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  1. Re: Basenotes Greatest Fragrances between 1990-2000?

    DK Fuel for Men
    Polo Crest
    Abercrombie & Fitch Woods
    CK One
  2. Re: There is simply no substitute for the orginal Calvin cologne for men

    Sharper Image Cologne (which may or may not be a renaming of Listen -- both by Herb Alpert), reminds me of the original Calvin for men. Not a clone, but similar results. Old Spice Fresh does as well,...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel smells very similar to...

    I kept inadvertently smelling a co-worker for the past few weeks. I finally went up to him and said "ah you're a CK one fan." He had no idea what I meant. I explained to him "the cologne" and he told...
  4. Thread: Best Al Rehab's?

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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    I received Superman today. Does it smell of Cloves? Why yes, it does. Lots and lots of cloves. Not much else really. Do you like the smell of cloves? Superman is your man..errr, scent.
    ...
  5. Thread: Best Al Rehab's?

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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    OK, second batch has arrived and once again I am quite pleased overall.

    Lovely -- OK, this was a mistake. "Lovely" and I was hoping for something relatively manly or unisex at the very least?...
  6. Thread: Best Al Rehab's?

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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    I've edited my original post with some more comments on today's blind buy batch.
  7. Re: A fragrance that could ease, comfort in sorrow and pain

    Eucalyptus always calms me down. Whenever I need to relax I take a few sprays of Men's 'pure-formance' Aroma Spray by Aveda. It's like being in a Spa. ;)
  8. Thread: Best Al Rehab's?

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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    This thread renewed my interest in Al Rehab, so I decided to order some more bottles. I picked out ones that didn't get much if any mention on this site -- and I used the reviews on the fragrantica...
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    Re: Let's talk tonic...

    Agreed. I almost never do. This was in the case at a Goodwill in Pasadena. They will sell them when they get them in, but they said they rarely get them in. :(
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    Re: Let's talk tonic...

    Oddly enough, I found a bottle of something I had never heard of before at a Thrift store and it truly answered my prayer for a cheaper "tonic" smell like I originally mentioned:

    Dominus Eau de...
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    Re: New Dollar Tree knockoffs

    I tried "Hot Spice" today at Dollar Tree. $1 for a juice that smells impressively similar to the original and lasts "a few hours" ended up being a no brainer for me. I am rarely ever impressed by...
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    Re: Kingsman the secret service

    Based on this image:

    http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/2014/05/file_118522_1_kingsmanposterlarge.jpg (click the image if you don't see it full size)

    The bottle only has the logo of...
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    Subway (yes that one)"Smell Fresh" EDT?

    This "reeks" of being fake, but for some reason I believe it. Someone found a bottle of Subway EDT at a 99p store.

    http://imgur.com/1oA6z40

    That's all I know about it, but I'd certainly like to...
  14. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Wow, that is a gorgeous bottle. Love the quote on the back! :)
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Double post - d'oh indeed.
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Recent Ones:

    Yacht Man Metal (Disappears in minutes)
    Yacht Man Blue (Foul and luckily weak)
    Cluedo (Powdered stink bomb - and I normally love powder scents)
    Sulu (Truly God awful and it lasts a...
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    Re: Scented Monkey - No way no how ever again

    I can agree with the negative comments here (and in other threads.) I have been trying to place an order with them for over 2 weeks and keep getting the same error when trying to check out with...
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    Re: Donna Karan Fuel for Men.

    One of my all time favorites. I remember when it was re-released someone posted that they expect to see the new bottles at discount retailers within a year. I think it's been out again for 6-7 years...
  19. Re: What are these? Plz help id colognes in the movie 'A Single Man'.

    The weaved bottle on the far right is definitely from St. John's Colognes. No way of knowing if it's Bay Rum, West Indian Lime, Island Spice, Cutlass, or Indian Gold.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    "I'm XX, but how old do I look???" :P

    Also 44 here. For a few more months...
  21. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I received my bottle of Cuiron today and I am overall impressed. It's quite noticeable on me (thankfully) and seems to last awhile. This one must be more susceptible to skin types I suppose. It's not...
  22. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I ordered Cuiron on Oct. 11th from the Helmut Lang website and it didn't ship until today. Not sure if that means they had to wait until they got a second batch to ship, they were just overwhelmed...
  23. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    I bought Fierce Confidence about a month ago online and keep forgetting to return it to the store. :( It reminds me too much of Nautica White Sail, which I already have and got for much less. ;)
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    3 New Bath & Body Works Frags for Men

    I stopped at B&BW today, as I do when I am rarely in the mall, and they had just put out three new fragrances for men (which are, surprisingly, already in the Directory here *!*).

    The packaging of...
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    Re: Versace Blue Jeans...Versus?

    Love this cologne. One of my favorites. Have been using it a lot lately. Definitely no difference between "Versus" and "Versace." :)
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    +1 Royal Copenhagen. Also Caswell Massey Jockey Club. Major powder in that one.
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    Re: very little of BEAUTICONTROL talk here

    I came across this brand while browsing eBay and decided to try their "Vigor" for men. Now that I've received it, I have to say I quite like it.

    From the box:

    "Masculine, warm and sophisticated...
  28. Thread: Jovan andron

    by atrac
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    Re: Jovan andron

    A little over 2 years later and still nothing has changed about this fragrance on eBay. Still going for over $200 a bottle. Who's buying this stuff consistently every time? Are you on here?!?! It...
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    Let's talk tonic...

    ...well, I think it's tonic. I recently smelled Clinque Tailoring and Aveda Pure Tonic for men. Both are fantastic to my nose and are similar to me. Both mention "tonic" on their labels. Both are...
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    Re: 80's "Powerhouses"?

    An 80' Powerhouse thread not mentioning Boss Number One is not an 80' Powerhouse Thread at all. ;)
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    Re: White Water Cologne by Prestige?

    Not my image (I don't own it yet.)

    http://oi59.tinypic.com/29pp853.jpg

    Thanks!
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    White Water Cologne by Prestige?

    Has anyone ever tried White Water cologne? This is not to be confused with Old Spice's Whitewater. This particular one was apparently made by Prestige. Not sure of when it was available, but it's...
  33. Thread: '70's Avon

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    Re: '70's Avon

    Received the frag Undeniable today (actually an 80's scent, but figured this thread was as good as any to keep this going...). The box says "inspired by Billy Dee Williams." It should say "inspired...
  34. Thread: '70's Avon

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    Re: '70's Avon

    I received Trazarra today with a cologne lot and it really stands out as a surprise. Very difficult to describe. A bit powdery with incense, but also lightly sweet. It really is quite divine.
  35. Thread: Avon True Force

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    Re: Avon True Force

    I picked this one up from the bay and can't really find any similarity to Polo Crest (which is one of my all time favorites). This one is a very sharp fragrance and it's searing bite is giving me a...
  36. Thread: Jordache Man

    by atrac
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    Re: Jordache Man

    After spending a few weeks with this cologne, I still love it. But I'm ready for something that doesn't require reapplication after a few hours. :) Can you suggest some Avon colognes (I'm assuming...
  37. Re: Cologne/Fragrance in the same bottle as Clinique Chemistry

    I decided to try to figure this out again and this time I am successful.

    It's "Aramis Surface." So I was on the right track but doubted my memory.

    And the prices are through the roof. Pass. I...
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    "Your cologne is offensive. You smell like rust." - Co-worker to me. Scent of the Day - "Silver" by Al-Rehab.
    "You smell like chemicals." - Same co-worker various different SOTD's on various...
  39. Cologne/Fragrance in the same bottle as Clinique Chemistry

    My brain is fried. I remember reading (on here I think) a few years ago about a cologne that was sold at the Men's Skin Care counter in the 90's (now discontinued). The person said the packaging and...
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    Re: Bath and Body Works Cologne

    I shall forever mourn the loss of their Woodland (think 80's Obsession for Men), Cool Spring (Coolwater?), Mountain Frost (Irish Spring?) Canyon, and Pacific Bluff colognes. Sure, they were...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Memory is fuzzy on this, but it was either: Chaps, English Leather (in a plastic bottle), or the original Calvin for men. All three are my earliest memories, just not sure which one came first. ;)
  42. Thread: Jordache Man

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    Re: Jordache Man

    Actually I just found this thread that would have been a more appropriate one for me to respond to:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/266980-Anyone-tried-original-vintage-Jordache-Men-(1983)
    ...
  43. Thread: Jordache Man

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    Jordache Man

    I picked up a bottle from everyone's favorite auction site -- wow! I was pleasantly surprised with this blind buy. I had only read the two reviews on here and this thread from a "Powerhouse Group:"...
  44. Re: The Evolution of Royal Copenhagen: Acids & Glycols

    I went back to T.J. Maxx and they still had the $10 3.3Fl Oz Propylene Glycol bottle, so I grabbed it. After a "one on each arm" comparison test with the non Propylene Glycol version, I can find no...
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Definitely, this is mine. Nothing has yet to come close. I bought an empty one off of eBay..just because. :)
  46. Re: The Evolution of Royal Copenhagen: Acids & Glycols

    Oh that is interesting! So in reality it has nothing to do with reducing the strength of a fragrance or making it more cost effective? It is, in effect, an added bonus?
  47. The Evolution of Royal Copenhagen: Acids & Glycols

    My father is a big fan of Royal Copenhagen cologne. Not the musk; not the sport -- the 1970 original! So he had run out of a bottle that I purchased for him about 4 years ago and needed his fix. ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I've been checking Ross, Marshall's and T.J. Maxx the past few weeks in anticipation of a larger offering for Christmas. I've seen very little addition to their usual inventory. Hardly any gift...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Checked several Ross stores for the aforementioned Zippo Gift Sets, to no avail. But finally broke down and bought a $9.99 1.7oz bottle of Realm for Men. Quite pleased with it, actually. Reminds...
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    Re: 1994- The best year for Male Frag's

    And oh, 1994 cannot be mentioned without forgetting the Pièce de résistance, DK Fuel! ;)
  51. Re: new old spice colognes..........yeah it says cologne

    I picked up the Wolfthorn cologne today at Wal*Mart. I like it -- definitely a younger crowd cologne. It's strange because when I sprayed it on when I got to my car, I thought it smelled a little...
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    Re: Royal Copenhagen current formulation

    Although I can't really confirm this, it looks like newer (within the past 15 years?) are blue juice, while older ones seem to be green. Five Star Fragrances = Newer; Swank = Vintage.
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    Re: Royal Copenhagen current formulation

    My dad swears by this cologne and he seems to think that it has been reformulated again. He said that he bought a bottle from Amazon a few weeks ago and it does not last very long and smells a bit...
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    A&F Fierce -- Size will matter

    $500 for 1000 ML of the juice. Only 700 made.
    ...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I took a chance on some ones that I haven't really heard any descriptions on and bought:

    For Men - Fresh scent, reminds me of Carrera for Men EDT.

    Guapo - A dirty fragrance. Smells like a...
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    Re: Kenzo Pour Homme bottles

    I've been meaning to ask this for awhile now. Here's my chance since this topic popped up. Anyone else think the dry down of this fragrance smells like "barber shop?" I've noticed a few times now...
  57. Thread: Watch out...

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    Re: Watch out...

    Reading this makes me wince. By no means is this an omen for the end of the world, but it certainly does take some of the fun out of it.
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    Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    I just showered with the Dial Gold shower gel and it's a---mazing! It's strong!! My first inclination is to run back to Target and buy every last bottle before it gets discontinued (as all good...
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    Re: The smell of Dial Gold Soap

    Old thread, but I was in Target today and saw something that made me want to run home and take a shower: Dial Gold Shower Gel! Took them long enough, but it's finally available. Still not the same...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I ordered a bottle of "Golden" on a Friday evening and they did not ship it out until the next Wednesday. So, they are not terribly fast -- but I've dealt with worse.

    I have never heard anyone...
  61. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Anything that smells like chocolate, pencil lead, or cherry urinal cakes. ;)
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    Re: FIERCE - Doesn't project or last...

    I wear Fierce to work -- or I used to at least. I would put on 2-3 sprays and within an hour I couldn't smell it on myself any more. I then moved it up to 4-5 sprays. Same result. GONE within an...
  63. Fans of Abercrombie Fierce may wanna check this out...

    While at Dollar Tree the other day looking for Horizon cologne (Fail) I found something quite interesting: "Power Stick Screem" shower gel. The reds and blues on the bottle caught my eye, as did its...
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    Re: Sweat Stains!?!??!!?

    I used to have this problem. I like to wear black t-shirts (thank you Simon Cowell) and ended up with white "pit stains" on them. Ick. Ruined.

    Then I heard Howard Stern talking about Crystal...
  65. Re: Is Colors by Benneton any good? Saw it at Marshall for really cheap

    I used to wear it in the late 80's and enjoyed it. I bought a bottle a few years ago for nostalgia sake and it gives me a headache now every time I wear it. :(

    It's been sitting on my bathroom...
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    Re: Horizon at Dollar Tree

    Wow, I can't believe I missed this post back in December. I used to wear this stuff in the mid-90's (alternating with Kenzo). A dollar a bottle makes it the HP Touchpad of colognes. ;)

    I have...
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    Re: Cologne with a spicy vanilla smell?

    Old Spice? :)
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    Re: Polo Crest and Chevignon: Separated at Birth?

    I agree that after a few hours, Chevignon does have a different dry down to Polo Crest. And if given a choice, I would certainly take PC over Chevignon any day. But if you can't afford $100+ or...
  69. Re: A&F blatantly rips off the Big Pony line then creates the dumbest bottle in the history of bottl

    Just got back from testing them. Let's just say I easily left empty handed. ;)

    The only one I mildly liked was the Blue one...but it reminded me of Polo Sport. The other ones (the Yellow being...
  70. Re: A&F blatantly rips off the Big Pony line then creates the dumbest bottle in the history of bottl

    I noticed A&F has a 25% off sale in store that ends today, which apparently includes fragrances (how rare). That makes these $37.50 a bottle. Still expensive, but not as bad?

    I'm going to see if...
  71. Re: A&F blatantly rips off the Big Pony line then creates the dumbest bottle in the history of bottl

    I drove by the mall today. I was going to go in and test these. I saw the huge jam of cars and people and drove right on pass. Gotta love pay week in the US.

    I'd love to hear some reviews on...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Oh? Where do you get these for $7 shipped? The only places I can find have them for $7 plus shipping (making them around $10 a piece). Thanks!
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    "They tried to make me buy Al Rehab, I said, NO NO NO."

    Actually, I said "yes" and bought Silver. As others have mentioned, a terrific alternative to SMW. To be fair though, one of my co-workers...
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    Re: D & G By at Fragrancenet.com

    I ordered one from Amazon as well and just got the UPS tracking number. The waiting begins. Amazon specifically states "no returns" on this item, so it is indeed a risk. Fingers crossed! ;)
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    Re: BOSS no.1. Has it passed the test of time?

    It's still in my top 5 favorite fragrances. Wore it all last week.
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    Spikenard - Unisex?

    I came across a very odd find in a thrift store a few months ago. It was what I thought to be a Man's Cologne in a strange ceramic box. I smelled it and thought *wow*. Then I looked more carefully...
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    Re: Is no one else loving Rocky Mountain Wood?

    The flat shape of the bottle and the notes made me think of Kapsule Woody by Karl Lagerfeld. Any chance it smells like it too?

    I'll have to check these out the next time I'm near a Sephora (which...
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    Re: Which Body Shop fragrances would you recommend?

    The only one I like is Activist. And it's one of my top favorite frags.
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    Amway La Collection Classique

    Anyone ever encounter this collection? Apparently it was released by Amway in the early 90's. My Googling shows it was part of a set that contained small 10 ml bottles along with a 100 ml Cologne &...
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    Re: Playboy New York Fragrance

    I finally smelled this today and I would say it was more inspired by Abercrombie & Fitch's "Fierce" than a "trendy metropolis that never sleeps."
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    Re: Allergic to you favorite fragrance?

    Pretty much everything I wear ends up causing eye irritation. Worse, some end up giving me headaches.

    Never-the-less, an addiction is what it is. :)
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    Re: Fake Abercrombie Woods bottles being sold?

    I had been monitoring eBay off and on for several years now and never saw more than a few for sale. Recently when it was announced that Woods was back, there have been a ton available. I just...
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    Fake Abercrombie Woods bottles being sold?

    Anyone know anything about "possible" fake Abercrombie Woods bottles being sold on eBay?

    Someone posted this to the reviews section of eBay for Woods:

    "For all you trusting folks bidding on the...
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    Re: Kanon Norwegian Wood

    I found a bottle for $6.99. Glad I did because I think it's just ok. Reminds me of a weaker version of Touch by Black Suede made by Avon. I did also get to sample the after shave and wow that...
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    Re: Kanon Norwegian Wood

    Ross now has a gift set of this (Cologne & A/S) for $12.99. I had never heard of it so wanted to wait until I checked here first.

    Based on the weakness of the Cologne, the A/S must be even worse...
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    Re: A&F Woods is back!!!

    Unfortunately it looks like Wegman's is an East Coast only store. :(

    I emailed Burt's Bees for help on finding their cologne locally and they responded with (paraphrased): We don't know; call...
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    Re: A&F Woods is back!!!

    I've been enjoying the "new old stock" bottle I bought from "the bay" for about two weeks now. Tonight I got a strange message from another eBay member stating:

    "Recently you won a bottle of...
  88. Re: Imitation Fragrances at AJ Wright: which ones are actually good?

    I was there last weekend. Almost laughed my as* off when I saw the knockoff "I Am King of Rap."

    ...smelled good for about a minute, then dove into a chemical mess. Glad the box was already open.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    I just saw Habit Rouge EDT 3.4oz for $49.99. Almost grabbed it but wasn't sure if that was a good price at the time.
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    Re: A&F Woods is back!!!

    When I walked in, the salesgirl screamed (over the music, of course) about Fierce as well. I said "Fierce, it's all about Woods now!!!" She smiled and just said corporate is really pushing Fierce...
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    Re: Clean Shower Fresh for Men

    Yeah, I do wear it for myself. I enjoy frags a LOT and it's going to be a big loss. But they've made such a "stink" about it and I'm so tired of hearing anything from them that I'm just going to...
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    Re: Clean Shower Fresh for Men

    I just put this on at lunch and came back to my co-workers telling me how strong it was and unpleasant for them. They have made a few comments over the past few weeks about other of my fragrances so...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    I just saw a bunch of Shalimar EDC 2.5 oz on clearance @ Sears for $12.99.
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    Re: Beverly Hills Polo Club

    I bought a gift set of these on clearance last year from CVS Pharmacy. They were all stink bombs that gave me a headache.

    I'll see if I can find the box and give a better review than that. I...
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    "This item not for sale in Catalina Island."

    I've been browsing frags across the web and have noticed a lot of them say they are not for sale in Catalina Island.

    (Catalina Island is located off of the coast of Southern CA.)

    What gives? ...
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    Re: Wellness by Clean – Harmony?

    I got brave today and bought the $8 EDP of Simply Soap. Two sprays later, I am simply nauseous. This one is not unisex in my opinion. Very perfumey.

    Need to figure out how to return this. :(
  97. Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Ariel liquid detergent (regular) has a wonderfully clean and brisk scent. it also happens to do a terrific job cleaning clothes! :)

    It is made by P&G and not readily available in the US. We get...
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    Re: A&F Woods is back!!!

    All I can say is I wish the top notes stayed around for awhile longer. The initial blast of this stuff is heaven for me. Heaven does not last long enough, apparently. :(
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    Poll: Re: Halloween fragrance

    Ungaro III : The vampire frag.
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    Re: Wellness by Clean – Harmony?

    I saw this one too -- along with "Simply Soap" and "Provence." Considering they received 0 of the male scents (don't get me started on that), I was hoping one of them would be Unisex so I could take...
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