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  1. Thread: Pure Malt

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Tired of all the speculation and conflicting information I finally bought my Pure Malt from Beauty Encounter. I got 10%ff and free shipping/no tax. Maybe I paid a bit more than what it will be if or...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme Relaunched

    No habla.
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    Re: Mint fragrances ?

    Creed Selection Verte and Jacques Fath Green Water are the two best mints that I know. I will have to sample the Guerlain now too. But you can't go wrong with SV and GW. They smell pretty similar. If...
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    Re: Which Chanel Allure for Summer?

    I think for a hot summer day or night Edition Blanche is very nice. I tried Sport but it was too much for me. The Cologne is way to light and disappears too quickly.
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    Re: Fleur du Male vs. Fleur du Male la Cologne

    I broke down and bought FDM la cologne blind. I thought that it would be more wearable than the EDT, but I actually like the EDT better than La Cologne. Not that I am crazy about the EDT(especially...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L’Eau by Guerlain

    Does anyone know where this is available in the U.S. or on the internet? I like the original and was thinking about the intense version but really would like to try the L'ea version first. Thanks.
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    Re: Fleur du Male vs. Fleur du Male la Cologne

    Just giving this a bump here. Anyone have any thoughts on FDM la cologne?
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    Re: The old wardrobe shuffle

    If you go into your wardrobe and click the frag that you have tried but now own, next to where it says "tried" the word "edit" should also be there. Click edit and then you should have the option to...
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    Fleur du Male vs. Fleur du Male la Cologne

    After many years I finally bought a bottle of Le Male which I am taking a liking to. I just recently got a sample of Fleur du Male but found it to be a bit too floral and cloying. I kind of like it...
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    Re: Most Calming, Tranquil Fragrances?

    How about Scent of Peace by Kenzo?
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    Re: Creed Summer Scent

    Selection Verte is really nice but I only see it out there in flacons. Citrus Bigarrade is nice and light and also just as fleeting. One other no mentioned is Bois de Cedrat.
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    Re: Death Valley Soap

    Yeah, I really liked the soap too. I used to by it from ME but they when out of business or re-grouped or something. The only place I could find it is on this link. I haven't ordered any yet though...
  13. Thread: Uomo 24

    by FRAGFAN
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    Uomo 24

    Is Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo and Uomo 24 the same scent? I really like Uomo and it's a little hard to find. Thanks for your replies.
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    Re: Vulva Real Vagina Scent

    Heard they had defective sprayers too. The circumcised version came without a cap.
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    Re: $400 of Montale just sitting on my doorstep

    Cut and pasted this from maisonstinky. I bookmarked this when he started offering Montale's. Hope this helps.



    Advertisement : MONTALE Special Offer for Basenotes Members
    A message from...
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    Re: What is your favorite Bond Scent????

    Riverside Drive was the first Bond I ever purchased and is still my best Bond.
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Eau de Rochas pour homme
  18. Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    If the question isn't literal, then what is it? The question seemed to be posed quite deliberately. After reading the question, I literally could not think of any scent that I would "defend to the...
  19. Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    None. It's only a fragrance. I doubt that the day I die my thoughts will turn towards defending what others may think is a unpopular scent.
  20. Re: How come so few are familiar with Pancaldi for men?

    Hey Joe,
    Don't forget your ribbon.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnB9XCMRaI
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    Guerlain Homme vs. Eternity Summer 2009

    I already own Guerlain Homme and wear it from time to time. It's a nice change now and again. Recently I've been thinking about Calvin Klein's Eternity Summer 2009 edition. On paper they sound pretty...
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    Re: The New GM to Launch Fragrance Line

    I hate to see my hard earned,over taxed dollars that are going to all of these bailouts being used to prop up a scent put out by GM (Government Motors). Will this frag be "too big to fail"?
  23. Thread: Tuscan Soul.

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Tuscan Soul.

    Gave it a full wear and agree with petruccijc in that it is somewhat bland and boring. Comes on strong momentarliy and dries down quickly to barely a skin scent. Also, a little too feminine for my...
  24. Thread: Tuscan Soul.

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Tuscan Soul.

    I just bought this one blind(looks both ways and reduces voice too)this past week. It's nice enough and slightly different than the other citrus frags that I own. It dries down pretty quick and for...
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    Re: Men's hairstyling products

    I have the same type of hair and I use DIRT by Jonathan Products and American Crew's Fiber. Sometimes I use a little DIRT first and then for a stronger hold I use the Fiber too. I just started trying...
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    Re: CLEAN shower fresh for men

    Any other more recent encounters out there with this one? I tried CLEAN for men and found it too "piercing" too. I want to like atleast one of their scents but don't want to shell out the money for...
  27. Thread: Azzaro Now

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Azzaro Now

    Touche'. And, glad you decided to stick around and post.
  28. Thread: Azzaro Now

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Azzaro Now

    Gherkin or dill?
  29. Thread: Guerlain Homme

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    I just wore this today for the first time in awhile and remembered how much I like. As others have stated, for what it is, it is good. As it is getting warmer finally, I will be reaching for this...
  30. Re: Tried: Creed - Selection Verte, Neroli Sauvage

    I don't remember it being named as one of those being pulled per the prior thread.
  31. Re: Tried: Creed - Selection Verte, Neroli Sauvage

    Have to agree that Selection Verte is my favorite warm weather scent that makes me happy. I know Scentronic is an SV fiend. He has a flacon just waiting for the temps to rise. It kind of hard to find...
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    Re: Tom Ford For Men

    " It's a natural choice for those days when you can't decide between an oriental or an aquatic. "

    That kind of sums it up for me in a nut shell.
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    Re: Tom Ford For Men

    I just got this a week or so ago and really like it. Some may not like it because it's not as in your face as his other creations, but I still like it. It kind of fills spot in my frag lineup where...
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    Re: Who Has YSL M7 Fresh?

    After reading this thread I went and pulled out M7 Fresh from my line up. I too bought it when it was a little harder too find. So anyway, I sprayed it on and wondered why I don't wear this more...
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    Re: fragrance for job interview

    LOL. This post would go well under the "You know you're a Basenoters when..." thread.
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    Re: fragrance for job interview

    Ahhhhhh... The wisdom of Solomon. Unless the number of unappealing frags outweighed the number of appealing frags. Or if they all conspired into one huge scent bomb. It all makes me glad I have a job...
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    Re: fragrance for job interview

    I just bought Tom For for Men and really like it. Disliked here, or should I say disappointed on these boards. this may be a situation where it's subtle qualities may be an asset. If you want to go...
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    Re: The Excitement.....and The Dissapointment

    SirSlarty?? Or should I say SirSpocky??!!! Live long and prosper(and smell good all the while)
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    Re: The Excitement.....and The Dissapointment

    This is virtually my day today. I have 2 orders coming from 2 different websites. One is coming through the US Post Office and another via UPS. According to the online tracking both will arrive...
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver worth a blind buy?

    I bought this blind a couple of years ago. Big mistake. I bought based on the reviews which were mostly positive. I really can't stand the stuff after the first couple of seconds. The initial citrus...
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    Re: Selection Verte - Where to Buy?

    Green Water by Jacques Fath is pretty close to SV. Although I do like SV a bit better. Still, if you can't find or afford SV, Green Water may be the fix. I thought about a flacon myself for the...
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    Re: what will God and the Devil will wear?

    Amen brother. And I don't mean Mugler's Amen. Not that those in Paradise will care what Lucifer is wearing as he will be an after thought. Meanwhile, God will be wearing and will be more than earthly...
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    Re: S o T D - Sunday, February 15 '09

    Bond No. 9-Riverside Drive
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    Re: Mango Accord Scents

    Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier has a pretty good mango note in it.
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    Re: Any Jeers/Cheers for Borgnine's Handsome?

    Just saw Ernie on a TCM(Turner Classic Movie) interview with Robert Osborne.He just turned 92 years old and looks great. I hope I look that good at 70. Still busy working too. A really, really nice...
  46. Re: A Sad Story. Traumatic Brain Injury=Loss of Smell

    A well written account for someone who has suffered some great losses thus far. Many people can't write near as well with all of their neurons firing. I don't want to sound trite as this misfortune...
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    Re: Varvatos Vintage

    Maybe that was the prequel to the new Burger King frag.
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    I too would have to say Tauer's LDDM. Never smelled anything like it. It's one of my few frags that I am acutely aware that I am wearing. And in a good way.
  49. Re: Amouage, Jubilation XXV 30 ML $50 bottle @ Beautyencounter

    I agree this is good stuff. I didn't know how good it was until I bought blind on this special. Had I known I would have bought more than one bottle. Still, very glad I got the one bottle to enjoy.
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    Re: bad days for frequent travelers

    I guess if you mix in something animalic and it could be considered a dirty bomb.
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    Re: bad days for frequent travelers

    It's unfortunate that the terrorist acts of a few have affected the liberties of so many. Still, I prefer to be safe than sorry. The more the lawless act out, the more the rights of the law abiding...
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    Re: where to get high quality samples

    Yes. I am waiting to see what December specials are coming our way.
  53. Re: Zizan - new men's fragrance from Ormonde Jayne

    I ordered this one blind to take advantage of the online discount. Based on all that I have read, I may be glad that I did. I really like Isfarkand and Zizan sounds like it goes the extra mile. It...
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    Re: where to get high quality samples

    Could it have been the Perfumed Court? Well know for a large variety of decants.
  55. Thread: Cigar smoke

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Cigar smoke

    I was just given L'Occitane's Eau de Baux which I believe Foetidus reviewed and menitioned something about cigars in regards to this frag. It's nice in the cooler weather. A little to cloying in the...
  56. Thread: Cigar smoke

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Cigar smoke

    I never heard of the frag, but I really enjoy the Acid line of cigars.
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    Re: Impressed with the service of Tauer!!

    LDDM is really great stuff. I got a sample from The Perfumed Court and then sprung for the whole bottle from Luckyscent along with Andy's autograph. The surprise came when my new girlfriend got a...
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    Re: SotD - Monday - 24th November 2008

    Juicy Couture-Dirty English
  59. Re: Zizan - new men's fragrance from Ormonde Jayne

    As of this writing it is still not on their website. Plus, I don't think that it is included in their sample set. You may want to check on that before ordering.
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    Re: Let's talk Aquatics (Don't be Afraid)

    I have a problem with alot of aquatics. They smell great on others, but if I try to wear them it's just too much or I have a physical reaction to them. But, I tried Rochas Aquaman and really, really...
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    Re: decants from the perfumed court

    I too have had only good (or great) experiences with the Perfumed Court. I think they offer a viable service for decants. Never felt as though I was getting ripped off or cheated. I use them quite...
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    Re: GIT and Cool Water

    It's so nice to get up in the morning, log in, and start reading a GIT/Cool Water/Kouros/Omega/Rolex thread. Gives a sense of balance and normalcy to this crazy world. Thank God for Basenotes.
    Now...
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    Re: Can't find Roger and Gallet stuff

    Good call TwoRoads. I have this site bookmarked under favorites. I was going to post but you did already.
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    Re: Rochas Fragrances

    I agree that Lui is a good fall frag. I just recently purchased it and am looking forward to wearing it. I also just bought Aquaman and was pleasantly surprised. I just can't seem to wear most...
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    Re: Does anyone here use LUSH products?

    I have used their soaps and really like them. Only thing is they go fast. But, while they last they are great. Shampoo's that I sampled were just okay for me. Never tried the shaving products....
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    Re: Your favourite Gendarmes?

    Seems like Mojo gets overlooked under the Gendarme's. I have never tried it, but would like to read any informed opinions posted. It's not real expensive and could be a good blind buy. Any thoughts...
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    Re: First date tonight-Need a recommendation

    I hope she doesn't mistake my uncontrollable drooling over the lettuce wraps for some untoward reaction to her. By the way... Slightly off topic, what do you recommend for an entree'? I was only...
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    Re: First date tonight-Need a recommendation

    Hope I don't offend anyone by my choices. It looks like a toss up between TdH, Isfarkand and Gendarme. Thanks for all of the good input you guys. And, thanks for breaking the tension Silverbullet....
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    First date tonight-Need a recommendation

    Hi guys-
    I'm going on a first date tonight with a girl I've been talking to on the phone for a couple of weeks now. We really do seem to get along quite well, atleast over the phone. Anyway... Looks...
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    Re: Opinions on Jacques Fath Green Water

    I have just received a sample vial of the re-launched Green Water and I have to say that I like it alot more than the original. The new version smells even closer to Creed's Selection Verte which I...
  71. Re: MACHO fragances with "clean aura"...?please don`t laugh

    I would think that Geir falls into this somewhat narrow category. Very clean and atleast stronger than Gendarme (which I really like). Hugh Parsons Traditional (blue bottle) is clean too, but maybe...
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    Re: you know it's sad

    By bemoaning your perceived treatment on a prior post, you have in effective started a really great, entertaining thread. Thanks Bfree.
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    Re: grapefruit scents

    I think this is one of Dimitri's favorites that he reviewed on his blog. I never heard of it before his review and am now interested. Go to Sorcery of Scent to read it. Sounds good. Also, there is...
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    Re: you know it's sad

    Dude. It looks like you ripped first. Considering the intial post lacked cogent thought and was somewhat cryptic, I think that the rest of the Noters were quite kind. Time to man up. You would never...
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    Re: The Great Rive Gauche Blaspheme

    I really like the smell of Rive Gauche but there is something about it that I physically react to that I can't wear it. This happens to me with certain frags and it is really frustrating. I could...
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    Re: exotic summer scent

    As stated above, Bahiana and Virgin Island Water are the first two in no particular order that come to mind. Bahiana is more mango where VIW is more coconut.
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    You know what PFC Gomer Pyle used to say... "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me".
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    Many will kill me for this, but it would have to be Guerlain Vetiver. I bought based on all of the reviews early on in this journey and have never worn it. Every once in a while I will go back to...
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    Poll: Re: The Metrosexual Basenoter

    It was just a play on words. I don't see myself or want to be considered a "metrosexual". So, I just defined/redefined what I am. Really just an attempt at humor. Apparently poorly executed.
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    Re: Creed Counter at Charlotte Neiman Marcus

    I had samples of Sky that I got from Gendarme on line. It reminded me of something in the Clean line. If you want to get a small bottle at a cheaper price you can buy Gendarme's Sloth scent from the...
  81. Re: Personal Cologne Assistants

    Hate to add to the suggestion overload but, maybe Gendarme, Geir, or Hugh Parsons Traditional(blue bottle) would be good office, preppy, clean, non-edgy scents. I have Gendarme and Hugh Parsons and...
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    Poll: Re: The Metrosexual Basenoter

    I was thinking the same thing. By the way, I'm just a heterosexual with good grooming habits.
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed

    I have a 1 oz. bottle that I bought a few years ago and it still smells great. I recently bought a 2.5 oz. tester from Perfume Emporium that while it smells okay, it doesn't have the sharp topnotes...
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    Re: Fragrances that evokes a sense of melancholy

    I looked in my closet and now I'm depressed that I have nothing to wear when I'm depressed. Which means that right now I have nothing to wear. Seriously, everything I have is on the brighter side...
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    Re: Aoud for dummies

    Thanks for the heads up. I did read this earlier. Don't think that she reviewed White and Lime Aoud's. I did wind up ordering this two to try. Perfumed Court had a discount on Montale and I thought...
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    Re: Aoud for dummies

    I was considering this one Dimitri, but from some comments that I read I thought that it would be a little more to the feminine side. Others say it's a less intense version of the Black. White was...
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    Aoud for dummies

    I'm just starting to get interested in Aoud of the Montale sort. I've read reviews here at BN and I'm still not sure. I don't think I'm ready for Black Aoud right now. I am interested in Damascus,...
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    Re: I Was Watching Jeopardy Today...

    Thank you for phrasing the answer in the form of a question.
  89. Re: The grooming section of this forum is crap ....

    [QUOTE=egoscentrick;1204741]Let's leave the "homo" humor off of this forum, can we? I mean, this is Basenotes. If the metrosexuals want to come play, they have to play nice. If gay men can't be at...
  90. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Buying blind is always a gamble, even with positive reviews. But, I would say that if you like M7, more than likely you will like M7 Fresh also. It starts out brighter(some citrus) than the original...
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    Re: ** YOUR WANT LIST ** July 2008

    Kind of hit a plateau right now, but next will probably be L'air du Desert Marocain. Possibly Eau de Cartier. Not sure yet. Just ordered Romeo Gigli Man and a decant of Creed Selection Verte to round...
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    Re: hugh parsons blue. special clean

    I just recently discovered this one and I like it. I do get the clean thing with it too. At first when I sprayed it I thought of A&F Fierce which would be okay, just not for me. But then the dry...
  93. Thread: Welcome back!

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Welcome back!

    I believe Dimitri has tried and purchased Bronze Goddess.
  94. Thread: Noob overload

    by FRAGFAN
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    Re: Noob overload

    I would follow petruccijc's advice. That way you can avoid disappointing blind buys that just collect dust. As for on having only 2 scents... quite an admirable goal. Not sure how realistic it is....
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 11 July 08

    It's a warm, sunny day here with low humidity which called for Jil Sander Sun Men. I work from home 99% of the time but had to go into the office today. Got 2 or 3 "You smell good" remarks from my...
  96. Re: 8 blind buys & 8 days & 8 over indulgent Rants

    The deed is done. The bottle is on it's way.
  97. Re: 8 blind buys & 8 days & 8 over indulgent Rants

    Great post Jenson. I've been hovering over Gucci PH for sometime and you may have pushed me towards a purchase. My own blind buys this week were 50/50. Good for you buddy.
  98. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme : Too floral or feminine smelling

    I like this beginning to end and it is not expensive. But, there is something in this that I react to allergically. What a shame. I'm giving it to my gym buddy who smelled on me and liked it alot. I...
  99. Re: Best customer service in the fragance industry?

    I agree, the Perfumed Court girls are very good. If you look at the Tauer Unamed Vetiver thread, it appears that Andy, like Topper is a hands on owner/business man that offers personal service and a...
  100. Re: Andy Tauer's new Unnamed Vetiver: 1st Impression

    I guess the rest of us fall under plan D for the October release. What a gracious and wise business man is Andy. I'm just starting to get into his line and like it alot so far. Dimitri's review of...
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