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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

    Yatagan Day!!! :) :) :)

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th July, 2018

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    To all my Stateside BN friends and to all those around the globe who wish to celebrate, Happy US Independence Day!!! Enjoy your time, stay safe, and be fragrant! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st July, 2018

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    Re: Scent Bar - Los Angeles

    Well, I am a Chicagoan, but I have bought from Luckyscent (samples and full purchase) on a few occasions. For #1, I will say, I have a short list of scents I want to try, but won't discuss, just...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th June, 2018

    Happy Wednesday, all!!! :)

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th June, 2018

    Weird weather day. Rainy....then sun....then rain again. A little TdH. :)

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th June, 2018

    First full wearing. Found me some all-weather class, I believe! :)

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    Happy Monday!
  8. Re: Most female compliment you have recived /Designer

    Yes, this IS good advice!

    I discovered Basenotes after wearing fragrances for over twenty years. And since then, I HAVE learned quite a bit. Take your time. Discover new and different scents. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th June, 2018

    Happy Sunday, all!!! :)

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    Re: Lolita Lempicka Homme new fragrance!

    I hope that if it IS a recreation of Au Masculin, it stays true to form. I realize Au Masculin is a bit tough to find now, but I miss the way it delivered that trademark anise/vanilla accord. I...
  11. Re: Most female compliment you have recived /Designer

    I have received compliments from the ladies while wearing the following scents:

    Lanvin L'Homme
    Rive Gauche PH (vintage)
    Sung Homme
    Polo Double Black
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Polo (original,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

    Out meeting up with old friends. Interesting.....Memoir Man comes in a black bottle, but I find the scent so 'green'! :)

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

    Happy Saturday, all!!! :)

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    Perfect for the weekend!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd June, 2018

    First full wearing for this one. I just had to, as the weather around here was inviting, and my mention of it in the Quorum/Belcam Polo thread. Just starting off, and really great! :)

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st June, 2018

    Actually going out for a bit. Despite being known as a "copy", this scent does awesome all on its own....

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    Good stuff, fellas! :)
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    Re: Amouage next buy

    Maxaroma's sale is still going, until the end of today, I believe. Not sure if you want to pull the trigger now, though......
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Someone earlier in the thread mentioned Tauer's Incense Rose. I tried this a little bit the other night. I can say, I like the rose here, but I like that it shares the spotlight with the incense. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st June, 2018

    As I mentioned, going with Lagerfeld "Classic" today. It is a later version, and based on the thread, due to it being the 4.2 ounce (125 mL), I guess it is the Coty release...? Ah well....I'll post...
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    Re: Amouage next buy

    DOINK!!!!

    MY interest has been piqued!

    Pretty good thread though. Is the OP still around?
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    Re: Almost a Clone of Vintage Quorum !!!

    Ah yes....Floris. I have picked up a good many additions to my collection, I sometimes forget. I did get a bottle of Elite and a bottle of No 89. They both perform very well, but IMHO, Elite is a...
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    Re: Almost a Clone of Vintage Quorum !!!

    I have had pretty good longevity from the likes of Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet and LP No. 9. I'm actually looking forward to wearing Eucris in the cooler weather.

    FWIW, I remember getting a...
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    Re: Opinions on current Lagerfeld Classic?

    I have a later incarnation. It is from a 4.2 oz. (125 mL) bottle. Not sure which that is.

    It's murky out here today, so I will wear it and report back.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2012 blind buy worthy?

    Side question:

    How does one discern the 2017 version of DHS from the 2012? I looked at pics, and the packaging and bottle look the same. Can anyone offer some insight?
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    Re: Thoughts on new(ish) fragrance houses

    ArnaudBoson Mentioned it within earlier posts.

    I have heard excellent impressions from Rhinoceros, Beaver, and Civet. Would like to try these.....
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    Re: Almost a Clone of Vintage Quorum !!!

    Red,

    I find CM's take on Polo (replica) to be close enough to vintage Polo to leave me satisfied! I have had NO luck grabbing a Cosmair-era bottle for a reasonable (to me) price, so to MY...
  26. Re: Thoughts and your exprience with these perfumes

    Oh, sorry....best Gucci fragrance experience for me? Ehhh....you're not going to like it, as both have been long discontinued:

    Gucci Pour Homme I (brown juice): Incredibly brash woodsy scent. ...
  27. Re: Thoughts and your exprience with these perfumes

    Of the ones you have listed.....

    4. Dior Homme Intense: An outstanding floral with a woody drydown on me. Incredible longevity....I get about 9 hours of life with about 3 hours of projection,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

    Another one I have not experienced for a while! Now that the temps are more reasonable, this should be a good day for Ms. Malone's 154. :)

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    Happy Hump Day, all!!!!
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Of all rose scents I have tried, my ideas and opinions......

    L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses: Comes in a rose, patchouli, and plum, but not necessarily in that order. Nice in cooler weather,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th June, 2018

    Wow!!! I had the original some 20 or so years ago. Nice!!! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th June, 2018

    From a sample......Never had a chance to try it before, so we'll see what's up......

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    Re: Trip to new york

    This question goes out to hednic....(Hehehe...I feel like I'm calling in on a radio program! :) )

    I understand you are familiar with NYC.....is there an area where there are shops that...
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    Re: Funny, not so funny, story

    It is a crazy story. but ya' know....who doesn't love a happy ending? :D

    Congrats to your son and daughter-in-law, and to the happy parents!
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Just happened upon a bottle of Pi Extreme by Givenchy. Earyl fall shopping, I guess? VERY early, LOL! Ah no matter.....like the original, a definite cool weather scent for me. Unlike the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th June, 2018

    Need this one today! Sharing a house with MattJP.

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    Happy Monday, all!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th June, 2018

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    Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. :)
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    Re: 2 Best date fragrances you would reccomend

    www.basenotes.net/ID26122565.html
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    Re: 2 Best date fragrances you would reccomend

    For me, this means about 6.5 hours of enjoying the scent on my own.
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    Re: 2 Best date fragrances you would reccomend

    Get Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for Men. An outstanding take on Aventus

    I was going to say Suavage by Dior and Bleu de Chanel (any concentration)
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    Re: The very first male gourmand???

    Now, my understanding of classifying a scent as a 'gourmand' is that it has discernible notes of food or beverage items. Some may argue that cinnamon may be edible (in pastries, as a garnish for...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th June, 2018

    A full wearing for this one from a sample. Is it bottle worthy? This 92 degree F day will tell...... :)

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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance

    Yes, Redneck Perfumisto is correct....Lauder for Men. If it happens to be the earlier incarnation (pre-2000, IIRC), the cap would be gold colored.

    And yes an excellent chypre fragrance. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th June, 2018

    Happy Friday, folks!!! :)
    Gonna be a biiit toasty here in the Windy City, so I'm going with a warm-weather stand-by......

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    Be well!!!! :)
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    Re: Seeking a summer scent with longevity

    My favorite summer scents with tenacity include:

    Lanvin L'Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Azzaro Pour Homme
  45. Re: One month to go for YATAGAN DAY!

    Bavard,

    I don't think Yatagan is a date night fragrance. to me, it's more of a "chilling in the man-cave, drinking coffee while listening to Allen Holdsworth albums" fragrance. :D
  46. Re: One month to go for YATAGAN DAY!

    ILikePeeps,

    I'll sync Balenciaga Pour Homme with ya'! Let's figure out a day and go! :D
  47. Re: One month to go for YATAGAN DAY!

    I just got some Balenciaga Pour Homme. Nice stuff. Might need to get some more while it's still available. :)
  48. Re: One month to go for YATAGAN DAY!

    I'm in! Got my bottle ready. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th June, 2018

    Been a long time since last wearing this one. Despite its true oriental scent characteristics, I find this one an easy all-seasons wear. :)

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    Have a great day, people!!! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th June, 2018

    Been a while for this one! :)

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    Happy Wednesday, all!!! :)
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    Re: Azzaro Onyx / Silver Black, Is it good ?

    I'm +1-ing Jaime here, Azzaro PH is excellent, even in its latest iteration....a solid scent!

    Onyx/Silver Black did not agree with me when introduced some 12 or so years ago. I recently got some...
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    Re: In need of new fragrance

    Agreed. Also, as crazy as this may sound, make sure your body is hydrated well enough. If you happen to consume a lot of caffeine or sugar, and not enough water, your skin may begin absorbing the...
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    Re: What's a Good Blind Buy You've Made Recently?

    Oh boy. Guess who's curiosity just got piqued!!!

    *hides checkbook*

    :)
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    *From a sample*

    Trying a bit of Paco Rabanne One Million Prive. IMHO, this scent needs two things:

    1. Cool weather (I really can't consider wearing this when the temp is over 70 deg F)
    2. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th June, 2018

    Day 2 of Finals. Keeping it congenial.......

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    Happy Tuesday, all!!! :)
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    Re: What's a Good Blind Buy You've Made Recently?

    L'Anarchiste - Caron (I MAY have once sniffed it, but I CANNOT remember...so adding it in the list...)

    Eau Fresh by Bogart (Based on something written in a recent thread on classic fougeres. ...
  57. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    Red,

    My step-brother moved here to the States from Poland in early fall '95. By Christmas, he had gotten two scents: Polo Sport (blue, sport-water-bottle flacon), and Hugo (canteen flacon). I,...
  58. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    For me.....the WINNER (aaaand my SOTD, LOL!)

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    First runner-up!

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    Second runner-up!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th June, 2018

    Wow! Hedinc wearing something new and exciting, staticX wearing one of my faves (and first niche scent I was smitten with!), speckmann0706 wearing a modern classic! And me? Heh, I am playing it...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Validate our inquiries in color

    KRSWA
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    Re: Highest performing 'fresh' aquatic?

    Another vote for AdG Profumo. The standard AdG is good as is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, but with those two, go easy on the triggers. In many cases with those two, a little really does go a long way.
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    Re: First impression, fake Creed Aventus?

    You mentioned that this was bought off of Notino, so I can't help but conclude you are not in the USA, correct? So, my understanding from what I have read is that some distributors in certain parts...
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    Re: Best fresh, inoffensive 'blue' scent?

    Fresh + Inoffensive + Blue = Polo Blue.

    :)
  64. Thread: Caron vs SD

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    Re: Caron vs SD

    These two scents are worlds apart, IMHO. Salvador Dali Pour Homme (I assume you are speaking of the bulb-like bottle with the 'lips' cap) is a dark, rich, mossy creation so indicative of the era it...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th June, 2018

    Happy Sunday, all!!!! :)

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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Tabarome Millesime or Vintage Tabarome? They're quite different, IMHO, but I would like to read your take. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th June, 2018

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    Re: Habit rouge vs Héritage

    I've got Heritage EdT and Habit Rouge EdT. I have experienced Habit Rouge EdP, but not Heritage EdP. Both scents are wonderful in their own right, but are different, to be sure. Habit Rouge, to my...
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    Re: What am i missing from this collection

    Very nice collection! I will agree with freewheelingvagabond and add in, yes, some florals....consider:

    Hamman Bouquet by Penhaligons
    Kenzo Power (tough to find, but it is out there)
    Voleur de...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th June, 2018

    The current front-runner in the "Dumb Reach Sweepstakes"...... :)

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    Happy Friday, All!!!!

    :)
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    Re: Best Cheap Yet Classy Male Perfumes

    You double-dipped CK One Shock.

    :D :D :D :D :D


    Still.....excellent list!
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    Re: Best Cheap Yet Classy Male Perfumes

    This is true! Good scent, my only quibble is that the top notes (citrus) have lost some 'oomph'. But still great.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th June, 2018

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    Happy Friday Eve, all!!! :)
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    Re: What is my (small) collection missing?

    I'm a fan of aromatic fougere's, so I noticed they are not well represented in your collection. My suggestion is to try out:

    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978) (Technically, a more classic fougere, it...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Longevity issues???

    OK all, Just letting the populous know....Terre d'Hermes was applied at 5:45 a.m., and GONE by 9:35 a.m.

    How sad...... :p
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th June, 2018

    So my old TdH thread lives on with vibrant discussion....sweet! And like I said, making it my SOTD, see what's up here. :)

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    Happy Wednesday, all!!! :)
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Speckmann,

    You are just north of me, as I am in Chi-Town. When Pi came out around 99 or 2000, I got a sample from a purchase. I wore it on a June day, about 80 degrees....uhhh, nope! Waaay to...
  78. Re: Which fragrance for office? Versace Pour Homme VS Armaf club de nuit VS Burberry London

    I agree with freewheelingvagabond, and I will add....

    Bleue D'Issey
    Cartier Roadster
    Eau de Cartier Concentree

    And yes, I feel Burberry London is just waaay too much for the summer heat, IMHO.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Longevity issues???

    Your father is more fortunate than I am. Some scents last beautifully on me; some, like certain Guerlains and Carons, evolve wonderfully. Others.....errr, I get top-notes from here to eternity (no...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Longevity issues???

    Tell you all what: I will wear some tomorrow at start of day. I will make it my SOTD, and share my thoughts. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018

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    :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th June, 2018

    Gonna stay warm around here. Got a good scent for that! :)

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    And yes, latest incarnation. Because I want to see (smell) what's up.

    Happy Monday, everyone!!! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd June, 2018

    Feeling nostalgic for some reason, so I'm visiting an old friend. We met in the early 90's (Spring of '94, IIRC...), so catching up with a 'love-at-first-whiff'...... :)

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  84. Re: Creed Aventus smells different, or just me? (NOT a batch variation thread)

    Having a scent react differently on your skin through multiple wearings is a real possibility. I've actually experienced this with Habit Rouge EdT and with Passage d'Enfer. But regarding Aventus, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd June, 2018

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    Happy Sunday, All!!! :)
  86. Re: Obligatory "I'm going on holiday, what scent shall i take" Thread

    How about.......

    Creed Himalaya
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
    Cartier Roadster

    I'll "+1" all sugg's of Mugler Cologne, AdP Essenza, Dior Homme Cologne, and Azzaro PH.

    Enjoy your break! ...
  87. Re: New AMOUAGE duo: Imitation Man and Imitation Woman

    Oh boy!!!! Another Amouage scent to tug at my purse-strings?!?!

    LOL!!!

    :)
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    My Aunt Norma yells acrimoniously.

    JURTS
  89. Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla-incense not smoky

    I'm in agreement on L'Occitane's Eau des Bavx, great stuff! I really don't get a lot of incense, more of a tobacco-like resonance from the woods.

    Also, no incense, but the aforementioned...
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    So, when OS came out, I happened by Neiman Marcus to check it out. It is quite sweet, but unfortunately develops poorly on my skin: turns kind of sour. Incidentally, I did try Mont Blanc's...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Billy's levitation only aggravated Theodore.

    ADART
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st June, 2018

    Got home, needed a refresher and decided on a change-up. Kouros Day was fun, but I had this and never gave it a proper wearing. So, chilling at home, enjoying......

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    :D
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st June, 2018

    There's a thing going on here......... :)

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    Have a great Friday, all!!!
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    Re: Most worn May '18

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    Armani Eau pour Homme by Giorgio Armani 2 wears
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    Zino Davidoff by Davidoff 1 wears
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    Dunhill for Men by Dunhill 1 wears
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    Bogart by Jacques Bogart 1 wears
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    Halston Z-14 by Halston 1...
  96. Re: Best two or three fragrances from this list ?

    Encre Noire
    Yatagan
    Versace L'Homme
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    Re: Current Aramis Tuscany = weak??

    So here I am, nine hours into my wearing of Tuscany. And.....except for a trace on my shirt, this scent is gone like a train. Too bad. And I'd swear, back in the late 80's, this juice had some...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Are you fellas ready???? Ready to paint this town white?!?!?!?!

    :D :D :D :D :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st May, 2018

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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm in for Friday. :)

    So for today, tomorrow, Friday, it will be Azzaro Pour Homme, Tuscany, and Kouros.

    Classic! :D
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