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  1. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    As soon as they discover they're fakes, they raise hell with the vendor and usually PayPal (as the fakes I hear about are often from eBay).
    I can't imagine a person, having paid for an authentic...
  2. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Presenting a question in an "intelligent fashion" negates the merit - or lack thereof - of the question itself? I disagree.

    I once worked with a girl that served Peter Garrett (he came in to our...
  3. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    C'mon man, don't act hurt and lash out.

    You asked a question that was destined to get facetious responses, no doubt knowing that questions like this have been asked in the past, and used as an...
  4. Re: Fake and Counterfeits VS Cheap Copies/Alternatives

    Haha I'll confess to muttering "Jesus Christ" when I read the post.

    One issue (of many), OP - how would we be able to measure counterfeit fragrances? It's not like every single counterfeit is the...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    Were your frags in the cylindrical bottles?

    If so, then you likely got the earlier bottles/juices, meaning the cap and neck around your atomiser would be a matte grey, while the atomiser pump...
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    My pleasure, mate. I'm keen to see if Josh uses the new packaging for all his new releases (I think I remember reading that he was planning all new packaging for his frags, but that was some time...
  7. Re: palermo perfumes tomford tobacco vanille vs real tomford tobacco vanille

    That makes sense, as many people compare CNH to X.

    I'm tempted by NdN and TL to go with the TV I bought a year or so ago.
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    Re: Question about Slumberhouse packaging

    That's usual for the extraits.

    Josh has gone through a number of different types of packaging over the years, but the fairly recent extraits in the cylindrical bottles with the glass beads...
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    I wonder how good the scotch is, and if they're going to release it in more reasonably-priced packaging.
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    That's what surprised me, too; even more than the price it was the weight and the volume of the damn thing that shocked me.

    It's definitely crossed over into impractical territory.
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    True - I was at the local IGA (minimart) yesterday after work, and I passed by two guys in their late 20s or early 30s, and although the fragrances they were wearing could just be told apart, they...
  12. Re: New Fragrance: Ferrari Cedar Essence - Ferrari

    Oh they are - I smelled Scuderia and Light Essence (not part of the Essence range, despite the name) after I smelled Essence Oud and they were indeed quite crappy by comparison.

    Ferrari Uomo isn't...
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    Re: Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition..

    Exactly. Lalique is not primarily a perfume house - they make incredible pieces out of crystal.

    The fact that they make some terrific fragrances that are very well packaged and are (crystal flacon...
  14. Re: New Fragrance: Ferrari Cedar Essence - Ferrari

    C'arn T - you've been on these fora for a while, you have to have realised that Ferrari's doing an exclusifs-style range of frags that are a vast improvement on their stock standard releases.

    They...
  15. Re: I need to explore Histoires de Parfums a lot more

    I'm not so convinced that this house is overrated, like some other posters have stated.

    Certainly, a couple of their scents (Ambre 114, 1740) get a lot of publicity, and I don't find them worthy...
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    Re: Boss #1 - #6

    Haha cheers, mate.



    Tony's right in saying that there's no such thing as 2-5. I just put the numbers in to say those are what they would be if you had to assign numbers to them.

    There is,...
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    Re: Boss #1 - #6

    2 - Boss Sport
    3 - Boss Spirit
    4 - Boss Elements
    5 - Hugo? Boss Elements Aqua? I'd probably say Elements Aqua as it commences with the word 'Boss'.

    That would be my guess, and Boss In Motion...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Nope, I've bought 38 bottles and a 50mL decant of Norma Kamali Incense in the last month alone, and my teeth are falling out, I'm losing my home, and I can't afford a meal (which would obviously need...
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    Re: Best leather?

    These are the six best, leathers/suedes for mine, and I've tried almost every one mentioned so far.

    It's particularly nice to see Cuir Mauresque get a mention; it gets overshadowed by a lot of the...
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    Re: Wild Card Secret Weapon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOJYBYwOhA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Jump on the Pd'E website and buy the sample set.

    They:

    - are sprays, not dab vials (which I don't like, and I know you feel the same way, Tony),
    - have a good amount of juice in them - the...
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    Re: Incense Oud vs Black Oud

    Ah, then disregard my comments about the harshness and strength, but keep the final preference.

    Apologies, all.
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    Re: Incense Oud vs Black Oud

    I own Black Aoud, but much prefer Incense Oud.

    In BA the aoud is very harsh and the rose isn't as pleasant as in many other fragrances of its ilk.

    I sought out Rose Oud to compare it to the...
  24. Re: Best moisturizer to use to increase projection?

    But projection??

    I can understand some people believing that lotions help with longevity on dry skin, but if a fragrance doesn't project, is there really much you can do about it?
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    Re: Joop! Homme wild...anyone try it?

    Say whaaa? Bay rum is delightfully spicy, and so very different from the sweet rums that are used in fragrances.

    That biting orange, bay and (often) clove scent makes a terrific bracing scent in...
  26. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    Welcome to wetshaving, FSU!

    Glad to see a few BNers getting into it - wetshaving was actually my gateway into fragrances, so I went the opposite direction to you.



    I think this is very...
  27. Re: De Bachmakov is so nice! SO NICE! ...but?

    Has anyone ever recommended this to you?

    24673

    :cheesy:
  28. Re: Cheaper alternative to Givenchy Gentleman Only

    International shipping is a slug (they use a flat rate + $3 per item) but if you wanted to order a few frags to dilute the cost of shipping per item, check out
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    Re: Church-like incense?

    *takes deep breath*

    Well you've got

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372148-Incense-recommendation?highlight=church+incense...
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    Re: New and in search of Brooks Brothers

    Yep.

    Cripes, just looked at FragranceX. $28.39 for the 180ml of 1818 is an insanely good deal.
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    Re: Borneo vs Ore vs Coromandel

    I own both Ore (in EDP, and the extrait is on its way) and Coromandel, with Borneo's strong patchouli turning me off a bit.

    Ore EDP > Coromandel > Borneo.

    I need to spend more time with the Ore...
  32. Re: Since I'm trying to branch out I tried Amouage, Montale, and Puredistance

    Google better. There are two versions of Jubilation - a womens and a mens.

    This is the case with the majority of Amouage EDPs.

    I'm sure you were given the mens version.
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    In that earlier post where he mentioned a refund, USAFammo9 was talking about a bottle of GPH, not this current bottle of PE that he's ordered.

    However, if the bottle he's selling in his for sale...
  34. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Mosaic by Imaginary Authors.

    It uses citrus to provide cleanliness, but the petitgrain, oakmoss and woods make the longevity terrific, and it also has a little sweetness so it's certainly not...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Cape Heartache

    Good to hear - they're two of Josh's best, in my opinion.

    My gf doesn't love either of them, unfortunately, but at least she likes Mosaic, so I guess I'll keep her (I was always going to keep the...
  36. Re: Impressions about Ferrari Essence Leather Please

    Well you had me up until you said SH were scrubbers :)

    Very good points, Bark. I can't imagine too many fragrances in all of our collections don't utilise synthetic ingredients to a fairly high...
  37. Re: Newb Trying to Sell Me Dior Homme and Aqua Fahrenheit At Retail lol

    That's pretty much the TL;DR version of my post :D
  38. Re: Newb Trying to Sell Me Dior Homme and Aqua Fahrenheit At Retail lol

    Supressing my urge to ask how this is discussing male fragrances, I see more of an issue with you dragging this whole thing into the open.
    If you had a price point in mind below which you were...
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    Sticky: Re: Received my Creed OS from fragrancenet

    There's a sticky thread for this.

    Mods, can we please move this into the "Creed - is my bottle genuine " thread?
  40. Re: Bergamotto Marino....virtually vanished off the face of the earth?!

    Sh*t - this means that the already inflated reputation will achieve legendary status for this sub-par juice.



    I don't think thehighend's post was meant to say it definitely wasn't discontinued,...
  41. Re: Impressions about Ferrari Essence Leather Please

    You tell me from where I can get a bottle shipped to Australia, and I will buy it and let you know.
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    Very hard. I was raised in a rural/regional area, and I could never have enjoyed a large fragrance collection had I not moved to a city (close enough, I live in Canberra :p) for uni. Lord knows I...
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    Re: Mens fragrance community and groupthink

    Filthy, vile juice - obviously I am not one of the 'chosen' that enjoys the smell of the Veg.
    I think urinal cake is being too kind to it, perhaps that gnarly cleaning powder that is used to cover,...
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    byandthrough - it's all very well and good for people to suggest that you "ignore what other people think" and "wear what you want" but that's ignoring the reality of some workplaces.

    Yes, we'd...
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    Re: Slumberhouse- Not Loving it

    Oh P&O is pretty damned potent in its own right - just not in the resinous way of Josh's other fragrances.
  46. Thread: Jicky 2.0

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    Re: Jicky 2.0

    Looks like an early MySpace page created by a teenager.
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    Re: Purchase Arpege pour Homme

    I bought a bottle of this a few months back and it's no powerhouse on my skin either, Cologneist.

    Fairly disappointing.

    You're right vinramani - the bottle is total naff. The cap just slides...
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    Re: Counterfeit Fragrances???

    Impossible, hed - otherwise we'd have seen a thread or two with people questioning the authenticity of their Creed fragrances :)
  49. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense, L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris EDP

    Define middle aged and up.....
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    Re: Lanolin free

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3ioqLr5341w#t=11

    I think you might mean linalool.
  51. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Hahahaha curse Basenotes and its ambiguity!
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Cape Heartache

    People - do NOT, like so many of the commenters on that blog, ignore this house based on one person's viewpoint, regardless of in how vitriolic a manner their dislike is expressed.

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

    Damn that's a steal on the Penhaligon's! Good buy, mate.
  54. Re: Puredistance M / How long would 60ml last with daily use ?

    I wouldn't be so sure about 1/2 mL per application, unless the atomiser is shooting out 1/4mL a pop - two sprays of this juice is PLENTY.

    I own the 60mL bottle and the atomiser is excellent...
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Look, mate - you started this thread to brag about your latest purchase; nobody's begrudging you for that. We're collectors, it's in our nature to share our latest acquisitions, hence why the "Today...
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    Re: strawberrynet.com -100% trustworthy?

    There is always a 20% off code running at FragranceNet that can be obtained from the site itself.
    They use cookies on their site so it's only visible to new visitors to the site, or those that have...
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    Re: strawberrynet.com -100% trustworthy?

    Yeah, but FragranceNet doesn't have Byredo, L'Occitane (expensive in Oz - $52 a bottle for you, but $70 a bottle for us), Truefitt & Hill, Mens Penhaligons or Clive Christian, to name but a few.
    ...
  58. Re: I tried Clive Christian X for men, and it smells delicious, but is too weak. Any similar perfume

    24206

    All hail Lemmiwinks, the gerbil king!
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    Re: looking for a clone of Tokyo by Kenzo

    All the more reason to load up on it online at a good price :evil:
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    Re: looking for a clone of Tokyo by Kenzo

    I think you'll be disappointed with any 'clone' of a fragrance you rate so highly that you've made it your username.

    If price is the issue, just buy a tester from here:
    ...
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    Re: Your niche favourites for...

    Haha yeah, sorry bout that, fellas :) Cheers, Dave.



    ^ This guy gets it! :D
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    Re: Lidge vs DHI

    Check out these threads - I'd imagine there are a lot more threads on this eternal comparison, but these should provide some light reading to start you off.
    ...
  63. Thread: Amouage?

    by timdoeswell
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    Re: Amouage?

    If you've tried Gold even once and not run a mile, then congratulations, you might be one of the chosen few that enjoy the smell of it.
    I don't think it's a 'try it a few times to make sure' scent -...
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    Re: Your niche favourites for...

    Gotta poke my ugly little head in here and ask:

    if you're asking people to name two fragrances each for 6 categories, isn't the idea of a signature scent defeated before we begin?
  65. Re: Just received my super cheap bottle of Ferrari Silver Essence and...

    Just bought it - thanks a tonne for the heads-up, Bark.



    Their Essence range are different - it's their version of an exclusifs range.

    The regular Ferrari range is very ordinary, but I am...
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    Re: Why do you wear cologne?

    So my enemies and their sniffer dogs can't track me as easily.
  67. Re: Just received my super cheap bottle of Ferrari Silver Essence and...

    I'm a fan of Essence Oud and am very keen to add Silver Essence, Essence Musk and Essence Leather to my collection.

    Might have to grab it.
  68. Re: In your opinion, is Versace Dreamer a scent a new 20 year old can wear today?

    Not sure how that helps a person considering a blind buy.
  69. Re: In your opinion, is Versace Dreamer a scent a new 20 year old can wear today?

    I'm one of the biggest fans of blind-buying here (and due to my location and aversion to buying samples, I'm kinda forced to be).

    Dreamer, however, is one of my biggest mistakes. It is pretty...
  70. Re: What's your most recommended "smoked fruit" frag?

    Hmm Aventus is more smoke and fruit, whereas a smoked-fruit - yes, I'm that pedantic that I think there's a difference - would be something like Coeur de Vetiver Sacre or Michael Kors for Men (and...
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    Re: Mercurial pricing of Blue Sugar

    Well have a look - it's out of stock atm at many, if not all of the online discounters (FragNet, FragX, Beauty Encounter, StrawberryNet, AllBeauty and LJ Shopping).

    You know what happens to prices...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Reviews

    Wow. Never heard anyone say BB isn't interesting. The reactions it provokes around here you'd think it was the second coming of Kouros.

    You've still not tried my favourite 3 IA frags, but I doubt...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Reviews

    Interesting, NYC, your thoughts on the fragrances - particularly Violet Disguise and L'Orchidee Terrible.

    I find the sweet florals of L'Orchidee pushes it into being the most feminine of the...
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    Re: This fragrance reminds me of...

    Oh please someone pick Fahrenheit!

    If you're looking for a comprehensive smell-alike thread, there are surely a few running around the archives.

    Decent idea for a game, though.
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    Re: FCUK Him Flanker Thread

    Well that is a surprising comparison - admittedly in both the drydowns are significantly better than the openings, but considering how putrid and plasticky I find the openings, that's not saying...
  76. Thread: Male rose

    by timdoeswell
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    Re: Male rose

    Dave - while Dirty Rose Oud Extreme is a very good fragrance, you have to be into extremely animalic fragrances.

    The rose plays second fiddle to the extremely dirty aspects of this fragrance, and...
  77. Re: Miller Harris Perfumer´s Library - thoughts?

    I've only tried 5 or so of theirs, and they are really quite good.
    Lyn Harris does nature-style scents extremely well; she primarily uses bright citruses and florals in her frags, and I don't know...
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    Get them from StrawberryNet when they have a sale.

    I picked up M/Mink and Pulp (two of my favourites, alongside Rose Noir) for 25% off, having combined their discounts (10% loyalty, the fairly...
  79. Thread: "Too Safe"

    by timdoeswell
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    Re: "Too Safe"

    I don't think there's such a thing as "too safe", the term you're looking for is "boring".

    A scent is either safe to wear in a given scenario, or it's not. As long as it's still interesting,...
  80. Re: Need poor mans TF Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille

    Agreed. I dunno why some of these other suggestions are being made - MJ Legend and Baux smell VERY different.

    Besides the Palermo imitation of Tobacco Vanille (available only to us Aussies and...
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    Re: What to wear to the opera?

    Boutonniere No. 7, natch!
  82. Re: Tonight's Smell-Test Standout: Cuir Velours

    I was late to the game and only smelled Cuir Velours early this year. I hadn't even heard of it before discovering it in the store (the owner recommended me Bois d'Ascese and I picked up CV...
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    Re: The very best of 2013

    Josh was telling me that Violet Disguise and Orchid Terrible were the his-n-hers florals he decided to do. I agree that OT would smell nice on the right woman, but it's not for me, either.
    Violet...
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    Re: Do you want to smell like a Pitbull?

    Cu-LAME!

    I believe its working title was Pitbull Man feat. generic swill

    Just wait til you hear the ladiezzz scream "Hey baby (drop it to the floor)...(and hope the bottle smashes)"
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    Re: The very best of 2013

    When I first smelled it in Josh's studio I was nonplussed. I thought it was in the vein of GFT, 4711 and Eau Sauvage (all of which I love) but without the sharp lemon.

    Josh gave me a sample...
  86. Re: VC&A Collection Extraordinaire for $99.00 USD?

    They all lean feminine, but Lys Carmin is pretty damn good, and would be my first pick. Bois d'Iris is well-regarded around here.

    I'd love to try the new Rose Velours.

    None of them have the...
  87. Re: VC&A Collection Extraordinaire for $99.00 USD?

    And they ship to Australia! Dayummm.

    Thanks a ton for the heads-up, Primrose!
  88. Re: Easy to wear vs. Hard to Wear Houses...

    I feel comfortable with every house that I own :tongue:

    You've picked two houses each at the very ends of the 'wearability' spectrum.

    Ateliers (despite their concentration) are quite light,...
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme Initial Review

    It's already been established he's sending it to me, gtsb! :laugh:
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme Initial Review

    I'll take it :)
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    Re: The very best of 2013

    Paul Kiler's Dirty Rose Oud Extreme.
    Mosaic by Imaginary Authors.
    Persian The by C&E.

    Those are my three picks for the year, although I agree that Bentley Intense far exceeded expectations.
    ...
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    Re: 1994- The best year for Male Frag's

    Well I've started to put together a spreadsheet of my frags (house, name, year, what size bottle I have and how many backups I've got).

    The years of some of them are going to be tough, as between...
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    Re: 1994- The best year for Male Frag's

    Au contraire, Tony.

    I've only ever owned Blue Jeans from your 94 list (I've bought D&G PH for my Dad as a gift, but that still only makes 2 I've bought).

    From your 96 I've only owned one as...
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    Re: 1994- The best year for Male Frag's

    Now there's an idea - assess your collections and see which year/s is/are most represented.
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    Oh....ummm...now I almost feel bad for sending that postpack of manure to Dougczar's house for his disparaging remarks about HdP.

    Almost. :undecided:
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    Re: Xmas present for husband

    If you can give us a little more information, we might be able to suggest something you both really like.

    What was it about Voyage and Essenza you disliked?
    What was it about the Herrera (I'm...
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    Ahhh sorry, I misunderstood. You're right - the golden ones are also part of the Edition Rare, and I completely forgot about them (shows the sort of impact they've had on me).

    Cold war averted.
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    GASP!

    Hedonist, bromigo, you're killing me. I've not smelled Petroleum but I'm looking forward to it. The other two are terrific.

    I thought they were released prior to 2013.

    Biggest letdown...
  99. Re: What have you bought this Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

    21%, there's just no resisting it.

    Besides a certain C&E fragrance which is alleged to be discontinued (and thus on clearance) soon, I am going to try to not buy any more frags until my birthday...
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    Re: Can You Remove a Rollerball safely?

    Depending on the casing of the rollerball (many are in soft plastic), you can usually squeeze the ball with a pair of scissors/pliers, by applying pressure to the casing below the ball, causing the...
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