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  1. Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    I wouldn't call Oudy Woody, skanky. It's a rather bland, musty closet kind of smell.

    Surrati Dehn al Oud Malaki, is a skanky one. It smells like a rotting, wood chip pile. In the far drydown, it...
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    Re: Best sweet oldschool fragrance for you

    Tabac, by Maurer + Wirtz : Very sweet, and very old school.

    The Baron, by LTL: Another sweet, and very old-school scent. Think musty, old, Sweet-tart candies.

    Royal Bain de Champgne/ Royal...
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    Re: Signature Scent

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme: This is a nice, inexpensive, woody, fresh scent. The women's version, ain;t too bad either, if you like sandalwood.

    Gendarme edc, or edp. Clean, cool, and soapy.

    Montana...
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    I didn't like it. It was too 'plastic" smelling.
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    Re: Chypre Suggestions Please!

    My favorite Chypres are:

    Jean-Louis Scherrer (not the the number "2" one!)

    Yatagan

    Empreinte

    Bandit
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    Re: The perfume of the Earth

    Mitti Attar from India. It smells like petrichor, the smell of rain, when it hits the dry ground. A compound call Geosmin, is responsible for the aroma (also what gives beets, their distinctive,...
  7. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme. I bought this blind, a number of years ago, along with another fragrance, because it was half off the regular price (I liked the "femme" version, so I thought I'd like this). I...
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    NR Musc Collection for Him.
  9. Poll: Re: Best "clean" - fresh type smelling fragnance?

    My current soapy scent is Balmain Ivoire (2012). I find it soapy in the best possible way. It's kinda addictive.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    I wear occasionally. The middle, and drydown are masculine, to me. Very musky patchouli. The opening is a little rough, sometimes, especially in hot weather. There's a screechy, over-ripe...
  11. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    I have a vintage bottle of Jean-Louis Scherrer. This chypre has one of my most favorite oakmoss dry-downs. It's a women's frag, but time, and a change in tastes, have rendered it "masculine" with...
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    Re: De Profundis

    I have a full bottle of this. I've only dabbed it on a few times. I bought it after sampling it a few times; forked over $220, or so, for it...the most I ever paid for a fragrance. To me, it's smells...
  13. Re: 1776 Russian Leather by Elsha - another gem

    I dumped some Madini Ambergris oil into mine, which made it quite feral , and darker.
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    Re: Joop homme

    I have Joop, but rarely use it. It reminds me of Nag Champa incense, which I love, but Joop is way over the top, at times.

    I switched to Mauboussin (2000, edp, in the rounded pyramid bottle. ) as...
  15. Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I forgot about Silences. I have the old one, which is still readily available. Not keen on the opening, but the dry-down is bitter, dark and vegetal. Somehow, it reminds me of green camouflage...
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    This is hilarious!
  17. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    2 MAN: Smokey, snuffed candle scent, with vetiver. I love this in the fall.

    Comme des Garcons (original, edp): Very spicy, dry and medicinal, with some rose. I love it in the winter.

    Odeur...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Aramis 900, Haramain Al Mahfuz and Rose Poivree are my rose scents. Other than that, I very picky when it comes to rose.
  19. Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I just got a mini of Balmain Ivoire (2011 version). Vibrant, succulent, green opening; soap in the middle, and more soap in the base. Might be a little too feminine, maybe, at least in the beginning....
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    Re: Summer night scent

    Mine Are:

    PG Psychotrope

    Aramis Devin

    Bandit parfum

    Eau de Gentaine Blanche
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I'd rather have Vivre, though it's not something I'd wear. I love that bottle! I have two empty ones, but would love to some original fragrance to put in.
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    Re: Favourite fragrances from Jovan?

    White Musk for men is my favorite. N.R.G is second, Jovan Musk (men) is next.

    Jovan musk for men, was my very first fragrance, ever. I worn it for years.
  23. Re: Need a fragrance which smells like dove soap

    I love the smell of Dove soap, the original, white bar. My great-grandmother, did not wear perfume, but she used Dove soap.

    I find that Jean-Louis Scherrer edt, smells a lot like Dove soap in the...
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    Re: Summer night scent

    PG Psychotrope
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I got mine yesterday, June 4. I thought I was getting the silver shouldered bottle, but I received the newer one instead. It's still the same scent I remember, but perhaps not as long lasting. Seems...
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Yatagan is my favorite autumn scent. I was comparing it the other night, with Jean Louis Scherrer edt (the original), I noticed similarities. JLS is a more floral, summer version, of Yatagan; green...
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    I have a sample, and I like, but I'm gonna use up something else, before I buy this one. For me, Kinski is a chypre, my favorite genre. I call it a "marijuana chypre".
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I won;t be able to wear Kouros, today, as I don't have any. :( , but I did order some 2 night ago, so at least I have it for the rest of June! :)
  29. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    Watch it with Dark Purple, though. It can be a bit too much. It's definitely not a multiple spray scent. It's very much a dab on type fragrance. I really have to be in the mood for it. The weather...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    BTW, here's a strange little vid, featuring Professor Ellen Covey (Owner and perfumer of Olympic Orchids), herself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Fywhi1-6c


    ...and this...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    I got the huge sample pack (discovery set) a few years ago. I liked a lot of them, but I thought Salamanca was ok . It's dark, kinda bitter...very heavy. Not sweet at all, but this was before it...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    I have a few big bottles (they look kinda like liquor bottles). I like to dowse myself with it on a hot day, especially after doing work outside, and then stretch out on the floor, in front of a fan....
  33. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    I got TONS of compliments while wearing Dorissima Narziss. Need to get another bottle.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Mine is Cuir Venenum (Parfumerie Generale). It's a very strange scent; you either love it, or hate it. Reminds me of summer nights, here in SC. Drinking beer with friends, bonfires, warm skin after a...
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    Re: What do you know about REALM by Erox

    I thought it was great, about 25 years ago. I bought a bottle recently, but I can't wear it. Seems like it has changed. Too much powder, now.
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    Re: rainy day cologne

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
  37. Re: Authentic smell of rain and wet wood.

    Mitti Attar from India, is petrichor/geosmin scent, mixed into sandalwood oil. It's actually distilled from baked clay!. It smells like rain hitting dry clay. It's also expensive, but a very little...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I gotta buy a bottle. I ran out long ago, but now regret not being more conservative with it. I wore it to bed, all the time!

    June 1st: World wide Kouros "stink out" Day ....I love it.

    ...
  39. Re: Are there any fragrances that smell like Redbull?

    Olympic Orchids Red Cattleya smells like Red Bull to me.
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri, par Camille: Get some samples of this! You won't be disappointed. This perfume, has all that fatty, waxy, aldehydic, makeup, lipstick-y smell.

    Olympic Orchids...
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Here:
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    Re: Difference of sex

    I wear mostly men's, but I do have some favorites that are marketed as women's. Bandit parfum, for one, is my most favorite scent ever, but I try not to wear it every single day (I wore Montana Homme...
  43. Re: Just Days After AOUD LAVENDER Three More New Montales!!! HONEY AOUD, AOUD SENSE, ORANGE FLOWERS

    I want to try Honey Aoud.
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    Re: pear fragrance

    Annick Goutal Petite Cherie. It's a feminine, but it's very pear-ish. It's cool, juicy pear, with grass. I don;t wear it, myself, but I have a few samples of it, that I like to experience at times.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I used to wear Grey Flannel, but I tired of it quickly. I do think it's better dabbed on, than sprayed.
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    I didn't realize the Ralph Lauren Blue, was a great musk fragrance in the dry down. It's one of the muskiest. It's a glean/dirty musk.
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    Re: White flakes in fragrance

    I have a Bath and Body Works fragrance, with the same thing. Looks like dandruff! When I got the bottle, it had none of the flakes in it, but with in a week, the flakes appeared. I have to the store...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    I always put scent on. I even wear it to bed. I can go out, looking like a sloppy, unmade bed, but I be damned if I go out with no fragrance on.
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    Re: Fenugreek

    Ambre Sultan.

    L de Lolita Lempicka.

    ELDO The Afternoon of a Faun.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    THE PERFUMED COURT ain't what it used to be. They mess up orders, too. I like Luckyscent, and the Perfume Shoppe.
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume: Burning Leaves

    I have the oil base Burning Leaves, great stuff, but a little goes along way. Mix it with some CB Musk, and it's really feral!
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Yes...Eau de Gentiane Blanche. That's another favorite of mine!
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Mine would be a .5 oz bottle of Habanita, from the 50's, maybe. I haven't really checked.

    I still have a bottle of Jamoca Musk for Men, that I purchased way back in 1996, or so.
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Bandit: An unsweetened green, that's very dry. My top green.

    Jean Louis Scherrer: Bracing, cool, mossy, forest type of green. My second favorite, especially in summer, when Bandit may be too...
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (the original)

    I bought a bottle of Parfum d'Homme. The box was genuine, with all the hallmarks, but the bottle inside turned out to be the grey one; the new 2001 scent, Montana Homme. I had been swindled. I ended...
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    Re: What's your favorite castoreum scent

    Yatagan
    Empreinte
    Parfum de Peau
  57. Bandit: I think I've found my signature.

    I wouldn't call my collection "big", and there are a lot of things I like to wear, but Bandit seems to be the one that gets my attention the most. I assume a signature scent, for one that owns many,...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Frankincense and Myrrh, of course.
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    Re: What fragrance would Moses wear?

    Something with civet, musk and castoreum....and perhaps hyrax, too. He had two of each, so there was plenty. ;)
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    PG Psychotrope is my light, leathery, floral.
  61. Re: How does Lolita Lempicka Au masculin smell?

    I have a mini, but I wear it very seldom. It's very nice on sunny days, with little humidity, especially in fall. I also have the Lolita Lempicka (original) in the apple bottle. Its smells similar,...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Swiss Arabian Jannatul Firdous; big, fat, soapy, mess.....but then recently, I tried it again, and figured out how to wear it. So not really a bad blind after all, plus it was very cheap.

    Balmain...
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    Re: super sick!!! kokosicko!

    I was so appointed in Kokoriko. It doesn't seem to live up to the flashy aesthetic, of the other JPG offerings. I like the bottle, but the scent that's in it, doesn't represent, IMO. I expected...
  64. Re: What to wear to ugly christmas sweater party?

    Polo (original)

    Quorum
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Lauder for Men is great stuff. I didn't think about Habit Rouge and Jicky. I've sampled both sometime ago, so I need another go at them. I remember really liking Jicky.
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    Still on a Chypre kick.

    I've been on a chypre kick, lately. I've been sampling a few, from Luckyscent.

    Chypre Palatin: This is really nice, but it's a bit sweet, and certainly out of my price range.

    Chypre Mousse : ...
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    Re: Best musk fragrance?

    Musc Tonkin.

    Mazzolari Lui.
  68. Magie Noire (old): The bitterest of the bitter.

    I'm really starting to love these dark, bitter, chypres, but it seems they are scare these days. I found a small Magie Noire etd mini, that I had purchased and forgotten a number of years ago. I...
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    Re: Meharees by lebolario. Really surprised

    I have Ambraliquidia, which is very sweet and powdery. I have a sample of Dolcelisir, also very nice. I've sampled Meharees, and liked it a lot, along with Myrrhea.
  70. Re: froze vibe snow cold feeling but for winter or night ( not for day summer )

    CBIHatePerfume Winter 1972.

    I have the oil. It smells like cold air, cold soil/snow, with a little snow laden conifer thrown in.

    CdG Odeur 53 also reminds me of cold air.
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    Smell Bent Prairie Nymph

    I've really taken an interest in Smell Bent, after blind buying Commando. I purchased a lot of spray samples, and I've found that Smell Bent's production philosophy, truly is rooted in the...
  72. Thread: Tabac

    by Stevolution73
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    Re: Tabac

    Tabac is powdery sweet. My dad told me never to wear it around him, again; he hated it that much. Too much of a 'grandpa' moment.

    You want Christmas, get:
    Comme des Garcons (original) edp.
    ...
  73. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    'The Afternoon of a Faun,' is the most conservative I've tried from that house. A dusty chypre type scent, that will smell great on granny, as much as anyone else.
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    Re: Must smell like Blackberries!

    I have L'artisan Mure et Musc Extreme. I get tons of compliments on it.
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    Re: Women's greens for men

    Bandit parfum is my favorite bitter green. Gets a lot of wear in the spring and early summer.

    PR Metal is another one that's good for summer, especially on rainy days .

    I've just discovered JC...
  76. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    JC Coriandre
    Bandit
    Etro Palais Jamais (very dry grey-green)
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, too.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    I'm still torn on this one. Better get a bottle before it 's really too late!
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    Re: Dry and rainy fragrance suggestions

    Spring and summer rainy days:

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche
    Palais Jamais
    Quazar
    PR Metal

    Winter/ fall rainy days:

    CDG 2 Man
  80. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    The EDP smells exactly the same, to the original, IMO. I did a comparison, and found they are the same, but for me, it's day has past. Me and Helmut Lang, have long since parted ways; ever since it...
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    Re: Vince Camuto for Men

    I've only tried the one in the blue bottle. I think it's nice, but somewhat common. It's a really hazy, fuzzy, kind of scent...a lot of iso-e super. I already have Molecule 01, which has the same...
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    Pinaud Clubman is very powdery. It's a available in liquid and talcum powder form. Talcum powder has NEVER been "just for the girls".
  83. Re: G.I.R.L Pharrell Williams Comme Des Garcons

    I've sampled it, but I thought it was a bit mainstream. It's still nice, though.
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    oops double post
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    CdG 2 Man, is unsweetened powder to me. More like a smoky, dried grass, powder.

    This week, I discovered Jean Couturier Coriandre. A very green, tart, dry powder, with some rose. I'm usually don't...
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    I've worked as an arborist for many years. Oak has a distinctive odor, that will permeate everything that been used with it. The ropes and climbing saddles, even after storage, would give off that...
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    Musk Tonkin, and few other samples.

    I received my samples from Luckyscent.

    Pharrell Williams Girl: I wanted to love this, and it's ok, it just kinda falls flat after a promising opening. Smells like nice shampoo.

    Kinski: Wow!...
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    Re: Best funeral scent?

    I want them to put all my bottles in the casket with me. By then, they'll probably need a forklift as a pallbearer.;)
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    Lancome Sikkim: a 180.

    A few years ago, I acquired a Lancome "La Collection" set. It was on sale, and I figured if I didn't like some of the perfumes, I could give them away. The set included Sagamore, which was a selling...
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    Re: Presidential Scents

    I think Clinton wore Bijan, Bush and others wore Bijan as well.

    I personally don't like Bijan, although I still have a bottle (I just can't dissociate it from a creaky voice, cigars, semen...
  91. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I think it would be degrading to smell like shit.
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    Re: Must de Cartier question

    My favorite Cartier scent (so far ) is Baiser du Dragon, I've never tried Essence pour Homme. I'll put it on my "must try" list.
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    Re: I Just Bought Black Orchid...

    My father very rarely wears any scent, aside from Pure Romance Ego, (.....must be the hemp in it, lol) and Monsieur Musk. He is 69 yrs old, and has Parkinson's, which has recently affected his sense...
  94. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I'm waiting on my samples of Cuiron and HL pdp.
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    Re: A Green Musky Smell

    Swiss Arabian Jannat al Firdous is very green and musky.
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Bandit
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    Re: Shalimar edt or edp for men?

    I got the edp...a new bottle from this year. It's ok, but I like the vintage better.
  98. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    When I first read about the relaunch, I grab my old bottle from 2000 (which has a very few mils left), and sprayed for the first time since, perhaps, 2007. I wanted it to stretch, so I never used it....
  99. Re: A fragrance that smells like fast food fries.

    I thought Smell Bent Five kinda smells like fries.
  100. Re: Opium, you know the one that is supposedly for Women:

    When Opium for men came out, I tried it in the store. I thought no self-respecting man would ever wear such a thing; it was just too sweet. Ten years later, I started liking sweeter scents, so I...
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