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    Re: Do anyone else NOT want monster sillage?

    You hit the nail on the head right there. I prefer scents that have the "potential" for monster sillage so I can control how I want it to project on any particular day or situation. Can't do that...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    Thx. I will be seeking it out now.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    Just curious hednic ... the oud and rose notes, are either dominant notes on the drydown? I'm not a big fan of either but can tolerate them if they're in the background.
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    Re: INVICTUS by PACO RABANNE

    That can also mean it makes them run to the bathroom.
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    Re: INVICTUS by PACO RABANNE

    I liked the opening but the drydown was horrible on my skin. A big "pass" for me.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Good points. But the real reason I ask now is that my flacon from when Aventus first was released has nuclear longevity and projection. The subsequent purchases of Aventus I've made over time from...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Just curious if anyone here has purchased Aventus from both the Creedboutique.com website AND one of the online discounters or ebay ... and how you would compare the 2. Are the ones directly from...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just received yesterday my 4oz. 14A01 batch bottle and can't imagine the C01 has more pineapple. I'm getting MOSTLY pineapple from A01 and very little smoke. My personal experience though, is...
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    Re: Bond Bleecker st. is sooo underrated!

    From what I've read on this forum, it's not underrated at all. In fact, it's one of the few Bond's that gets more praise than hate. I tried it many times based on the positive responses and it just...
  10. Thread: Atomizers??

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    Re: Atomizers??

    Thanks for the suggestions people. I'm gonna try accessoriesforfragrances because I'm never gonna need $50 worth of atomizers, so no good on bestbottles.

    PalmBeach, I also learned the hard way...
  11. Thread: Atomizers??

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    Atomizers??

    Which ones do you use and which are the best? I'm looking for a 1 oz. size and the ones I got from Madina leak bad.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    I don't know guys. I own and love both IB and Pluriel and but I'm not getting any connection between them. Granted I don't have the best nose to say the least, but I use Invasion Barbare for my...
  13. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    Nah, even at that price the few I've tried didn't last or project at all on my skin.
  14. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    Just a head up ... anyone on Parfum1's mailing list who received their 20% coupon can get any of these for close to 100 bucks off. They're all listed at $255 minus your 20% gets you close to $200. ...
  15. Re: What's your favorite from the Creed Acqua Originale line ? Or none of them?

    This is my answer also ... exactly.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    Sampled this today at Neiman's and bought it on the spot ... something I RARELY do. Not a sillage monster but good enough.. Something I can't say for the rest of the line that I've tried.
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    I'm hoping it's in the same vein as Aventus but different enough to warrant owning ... like Cedrat Boise.
  18. Re: Bond No. 9 SOP for him/Bond No. 9 HTTP= Aventus ??

    I feel the same way about Mancera's Cedrat Boise. So much so I have 2 back up bottles. Same concept as Aventus but miles apart in other ways. I've also received more compliments with CB than...
  19. Re: I'm looking for a fragrance that smells like beer

    I've always picked up a beer note in the original CK in2u.
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    Re: Looking for something unusual

    Givenchy Play or Play Intense. Nothing else out there smells like either one.
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    Re: Which Houses are Worth the Cost?

    The only thing that makes a scent worth the cost is personal taste and how a particular scent performs on you. Forget about packaging, ingredients, etc.. I can't think of a single house where ALL...
  22. Re: Bond No. 9 HTTP:WWW Now that the hype has settled, is it any good?

    I sampled both this and SOP for him from Bond ... both which have been compared to Aventus, and I personally thought SOP was better than HTTP, although I wouldn't purchase either.
  23. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Aramis Surface
    Armani Attitude
    Pancaldi Men
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    I like Eau but not enough to pay full price. If it eventually shows up at Fragrancenet I'll purchase it.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    OK, so is there any way of telling the difference between the old and new formulation? I mean bottle, cap, something along those lines.

    This was going to be my next Amouage but I'm not sure now.
  26. Re: How often do you wear fresher scents in the colder months?

    I personally feel any scent works well in the colder months.

    Not so for warmer weather. Many of the heavier ones can become cloying very fast.
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    Royal Copenhagen Musk?

    I always notice on Parfum1's website that Royal Copenhagen Musk is listed as their best selling men's cologne. Does anyone actually own and wear this or is it just a marketing ploy?
  28. Thread: Dsquared Wild

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    Re: Dsquared Wild

    WTF is "vegetable amber"??
  29. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    I used to own Shiso and loved it ... but never had the balls to wear it outside my home.
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    I'm in!!
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    I see Colonia Leather is available on Sephora's website now also.

    Any other opinions this?
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    Re: No love for Invictus?

    Invictus, IMHO, suffers from the same thing the vast majority of designer scents you'll find at department stores suffers ... It smells OK at first spray but just falls apart after about 15 minutes...
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    Re: What am I missing with Bleecker Street ??

    Thanks for the responses people. After all these years I find I still try to force myself to like something just because it gets mostly favorable reviews.

    At least I didn't do a blind buy ...
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    What am I missing with Bleecker Street ??

    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street seems to be one of the few Bonds that is constantly praised here. How it's "fresh and clean" and a great summer scent. This is the third time I've traveled to Sak's to...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Cape Heartache

    Parfum1 carries this also. Former buyers on their email list usually get a 20% off code from time to time.
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Thanks for the many replies people! Something that really caught me off guard is that many of you are into the classics (Habit Rouge, C&S 88, Caron PH, Rive Gauche, Heritage, etc .. ). Funny, but...
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    The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    OK, true story. I get many compliments (and a few eye rolls) at work from virtually all females. Yesterday, one of my male co workers (a manager higher than me) says to me ... "Hey, you smell...
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    Re: Le Labo exclusives at Luckyscent

    Haven't found one city exclusive from sampling I personally thought was worth the high price tags for these.
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    I was wearing Bois Blond a few weeks ago going to the movies when a woman tapped me on the shoulder in line and said "that's the most beautiful cologne I've ever smelled". I had to tell her what it...
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Tried Cedre Blanc and the Lavender one a few days ago at Nordstroms. I didn't think it was possible Creed could put out a fragrance weaker than Pure White Cologne but CB beats it by a mile when it...
  41. Re: Discontinued Armani Attitude for under $12 shipped for 100ml, too good to be true?

    Glad the Iceberg last on your skin because with mine it's just the opposite. I can still smell Attitude the next day whereas Burning Ice has a 3 hour life span at BEST on my skin
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  42. Re: Discontinued Armani Attitude for under $12 shipped for 100ml, too good to be true?

    I own both Attitude and Burning Ice and don't find them to be all that similar. I think Attitude is much better. Burning Ice is OK but smells a bit cheap to me and the drydown is way different than...
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    My thoughts exactly. Owned this for about a month before selling it. After about the 4th wearing, I couldn't stand it anymore.
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    Re: spice bomb alternatives?

    Definitely this and Odin's Semma. These 2 are very similar to Spicebomb.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Lol .. first time I wore TdH to work a female coworker said "someone smells like ass".

    I immediately had it on my sales thread the next day.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I couldn't agree more. Lol ...I fell into the recent "it's being discontinued" trap and wound up getting 3 bottles at my local L'Occitane store because this is one II couldn't bear the thought of...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I can't answer for him but I can answer that question for me. It's bad for ME. When we're discussing scents, "bad" isn't necessarily right or wrong .. it's a personal preference. Those scents you...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Lol .. I confuse myself also sometimes.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Well Bigsly, a while back you could get Carven Homme for around $16 at Scentiments (I think I paid $15 and change) and less than $20 at the then called Perfumebay (now Beautyencounter because they...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    That's why I said IMHO. It's all subjective. No one has tried ALL the cheapies. But I've either purchased or sampled a good percentage of the lower priced scents that have gotten praise in this...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Lanvin Avante Garde is the only cheapie I can say it worth it ... IMHO.
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    Re: Invictus hits the States (+ review)

    Any other opinions on this one? I see Fragrancenet has it in stock (not exactly cheap) and was wondering if it's worthwhile.
  53. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    The NM here in Jersey had them on display so I tried both and agree with most of the opinions. Mandarino di Amalfi was just OK but you can do much better for this "type" of scent with the AdP...
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    Re: Aventus or Mancera Cedrat Bois

    I own both an love both. The difference to me? Aventus gets me compliments "sometimes". Cedrat Boise, "always".
  55. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Been using Dove original clean body wash and underarm deodorant for years and still haven't found anything as fresh and clean in a cologne.

    If I did, I think I would get rid of more than half my...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    Grapefruit, Oud, Rose, and Musk. Four of my most disliked notes in fragrances.

    I'll surely sample it but sounds like something I wouldn't like at all.
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    This thread has piqued my curiosity about 2 scents. Which would you say lasts longer/and or/has better projection... RM's Entre Naranjos or Atelier's Orange Sanguine?
  58. Re: Dolce & Gabbana - Anthology Series.....your views ?

    Tried the whole line at Nordstrom's and thought a couple were OK, but nothing I'd pay that price for.
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    These 2 are my personal picks as having the greatest openings and most pathetically short longevity.
  60. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    Not counting some of the cheapies I've worn over the years, Bois du Portugal has only gotten me negative comments from women consistently with nary a positive. Oddly enough, the few guys who...
  61. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise Vs Bond No 9 The Scent of Peace for Him

    As with the other thread comparing Cedrat Boise to Royal Vintage, IMHO it's Cedrat Boise over SOPFH by a mile. SOPFH had a nasty drydown on my skin and lasted at best an hour. CB isn't a projection...
  62. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise Vs Micallef Royal Vintage

    Not even a contest ... Cedrat Boise by a mile.

    On me anyway, it's a better compliment getter than even Aventus.
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    Re: New Year's Resolution's 2014..

    My resolution is still alive as I vowed only to purchase scents with money received from sales into my PayPal account. Purchased about 15 scents so far this year ... cost, $0.
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    They must have axed these codes VERY recently because I used FRUNKINATOR for my Cedrat Boise, Kumkat Woods, and Cozumel (from Laboratorio Olfattivo) a few days ago and it worked for 15% off. ...
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    Definitely let us know your impressions of this one. I really like this house and though I only have 4 of their scents, the notes of Wind Wood sound like something I would like.
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    Just a heads up I spoke to someone at MiN New York today and apparently they received their shipment from Mancera early in the day. The website, as of right now, is showing Cedrat Boise and Kumkat...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    Cdg White
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    Re: Mancera Fragances

    One Mancera scent that's rarely mentioned is Roses & Chocolate which I received a sample with my Cedrat Boise order from MiN and I was totally blown away! Maybe not for everyone but I (thankfully)...
  69. Re: Yippie-Ki-Yay! Bruce Willis has another frag out!

    I never knew he had a first one.
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    Re: Where can I buy mancera cedrat boise?

    It comes and goes at MiN New York. I just happened to catch it right a few weeks back when they had 3 in stock. It was a blind buy so I only got one but next day I checked it was out of stock...
  71. Re: Your opinion please: Vetyver FOR MEN by L'Occitane

    The old version (clear bottle) is miles ahead of the newer dark bottle in terms of both sillage and longevity. I also personally think it has more depth and smells richer than the newer stuff.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    If I only had to pick one, it would be Xerjoff Kobe.
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    Re: Reformulated Dolce and Gabana Pour Homme

    I own and enjoy both the newer version (UK), and my older version (Italy). Both have their merits but as another poster said above (with their German version), I can rarely bring myself to use the...
  74. Re: Has anyone tried the new Tommy Bahama Compass?

    Just saw this recently on the Macy's website. I'll surely sniff it if I'm at Macy's any time soon but not expecting much as the rest of their line doesn't impress me much.
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    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond

    Looking for partial bottle or large sample of Chez Bond. I see Fragrancenet has a 3.3 tester bottle of this for $123.00 with coupon so anything over that please don't respond.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Updated 4/2 .. some goodies (US only)

    Added a few and lowered prices on all previous scents.
  77. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Looks like Luckyscent has started carrying this line:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/category/646/page/1/brand/4160_Tuesdays.html
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    Re: Your take on Armani's Eau de Nuit

    I've worn Eau de Nuit to work 3 times since I bought it a while back and all 3 times got multiple compliments on it.

    Funny when I bought it I thought it was just OK, but now after all the...
  79. Re: Just blind bought Slumberhouse Vikt off Parfum1 ..

    Mike, I actually wound up selling it along with all my other Slumberhouse frags except Ore. Something about it just didn't agree with me on the drydown. I would definitely seek out a good sized...
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    Re: Basala, Zen and Tactics...your views ?

    It just blinds me what they ask for a scent just because it's discontinued ..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shiseido-Basala-For-Men-EDT-Spray-3-3-Oz-/390763859369?pt=fragrance&hash=item5afb574da9
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    Re: A trip down memory lane...

    Pierre Cardin
  82. Thread: Odin Semma?

    by ziffy321
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    Odin Semma?

    Anyone else here sample this yet? I just received this sample with my latest Lucky Scent order and I have to say I'm very impressed. I've tried just about the entire Odin line without much luck but...
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    Re: Valentino uomo

    My thoughts exactly. Just too sweet.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Bond nO.9 http:www/ ?

    I've tried this and Scent of Peace for Men and both are obvious attempts to somewhat emulate Aventus but fall way short. I tried for the first time SoP for Men yesterday and found it just slightly...
  85. Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrance

    I just don't see this as being anything more than a weaker version of the original ... like most Eau Fraiches.
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    Re: Cellmen cologne?

    Lol .. me too. I think I've asked this before without any responses. Other than online, it looks like the only Saks it's available at to test is the one in NYC. Not even Vegas has it in store. ...
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    Cellmen cologne?

    I did a search here and couldn't come up with any threads on this one. I see it's available at Saks Fifth Avenue and was wondering if anyone owns or have tried Cellmen cologne for men. The notes...
  88. Re: Any fragrances out there that smell like the dry-down of Aventus?

    On my skin anyway, Aventus doesn't have a drydown. It's pretty linear to me and smells almost exactly the same from start to end. IMHO though, a few have tried and failed. Royal Vintage starts out...
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes?

    Thanks for the responses. I believe my sample was the edp but now you guys have piqued my interest in the edt.

    Oh well, more sampling.
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    Diptyque Volutes?

    I received a sample of this with my Tam Dao edp some time ago and have been ready to pull the trigger on it for a while now. Just curious if anyone owns or uses this regularly and what experiences...
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    Re: Coming in 2014: Bvlgari Aqva Amara

    Tried this at Ulta a few days ago. Wasn't even worth the walk into the store. Completely underwhelming and boring. Like many designer releases, the first few minutes aren't too bad but the drydown...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    M. Micallef's Royal Vintage.
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    ROJA parfums anyone?

    I see Neimans is carrying this line of parfums now and was wondering if anyone has experience with any of them. I'm looking at the "pour hommes" on the website and most seem to have notes that lean...
  94. Re: Bond No. 9 SOP for him/Bond No. 9 HTTP= Aventus ??

    Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna try to head to Saks this week to at least sample Scent of Peace for him. Not sure if they're gonna have the HTTP one. I read on their site that it was only going...
  95. Re: Bond No. 9 SOP for him/Bond No. 9 HTTP= Aventus ??

    Thanks Doug .. I'm not so much looking for an Aventus replacement as I am the "fresh/daytime" feeling I get from Aventus. I'm SOOOOO sick of Oud and Spice and Patchouli.

    Was never much of a Bond...
  96. Bond No. 9 SOP for him/Bond No. 9 HTTP= Aventus ??

    I've read the thread about Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace for Men and the comparisons to Aventus but many comments say their supposed "online only" HTTP.com scent smells more like it.

    Whether they do...
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    The only scent I plan on purchasing in the foreseeable future is Profumum Santalum.
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    Re: Coming in 2014: Bvlgari Aqva Amara

    I see this is available online at Macy's.

    Anyone sampled yet?
  99. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    Right now, HdP 1899 Ernest Hemingway.

    Always, Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Parfumerie Nasreen ?

    Oh yeah, I have a regular correspondence with Stamatis from Parfum1. Very helpful guy. He just recently took care of me with Vikt as the shipment came in late and I really needed it for Christmas. ...
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