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  1. Re: Are Tom Ford fragrances sometimes unfairly dismissed?

    DBL post.
  2. Re: Are Tom Ford fragrances sometimes unfairly dismissed?

    While the TF line has it's detractors and advocates, you have to admit that their advertising is cause enough for some to be disenchanted by the whole line. Just google "Tom Ford ad", and you'll see...
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    Re: Divine L'homme Sage

    I too enjoy this fragrance, however, I rarely find a situation to wear it. Like a few other of my fragrances, it only works on certain days during the Spring/Fall for me, but mostly spring. It's a...
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    Re: zino davidoff blind buy-what can i expect?

    I think you should have tried it first. I don't know how many fragrances I've tried that other people said "This is perfect for you!" and they were... at best blase, at worst, good cheese. Just...
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    Re: 19 year old looking for fragrence

    Go shopping. Take a girl. I guarantee that you will find something that both you and she enjoy, and through said agreement via mutual likes, you shall come to the epicenter of true fragrance...
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    Re: Gucci Envy day: March 15th

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008#Major_religious_holidays

    Look for March fifteenth.

    Anyways, feel free to go for traditional GIT on the 17th, as that is traditionally the day it's celebrated,...
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    Gucci Envy day: March 15th

    How 'bout we wear Genvy on St. Pattie's day this year? I know, Green Irish Tweed seems so much more fitting, but eh, I need a good excuse to pull out this sex magnet. :thumbsup:
    - Rich
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    Re: my take on "reformulations"

    There are a lot of different sides of this, not just the reform/different ingredients (which is what you're describing) side.

    One common occurrence is that fragrances will actually age, some...
  9. Thread: Splash bottles

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    Re: Splash bottles

    Where's it gonna end up?:rolleyes:

    Skin oil in your bottle ain't gonna do much.
    - Rich
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    Re: The Grey Market i nthe US

    No it isn't. I had a USPS employee help me package one once. They won't ship it priority, or any rate that will encounter a plane at any time.

    I like the grey market. It helps keep prices down...
  11. Thread: Tell me...

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    Re: Tell me...

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=175153&highlight=suit
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=201978&highlight=fragrance+wear+suit

    You can generally wear anything you...
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    Re: Chanel never made a bad men's scent, did they?

    I feel that Allure's are bad fragrances. Chanel is a wonderful house though, so I don't fault 'em for 'em.
    - Rich
  13. Thread: Pure sex

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    Re: Pure sex

    http://community.basenotes.net/search.php

    BTW, anyone notice that all of these things are really the same thing? Getting sex.

    Avoiding failure, so as to get sex. Showing off so as to get sex....
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    Re: Newbie sample review (Mostly Creeds)

    Interesting reviews Turbo, good to see some new blood posting their thoughts. I think everyone is too busy trying to think of cool threads to remember that this is a discussion for fragrance, and...
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    Re: dior homme pour femme

    It seems to me that some people think it's too feminine, some don't. I think that was determined way back when it came out.
    - Rich
  16. Thread: Bond...

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    Re: Bond...

    My thoughts exactly. Each similar Bond is a modern interpretation of a classic scent. Even though you may have found a certain classic fragrance unwearable, Bond has updated the fragrance and made...
  17. Thread: Concentrations

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    Re: Concentrations

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume#Concentration_levels

    The percentage of concentration describes the amount of essential oils (The volatile compounds that smell good) in alcohol. For example,...
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne

    Ugghhhhh. I thought it was a terrible commercial.

    Yes, I think the intense bottle is BAMF too. :D
    - Rich
  19. Re: Alcohol (drinking) effecting the scent your wearing.

    I know not to apply cologne when I'm drunk. I seem to think that people in Hawaii need to smell my SOTE and I douse myself.

    /\ Haha
    YAAAAAAY! Drinking! YAAAAAAAY!
    - Rich
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    Poll: Re: What kind of guy are you anyway?

    Word up! That is definitely one of my all time favorite fragrances, along with Bigarade Concentree and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Fantastic creations.

    I picked citrus, just because of JC Ellena and...
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    Re: Theory on Burberry colognes

    Weekend (Weak, crappy + fresh) + Touch (Sharp floral) = Brit (Oriental (Spicy, sweet, and slightly floral))? I don't get it. I find very few similarities through the line (although Weekend and Men...
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    A*Men, Dzing!, and Genvy. Not surprising.
    - Rich
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    Re: Question for Body Kouros owners

    Rotate, rotate, rotate. I still love this fragrance, but I wouldn't ever wear it more than once a week. The girls never seem to get tired of it though.
    - Rich
  24. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    Dior isn't releasing a men's scent? BASTARDS!

    Looking forward to the new A*Men, and definitely wanting to try that Tim McGraw scent.
    - Rich
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    Re: Ghosts in my nostrils.

    I think there was a thread about this very subject about eight months back... don't recall who started it, or what the title was... ? Eh, I'll find it later, there were a few good posts in it, but...
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    Re: Scent for hookah bar?

    In the summer, I would.

    Right now, M7 seems like the way to go.
    - Rich
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver, it's a shame!

    Hmmmm... I was never a really big fan of Guerlain. For me, JP's concoctions try to combine notes which clash together on my palate. It would be interesting if that was his intent, but I just don't...
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    Re: New Regular Feature

    Second.
    - Rich
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    Re: Burberry brit comment

    This is all up to you broham. I personally love Brit too, and some girls will just get giddy every time they smell my "signature" fragrance. Other girls associate other fragrances with me, and I...
  30. Thread: Cancer?

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    Re: Cancer?

    I must respectfully disagree with some of these statements.

    UVA cause melanin production, and the aging of skin as you mentioned. I was incorrect in stating they cause sunburn, furthermore, UVA is...
  31. Re: What could be the next scent from Frederic Malle?

    Fruit. I predict a fruit.
    - Rich
  32. Thread: Cancer?

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    Re: Cancer?

    It may seem that I'm singling you out here, but I promise, I'm not. I very much agree with your last two statements.

    It's the red one that I disagree with.

    Most sunblocks only partly block UVA...
  33. Thread: Cancer?

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    Re: Cancer?

    I would say the risk is negligible. You're more likely to get cancer from sun exposure. Even then, you're more likely to die from a heart attack, and even then, you're still more likely to die in a...
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    Re: purchased today....

    Bogart might have been a leap of faith on your part, I wasn't too enamored with it when I smelled it.

    Minotaure is fantastic, no worries there.
    - Rich
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    Re: Battle of Giants: Antaeus versus Egoiste

    On-tay-us is the form I've used and heard. Ann-tay-us I've also heard.
    - Rich
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    Re: Clive Christian are they crazy?

    Hmmm... taste. Taste is a very subjective thing, and somehow, I don't think a perfume bottle (which very few people would ever see, as it's tucked away in your bedroom or bathroom) could be...
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    Re: Battle of Giants: Antaeus versus Egoiste

    One spray of Egoiste will be fine in the summer, and summer nights are particularly good with the E.

    Antaeus is more of a Spring/Fall scent, but definitely wearable for summer nights, just use a...
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    Re: Clive Christian are they crazy?

    No, they're not crazy, greedy, inbred, or retarded. They're actually pretty smart. Let's face it; if you could have done it, you would have, but you don't have the notoriety to pull something like...
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    Re: Your Perfect Scent/Moment/Mind F*ck? And Why?

    Holy snap fingers! I was in that musical (yeah, the musical version)!

    Hmmmm. Antaeus. Perfection perfected while perfectorizing the perfection of a perfect perfume. Perfectly.
    - Rich
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Haha, Kingdom.



    Not really.
    SMW.
    - Rich
  41. Re: Dior Jules: A hilarious review and further discussion

    I have mixed feelings about Jules. It is an atypical 80's fragrance, but you can tell it is an 80's frag. I'll have to revisit it, but it may be strong for some people.
    - Rich
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    Re: The Psychology of Value

    I like Raw Vanilla.



    No, I'm not joking. I use it for my *hem hem* manly parts. Very good reception.
    - Rich
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    Re: Warm Summer Scents - Suggestions?

    I'm not sure if you and I are smelling the same Guerlain Vetiver, but I will continue anyways.

    I have found that one warm fragrance in particular has a great vibe, summer or winter. That...
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    Re: Standing Out From The Crowd

    Yes, that WILL do it... problem is, last time I wore it, men in plastic radiation suits showed up at my work. They said they got a lethal reading of radioactivity coming from the building. Not...
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    Re: A New Pyramid: Describing Perfumes Better

    The average is usually a representation of a trend, not a identifier of reality. In fact, the average is usually a terrible means to judge prospective goods in which a subjective opinion is the only...
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    Re: Dangerous scents.......?

    The risk isn't in inhaling the bad chemicals... It's in the exhaustion from having so much sex after wearing Hai Karate! OK, bad joke.

    Risk...

    I knew a guy who stopped eating fries because of...
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    Re: Dangerous scents.......?

    Hahahaha! The fools will never know that they're actually hurting themselves when they spray on Angel! Hahahaha! Ignore that rash, it won't go away!
    - Rich
  48. Thread: Detox

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    Re: Detox

    If you like Kouros. If you are one of the many people who don't, it is a very dangerous chemical, one which can induce gagging, vomiting, and even causing the Baby Jesus to cry. Wear with care.
    ...
  49. Re: New Fragrances from Richard James: Lavender, Vetiver and Cardamom & Pink Pepper

    Haha, you can tell they photo shopped it, you can see the reflection from bottle #2 on the cap of the bottle on the bottom left.

    I'm sure they'll smell fine though.
    - Rich
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    :confused: Almost 130,000 Iraqi deaths (according to some reports, others even larger (up to 655,000)), versus 3,900 Americans. Who's less manly?

    Better yet, don't try to analyze it from a...
  51. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    Guys. Do not, under any circumstances EVER compliment another man on his fragrance. Why? Well, not only will your balls fall off, but women will avoid your eyes like the clap-happy hobo down the...
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    Re: Larry King to Launch his first fragrance

    wink wink, nudge nudge... That's the joke.
    - Rich
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    Re: Recommend me a good 'fresh' fragrance!

    I'd recommend using the search function. Not to be mean, but there really is a plethora of threads on this very same subject.
    - Rich
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    Re: in the Realm of pure nonsense

    I'll stick with sex panther.
    - Rich
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    Re: Looking for male evening scent....

    I don't think you'll like Philosykos. It's really green, and gets a little foody after about an hour. Tea 4 Two might be your best bet as far as sophistication. M7 is a really deep fragrance, but...
  56. Re: Interesting Wall St. Journal article from yesterday!

    Would somebody just copy and paste it?
    - Rich
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    Re: Ahh that time again! PAYCHECK IS HERE :)

    Test, test, test Kevin. VIW is a little more unique though. And welcome back to the boards, haven't heard from you in a while.
    - Rich
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    Re: Sex Panther.. For real?

    And more truthiness to it.
    - Rich
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    Re: Body spray banned from N.B. school

    It's targeted at younger kids... and hicks.

    Seriously, I'd just let those kids wear the damn spray. They won't get laid, and that's part of the theory of evolution. The weak die out and the...
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    Re: 29 year old juice that smells like new

    :toppie:
    Actually, yes! I've known some people on these boards to be so loyal to Serge Lutens that they'd follow him of a cliff, for no reason whatsoever. You really don't seem to be that way, you...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    As far as iconic goes, let's do a brain-exercise. I ask you "What does a man wearing cologne smell like?" For you, a Basenotes member, you're going to think of all different kinds of answers. For...
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    Re: 29 year old juice that smells like new

    That's awesome about the vintage juice, but I have to ask... What's with you and Guerlain?
    - Rich
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    Wow. It's pretty gnarly seeing all the old Dependents' posts. Would there be any way to bring them back?

    It's also cool seeing the trend go from Cool Water and Lanvin to YSL + Thierry Mugler...
  64. Re: Please give more reviews for this Acqua di Parma scent...

    Is that... Thai? I was thinking Greek at first (It's Greek to me Hyuk Hyuk), but I settled on Thai after that.
    - Rich
    EDIT - I see now you are from Bangkok. Thai makes even more sense now.
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Try all of the Bulgarian Rose perfumes by Creed. They seem a little feminine at first, but believe me, they blend real well with male skin.

    Rose is traditionally and historically a masculine...
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    Re: Reformulated Fahrenheit

    It sounds like you've got some Fahrenheit 32. If it's in a clear bottle rather than the classic Fahrenheit, that's what you've got. I'm lucky enough to just enjoy my Fahrenheit.
    - Rich
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    Re: VIDEO: Usher at his fragrance launch

    Red Currant is sophisticated? A tart fruit mostly enjoyed by simple country folk? I don't buy it, but I'm looking forward to smelling the mens.
    - Rich
  68. Poll: Re: The 2007 Men's Fragrance Industry Hall of Shame Awards

    I am doing the agree with a man named zz. VIW rox your sOxOrS!!!1!11!!!111!
    - Rich
  69. Re: Look at what these anti-Angel scare artists are up to now...

    Well, we don't stop people from buying bleach, though if they somehow consumed it, they'd get a stomach ache. I don't get it. What is the point? You want it labeled? Good. I don't give a flying...
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    Re: "regular guys" discuss their favorite cologne

    Yes, I guess we are snobs. In fact, we're even snobby to each other. (I shoot those with bad taste with my rubber bands of hard cold justice)
    {Shoots rubber band at Gary}
    {Runs away laughing...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Sounds like it's pretty close to the original to me! Haha, just kidding. Welcome to Basenotes, and believe me, being a poor college student will not stop you. Not for one second.
    - Rich
  72. Thread: Discontinued !

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    Re: Discontinued !

    Good luck sir. Proctor & Gamble doesn't care whatsoever about what is good, they only care about one thing. (P-I=N)>$xx,xxx. Profit minus investment is equal to net. Is net greater than x amount...
  73. Thread: Hotel Costes.....

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    Re: Hotel Costes.....

    It is fantastically sexy though. Def. a winter time scent al maximo.
    - Rich
  74. Re: Opium, you know the one that is supposedly for Women:

    Yep yep yep.
    - Rich
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    I second this, a very nicely rounded collection indeed!
    - Rich
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    Re: At Odds.. a little help..

    Xeryus. Girls love it, it has nice longevity, impressive sillage, and will never be stuffy or overwhelming.
    - Rich
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    Re: CK Obsession and Gucci Envy.

    Just you. Take some time to keep smelling them. There was a time when I though Gucci Envy smelled of Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, but after just one wearing, I rescinded my opinion. Obsession...
  78. Thread: ...

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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31 is Some Good Sh*t

    Quote from my book: "If you think the female counterpart smells of roses, either I need to meet different girls or you need to get your nose checked."
    - Rich
  79. Thread: Ever wonder...

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    Re: Ever wonder...

    Gucci Envy, YSL Jazz (In a trade), AdP Colonia Assoluta (In a trade), Armand Basi, Antaeus, Egoiste, Xeryus Rouge (In a trade), Marc Jacobs, Body Kouros, and M7 were all bought blind. I love them...
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    Re: How would you like to be recognized...

    Stop being so immature guys.

    Sorry about that, we really are a group of sophisticated individuals focused on keeping the dying art of perfu- OUCH! I SAID STOP IT DAMMIT!
    - Rich
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    Re: johnston and murphy has a fragrance now!

    I think it reminds you of smoking crack tnma... tee hee.
    - Rich
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    Re: Have you heard of this frag?

    The best is when you hear rappers saying Dol-see and Gabana. Classic.

    Deutchse Cabana. My first inclination was to pronounce it douche... what a dum dum.
    - Rich
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    Re: So um, why dont counter ladies know anything?

    Just an example of why she was working there. "exceptionally attractive young woman..." she sold you on the idea of a date, no? What makes you think you won't go back there to buy from her/Macy's...
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    Re: A question: Scent confiscated by customs

    Here's my beef. You've got a truck FULL of cardboard boxes in the back of a USPS/Canadian Post truck, and you're worried about the contents of the box being flammable? THE BOXES ARE FLAMMABLE!
    ...
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    Re: johnston and murphy has a fragrance now!

    If the fragrance is as good as the shoes we'll be disappointed. Shoe snobs for the most part don't like J&M that well... so us fragrance snobs'll be in the same boat.
    - Rich
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    Re: Just tried Ava Luxe Midnight Voilet today

    It's my favorite from her line, but I can imagine when I'd wear it. What do yall think?
    - Rich
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    Re: In honor of Grant....

    Body. Kouros. or regular Kouros. Or both.
    - Rich
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    Re: Best "Blue" fragrance out now?

    I immediately thought of Hugh Parsons Blue. Everything else just stinks... and it's not a good stink.
    - Rich
  89. Re: The old D.K. classics (mens/womens) How great are they really?

    I bought DK Men.
    - Rich
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    Re: Meeting Clinton, what would you wear?

    Sercretions Magnifiques.
    - Rich
  91. Re: The old D.K. classics (mens/womens) How great are they really?

    I just bought some DK Men yesterday. When I saw it at the perfume shop, I bought it without smelling it. When the SA opened the box to let me have a sniff, I said "No, no, no. I want to buy it...
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    Re: Damn that smell;s good !!!

    Antaeus
    Envy
    Jazz
    Chanel PMC
    Dior Homme
    Black Aoud
    Body Kouros
    Brit
    Vetiver ('48)
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    Re: Thanksgiving comes first!

    Kouros. Lots and lots of Kouros. I'm simply going to break the top of the bottle off on my head, then bathe in it. Then I'm going to go buy another bottle, rinse and repeat.
    - Rich
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    Re: Funny story today..( Fragrnce related)

    There was a time when Lucky You was popular at my high school (everyone wears aqua di gio now.), and when I wore it, there was always one friend who couldn't wait to run up and give me a big hug,...
  95. Re: A Silly Question : Are You Already Aware What You Gonna Wear On Christmas Eve?

    I was pretty sure that Brit was getting my vote until I read T42. Now I'm not sure at all...
    - Rich
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    Re: BN Flavors of the Month. Past and Present

    Unforgivable
    GIT
    MI
    M7
    Terre d'Hermes
    GIT
    MI
    M7
    R de Capucci (In a much smaller way)
    Rose 31
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    Re: You know you're a Fragrance Snob when you.......

    You give your friends weird looks if they say the holy grail is a chalice... clearly, it is a bottle of perfume, and many Basenoters have found one.

    Your spray perfume down your pants. Just a...
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    Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, YŁ.

    Ummm... This is me:

    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:G61oW3hHAL4KDM:http://www.gyseren.dk/billeder/Pennywise.jpg

    Clearly, Yu don't know what IT's all about. Peasant.
    - Rich
  99. Re: Forget about The Lynx Effect...It should be The Antaeus Effect!

    I don't get why people feel bad about disliking a fragrance... It's called personal taste, don't take it... personally.

    Antaeus is just good. Chanel has done quite well with the older men's...
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    Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, YŁ.

    That's funny, I could have sworn the SA told me it was shortened from Yusnahb. Oh well. I wouldn't feel bad about buy it if I had the money, or if I like it, but from hear in the Peasant section,...
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