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  1. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Miller Harris La Feuille
    Eau Parfumee au The Bleu Bvlgari
    Kenzo PH
    Kenzo Air
    Dior Dune PH
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    50 ml bottle of L'Homme Ideal Cologne I picked up last September. As temperatures kept rising in May i kept reaching out for it more and more often and now it's fully gone.
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Artisan Pure
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    woodnotes55 posted it a week ago, but I guess it's worth repeating. This is what it looks like:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXp2LHcX0AAbIiL.jpg
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I was appalled by what I saw at a couple of Houston-area stores last weekend and today we have the largest ever reported single-day increase in new cases in Texas, so I am staying away from these...
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    Re: In Praise of Low-Budget Artistry

    I am going to say Margot Elena's TokyoMilk Dark and Parfumerie Curiosite lines. Definitely budget and low-cost, often odd, not something I'd call crowd-pleasing, but almost always intriguing and...
  7. Re: Information on 'Ungaro pour L'Homme III Oud'?

    I bought a bottle really cheap (less than $20 for 100 ml) off fragrancenet a couple of years ago. I find it rough, harsh, acrid and charred. Yeah, bitter coffee beans, like office coffee twice...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I wouldn't count on it. It was reported back in March that many retailers such as Macy's, Nordstrom, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Ross, etc. cancelled all vendor/supplier orders through mid-June.
  9. Re: Is there anyone here who has NOT smelled original Calvin by Calvin Klein?

    Not a fan of CK or 80's powerhouse fragrances in general, but Calvin is great. I blind bought the anniversary reissue (2001? I actually mistook it for a new release LOL) and got so many...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Most Houston locations are now open, apparently. I stopped by one quickly this afternoon and as far as I could tell only maybe a 3rd of shoppers wore masks and very few observed social distancing....
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    And it's official this morning...
  12. Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy - tiime to buy???

    Actually, it's Elizabeth Arden now, they purchased the JV license from Shiseido about 10 years ago. But yeah, I don't think the JV bankruptcy will affect the fragrance business.
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    Re: CHANEL closing US boutiques for 2 weeks

    A little blurb from today's NYT article titled "How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?":
  14. Re: YSL to stop distributing several low selling frags in the US

    These have been on clearance shelves and at discounters for quite a while now.



    But isn't that pretty much what Kouros Silver was all about?
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    Re: Oh honey, honey..

    Boss No. 1
    And if you don't mind a fairly prominent sweet honey note then I'd suggest:
    Zegna Strength
    Mac Velvet Teddy (though it's more unisex and not exactly what I would call a manly man...
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I actually started off with Jaipur Fraicheur Epicee version because at the time the OG EDT and EDP were a bit too much for me. Now I like all versions and wear them pretty much in equal measures...
  17. Re: Help me decide: white, clean, airy, fresh, unisex

    Zegna Acqua di Neroli
    Banana Republic Linen Vetiver
    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
    Commodity Bergamot

    +1 for Gendarme
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    Re: Your Favorite Dark Rose for Males

    Commodity Velvet
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    Re: Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman

    Indeed. I wish I had a bit more imagination, I guess. All I get with BB NY is a pretty straightforward masculine citrus, through and through. I would have loved it so much more if I got a creamy...
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    Re: Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman

    Wow, I never got the "round creamy cumin sandalwood riff" in Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman and I don't think it smells anything like AoS Sandalwood & Cypress either.
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    Re: NEW: Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

    Don't find them similar at all either.
  22. Re: Are there any fragrances, similar to CK One?

    Billy Jealousy Illicit
    Prada Luna Rossa Eau Sport (not the regular Sport)
    Paco Rabanne Paco
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    I never understood what BB&B was about. So overpriced you must get your hands on their perpetual never-expiring coupon, though still overpriced even with coupon. Nothing you couldn't buy much cheaper...
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    NM has been a high bankruptcy risk for the last 2-3 years, so few surprises there. IMO the department store demise in general is just a matter of time. Last time I shopped at a department store was...
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    Re: Soapy Fragrances

    Bvlgari Blv PH
    Zara Fleur d'Oranger
    The Body Shop White Musk for Men
    Gendarme
    Clean Shower Fresh For Men
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    I could probably bear with the sweetness, but I just can't get over ambroxan sensory overload in the entire Uomo series. It is really obnoxious, at least to my nose.
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Shaving cream in a pressurized can, it's like a foaming cleaner.
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    Re: A cheap long lasting summer fragrance ?

    Various Tommy Bahama fragrances in the Set Sails series (also Very Cool and St Kitts) are pretty long lasting IMO and dirt cheap.
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    Vetiver Pamplemousse has finally shown up on US Zara website as "coming soon".
    Easily best Zara fragrance currently, along with Ebony Wood.
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    Re: CHANEL closing US boutiques for 2 weeks

    this is going to last well beyond April...
  31. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP
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    Re: boozy -incense-woody but not oud

    Maybe not specifically cognac, but...

    Bulgari Man In Black
    CK Euphoria Amber Gold
    TM Pure Malt
    Aramis Black
    Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon
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    Re: CHANEL closing US boutiques for 2 weeks

    Simon Property Group is shutting down all their malls (including outlets) until at least March 29.
  34. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    Well, LVMH is converting their perfume production into hand sanitizer factories, so who knows - maybe your dream will come true.

    Having said that, I think this turkish kolonya article is a very...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MAC Velvet Teddy
    There's something different about this scent in hot and humid weather, compared to cold months which is when I usually wear it.
  36. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure vs Montblanc Explorer

    JV Artisan Pure
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I tried Ag (the silver one) which was mainly a generic old school violet leaf and musk scent to my nose. For the price there are much better fragrances in a similar vein and similar price range IMO....
  38. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Kiton Black - huge letdown especially after reading all the praises, like Seinfeld - a smell about nothing.
    Ungaro Pour L'Homme III Oud - acrid ash and cinder with thermonuclear performance, like a...
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    Re: Is anyone familiar with Pecksniff's England?

    I have tried Professional, Charismatic and Active and the former two went straight back to the store (too much of Eternity/Escape/Wings vibe for my tastes), while Active was somewhat of a winner - a...
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    Re: I bought Tom Ford for men today!

    I like TFFM enough to overlook the poor performance. Fortunately, it's easy to find bottles on a sale or discounted.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw several Atelier Bloem EDP's at Marshalls, 100 ml bottles for $80.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The original cube/diamond bottles are still floating on ebay, if unboxed they are fairly close to retail MSRP, but if you are looking for BNIB and sealed then be ready to pay premium.
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    Re: Classically-styled Spring/Summer Cheapies

    If Artisan Pure is a reference point then how about Artisan Acqua, which is in a similar vein but eliminates that citrus-neroli opening and focuses more on the aromatic-herbal-green aspect. It is...
  44. Re: Montblanc Legend Spirit, Bvlgari Aqva Amara, Versace Pour Homme, or Jimmy Choo Man Ice

    Aqua Amara
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    Re: Robert Graham Blended Essences

    That's pretty much a description of most designers fragrances these days.
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    Re: Robert Graham Blended Essences

    Stopped by a Robert Graham store today, the SA told me that the "Blended Essences" line (Courage, Valour and Fortitude) has been discontinued and they are clearing out remaining stock.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Finally spotted JV x JN at local Marshalls and TJ Maxx... 75 ml for $30

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    Re: Mr.Burbery İndigo

    Average performance, better than the original EDT or EDP IMO. Decent, but nothing special, though I did get a compliment once.
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    And a lot of them are simply rebottled, repackaged or reformulated older fragrances.
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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    I kinda gave up by now. My coworker brought me a few bottles from Italy last November and I'm prolly gonna ask a friend to bring me a couple more from Mexico next month, but at this point I don't...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nordstrom Rack: YSL L'Homme Ultime EDP 200 ml for $75
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    There's been a thread a few years ago about the renaming and resulting confusion. Current Gucci PH is indeed repackaged Gucci by Gucci PH:
    ...
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    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey ? I've been hearing about discontinuation for the last 3 years but seems to be abundantly available just about everywhere still.
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    Re: Commodity Nectar, is it truly unisex?

    I have it and I truly enjoy it, bought last year when Marshalls/TJX first dumped remaining Commodity stock and fragrances were mostly stocked and displayed in women's departments. For a while I...
  55. Re: Best drug store / grocery store brand soaps/body-washes? (available in the US)

    I'm pretty happy with Trader Joe's bodywashes (formula # 3, Citrus and Tea Tree Tingle), as well as their pure vegetable soaps.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Sorry, I stand corrected: I saw Valour, not Fortitude. Have not seen Fortitude this time yet...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Picked up Korres Saffron Orris 50 ml for $8 at Marshalls. A really spicy aromatic opening that so strongly reminds me of something else... so mad at myself that I can't remember as it is pretty...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Yeah, those are a dime a dozen everywhere. Nothing to see here folks...
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    Re: Good Chemistry - Target

    Tried a trio of new Good Chemistry scents at Target, the ones that replaced Mineral Desert, Rustic Woods and Cool Glacier. I was under the impression that it was just a reformulation in new...
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Yes, indeed! I picked up a bottle in Marshalls years ago for less than $10, I think, and I remember that it was very similar to D&G PH (even though tobacco isn't listed in the notes). I need to find...
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Yes, on the back.
    Also, the current "made in France" box is recognizable by it's glossy deep blue packaging box, rather than the faux velvet soft texture of previous packages.
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    Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    I have a bottle of the original "made in Italy" formulation and really really like it, not love but solid strong like. I haven't tried either the UK or Germany version, but I did find a "made in...
  63. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Of course! Everyone likes Steven Spielberg. And Acqua di Gio.
    I mean, it's an achievement - to be universally likable, and I am not being sarcastic.
  64. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Yes, and people really like Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Fallon and Coldplay too.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure
    A mood enhancer on a warm Sunday morning.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    TJ Maxx: saw a Versace Eros Flame giftset - 100 ml + 10 ml travel + deo for $60, Korres Amethyst Oud 50 ml for $7.
    Aramis SB popping up at Marshalls now as well for the same $25.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Facebook.
    And celery.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Picked up Korres Mediterranean Citrus in Marshalls today too - a very nice clean unassuming citrus-herbal-aromatic-marine unisex.
    Also saw Korres Aphrodite's Rose, 50 ml for $12.99, which apparently...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    $49.99 for 100 ml. Still cheaper online.
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    Re: Zirh Ikon Oud

    Probably sold their fragrance license to one of those holdings or private equity firms that make stuff in China and then just slap the brand on it.
  71. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    Notes, juice colour and bottle are all one big meh to me. Next!
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    Re: karpaty- vintage perfume from USSR

    Cologne was a drinking alcohol substitute in the USSR for decades, not just during "prohibition" (strictly speaking not prohibition per se, but an anti-alcohol campaign with circulation and sale...
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    Re: karpaty- vintage perfume from USSR

    It most definitely wasn't "the only one in the USSR" and I personally wouldn't spend $70 on it, rare or not.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    They are Commodity knockoffs - from bottle/cap shape, font, colour scheme and naming down to the accentuated A.
    I tried a few - the white ones were a chemical mess, just some unpleasant alcohol...
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    Actually description reads "L'Ombre des Merveilles is a new perfume by Hermès for women and men" and several websites list it as unisex.
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    Re: Tigers enjoy CK Obsession

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l5oGKp1Nl8

    https://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/big-cats-want-your-old-purrrfume/
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    If you have an Elizabeth Arden store/outlet where you live you may want to check them out, as the marketing and distributing arm of JV fragrances their stores sell most of JV line, even discontinued,...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    It's a rather pleasant gourmand/oriental. $30 for a 100 ml bottle is a very good price, I think cheapest price online is about twice as much.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Darn, I wish I came across that Valour bottle! Sigh, the grass is always greener on the other side...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Well, that was quick... Aramis Special Blend EDP 110 ml at TJ Maxx for $25... in the ladies department.


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    Re: Good Chemistry - Target

    Thank you! Stopped by a local Target and picked up a few, including Brainiac which is my favourite - the large 125 ml bodyspray bottles were only $3 bucks. I was hoping they would go on sale...
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Korres White Tea Bergamot Freesia
    Pleasant and cheery, allegedly JCE was the nose. Light and ephemeral, citrus with floral sweetness, kinda reminds me of those european sweet-sour candy drops you...
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    I've seen this comparison before in this forum and in fragrantica reviews and I don't get the comparison or similarity. Actually someone made this exact point in a post a few months ago and that...
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    Re: Guess Fragrances for Men ?

    I used to own Guess by Marciano, Man and Suede many years ago and they were decent casual everyday fragrances, especially at the low price point they can be often found. Not a repeat buy and not...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    That's a pretty good price. I think last time I saw Robert Graham fragrances in Marshalls or TJ Maxx was about two years ago and they were $60 for 100 ml. I wonder if it's new stock or some old...
  86. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    All those L'Erbolario fragrances on ebay come with a hefty shipping charge, so probably closer to $45-$50 USD.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Ross: Banana Republic Peony & Peppercorn $20 and Korres Water Bamboo Freesia for $10
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Clockwork by Roads
    Spicy-aromatic balsamic green peppery woody vetiver. Pretty masculine IMO, even though listed as unisex. I don't get any vanilla or sweetness. Good longevity.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    A daft looking cologne from Fiat.
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    There are also Win and Americana, that are not in fragrantica database, but are on the American Crew website. I see them regularly in supermarkets (Target, Walmart) and discounters. Win is very nice...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Ha! You know you're a fragrance junkie when the phrase "I saw a few Alien Man in store last night" sounds totally ordinary.
  92. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Gucci's Mémoire d'Une Odeur
    I also get a grassy-herbal accord in Bvlgari's Eau Parfumee au The Blanc and Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    We get it, you're not a fan. Why don't you just mute and ignore this topic? There are many scenarios discussed in this forum that have never adequately worked out for me either, but I never felt the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Yup, the 3.3 fl oz bottle. And 5 oz jar of shaving cream! It was in the ladies storage rack LOL.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The AoS Sandalwood and Cypress 100 ml cologne giftset I saw at Ross about a month ago was marked down to $19 so I promptly grabbed it.

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

    Stopped at Premium Outlets today looking for some post-holiday sales. L'Occitane outlet had a "5 trial sizes of anythimg for $20 + free travel bag" promotion, so I picked up 5 x 10 ml bottles of...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I am fine with folks dissing and poopoooing B&M discounters and dissuading people from shopping there. More for me.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Rituals Sultan de Muscat

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    Re: Best Zara fragrances?

    Is the Emotions collection already sold in the USA Zara stores?

    P.S. I agree that the Jo Malone collab is the best thing Zara did fragrance-wise in ages.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Commodity Nectar
    Elizabeth & James Nirvana French Grey
    John Varvatos Artisan and Artisan Pure
    Zara x Jo Malone Vetiver Pamplemousse
    Clinique Happy
    Geurlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne
    Commodity...
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