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    Re: summer collection

    Thanks for the recomendation. Ill be sure to try Eau des Merveilles before I make a choice.
  2. Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    Kyoto by CdG. Why? Because it is relatively hard to get. But, I am tempted to just use the rest of it and go buy another bottle from Luckyscent. After all, my desire to not use it is somewhat...
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    Re: Rive Gauche: My Thoughts

    I have to chime in and say that for me, 1-2 sprays is enough. Anymore than that and it gets so strong that it about gags the people around me. With 2 sprays though, the compliments start arriving....
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    Lotus by Lotus

    Has anyone bothered to try this yet? I know its by a car manufacturer and that that alone should probably be enough to quell my curiosity (as the Jaguar scents have been less than interesting) but...
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    Re: Hugo Boss has left the building.

    Great post, I only wish it werent true.

    Being 17, and having only started to pay attention to fragrance at all in the past year, I never had the pleasure of knowing Hugo Boss' better days. That...
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    Re: summer collection

    $5o says she will recommend Lacoste Essential. Why you gonna solicit advice from someone who knows nothing about scents except which one she's assigned to move. Trust the boards, my good man!...
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    My first and last blind buy was Versace Man.
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    Re: summer collection

    All I have right now is Kouros eau d'ete but I plan on trying and picking up one of the following: Terre d'Hermes, L'eau par Kenzo, Live Jazz, Kenzo ph Fresh and then whatever else the S.A. at...
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    Re: tried the NEW V Valentino for men

    Sephora appears to be prepared to get it.... V pour homme is listed on their website but upon trying to purchase it, it says that no products are available from this range at this time. So either...
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    Re: Opium eau D'ete for men

    Huh, sounds great but if it doesnt last, I guess I shouldnt just go ahead and buy it blind. Perhaps I will be able to find it when Im in Dallas next weekend... that and Rive Gauche (and really any...
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    Re: YSL Rive gauche or Versace Black jeans?

    WOW! Black Jeans was one of my first *real* colognes and it has always been one of my favorite, I found some bottles for $25 and bought 2 to stock up. Hope you like it-- actually I hope you hate it...
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    Re: Fragrances for a younger guy

    Im not sure of anyone who has it up for sale but you could check at the sale/swap board.

    From Dallas? Wow, what a coincidence, I just found out that I may be moving to the area. With Saks, Neiman...
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    Re: SotD [Sunday, 19th of March 2006]

    The great Black Jeans from the house of Versace. Lemon, lavender, and herbs have never been so great. ;D
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    Re: Fragrances for a younger guy

    I second Abercrombie Fierce.

    Lacoste's Style In Play may also be worth looking into.
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    Re: Opium eau D'ete for men

    Thank you to everyone who replied. Thanks for the references to past posts to help me clear up my confusion about the eau d'ete version. I will start searching for the Opium Eau d'Orient pour Homme...
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    Opium eau D'ete for men

    Has anyone tried Opium for men Summer? How does it compare to the Edp (or edt)? Any other thoughts?
  17. Re: Looking for an(other) interesting summer frag

    Yes, your right. L'eau par Kenzo got me through days at my high school and D&G ph was used whenever I went out at night. I really do like D&G ph and Ive had good comments on it but after using a full...
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    Re: Brit and Black Code

    My first thought when trying Black Code was that Armani had toned down Versace's Dreamer ( an iris, tonka and tobacco powerhouse). Perhaps I am the only one who sees any similarity between Black Code...
  19. Re: Looking for an(other) interesting summer frag

    Hey, thanks for all the help so far I like seeing everyone's thoughts.

    d4: Yeah, I am planning (way) ahead but today was surprisingly warm and it got me in the mood to order some new frags in...
  20. Looking for an(other) interesting summer frag

    I have Kouros eau D'ete and would like some recomendations for another "summer" scent. Im not one who is in to fruity or acquatic "fresh" scents like AdG or Lacoste Red. What I want is something that...
  21. Thread: Freaky Kouros

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    Re: Freaky Kouros

    Pefect! :)

    "Les dieux vivants ont leur parfum. Kouros. Le parfum des Conquerants." 8-)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27 February

    Went with Versace Man. I really dont get this frag. Saffron and neroli collide and leave a mess that would take emergency crews hours to clean up but I guess that is its good aspect it lasts 7+ hours
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 28 February

    KOUROS! ;D
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    Re: Rive Gauche intense or regular?

    I dont mean to distract from the orignial purpose of this topic, but how about Rive Gauche Light? Is it any better suited for the approaching spring/summer weather? Or is it too "watered down" down...
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    Re: Springtime help...

    One one side of the spectrum: Kouros eau d'ete and on the other: L'eau par Kenzo. Both great just really different in their approach to summer.
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    Re: Upcoming 2006 Frags for men...

    Wow, I forgot all about the new YSL offerings to come. Undoubtedly they will beckon me to buy them and become poor... but at least I will smell good.
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    Thanks for the heads up on perfumebay. Ive never used that site before but seeing as they have all of the Trussardi frags I might have to soon.

    Python sounds perfect for me for this summer but how...
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    Re: Home Alone Fragrances?

    Kouros ;D
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    Vicomte de K, thanks for letting me know your thoughts. I went to go find a bottle on ebay and unless I can find some other online shop that still has it I think I might just have to pass it up....
  30. Thread: Guess for Men

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    Re: Guess for Men

    Andrew B. - As far as I know, only the box changed. The bottle that comes in those boxes contains the same brown liquid. My guess would be that Marciano chose to replace the brown box with the...
  31. Thread: Guess for Men

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    Re: Guess for Men

    Happy I could help. I tried to track down some other shops that might still have it and while I did eventually find some places that have it, the price tag is 225-$300 (for a 3.4 ounce). So it looks...
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    Trussardi Uomo is one that I have been on the fence about ordering for awhile now. It sounds great, I like strong frags (as in Antaeus and Kouros) and tobaccos based one too but the leather note is...
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    Re: Please help me decidee what is next.

    Your current wardrobe has a good variety so I thought I would recommend a few scents that are also true originals.

    Versace Black Jeans - lavender meets nutmeg with a slight citrus-sy edge in this...
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    Re: SotD 24 February Friday

    Felt like going with something simple today, Gucci Rush
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    Re: What to buy next...

    Vetiver Extraordinair, Kyoto (Cdg), Rive Gauche



    Envyus, let me know what you think of Nemo, I just recently started my search for frags for this summer and Nemo is on my list of things to try.
  36. Thread: Guess for Men

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    Re: Guess for Men

    To do be sure, you do know that Marciano is the designer behind Guess (Jeans) brand, right? Parlux is the company who makes Guess fragrances. So, Guess by Guess/Marcion/Parlux are all the same. Go to...
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    Re: The staple of a man's collection...

    My thoughts exactly. Although I realize the original dose not appeal to everyone but every guy still needs a Kouros derivative be that colgone sport, an eau d'ete or fraicheur.
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    Trussardi frags....

    There arent many reviews for any Trussardi scent (save Uomo) here on basenotes.... Is that because the frags are harder to get than other designer scents or is it because they just arent worth...
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    Re: Upcoming 2006 Frags for men...

    I'm so looking forward to the new Valentino. I hope it is as great as Vendetta was....
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    Re: let us find a king

    Another vote for Kouros
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    Re: The current top 5 I smell everywhere

    Here at my college in Northern Ohio:
    (axe/tag/abercrombie aside, aka not many of the top 5 below are men's frags)

    1. Curve (both guys and girls)
    2. Pink-Victoria's Secret
    3. D&G Light Blue
    4....
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    Re: If you could choose only one...

    YSL It is almost impossible to just "like" a fragrance from this house, hate it or love it there is rarely an inbetween. And in my book thats a good thing because that means everything is so...
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    Re: The Fragrance Rorschach Test

    Just to add some structure to what would be completely random responses (mainly based on color or name because my scent experience is so minimal), I decided to make all of my responses based on the...
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    Re: When you're tired of subtlety

    Oh LORD! *All bow to the mighty KOUROS

    Now we're talking beast. *Wondered how long it would take to come down to this.[/quote]

    There were two things that came to mind as soon as I saw the title...
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    Re: Tell me what you like/hate

    Well here is what I think about the ones I have tried.

    Versace Jeans series -its a series and IMO some suck and others (actually just Black Jeans) are awesome. Green Jeans is a strong citric-pine...
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    Re: Info. on some new frags....

    This is the only one I have any info about....

    Nautica Voyagehttp://www.perfumerflavorist.com/news/2112317.html



    I thought the same thing. I havent heard about anything concerning a new...
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    Re: help for best pine/conifer fragrance

    Another one to add to the to try list could be Versace's Green Jeans. Its a strong pine so perhaps not what you may want but because so few people do like it, you can pick up a bottle dirt cheap off...
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    Re: Paris Hilton for men....

    I know what you mean. When the S.A. told me to check that out for something new and fresh I couldnt even take it seriously. (Then it didnt help that I didnt like it at all....) Just say something to...
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    Diesel dark/dirty wash jeans, Calvin Klein dark blue/olive/light green striped merino sweater and Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes (Fin-Nomenal) with John Varvatos
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    Re: Privé Bois d'Encens - Armani

    Checked the entire collection out at the Armani website. From their description, the only one that even sounds appealing is Bois d'Encens. But at that price, I dont even think I will test it because...
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    Privé Bois d'Encens - Armani

    Has anyone tried this? What are your thoughts? I just ran across it on ebay and it sparked my attention at the mention of cedar and seeing as how reviews are lacking for the prive collection here on...
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    Re: Never received a compliment!

    I agree with the general thought that what you have just isnt different enough (D&G ph would have been but with recent popularity, it isnt so hard to find now). What worked/works the best for me in...
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    Re: Bought YSL Kouros Cologne Sport - Love it

    A few weeks back I planned to go and pick this up at Dillards but then ended up getting the Kouros Eau D'ete (not cologne sport version) instead. And now Im thinking about going and picking up the...
  54. Re: The "I cannot wait to try this fragrance" thre

    In no real order here are the top 5.

    Dry Clean - CdG
    YSL pour homme - YSL
    L'anarchiste - Caron
    Eau Noir - Dior
    Rive Gauche - YSL
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16 February

    Gucci ph test run
  56. Re: Indepth Biographies of Perfume & Fashion Desig

    Your wish is my command - I'll get right on it! Come on over to my blog this weekend!
    marlen[/quote]

    Thanks a lot! I was just really introduced to this brand earlier this week (I knew of their...
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    Re: Which Brand of Soap Do You Use?

    Zirh
  58. Re: Indepth Biographies of Perfume & Fashion Desig

    Thanks for the link Godzilla. That will entertain me whenever I have free time and nothing to do.

    Though I did notice that even this site doesnt have anything about Trussardi... A shame I was...
  59. Re: How Many dress to their Cologne; or vice versa

    The closest I come to this is that I try to match the fragrance genre (if you will) to the look Im going for. For example, I would not wear Gucci's Nobile or Gucci ph with a hoody nor would I create...
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    Re: SotD 15 February Wednesday

    Its warmer today so I went with Black Jeans
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :)

    1. John Varvatos
    2.Vétiver Extraordinaire
    3. Kyoto (CdG)
    4. Dreamer
    5. Kouros eau d'ete
    6. Rush
    7. Black Jeans
    8. Vendetta ph
    9. L'eau par Kenzo
    10. D&G ph
  62. Re: Fragrances that Killers from movies might wear

    Children of the Corn - Gucci ph or CdG Zagorsk/Avignon just because they had that huge cult thing going on and these three scents are church-y smelling powerhouses.

    M7 may work for the modern,...
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    Re: Valentine's Day....what are you gonna wear?

    Of all things, I chose to wear Kouros eau d'ete this morning and Gucci ph tonight. The Kouros was surprisingly well recieved but while wearing Gucci ph, I was told I smell like church and it was not...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11 February

    Versace Black Jeans
  65. Thread: summers best

    by rapture2
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    Re: summers best

    The only "summer" scent I currently have is Kouros Eau D'ete. Although, I will probly be picking up Live Jazz and L'eau par Kenzo as well.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10 February

    Gucci Rush
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    EZRA FITCH Cologne

    I doubt anyone has, but have any of you tried Abercrombie's newest offering "EZRA FITCH Cologne"? The (Abercrombie) site describes it: "Ezra Fitch Cologne defines the classic heritage of Abercrombie...
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    Re: What scents we men get for women

    I recently purchased Moschino's Cheap and Chic I Love Love for my girlfriend's (19th) birthday. Additionally, her Amor Amor by Cacharel and D&G Light Blue also impresses me. So I suppose that I would...
  69. Re: This is probably the last place to ask this...

    While I dont have a true signature scent, there are a few that I fall back on depending on the time of year (2 for each season) that just fit me.

    For winter: Gucci Rush and Versace Dreamer will...
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    Re: SotD Thursday Feb. 9

    Picked up some new stuff from CK and decided to dress it up a bit with john varvatos
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 February

    Versace Dreamer
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    Re: February 2006 recent purchases

    Myaccolades, you will have to let me know what you think about YSL's Jazz because I am unable to try it anywhere around where I live but it sounds great so I am half tempted to just buy it blind.
    ...
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    Re: Humor: *New Celeb Fragrance Ideas?

    Britney Spears' follows her Curiosity about having a child, her Fantasy about motherhood while she was pregnant and now arrives at her third fragrance: "Hollywood Mother"(in North America) and "WTF...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7 February

    YSL - Kouros eau D'ete (and for the fourth day in a row no less)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday February 4, 2006

    Kouros eau D'ete (who cares that the temperature outside is hovering around freezing anyway?)
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    Re: Kouros Eau D'ete and my freebees

    Kouros Fraicheur was actually the one I had hoped to try/buy but any YSL products what-so-ever are EXTREMELY hard to find around here. I have never seen M7/Jazz/Live Jazz/Body Kouros/Kouros...
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    Re: Vétiver Extraordinaire?

    Ditto.

    VE is THE vetiver!![/quote]
    Simply the best




    [/quote]
    I have begun to realize how great VE really is. Not just as a Vetiver fragrance but as a cologne in general. I havent been...
  78. Re: A link you might like (if you don't have it ye

    Thanks alot! Very interesting stuff :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday February 3, 2006

    It was Vetiver Extraordinair but it has since been eaten alive (:'( )by my newest purchase Kouros Eau D'ete :)
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    Kouros Eau D'ete and my freebees

    Found this one at Dillards today and because no one (not family, friends or sales associates) that I have ever met likes the original Kouros, I had to restrict myself from buying the original and...
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    Re: Amor Pour Homme by Cacharel new for 2006

    After finding notes like magnetic woods in other well respected brands, does purple wood really seem the strange? lol. I will be watching out for this as I like Cacharel's clothes and my girlfriend...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2 February

    CdG - Kyoto
  83. Re: Sean John’s first Unforgivable fragrance with

    As much as I dislike rap music, that doesnt have anything to do with this scent. And, to be honest, any of his fans/wanna-bes/people who think they are pimps who can afford this most likely will....
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 February

    CdG Kyoto
  85. Thread: Givenchy

    by rapture2
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    Re: Givenchy

    Perhaps this would help : http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm That way you can hear it instead of just read it.
  86. Which one of these is "different" yet wearable?

    Im looking to buy something new and different but I have not had the chance to try any of the above so I would like some of your input. My immediate thought is just to go ahead an order L'anarchiste...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31 January

    For the third day in a row (that has to be a record with me) Vendetta pour homme by Valentino
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    Re: SOTD Monday January 30

    Again I have chosen Vendetta by Valentino
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    Re: SotD 29 Jan. Sunday

    I felt like wearing something out of the ordinary so I went with Valentino's Vendetta
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    Re: New Mens Scent YSL this year?

    golden words. i agree 100%
    [/quote]

    Ugh...I hope that doesnt happen. Ysl is my favorite fragrance house not because I like every offering but because they have never given in to the temptation to...
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    Re: Fragrance Houses

    Actually the designer house is what made me choose Acqua di Gio as my first "real" cologne last year. As I have said before, I had been wearing an Abercrombie creation and because of the clear...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28 January

    Giving a test run to Corduroy by Zirh
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    Re: SotD, Thursday January 26

    Gucci Rush and then tonight I gave a test run to Corduroy by Zirh which doesnt seem to want to last/project/develop at all on me which is sad as I had liked it on the card....
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    Re: 4000 Registered Members

    LMAO Disney World? For the pure fact that Epcot could be crammed with fragrance junkies discussing the sinful 7 by Gendarme and who would be using other visitors as test subjects for fragrance...
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    Re: Trussardi Action Sport

    No, sadly. I watched it down till the time when it didnt sell because no one bid. But I didnt get any replies about it so I didnt think it was even worth the money. Now Im thinking I should have at...
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    Re: Status of YSL men's fragrance in US?

    I was into Marshall Fields a couple of weeks back and because I got caught by an SA who I knew was going to push stuff on me, I asked if that had YSL fragrances (knowing full well they hadnt the last...
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    Re: Editions de Parfums... oh my!

    I agree![/quote]

    Me too! Vetiver Extraordinaire is awesome ;D and I look forward to trying Musc Rabageur
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25 January

    John Varvatos - because, well, it fit what I was wearing (simple striped CK sweater) and I dont know anyone who doesnt like it
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24 January

    Dreamer - Versace.
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    Re: SotD 23 Jan. Monday

    Black Jeans - Versace
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