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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Arij and I are sharing the same house: I'm wearing Santos by Cartier.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    I bought a bottle of Oud Noir and Oud Majestique. Both for under $60. I wore the Majestique Friday and it smelled great and I got some compliments, too!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Hanae Mori's HM in the EdP form. Excellent. :)
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    Re: Help me choose my cologne for prom

    Dior Homme Eau, is that what you originally considered.......it's nice, but I'm going to say Himalaya. Bleu de Chanel is in second.

    Have a great time!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Changing up a bit. Going with Contradiction by Calvin Klein for tonight.

    ;)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Today I am trying out Jean Paul DuPont's Oud Majestique (sp?). This is the offering available through Perfumania. I kinda dig it! :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Adidas Victory League. Because it FEELS like fall in Chicago! :/
  8. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    Since my oldest brother introduced me to it in 1988, I have ALWAYS owned a bottle of (and worn with some regularity) the 80's beast known as Jacomo de Jacomo.

    :)
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    Re: Unusual and Elegant

    I think of unusual and elegant and in my mind, it's Mechant Loup by L'Artisan.
  10. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    I own Parfum d'Homme and it's fantastic. So I bought a bottle just so I could check it out! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Halston Z-14, the newer formulation that has the leather dialed back a bit. Still love it, though it is different. I swear it reminds me of Bogart's Witness, what with its more prominent cinnamon.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 8

    too slow
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    In fact, it is. Great summer scent. Sweet, but not overbearing. Haven't worn it in ages, though. Should dig it out......
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Trying out one brand new to me here, guys. Kenneth Cole Reaction Thermal.

    My goodness.....this is like a spitting image of Zihr's Corduroy!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Sung Homme
  16. Re: Thinking about adding a new fragrance for the coming summer

    Agreed.

    I have more experience with Bvlgari Pour Homme than with Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme, but I did sample Extremem and found it to be similar but with more of a woods element. So I can get...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    I'll chime in and say that if it smells nice to you, you can wear it well and it has pleasing development, and you can afford the admission price without any difficulties, then by all means, go for...
  18. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    I tried the current Obsession edition about a year or so ago. I wore it in the 80's, so I can say that yes, the formulation does seem toned down. The pull back seemed to be in the wood element more...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Acqua di Gio Essenza.
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    Re: Is this vintage guerlain heritage?

    Yes, the short, wide bottle is definitely older. The taller,narrow bottles are from early 2000's and later, IIRC.
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    Poll: Re: Vetiver overload--help me drop a few!

    I LOVE Guerlain's Vetiver, but I know it's not for everyone. I owned Carven Vetiver from an early 2000's package and it just did not work for me. So light, I would burn it off in about an hour. ...
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    Re: First Jazz Vintage bottle?

    If not THE first,then very early. This is what the bottles/packages looked like when I first saw the scent around Christmas of 1988. Great stuff, and yes I see the similarity with Tsar by VC&A.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    All this talk yesterday about 80's scents.....so today it's Jacomo de Jacomo

    :)
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Oh! And I forgot......Iquitos by Alain Delon and Boss #1 in the square bottle.
  25. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Calvin (Blue bottle, 1981)

    Spazio Krizia Uomo

    Kingdom by Alexander McQueen


    Honorable mention for Alain Delon's Iquitos and Escada Pour Homme
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    DEMON, In my book, the original Calvin in the navy blue bottle is 80's legend. LOVE IT!!! Ken Russell mentioned Armani Eau Pour Homme.....yes! PaveLL mentioned Tenere....oh yeah!

    Zino

    Paul...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. The keyhole-shaped bottle.
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    Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    OP,

    Glad you got some and are giving it a shot! I have always been a fan of the 80's era aromatic fougere's, and I recall the very first time I tried Kouros in 1989. In a time when Obsession,...
  29. Re: Name your favorite "The Different Company" fragrance

    Rose Poivree.

    Because it's sexxxy! :D
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    Re: Need to expand my repertoire

    Hi there, abl5111! Being new to Basenotes (I see you have only a handful of posts, but may have been lurking), I will say that as you spend more time, reading posts and threads, interacting with all...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    Baldessarini Strictly Private
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Cool Water by Davidoff
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Sung Homme
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Today's selection was Echo by Davidoff. :)
  35. Thread: Am I doomed?

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    I like cacio's view. Very insightful. My take is, and not to be over-simplified here.......you like what you like. And similarly, what smells good on your skin cannot be denied. I know, it seems...
  36. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    It's structure reminds me of the typical 80's men's frag template. Powerful, deep, complex, full of richness. Good stuff. :)
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    Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    I agree with hednic, it may be best to move towards trying offering from other folks. I know Gucci PH (the first one, amber juice), I tried and owned.....wasn't cutting it. Envy didn't work out...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Going with Lanvin L'Homme on this brisk spring day in Chi Town.

    Have a great day, all! :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Halston Z-14 for me tonight. The later reformulation, toned down in the leather, very spicy, almost reminds me of Bogart's Witness.
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    Re: Sung Homme at Marshall's for $6.99

    For 7 dollars, GREAT buy. Sung Homme is a great scent. Got me lots of compliments. Great longevity. Natural presentation, evolves well. One of the best values on the market, even at double what...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    Good scent. But too "dress-y" for the gym. Maybe good to wear out with friends, enjoying some drinks at a piano bar.
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    Hey guys! Long time Z-14 fan here. Owned and wore it through the late 80's and my older brother owned and wore it from about '80 on up. I have an older bottle, 2.5 oz that smells pretty close to...
  43. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Fake? - Please Verify (Pics)

    Looks OK. I can't imagine fragrancenet.com risking their reputation on potential fakes. Only thing I'd say MAY be different is that the packaging may be meant for a market other than USA or EU. I...
  44. Re: Which female fragrances have you worn / tried ?

    Tried with success:
    Angel
    Habanita
    Bandit
    Hypnotic Poison
    Aromatics Elixir
    Cinnabar

    Owned:
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
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    Re: Mcqueen Kingdom or Gucci pour Homme I

    I like both, but Kingdom is lot like a Sonny Sharrock recording: Angular, unique, brilliantly creative, but not for everyone. If you can, get both, but if you are going to buy something to wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

    Sung Homme
  47. Thread: Vanilla?

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Vanilla?

    All good points thus far. I'll add in that vanilla is a mainstay in perfumery and often used to sweeten or soften a scent and works as an effective base note, much like sandalwood or musk. Vanilla...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 8th, 2013

    Back to the '80's with Guy Laroche's iconic Drakkar Noir :)
  49. Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    All great suggestions so far. I'll add in: Contradiction by Calvin Klein. Solid lime note in the middle of that one.
  50. Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    Just a couple of my favorite summer-time citrus-based scents. In no particular order:

    Monsieur Balmain: It comes off as all-lemons, but the drydown is a bit woodsy and I get a little bit of...
  51. Re: Can anyone speak to Jacomo de Jacomo new vs. original versions?

    One of my first favorite frags from the '80's. I got into it because my oldest brother wore it. I have a bottle that is NOT the LATEST, but is from about 2004 or so. (I have tried later versions;...
  52. Re: If it's being discontinued, will I see it soon at discount places

    I am in agreement with the others here. Just because the product is being discontinued, there is no guarantee that it will show up at a discount retailer, be it brick and mortar or online. Some...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Guerlain Vetiver
  54. Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    AdG and Halston Unbound ---> 99%

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste and Paco Rabanne XS (original) ---> 97.652414%
  55. Re: Sillage Showdown : Lapidus Pour Homme Vs Joop! Homme ?

    I get a lot of honey from Lapidus Pour Homme. Moreso than Boss #1, and better represented (I think) than modern Kouros (can't speak for the vintage, I can't recall its intensity...been quite a...
  56. Re: Sillage Showdown : Lapidus Pour Homme Vs Joop! Homme ?

    smellgood4u, Lapidus Pour Homme is nowhere as sweet as Joop!, and I find it MUCH more wearable than Joop! as well. You would probaly like Lapidus PH, it's woodsy and aromatic, and has a honey note...
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    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    smellgood4u, I swear....you must be a kindred spirit to me! LOL! I looked at the thread title and IMMEDIATELY thought of Dior's Hypnotic Poison! To the OP, I second this idea and it's no more...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    FullCollapse, thank you! I forgot to make note of Cigar Aficionado. I own it and yes indeed...dark dry, robust, incredible tenacity and projection for SURE! My StepDad wears it from time to time...
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    I think it sounds great, Paul! If you need "test mules", I'd happily wear some out an about when it is available. Other notes...? Uhh, I'm not really much of a "nose" in that sense, but what about...
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    Re: Ungaro III and Zino... are they similar?

    Well, LHBI, all I gotta say is that if you like woodsy, patchouli scents with a dark flair, Zino will fall in your favor. The florals do a lot of the heavy lifting in regard to Zino. I like it,...
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    Re: Best aquatic???

    I agree with drseid, Bellagio is cheap and good. Still cheap. I owned it and it was fantastic in the summer. Funky bottle. IMO, beat AdG and leaves money left over for a sammich and beer at your...
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    Re: Ungaro III and Zino... are they similar?

    I have both scents, and both were acquired over 5 years ago, so.....older formulations...?? Maybe? Bueller...?

    But no, I find the two to be quite different. On me, Ungaro III is a green-feeling...
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    Re: Some help for a blind buy under 50 dollars.

    +1 for Mugler Cologne.
    +1 for Live Jazz (esp. w/ summer coming up)
    I'll add in: Gendarme (original)(seen on eBay for under $50)
    Lanvin L'Homme. Also can be found online for under $50
    Chemistry...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 23, 2013

    Tom Ford for Men
  65. Re: Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?

    Kouros. Or Original Polo (Green). Can't beat a classic! :)
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    Re: Zirh Ikon appreciation thread

    After discovering Ikon a couple years ago, I finally got around to buying a bottle a few months back. Bargain, as I got my 4.2 oz bottle for about $16 at a local Marshall's. And I agree with The...
  67. Thread: Fubu Plush.

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Fubu Plush.

    I believe it has been discontinued, and therefore any remaining stock is subject to seller's preference in regards to supply and demand. I tried some from a sample about 2005 or so (wasn't crazy...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 22, 2013

    OK Papi Le Bon and juanderer.....Making it three bold ones in a row!

    Sung Homme. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 21st, 2013

    Red for Men - Giorgio Beverly Hills
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    Re: What is tobacco?

    Dernier_Cri nailed it with Guerlain Vetiver; at least of the fact that I find the dry, inside-of-a-humidor tobacco note in this classic to be outstanding and of nice compliment to the green feel of...
  71. Re: What are you top 3 picks for greatest macho stinkers?

    Sung Homme
    Halston 1-12
    Jacomo de Jacomo
  72. Re: has giorgio- giorgio beverly hills been reformulated?

    I agree with drseid, there is something amiss with that bottle. I own a bottle of the reformulated stuff and it is fat with florals and rife with patchouli. But, as mentioned in a previous thread,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    Iceberg Twice
  74. Re: What has honey, civet, musk? Is there anything?

    Tsuzumi, +1 on the Ted Lapidus Pour Homme, for sure. I get the sweetness of honey, the earthiness of patchouli and tobacco, and the musk is a bit smoother (I think it's more of a 'leathery' feel). ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

    Cigar Aficionado
  76. Re: What chocolate-based cologne has gotten you the most female compliments?

    A*Men reveals not 'tar' note whatsoever on my skin. None, zero, zilch, negatory. What I DO get out of A*Men is peppermint, lavender, a mocha-type accord, and oodles of patchouli. When I first...
  77. Re: Help: Is Monsieur Balmain sharp as YSL pour Homme?

    Nothing acidic about Monsieur Balmain. It's very lemony, true; but it lacks the bold underpinnings of the YSL PH scents. On me, just my recollection, it stays mainly a lemon/citrus scent, and...
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo (1983) vs. Drakkar Noir

    From my recollection, Trussardi Uomo is very much in line with the likes of Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui, Aramis, and Quorum: A bold, herbal, leathery scent. I think it is very different from Drakkar...
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    Re: Au masculin, should i buy it blind ?

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, I gather? If so, then yes, you must be able to enjoy vanilla and anise as a scent. It delivers those for sure and wears quite well, even in warmer weather.

    - - -...
  80. Re: Help: Is Monsieur Balmain sharp as YSL pour Homme?

    By zesty, we mean to say that the fragrance bears the "oomph" found in the outermost peel of a citrus fruit. In our case, the lemon. Think of it as being bolder in the flavor of the citrus, but it...
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    Re: What is your opinion of Aramis New West?

    I tried it and tried owning it It wasn't working for me. Left a huge trace of cedar and herbs and became quite linear in that sense. I'd say it's great if you like cedar and herbs, but it wasn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 18th, 2013

    Versace's Blue Jeans
  83. Re: Armani L'Eau Pour Homme: re-launched + flanker

    Thank you for the info. Just reminds me that I need to revisit this classic for sure. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 17, 2013

    Halston Z-14
  85. Re: Church incense lover, some designer fragance easy to find?

    I agree with the Marquis. Ikon by Zirh has a fantastic incense drydown. And very, very affordable.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Jacomo de Jacomo for this cloudy day in the Windy City. :)
  87. Re: received my rive gauche pour homme today. my opinion

    Can't blame you for feeling happy. This stuff rocks!!!! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 15th, 2013

    Very Valentino. Haven't worn it in a while, so broke it out. :)
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    Re: Body Kouros = The Dreamer???

    OK, my take on BK is....burning marshmallow. Yes. Take a big marshmallow, put it on a fork. Turn a burner on the stove, and steek the marshmallow een de fire. Blow out dee fire. Before you eat...
  90. Re: I have just picked up some warmer weather scents, how did I do?

    Wowsah! That's a GREAT start!!! I've worn Happy, SMW, Mugler Cologne and Chanel's PE; also cool you have them "assigned" to detail! :)

    ...But that's cool, 'cuz I tend to do the same with mine! ...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 is Hardcore

    I was not on the phone with you and the CSR, so I cannot judge how harsh she may have been, but I gotta say this: They are and exclusive brand, and are likely quite used to customers just buying the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 15th, 2013

    Realities for Men. Sounds psychological, but it's really just a D&G PH cover band. :D
  93. Re: How old were you when you started to get interest in fragrances?

    Oh, I'd say about 11 to start (was given a bottle of Aqua Velva and a bottle of Jade East by my older brother), but took on an interest of my own at about age 14. This was the late '80's, really a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 14th, 2013

    Diesel Plus Plus Masculine
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    Re: Designer fragrance with SMOKY vibe

    Goody2141, I own Michael by Kors and love it, but I think it's dark and very tobacco-like, not incredibly smoky. On the other hand, it's not really incensey either. Azzaro Visit is smoky, but a...
  96. Re: Good summer fragrance for a 14 year old high school student?

    Oh, how I know what it is to be in your situation. It happened many years ago for me, but I recall well. With your budget, you have a lot of possibilities, so here's a few to consider. My...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Caron's legendary Pour Un Homme. :D
  98. Re: Is Monsieur Balmain sharp as YSL pour Homme?

    Smoother and "brighter"....or shall we say, "zestier" (is that a word?) than YSL PH. (I am assuming we speak of the red-capped version here? The black cap is even more gritty!) The ONLY scent I...
  99. Re: Need a cheaper Vanilla based fragrance for a young guy

    OK lads, I agree with many scent suggestions here. The Molinard I tried from a sample and I remember it being great. Pi by Givenchy is VERY sweet and the benzoin comes off vanilla-esque, but it's...
  100. Thread: Prom scent

    by Richie_B
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    Re: Prom scent

    Rive Gauche?? Very nice one, FullCollapse! Wore this the other day and it's almost like instant nostalgia! :)
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