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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I found the whole stuff faintly reminiscent of Habit Rouge. Unoriginal. A disappointment. Guerlain should be punished for it.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Very rich scent, very much in the tradition of the best French perfume-making, no mass appeal, no mainstream, to be worn sparingly, a universe of its own.

    Hermès so far has withstood the attempts...
  3. Thread: Vetiver fans

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    Re: Vetiver fans

    Another recommendation here: Ermenegildo Zegna, Haitian Vetiver. Verrrry good, clean and crisp. Unfortunately verrry expensive, too.

    ...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

    To up the ante: Guerlain also sells HR "extrait" (they do in Paris at least). The price was about 340 € for 50 ml if I remember correctly (but I may be wrong). I found it quite similar to the EdP, so...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances simply wonderful

    I own Grey Vetiver. Liked it at first but can't stand it any more. I find it too sweet and old-womanish, like sweaty old underwear. There are better and more manly vetivers around, with more backbone...
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Dears,

    Dior Vetiver it is (and a bottle of Terre d'Hermès perfume along the way). I got one of the last bottles they had at the KaDeWe in Berlin because Dior doesn't make it any more they told me....
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    I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Dears,

    I need something new, vetiverish, freshish, summerish but high-classish in a way. I am an old guy and loud scents put me off. And my bottle of Terre d'Hermès is empty, my Guerlain Vetiver...
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    My recommendation is Guerlain Vetiver for every season.

    I find Sycomore boring and not worth the price, Encre Noire boring and flat, TF Grey Vet. insipid, the Givenchy too sharp, and the Creed and...
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    Terre d'Hermès eau très fraîche

    Hi,

    I haven't been here for quite some time and don't know whether there has been a thread about the above-mentioned new Hermès. Has anyone tried it and can tell me something about it? I'll be in...
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    Acca Kappa, Giallo Elicriso

    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to let you know that the above might be something for the lovers of green, earthy scents. It's a very masculine scent, is said to "evoke the coasts of the Adria and its...
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    Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Hi guys,

    I am just reading a crime novel in which of one of the male characters is said that "an expensive scent of pine and leather emanated from his person".

    What scent could that be??? I am...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I bought a bottle because a lot of you guys here commended it. But wouldn't buy it again. It's not that I find it too "sharp" but too noncommittal, banal, with not enough vetiver-character. It is...
  13. Thread: Sous le Vent

    by Luis
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    Re: Sous le Vent

    Sous le Vent was my signature scent for about ten years. Still love it.
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    Re: Tragic Scents- Your true love is discontinued

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    Re: GOD do I HATE Vetiver!

    I quite like Vetiver. I started out with the Carven V (too strong), liked the Guerlain for decades, tried some others, have come back to it. Quite a simple scent, fresh, good for everyday wear. Have...
  16. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Acqua di Parma is owned by L'Oreal, and they'll do ANYthing to make a dime...
  17. Re: What is the best leather fragrance on the market?

    Like many others unfortunately, Knize Ten does not contain oakmoss any more, which makes it a tad sweeter and more cinnamon-y. Try to get the older version with "evernia prunastri".
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    Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    So did I - hated it. Until I smelled the perfume version, which is less sweet, deeper, elegant and just classy.

    I still don't like the EdC version.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Please don't DIE!!!!!! You don't miss anything. The most beautiful thing about it is the BOTTLE.
  20. Thread: Trumper's Eucris

    by Luis
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    Re: Trumper's Eucris

    This is a strong, distinctive but strange scent. Does not smell elegant or attractive to me. Wouldn't want to be standing in the elevator next to a person wearing this.
  21. Thread: Encre Noire

    by Luis
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    Poll: Re: Encre Noire

    Don't know. Personally, I find it a bit predictable, un-mysterious, boring, flat...

    Have you compared it with Guerlain's Vetiver? After long years of hating all the reformulations of the original,...
  22. Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Verveine Sorbet / Verbena Sorbet

    I had last year's Limited Edition but found it very simple after a while and too expensive for what it promised.
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    Re: Stupid question...

    Thank you for all your suggestions. I'll keep them in mind the next time I go shopping.
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    Stupid question...

    Excuse me, this is utterly stupid, BUT I would like a new fragrance and and don't know what to choose. I own and like: Knize Ten, TdH parfum, Villoresi Uomo and some others which I do not really like...
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    Re: Does anyone actually *love* Guerlain Vetiver?

    I don't (any more).
  26. Re: All-natural: masculine, long-lasting, affordable, non-weird

    http://www.farfalla-essentials.com/natural_perfumes_men.html

    i love the Vetiver. My favourite summer scent, clean-cut, fresh, natural. BUT not too long-lasting. Sigh!
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    Re: Best fragrance for the gym and just after

    du Coq? Haha!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I tried it today - am I am so disappointed. Just another flat sweet, somewhat musty smell. Where is the freshness, the elegance, the chic of French perfumery? After they changed and castrated the...
  29. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    No, I don't. It has got this sharp (and cheap) chemical note that puts me off. It has become something for the masses unfortunately.
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    Re: knize ten - just blind bought, mistake or not?

    Knize Ten is top quality, not for everyone (thank heavens!), perhaps more for the older gent, but one of the few really top quality scents among all those cheap-smelling and vulgar designer and...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage - opinions needed

    I recently tried the "new version" of ES in France and found it more synthetic than the old one, stronger and somehow closer to the new Vetiver of Guerlain. I still have a bottle of the old one,...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

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    A eulogy this time....

    Hi,

    I usually find fault with and dislike every scent that is talked about and advertised here. But I now have (Thanks to you BNs!) a scent that really is - in my opinion - one of the greatest...
  34. Poll: Re: If you were to own (or buy) ONE bottle of CREED what would it be?

    My favourite would be "Olde English Arsenic".
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    Re: NEW Eau Sauvage Extreme

    Oh, my God, this is gruesome. Rotten old Alain Delon getting carried from Lac Léman to Moscow to advertise a new scent for Dior. It sounds like a ghost rain. How much did they pay him? And why didn't...
  36. Thread: Hammam Bouquet

    by Luis
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet

    I owned HB once, used it for a while, then found it very "flat" and one-dimensional, much too sweet and unmanly - and threw it away. I just couldn't stand it any more. There are dozens of other...
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    Re: Sel de Vetiver by the Different Company

    So did I. I like Etro and Villoresi much better. Especially Villoresi's V. is a powerhouse and knocks you off your feet.
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    Re: Caron Yuzu Man Test

    Sampled Yuzu today. Quite light and nice but nothing breathtaking IMO. Maintream, sort of. The drydown reminded me STRONGLY of Chanel's Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport (What a stupid name!).
  39. Re: I aske my sister what she think of my bottle of Habit Rouge EDT and

    Don't aske your sister. Aske your grandma. She shoulde knowe better.
  40. Re: I aske my sister what she think of my bottle of Habit Rouge EDT and

    Thank you, darling. I love you, too!.
  41. Re: I aske my sister what she think of my bottle of Habit Rouge EDT and

    Thank you, darling. I love you!
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    Re: Long lasting grapefruit fragrance ?

    Yep. Smells like a garbage dump.
  43. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I tried the 2 "new" Vetivers yesterday but couldn't really tell the difference. The "normal" Vetiver seemed a bit smoother to me whereas the "Vetiver Extreme" seemed more straightforward and drier. ...
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    Re: Is the market oversaturated?

    90% of the stuff on sale is crap, anyway, and scent manufacturers know that. Only 5-10% of all the sents sell well. That's why the shelf huggers are replaced by new products every 6 months, hypes are...
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    Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    I absolutely hate this stuff. It's way too bombastic and gooey and obtrusive. Gave me a headache. And not my idea of masculine elegance at all.
  46. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I am looking for a new Vetiver. I was a fan of the very first version of Guerlain's but hated the subsequent reformulations.
    The new versions might appeal to me again (though I doubt it).

    My...
  47. Besuch bei Jacques Polge (Chanel) / A visit to Jacques Polge (Chanel)

    Sorry, in German only:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/besuch-beim-chanel-parfuemeur-die-nase-von-paris-1.1070676
  48. Thread: lock/delete

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    Re: Dear Basenoters, please save me from my paranoid self

    Yes, that's a known fact, there's no denying it. So, what can you do? Change to NATURAL scents without any chemicals. You'll find them in health food stores and the like. Their longevity is shorter...
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    Re: Joop Splash - Quck Thoughts / Review

    The bottle is nice but the scent is cheap and synthetic.
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    Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Well over 60 here. I am more and more limited in my tastes. My favourites are:

    Knize 10
    Habit Rouge edp (winter only)
    L'instant extrême (winter only)
    Lorenzo Villoreso Uomo (summer mostly)...
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    Re: New Guerlain DERBY presentation

    Fie! I don't want ANY tree cut down for any bottle of just ... SCENT! What were they thinking? The people at LVMH are getting more and more disgusting - and their products, OF COURSE, more and more...
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    Re: Knize Ten: Open Discussion for leather lovers

    Oh , come and drool after me, pleeeeeeze.......
    K10 is my favourite winter scent.
  53. Sorry, in German only: About "La Maison de Guerlain"

    http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-735246.html

    Interessanter Artikel mit ganz schönen Fotos.

    The pics are quite nice, too.
  54. About "La Maison de Guerlain". Sorry, in German only.

    http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-735246.html


    Vom SPIEGEL-online. Mit ganz schönen Fotos.
  55. About "La Maison de Guerlain". Sorry, in German only.

    http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-735246.html


    Vom SPIEGEL-online. Mit ganz schönen Fotos.

    Sorry, in German only.
  56. Re: Dear God, is this turning into a Creed forum or something?

    Yes, this board is - mostly! - a place where the same names are repeated over and over again, with Creed being the most obtrusive. This is so boring and unnerving! Equally boring are threads like...
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    Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Some people will compliment you on ANYTHING provided it is not body odour.
  58. Re: First impression of L'Air Du Desert Marocain and some questions.

    I have just written an anwer to BradW's post but the answer doesn't show. Has it been confiscated because there were the words "arse of a goat" in it?
    You must be kidding.

    Please explain.

    I...
  59. Re: First impression of L'Air Du Desert Marocain and some questions.

    It most reminds me of the arse of a goat that has eaten too many dates.
    This stuff is an aberration. It is much too heavy and cloying for a man, oppressive and headache-inducing even. What man would...
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    Re: KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Boisé

    The drydown reminds me very much of Terre d'Hermès.
    I thought it might have been conceived to lure people away from Hermès and skim off profit...
  61. Thread: Essential Vetiver

    by Luis
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    Re: Essential Vetiver

    Etro Vetiver is quite "da bomb" (?) but I haven't been able to bring myself to buy it. I find it lacks something, another element, if only I knew what.
  62. Thread: Essential Vetiver

    by Luis
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    Re: Essential Vetiver

    scentaddiction, same experience here. Tried to dilute it then but it didn't work.

    Am still looking for the perfect Vetiver myself.
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    Re: Michael Kors, Where Have You Been All My Life..

    I don't like it. To my nose, it smells totally un-glamorous and frumpy. I would prefer Gucci for Men (which I don't like very much either) to it if I had the choice for an autumn scent. Or the Etro...
  64. Re: What is it in Habit Rouge EDT that smells of decay?

    The whole house of Guerlain seems to be decaying, if you ask me.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Toilette Légère!!

    Let me tell you that it is not worth buying. Try the HR Eau de Parfum instead.

    But as you seem to be Italian, why don't you try something by Lorenzo Villoresi? I own UOMO which has much more...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Toilette Légère!!

    Is this the one that came out in 2005, isn't produced any more because it didn't sell?
    If so, I had a bottle of it and threw it away.
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    Re: Losing inspiration and interest in fragrances

    Perhaps you are only getting older and WISER and realize that there are more important things in life than SCENT, SCENT, SCENT...
    And sniffing perfume bottles does get boring in the course of time.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza?

    Smells good but I think it would be better on a woman than a man.
  69. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    yes!
  70. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Isn't it a fact that octogenarians often have lost their olfactory sense?
  71. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

    by Luis
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I tried it the other day. Loved the opening fresh notes but found the drydown unspectacular and boring, like a bowl of ill-seasoned lentil soup or a box of cheap shoe polish. If this is class, I...
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    Re: Got L'instant Guerlain pour homme extreme....

    I'm on my 2nd bottle.

    LOVED it at first. Now can't STAND it any more....
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    Re: Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    You may smell a tad poofy, though...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    Quite a quiet scent, I found, which I liked. The drydown reminded me vaguely of Villoresi's Uomo.

    Quite nice but it didn't throw me for a loop.
  75. Re: Are there really women at work just sexually harassing you because of your scent?

    Frankly, I don't understand what this thread is all about. What a fuss some of you make about "a scent". As if a scent could make a better/more handsome man of anyone. It can enhance a personality...
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    Poll: Re: End of Summer: Quick Poll on what should I buy

    Fab, please don't curse me, prego, but haven't you got enough bottles already? Why not buy a good book for a change, or a nice CD?
    I could strongly recommend Evgeny Kissin playing Mozart (piano...
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    Re: "Erolfa" by Creed?

    Sorry, Esq., you are right and I was mistaken. In the shop where I try my scents they told me each passenger of the Titanic was given a bottle of Erolfa.

    But they also told me Napoleon couldn't...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    Why not "Morning Wood"? Would have sounded even better. Everybody seems to be out in the woods these days...
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    Re: "Erolfa" by Creed?

    Only near Svalbard when icebergs are getting near. No wonder the Titanic sank with that much E. on board.
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    Re: A scent for a cynic

    I'd recommend "Eau d'Arsenic" by Helluveshit Ltd. Very much in fashion this season, I have heard.
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    Re: Encre Noire by Lalique???

    I really don't understand all your eulogies. I sampled it several times because I was looking for a new vetiver but I found it so terribly B-O-R-I-N-G! It holds no depth, no mystery, no sensual...
  82. Re: What Does God Smell Like? What Does the Afterlife? Heaven? Hell? Purgatory?

    Sometimes I think some kind of censorship might be a good idea....
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    Re: EU basenoters....how are these ?

    I tested some of them but was not really that excited. In the vein of the Guerlain Aquas, I thought. Light summer colognes. The Melissa and Verbena interested me most but I found I did not want to...
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    Re: Having Perfumes on Hand for 'Lady Friends'

    What a curious thing to do to show a lady friend your perfume bottles. And to think about perfume "in the throes of passion". In my experience, there should be something else on your mind...

    And...
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    Re: Got a really nice compliment

    Very nice compliment!
  86. Re: Older Classics Pour Monsieur & Habit Rouge still outshine the rest.

    Your father??? Poor thing! I hope he finds peace, too, with what you have given him. But perhaps he can use your discarded scents to chase the mice from his garden, or clean the spare parts of his...
  87. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Luis
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Have worn HR on and off for about 40 or more years. Bought other scents in between because got tired of it. Bought even LOTS of other scents - and always "rediscovered" HR as the very, very best of...
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    Re: Have you tried Czech and Speake fragrances?

    I own Citrus Paradisi but wouldn't buy it again. It has a foul aftersmell in my opinion. It is certainly extraordinary but so many scents are - and not in a good sense. And it was quite (= too)...
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    Re: Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I do not think this is by any means a "linear, minimalist" fragrance, in the sense of "clear, straightforward, simple but good". On the contrary, it is extremely complex, overpowering, "too much of...
  90. Re: Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence d`Orange - Anyone tried this yet??

    Tried it at the KaDeWe in Berlin the other day. It's a bit like Eau de Cartier with some orange thrown in. Nice, but not exactly world-shattering - I find.
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    Re: New Guerlain launches in 2010

    Too many products in one year, in my opinion. Just like Procter & Gamble: "Throw them on the market. With some luck, one will survive the next year."

    I also find the name-giving poor style. I...
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    Re: Voyage d'Hermes in stores !

    Tried it a few days ago. Found it boring.
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    Re: Which is the best fragrance?

    Do you mean the "du soir" version? That's my favourite.
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    Re: ,,Older" Basenoters and their most used scent

    I'm probably the oldest guy here (almost 69) and have worn scent since I was 16. Carven Vetiver it was, a very sharp smell. I found it didn't harmonize well with what human skin smells like but there...
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    Re: Why Do I Hate Guerlain??

    Why should anyone hate you for it??? You are most welcome to be of a different opinion than all the other people here.

    Why do I hate Terre d'Hermès? And all the Creeds, esp. GIT? And Dior Homme...
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    Re: All the new scents are bad??!!

    What are they in your opinion??? Please name some.
    (Im glad to see you are back!)
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    Re: Access to "groups" ???

    Thanks very much, noggs.
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    Access to "groups" ???

    I'm probably too stupid but I just can't find the site where all the "groups" on BN are listed. I wrote a mail to one of the Admins to find out but he never replied (which is NOT nice, darling!)...
    ...
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    Re: Knize Forest and Knize Sec: safe blind buy?

    I love Knize Ten, wanted something greener for the summer and sampled Sec and Forest repeatedly - and found both rather unbalanced and unconvincingly put together. So, if I were you, I would NOT buy...
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    Re: Millésime Imperial vs. Bois Du Portugal

    I was only quoting the SA in question, for your amusement. Who ever believes what they keep telling you? I'll never stop wondering about the fairytales SAs have in store when trying to sell their...
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