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    Re: Rate my modest collection ! :D

    I agree...Nice collection. I also branched out into niche fragrances and ended up selling a lot of my mainstream stuff like rhaybans said, I kept L'Homme Libre, Versace Pour Homme, and a few others,...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Most Worn This Winter?

    A*Men
    Mona di Orio Vetyver
    Bond no 9 New York Amber
    Montale Cuir d'Arabie
    YSL L'Homme Libre
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    Re: Montale and Amouage - recommend!

    Montale is an excellent house. Try Dark Aoud, (sort of like Black Aoud without the rose)
    Cuir d'Arabie,(Leather and oud)
    Red oud,(a sweet almost chocolate mixed in with the oud)
    Louban, (oud...
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    favorite ginger scent...

    As I spritzed on Mona di Orio's Vetyver this morning I was hit as always by the most delicious wet ginger smell. What fragrances do you enjoy that have ginger as a prominent note?
  5. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Oh my freaking gosh...19756
  6. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    You know...you feed into the idea many of us have that there are some psychotic Creed people out there...How about naming your first born Aventus, making a shrine to Aventus, and any other insane...
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    Re: Fragrances you truly love but can't wear

    There was a thread like this about 6months ago...debating between "I wear whatever I want and screw everyone else" and "I don't wear things that are too strong in certain areas that may be too...
  8. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    Like GIT or hate it, Like CW or hate it...these are just opinions, everyone is entitled to one...BUT there is NO WAY an even semi-experienced nose could say they smell nothing alike...that is just...
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Polo was introduced in 1978, but hit it's popularity in the 80's...at least in the USA on the East Coast.
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    Re: Bond No9 New York Musk

    I only own two bottles of Bn9 fragrances--NY Amber and NY Musk. I love it...And I always say that I hate Musk!! This musk is different, and It is definitely not feminine, but unisex. I don't smell...
  11. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    I second Cuir d'Arabie..it lasts forever...also Montale Leather Aoud, Ramon Monegal's Mon Cuir, or Les Nombres d'Or - Cuir by Mona di Orio
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    Re: Fragrances you truly love but can't wear

    I am careful about wearing Montale Cuir d'Arabie...it's opening fecal note can raise eyebrows. It really depends what "public" I am in...Church has a whole different set of frags. than say the local...
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Have you tried Montale Louban? It is not "aquatic", but it is a nice "dusty rose" that isn't "dark" like Black Aoud is. Louban is certainly a sleeper...you don't see it mentioned much here on BN,...
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    Re: Anything like Neutrogena T-Gel

    Yea, Knize Ten is a Tar and Leather Monster...it projects and lasts like crazy...It isn't coal tar which is the smell in T Gel, but it is Tar.
  15. Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    I have liked every one I've tried...trouble is like I said above, the ouds don't stand out compared to say Mona di Orio's Oud, or Montales Zillion Aouds, or perhaps even Bond no 9's takes on their...
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Oh, yea...Styx Mr. Roboto on MTV, Miami Vice on the TV, sniffing Polo and CK Eternity...The 80's!!!
  17. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    I'd love to see some pics of your LED lit display post pics!!!
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    Re: Macy's Cologne Preferences

    Oh, yea, I forgot Versace Pour Homme..It rocks!!!
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    Re: Obliged to inform

    Some "reformulations" are forced on them...The powers that be catch wind that some 14 year old in Bangladesh got a rash from the oak moss in a fragrance, and suddenly Oak Moss in any meaningful...
  20. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    I was NOT bashing Fragrentica...I LOVE that site's approach to picture notes, and picking which note is most prominent. I also LOVE the sites use of pictures of the bottles...I have found the forum...
  21. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Marc Jacobs BANG has the most powerful projective black pepper smell I have ever smelled in a fragrance.
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    Re: Macy's Cologne Preferences

    The Macy's here in Harrisburg, PA actually has a nice selection of frags. If you want longevity, try SpiceBomb. depending on what type of frag. you like (aquatic, spicy, citrus, etc.) there are a...
  23. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    Dude, you must have gotten a bad batch b/c despite the Creed worshipers denials, CW and GIT are very similar. TRUE the vintage CW was more similar to GIT, but Almost every time I wear GIT, someone...
  24. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    Montale Cuir d'Arabie, and Montale Aoud Leather...like someone else mentioned, these beasts last ALL DAY, so use sparingly
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    Re: heeley menthe fraiche review

    I felt Heeley's WAS straight up mint, that is why I don't care for it. I have a mint patch behind the house, and this mint smells close to the real thing. Problem is, it is boring all by itself. I...
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    Re: Bond No 9 - Harrods Oud

    You can get Bn9 at good prices...I bought 40 New York Amber "Bon Bons" for $90...that is about 70mls for under $100. Keep looking, there are some really nice Bn9 frags...and some garbage. Good...
  27. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    Bond no 9 Eau de New York...one of the rare citrus frags that lasts all day
  28. Re: If you were going to spend the day at a Museum, what would you choose for the occaison?

    definitely Mona di Orio Vetyver
  29. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    Both smell nice but quit pimping the Creed... neither smells like rain/thunderstorm/earthy ground.
  30. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    I've tried several Ouds by By Kilian, but they can't pull them off like Montale or Amouage.

    Amber Oud: A Lot of Amber, no oud. Vanilla, benzoin, slightly medicinal. Very very dry and Entirely...
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    Freaking Spam...

    What's with all the freaking spam in Male Fragrance??? It seems we finally are past the HORRIBLE outages and slowdowns, and now every few posts if from some idiot posting spam>>> this site is so...
  32. Re: Creed Royal Water longevity and projection

    Royal Water lasts about the same amount of time that "OFF" bug spray lasts...which coincidentally is exactly what it smells like once the artificial lemon smell tones down. I seriously doubt Prince...
  33. Re: Fragrances that you have a change of heart with

    1 Million was an impulse buy after trying it...got it home and it was old that quick.
  34. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    LOL, Yet it is still better than the forums on Fragrantica!!!
  35. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    That is funny...I own a sample and every time I try it yet again, It is so forgettable. It smells like the most generic dept. store frag. My mother sold Avon and I swear they sold an aftershave for...
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    Re: Shipping Perfume

    They were the only ones who would ship ammunition for me...even picked it up at my home.
  37. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    GIT is classic, no doubt, does get confused by the masses as Cool Water.
    Aventus is great as well...Over talked about and over obsessed about.
    MI is no different than any other dept. store frag. ...
  38. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    You are all overgeneralizing. But that is how we find patterns. It just needs to be a larger sample, b/c overgeneralizing by looking at ones own small piece of the world is inaccurate
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    Re: Green Irish Tween Dry-Down

    FYI, Wall Street by Bn9 smells nothing like Cool Water. Wall Street smells nice, but not to wear. It smells EXACTLY like when I mulch up my pumpkin/mellon patch with the mower every Autumn....
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    Re: sample size differences

    They definitely are not half as much as the other. Perhaps the 2ml are 2.1ml, and the 1ml are .8 or .9 You have to look closely when you buy from StC or TPC b/c sometimes they are not selling a full...
  41. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    if you all were really serious you would have to set this up more objectively. Those from the USA/Canada, those from European Countries, and those from Asia. Then list your country, and what your...
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    Re: Bond #9 New Harlem compliments!!

    I know it has no actual cinnamon listed, and no, I didn't get a bad batch. I smell a very strong spice/cinnamon/burnt kind of note that is off-putting. I have smelled it in a brand new Bon Bon, and...
  43. Re: Buying Fragrances Online When You Live in a Developing Nation

    That makes no economic sense, Isolationism only inhibits the formation of quality companies. Some American Politicians want to prevent purchases from out of the country, but so far we have unlimited...
  44. Re: Think I found a 90's version of Cool Water.

    vintage Cool Water was the best!! I owned it, and it smelled really close to GIT.
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    Re: Trying Polo again...

    Yea, It is a testament to the fact that there are classic fragrances out there that don't cost $300...I spray it and hear Journey, Foreigner, The Police and Michael Jackson...when the music and the...
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    Re: Green Irish Tween Dry-Down

    Cool Water. There are those here on Basenotes who will swear on their Mother's life they smell nothing alike, but MOST untrained people can't tell the difference after dry-down.
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    Trying Polo again...

    So I got nostalgic and bought a bottle of Polo. I wore this in 1983 in High School. So I sprayed it and the first 2 or 3 min. were different from what I remembered. Then... It was EXACTLY like the...
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    Re: Bond No 9 - Harrods Oud

    I'll say it again...be careful. I bought New York Amber loved it and great projection/longevity. I tried Herrods Amber...customer service rep. said it is the same thing except weaker, less...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Does this look genuine?

    The box lot # matches the bottle lot # that is always a good sign. I don't see anything grossly different from known genuine bottles...the really big unanswered question is how was is stored...If in...
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    Re: Bond No 9 - Harrods Oud

    Couple of things... I know herrods new York amber is MUCH weaker than regular new York amber. What is the longevity? I tried it and while nice IMO it isn't worth more than $125. Try a montale aoud
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    Re: Bond #9 New Harlem compliments!!

    I bought it and the cinnamon killed it for me... Just put a full bottle up on eBay. My favorite frag from Bond is new york amber it is the best!!!
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Read it carefully...the author name-dropped all those names, he wasn't quoting Creed

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    Glad your life and well-being is enhanced by the wonderful world of Creed. I enjoy...
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    Re: Am I learning

    Some perfumers agree... Josh at Slumberhouse doesn't use top notes, he doesn't like the idea. I think of them as the icing on the cake...I enjoy it for a few min, then it dries down to the scent I...
  54. Re: Why do many aftershaves seem more refined than the EDTs?

    Yes, she dilutes them with the alcohol she uses in her finished product. I have a very small vial of oud oil, very pure, and I use it by putting one small dot on my palm, and diluting it with...
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Good article, above average company, decent Nose...too bad the freaking Creed Cheerleaders kill it all for me. I'll quietly wear my GIT, and if anyone asks, I'll tell them it's Cool Water...
  56. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed, Millisime Imperial or Aventus?

    OH BOY!!!! ANOTHER CREED POLL! Haven't seen one in...oh...15min!
  57. Re: Why do many aftershaves seem more refined than the EDTs?

    I saw an interview with Mona di Orio awhile back on Youtube (It's long but worth watching) She was saying she always dilutes her ingredients down when she is first sniffing them...sometimes 1:100 to...
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    Re: That one note that kills it for you...

    That's funny, I HATE vetiver, but Mona di Orio's Vetyver is one of my favorites.
  59. Re: Bond no. 9 repackages and relaunces 5 fragrances; bye-bye Andy Warhol

    None of the Warhol offerings tempted me...This whole house is strange, I am in love with the projection and longevity of the House as a whole, but most of their offerings are bland, or worse. I...
  60. Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    When I get "bored" with regular fragrances, I tend to experiment buying Indian/Pakistani Attar samples. They are oils, and have a wide variety of smells...I tend to either love or hate them, but...
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    That one note that kills it for you...

    Ok, I have been following a thread about Slumberhouse, and it has me thinking. There are frags. out there that I would love/wear if it wasn't for that ONE discordant note that kills it for me. Bond...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I've followed this argument...and it is played out. Move on... You are arguing semantics in an artistic thread. I have found houses that I disliked everything I tried. I have found houses (Bond...
  63. Re: recieved 2 creed bottles from fragrancenet, terrible

    Welcome to the world of Creed's horrible quality control. My Aventus bottle's sprayer creaks like two old people having sex every time I use it.
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    Re: new and looking for help

    Don't underestimate how different something smells on you than on a piece of paper...There is some stuff that you can tell by how the strip smells that it isn't for you, but if you are on the fence,...
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    Re: What affects longevity?

    ...Global Warming. They blame it for everything else...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    AGREED...There are those obsessed FEW who ruin every thread with their drivel about Creed and the FEW who complain loudly about it...but there are the silent majority who see it for what it is...a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    My point when I stated that they were too strong, wasn't just "too strong" I own some powerhouses but too strong with some note that kills it for me. The fermented grape/fruit note in Sana and Rume...
  68. While not completely controlled for all...

    While not completely controlled for all variables, it is a neat idea. I won't waste my money on something with a longevity of less than 4 or 5 hrs...
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    Victoria Secret Very Sexy for Him

    Ok, I know it isn't in the same league as the niche frags we discuss, but anyone here like Victoria Secret Very Sexy for Him? It was an impulse buy a year ago, I was in the store, saw it on...
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    Re: new and looking for help

    The other thing to remember is just b/c it smells good on paper, doesn't mean it will on you. Find your top 5 and spritz one on each arm, note the time, and sniff. Give it another sniff in say...
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    Re: Shipping to Canada from US

    As an American, I can say I quit shipping to Canada b/c my post office harasses the heck out of me every time I bring in an international package. I sell on EBAY, and I get Canadians all the time...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    I DON'T lump them all together. I own GIT, AVENTUS, and had OV and MI. There is a difference between a person (like you and me) who enjoys offerings from the house, and the "cheerleaders" Who post...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Foustie, Let me clarify: Dry Wood's tenacity is in it's Norlimbinol...Yes that note lingered forever. That sharp very dry note is somehow addicting to me. It was the rest that seemed a bit...
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    Re: Is Eros really that bad?

    Like I say about most dept. store frags...they are safe, polite, and Many Bn'ers will rip them up b/c they aren't niche. I like it, but it isn't 'special' If I got a good deal, I'd buy it.
  75. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    PM sent
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Ok, so I have tried 8 different Slumberhouse frags. Eki, Grev Jike, Vikt, Rume, Sana, Norne, and Pear and Olive. I would NEVER think that I would hear my self say this, but they are too projective....
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    Re: new and looking for help

    Try the yves saint laurent L'Homme. Don't expect much "expert help" from the Sales people at Macy's, outside of a big City like NYC or Perhaps Albany, they won't know much. DO sample alot of...
  78. Re: How long do your scents linger in the room?

    Funny, my wife spritzed Montale Louban on yesterday at 9am before Church. We went to church, then my parents for the day. Upon returning at 9pm, I went upstairs and was struck by the wonderful dusty...
  79. Poll: Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    What a sorry lot of nothing...I must be getting old...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    Alas, My only wish is that the Creed cheerleaders would realistically say "yea, Creed has made some flops, yea, the label peeling sucks, yea they are overpriced." I just want some perspective. Oh,...
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    I Love Amouage, but don't have the brand "loyalty" some people have...I think I will wait patiently for OPUS VII...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I just explored the relatively new Ramon Monegal line...Have tried them all, Dry Wood and Agar Musk were both "wow" scents.
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    Re: Getting booted.

    When it gets really bad, I swear I am going to Fragrantica. But the lack of decent forums, and the thought of re-typing in 221 frags reviews I have tried and reviewed always dissuades me. I like...
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Penhaligon's LP no 9 for Men
  85. Poll: Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Wow...nothing stands out this year. Spicebomb is a bomb, Prada Luna Rossa is nothing special, and I can't bring myself to vote for a flanker or a frag. named after an action hero...Encounter smells...
  86. Re: "Modern" versions of Yatagan, Polo, other old woody/smoky/leathery frags?

    I love Polo Green also, and was in Sophoras yesterday, so I spritzed it "for old time sake" The top notes seem reformulated from when I owned it in 1983. It smells different until dry-down, then it...
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    Re: If you were to create a fragrance...

    cool thread!!
    Top notes..Norlimbinol and balsam
    Middle notes...resins, amber. smoke
    Base notes Oud, leather, benzoine
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    Re: Getting booted.

    Thanks...the possibility of loss of a post is in direct proportion to how much time I spend on it, and how passionate about the subject I am.
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Reviving an old thread, Ramon's scents have been out awhile now...what are your favorites? I have sampled Every fragrance he has put out...Favorite Dry Wood (but poor longevity) Agar Musk..(The...
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    Re: Suggest a formal evening scent

    YSL l'Homme
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    Re: What affects longevity?

    Agree...
  92. Re: Longevity on test paper is ALWAYS a proof of quality?

    I try to look at the whole picture...I want it to last 6-8hrs, I want to smell it without having to put my nose in my shirt, and I want it to smell nice. Bond no. 9 has some monster longevity...
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    Re: Comments on Bond's Nouveau Bowery?

    I agree with most...Bond isn't "Creed wanna-be" they have offerings that smell like Creeds b/c Ms. Rahme used to work for Creed. On the positive, Bond had powerful far-projecting and wonderful...
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    Re: Most (_ _ _ _) Oud.

    Most eloquent Oud? Mona Di Orio Oud
    Most sexy Oud? Montale Cuir d'Arabie
    Most gourmand Oud? Montale Red Aoud
    Most office friendly Oud? Bond no 9 New York Oud
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    Re: Getting booted.

    It really infuriates me when I find a really fascinating thread, type in a well thought out 10 line reply only to have it crap out. I could throw the Laptop. I try to frantically type in a few word...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute

    I bought my bottle of Amouage Tribute from Zahras.com last fall. I was happy with it. The batch variations scare was overblown. I tested a number of different batches of Tribute before I bought...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    No, but I won't wear some in close confined spaces with a lot of people. I get tired of the murmurings I hear in Church or a meeting if I have Montale Cuir d'Arabie on...
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    Re: This site is the devil!!!!

    I must admit, when I saw the title of this thread, I misunderstood. After trying for 15min. to connect to BN only to keep getting DATABASE ERRORS, I was sure this site IS THE DEVIL! Since about...
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    Re: Splash vs. Spray - Your preference?

    Spray everything except my Amouage Tribute Attar, that is daubed VERY lightly. I find that when I get a sample with a dauber, and daub it on, it smells different than spraying. I even have a bag of...
  100. Re: What notes/scents work well with your skin? Which don't?

    I think there is a difference between not liking a note, and not reacting well to your skin. I HATE pure vetiver note, on paper or on me...BUT I tend to like pine on paper, but it doesn't react well...
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