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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    no love for RR or Antik? I adore their dark plain washes (im not one for tears and crazy streaks) and i love the stylized R pockets. I have a couple older Antiks that fit extremely well, but its hard...
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    aviators and wayfarers (clubmasters if you want to avoid the larger herd). Polarized or bust.
  3. Thread: The Rake

    by DerangedGoose
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    Re: The Rake

    Isn't a rake a male seducer, a la cassanova and the like? I'm pretty sure the term is pejorative, and not something a true "gentleman" would embrace. Then again, that seems to be precisely the image...
  4. Re: Which aquatic fragrance completes better my wardrobe?

    AQUA. the best designer aquatic period. Chrome still has that generic fresh/ozonic quality to it, and while Issey transcends that, it still retains the feeble sweetness that I find in designer...
  5. Re: When You Want to Feel A Little Like a "Jerk"

    If by a scent that isnt trying to be "sexy" than yeah, Aqua would fit that bill, but Ive only ever gotten compliments with it
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    Re: Lime Recommendations?

    Give Nouveau Bowery from BN9 a try, its sole ingredients are pretty much lime and some background basil. It has a sweeter edge, but not candylike
  7. Re: Struggling with the Bonds- Brooklyn vs. Bleecker St.

    Ill second this, especially about Riverside Drive. But if I had to choose between bleeker or brooklyn, I might go with brooklyn. You dont need mega sillage to make an impression, and you can always...
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    Re: The New GM to Launch Fragrance Line

    Dont know, but BMW is on that track, and I wouldnt put it past them to throw out a fragrance, though they are generally better than porsche at not merchandise-whoring themselves out
  9. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Take the economist, at least they've got some humor. I've only ever seen Pi give frowns.
  10. Re: Fragrances released the year you were born...

    88- Cool water, Farenheit, and CK Eternity

    all very good ones. a solid year.
  11. Re: Clean & Soapy= Mass Market Appeal....what's next?

    This is probably an accurate assumption. Most people wear cologne either to smell nice or sexy. "Nice" usually has inoffensive connotations, and the fresh/aquatic genre usually fits that bill (though...
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    Re: Scent Similar to D&G By Man?

    Dont minis tend to go bad much faster than full bottles? I bought a mini of Versace Man, and it smelled like soapy water. Literally NOTHING like the pungent, sweet tobacco that is the real one.
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    Re: Physical Stores and Samples?

    At saks they will shovel bond samples at you if you just ask. At least thats what the lady did for me.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Source?

    Thanks for the plug! Once I realized authentic GIT shows its fill level when held up to bright light, I tried to take a picture. Wall street is the same way (its actually opaque)



    Orange...
  15. Re: Counterfeit Narciso Rodriguez for her EDT & EDP (with photos)

    I think you should file a complaint with ebay. People like this should not be allowed to stay in business. Its unfair.
  16. Re: Counterfeit Narciso Rodriguez for her EDT & EDP (with photos)

    I have seen new sellers from the Ukraine selling a lot of The One for Men by DG with no pictures in the auction, perhaps they are from the same seller?
  17. Re: You throw the empty bottle of a perfume to the garbage?

    I usually throw it really hard into a dumpster. I have a thing for the sound of breaking glass (I love it) so when I throw it away, I make sure it goes with a bang.
  18. Re: Burr gives Black by Kenneth Cole one star

    KC black, to me at least, really stands out from the mass market crowd. Its not ground breaking, but its a gem of a tried and true formula that still manages some oomph in the uniqueness department....
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    Poll: Re: Bulgari Aqua Marine vs Bulgari Aqua POLL!

    The original AQUA of course, its completely original and theres nothing else like it out there. The marine flanker is actually good in its own right and the bottle is pretty as well, but because it...
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    Re: That melon note. I found it

    I agree with your assessment of Unbound. I like the middle to end, but the opening is harsh and clashes with the melon heart, which is what I wanted out of it in the first place?



    Really? It...
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    Re: That melon note. I found it

    Im pretty sure youll love it. It doesnt come off cheap like Unbound does, and is very luscious and "moist". Wonderful summer fragrance.
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    That melon note. I found it

    Screw unbound, Nautica Voyage is it. Cheap and awesome (great bottle too!). Wore it today, it shone in the heat, had fairly good longevity considering it was about 85+ (about 5-6 hours) and it has a...
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    Re: Let's Talk About Bulgari Aqua

    people often compare it to more woody/peppery fragrances that the outright fresh-aquatics that we have come to know, and that is owed more to the fact that the category is dominated by the latter...
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    Re: Bottle Curiosity

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/i/The%20One%20for%20Men%20Dolce%20&%20Gabbana.jpg


    That is not a bottle in a bottle. That is just thick glass. Look through it and you will see light...
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    Re: Let's Talk About Bulgari Aqua

    Aqua has way more depth and charm to it than the other aquatic releases. This category of fragrances is probably closest to my heart, and Aqua by far has the most class of them. The bottle is...
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    Re: Alfred Sung Hei..worth a blind buy?

    I bought a 1.7 for 10 dollars from TJ Maxx. I use it as an after-gym bodyspray. It doesnt last very long, maybe 2 hours max, which is fine. I think it smells decent, it is a leafy fresh green.
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    Re: Best Bond No 9 daywear for men?

    Wall street and Riverside drive. Chez bond is on the sweeter side and you might find it stuffy. Chicks really dig riverside drive too.
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    Re: Overheard at Nordstrom's Today

    as a fellow socal-er, i have to ask you: were they persian?
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    Re: Fragrance snobbery

    the snobbery here is few and far between and usually ends up being the generic "bah! how banal/common/unsophisticated all these fresh/aquatic/oceanic scents are that the commoners/newbs/unenlightened...
  30. Re: Are there any truly opaque (cant see through) bottles (other than aluminum?)

    My guess would be more than people think.
  31. Re: Are there any truly opaque (cant see through) bottles (other than aluminum?)

    I thought of this one too, but the rule was no metal bottles ;)



    both GIT and Wall street can be seen through when put directly in front of a light source.
  32. Are there any truly opaque (cant see through) bottles (other than aluminum?)

    Of course, the obvious ones are the montales and the sud pacifiques and others in aluminum bottles (which brings up the issue of how you are supposed to know how much is left), but are there any...
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    Re: Eternity Summer 2009

    Solid. I love love ck summer releases, and they tend to smell related yearly, with eternity being the more masculine of the two. Both are good.
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    Re: Wallet advice

    you pretty much want it to be as thin and flexible as possible to make the least impact when you sit. In general, you should avoid sitting on your wallet, and try to keep its contents to a minimum....
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    Re: The Most Sensual Fragrance Poll!

    Pretty accurate. They smell and sell. If I wanted a go-to for an evening party, those would be solid choices
  36. Re: My first Creed experience: Imperial Millesime

    that creamy ambergris note (I must assume thats what it is since it is in GIT as well, but to a lesser degree, yet barely noticeable in Himalaya, and absent from SMW) detracts from the fresh/aquatic...
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    Re: The Most Sensual Fragrance Poll!

    Most of the qualities you listed are usually attributed to creamy and sweet/thick frags, which arent my style, but out of the ones I own or have tried:

    YSL L'homme is really good, own this one...
  38. Re: Finally Montale has created an acquatic that smells like Creed MI

    this may be the first montale to sufficiently pique my interest

    any news on where to grab some? how did you score a sample? can i just pester the hell out of them?
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    Re: Formal Summer Scent

    I second the tom ford. DG The one for men could pass as a bit dressed up. Creed Himalaya is good too.
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    Re: Is something wrong with my olfactory

    All of your senses are tuned to detect changes in their inputs, that is, they are at their most active and sensitive when there is a change in the sensory input (which is why, sometimes, if you fall...
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    I just wish it was true to the name. Then it would have been FBW no doubt.
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    Re: Frag for working out?

    I would recommend against wearing it to the gym, its just obnoxious and there is no need.

    But if you absolutely must, stay away from sickly sweets. They are bad enough as it is, and sweat and heat...
  43. Re: Delta Sky Magazine reveals our secrets...

    This is where alot of the elitists show their colors. Its the same people who cant stand when their favorite band gets any amount of recognition, and when anything they like in general show signs of...
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    Re: If You Liked Z Zegna Extreme...

    how is zegna extreme? I love the regular Z but cant find the extreme anywhere to test, and may have to buy it blind (unless you want to part with it!)
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    Re: Do you compromise for your loved ones?

    I wouldnt have a problem with it, and I dont see how it makes you "whipped". It makes sense, you dont want to offend your partner and its not like you guys will always agree on everything. Would you...
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    Re: Fragrances that are a works of art.

    I tend to consider art a combination of some sort of skill with a meaning, or an emotion.

    A skill with no meaning just yields an aesthetic piece (which, in and of itself, there is nothing wrong...
  47. can anyone tell me anything about leonard homme (2008)?

    found this cool looking bottle on imageshack:

    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1395/leonardhomme2008.jpg


    here is the fragrance pyramid, but no reviews:
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122537.html...
  48. Thread: The Line

    by DerangedGoose
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    Re: The Line

    Most feminine that I own? probably SMW (which isnt saying much). Havent bothered trying too many other strictly feminine scents.


    Im not into the whole gender-bending thing. While there are...
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    Re: Things I'm tired of smelling!

    I absolutely second this one. Im sick of smelling persian dudes who reek of cotton candy or cheap chocolate or some other girly scent. Least masculine thing ever.


    At least an aquatic will never...
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    Re: Another cedar thread

    I think the hamster bedding association is something you cant escape, since hamster bedding is literally just cedar. However, only people with strong exposure (and thus association) will connect the...
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    Re: Fresh water scents

    Pretty much (though some would argue fresh vs ocean water :p)

    I love aquatics, they are my thing, and AQUA pretty much takes the cake in creativity and quality. Everything else is pushing for...
  52. Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    Ill say this much, I like this ad way more than the normal ones with completely hairless men. Growing up, I never had anyone to tell me otherwise, so I assumed what the media portrayed was what girls...
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    Re: How to increase the sillage!!

    You guys.

    Whenever you smell something, you are smelling the molecules carried in the air. Humid (aka moist, aka with water in it) air can carry more (has a higher saturation threshold) and thus...
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    Re: Is Calvin Klein that bad?

    I LOVE TRUTH!

    It was one of my first colognes ever, so maybe Im biased, but I always got complements from girls on it.

    Calvin Klein as a house is very solid. Perhaps they dont push any...
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    Re: Le Male???

    yeah definitely never smelled drakkar around here, thank god.


    eternity is still worn by older men, as it is a classic, but for the most part its the usual best seller fare. Ive heard le male...
  56. Re: How can we describe modern perfume in better ways?

    I describe modern perfume as a natural progression, an evolution subject to whims of mass culture and media. Perhaps a bit "uninspired" according to yesterday's standards, but everything comes and...
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    Re: The smell of 'success"....

    Exactly. My mother liked it, but said it could do without the metallic edge. However, the metallic edge is what makes it so androgynous (though still bordering on masculine), in an almost...
  58. Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    while I dislike todays borderline pornographic hyper-sexualized airbrushed-to-hell ads, I find this one fairly pointless as well. It just seems silly. I think artful would have been to cover it or do...
  59. Re: How Important is the Name, Packaging?

    I thoroughly second this assertion. There is nothing more frustrating than paying good money for something that comes in an amateur looking bottle. I would definitely NOT pay ten dollars less for a...
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    Re: Is It Obnoxious to "Sill" ?

    People will come in here and say "Who cares, wear whatever you want! Douse yourself in drakkar! BE FREE!"

    But thats the same logic that has people texting during movies, talking on the cell phone...
  61. Re: Fresh citrus - woody-spicy scent for summer

    Versace Pour Homme is pretty fresh with a woody base
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    Re: The smell of 'success"....

    Pretty much. It smells like clean, freshly washed gold coins.
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    Re: Wish I could smell all these... ♡

    Granted, Im much more interested in the fairer sex, but speaking objectively I would have to say the one on the right has much better facial structure than the one on the left (although he is also at...
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    Re: Bond no 9---Wall St.

    My mother complained about the "metallic" note in Wall street, but im pretty sure thats supposed to be the money thats in there. Its a wonderful fragrance. My other bond favorite is Riverside Drive....
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    Out of all the stuff out there, we should be more worried about inoculating ever-stronger bacterial and viral strains, not whether simple cosmetics contain carcinogens. Cancer rates are rising for...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Im the exact opposite. I love finishing or selling/swapping bottles. Im a bit of a minimalist, so im always looking to see how trim I can get my collection.
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    Re: New Stetson All American

    Just get Fierce and pull off that supremely tacky homoerotic sticker (I have no idea why its on there). Thats what I did. Much better.
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    I love finishing bottles, it feels like such an accomplishment. I tend to gravitate towards aquatics, ozonics, and citrus based fragrances that dont last as long as heavier ones (the california...
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    a) cancer is largely genetically determined. carcinogens in general only aggravate existing risk.

    b) everything is carcinogenic to some degree or another depending on dose. The vapors rising from...
  70. Re: Better for the summer Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein?

    overrated and getting stale.
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    Re: Help me replace Issey..

    Out of the designer fragrances, Bulgari Aqua is the most "marine" of them all. However, in the niche world, there are numerous fragrances with a salty, marine quality. Heeley's sel marin, Farmacia's...
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    Re: Help me replace Issey..

    Hugh Parsons blue is really good, but


    The best recommendation I can make is bulgari's aqua, king of the designer aquatics (and better than erolfa, regardless of the mindless praise it gets on...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid for a Guy?

    BO VDF was painfully feminine, I don't think it would fool anyone. Im sure it would smell nice on a girl.
  74. Re: Better for the summer Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein?

    Theres definitely melon in the opening of Nautica Voyage. I very much enjoy nautica voyage. Its great for hot days. you just spray yourself with tons of it (it wont last long in the heat, so its just...
  75. Re: Better for the summer Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein?

    Nautica voyage is very good, and slightly similar to ck summer 06. I suppose you could get away with either.



    Truth be told, I like all of them, and find all of them fairly unisex. I remember...
  76. Re: Better for the summer Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein?

    CK summer all the way. In my opinion, that line epitomizes the summer-in-a-bottle mentality. Use it all up that summer, and you have permanently linked it with those memories.
  77. Re: Is Abercombie & Fitch Fierce going to be considered a classic?

    The chavalier cometh
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    Re: Do you wear your age?

    Thats not the point of this thread; that much is implied. OF COURSE im going to wear what i like, the POINT is to determine whether peoples preferences tend to gravitate towards fragrances centered...
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    Re: Burberry The Beat FOR MEN

    Of course I am. People are sensitive and allergic to all sorts of things. Fortunately for me, fragrance isnt one of them (though copious dust or pollen will be the death of me) but I frequently see...
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    Re: So what's next...?

    Unbound isnt bad, but dont expect much for 14 dollars. In my opinion, Aqua is better than Issey. Ill second the recommendation for L' eau par Kenzo, its a pretty good aquatic. Nautica voyage is also...
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    Re: Chez Bond = Cool Irish Tweed

    is that to say, the exterior is different, but both have the heart of the mighty LS1?
  82. Re: Is Abercombie & Fitch Fierce going to be considered a classic?

    perhaps not to the extent that ADG will be, but people will DEFINITELY remember it, especially my generation, which comprised the target demographic at launch.
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    Re: Chez Bond = Cool Irish Tweed

    no no no! chez bond has this weak feminine creamy/sweet/powdery note that is in NEITHER GIT nor CW. both are better in my opinion. and riverside drive drive I find better than chez. just my .02
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    Re: Burberry The Beat FOR MEN

    a) only wussies get headaches from perfume

    b) the Beat is pretty good, herbal and woody and the violet leaf gives it a slight floral body to it

    c) TdH smells stale and gross. There's always...
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    Re: Encre Noir Dilemma

    If its only USD 65, you might as well grab it. If you dont like it ill buy it off you, or you could sell it for the same (or more) on ebay.
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    Re: Do you wear your age?

    yes, because lets be honest, "classic" is NOT synonymous with "timeless". Thats not to say I dont own certain things I consider to be classic (cool water and eternity were released the year I was...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    cool water is much closer to GIT than it is to chez. Chez is much sweeter and more powdery (and more feminine). These are traits I dont particularly care for in mens fragrances if they are fairly...
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    Re: Do You Love Your Wardrobe?

    I did, but then I got into this bizarre habit of "cheap" blind buys, which I could easily justify, that left me with a core group of fragrances I actually liked and wanted, and a motley little...
  89. Re: Have you started wearing your summer stuff yet?

    being in southern california, I pretty much never really get to put my summer stuff away. The downside is that some of the richer winter frags dont get as much consistent wear. Spring here is thus, a...
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    Re: Bottles with LOUSY CAPS!

    Ditto. Except my problem is that full size bottle have nice snug caps and all my 50 mls have loose rattly caps that would fall off if it werent for gravity.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    TONS of south seas
    bijan regular and VIP
    graphite blue
    burberry and weekend
    pure vetiver
    pure lavender
    cool water happy summer
    two st barts gift sets
    tommy 10
    tommy jeans
  92. Re: What's the big deal with Polo Modern Reserve?

    I love aquatics and lighter, fresher scents. I hate excessively sweet and powdery scents which strike me as weak and feminine, and I really stay away from the geriatrics of the seventies and early...
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    Re: Hugo Element

    nice bottle. like how they used that moby song (extreme ways, also the bourne ending theme) in the tv commercial

    ill have to give it a try
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    Re: Best "Mall Store" scent?

    Banana republic Cordovan first, black walnut second, abercrombie fierce third.
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    I dont find bleecker and riverside all that similar, to be honest. Perhaps they share a similar "Green" accord (bleecker has a prominent violet leaf note) but they take markedly different paths....
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    Re: Violet fragrances for men

    Bleecker street has tons of violet
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    Honestly I dont find chez and GIT all that similar. Chez is a lot more powdery and sweet, while GIT is more herbal and green. I suppose they are in the same vein though



    that sounds awesome!...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    Oh my god riverside drive all the way. I had chez bond for about a week before I returned it. Both are cheaper (about 100 US) on ebay, and chez bond was too sweet and powdery for me. Its kinda weak...
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    Re: My Ode To Andron

    jesus that thing is loaded to the gills.



    and yet its all still probably a gimmick...
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    Re: Male fragrances 10 years from now

    I picture concoctions of other-worldly synthetics, neurally active and potentially psycho-stimulating stuff so out of this earth the FDA would be taking a look at it. Alcohol as the delivery agent...
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