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  1. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I think there is a difference between hate and just not working, Bleu should be just up my alley. It is something I've worn in the past and enjoyed,,,,,ala Cool Water, GIT, etc. I purchased a bottle...
  2. Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    I don't post much anymore but trust your own feel for loving it. My wife and kids know nothing about "niche." I wrote a thread here about my Fathers Day present. They thought the price was ridic but...
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Tried this over the weekend before my wife surprised me with Bleecker St. I'm a TdH EDT fan boy and have worn it more than anything the last 2 years. However I don't get this at all. It was just...
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    Re: Fathers Day Surprise

    Thankls Agree!It made my day that they went out of their way to do something they knew I'd be excited about
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    Re: Fathers Day Surprise

    Thanks. I think the price points are still high. I haven't checked in a bit but she spent somewhere in the $200 range I believe for this bottle..1.7 fl oz whereas I think the small Creeds are 1.0 fl...
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    Re: Fathers Day Surprise

    Thanks Chuck and EVERYONE who replied! Good to see y'all

    Bleeker has always been my favorite from the Bond line. Funny part is she didn't know anything about Bond. She didn't know I liked Bleeker...
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    Fathers Day Surprise

    I've been a little off the grid lately and haven't really been exploring buying in the last year until this past month. I've written on here before that my wife has never gotten the hobby and only...
  8. Re: The re-introduction of L'Occitane en Provence Cade for men

    Just found this in the local store here..Old Orchard Mall outside north of Chicago. Ready for Fathers Day. Good stuff. Almost purchased but will wait for when I have more time to get some more whiffs.
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    Hey Chuck,

    I'm not sure how long but you're the lucky recipient of my first post in like 6 months. First congrats on a great kid. You should be proud. Secondly, I wouldn't worry at all about the...
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    Re: new fragrance: Hanae Mori HiM

    I got the EdP at Sephora for a Christmas present and love it. My favorite release from last year and only new bottle not returned besides a new TdH. I find it much smoother and classier than...
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    Poll: Re: Best date fragrance (cool weather)

    +1 on Burberry London
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    Re: Summer Frags in Winter?

    Many will say you can wear anything/anytime. I prefer having a seasonal group. With that said I found Bvlgari Aqua to be a spicy/peppery aquatic that can be worn in Winter. I stopped wearing it...
  13. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    Not often, if at all. Two guys, a conductor who bathes in Polo and another younger guy on train who wears Light Blue PH are the only ones I've noticed, truthfully, since being in Chicago. That's fine...
  14. Poll: Re: Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Dior Homme Sport?

    This. DHS seems more well rounded and smooth. EBs overwhelming Creamy lemon dry down is obnoxious after about an hour. Just can't deal with it.
  15. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    My wife doesn't wear this but we go through around 15-20 of the foaming hand soaps a month of this stuff. I enjoy it from that standpoint but have never smelled it on someone lotion wise.
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    Re: pinaud clubman aftershave review

    When I get my haircut, my barber uses hot shaving cream and an old school razor to shave the back of my neck. He then applies Clubman Pinaud After Shave. It's one of the best parts of the cut. Fresh...
  17. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Dior Homme and Rochas Man......... :)

    My wife doesn't wear anything anymore so in completely out if the loop on what stinks. But I think there are many rose based scents women wear that are just...
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    Exactly. I wasn't criticizing it. I just never heard BP3 in any Vetiver conversations. I'm big on basic designers so I'll have to try it.
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    Re: Vintage Cool Water vs Current

    Most consider Cool Water to be reformulated..myself included. I used to wear it exclusively from around 93-98 or so and loved it. Now it doesn't seem as good. From the posting here you can tell the...
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    I really enjoyed that, thanks! Nice read. I know GQ has to have some commercialism, even with Burr, but having Big Pony 3 surprised me. Not saying its bad, just not something I'd list.
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    Re: If only it lasted longer?

    Here is a 2 pager from recently on this to add to the thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/324185-Fragrances-you-love-that-doesn-t-last-on-your-skin

    As I put in here I always found Versace...
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    Re: Job Interview

    GIT or TdH
  23. Poll: Re: Which fragrance for everyday/all season wear Poll?

    Other: TdH
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    Re: Terre or Voyage d'Hermes?

    This! I don't get Voyage at all. Not good to me. Goes sour. Live TdH
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    Poll: Re: Terre D'Hermes EDT or Pure Parfum?

    EDT. Both are great but I have only worn the EDT vs sampling PP. I like the sharpness and edge the EDT has and found it really shines in any season and in any circumstance...work, date, weddings,...
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    Re: Think I found a 90's version of Cool Water.

    I wore it wxclusively from 1993-1996 so I've been looking to see if that live is still there. I'm sure I've moved in but excited to try.
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    Re: Think I found a 90's version of Cool Water.

    I purchased this one off ebay last night. Not sure if its Vintage but its the script writing and I've been wanting to go back to it for a long time. I can wear it some this Spring and Summer. It used...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Burberry London
    TdH

    She also purchased

    Light Blue PH and Gucci bu Gucci for me but I stopped wearing them over a year ago. I don't mind them like some do, I just don't like them enough where...
  29. Re: What fragrances have you worn day after day?

    TdH the majority of this year and I appreciate it even more now
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    Re: Allergic reaction

    I've never had that reaction but I'm instantly congested with some scents and it ruins it. Ones like TdH do nothing but if anyone is around with Light Blue PH I get a reaction. I've made myself sick...
  31. Re: I've Never Listened To A Single Word by A Sales Associate

    I don't think you can broad brush SAs. I have had great experiences at Barney's, Saks, some Niemans and some Macy's. These people are truly there to help, talk through scents and they make it fun....
  32. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    I admittedly own a massive amount of RL Polo button downs and regular Polo shirts. They fit me well and I've worn the brand religiously since I was a kid. I own Zero RL fragrances though I find most...
  33. Re: Ordered 5 colognes, dislike all of them, need advice please!

    Just go with your nose. Two things though: 1) many scents out there have changed over time and have been reformulated. Cool Water is one. I wore this as a signature scent in the early and mid 90s....
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    Poll: Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    TdH..anytime and around anyone
  35. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men (Current Formulation)

    First the devil loves the Color Red; he forced a reformulation that made an old fave of mine a fecal mess and he has a large supply from TJ...
  36. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    If I take it this way it would then be Burberry London. I know its popular here and people love the smell but its extra special to me. My wife, at the time fiancé and I, decided to find a scent for...
  37. Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    No, because I've finally learned restraint in this hobby. :) Maybe it was the 3rd kid but I own 4 bottles, 2 aren't ever used and the other 2 are permanent. I'm constantly looking for the next best...
  38. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    Sorry the IM Sport seemed woodier than regular IM
  39. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    The Sport seemed nice. Woodier.
  40. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    Armani Mania. Widely panned here but on my skin it is a very smooth, linear white musk type cedar.
  41. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    That is what I'm getting from it...a lighter Blanche..which was fine with me since Blanche was overdone to me. But it hasn't lasted worth a flick for me and I hear about a cedar drydown and get none.
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    I don't care about "ordinary" if I like it. My issue is that this should be right up my alley but there is a very "spikey" or tingling type note that stays with me for a long time and that kind of...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport

    I'm wearing a sample of this today. I'm assuming, from Sephora that this is 2012. I loves the initial citrus. I love the creamy mid to drydown. Then I got the citrus and cream drydown that was pretty...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    Agree and honestly I know no one that wears TdH. Heck, I don't even get SAs that know much about it. Sexy everyday stuff for me
  45. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    This made me laugh at loud. My wife thinks I have issues.

    Aventus Hai Ku:

    Creed Aventus Lies
    Inappropriate Touching
    HR Will Call You

    (5,7,5)
  46. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    You mean you haven't had the CEO of a Fortune 500 company nuzzle her nose into your neck, squeeze your thigh, tell you how great you smell and then shyly walk away like she didn't know what she was...
  47. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Wore a sample for 3 weeks. Great longevity but overall the experience was underwhelming. Pineapple just was too much at times and I got Zero comments...no attacks on a train, jumping a at work,...
  48. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    Ill try and keep together Dernier. It was strange. Like all things I didn't like came to life...lol
  49. Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    OK, I'm not sure what is going on with me. Over this almost 5 years I've only changed my mind on a scent once...TdH and it went from dislike to my favorite and almost a signature. Most others I have...
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    Re: TdH EDT or Parfum for Spring/Summer??

    Thanks. I just didn't know if some peow found one worked better. I still have about 1/4 of my 100 ml EDT left but was thinking of replenishing with the EDP. Love the EDT though.
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    Re: TdH EDT or Parfum for Spring/Summer??

    That is what I'm thinking too. When I tried the Parfum in the past it was richer and smoother and I'm not sure what that would do in the heat. I wore the EDT in Scottsdale 3 weeks ago with a temp of...
  52. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    Gay vs Straight scents? What is the Swami eating and wearing? How did I miss this fun :)

    Here are my observations: I'm straight. I don't like powerhouse fragrances anymore but I also don't like...
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    TdH EDT or Parfum for Spring/Summer??

    I know there are millions of TDH love or hate threads and ones comparing the EDT to the Parfum but for those who love and wear it often, which do you think works better in the heat? I have been a...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I haven't given this a true testing but from the first few moments of smelling this at Niemans yesterday I was basically slapped in the face with frankincense. Bam! The amber reminded me of Halston...
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    Re: G'bye Itlain Cypress

    That's what happened above. The SA said she had her mother try the Oud Wood with Azure Lime. It worked. Definitely not something I can do.
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    Re: G'bye Itlain Cypress

    I call it too. Just as I mentioned IC above, Oud Wood was prominent too. Also a fave. I think these shop owners may have been driving demand here.

    Side not: Oud Wood layered with Azure Lime is...
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    Re: Chanel Edition Blanche

    I didn't like it. I've tried this multiple times because I think I should like it but all I get is a VERY creamy lemon that becomes obnoxious after awhile. Just overwhelms me.
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    Re: Reformulated Eau Sauvage is a Masterpiece!

    This is one I want to like but can't. My skin won't allow it. Turns very dated and "Perfumey" on me. All versions. Like an older rich woman's perfume. This and a few others go this way on me and I...
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    Re: G'bye Itlain Cypress

    I was in Saks last week and still have all bottles of this and nothing was brought up regarding this with their SA.
  60. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    True!But I'm not :)
  61. Re: Is There An Inexpensive Shower Gel That Smells Like Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme Or Armani Code

    I like to try Bath and Body Works products. They have about 6 shower gels I've used and they all are pretty good. It may not be what your looking for but at least you can give them a smell. I use...
  62. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    I'm the opposite of a fragrance snob. All the years here hasn't changed that I have pretty simple requirements and tastes and I have no preconceived notions about any scents out there. I smell and...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    I was doing a side by side with Chez Bond and found them similar until CB wandered into that candy smell.

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    Had to reply to this. What happened to you happened to me


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    Re: Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    I hear you. As I've stated a million times on here everything about this hobby is conservative for me. I work in a conservative law firm. I have a wife who works and isn't into this hobby. I have 3...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    Wow, after reading some more threads I see how this us very disliked. Banal, uninspired, etc. I gave enjoyed it and 2 squirts will do so hopefully that makes it last
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    Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    Just purchased this!!

    I rarely if ever impulse buy. In fact I'm pretty lame when it comes to this hobby because of that..lol

    But I was in Sak returning a shirt today when I started testing...
  67. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    For me it's Boss and Kenzo.

    I've received many great recommendations on Kenzo and every one of them smells like Glade air freshener to me. I'm not knocking the recommendations. It's just my nose...
  68. Re: Allure Homme Sport & Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême: Differences?

    I know. I was just giving my opinion on it. None of the 3 Wow me and I really thought Blanche would but the more I tried the worse it got.:)
  69. Re: Allure Homme Sport & Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême: Differences?

    Disagree. Edition Blanche is a massive dose of super creamy lemon that needed to be scrubbed. Most of these don't do much for me.
  70. Re: Grail Samples on the way...Invasion Barbare and Pure Distance M

    Chuck, I haven't sampled either and not sure i need to but I'll probably jump in to see what the fuss is about. Given your thoughts so far though I have a feeling I won't love them either.
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    Re: Fresh cologne for winter?

    +1 on TdH. Woods really comes out in a nice way with citrus in Winter
  72. Re: Your favourite night out fragrance ( Winter only )

    Burberry London
  73. Poll: Re: Second Summer Fragrance, Terre D'Hermes vs Allure Homme Sport

    TdH by a wide margin. It's not the norm, smells fantastic in all seasons so you can continue into next fall and winter and has great longevity and sillage. I wear the EDT. I find the citrus/orange...
  74. Poll: Re: Givenchy Pi smells old and mature - Yes or No?

    I voted "old" just because that is what I get when I see the bottle and smell the juice. Never have liked this stuff at all. Not even close. But as some of you know, you have to take my opinion with...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    People talk about an acrid note and I don't get it at all. As I said above I didn't start out liking it but it is an all time fave now. All I get is a citrus type blast followed by woods and a super...
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    Re: Bond Brooklyn

    Friday I was at Saks testing Tom Ford Private Blends and Bonds. One if the ones that initially stood out was Brooklyn. BUT when I tested it on the back if my hand I didn't like it. The freshness I...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    My 5 years on this website is worthwhile just because I discovered this. I went from not liking it, to craving a sniff again, to wearing it probably 75% of my days now because I'm so confident in it....
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    Re: Any love for Creed Erolfa

    I've tried most Creeds and when the SA sprays then my first reaction 90% of the time is "wow, pretty nice." With Erolfa it wasn't. Something didn't agree with me at all and I was very let down.
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    Re: What is your favorite TV character wearing?

    Michael Weston from Burn Notice wears Tom Ford Extreme
    Sam Axe from Burn Notice has to wear Aramis or Quorum or Polo
    Patrick Jane from Mentalist wears Gendarme
  80. Re: Whose Got the power: Chez Bond vs. Green Irish Tweed

    I'm torn. I actually have a sample of Chez Bond on right now and though they are similar I find CB sweeter and a little more candy like in the middle notes. Smells good but I think GIT is a little...
  81. Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress - So Impressed I Purchased It On The Spot

    I really like it too. In fact I'm heading back to my office from Saks and just smelled it again. My faves in his line changed today. IC, Oud Wood and a new contender Azure Lime...won't last but seems...
  82. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    This. It was my wedding/honeymoon scent in the Fall of 2006, right after it came out so it is a scent I love and it has great memories associated with it.
  83. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Sport Vs Dior Homme Sport 2012...... Who is King?

    I'm going to have to try this. I'm not a fan of Dior Homme or the Intense. Never have liked any formulation...the iris kills me. But if it is lighter in this I will give it a go. I need another...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yeah I've worn TdH pretty hard core for the last 2 years now and I still am finding myself catching new things I love about it. Maybe the Iso Super E does well with me but it works. London was my...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Chuck, 3 sprays and they were actually after a workout that I had at about 2 pm. Compliments were about 4-5 hours later. One to chest, down shirt, one on sweater and one wrist shot. That is my usual...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I have to join the fray here. My law office is pretty conservative so it isn't like many people walk up with compliments regarding scents. But last night we had a going away happy hour for a...
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    Re: Do you think Rochas Man smells feminine?

    It smells like Strawberry Shortcake to me, thus it could be caregorized as feminine. I would never wear this just because gourmands like this aren't for me.
  88. Re: How have your tastes evolved since getting into fragrances?

    Honestly...no. I've been here going on 5 years now and being here has actually opened my eyes to much more BUT my tastes stayed pretty much the same. There was a year or 2 where I went sample crazy...
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    Poll: Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Voted Aventus. Not really bad but pretty much pedestrian vs even many designers out there. I don't believe 90% if the compliment stories out there.
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'homme

    This is one of the only fragrances that I get "nothing" out of it. I've tested it probably 20 times and all I get us an alcohol/astringent smell. No other scent. When I see the bottle now I think...
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    Re: Channel: Platinum Egoiste

    I really enjoy PE. As for comparisons. I only get the Legend reference for about 30 minutes. When I tested Legend the initial spray was unique..the middle 30 minutes was very PE and then it morphed...
  92. Poll: Re: Do you share a kind of olfactory complicity/bond with one or more basenoters?

    Sometimes yes. There are a few that have been around since I started that seem to have the same feelings towards enjoying designers despite un/popularity, etc. I seem to always trust their opinion.
  93. Re: Help finding a new men's signature fragrance (mid 30s)

    I think TdH fits the bill. Great for warmer climate and woods come out when its cooler. It is great for people in their 30s and 40s and perfect for an office job.
  94. Re: What is today's "popular Basenotes fragrance"?

    This. I wouldn't say dislike. I just think their hype isn't warranted.
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    Re: just got my samples of aventus.... ehhh

    +3. Wore this off and on for weeks now and it's just unremarkable. I get more reaction wearing TdH and its cheaper and better quality to me. I like many Creeds too.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    This is the way I see it...it all comes down to oversaturation of the market. If you go back decades colognes/perfumes/scents were semi-limited when it came to the market. You had fewer choices and...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage sans oakmoss?

    As I've stated on here before my skin does some bad things to some great classics and makes them feel/smell really "perfumey." This is one of them. Goes on nicely and then the drydown becomes so...
  98. Re: Fahrenheit: My thoughts on current formulation

    I know nothing about the recent changes, etc. I don't pay attention to that. I just know that 2012 and 1989 aren't close and I think it stopped being amazing when they added too much gas. It wasn't...
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva: Another aqua scrubber

    I've changed on this one. This used to be my favorite aquatic. I got a salty, peppery, spicy scent that was really different and great for summer. Ever since i finished a bottle 2 years back I've...
  100. Re: Fahrenheit: My thoughts on current formulation

    Lucky you Scentologist!! Wish that happened for me. Maybe that scent...gas.. affects me differently but it has been hard to wear for me. I wish it wasn't like that because I wore it...
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