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  1. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by Echo777
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Had a couple of bottles of this, sold one recently. It's awesome for spring and temperate seasons. Never got really into it, which is odd because I really like it when I do wear it. It's definitely...
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme gift set.

    EDT smells like death, but the body wash is delightful.

    (Kanon Norwegian Wood for $10 is a great deal, IMHO.)
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B- Basala by Shiseido
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    Montale Fruits of the Musk. Nothing but fruit. All of the fruit.

    Also, the canister looks like a bomb.
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    Random Rarities and Arcane Fragrances

    So these are available to be shipped within the USA only. Sorry about that. Paypal, money order, or checks. (Paypal preferred.)

    Shipping is based on number of bottles you buy and is combined for...
  6. Thread: Ysl m7

    by Echo777
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    Re: Ysl m7

    Are you sure it's EXACTLY the same? I thought it had different top notes (read: fewer) and a heavier oud base than before.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Diptyque -- Jardin Clos
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Great quality, but was too feminine on me. Had to let it go a couple moths later, with precious little used.

    Maybe I shoulda got the Assoluta version. They did give me a mini of Assoluta when I...
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    Re: A fresh scent for when hitting the gym!

    ....
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    Re: A fresh scent for when hitting the gym!

    Nickel Eau Maximum or whatever cheap generic stuff you wanna get rid of. Chances are it's gonna be showered/sweat away in an hour or so.

    Who is wearing cologne to a gym, anyhow? Is that why...
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    Re: How similiar is Wall Street to MI?

    You must be thinking of Riverside Drive, which actually has a little "GIT mixed with MI" feel to it. If I remember it right. I remember it was great, if unoriginal.

    Wall Street is more like a...
  12. Re: Which fragrances never should have been discontinued?

    Never had Magnetism, but the top 3 are in my top 3 of all time.

    Also,

    Polo Crest
    Jazz Prestige

    were tragic losses.

    Woodland and all Kouros flankers are understandably discontinued, but...
  13. Re: Cheap perfumes that smell pricey almost niche quality?

    Where are these cheap? The reason they smell pricey is because they are. And arguably "almost niche quality".
    Some odd suggestions here that aren't exactly bargain priced...

    Also appalled that...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport

    Same experience today: put one spray on (admittedly, dry skin) and it held for a few hours. It starts out really "fizzy" and effervescent, like sticking your nose in a glass of 7-Up with a maraschino...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Agreed. I like both quite a bit. They are two different animals, not really variations on one theme. I used to think the original was best til I found I couldn't shake the old school mustiness (the...
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    Re: Kenzo Power Cologne: Opinions?

    I'm thankful for the EDC since I find it more wearable and less "dense". Also, somewhat less feminine.

    The original is technically better, but I prefer to wear the EDC.

    The L'eau Par Indigo...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Mercedes-Benz

    "Why would they go into selling fragrances, I hope Guerlain do not start selling sports cars.lol"

    Me too. After their abysmal line of digital scooters, sports cars would be a catastrophe.
    ...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Mercedes-Benz

    A novel way to avoid buying a full bottle would be to purchase enough cars to yield enough free samples to fill a whole atomizer.

    Y'know...beat the system.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Mercedes-Benz

    I have been wearing this for a couple days. It's predictably boring and, surprisingly, not terrible.

    It's basically a minty, musky fougere that ends up smelling like a soapy smooth lotion...
  20. Thread: Body Washes

    by Echo777
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    Re: Body Washes

    The best I have tried is Dali (the original black one for men).

    The only way I would buy a matching body wash is if it were included in a gift set. I find that those are often the same price or...
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    Re: New Fragrance by Lanvin - Avant Garde

    It's in the stores in South Korea. Many cosmetic stores sell decants of any tester on the shelf for six bucks a pop.

    Got me a decant, not full bottle worthy, IMHO.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 31, 2011

    Creed Royal Delight...

    It goes well with a pipe full of cavendish...
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    Re: SotD Saturday *24 December*

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 23, 2011

    Ferrari Passion
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    Re: New Lanvin Avant - Garde for men

    It's pretty sweet. Bubble gum and benzoin. Your high-school aged cousin tried to get the smell of peanuts out of his mouth by chewing a wad of Big League Chew. Also, he had remnants of Body Kouros on...
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    Re: New Fragrance by Lanvin - Avant Garde

    Wearing this right now. It's a whole lot of vanilla and sweet pink cotton-candy. Perhaps a touch of benzoin.

    Sugar. Pink. Lemonade. Dubble Bubble bubble gum.

    Weird City, indeed.

    They done...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Cereus Pour Homme Number 14....that's a quality December scent...
  28. Re: Creed Royal Delight vs Creed Silver Mountain Water

    Wearing my new RD today. I smell the ambergris note as a commonality, but they're different. SMW is cool feeling and RD is warm feeling, so to speak, with it's leather and floral smoothness.

    Get...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Azzaro Duo for Men and Women

    Smelled the men's Duo today today. Smelled like a white peppery spiked coconut oil. Very much like Silver Mountain Water and Himalaya mixed with Hawaiian Tropic dark tanning oil. Maybe the silver...
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    Re: My favorite smell in the world

    I always thought that Hilfiger's "True Star" was very close to the smell of new clothing in a department store.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Dior Higher, plus stick deodorant to match.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 31, 2010

    CDG's Avignon.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 26, 2010

    Kenzo "Time for Peace" Pour Lui in the day, probably gonna top it off with a shot of TM's "A-Men" later tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 24 , 2010

    Givenchy Pi. And it is good.
  35. Re: Something inexpensive that smells like a Christmas tree?

    Gonna throw in TSAR by Van Cleef and Arpels.

    Because it's good and cheap and you need it.

    Also, Aspen and Polo and Pino would've been good choices, but they've been mentioned.

    Devin is...
  36. Re: Post Pictures of Your Fragrance Collection: Part V

    Dullah:

    What are those 2 bottles (left center) below the Creed MI and above the Cereus? One has a red moose on it. The round ones. And is that a Caswell Massey Greenbriar on the bottom left?
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday July 11, 2010

    Time for Peace by Kenzo
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 4 July 2010

    Dirty English in the day, Kenzo Air at night.
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    Re: What is your top 3 longest lasting colognes?

    Finally a thread on longevity!

    Kouros
    Joop!
    GIT
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    Re: What is your top 3 longest lasting colognes?

    Finally a thread on longevity!

    Kouros
    Joop!
    GIT
  41. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Ever have that happen to ya? Totally heartbreaking. Fragrance fires claim untold numbers of collections every year. We should start up a non-profit to donate bottles to those stricken with this...
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Avignon, naturally. Kyoto is also nice. All the CdG series entries are stellar. (I might be beating a dead horse around here with that comment, but it's well-deserved, no?)

    Also, Gucci PH was a...
  43. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Cinnamon Black Tea by Skin Food.

    Amazing scent for $15 USD per 1 ounce bottle in EDT form. A must buy if/when in Korea. (Or maybe Singapore.)

    Lemon, bergamot and slightly smoky black tea. A...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 14th June 2010

    M7 Fresh by YSL on a hot day! Yay!
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    Re: Any Fresh 80's fragrances?

    Paco Rabanne Sport
    Santos Sport
    Tiffany Men
    Regular Paco Rabanne
    maybe Bleu Marine by Cardin
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    Re: Gucci by Gucci Sport

    Yeah, thanks. Nobody mentioned apples, yet. All I got off the sprayed card was red apples. Like uncut, red apples with a light patchouli base, maybe some cedar, or dark teak wood. Like sticking your...
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    Re: Are Armani Fragrances Overrated?

    You could ask the same of Hugo Boss. They sell a name and a package. Any scent that is included peripheral to the product. Armani is a big, renowned name and your average consumer (low to middle...
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    Re: Are Armani Fragrances Overrated?

    You could ask the same of Hugo Boss. They sell a name and a package. Any scent that is included peripheral to the product. Armani is a big, renowned name and your average consumer (low to middle...
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    Re: Fake fragrances on Amazon.com?

    Did you buy from a third party or from Amazon directly?
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    Poll: Re: Creed's Vetiver vs Creed's Original Vetiver

    Completely different scents actually. The OV is sharp and green, and dare I say a little sugary? Almost like a "sport" scent. Real fizzy, like sniffing a can of Sprite (an open can). Very bright,...
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    Re: updated Montale website

    So has anybody had any luck getting on the website recently? I am trying to get some Montale with the extra shot, but there is no connection when I try to log onto the website. Also, this...
  52. Re: When a deodorant stick outperforms its fragrance

    Sean John Unforgivable is pretty potent. It has a sharp alcohol bite with the initial application, but it eventually dries down and projects like an EDT. In an issue of Complex magazine, they had a...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 23rd April 2010

    YSL presents Rive Gauche Pour Homme Light
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    Re: Versace The Dreamer discontinued ?

    I saw a half dozen at a local discount store (100ml bottles, at that). I assumed they were "dumping stock" of a polarizing scent with low sales. I don't recall the box design though. Perhaps they are...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 22nd April 2010

    Le Male...for better or for worse.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 21st April 2010

    YSL presents M7 Fresh
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    Re: Virgin Island Water replacement?

    This is exactly what Turin/Sanchez said in the "Perfumes: The Guide". Not having tried the CLV, I can't concur as of yet, but I plan on replacing my VIW with CLV pretty soon.
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    Re: Perfume shopping and fragrance in South Korea?

    After some additional exploration I have determined the best route is to hit the Shinsaegae in Gangnam, a neighborhood in Seoul. They have a Creed counter and a Diptyque counter across from the...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 18th February 2010

    Tommy Hilfiger "True Star" for my birthday...Meh...
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    Re: Clarins and Porsche Design Launch The Essence

    Smelled this today. The bottle reminded me of M7. The scent is kinda like MB's Prescence, but more natural (easy task). It's still pretty synthetic, in a new car smell kinda way. Very futurisitc,...
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    Re: S o t D: Monday, 26 October 2009

    Azzaro by Azzaro for men EDT with Lacoste Elegance deodorant
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    Re: Cedarwood cologne ?????

    Lalique Equus is pure cedar chips. Like a freshly cleaned hamster cage. Also very cheap.

    Plus the above mentioned, Tumulte, CdG, etc...
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    Re: Looking for a masculine chypre?

    Really? No Chanel Pour Monsieur at the boutiques? I have never NOT seen PM at the boutiques, whether in the US or abroad. I live in Topeka, KS and just got a bottle at Macy's and I have seen it at...
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Rive Gauche Light?

    I have the Intense version, Light version and the regular. I prefer the Light rendition as I can't seem to learn to love the anise notes of the original. The Intense tones down the anise and ups the...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Layering?

    A Creed saleswoman told me I needed GIT to layer with my MI, which I already had. I wonder if she was just trying to double up sales since I had just wandered over from the L'Artisan counter where...
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    Re: Body Heat by Bod

    I picked up a bottle of this and it came with a free deodorant spray can. It came to about $14 and I was pleasantly surprised. It smells exactly like Givenchy Pi, but has less of that pungent, funky,...
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    Seriously though, if you're not wearing Kouros during sex, you're probably not even having sex.
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, 18th of Oct.

    Roger And Gallet's "Royal Lavender"
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    Re: Looking for Aqua di Gio's older brother.

    That's true. I just thought of my SOTD today, Zirh by Zirh EDT (2001). Also in the realm of AdG (but then again, so many scents are imitative of AdG). Zirh is not much more "grown up" than AdG, but...
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    Re: Looking for Aqua di Gio's older brother.

    Versace was a good call. I would also suggest Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme. It's cheap and along the same lines (little bit green and spicy, lotta lemon). It's definitely somebody's older brother.
    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 16 Sep 09

    Eau Sauvage Extreme by Christian Dior
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Best: Kenzo Air and Creed Silver Mountain Water

    Worst: Dali Pour Homme and Michael Kors
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    Re: S o t D -- Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009

    Rive Gauche Light pour homme by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: Why are perfume brands called 'Houses'?

    Same with publishing houses. I think they actually had home-based businesses that published books many years ago. Probably explains the publishers naming he "house" after the family name.
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    Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009

    Zino in a big 4.2 ounce bottle. About $38 at the mall. Also, the D and G L'Amoureaux on a whim at Nordstroms for $60 in the 100ml. The Zino is better by far, but prefer the D and G in the current...
  76. Re: Do you own the threads that go with your 'fumes?

    Got a free hat with my Izod cologne purchase.

    But like ChuckW and others said, it's all Gap, Guess, Polo, CK, Perry Ellis, maybe Ben Sherman, definitely Banana Republic, etc... I try to buy the...
  77. Re: Has a discontinued scent ever been brought back?

    Caron brought back the Champagne thing. I remember an article on BN about it.

    So...Havana's really coming back?
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    Re: Light patchouli scents?

    Beyond Paradise (men) has a Patchouli drydown and is great for summer, providing you can tolerate the synthetic melange. Also, I second the Keiko Mecheri.

    In the summer (or whenever) I buy a...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    "I have been suckered by fakes at many duty free! These items are very good fakes."

    True. I am pretty sure I got fake Kouros and fake Antaeus in the Beijing duty free. (Unless they were really...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 22 August 09

    Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: M7 Fresh - Where are you?!

    fragrancenet.com
  82. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    If you had some Andron these days, you could easily sell it for much more than 50 bucks.;)

    The single "one" would be Chanel Pour Monsieur. It works in any weather, in any situation. Always...
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    Re: ... Your one and only signature Vetiver ...

    Guerlain's Vetiver (not the new stuff, the original brew) is the best. Second is Creed 1948 Vetiver (not the new stuff known as OV). Then Route de Vetiver, which I find to be amazing, but less...
  84. Re: Tell the truth!!! Every man loves at least one bond! Which one do u love??

    I really like Central Park, Riverside Drive and Wall Street. Real men might like Great Jones, which is also nice. Broadway comes in fifth. There's many other good ones, but I stopped caring.
  85. Thread: Why YSL, why?

    by Echo777
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    Re: Why YSL, why?

    I don't work for them or necessarily endorse them, but there is a selection of YSL at fragrancenet.com that ranges from M7 and M7 Fresh (at reasonable rates), Opium (men and women), Jazz, Live Jazz,...
  86. Re: What *one* fragrance give you the most longevity?

    Joop, normal skin, 24+ hours

    not a longevity that's welcome, however

    I won't mention Kouros, Ungaro III, or GIT, since you only wanted one
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Collectors

    I had Kilo once and always thought it to be a LOT like 212 Men, very greenish, a little like SD Agua Verde. Maybe it was just the green packaging or something. Not bad, though. I got it as it was...
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    Yeah, totally joking. I read online that he (YSL) used to sit around for hours in a private room in his house staring at the photos of naked men that completely covered the walls. (Reminds me of an...
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    Re: Should I get the Original Guerlain Vetiver?

    I would gladly trade my new Vetiver for the old ones. The new one has citrus and mint top-notes and some tobacco that doesn't work well with me. The vetiver notes are about the same. Maybe get both....
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    I guess the ad was tasteful, but I would prefer to see naked men (if I must) in adverts for women's perfume and products (although, "women's perfume" is pretty subjective, I know). Seems like the way...
  91. Thread: Why YSL, why?

    by Echo777
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    Re: Why YSL, why?

    I have found 1 ounce Rive Gauches at TJ Maxx. And you can usually find a Kouros behind the counter or tucked away at Macy's or Dillard's or wherever. Just ask 'em. The chances are slim though. Best...
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    Re: What do you recommend for a 14yr old boy/lad?

    Essential was a good call. Also, Kenneth Cole Reaction or CK One Summer or the new Izod, would be my choices. Or Chanel Allure (one of the sports renditions or blanche) or Dior Homme Sport, if you...
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    Re: Kouros - First Time in Public

    Maybe your skin was still moist from the bathing and, as you dried off, it evaporated a bit with the excess water from the skin. Also, Kouros works best when sprayed from a distance, a foot or so,...
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    Re: Found:  Vintage bottle of Guerlain Vetiver

    I bought a vintage bottle of Habit Rouge and it had this flyer inside for the Vetiver (vintage) and HR lines.

    Deodorant, aftershave lotion, perfumed soap, EDC, EDT, shaving cream with brush, body...
  95. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    My wife said if I buy another bottle of cologne, she's going to leave me....Man, I'm gonna miss her!

    Seriously, calculate how much you can wear in a year and let the rest go, sparing discontinued...
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    Re: Fragrance for the Uninitiated

    Wow. The darkside. Really? Didja mean "from the darkside"?

    Anyways here in Topeka, there are few places to find niche. So basically people will buy what is cheap and what is available. If they do...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Shirt

    Tried it. Has a kinda lemony-starch (read: Faultless spray starch) smell. Similar to what what happening with Tommy "T" or maybe closer to Burberry summer edition. After it dried down, it kinda had...
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    Re: Best Bond No 9 daywear for men?

    Eh, Wall Street. Easy to wear. Riverside Drive is good, too. Maybe edging towards fruity, though. Central Park is a fave of mine. Clean and crisp. Very "daywear".

    (I do love Great Jones, but it...
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    Re: Best Bond No 9 daywear for men?

    Eh, Wall Street. Easy to wear. Riverside Drive is good, too. Maybe edging towards fruity, though. Central Park is a fave of mine. Clean and crisp. Very "daywear".

    (I do love Great Jones, but it...
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    Re: S o t D - May 1, 2009

    Davidoff "Good Life"

    8 shots under the shirt
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