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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    John Varvatos is really nice. Have you ever smelled it? I definitely recommend it.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 16 Sep 09

    24, Faubourg
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    Re: A heavily spicy fougere?

    Calvin is great! I have a mini of it. Really powerful stuff.
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    Re: A heavily spicy fougere?

    X3

    Definitely.
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    Re: S o t D Friday 15 May

    Gucci Envy
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    Re: Black Jeans Smell Alike

    Thanks for the replys so far.

    I see that Fragrancenet still has some, so I may just get it from them. I'm thinking about what to do if and when they run out!
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    Black Jeans Smell Alike

    Hi. I just saw that Black Jeans has been discontinued. When did this occur? I haven't tried to get any in a few years.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on similar-smelling fragrances? I love...
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    Re: Sud Est, Baime & Virgilio

    I agree with this 105%. Definitely.
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    Re: Sud Est, Baime & Virgilio

    Well, I know nothing about Baime & Virgilio, but I am hoarding my 3/4 full bottle of Sud Est. This stuff is, as someone mentioned, similar to Polo. I read somewhere that you have to let it settle for...
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    Re: Feeling Chypre?

    Some Male Chypres which may or may not have been previously mentioned:

    Worth PH
    Tabac Original
    Tuscany Per Uomo
    Monsieur Galimard / Equipage
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Aramis
    Quorum
    Halston z 14
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    Re: Cabochard is the older sister of Aramis

    I heard of the similarity of Aramis and Cabochard, and of them being layered. I wear both in the following manner and really like it:

    2 sprays of Aramis on my chest.
    5 sprays of Cabochard on my...
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    Very Good!

    Great stuff for sure! Longevity is suspect on me. How about others?

    Salvatore Ferragamo is similar, and is not mentioned much on this Board.
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    Re: casual + dark, ala black t-shirts w/ jeans

    I'm in agreement.

    I recently got a medium size bottle of Chaumet Homme which was recommended by Scenteur7. I think it's an incredible scent. I think you might give this one a try if you can mange...
  14. Thread: Chanel No.19

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    Re: Chanel No.19

    Ditto for Number 22!

    I loved wearing Coco Mademoiselle, but recent wearings have caused me to have a pretty strong allergic reaction. This is certainly powerful stuff.

    Some of my male...
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Here's two that I mention a lot that don't get much coverage here. These are from the Citrus / Aquatic realm:

    Clean Men by Dlish
    Kenneth Cole New York

    For something a bit more masculine...
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    Re: Chanel 22 mystery

    Hi. It sounds like you bought a fake. Here in NYC, real Chanel fragrances which are sold in discount shops are almost as expensive as those sold in Macy's etc. If you got yours at a price that wasn't...
  17. Thread: Chanel No.19

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    Re: Chanel No.19

    I wear this whenever I can. It's great on a guy or a gal IMO.
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    The Versace smells great, but the lasting power on my skin was poor.

    Unbound is great!

    EdM is very nice, but I have yet to give it a full wearing.
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    Clean Men by Dlish!
  20. Re: An Inexpensive Men's Scent that should be more expensive

    Actually, I know of a few individuals who English Leather actually works very well on. When folks wear these masculine-smelling scents into the drydown-mixed-with-body-chemistry, you would be...
  21. Re: An Inexpensive Men's Scent that should be more expensive

    Thank you Moondeva. Beautiful exposition.

    Chypres - for instance - took me a while to even begin to grasp. If one has an open mind and is willing to learn...
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    Re: How about 'Clean Men'

    I tend to douse myself with these type of scents. I never get any bad reactions from anyone. This really cuts the longevity problem in half (or more). I guess that this wouldn't work in an office...
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    Re: Help choosing a cologne

    My opinion would be to go with Allure. I am not as familar with Antaeus, but I don't think it is more sexy or sensual than Allure. Hopefully you will get some additional opinions here.

    I would...
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    Re: How about 'Clean Men'

    This is a tremendous powerhouse of a fresh, citrus, aquatic type fragrance. I love it, and my girlfriend does too. I have seen testers of this offered on the 'Net for a good deal lower than retail...
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    Re: Cristobal pour homme->not all that

    That's interesting. I'm wondering re: if it's this family you are reacting to. Here are two from the Woody - Oriental family that I think could easily be found cloying:

    A*Men
    Givenchy Pi

    What...
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    Re: Cristobal pour homme->not all that

    - Totally agree.



    I really learned a lot here - cool.

    I would also like to add the thought that you may want to consider giving Cristobal a full wearing. Wrist tests are a bit different from...
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    Re: Cristobal pour homme->not all that

    Hi. I disagree and say that IMO, Cristobal "*is* all that."

    A Woody-Oriental, the strong topnotes of Lavender and Bergamot are backed up by the Patchouli and Cedar. The Vanilla and Amber base...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 18th

    This mornings fragrance - Roma by Laura Biagiotti for Women
    This evenings fragrance - Guess Man by Guess for Men
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    Re: Help choosing a cologne

    I'm familiar with Black by Johan.b. IMO, it is not a long-lasting fragrance. My take on this one is it has been made to mimic Armani Black Code. I'm impressed by one or two of the other fragrances by...
  30. Re: All acquatic / citris lineup - Suggest some additions

    Pasha de Cartier is described with "citrus" as part of the definition in a number of distinct places which describe this fragrance. It is a member of the Men's Woody - Aromatic Olfactory Group of...
  31. Thread: Banana Notes

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    Re: Banana Notes

    Yes, Quasar by Julio Del Pozo. I agree that the scent is not terribly long-lasting, but it is a really beautiful fragrance. I think it's a CK Truth similar.
  32. Re: All acquatic / citris lineup - Suggest some additions

    Hi, and welcome to Basenotes!

    I'm at a bit of a loss here re: whether aquatic-type fragrances are suitable for formal wear. I would be inclined to say that they are, but I'm sure some of the more...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 17th

    Givenchy Pour Homme
  34. Re: Shame on you guys for never telling me about this VERY cheap and awesome scent b4!!!!

    Hi. If it turnz out 2 be good, PM me n let me know if u get a chance pleez. Thanx
  35. Re: any men tried isabella rossellini "manifesto"?

    This is correct. The fragrance is subtle, has an "oceanic" quality to it, is "nice," but certainly not something to vigorously search out IMO.
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    Re: Horizon by Guy Laroche.

    I just posted in another thread recently re: Horizon. I like and respect it, but I think it is not one that will be easily understood. I have had "old-man-cologne" reactions from folks who smelled...
  37. Re: any men tried isabella rossellini "manifesto"?

    Thatz a good question supermarky. I don't have a bottle currently, or would send u a decant. If I think of anything I'll let u know.
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    Re: A Sensual Aquatic---Does it exist?

    Request: can someone here give me a rundown on Hugo Boss Elements Aqua please? How is it?

    212 - Yes!
    Casran - Yes! (good lower-priced substitute for 212 IMO)
    Pleasures - Yes!
    Z - Yes!
    AdG -...
  39. Re: Need Help Choosing A Cologne For Older Brother

    Well... macys.com actually didn't have the (two) latter. Thatz why I chose the former (the best for the occasion - though I really like Azzaro Chrome as well). Maybe you can get to a Macy's near you...
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    Re: I'm bummed by my meager wardrobe

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I own zero (0) niche fragrances (none).

    I enjoy smelling nice in "regular" stuff. Since I'm not particlarly wealthy (yet... I'm workin' on it!), it's been the way...
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    Re: I'm bummed by my meager wardrobe

    Well... I have a ton of fragrances (never bothered to list them here in the wardrobe section yet) and can honestly say that I enjoy every last one of them to the max. I own and wear both mens and...
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    Re: SOTD Friday December 15th

    Murmure by Van Cleef and Arpels for Women

    Blast of feminine florals to open, intoxicating unisex drydown followed. I received compliments all day long!

    Thanx Marlen! I'm sold.
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    Re: Counter-balanced orientals

    Let me add my two cents:

    I consider these unisex and have absolutely no trouble wearing them:

    Must de Cartier by Cartier for Women
    Krazy Krizia by Krizia

    KK is now discontinued, but if you...
  44. Re: Need Help Choosing A Cologne For Older Brother

    Ok...

    Macy's doesn't seem to have it, but how about something from the venerable house of Rochas?

    Rochas Man
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    Re: A Sensual Aquatic---Does it exist?

    I'll more than second these:

    L'eau D'issey
    Dune
    Twice
    CK Be & Escape

    Really great fragrances.

    Did you forget CK Truth?
  46. Re: any men tried isabella rossellini "manifesto"?

    I did and I really liked it. I never gave it a full wearing, but it smells very much like the ocean. Very nice fragrance IMO.
  47. Re: Need Help Choosing A Cologne For Older Brother

    Since you asked for 2 or 3 I will also give these:

    Vera Wang by Vera Wang for Men
    L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake for Men

    Vera Wang is more of a masculine brew, while L'eau D'issey is floral but...
  48. Re: Need Help Choosing A Cologne For Older Brother

    Hey, I went to Macy's Online store and I'll give you the best one I liked from there. I have more, but here's my first choice:

    Platinum Egoiste by Chanel for Men

    That's one I really like and I...
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    Re: Help choosing a cologne

    For something "very masculine" I would like to list a few that are in my collection:

    Sung Homme by Alfred Sung
    KL Homme by Karl Lagerfeld
    Krizia Uomo by Krizia
    Jacomo de Jacomo by Jacomo
    Worth...
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    Re: A Sensual Aquatic---Does it exist?

    Hey, I like Horizon. I have a nearly-full 3.4 oz. bottle of it. I'm a bit dismayed by the fact that some of my friends think it smells like "old-man-cologne." Never mind.

    Ok, if I mention Laguna...
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    Re: Help choosing a cologne

    For "masculine smelling" stuff can you get a hold of Versace L'homme? What is available in your area?

    Halston Z-14 and Halston I-12 come to mind as not being expensive
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    Re: Need an opinion

    Hi Crispy129 and welcome to Basenotes.

    I tried that cologne once and thought it was ok. It is a "no-name" brand and it's not worth much money. How much were you going to have to pay for it?

    ~S.
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    Re: Need a non-niche spicy fragrance

    Absolutely. Very good choice!

    Here's another one of my favorites. You don't hear a lot about it, but you would be surprised by it:

    Romeo Gigli Uomo

    It's in the Oriental - Spicy family, as is...
  54. Re: Sampled some colognes today: opinions inside.

    Dior Higher is a masterpiece! I heard of a good combination and tried it. I get a *ton* of compliments on this one:

    Peach Fragrance Oil with Dior Higher on top.

    Yes, Higher is more of a "summer...
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    Re: Need a non-niche spicy fragrance

    Hi, and welcome to Basenotes!

    This one's a bit expensive, but it is quite good. You may not try it now, but one day if you get a chance. I think you'll like it...

    Basala by Shiseido
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    Re: Aramis - just love it!

    Aramis is a very powerful masculine-smelling fragrance. It's date of creation is 1966, and it's classification is Woody-Chypre.

    I heard of a good combination which I tried and liked a lot:...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 12th

    Balenciaga Pour Homme

    I got a nice compliment on this at 5 PM. I applied 3 sprays at 7 AM. How's that for longevity?
  58. Thread: relax davidoff

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    Re: relax davidoff

    I thought that Laguna Homme smelled plastic too.

    Relax never does to me. I haven't smelled anything like this though. I'm hooked & a believer.

    I wanna try Zino too. I hear a lot of good things...
  59. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Cool. No, it does not look anything like that. Furthermore, I can't find any information about a product fitting that description.

    It's very interesting that there are evidently two different...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole New York

    Hey RCavs,

    Cool! I really really like the stuff, and I'm happy to hear that you obtained it, and seem to really like it as well. I have learned a lot from the above description also. Thanx for the...
  61. Thread: relax davidoff

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    Re: relax davidoff

    Hi frank06, and welcome to Basenotes!

    Yeah? It's very hard to find a big bottle of that stuff here in the USA. I have some that I got from minis that were still available.

    This is a very good,...
  62. Re: Stuck between Feuilles de Tabac, Vintage Tabarome, and Michael

    I haven't smelled Michael lately, so I cannot give you an first-hand, in-depth description. I know that John Varvatos is quite similar, and *that* stuff is real smooth (I have some now). My opinion...
  63. Re: First date next weekend - Need fragrance advice!

    Here are some of mine that I trust for dates:

    Unbound by Halston
    Clean Men by Dlish
    Kenneth Cole New York
    Romance by Ralph Lauren...
  64. Re: First date next weekend - Need fragrance advice!

    Whoa! You've got some great fragrances!

    My choice?

    L'eau D'issey

    Next (my choices):

    AdG
    Cool Water
  65. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Interesting indeed. Can you access that page? Does the bottle look the same as the one on the site (if you can)?
  66. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Please try to ascertain that it is not in fact "Bonne," instead of Jess. Since the last name is identical, I'd be willing to bet that it is "Bonne."
  67. Re: Stuck between Feuilles de Tabac, Vintage Tabarome, and Michael

    Hi mrhorn300, and welcome to Basenotes!

    I can't answer your question for I haven't sampled either Vintage Tabarome by Creed or Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris.

    What I can do is tell you from...
  68. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Wow! Off topic, but...

    These folks are selling a bottle of Eau de Patou for $120! I have a bottle I paid next to nothing for... and it's full! (knock wood)
  69. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Here they are:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=the+fragrance+factory

    This will bring you to the first link after the paid adds.

    http://www.thefragrancefactory.com/

    When you get...
  70. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Well...

    The site actually works fine for me. Here are the details:

    Bonne Bell Skin Musk Oil
    (1/2 oz. Perfume Oil, Huile de Parfum. Supplies are limited.)
    $65.00 each

    That's what it sez...
  71. Re: First date next weekend - Need fragrance advice!

    Yes! Very good point to mention this, HackerX. Overspraying would cause some difficulty. Better play it safe in this regard Prg_22.
  72. Re: what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    I am in agreement. Well thought-out answer, I might add.
  73. Re: First date next weekend - Need fragrance advice!

    I'll second this opinion:


    Does that make it easier Prg_22?

    Let us know what you already have, as we have said, or let us know if you want us to recommend something new for you.
  74. Re: First date next weekend - Need fragrance advice!

    Hi prg_22 and welcome to Basenotes!

    Yes, like Thrax says, let us know what else you have to work with. We can help you based on that.

    Rochas Man is one of my favorite "gourmand-like" fragrances.
  75. Re: what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    Hey, maybe it's just in NYC / The "Liberal East Coast" that such things are accepted as a matter of course? Maybe in Texas or the Deep South (for example) people would receive harsher treatment for...
  76. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    LeMale, I am getting some type of error message when I click the above link. I went to this site from a "favorite" link that I had in my browser and it worked fine...
  77. Thread: Skin Musk

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    Re: Skin Musk

    Hi. My boss mentioned that she used to wear this and really raved about it. Let me see if I can locate some. I saw some a while back...

    Try this:

    http://shop.pageland.com/catalog.cfm

    Can...
  78. Re: what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    Since the topic has been raised...

    Two of my own experiences (honest):

    Here in NYC there are all types of cultures and folks representing them.

    1.) One of my coworkers is a self-proclaimed...
  79. Re: what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    I know that this topic has been covered a lot here at Basenotes: Men wearing fragrances marketed to women, and vice versa.

    As a man who wears many fragrances marketed to women, I can tell you from...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 10th

    Samsara by Guerlain for Women
    ...layered over Samsara Ritual Body Lotion
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    Re: Best Frags for office/work place

    Good solid choices that I am familiar with.

    That Colonia Assoluta is tremendous!
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    Re: KL by Karl Lagerfeld.

    Hey moondeva. I have a feeling you are really going to like this stuff. Let me know what you think if you get a chance.

    ~S.
  83. Re: Buying either Allure or Platinum Egoiste today. Need Advice please.

    Cool. Glad to hear that you made a choice, and that you are feeling good about it.

    Allure is a very nice fragrance. Yes, it's strong. I try to gauge the strength I will want/need and learn how...
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    Re: Best Frags for office/work place

    Here one for you. This one smells superb and stays close to the skin so as not to be too loud and offensive in an office setting:

    Signature by ST Dupont for Men
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    Re: KL by Karl Lagerfeld.

    Hi. I have a 2 oz size bottle of KL Homme by Karl Lagerfeld. I am very happy with this cologne. Here's my rundown:

    KL Homme is a Winter / cold weather fragrance. It is quite heavy. One could wear...
  86. Re: 4711 being discontinued and I never had a bottle.

    That's funny yo!

    I have it. Remember that it's Cologne strength. The lasting power is quite low.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 9th

    Testing:

    Tempore Donna by Laura Biagiotti for Women
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    Re: Give me a blind buy!

    Of ones I have and love, I can definitely agree that these are two solid fragrances that more than fit the bill:

    Shiseido Basala
    Nina Ricci's Memoire D'homme

    Good luck choosing!
  89. Re: Buying either Allure or Platinum Egoiste today. Need Advice please.

    Hi. I like both. I would like to have them both.

    I think that Platinum is the one that I would like to have more.

    Allure is a cool - colder weather scent IMO. Something to think about in NYC...
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    Re: Your opinions on Nemo ?

    What? Balanciaga Ph is really something! I'm lucky to have found a bunch of minis of this which I have wisely hoarded. Stuigi has a bottle of this and is willing to part with it? Somebody's gonna be...
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    Well, I guess I'm in the minority when I state:

    Davidoff Relax is really good. I'm very happy that I learned about it here. I have a lot of minis of this, and now (cold weather) is the time to...
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    Re: Thoughts: Just bought Azzaro Visit

    Well... if this stuff lasts long too...

    Smells great & lasts long = tremendous fragrance

    Yes, "cycling" comment is baffling. I see no reason why the ladies would not be turned on by this stuff...
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    Re: anymore fragrances like this one?

    Count me in man!

    what1sth1s, some of this stuff is "aquired taste." When I first started out I could not deal with or understand certain types of fragrances. Example: Chypre.

    Now, I still have...
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    Re: Choose new fragrance for me.

    Hi. How about Versace L'homme?

    Here's one you will get a "kick" out of if you can get hold of:

    Photo (old version) by Karl Lagerfeld
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    Re: Thoughts: Just bought Azzaro Visit

    I second that notion: sensual

    I think the ladies will respond to the uniqueness and the quality of this one. Very nice.

    On a related note... I recently sampled Lalique Equus which has Mace in...
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    Re: New and looking for more *(long Post)*

    Joop! is strong and long-lasting. With something like this (or Envy for that matter), you always have the option of just using a little. Strong fragrances oftentimes drydown beautifully, and become...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole New York

    Glad I was able to help.

    My girlfriend likes the following as well. These are also very unique. She's Filipino. She says these remind her of flower scents from that region:

    L'eau D'issey by...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole New York

    It does not strike me as being an AdG clone. Others may disagree and say that they think it is, but I don't happen to think so.

    I really like the bottle design. Very cool. That cap is sleek.
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    Re: Kenneth Cole New York

    I don't know if I would call it "sweetness." It is certainly not "sweet" in any gourmand sort of way. I *would* describe it as smooth.

    It's pleasantly smooth if you will. It's not loud... more...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole New York

    I say, "a lot of citrus/fruity fragrances are similar, but this is unique."

    Azzaro Chrome maybe, or Halston Unbound.
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