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  1. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Kingdom Parfum Concentration
    Bandit Pour Homme EdP Concentration

    Live Jazz, sorry to say, I have a 10ml miniature of Yuzu Ab Irato, good frag - citrusy, minty and herbaceous all at the same time,...
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    Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009

    Indeed, i'm rather chuffed with both, more-so with the Rose 31, as the Pro is just replacing my old aluminum MacBook (which is going to my little sis, lucky her!) The SA said she'll try to put in a...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 25th August, 2009

    Snap TigerJuice!

    Used the last bit in my bottle, and ordered a new one today :D
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    Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009

    FINALLY! Called up Liberty and got some more of that magical man rose juice, Rose 31!
    Also picked up a MacBook Pro :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  5. Re: 3 Tom Ford Private Blend fragrances discontinued

    Guess who's got 250ml of Moss Breches, :D:D:D:D
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    Re: S o t D Monday, 24th August 2009

    I really need to calm down with the Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme - bottle confusion?

    As far as I am aware, it was launched firstly as a limited edition in certain boutiques, then as an exclusive to a lot of boutiques, and is now part of the main collection. There could have been...
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    Re: What would a young fogey use?

    Floris, Czech & Speake, Penhaligons or just a simple Eau de Cologne (Like the one by Asprey)
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, 23 August 2009

    Christian Dior - Bois D'Argent
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 22 August 09

    Guerlain Spritueuse Double Vanille
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    Re: By Kilian fragrances

    I don't know if its too later Trebor, but they don't, i've contacted them. It's HN in like Dubai or somewhere that does, afaik :) Just don't make a special trip all the way there! I have Straight to...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 7 September 08

    Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens

    A new acquisition during my three week stay in France :)
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    Re: Happy Ramadan to our Muslim basenotes members

    Happy Ramadan guys, you must really have great determination. I can't go without food for an hour, if I had to last for more than three, i'd be scared that i'd wolf down the next person that I saw!
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    Poll: Re: POLL : Best Dior Male Fragrance

    I recently re-discovered Eau Noire whilst on Holiday and intend to purchase a bottle asap. I also own and love the other two colognes, although Cologne Blanche is a bit so and so.
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    Re: Tom Ford - 3 new Private Blends

    My SA said there would be three new ones, Italian Cypress should be fantastic!
  16. Thread: Scented pencils

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    Re: Scented pencils

    I remember smelly gel pens, they were cool too.
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    Re: The Size of Your Bottles

    With a lot of mainstream fragrances, I always go for the 100ml, because, the price makes me want to. E.g. Versace Pour Homme 50ml £36 100ml £42! See, its too hard not to buy the bigger size!
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    Re: My Tom Ford SA told me some serious gossip!

    Yeah Barry, it's being made a permanent flanker in the Tom Ford line here in England. Probably in the US too, I presume!
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    My Tom Ford SA told me some serious gossip!

    New stuff, i've got the inside scoop, and prices!

    Tom Ford Extreme - Early September
    Hits all shops in the UK (i.e. HN and Selfridges) for permanent release in September.


    Tom Ford White...
  20. Re: Name the Bottles Contest #6: Porphyrophilia

    Wahaay 5/5

    I'd like to add my thanks to Riannon for being so nice and adding one extra so I still got my five!

    And thanks to Tang for the fantastic contest, this one is more fun than the...
  21. Re: Name the Bottles Contest #6: Porphyrophilia

    Row 1 No 2

    Chantecaille - Eau de Parfum Wisteria for Women


    Row 7 No 6

    Anna Sui - Anna Sui Dolly Girl Bonjour L’Amour for Women (doesn't look like the normal, so it's got to be that one!)
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 01 June 08

    Bel Respiro by Chanel

    http://i16.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/ea/ag/bd0a_1.JPG
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    Re: Today I Bought... (JUNE Edition)

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26122253.jpg

    Helmut Lang - Cuiron (Thanks Taolady!)
  24. Thread: Green Holy Grail

    by Vivek
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    Re: Green Holy Grail

    Hehe, i'm not sure about that, Bel Respiro is the only one i've sampled. I'm looking forward to Coromandel, 28 La Pausa, Sycomore (when I get it!) and No 18!
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Now that trade makes sense :D
  26. Thread: Green Holy Grail

    by Vivek
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    Green Holy Grail

    Bel Respiro by Chanel. Yessum.

    I love it. I received a set of all the Les Exclusifs samples (bar 31 Rue Cambon and Sycomore, as they're waiting on more of those) and 28 La Pausa, being an Iris...
  27. Re: You have a chance to stink up...uh...scent...the universe - which one do you choo

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    Smells like a classy unisex impulse. mmm.
  28. Re: [NEW] Giorgio Armani - Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men

    Versace pour homme, which is one of these new releases, is genuinely good. I own a bottle, and even though it does get trashed, I do enjoy it. I've smelt Diamonds for Women, and i've noticed a...
  29. Re: [NEW] Giorgio Armani - Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men

    I'm very excited about this release. I have been anticipating it, because there has been a comparative lack of unoriginal, boring, dull and synthetic scents on the market this year.
  30. Re: ATTENTION!! CUIRON 1.7 oz $45 at beautyencounter.com

    I doubt it is wishful thinking, the trend has been shocking.

    Nicole Miller for Men
    Giorgio Red for Men
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Helmut Lang Cuiron

    Now only original Balenciaga pour Homme, Bal a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 May - JC Ellena SSD!

    And, because its JCE day (today lol, not yesterday!)

    SotD: Vetiver Tonka
    SotE: Ambre Narguile!
  32. Re: This is America! (or UK) Speak English!

    Diptyque - L'eau de L'eau - Water of water.

    MPG - L'Eau de Turquie - Turkish Water
  33. Re: The fragrance it took you the most time to locate/acquire it was...

    Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille. Came from a different continent, through someone else, from a store, in a parcel with macaroni and cheese.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 30 May 08

    Bromo, hows the Escentric 02 :D

    Is it JCE day today? I'm not quite sure.

    Nonetheless!

    SotM (Morning) Vetiver Tonka
    SotD Osmanthe Yunan (Sestra made me dig my sample out!)
    SotE Guerlain...
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I've been playing about with the bottle I recently got, and i've discovered that it's more boozey when dabbed on, and sweeter when sprayed. I like to dab!
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    Re: I Really Like Be Delicious Men, Am I Losing It?

    There we have it people, fragrance snobbery at it's finest. :p:D
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    Re: Basenotes Stamp of Approval on Escentic 02?

    I find the Molecules to be nice, but a bit of a waste of money, as they're only one chemical! Despite being nice, the price tag attached doesn't justify them to me. But, the Escentrics are a whole...
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    Re: I Really Like Be Delicious Men, Am I Losing It?

    I like it :) But find the apple note a bit too realistic, only if it didn't stand out as much, and was blended with the coffee (mmm, apple coffee)
  39. Re: In what situation that you won't wear fragrance?

    Fragrance for me is similar as it is for Gabrielle, my parents have always used fragrances and spritzing on something has always been part of my daily ritual (when I was 12, and was flying out on...
  40. Re: In what suituation that you won't wear fragrance?

    I wouldn't wear a fragrance to a funeral, just because other people may find it disrespectful.
  41. Re: Are your favorites different from a year ago? What's been added/bumped?

    Last year, it was CK One, Kenzo Pour Homme and Diesel Green.

    This year, Escentric 02, Nicole Miller for Men, Straight to Heaven, Cologne Blanche and Moss Breches
  42. Re: By Kilian- Are they all unisex? Which ones are more masculine?

    I love love love love Cruel Intentions and Straight to Heaven, surprising the only 2 in the collection that were rated below 4*s by Mr LT.
  43. Thread: Most Worn In May

    by Vivek
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    Re: Most Worn In May

    Escentric 02 by Escentric Molecules. Yay.
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    Re: SixCats! Chef d'oeuvre (MASTERPIECE) thread!

    Modern Masterpieces:
    Spirituese Double Vanille by Guerlain
    Black Aoud by Montale
    ,
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    Re: The Different Company Sublime Balkys

    Wow, thanks for the fantastic post Redneck Perfumisto! I think i'll be purchasing one of those sets when the 10th scent comes out. ZZ and MP, I doubt that the fruity aspect will be too dominant, as...
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    Re: TF Tobacco Vanille - worth the money?

    Phatyfever, i'm the guy doing the split, i'm not meaning to advertise myself, but here is my opinion. At £95 (The retail price here) I feel they're over priced, but at the split cost of around £65 -...
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    The Different Company Sublime Balkys

    The Different Company Sublime Balkys is a fragrance composed by Celine Ellena and is to launch this summer. It is a chypre including notes of bergamot, patchouli (Ellena used the essential oil and as...
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    Re: Most beautiful bottle in your wardrobe

    I'm also quite partial to Molinard bottles and Redneck, I do quite like the Diesel Green bottle, despite the window-cleaneresque shape.
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    Re: How to approach the Le Labo line

    Patchouli 24 and Vetiver 46 (I think those are the right numbers) are also quite popular. I'd leave sampling Vanille 44, as it's more expensive than SDV, and not different enough to warrant the...
  50. Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    CdG Lily - $70
    CdG Tea - $70
    Dior Cologne Portofino - $113
    Dior Cologne Blanche - $120
    Escentric Molecules Escentric 02 - $140
    By Kilian Straight to Heaven - $225
    Asprey Purple Water - $40...
  51. Poll: Re: Why aren't all natural perfumes talked about more?

    Thanks Futami, i've been quite interested in some of the Chypres and Fougeres that she does, along with Film Noir. Currently, i'm pressed for cash, but after that, I want to get around to ordering...
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    Re: Do you enjoy sharp and bracing openings?

    I've been testing out Asprey Purple Water, and I loveee it, the opening is one of the main reasons, it's sharp, tangy and piercing. Versace Man Eau Fraiche is similar, just a bit more aquatic.
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    Re: #1 pick for this summer?

    Magnolia, I really hope everything goes perfectly and you end up coming out of it as a stronger woman :)

    This summer, I think i'll be loving Lily from CdG Leaves Series, Versace Man Eau Fraiche,...
  54. Re: Ebay seler said "We are not responsible if they destroy your Perfume at Customs"

    I think it's more the problem going out, rather than coming in. UK regulations won't let you ship perfume, but receiving it is no problem whatsoever. Once it's in your country, there's no need for it...
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    Re: Recommended Cologne For 16 Year Old?

    I quite like Kouros Tattoo, Versace Pour Homme (The new one) along with Givenchy Very Irresistible.
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    Re: Mogra (a variety of jasmine) - Anyone?

    GAAH. Tell us.
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    Re: Today I smelled / tested . . .

    I like this thread, sprayed on some Versace Man Eau Fraiche which was a blind buy. Slightly synthetic, very 'fresh' but not overly aquatic, nice for mellow times, pleased with.

    Also am going to...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 27 May 08

    WAHAAAY. Got a whole load of stuff this morning, and decided to spray it all on.

    Left shoulder: Spirituese Double Vanille - Guerlain
    Left arm: Eau du Caporal - L'Artisan
    Right shoulder: Very...
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    Re: Today I Bought... May 2008 Edition

    I got a fat ass decant of L'Eau du Caporal, the long discontinued beauty. I also got my motherloade of fragrances, and i'm LOVING Spirituese Double Vanille.
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    Re: Mogra (a variety of jasmine) - Anyone?

    I can't, but I can assure you, all the floral decorations and haars that are made out of those flowers are far from olfactorically pleasing. I do quite like how they look though :)
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    Re: The $5,000 Dior Cellphone

    Personally, I don't regard things as expensive or cheap, as i've been bought up in a very privileged background, but despite that, I still regard things as expensive or cheap, comparatively. This is...
  62. Re: Do any of you guys take perfume critics seriously?

    A perfume critic. I respect their opinions, and i'll refer to them selectively but, as Dimitri said, scent is something very subjective. People have connotations, feelings and reactions to scents...
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    Re: Today I Got Rid Of.....

    Lol, i'll take anything for free :D

    Recently, I posted out a whole goody pack of decants to a Basenoter, and gave a decant of Moss Breeches to a basenoter that previously sent me decants. I...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 26 May 08

    Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Cologne
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    Re: When it's 110 degrees

    Splash on a bit of 4711 Ice Cool.
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    Re: Most beautiful bottle in your wardrobe

    Montale bell jar? Ooh, got pictures?
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    Poll: Re: Nose Scent Synch Day: choose your fave!

    If anyone has any TdC samples that they're willing to sell, i'd be happy to relieve you of them, otherwise, its Vetiver Tonka as SotD and L'Eau D'Hiver as SotE for me :D
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    Re: Most beautiful bottle in your wardrobe

    My Kingdom Parfum bottle! It's like the Kingdom EdP bottle, but with a metal cover that moves about and can encase the bottle in metal fully!...
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    Re: Is there a standard definition of "niche"?

    Have you been locked up in some deep dark attic without Basenotes? LVMH. But, he's still got creative control over the non-mass marketed stuff. (L'Art et Le Matiere, Les Parisiennes and Paris...
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    Re: Since my absents, any MUST try fragrances ?

    OMG YES YES YES

    I think, you'll like the most:

    TF - Oud Wood, Tobacco Vanille & Moss Breeches. Along with Tuscan Leather.
    Armani Prive - Ambre Soie (maybe), Bois D'Encens and Vetiver Babylone...
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    Re: Since my absents, any MUST try fragrances ?

    Domencio Carenci Pour Homme (1931 - What it's called)
    Washington Tremlette Black Tie
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Nasomatto Duro and Absinthe
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven (Personally, Straight to Heaven)...
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    Re: How do you use your Norma Kamali Incense?

    I'm no expert, but I hear it's also common for people to layer it with the Norma Kamali parfum, as Beautyhabit suggests (1:3 Incense:Parfum for women, the reverse for men)
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    Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    Agree with you completely, once again i'm at fault for not explaining myself clearley. I don't consider Guerlain to be a niche house, unless you're talking about their L'Art et Le Matiere, Les...
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    Re: Top 10 Most Widely Owned Niche Scents?

    Personally, I don't count Creed as niche, if I did, i'd agree with you. I'm thinking Rose 31 and Spirituese Double Vanille. Both are very popular!
  75. Re: New style: deceptively minimalist, transparent, woody . . .

    All four in the Escentric Molecules range.
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    Re: Can we discuss Amouge fragrances?

    Lol, my experience is minimal too, it's a shame to see you have pre built connotations for the most popular ones. I like the bottles though, they're pretty.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 24 May 08

    SotD: Moss Breeches
    SotE: Escentric 02
    SotN: Milk by Ava Luxe
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    Re: Prada Pour Homme II - First Impressions

    I thought of you lol, did you try out the $10 orange blossom scent?

    I'm quite interested in this, am hoping the Iris is more prominent on my skin.
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    Re: Burberry the Beat

    My 'girlfriend' (complicated, lol) just got a bottle of this as a late birthday present off her aunt. It smells young, innocent, floral and slightly sexy. I don't think a guy could pull it off,...
  80. Thread: May Purchases?

    by Vivek
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    Re: May Purchases?

    Today, one of my friends (I think she likes me...) randomly gave me a bottle of Lynx Dark Temptation. Not the bodyspray stuff, but an actual EdT. They're hard to come across, and it's actually quite...
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water 8.4 oz Flacon

    Plus, it's fantastic for swapping off decants of it :)
  82. Re: 2008 - What new fragrance releases to look forward to?

    Five were on my radar, three of which I will purchase, am waiting for the fourth and fifth to come out to form an opinion.

    Prada Infusion d'Iris pour Homme (love the womens version)
    Versace Pour...
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    Re: What would you save from a fire?

    I don't like my neighbors, so perfume would come first. But, in a true fire, I keep all of my fragrances in my room, and i've got a balcony out of my room, which is meant to be a roof extension, but...
  84. Thread: May Purchases?

    by Vivek
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    Re: May Purchases?

    I've kinda gone on an online shopping spree.

    B*Men
    Ungaro III
    Kouros Tattoo
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Asprey Purple Water
    Givenchy Very Irresistible
    GUERLAIN SPIRITUESE DOUBLE VANILLE - Yes,...
  85. Re: Another "Just Got Back From London" thread... (but better!)

    The guy at Le Labo is a right prick, i've had telephone conversations with him that have led me to want to pepper spray him. The lady, Sumaya is fantastic, she sent me out 8 - yes EIGHT! 5ml vials...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Someone likes Kingdom, is that the Parfum I see? (OWN IT AND LOVE IT :D)
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    Re: How many backup bottles do you need?

    I'm thinking about a backup for Escentric 02, but at £70, i'd rather spend the money on something else ^_^
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 May

    Thanks everyone, and congratulations Asha!

    The exam went okay, it was much harder than expected, even some of the geekier people found it hard (by geekier, I mean the guaranteed A*s, everyone in...
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    Re: Fragrance Directory Reviews - a rant

    Barry, I can understand where you are coming from, but I can also see the other viewpoint. With Cedre, the first thirty minutes are a sweet bubblegum fest, and then it turns into pure woody...
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    Re: Today I Bought... May 2008 Edition

    I've kinda gone on an online shopping spree.

    B*Men
    Ungaro III
    Kouros Tattoo
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Asprey Purple Water
    Givenchy Very Irresistible
    GUERLAIN SPIRITUESE DOUBLE VANILLE - Yes,...
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    Re: Anything smell like...

    Cedre. I'm not in the minority here, in the first hour or so I get a almost sickeningly sweet bubblegum smell, which then dries down beautifully. Prince Barry gave me a little bottle of this for...
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    Re: Airport adventures

    Quite a flattering title :)
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    SotD - Wednesday 21st May 2008

    Escentric 02 for me!

    GCSE Biology exam today, wish me luck :D
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 21th May 2008

    I'm wearing a big ass dose of Escentric 02 today, and i've got a GCSE Biology exam today, wish me luck!

    Edit: Lol, 21th, have you been sniffing the HN Man :P?
  95. Re: Which of the following CdG is worth getting next?

    In the cologne series, Vetiveru. It gets spoken of highly around here.
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    Re: Info about the new masculine by Guerlain...

    This is what LVMH does to history, tradition and experience.
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    Re: are creed Refillable Atomizers empty?

    I think that is the main question.
  98. Re: Name the Bottles Contest #5: Orange Crush

    Runs around screaming. Nothing, I repeat nothing is ever exclusive to Harrods, like seriously. Last summer they tried to tell me NR for Him was exclusive to them, when i'd had about 3 SAs from...
  99. Re: dabbling in the men's scent arena: cool water, polo, BP, Safari, Egoiste Platinu

    My little Sister loves Dior Homme, and it smells nice on her :)
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    Re: Dsquared² He Wood

    It won't be popular, atleast, I don't think so. In the Harvey Nichols in Birmingham, I was the first person to buy a bottle, and they've had a tester out for nearly a month and a half. And this is a...
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