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  1. Thread: Help Deciding

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    Re: Help Deciding

    Any of the YSL's is my vote, in my opinion M7 is almost like Opium+Body Kouros. Actually I'll give you another choice D&G By Man ohhh yea thats a nice one.
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    Women's Carons for Men?

    Hi I know that a lot of the women's Carons are suitable for men, so I was wondering what everyone would recommend I should try. I'm very interested in Parfum Sacre and Narcisse Noir. Any others you...
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    Re: Something Mediterranean, please?

    Yea I believe almost all Diptyques are based on Greek smells.
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    Re: ...without a hint of freshness

    Yatagan it is! I can't think of a more fitting pick based on that
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    One more vote for Yatagan!!
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    Re: your best design house fragrance?

    Couldn't agree more, except that YSL would definitely be no. 1
  6. Thread: Advice

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    Re: Advice

    My advice is go out and try everything you can. I don't know how big of a city you live in/by, but if you're near a Nordstroms or Saks or anything to that effect they will have a good selection. Once...
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    Favorite "fresh" designer scent?

    I know we all say we hate anything that falls into this category usually, but I know we all have something we feel guilty about wearing. I'll start out and say that I do enjoy Rykiel Homme quite a...
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    Re: Helmut Lang EDP vs Cuiron

    EdP is definitely on the sweeter side. It's nice, but it does come off as a little bit feminine, so I don't know how well you can pull off women's scents. The EdC is a little towards the men's side,...
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    Eau de Cartier Edu d'ete?

    Anyone know anything about this? I love the regular EdC so I was wondering what this was like?
  10. Thread: Advice

    by ironmics
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    Re: Advice

    Well I don't really know your price range, but some I suggest trying for a reasonable budget are.

    A lot of Comptoir Sud Pacifique's mainly L'eau du Gouverneur, Aqua Motu, and Bois de Filao
    Rykiel...
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    Re: Year 1999 - To continue

    Yea that's a tough choice I ended up going Casual Friday and Rykiel. Couldn't decide between the two.
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    Re: Montale Fragrances

    I've been in touch with Montale and I have realized something...DO NOT BUY MONTALE FROM PARFUMS RAFFY OR AEDES. 100ml bottles are 70 euros from Montale direct with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE. So clearly...
  13. Thread: Cannabis

    by ironmics
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    Re: Cannabis

    .... and I really wonder how mankind would be today, if they had replaced alcohol in society with marijuana 60 years ago. There would be an improvement I'm sure.[/quote]
    Haha no we'd all be sitting...
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    Re: Did I get a deal?

    The site would be parfum1.com right? Anyway there scents do go out of stock a lot and they remove them from the site, but they come back up eventually.
  15. Re: my birthday is tuesday!! any suggestions for f

    I'll throw out the most uncommon of the gourmands, and my favorite Escada Casual Friday! If you like coffee notes this one is quite nice.
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    Re: Did I get a deal?

    Very good deal and I think I know where you got them [smiley=wink.gif] Anyway I have never tried the Caron, but I've heard great things, and Gouverneur is my all time favorite scent. Up there with...
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    Finally a bottle of Creed!!

    Well I finally recieved my first "full" bottle of Creed. I ran out to the mail box this morning expecting my bottle of Baime to be there, and sure enough a package!! yay, I ran back inside and...
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    Re: Top 3 YSL / Best YSL

    I can't pick really this is too hard. The only YSL that I don't really LOVE is Live Jazz. I do like it a lot, but it just isn't as incredible as the other scents. I've never tried PH though or any of...
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    Re: Cuiron Pour Homme

    Umm Cuiron is much smoother than any other leather fragrance you'll find out there. It is nothing like Bel Ami or Antaeus.
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    Re: Cuiron Pour Homme

    Ohh it's contraversial alright, but it's also one of my favorite things that I don't have a bottle of. When I finally buy a bottle though I'll send you the decant I have.
  21. Re: Brands u won't give time of day to - hidden ge

    Michael Edwards had an adidas as one of the three similar to Rykiel Homme last year, I smelled it in a magazine strip to see if it was true. It was right on, but the synthetic quality of Rykiel fades...
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    Re: Cuiron Pour Homme

    It is masculine, but not super masculine. If you want something that screams I AM MAN then go for Antaeus or Yatagan.
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    Re: Cuiron Pour Homme

    Yea I'm thinking of picking up a bottle here soon. It is the most unique fresh/inonffensive scent I've ever smelled.
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    Re: Decipher the basenote icons!

    Well, since it was on the male and female ones I figured it would be cute if they were the same scent.
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    Re: Decipher the basenote icons!

    I'm guessing the Male and Female dsicussions are Eau D'Hadrien
    Fashion and Style is D&G Masculine though :)
    DIY is New West
    Off Topic is and SMN but I don't know which one
    Feedback is Opium
    Help...
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    Re: Some Overall Tips

    Parfum1.com has the best prices on some rarer stuff like Comptoir Sud Pacifiques Molinard, and Caron's their service is incredible also.
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    Should I bite the bullet?

    Well parfum1.com has Yatagan back in stock so I'm extremely tempted to get it. Should I?
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    Re: A Slew Of Fragrances To Choose From

    Yep I agree completely. I say try Yatagan [smiley=wink.gif]
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    Re: A Slew Of Fragrances To Choose From

    I say go with something pretty loud but pleasant, probably something like Rochas Man, D&G pour Homme, or Dreamer maybe
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    Super Sweet Fruity

    Hey all I swapped my bottle of Dunhill Desire last year. During the middle of the school year I smelled a familiar smell on the way to class all the time. It took me about a week to realize that the...
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    parallax412 is back

    Well it looks like Martin's wife did reopen the store so I figured we should be nice and make sure everything goes smoothly for her and make sure the business stays profitable.
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    Re: Dune by Dior?  Whats it like?

    HAHAHA took me a second to figure out what movie that was....and yes I was born after it was made so don't make fun
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1 September

    Last time I checked it's going to be Thursday;) I could be wrong though.

    Anyway If my Ofresia comes I'll wear that if my Baime comes then that, if both come I may just wear both.
  34. Re: Which Cheapie Oldie Goodie to get ?

    Yay go for Patchouli!!!! It's awesome and only 9 bucks at parfum1.com if they still have testers.
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    Re: The current "I smell it everywhere"

    Don't worry eventually everyone will get used to the smell of AdG and no one will be able to smell anything anymore.
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    Re: I just bought these blind

    Looks like someone is a big fan of the gourmands eh? Look like great choices to me though. Haven't tried the Jacomo though.
  37. Thread: Year 1993

    by ironmics
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    Re: Year 1993

    Clearly the best is L'Homme/L'eau du Gouverneur by CSP ;)
  38. Thread: Lemon

    by ironmics
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    Re: Lemon

    Agreed! Got this yesterday and it's got a whole lot a of lemon to say the least.
  39. Thread: Baime?

    by ironmics
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    Re: Baime?

    Haha I live in Eugene, Oregon I.E. 2nd biggest organic city in the country other than Berkeley, but.....I live on a convential farm and actually depise what organic farms for putting a lot of family...
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    Re: Vetiver in Cuiron?

    Hmm I don't get any wood or vetiver out of Cuiron at all. It's pretty much strait leather to me. To me vetiver, the note not the Guerlain, is kind of a mix between tobacco and grass.
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    Re: Strange sensory contradiction

    Well the Havana thing is simple, since it smells nothing like burning tobacco or even dried tobacco for that fact. Also the tobacco isn't too pronouced in it.
  42. Thread: Spicy Fresh?

    by ironmics
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    Re: Spicy Fresh?

    You must try L'eau du Gouverneur!! I wore it the other day and remembered how incredible it is so I've decided to rep it lately. It is pretty dry, slightly spicy(pepper), light, and woody so pretty...
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    Re: Just won a bottle of Yang!!

    Yea good call!!! This kinda covers the area where you would need Havana. It is a lot of green tea and a lot of cedar.
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    Re: Dior Homme on eBay

    From the looks of it, a woman bought it, and one with good tastes that doesn't mind throwing around money.
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    Re: Is Havana a safe buy blind??

    Yea I don't know why anyone would consider this to be formal at all. It's kinda strong I guess, but my image is a Cuban guy wearing a short sleaved button down shirt and a pair of somewhat short...
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    Re: Help find a new scent in the same class?

    I'll place a vote for Lanvin L'Homme, Bulgari Pour Homme, and most of all L'eau du Gouverneur by Comptoir. Hopefully Dr. Creed will come along and back me up :)
  47. Re: If I love________ will I love Ungaro III?

    Well if you love iquitos you can probably love anything ;) I like Iquitos quite a bit, and like Ungaro III, but don't find them too similar. The Ungaro is the easier to like of the two though. The...
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    Re: Is Havana a safe buy blind??

    Hmm I smoke cigars quite often and have never smelled any kind of cigar scent in Havana. Yes there is tobacco in there but it smells like fresh tobacco not dried. It's a somewhat green spicy citrus...
  49. Re: Havana or BdP ... which do you think is better

    I'm going to go with Bois du Portugal on this. However, that was a very hard choice, and they seem to fit different situations. Havana more of a summer night or cool sunny autumn day, and BdP fits in...
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    Dior Homme on eBay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5608877612&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Just thought I'd post this in case anyone wanted to take a crack at it.
  51. Thread: Baime?

    by ironmics
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    Re: Baime?

    Oh I wasn't looking for somehting similar to BdP just something else that could be used well in a formal setting.
  52. Thread: Bargains!

    by ironmics
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    Re: Bargains!

    Haha sorry let me correct myself $30 for the "men's" Carons. I.E 3me Homme, Pour un Homme, Yatagan, L'Anarchiste, Royal Bain. Oh and by the way Narcisse Noir is only 26 bucks at parfum1.com for the...
  53. Thread: Bargains!

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    Re: Bargains!

    Yea they ran out of the 5 dollar Coriolan the day I was going to buy it :(
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    Re: YSL Opium Homme, review

    That's a shame I really enjoy this one, but have never had the urge to buy a full size. Try body Kouros for something kind of like it, but a little more restrained.
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    Re: Creed - Citrus Bigarrade

    Lol I almost bid on this one...good thing I went with the Baime instead hope you enjoy. But I have know nothing about it sorry I can't help.
  56. Re: Just before midnight EST..Messe de minuit

    I do like the smell of a wet towel maybe I should try this.
  57. Thread: Baime?

    by ironmics
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    Baime?

    Well I picked up a used bottle of Baime of ebay for a good price and read that it was a pretty formal green scent. Since I needed a back up to the small ammount of Bois du Portugal I bought I figured...
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    Re: New Connoisseur...

    Very good choices, welcome aboard!
  59. Thread: Bargains!

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    Bargains!

    Thought I'd start a bargain thread to inform some of the new members of scents that you can come by for dirt cheap. I'll start out

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique-L'eau du Gouverneur, Aqua Motu, Bois de...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile..but lasts?

    Yea in my experience Nobile lasts quite awhile. Never owned, but have tried a few times. You may just be getting used to it very easily, but it also may be your skin or you might need to apply more....
  61. Re: recommendations for 'the older gentlemen'?

    Bois du Portugal
    Yatagan
    Antaeus
  62. Thread: Body Kouros?

    by ironmics
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    Re: Body Kouros?

    My best suggestions would be Jazz (fresh and floral), Live Jazz(a little mintier), Davidoff Goodlife(very fresh and green), or top pick would have to go to Comptoir Sud Pacifique's L'eau du...
  63. Thread: Body Kouros?

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    Re: Body Kouros?

    No not quite it's sweet like envy but other than that not too much alike. the only thing i could compare it to would be Escada Casual Friday.
  64. Thread: Body Kouros?

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    Re: Body Kouros?

    way better!! when we call BK a gourmand you should take that lightly. this is not a traditional gourmand and does not really smell like any kind of food persay. it just gives the aura of a gourmand...
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    Re: Paradise or X-Centric

    Well I went with the Paradise and I actually kinda like it. I didn't really have anything fresh and fruity like this so it fits the bill.
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    Paradise or X-Centric

    Well I know neither of these are my usual likings of scents, but both of them are $5 at TJ Maxx right now so which one do you guys think? It's Sung's Paradise and Dunhill Xcentric by the way
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    Montale Prices

    I was browsing around online looking for Montale info and I stumbled upon this
    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/blog/perfumetalk/_archives/2005/7/6/992887.html
    According to her the price for the...
  68. Re: which is your best formal and casual fragrance

    Casual: L'eau du Gouverneur
    Formal: Bois du Portugal

    I'm seeing a trend in the formal scents
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    Re: Is Bois du Portugal the best scent made?

    Well I love VdR and have been meaning to try Piper Nigrum so I'll have to get a sample of Arabie also.
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    Re: Is Bois du Portugal the best scent made?

    Since I know you love Yatagan I'll compare it to that. It's a bit like it but with more wood and without the leather and herbs. It's a very dry woody scent, that isn't extremely complex. Hard to...
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    Is Bois du Portugal the best scent made?

    I'm finally buying a bottle of Bois du Portugal after savoring a sample for about a year. It grew and grew on me and now it is undoubtably the best scent I've ever tried. Just in case this didn't get...
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    Re: The Year  1987

    25 to 2 ouch this was not a fair fight. Good thing I bet on the winner and am buying a bottle tomorrow:)
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    Re: Recommend L'Artisan & MPG

    For L'Artisan one should definitely be Voleur de Roses
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    Re: Recent purchases

    Crown Imperial for 4.99 pounds :)
    Diptyque Ofresia
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    Re: Testing all of the wrong stuff...

    I enjoy Sander, but it kinda makes me sick. I could arrange to sell you my bottle for a very good price if you want?
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    Re: Formal Fall Fragrance?

    Alright well I guess I'll grab a sample of Le Dandy from fourseasons tomorrow then.
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    Formal Fall Fragrance?

    I can't narrow down my list of which I want to buy so I'm asking you guys to do it for me.
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    Re: Please help the fragrance neophyte

    For the winter all of those should be just fine. Anyone can wear anything at any age really. I'm 19 and I love several of those. M7 is awesome, but it is a touch sweet. Bois du Portugal, which I...
  79. Thread: Creed Epicea?

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    Re: Creed Epicea?

    Ok thanks they just sounded similar because I get a lot of pine out of Yatagan and some spice.
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    Re: Speical.. that makes u go WOW!

    Those all sound like great choices. I like BdP and Yatagan the most out of them, but also love Gucci and Vetiver
  81. Thread: Creed Epicea?

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    Re: Creed Epicea?

    Does anyone know if this is similar to Yatagan at all?
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    Re: Anything Liquid, perishable or hazardous ?

    Scents should not be flammable at all consider if anything does leak out, the alcohol will evaporate almost instantly and I think shipping in a cardboard box would be much more flammable that the...
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    The driest of dries?

    I'm look for suggestions for a very very dry wood scent. Something like Bdp or Yatagan that would probably only be worn in formal settings. I would like it if it had zero sweetness. My price range is...
  84. Thread: Creed Epicea?

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    Creed Epicea?

    Hi all I've looking around for a dry woody/piny/spicy scent lately. So far my choices have been Yatagan and Bois du Portugal. I stumbled accross the notes of this bad boy though and it sounds like it...
  85. Thread: ocean scent

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    Re: ocean scent

    I'm going to go for Aqua Motu also, sweeter more friendly ocean scent, or Kenzo PH rougher more seaweed type scent.
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    Re: Rochas Aquaman or Desire Blue

    I'm a fan of Desire Blue, Desire Red also. Blue has a nice fresh sweetness to it, which I haven't seen in many other scents.
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    Montale Attar?

    Hi all I was browsing Montale's site and this one struck me as looking pretty good. It says its a combination of Bulgarian rose and santal de Mysore, and it's listed as a men's scent. I was wondering...
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    Re: Just bought Voleur de Roses

    Agree completely I love it
  89. Thread: Vaseline

    by ironmics
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    Re: Vaseline

    In my experience vaseline will make a scent last longer but it will almost kill the strength of the scent.
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    Re: Yay best morning ever

    Haha well good work how do like the scent? Oh and I love all the scents, I'm on the fence with Iquitos but I'll give it some time. ALso Voleur de Rose is the reason why I wanted to try Iquitos lol
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    Re: Let's have another SSD!

    Agreed!
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    Yay best morning ever

    Well this morning I woke up and went about my regular business until I walked out into the kitchen and there was two packages on the table. I'm the only one here who gets packages so I knew what they...
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    Let's have another SSD!

    Reading a post by colognejunkie I thought that we should do another SSD this year. I was with all you wearing M7 in the first one and, I heard there was a second. Anyway I hereby open nominations for...
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    Re: Name some quality oriental fragrances

    If you mean the D&G By Man, then yes, oriental.

    If you mean Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme, Osmoz.com has it listed as Aromatic - Fougere. Not that it really matters. It is also a high quality scent...
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    Re: Montale Perfumes

    Wow their prices are ridiculous I thought a 100ml bottle was about $100 not 210
  96. Thread: Long Hiatus

    by ironmics
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    Re: Long Hiatus

    Helmut Lang is pretty sweet anbd musky. Not young smelling, but it is sweet. If you're referring to the 2003 Dunhill then it is pretty nice. Might be a little too fresh for your tastes though. I...
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    Re: Launches in 1981

    I just got a bottle of Calvin off ebay finally and I'm ohhh so happy!
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    Re: Launches in 1981

    CAVLIN!
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo!?

    Got it today, but didn't get a great testing of it. From what I smelled I really enjoyed though. The dry down was absolutely stunning leather.
  100. Re: What fragrance would you wear at your own fune

    About 50 sprays of Kouros at an open casket ceremony so everyone would think they didn't properly preserve my body.
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