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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    Thanks for the mb02 suggestion, I will try it. I had exactly the same reaction as you had with Le Male coming to it after a long time. However, it is too sweet/vanilla for me now anyways.
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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    Well said Indie_Guy, it is going to Bleu de Chanel. There is something to be said about fragrances that might not be earth shattering or ground breaking but can be pleasant for a wide variety of...
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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    :-), unfortunately it is I who will get killed if I wear A*Men. Thanks!
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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    I have Sycomore and have used it extensively. Great fit for the office in fall. Thanks.
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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately reminds me of Guerlain Vetiver, which I used to wear a lot so can't have this one.
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    Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    Hello all,

    Looking for a new fresh, crisp office scent. I know there is no one perfect scent, but the following scents have worked for me the past so looking for suggestions along these lines --
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  7. replacement for hugh parsons traditional blue

    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a fragrance very similar to hugh parsons traditional blue but available widely. I have noticed that 'traditional blue' has disappeared from nordstroms, the only place...
  8. Re: Suggestions for semi-sweet/woody/incense frags

    Great suggestions folks. Will be checking them out soon.
  9. Suggestions for semi-sweet/woody/incense frags

    Hi folks,

    I can find incense, I can find woody, I can find semi-sweet fragrances. However, I cant find a good combination. Looking for suggestions. What I have in mind is something along the lines...
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    Re: Tea is to Tea for Two as Almond is to...

    Rahat Loukoum by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Our combined ounces of juice...

    500 oz and I stopped counting...
  12. Thread: ...

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    Re: Millesime Imperial...A Marine Fragrance?

    Marine scents do need a bit of saltiness, I don't get that from MI. Erolfa has the saltiness pretty well structured. However it has the hellacious herbal note, I can't for the life of me understand...
  13. Re: Kikanfunogenkaiten: The point of no Return

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    Re: Oil Concentration of C&S No. 88

    Even today, a lot of people believe cologne = men's fragrance while perfume = women's fragrance. This might have to do with the fact that men's fragrances were traditionally aftershaves which are the...
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    Re: When's the best time for Route du Vetiver ?

    Some scents are meant to be strictly sampled. Can't imagine why anyone would want to wear this in public places.
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    L'Occitance - Eau des Baux

    Went to our local L'Occitane store and tested out the latest men's fragrance - Eau Des Baux. What a wonderful scent! The opening blast has the best cardomom concentration of any scent I recall. It is...
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    Re: Sillage and staying power of D&G ph

    Alas, if only the sillage and staying power were 2-3 hours ;). On me (and it seems on every other person), it lasts and lasts for 10-12 hrs.
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    Re: Millisime Imperial Top Note

    I agree. The marine top notes are quite irritating and somewhat ruin the experience for me. More along the lines of getting sprayed by sharp salt water, very natural (not synthetic) but still very...
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    Re: Notes for Murray & Lanman Florida Water?

    bergamot,neroli,lemon,cloves,cinnamon,lavender,rose and orange flower.

    -S
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    Re: Need a modern patchouli fragrance

    Cannabis Santal by Fresh Index
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    Re: summer incense

    Bois d'Argent
    Himalaya
    Padparadscha
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    Re: Hands down manliest fragrance?

    Another suggestion not mentioned yet
    New West by Aramis (Men)
  23. Re: Not another Rive Gauche Thread!...EdT vs. Inte

    For some strange reason Rive Gauche Intense = Barbasol original shaving cream. Can't get over the association. Must be the patchouli :-/
  24. Thread: Geranium?

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    Re: Geranium?

    I thought the Geranium refered to in perfumes was Rose geranium which gives a rosy minty smell. It was a fixture in the Victorian era and can be rightly refered to as "Old smelling". Some googling...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Giò clone?

    C'mon guy, just go ahead and buy AdG. You know you want it ;D ;D. If budget is the only constraint (in which case what are doing on this board) you can try Halston Unbound.
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    Re: Vétiver Extraordinaire - For Which Season?

    Vetiver root has been traditionally used in India during summers which can get very very hot. Water is sprinkled on a mat of vetiver roots and hung in front of doors and windows and the breeze sends...
  27. Re: Is there any way to know the "age" of a Creed

    Apart from the stored-in-an-arabic-hothouse, bogus historical claims and fakes, there is talk of Creed (from Erwin) having some Wine-like characteristics of aging and certain years being 'good' and...
  28. Re: Czech and Speak 88 or Bond #9 Bleecker Street?

    Assuming this is only for budget purposes, I would pick 88. It is a fairly distinct scent. Not to my liking but distinct and very high quality scent. As for Bleecker St, you can get Ralph Lauren...
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    Re: Top 3 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Frags?

    I would suggest

    Santal Noble
    Ambre Precieux
    Jardin du Nil
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    Re: Creeds from scentiments

    Scentiments is good reputable vendor. My himalaya was legit.
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    Re: Kuros - Just three notes?  

    Before some smart ass jumps in with the same old piss/urinal notes nonsense ::)

    Kouros Notes:

    top notes: artemisia, coriander, bergarmot, clary sage, laurel, aldehyde
    middle notes: jasmin,...
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    Re: Old Spice Originally for Women?

    From the link above.

    The buyers were enthusiastic about Schultz's ideas, and he came back with orders for products that didn't yet exist. He developed a fragrance from a memory of a rose jar his...
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    Re: Just not right....

    I remember when Dior Homme first came out, someone on ebay bid $130 or so for a 3.4 oz bottle which was double retail. Nevertheless, I think the auction above should have been a bummer for the buyer...
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    Re: Geir owners, I have a question

    Beware! Geir is a light oriental that confuses you into believing it is a fresh scent. It becomes worse in warm weather, apply more and it will be cloying.
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    Re: Polo Blue vs. Polo Black

    The iced mango note of Polo Black sometimes kills it for me. It is too sharp and astringent to smell. Personally love the cucumber basil combination of Polo Blue very aromatic and fresh. Contrary to...
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    Re: Help an untrained nose...

    Try the wiki listing under perfume. It has a good classification. Remember this isn't unique there are variations in classification for Male and Female scents. Different people and groups classify...
  37. Re: Sean John steals Milliseme Imperial! UNFORGIVA

    Never heard of this connection before. Which paco rabbane is this?[/quote]

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (1973)
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    I tried it the other day at Saks. It is a chocalate patchouli scent very reminiscent of Angel for Women. The patchouli is lot stronger in cannabis santal. There are some other notes but they are...
  39. Re: Well, I wore Bleecker Street today............

    Ralph Lauren Purple Label is the obvious inspiration. The leafy green-ness could be a factor. That being said, I agree it is an odd comment to make.
  40. Re: Sean John steals Milliseme Imperial! UNFORGIVA

    It is quite interesting how creed has an impact on mainstream men's fragrances. Now if unforgivable turns out to be a blockbuster it is an interesting trend --

    Kouros in the '80s derived from...
  41. Re: Dior's Eau Noire VS Chanels Bois des Iles

    Eau Noire's definitely a rich evening scent. Can't imagine this to be a morning scent. :-/ Bois Des Iles doesn't work for me. Maybe an old lady.
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    Re: Black peppercorns

    Arpege Pour Homme is exactly what you need.
  43. Re: Annick Goutal Vetiver.  Who is this for,

    I believe Creed OV used vetiver leaves as opposed to the root (thats the word from creed anyways). OV smells like the Eaux de Colognes a citrus soapy concoctions (expensive one ;D). Vetiver root is...
  44. Thread: Acqua di Gio

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    Re: Acqua di Gio

    Ok sorry misunderstood. In that case the cheapest and best bet is Halston Unbound. Or Walmart AdG clone - "our version of Acqua Di Gio" ;D
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    Re: Ungaro Apparition Homme

    I thought it smelt really good -- a sweetish fresh scent with a good bit of rhubarb which I love. Waiting for discounters to start selling.
  46. Thread: Acqua di Gio

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    Re: Acqua di Gio

    I dont get it. Why not just go with Acqua Di Gio if you like it.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Sport?

    First there was the original, gold liquid bottle which was a real vetiver scent.
    Then came the 'new' original, green liquid bottle which added some citrus top notes to the original.
    Vetiver sport...
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    rose d'homme parfums rosine.
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    Re: Néroli Sauvage

    Sorry it didn't work for me :-/. Found it extremely bitter and medicinal smelling. It is an offbeat citrus, doesnt have the airy brightness that most citrus scents have, this is very heavy, bitter...
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    Re: Which one should I purchase next?

    brilliant descriptions robyogi :), great help. Your Coeur description is very intriguing, might get it (... and get Bd'A later ;D) .
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    Re: oh chergui,..... where are you?

    try aedes.com

    http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=1688

    -S
  52. Re: Similarities? Havana and Comme des Garcons?

    That is an interesting observation. I think a case can be made that Havana and the (original) CdG share similar spicy herbal compositions during the start. However the drydowns diverge a lot.
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    Which one should I purchase next?

    If I love Dior homme a lot what, which one should i pick?

    1. Divine L'Homme de Coeur - heard this smells like DH but i have mixed experience with L'Homme Sage. I thought Sage smelt oK but couldn't...
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    Re: Most outstanding "Old Man" scents?

    I think more than a composition of the scent it is the timeframe of the release we are talking about -- to me nothing smells more old man than --

    Eau Sauvage ('father' of all old man scents)
    Old...
  55. Re: The mystery of Creed's serial numbers resolved

    Crock!! ::) This company has such abysmal quality control, to say 2002 is better than 2004 is quite nonsensical on dear Ollie's part. There is tremedous variation even within the same year. Not to...
  56. Re: Two questions for those who own *Voleur de Ros

    It is an interesting masculine scent. I think it good to sample and wear it once in a while. However the novelty wears off pretty soon for me. Hence

    1. Not top 5
    2. Not a romantic scent
    3....
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    Re: Baldessarini rocks!

    Baldy is pleasant sandalwood-heavy scent. Not a big fan, but one of the better designer fragrances out there.
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    Re: Your Favorite Tobacco and Why

    Tobacco flower - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Tobacco Leaf (wet leaves) - Vintage Tabarome
    Tobacco Leaf (dry leaves) - Miller Harris, Havana
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    Re: Finally tried Original Santal

    I suppose Original Santal answers the question - Will the be a Eau de Parfum version of Joop!? ;D ;D. I like it nevertheless..
  60. Thread: cardamom

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    Re: cardamom

    I'm not very familiar with cardamom, but I heard this is the note which gives Declaration the very unpleasant body-odory smell (at least to my nose)?[/quote]

    Yes, it is most likely the cardamom...
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    Re: Kouros - Similar reco's needed

    You might like Creed Orange Spice, a gentler and better predecessor to Kouros.
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    Re: Early Terre d'Hermes review and info

    Thanks youngscholar. I don't know ... another watery citrusy fragrance, :-/ i think i will be disappointed with this one. Better lower my expectations.
  63. Re: Scentiments.com, GIT aftershave moisturizer?

    The aftershave moisturizer is in a tube not a bottle. It is a legit product, but the retail price at Neiman is $50 bucks. So at $37 it is not exactly a steal. Scentiments is a superb dealer, no...
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    Re: Astrological guide

    The guide is bogus. No self respecting Leo like myself will wear a foofoo citrus scent like Acqua Di Biella 1 ;D
  65. Re: Who Cares About The House, It's The Perfumer

    Well said iMav, I think we need to acknowledge that there is art and business involved in Perfumery. Just as in other creative fields just having the 'art'/creative side develop is not enough,...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage or Rive Gauche

    Nobody under 40 should wear Eau Sauvage ;D, personal opinion of course.
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    Re: Original Santal: My Thoughts

    Strangely, among my friends who previously hated creed - they like OS a lot. Those who liked (previous) creeds don't like OS at all...
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    Re: Call me insane...

    ChuckW you are insane ;D ;D



    Maybe it is the fruity vanilla in both, can see some similarities. Very similar? no way ...
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    Re: Rawest, dirtiest Vetiver?

    Route de Vetiver of course. It has the whole dirty raw earthy vetiver root feel to it.
  70. Thread: Gaultier2

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    Re: Gaultier2

    Bingo!! Nailed it. Exactly my feelings, except I knew this 10 seconds into application. Couldn't stand this :-X :-X
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    Re: Bois du Portugal sucks

    Terrific drydown. Nasty topnotes. Always get compliments - one hour after application.
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    Re: Creed Original Santal...

    Yes, it seems like this was released years ago. I already finished one bottle. Very nice wearable scent. Joop! homme connection notwithstanding ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: Hey...THEY PUT JICKY IN ARPEGE HOMME!!!

    Agreed. This is one of the best of 2005. The pink pepper topnotes are superb. iMav, I think you might be onto something (a little ;D) with the Jicky connection. The basenotes of Arpege homme have...
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    Re: ambre sultan  = obsession ck for men

    both are spicey ambers - yes some similarities ...
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    Re: What the heck???

    I think it was decided that the number has nothing to do with the year of production. Most likely it is a variant of lot number, batch number, factory code, distributor code, creed family members atm...
  76. Re: Warm Weather - Dior Homme or Lanvin Arpege Hom

    I would say Lanvin Arpege by a thin margin. It is much more balanced scent, doesn't suffer from the heavy amberiness of Dior Homme. Somehow the pepper neroli topnotes are very refreshing.
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    Re: Pi - EdT or EdP version?

    We already have Pi fraiche. (the blue juice)
    [/quote]

    I believe the Fraiche wording is confusing implying a lesser than EdC concentration. Though it is a lighter scent than PI the concentration...
  78. Re: Fragrances that Killers from movies might wear

    Hannibal goes to SMN to buy the soap that Clarice Starling uses - Sapone di Mandorle (an almond soap).
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    Re: Pi - EdT or EdP version?

    This is unbelievable :o, why would anyone need and EdP version, hasn't the world suffered enough with the EdT. What we really need is an EdC version ...
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    Most Expensive purchase per ounce...

    Related to the recent post about the most expensive purchase, what is your most expensive purchase per ounce. Let me explain, if you buy a sample or a decant you could be spending only $10 but per...
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    Re: Reviews by de Charlus..

    Naed Nitram's kouros review is outstanding. Compared to de Charlus, Naed has too many reviews and is a bit uneven in quality.
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    Idole de Lubin smells like ...

    Costes :-/ I know Olivia Giacobetti made both of them. Somehow after the boozy opening Idole de Lubin settles into peppery incense notes of Costes, albeit more balanced with sweetness/smokiness and...
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    Re: Knize Ten or Helmut Lang Cuiron

    Without a doubt Cuiron. Leather is very iffy, old leather frags like Royal english leather, Knize Ten are two animalic. So if you like raw, animalic go KT if you like smooth john varvatos-like...
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    Fresh Colognes

    Hi All,

    Looking for suggestions for long plane trips ~ 7-8 hours. Doing multiple trips in the next few weeks. What should I wear? Something fresh, long lasting and not going stale or sour. I know...
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    Re: Hanae Mori vs Rochas Man

    Totally agree. The nonsensical citrus note completely destroys HM for me (both EdP and EdT) >:(
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka

    With max respect to the craftmanship and quality, I have to say this doesn't work at all. The "sweetness" is divine but is undone by the vetiver which just gives this sharp green note to it. Overall...
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    Re: tobacco and chocolate

    Animale Animale
  88. Re: Looking for a great mens frag with ylang-ylang

    Thanks for the extensive and wonderful review scentemental. It is always a pleasure reading your detailed descriptions. I will be looking out for Hadrien Absolu. Thanks loungeboy and trumpet_guy.
  89. Looking for a great mens frag with ylang-ylang

    Apart from Gendarme V. Appreciate your inputs ..

    -S
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    Re: Can't get Floris fragrances in the USA?

    I just received a discounted sale catalog from Floris. So I'm pretty sure shipping is allowed within the US. The extreme is a concentrated version -- it longer lasting, deeper smelling, EdP vs EdT. I...
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    Re: This is for the prize!

    Geir baby ;D
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    Re: Can't get Floris fragrances in the USA?

    The new york store should be able to ship within the US.
    It would be hard to get deals on Geir. Most will have it 2-3 dollar off max.
    Ebay should have fragrances under health and beauty
    all
    ...
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    Re: Bergamont and Tobacco

    Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme
    Tabarome Millesime

    would be close
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    Re: Looking for info on Creed Bois De Santal

    rjrobert, thanks a lot for the info. I guess it was too much to hope for a BdP-like spin on Santal. please keep us updated...

    -S
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    Re: Hugh Parsons 99 Regent Street

    Don't quite get the GIT comparison, but superb scent. Very green herbal and aromatic, well made.
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    Looking for info on Creed Bois De Santal

    Anyone sample this one yet? rjrobber22, I'm looking at you. I think you might already have this :)

    cheers,
    S
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    Re: Bleecker Street

    Bleeker street is a clear rip-off of Ralph Lauren Purple Label >:( >:(. yah yah good quality, drydown slightly different etc. etc.
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    Re: Yohji Yamamoto pour Homme

    Nice warm woody scent. Coffee, chocolatey, rum, licorice, leather - very nice. Hmm similar would be A*men without the patchouli and the tar notes. To me this is one the best coffee gourmands.
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    Re: where to buy bois d'argent,

    Perhaps the saks online site, where u can buy stuff. I bought my Eau Noire from here ... (link might not come through)
    ...
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    Fragrance Suggestions...

    For my girlfriend, mid-20s and loves the following --

    Amarige by Givenchy
    Miracle by Lancome
    Chanel No 5
    Chanel Coco Mademoselle - favorite
    Stella McCartney

    Thanks
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