirmed my suspicion; the leather...
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    Re: Kingdom by Alexander McQueen

    KISS him 4 me is all about armpit sweat(clean), cumin & the backstage of a rock band..
    I wore it 2 a Guns & Roses concert recently. Fortunately 4 others, I was the only rocker/attendee b/c the...
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    Re: Le Grand Guide des Parfums on Amazon.fr

    Thanks Luca, 4 ur & TS' help in regards 2 the '09 index update: I hope Rien's now a member of Basenotes after POL's sad demise..

    Pls also reconsider, if ~ a new edition, an online newsletter...
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    Re: Recomend me a cologne with these tones

    Yes, I spoke to Mona @ Serge Lutens & she ships to clients as far as Dubai.
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    Re: New Hermes?

    Funny 2 c this post when on Sunday, I swung by Hermes & heard the gist of their perfume meeting just prior. It seems the decade- long weight loss in JCE's style has inevitably reached its nadir, as...
  75. Re: Guerlain Les Voyages Olfactives 05 Shanghai

    Mike,

    Thanks for providing me w/ the perfect Alibi 4 dousing myself in Shanghai("getting Shanghaied" as I called) during our Vegas reunion, despite Al Gae & Shiny Beast giggling in the...
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    Re: Spicebomb smells EXACTLY like ......

    Not sure, actor David schwimmer's mom is a highly successful corporate attorney who favors smoking cigar.

    I love our trenchant wit & keen observations however.
  77. Re: The Search for Green Tea Givco! Humbly Needing Help

    Greencourt,

    I had dealings w/ Vigon in the past which may come handy 4u. As Christ pointed out, Vigon has partnership agreements with both and Firmenich and Givaudan in which to market and...
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    Re: Hurricane Sandy frag?

    SL Iris Silver Mist.

    It's only fitting an Iris goddess should awake the perfect storm..
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    Re: Answer me this

    My professor always differentiated "pure coincidence" from "serendipity", which is a term given to someone who's constantly seeking out an answer and then coming across the solution by accident. Now,...
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    Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    I'm just doing public service announcement: The original Fahrenheit was fantastic with an overdose of a violet molecule which is now very limited. Without this molecule, you rip the spine of the real...
  81. Re: Hermèssence series now also in 200 ml bottles

    Decanting & pricing aside, I prefer owning 2 bottles of 100ml ad opposed to 1 200ml bottle due to air's propensity to break down chemical compounds over time. But I do own a 200ml eau de cartier 4...
  82. Poll: Re: 1 Million: closer to Le Male or Gaultier2?

    I owned Le Male & Gaultier 2 & sampled 1 Million. I disagree strongly on the similarities with either one. However. Smell is as subjective a topic as looks. I just spoke to a noted plastic surgeon...
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    Re: Rip Offs and Copyright

    I vividly recall taking a course on business law, during which the professor confessed perfumes/fragrances are outside the realms of copyright laws due to it "sensitive" nature.

    I personally like...
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    Re: Quantitative description

    Sorry, I didn't understand a single word u wrote.. Perhaps u should try digging into Luca Turin's the secret of Scent for the technical aspects. Charles Sell is mentioned by name in Chandler Burr's...
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    Re: Men Gardenia perfumes

    Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia
    SL Une Voix Noire
    Andy Tauer TBD
    https://www.tauerperfumes.com/blog/uncategorized/2012/09/an-inconvenient-formula/
  86. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Sorry to belatedly join the party. Fellow Basenoters know me know Giants are my 1st love & perfumes a close 2nd(GF refinishing a distant 3rd & that's why she's always whining;) I managed to find time...
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    Re: Help me pick a sandal wood

    I can speak for at least couple other Basenoters, notably redneck perfumista(RED), Al Gae & Shining Beast, whom I had the honor of trying out Santal 33 w/ during the Vegas reunion. We were blown...
  88. Re: Would it matter to you if other people couldn't smell your perfume, but you still could?

    If I alone understand Van Gogh/Picasso while no one else would, does that make me a very rich man? Not necessarily. Would you continue buying sthg you alone can't smell but everybody could? It...
  89. Re: Worst smelling cologne and fighting Zombies....

    Del, ur recent macabre review of the said fragrance inspired the little zombie in me;)
  90. Re: Worst smelling cologne and fighting Zombies....

    KISS him/her? I think even Knights in Satan's Service/zombies, deep down inside those rotting flesh & corpse, just want to be loved like everyone else..

    "When u rock at sthg, ur really giving ur...
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    Re: Kelly Caleche: EDT or EDP?

    Primrose, thank u 4 the Guardian article. I found the analogies entertaining & will keep it as a reference!

    In return, I found u a detailed(minute by minute) analysis of the EDP vs EDT below:
    ...
  92. Re: What is the next trend after Oud !? Im getting burned out, and quickly.

    Humm, after reading the following businessweek article. I suspect it'll be ambergris.. Synthetic.
    ...
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    Re: Kelly Caleche: EDT or EDP?

    Well, 1 can always blame it on"skin chemistry";)

    Along w/ Guerlain, Hermes has over a century's worth of ideas to offer, plenty to explore. I wish I had just stuck with them(and Chanel) from the...
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    Re: Question on the notes in Tiffany for Men

    I apologize in advance I'm stealing the material below from at least couple diff sources:

    Fragrances are always compared to music, with their notes and their development over time, but on occasion...
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    Re: Kelly Caleche: EDT or EDP?

    Funny I just posted this week in MFD my overall impressions of Hermes fragrances and, specifically, Kelly Caleche. I hope u don't mind that I just import it over for the sake of continuity..

    I...
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    Re: Question on the notes in Tiffany for Men

    I finally managed to reach 15.. After almost 7 years in Tibet..

    At this rate I'll never reach the minimum 50 threshold. I give up, 30 Roses..
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    Re: Travel sized frag bottles

    Brevity is the soul of Net..

    http://www.bestbottles.com/
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    Re: To the Terre d' Hermes Lovers

    I'll try;)

    I see where treeman is going w/ it. TdH in all its variations are tame concoctions when compared to knockout men's scents from Hermes' lore: the immortal Eau D'Hermès, Rocabar, Équipage...
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    Re: Question on the notes in Tiffany for Men

    Mr. Reasonable, where are thou? You're our resident Tiffany specialist..
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    Re: Spraying on the hair ?

    I started to grow my hair(to spray perfume) 3/4 years ago. Recently, I noticed substantial amount of hair getting caught in the sink/drain & possible bald spots; not sure if they have to to do w/...
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