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  1. VC&A Midnight in Paris EdP, Bond No 9 High Line, Soir de Marrakech (prefer US)

    Shipping is extra, and will range from $4-$10 depending on bottle weight, method of delivery, if you want the box, etc. Also open to trades.

    Les Parfums de Soleil Soir de Marrakech (Purchased from...
  2. Re: Do you think $79 for a 3.3 oz of vintage M7 is a good deal?

    Note the following on the overstock description:

    "Due to manufacturer packaging changes, product packaging may vary from image shown."
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    Too sweet for my taste. I was going to buy a bottle based on the opening (I haven't bought a bottle in a while and just wanted to get it out of my system), but found I left my wallet at home. As it...
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    Re: Need Advice - Colognes for warm weather.

    My favorite warm-weather scent, other than Platinum Egoiste, is Bond No 9 Riverside Drive. Has a nice pineapple scent that blooms in heat without being overpowering.
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    Re: Long Lasting Lime?

    Frederic Malle Outrageous! has lime, though a sweet one.
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste or YSL M7?

    My first choice for you is Platinum Egoiste. It's not the most exciting scent from your list, but I personally find it the most wearable in warm weather and a decent overall scent.

    My favorite...
  7. Re: Can you help me with some designer frags with a great orange note?

    I'll recommend Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM pour Homme
  8. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    On a related note, I ran into a homeless guy on the subway, who from about 10 feet away, smelled exactly like the opening of Antaeus (reformulation). However, his smell became decidedly...
  9. Re: Fragrances at Saks fifth avenue off 5th outlet in woodbury outlets? new york

    The store (like all the other Saks outlets) only stocks a relatively smaller selection of designer scents (Armani, Hugo Boss, etc.). You're not going to find niche scents like Creed or Bond. Woodbury...
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    Re: Why do I never get any compliments?

    When I've gotten compliments, they've only been during close contact, i.e., hugging/cheek kissing. I try to keep my sprays toned down so that you wouldn't smell me otherwise.
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of: October 2011

    Jack Black JB EdP
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Bond No 9 Saks for Him
    Bond No 9 Riverside Drive
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    Re: Tested new Jack Black's "JB" at Nordstrom

    The first time I sniffed JB, I thought it was TdH but in a new bottle. I used to own TdH, but got rid of it because it smelled to formal and stuffy for me. I very much prefer JB because it seems more...
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    Re: Men's Style Websites

    Count me as another vote for www.styleforum.net. I like it because it covers the whole range of men's clothing. Whether you're interested in high-end designer sneakers or Savile Row tailored suits,...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Dr. Pepper

    I remember Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente having a definite fizzy root beer/Dr. Pepper feel to it.
  15. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    Cool Water

    also possibly YSL La Nuit de l'Homme because a Nordstroms SA gave me free samples and I thought the bottle looked cool. Of course, that got me into research fragrance-related forums...
  16. Re: so who else here went thru a fragrance 'phase'?

    I'm in the same situation as OP. Got bit hard by the fragrance bug about 1.5 years ago and then embarked on a quest for my "grail" scent. I came to realize no matter how good something is, if I wear...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense EDP

    While DH Intense is one of my favorite for cold weather or evenings, I personally wouldn't reach for it on formal/tux occassions. Not that it's too overpowering, but it doesn't feel like a formal...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense EDP

    double post
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Two I've discovered in the past week that I immediately had to purchase were Michael for Men and VC&A Midnight in Paris.
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    Re: Which Bond Fragrance Would You Purchase First?

    Definitely Riverside Drive, and it's my number one summer scent. Long lasting, has a lot of depth compared to "usual" summer scents, but doesn't get cloying or overpowering in warm weather. If...
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    Re: Vanilla: sweetness to a minimum

    My vote is for Bond No 9 Bleecker Street. There's no vanilla in the opening, but the drydown has a very balanced vanilla with just a touch of sweetness. One of my favorite spring scents.
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    For me it was Bond No 9 Riverside Drive, which was my main scent during the summer. In the colder weather, I rotate more so my winter scents get fewer number of uses.
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    Poll: Re: Official Basenotes Poll: Angel Men or Le Male

    I don't care for either one, but I might hate A*men a little bit less. I just keep running into Le Male wearers who think they need to do 10 sprays, and it's gotten to the point where I get queasy...
  24. Re: List your top 3 fragrances and bottom 3 fragrances from your collection.

    I'm just going to do bottom 3 masculines

    - Escada PH - was a cheap blind buy, smells dated to me
    - Brooks Brothers 1818 - bought it based on spray to the wrist, but I was smelling it combined...
  25. Re: Not so young / not too mature men (35-45), what are your top three fragrances?

    For now, and considering it's winter:

    1. Bond No 9 Saks for Him
    2. YSL M7
    3. Dior Homme Intense

    If I had to consider year round, I would replace M7 with Bond No 9 Riverside Drive.
    ...
  26. Thread: Best Bond No. 9

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    Re: Best Bond No. 9

    Bleecker Street is the only one I like enough to own. If forced to put the others in order, I'll say Chinatown, New York Aoud, and then New Haarlem. I really wanted to like Chinatown, but I...
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    Re: Wearing colognes you don't like.

    I personally find that my summer frags take on a different character during the winter that I don't like as much. I'd recommend saving it for summer unless you have an opportunity to recoup most of...
  28. Re: Complex, pleasant and not boring scent for the office from niche houses

    One of my favorite office scents is Domenico Caraceni 1913. IIRC, it was recommended to me here on BN after I made a similar post to yours some time ago. Sophisticated, distinctive, perfect with a...
  29. Re: Viktor&Rolf - Antidote Vs. Paco RaBBane - 1 million

    Another vote for Antidote, though I personally don't get much similarity between the two.
  30. Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    The age old question!

    You'll see that this has been asked many times here. Personally, I like GIT of the three as it lasts the longest on me. If you gave me 3 test strips and told me each was a...
  31. Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    Between the two, I'd pick Chez Bond mainly because I see it as a more versatile scent that can be used for all occassions, be it work, casual wear, etc. Although I can appreciate New Haarlem, I see...
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    Re: Fragrance while wearing all black

    I was just thinking yesterday that Amber Absolute was best suited for wearing with all black...or maybe black tie.
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    Re: Ungaro III age group.

    Are you talking about current formulation or vintage? I've only tried current, and from what I've read here, they seem to be two totally different fragrances. And by the way, I think current Ungaro...
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    Re: simplifying your life

    I like the idea of a having a single "signature" fragrance, but I've found that no matter how much I love something, after wearing it 2-3 weeks straight, I'll get tired of it, and sometimes even get...
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    Re: PdN New York - Safe to Blind buy?

    I was looking through your posts and you mention looking for a 30+ businessman scent, and PdN does fit the bill. I personally find the opening to smell old-manish, but the drydown is very...
  36. Re: Stylish Casual Shoes for Man with Foot Problems

    Have you tried going up a half size or up a width in the shoes to accomodate the orthotic?
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    Re: Need suggestions for a summer cologne

    Not Italian, but my favorite is Bond Riverside Drive. It's pricey, but bottles or multiple samples can be purchased on eBay for much less than retail. Tom Ford Italian Cypress is also good, but very...
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    Re: Scents that you go to when you cant decide ?

    GIT, D&G Pour Homme, and Platinum Egoiste. I guess having three still makes it tough because I still have to decide what I want to wear when I don't want to decide!
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    Re: Would Ungaro III be a safe blindbuy for me?

    I completely agree with surfacing. If the good things you heard about U3 were on basenotes, they're talking about the original formulation. I had a 30ml bottle of current formulation that I bought...
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    Re: Slight Twist on the Orange Blossom

    I vote APOM Pour Homme. Made by the same perfumer as Fleur de Male, but much more sophisticated to my nose.
  41. Re: Is there alot of difference between Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense? And if so, what are they?

    I have both DH and DH Intense, and given your preferences, I think it's worth paying up for Intense. When I want something sweet and romantic, it's one of the first bottles I reach for. Like someone...
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    Re: Pure Malt vs. La Nuit

    Be careful with panty dropper frags. Women will start tripping not realizing that their undergarments have fallen to their ankles, and injuries could become an issue.
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    Re: Your current favorite

    It's currently Dior Homme Intense. This thread title is much more approriate for me than "What's your #1 fragrance?". I'll have a frag that I think I can't live without with, wear it continuously for...
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    Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    My top six:

    Saks For Him (I recall Harrods For Him smelling really close...maybe a tad sweeter? Haven't tried the limited edition Harrods)
    Bleecker Street
    Riverside Drive
    Silver Factory
    New...
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    I was at the mall yesterday trying out B*Men for the first time, and my wife remarked that it (at least the top notes) smelled like a nuclear-powered Irish Spring.
  46. Re: Creed Aventus Alternatives (preferably lower priced)

    Bond Riverside Drive sourced from eBay. Not as refined as Aventus, but longer lasting (IME, at least). I actually have a couple partial bottles if you're interested...
  47. Re: Where can I find solid perfumes for traveling???

    Is there a particular reason that no liquids at all are permitted? I've only been subjected to the max 3oz container in a 1 qt size zipper bag.

    Bond No 9 has some, though I don't have any...
  48. Re: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 Washington Square & Cooper Square

    Cooper Square is definitely different from the usual Bond scent. I finally got around to trying it, but I'm still undecided. From a spray on the wrist, I got a bit of juniper (Brooklyn?) along with...
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    Re: Mint note: Roadster or Live Jazz?

    I know you didn't ask, but if you're considering Live Jazz as an option, I personally consider Chanel Platinum Egoiste a superior alternative to Live Jazz. Although the two are very similar, Live...
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    Re: How to get a tester from a SA

    I was at the Takashimaya going out of business sale in NY and wanted to buy a tester of Histoires de Parfums 1725, but they still wouldn't sell it to me even though there were no more bottles left. I...
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    Re: Ever have someone say you smell good and ....

    The only scent that's earned me compliments from a stranger so far is Dior Homme Intense.
  52. Re: Is it impossible to get a fake from Nordstroms???

    If they accept a return, will it be put back on the shelf? It's theoretically possible that someone could have returned fake bottle after purchasing a real one. Still, I've never smelled "fake" Le...
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    Re: Scents you've sold - then re-bought

    APOM Pour Homme - Totally regret trading this one. Fortunately, I did keep a decant to last me through the summer. I'll be picking up a new bottle in the spring next year.
  54. Re: Rive Gauche bottles seem underfilled/underweight?

    You could always do it by weighing, assuming you have a postal scale handy and know the weight of a full bottle. For example, a full Montale Black Aoud bottles weighs about 4.1-4.2 ounces, and 6ml of...
  55. Re: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 Washington Square & Cooper Square

    Please, this thread needs more Bond bashing so that I'll have an excuse to not bother sampling it. My wallet begs you!
  56. Re: Rive Gauche bottles seem underfilled/underweight?

    FWIW, Montale bottles are the same way.
  57. Re: Dior Homme, Dior Homme Sport, Dior Homme Intense

    I loved Dior Homme when I first bought it. I later found BN and reading all the "makeup bag" comments started to mess with my head and made me stop wearing it. Later, I've started wearing it again...
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    Re: Outdoor Wedding Scent Suggestions

    GIT from your list, but for my next marriage I'll wear APOM pour homme (don't tell my wife).
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    Re: What fragrances smell like incense?

    Avignon completely reminds me of church. I can't wear it because I immediately get flashbacks of being a little kid being forced to attend a crowded Easter Sunday mass in an ill-fitting polyester...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Big Pony?

    I thought #4 smelled exactly like Bond Riverside Drive, but with orange instead of pineapple.
  61. Re: Let's get freudian: associations established from wearing scents

    Chanel Antaeus always makes me think of Ron Jeremy.

    Gucci Envy reminds me of an uncle who used to always wear his shirts with the top 3-4 buttons unbuttoned and and gold chain necklaces, though I...
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    Re: Masculine, Sexy, Rose fragrance

    I'll have to give my vote for Domenico Caraceni, a top 3 fragrance for me.
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    Saks for Him - my only nitpick is that it turns sour on me as it starts to fade
    Riverside Drive - a favorite, but mainly for summer
    Bleecker St - smells a bit feminine to me for the first half...
  64. Re: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 Washington Square & Cooper Square

    At this rate of new releases, I hate to see what a Bond No 9 counter at Saks will look like 10 years from now. You'd need to put on sneakers to prepare for testing out the entire line.

    And I'm...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    If money isn't an object for you, I would have to vote for Green Irish Tweed. I'm one of those people that consider Terre d'Hermes to be more of a mature and conservative scent.
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    Poll: Re: In the mood for a blind buy...

    Update: I ended up going with the DC1913 and it fits the bill perfectly! I did manage to secure a decant of Ormonde Jayne from a generous BN'er as part of a trade. While nice, I do find it a bit...
  67. Re: Creed Windsor to return as a part of the regular line up!!

    FWIW, I just called up the Creed boutique and they're saying Windsor won't be introduced as regular part of the lineup due to ingredients being too hard to source, etc.
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    Re: allergic reaction to perfume?

    I seem to be prone to skin allergy reactions as well and have wondered what the allergen that triggers it is. Usually, it's come in the form of itchy red bumps. So far, I've only had the experience...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Montauk?

    I have both Montauk and Platinum Egoiste, and both are at the top of my current summer rotation, and I don't see them anything alike. As far as which is better, I guess it depends. Ignoring the price...
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    Re: A young, fresh fragance for summer

    I recommend Frederic Malle Outrageous. Has a fresh lime citrus scent with a definite youthful vibe compared to other citrus scents. It isn't very common so you'll be unique. Still, that might make it...
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    perfume oil versus parfum extrait?

    Assuming fragrances are in the same concentration, one perfume oil and one a parfum extrait, what's the practical difference? I realize in one the fragrance is mixed with oil while in the other it's...
  72. Re: Fragrance TV Ads. I guess the scents are not the only ones getting recycled...

    I dont think I've seen a fragrance commercial on TV in years. Is it just because I'm mostly watching non-major network cable channels?
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Could it be that you oversprayed? It can be pretty potent. But then again, if you don't care for DH I can see why you wouldn't like DHI. Also, I find it can get a bit cloying in warmer weather....
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Montauk?

    I'm wearing Montauk right now, and I have to admit that it captures the summer holiday weekend mood quite nicely (either that or I'm a sucker for ad copy)
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    Re: Todays Blind Buy Thread

    I was going to blind buy Domenico Caraceni today, but it turns out that Lucky Scent is out of stock :(
  76. Re: Do you believe that "formal" fragrances are generally more interesting than "casual" fragrances

    I'm not sure I can define formal, but like differentiating porn from art, I know it when I smell it. Formal scents (at least to me) will tend to smell more natural, not have any sweetness, and tend...
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste Serial #/Code?

    FWIW, I have a 50ml bottle purchased from a Sephora brick and mortar store. It also has "124.450" on the bottom of the box and there is also a four digit number engraved on the lower back of the...
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    Poll: In the mood for a blind buy...

    I'm feeling adventurous and in the mood for a blind buy...I'm thinking either:

    -Domenico Caraceni 1913
    -Ormonde Jayne Man (or something else from Ormonde Jayne)
    -decant of Vintage Tabarome
    ...
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    Re: What's really musky, not fruity?

    how about Cartier Declaration?
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    Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    I'm surprised no one's said it, I think GIT is a great office scent. While PDN New York is also good, I don't see it as "young", especially the opening. A favorite formal, special occasion scent of...
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    Re: So I got a sample of Chez Bond in the mail...

    I tried it again. I hate to say this being a total Bond fan, but I think I might have to give the edge to GIT (and not that I dislike CB).

    CB: a bit deeper, but also synthetic. Smells "sporty"...
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    Re: So I got a sample of Chez Bond in the mail...

    I just sprayed CB and GIT on each arm to compare, but I forgot which was which :( FWIW, the one on my right arm smells better.
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    Re: Help find a mystery scent?

    Another possibility is D&G The One. Has the tobacco of D&G, but sweeter, although I can't imagine this scent as lasting for days.

    http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4046/theoner.jpg
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    Re: Do you enjoy blind buying?

    I've only bought a couple fragrances blind. I bought Ungaro III blind on Amazon before I realized there was a distinction between current formulation and vintage. It was just a 1oz bottle for around...
  85. Re: Don't you hate it when you can't afford a fragrance ?

    That's what decants are for! I vary what I wear enough that I don't really need to own a full bottle of anything. For the more expensive full bottles that I do own (mostly Bonds) I sell decants to...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like Fruit Stripe Gum?

    I seem to recall a similar smell from Diesel Fuel for Life
  87. Re: Best Formal Wear Colognes ( For Suit and Tie, or Tuxedo )

    Vera Wang for Men seems well suited (pun intended) for formal occassions. Also Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme for warmer weather formal occassions.
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    Poll: Re: Best company in bottle design

    +1 on everything Vladdy said about Bond. Going in the other direction, Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme was one I initially skipped over as I first started exploring fragrances due to what was a boring...
  89. Re: When fragrances reveal something about your ethnicity or origins...

    The only time I've ever associated a scent with a region was with Soir de Marrakech. Not that I've ever been to Morocco or know what Morocco "smells like", but something about it seems fitting to my...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    With a collection of about 20+ bottles, finally got my first compliment from a stranger with Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: best fragrance free and non deodorized soap?

    I recently discovered Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash.

    http://www.aveeno.com/skincare/products/skin-relief-body-wash-fragrance-free

    It's available in pretty much all grocery stores, pharmacies,...
  92. Re: Blimey! Finding a Fruity Frag for Summer is proving difficult!

    Bond Riverside Drive. Constant pineapple note, very long lasting even relative to other Bond fragrances.
  93. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    I'm a relativley new Bond fan (the only way you'll take my Bleecker Street is by prying it from my cold dead hands), but I'll have to admit that this whole thing left a bit of bitter taste in my...
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    Re: Fragrances you are glad you didn't buy blind.

    For me it's a lot of the Tom Fords, especially Tobacco Vanille. I loved the opening, but after that it's way too sweet for my liking, and more effeminate.
  95. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    It does seem strange and this isn't the kind of message I think you'd want to do out in the open. Regardless, this may work out in Perfumed Court's benefit. That's potentially another 1135 people...
  96. Thread: Bond No. 9

    by grm215
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    Re: Bond No. 9 and Plagiarism

    I think the duplication goes both ways. Anyone ever try Boadicea Pure? It smells to me exactly like Bond No. 9 Signature.
  97. Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    Saw the following on the Bond twitter:

    "@theperfumedcour Please remove all Bond No 9 decants you made from your website within the next 24 hours.you are infringing on our trademark"

    I'm a Bond...
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    Re: Fruity but Manly!

    Polo Double Black has a mango opening that I love, but doesn't last long enough on me.
  99. Re: Looking For a FRESH and Fruity/Juicy scent (+New Fragrance Review Channel)

    Six Scents Series 1 - Urban Tropicalia
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    Re: Bond No.9 Saks-en-Rose

    I just picked this up for my wife today for Mother's Day. I have a feeling she'll like it, though the Saks SA gave me samples for her to try first just in case. I read a review that described it as a...
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