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  1. Re: NEW: Hugo Boss - Boss The Scent Parfum Edition!

    Thank you. So there IS a difference...other than simply the names. I absolutely knew that my nose could most definitely tell the difference between the two, but I do appreciate the knowledge behind...
  2. Re: NEW: Hugo Boss - Boss The Scent Parfum Edition!

    Thanks for sharing, hednic.



    Neither does this one.


    Top notes are ginger and citruses

    Middle notes are lavender, maninka, patchouli and orris root;
  3. Re: Do You Like or Frequently Wear Any BORING Fragrances?

    I agree.



    That's how I look at it as well.



    That's how I view several fragrances. If they smell good and are pleasing (to the wearer and those he comes in contact with), that's what...
  4. Re: Jimmy Choo Man Ice. If you love Dior Homme Cologne!

    I saw this one at Macy's yesterday, and gave it a try.

    The first thing I want to say.....is that the Dior Homme Cologne comparison is DEAD ON! A lot of times, I'll see something "compared" to...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    In most cases, that is probably true....but I can think of one particular case where someone with whom I've corresponded with via private messages quite a few times over the past few years was...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Same here. If you look at most of the "panty dropper" threads, they are started by young guys who have just joined the forum. Many of them probably don't even realize this is an international...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Conversations evolve and mature... but you raise a good question... perhaps warnings could be included on the respective pages?

    Don't know, but that could be an option... [/QUOTE]

    I'm not sure...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    I think more members have left or became extremely inactive more so than people realize.

    I had a conversation via a PM with another member who mentioned why he has become less active, and his...
  9. Re: which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    Polo Blue Eau de Parfum

    If the top remained linear and performed admirably for 4+ hours, it would probably be my signature scent.
  10. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Anything that sells and people buy and that a company feels has a reason for existence in the market is worthy of being available. I don't particularly care for Grey Flannel, but it obviously has a...
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    Re: Which fresh woody for summer ?

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche

    Baldessarini Del Mar

    DSQUARED² He Wood Ocean Wet Wood
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    Re: Burberry Sport replacement?

    Probably just as easy to find Burberry Sport as it is Dior Homme Sport 2008 these days. And for A LOT less money.
  13. Thread: I'm Done

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    Re: I'm Done

    Hey ToughCool, best wishes...and I don't blame ya! Not one bit. I've kind of felt like I have really discovered my taste and what I appreciate and am comfortable wearing, and thus am not "looking"...
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    Re: Reasons I have come to value Basenotes

    This forum is much more active, and people post much more frequently, there's no doubt about that....and from what I can tell members here are much more knowledgeable as well.....but I don't know if...
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    Re: I have no Aquatics in my collection

    I have 3 that I thoroughly enjoy and am glad to have in my arsenal. Bvlgari Aqua (which has been mentioned several times), Acqua di Gio Essenza (which was mentioned once), and Calvin Klein Eternity...
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    Re: Question about chanel allure extreme

    Bavard....you have extensive knowledge and good insight, and I learn a lot from reading your posts.....but on the last part here, I'm going to disagree. I bought a bottle of this when it was first...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    I had probably my most enthusiastic compliment I have ever received regarding this one in the mid 90's. While walking through a department store, I passed a lady that was walking my direction...and...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Generally, I don't notice someone being gone or not being around for a while. It takes time. I think what you did and your approach is fairly common. I'll see certain members post and post and...
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Of These Discontinued...?

    From your list, Gucci Nobile.

    From the "others" category, Escada Pour Homme.
  20. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    I'm going to try it again...but if it's how I remembered it being the last time a few years back, I don't think my opinion is or will be anything near 'over the top'. Especially since I owned a...
  21. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    Sounds logical to me. And nice description, I agree 100%



    I agree....summed up nicely.
  22. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    Thank you, DEMON and SmellyFinger.

    I was beginning to wonder if I was the only person who felt this way. The original Obsession from the mid 80's was beautiful...one of the best from that decade...
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    Re: Calvin Klein eternity aqua

    Performance for Eternity Aqua is better on me than what Polo Blue is. The scent is fairly similar, but since the performance is better, I opted for Eternity Aqua. Compliment factor from women is...
  24. Re: What is the main reason why you buy this or that fragrance?

    The reasons above, and I'll add one more: It must fit my style/taste/personality.

    I actually like some of the more "juvenile/club hopping" scents.....but I don't buy them, because I don't wear...
  25. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    :thumbup:



    Remember...."One man's trash is another man's treasure."

    I wouldn't get hung up on the use of the word "masterpiece". To the OP, Terre D'Hermes is a masterpiece. To others, it...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver discontinued?

    Yep...you just posted.
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver discontinued?

    Lots of stupid comments in this thread.
  28. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    No way I'd remember the exact "first ten fragrances I bought"...let alone, first ten that I ever owned! I'm sure the first half dozen or so were probably bought for me when I was a freshman,...
  29. Re: Please help me choose one year around signature scent

    Lots of great options mentioned so far.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur is an excellent choice from your current options. If you're wanting to consider one from outside of your current wardrobe, of the ones...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    I think you're misunderstanding. Some people pick up a funky smell in AdG Essenza (myself included). Others don't.[/QUOTE]

    I own and love AdG Essenza...but I understand what people are saying...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    i was just reading through this thread. i see you had quite a journey with sauvage since it came out :)[/QUOTE]

    I think even Chuck would admit that's a severe understatement :grin:
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes....EDT or "Perfume"?

    I went to Sephora last week and got three samples:


    * Terre D'Hermes EDT

    * Terre D'Hermes Parfum

    * Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche
  33. Re: How long did it take you get sick of Le Male? Or did you never like or dislike it?

    This is exactly the first thing that popped into my head as well.

    It is a really nice scent, I'll admit...but let's be honest, it's fairly juvenile, and anyone over the age of 35 might want to...
  34. Re: Will 3 shots to the chest alone get me noticed?

    Polo Blue isn't exactly strong on sillage or projection to begin with, especially after the first hour or two.[/QUOTE]Polo blue is usually only noticeable to those around me for a couple hours at...
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    Re: NEW: Burberry Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum

    As has been mentioned several times now, the "rating" system over there for new releases is useless. That place is notorious for having 50 or more "votes" on a new fragrance before it's even hit the...
  36. Re: Have you ever gone through a complete 180 about a fragrance?

    Terre D'Hermes.

    Bought it...thought it was "merely OK", tired of it quickly, sold my bottle, grew to dislike it.....and now, here lately, I revisited it and am now about to pull the trigger on a...
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    Re: Associating scents with colours

    It's pretty close to the color of the box that Terre D'Hermes comes in....just put orange and white lettering on it.
  38. Re: Perfume smelling better on another person's skin?

    I used to work for Coke, and I've been to the CC Museum in Atlanta and tried the various different Cokes from various regions of the world. The taste is altered a bit, albeit perhaps somewhat...
  39. Re: Perfume smelling better on another person's skin?

    Yep. They sort of "customize" and tweak the flavor for a handful of different regions - Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America - with each region offering different beverages that...
  40. Re: Perfume smelling better on another person's skin?

    Any proof you can add to this comment?[/QUOTE]

    I know it's true of Coca-Cola, but of fragrances I have no idea.
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    Re: Fragrances that are unmistakably masculine.

    Funny, and true story. A handful of years ago, I complimented an INCREDIBLY attractive woman on this one. She was in her mid to late 20's and worked as a bartender at the local Applebees and had...
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    Re: Associating scents with colours

    For the most part I agree...but then there is the occasional Fahrenheit and all it's flankers that don't exactly bring RED to mind. Same for scents like Polo Black...I don't really see anything...
  43. Re: Perfume smelling better on another person's skin?

    I know a woman who works at Sephora. She told me that she "couldn't stand" Givenchy Pi...but one day I wore it when I was around her and she said she "liked" it on me. Said it smelled better on me...
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    Re: BNers with similar "nose" like yours

    Wow, that's crazy...I certainly didn't expect anyone to even think of me in a thread like this, but that's very much appreciated, TC. And the irony is....you, and the exact guys you mentioned are...
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    Re: Down to 4 Chanels

    No, not at all. I have owned Versace Pour Homme, and there is a similarity between it and the regular Allure Homme Sport EDT.....but it is nothing like the AHS Eau Extreme EDP.
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    Re: Down to 4 Chanels

    My favorite two Chanels are Bleu de Chanel EDP and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. I've had plenty of compliments on both.....they're probably two of my most heavily complimented, in all honesty.
  47. Re: Jimmy Choo Man Ice. If you love Dior Homme Cologne!

    This is a trolling activity. The fragrance was sceduled for late March - April, and so much people couldn't try it. They just don't like the JC brand.[/QUOTE]

    Truthfully, the "rating" system over...
  48. Re: Returning fragrances to a retailor--thoughts?

    I don't like any "serial returner" either. I think that reveals a major character flaw and seems just dishonest if not deceitful.

    I thought about this particular scenario: Macy's versus...
  49. Re: Jimmy Choo Man Ice. If you love Dior Homme Cologne!

    So...it sounds like those of us with Dior Homme Cologne probably have no need to search this one out to give it a try. Thanks for the info and for saving me the trouble (LOL).
  50. Re: Returning fragrances to a retailor--thoughts?

    THIS ^^^

    I always ask the retailer what their policy is before I purchase from them. That way, I know and am not surprised if they don't honor a refund/exchange....and I also know what their...
  51. Re: Givenchy Play Intense - Worth the purchase??

    Yes, and the performance on the older was better. For some reason, when it was first released, I liked it and thought it was nice...but wasn't all "that" interested in it. As the years have passed,...
  52. Re: Givenchy Play Intense - Worth the purchase??

    See? LOL
  53. Re: Givenchy Play Intense - Worth the purchase??

    Don't be. Everyone's skin is different, and body chemistry plays a huge role in what performs well on someone and what doesn't. Most everyone else says Play Intense works GREAT for them.....and I...
  54. Re: Dior Homme Eau Performance for Spring/Summer

    I'm probably all alone on this, and that's fine....but to me...Dior Homme Eau for Men works better as an "early spring/late fall/winter" scent.

    I know...crazy. Most people consider this one a...
  55. Re: Givenchy Play Intense - Worth the purchase??

    ON ME....Givenchy Play Intense has poor performance. GREAT SMELL....but poor performance.

    Pi Extreme has OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE on me...but I don't really care for the scent all that much.
    ...
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    Re: NEW : Davidoff Horizon Extreme

    It's been a few months since the new Extreme version was discussed, and it was SUPPOSED to be released in February, to mark the one year anniversary of the original's release....but I haven't seen or...
  57. Re: Super cheap scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    If nothing else, I think this thread has proven to be fairly useful...and entertaining. Useful in the sense that it has served as a reminder that, AS INDIVIDUALS, we all perceive things differently....
  58. Re: Super cheap scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    This one has to have suffered the dreaded reform. I remember wearing it and liking it somewhat in the late 80's/early 90's, and it didn't receive negative reactions from others either. But over the...
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    Re: Macy's return policy for fragrances?

    This. ^^^

    I've also returned items to Macy's and they have been excellent to deal with. They don't have many sample vials, and they don't "make" testers like Sephora....and they realize that a...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Often times, the more I try something....the more I like it. Sometimes, it takes a little while for me to "warm up" to it. Other times, I like it instantly, and I either grow to like it more, or...
  61. Re: Tom Ford for Men - Another one bites the dust

    It's what I consider to be a citrus-woody-tobacco. The citrus is probably the most noticeable accord, but the wood and tobacco are definitely there and prevalent as well.

    Performance on this one...
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    Re: NEW: Michael Kors - Extreme Night

    Thanks for the info, hednic....I'm sure I'll sample this one.



    Hmmm....a "flanker". Nope, sorry...I'm gonna sat that this one is a NEW fragrance. Besides, looking at the bottle and name, if...
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    Re: Notes you hate

    Thank you! Finally! I was beginning to think I was the only one....
  64. Re: Best Smoky Vanilla replacement for PdN Vanille Intense?

    That was the first thing that came to my mind as well....that, and Bvlgari Black and Midnight in Paris, albeit to a little lesser extent.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel EDP

    These are pretty much my sentiments as well. I don't hate Sauvage, I just don't like it as much as BdC EDP, and I do like the EDP a tad better than the EDT...but both are nice and there really isn't...
  66. Re: My God have they ruined Polo through reformulation (and other related reformulation rants)

    Agreed. As a kid growing up in the 80's, this was a signature scent for me before I knew what a signature scent was. It was a go-to before I knew what a go-to was. All I knew, was that I loved...
  67. Re: What cologne do you think James Bond would wear?

    I understand that.....but at the same time, substitute any other trait for gay and see how sill it sounds.

    What type of cologne would a (7 foot tall) man wear?

    What type of cologne would a...
  68. Re: What cologne do you think James Bond would wear?

    I don't understand what being gay has to do with fragrances? Why do you stereotype gay people? Gay people have to like something different than everyone else? Your question makes no sense.[/QUOTE]
    ...
  69. Re: What cologne do you think James Bond would wear?

    Yeah, but Sean Connery was too much of a ladies man to ever be confused with being gay.
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    Re: Givenchy pi extreme

    Original


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41J-5vukFwL._AC_SL230_.jpg


    Extreme


    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.34826.jpg
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    Re: NEW: Pi Extreme

    I was given a sample vial of this with a recent purchase.

    I would suggest to TRY it....because I can't speak to your likes or dislikes. I will say this....it smells like the original PI.....with...
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    Re: NEW Boss Bottled Tonic

    Well, it's almost mid-March, and I'm seeing entries listed for it here and elsewhere at online fragrance sites.....but no mention of it being available at ANY department store. AND....it's not even...
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    Poll: Re: The best Calvin Klein Men's fragrance is...

    This. ^^^ In the late 80's, early 90's...I liked both of these quite a bit.

    Since then, I've only owned two Calvin Klein scents....Euphoria Intense, and Eternity Aqua....both of which I like. ...
  74. Re: Tom Ford for Men - Another one bites the dust

    I have tried a tester of this one at TWO different locations within the past 6 months....both were at Sephora.

    At one of the Sephoras, I got the exact same scent as the 3+ year old bottle that I...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Michael Kors Extreme Blue?!?!?!???

    Sorry, I don't get that AT ALL!


    Michael Kors Extreme Blue

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Angelica seed, Pink pepper, Cardamom

    Heart Notes: Juniper, Cypress,...
  76. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Oh, wow...I am truly sorry to hear that, Richard....that is incredibly sad, and does put things is perspective. God bless you, stay strong, and don't give up. Thoughts and prayers are definitely...
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    Uh oh...I usually find myself in agreement with you, but now you've opened up a can of worms that demands examples of the type music that you like and approve of!
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    You need to set this up with a little more detail.

    Is this a text that a man is sending to a woman? Is this a text that a woman is sending to a man? Is it for his....or for her...
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    Re: How about you could only wear one cologne?

    In the 80's, this would be such an easy question: Polo (original - green). No question, no hesitation

    In the 90's...a little tougher. But...in hindsite...I went through a few bottles of Cool...
  80. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    These are three lists I tend to agree with. The ones from each list that are named in all 3 lists are:

    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme (EDT and Extreme) and...

    Dior Homme Intense

    and the...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I say go for it. I like it....especially since the iris has been neutered. I've personally developed a bit of a nauseous reaction to iris in fragrances, so this was a welcome change for me. ...
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYDsI5mP-V8
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    Good ole' hednic...trying to get the thread back on topic, no matter how useless or insignificant the thread may be. :grin:

    Props, hednic. :beer:
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    If you don't mind, please describe the base of Dior Homme Cologne. What is it about it that you don't like? Overall, How do you perceive it? What terms would you use to decribe it?

    First, I'll...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Tell you what. You try it, and then you come back here and compare "the basenotes" of Dior Homme Cologne versus Dior Homme Sport 2017. I think you'll find that my description, while perhaps not...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I know :smiley:

    There isn't a major development...at least to my nose, on my skin. The Cologne version seems to dry down to more of a white musk, where as the blood orange is pretty prominent in...
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    LMAO!!! martinijo...we haven't always agreed or seen eye to eye...but you deserve some major KUDOS and props for that! Those were hilarious! :grin: :thumbsup:
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I guess, for me, it is the blood orange note. The blood orange is pretty prominent all throughout the development and duration of the Sport 2017, where as the Cologne has more of a...
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    Re: Grey Vetiver EDT VS EDP

    I think you pretty much nailed it. I agree with your take 100%.

    But...since this is one of those where in forums like this there will be strong "group think", and little to no objectivity to the...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Thanks for the heads up on the Gucci Guilty Absolute.

    I made it by Macy's again today and tried the Dior Homme Sport (2017) AND the Gucci Guilty Absolute. I like both. The Gucci Guilty Absolute...
  91. Re: Do you have a go-to scent for when you're under the weather?

    When I'm under the weather, I can't smell anything...so I don't waste the juice. Unless I absolutely still must go out somewhere, and then it's usually some people pleaser, done very lightly.
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    Alright...this is now entering TMI territory for me, so I'll bow out gracefully. Good luck in your "encounters", but I no longer care to hear how this turns out.

    ...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I stopped by Macy's and tried this one today.

    First impression....it's nice! Nothing groundbreaking, but nice! It's more masculine than anything else in the Dior Homme line, but it's more of a...
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    http://images.footballguys.com/Dropbox/Random%20Shots%20-%20Shared/14-15-most-intersting-man-facepalm.gif







    http://i.imgur.com/6rvkGfZ.gif
  95. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    Judging from a lot of stuff I've smelled over the years, I really have to wonder about that.



    You've gotta stop hanging around those school playgrounds, I'm tellin' ya :grin:

    Seriously,...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Definitely. Wear it or don't. :)[/QUOTE]

    Well....I think we just discovered that there is really no need for an online forum regarding fragrances.

    :grin:
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    :tekst-toppie:


    Awesome! Give it a few good wearings and then be sure to report back on it. And don't pull any punches...I want your honest and truthful opinion on this one, Doug (and I know...
  98. Re: What is the most crowd-pleasing scent from Amouge?

    LOL :thumbup:
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I have a love/hate relationship with this concoction. Sometimes I love it, other times I hate it.

    I still have my bottle, although I rarely wear it these days and was planning on selling it. So,...
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    Re: whats your go to gym fragrance?

    ^ This.
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