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  1. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    MI smells better... I've actually received negative feedback on VIW, and I don't like it. smells too much like suntan lotion
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    Re: Pure Malt for $63 on Amazon - Grabbed 2

    Gotta love fragrancenet marketing. Mark up the price, and permanently give a 20% discount code, and watch people buy stuff like they are going out of fashion.

    And, PM has been that price via...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Edtion blanche?

    I like both. They are really different and the opinion is just going to be split and of no help whatsoever to you until you go test them, which is easy since both are in every sephora and department...
  4. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    I think with average spray amount (3~5 spray), 100ml should last about a year.

    Amazon discounted prices

    Gucci Pour Homme II - 100ml - $50
    Versace Pour Homme - 200ml - $60
    Rochas Man - 100ml...
  5. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    I don't really like it. PM and PH are much better IMO. I can't get with the chili paste smell. Its not as bad as pure leather though.
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    Re: Fragrance competition

    I made a 64 fragrance, marchmadness style bracket earlier this year.

    bracket:
    http://betterbracketmaker.com/#!/a0f44484cd415

    voting threads and results:
    Round 1:...
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    Poll: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    I know this is a touchy subject so no need to be specific, I did set a up a poll... but be honest. I'm just curious.

    Personally, my collection is very small. I have a lot of decants, but I have...
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    Re: Buying pholosophy

    I don't buy backups... I use 3 sprays a day so I have enough to last me a while... I can't even imagine using a full bottle, and still love it so much I'd rather get ANOTHER bottle of that than try a...
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    Re: My core 6 frags

    Three warm season three cold season for me.

    Gucci pour homme ii
    Voyage de hermes
    Bleu de chanel
    Bleaker street
    Pure malt
    Dior homme intense
  10. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    Well, only sniffed like six of them but so far, bleaker street. I would probably take this over most creeds if I had to pick,
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Lhumaniste
    Memoir man
    Dior homme intense
    Pure malt
    Gucci pour homme ii
    Bleeker street

    I'd be happy to trade my collection to have these bottles.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Montblanc Legend?

    I've had other people ask if I was wearing Abercrombie or curve, and said I smelled like a frat house.

    Smell is nice. But I don't ever wear it due to this association.
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    Re: Rank These 3 Aquatics

    I prefer versace pour homme over eau fraiche. I feel like fraiche is a little heavier than pour homme. For extreme heat, I feel like pour homme is a lot more refreshing.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    The last wedding I went had dress code: formal, black tie, iris notes required in fragrance,

    Seriously... Who cares... No one is gonna say, your under-scented. You need a more formal scent for...
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    Re: Spicebomb smells EXACTLY like ......

    Not sure how I feel about the ops decision to include two sunglasses, and a crumpled sticky note all thrown up top of an Abercrombie shirt in the photo. :s

    I usually don't call people out on...
  16. Re: colognes similar to light blue, bleu de chanel, acqui de gio?

    Polo blue should be right up your alley
    Lacoste style and play
    Love and luck
    Sean john unforgivable
    Issey miyake

    All clean, fresh, citrusy, aquatic scents.
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    how much do you wear per year

    Wtf... 1ml is like 8-10 sprays

    I use probably 3 spray a day, so about 1000 sprays a year.

    Less than 100ml a year.

    Those using 500ml or more? You use it to cook or what? That's like 20...
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    Re: Year round night scent? or seasonal?

    La nuit d'lhomme is a great all-year night scent imo. and a huge compliment getter.
  19. How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I hear people say things like "Oh I smell AdG on everyone... "

    but I almost never smell any cologne on men, especially during the day. Though, I did wear Mont Blanc legend the other day and few of...
  20. Re: Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    its nice but I don't think you can compare it to true aquatics like CKone, Versace PH or AdG. Its citrusy because of the grapefruit and the drydown is not at all aquatic. Thats why its much more...
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    Re: Ferre Bergamotto Marino

    my first impression is AIRY. smells like clean ocean air.

    I personally think its a very good, and unique casual scent. It has the feeling of all the citrusy, melony, aquatic scents, but the...
  22. Thread: Any truth?

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    Re: Any truth?

    I think you are thinking of Sean John Unforgivable. or Ed Hardy Love and Luck.
  23. Re: Your Designer Collection Disappears: How would you rebuild it?

    All year versatile scent:
    Gucci Pour Homme II: Wear any time, comfort scent, works for all occasion.
    Warm weather day scent:
    Bleu de Chanel: Probably also a all year vesatile scent. This and...
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    Anything woody will smell old for guys in early...

    Anything woody will smell old for guys in early early twenties. Partly because no one this age will wear something like that. Most guys this will wear fresh aquatics and that's what most girls smell,...
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    Signature - Gucci pour homme ii Work - green...

    Signature - Gucci pour homme ii
    Work - green Irish tweed
    Night out - pure malt
    Combat - dhi
    Daring - Fahrenheit 32
    Upper class - tdh
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    Sticky: Recently... And these are not unsolicited but...

    Recently... And these are not unsolicited but from friends who know I wear a lot of fragrances.

    Bleeker street, mi, allure homme, and bleu. Though, one girl disliked allure and bleu... And another...
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    Gucci pour homme ii. It's probably one of the few...

    Gucci pour homme ii. It's probably one of the few designers that make me go wow.

    That and d&g the one, ysl la nuit, pure malt, and dhi.
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    Very similar to Abercrombie fierce and mont blanc

    Very similar to Abercrombie fierce and mont blanc
  29. Ahs Cool water Voyage Gph ii Aqua Git...

    Ahs
    Cool water
    Voyage
    Gph ii
    Aqua
    Git
    Roadster

    These should cover all your bases.
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    Poll: Can't go wrong with fresh aquatics. Don't listen...

    Can't go wrong with fresh aquatics. Don't listen to elitist haters. Everyone loves aquatics and it feels great in the summer.

    Like Versace ph, Bulgari aqua, adg, d&g light blue, etc
  31. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    finally got Wall Street sample from HAllen... very good summery scent. I did 4 sprays and it doesn't seem to be getting away from me that much. Could be a nose fatigue thing. The scent is pretty...
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    I think Burberry London smells much like Forest

    I think Burberry London smells much like Forest
  33. There is a difference between how collector and...

    There is a difference between how collector and average person view fragrance. Most people don't care to smell different everyday, so two or three is more than enough.

    To them, fragrances are...
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    My two scents For really warm days I like...

    My two scents

    For really warm days I like really fresh and aquatics, nothing too sweet.

    SMW
    MI
    Bleeker street
    Un Hardin sur le nil
    Aqua di gio
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    Encre noire is not $4 because you bought the...

    Encre noire is not $4 because you bought the groupon right? And if I recall correctly, that's $20 dollars?

    if you use the groupon on a purchase, you are saving $20 flat rate.

    20% off anything...
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    One of the best designers in my collection for...

    One of the best designers in my collection for sure. Great if worn on the right occasion. And god forbid, no overspray. It's intense already! Too much can be cloying IMO.
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    People with such refined and seasoned nose like...

    People with such refined and seasoned nose like yourself can't possibly be impressed with a lowly aquatic that us mortals and 99% of the world also like.
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    Anything but viw IMO It's the only one that I...

    Anything but viw IMO

    It's the only one that I don't like much, and my friends also don't like. I might need to give it a few more wears.
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    I think it's quite unique for a citrusy...

    I think it's quite unique for a citrusy fragrance.

    People seem to think anything that's popular cant be unique. The smokiness of the fruity top almost reminds a little of aventus. I personally...
  40. I like to talk to cute sa about perfume. Where I...

    I like to talk to cute sa about perfume. Where I live, small Midwestern town, I doubt there are many male customers who know about perfumes.

    The ones I've talked to have been very nice and not...
  41. Poll: Though I also don't like oud... Smells like vomit...

    Though I also don't like oud... Smells like vomit a little.
  42. To me, masculine for sure. Pleasant with a hint...

    To me, masculine for sure. Pleasant with a hint of sophistication.

    People's opinion of this is interesting and as any fragrance that is super popular, it is very polarizing,

    When It first came...
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    If there is one that I grab more often than...

    If there is one that I grab more often than others on an average working day, it will have to be aventus. But since I'm still in an accumulation phase, this may change. I think my newly acquired bleu...
  44. Poll: You can get amen now for $50 I think. There is...

    You can get amen now for $50 I think. There is something off putting about 24gold that I don't like. I love pure malt and amen so I don't hate gourmands.
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    This conversation comes up every now and then. ...

    This conversation comes up every now and then.

    Basically, putting on a lot of cologne is forcing a sense onto other people and they have no choice to avoid it. You wouldn't walk around with your...
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    Sticky: Friend of me smelled la nuit on me other day. ...

    Friend of me smelled la nuit on me other day.

    She said of all the scents she has smelled on me, and I regularly ask her, this is her favorite.

    Some other ones she smelled? Dhi, mi, aventus,...
  47. Poll: Wore it a few times, didnt like it, had a bad...

    Wore it a few times, didnt like it, had a bad experience of getting hit in the face with it during the day by some dude that prolly sprayed eight sprays... Swapped it.

    I'll take dhi over it any...
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    In the end though, who cares really? You can be a...

    In the end though, who cares really? You can be a perfume snob, without being a snobby person in general. Don't know if that make sense.
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    MI or SMW are greaf

    MI or SMW are greaf
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    Always have a soft spot for this one being my...

    Always have a soft spot for this one being my first cologne ever. When i had it, I loved.
  51. Smw Mi Lacoste essential Though I think most...

    Smw
    Mi
    Lacoste essential

    Though I think most stuff with one to two sprays smell ok to the average person.

    Ten sprays of anything won't smell that great IMO.
  52. I like Lacoste essential a lot actually and I...

    I like Lacoste essential a lot actually and I know it's not a fav.
  53. Aventus is great. Git smells too much like...

    Aventus is great.

    Git smells too much like cool water and its nothing too special IMO
  54. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    sent ya a PM HAllen :)
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    Re: What is in your collection

    and I thought there would be more decant/split heavier BNers around, I guess I was wrong
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    What is in your collection

    Not talking about specific fragrances but rather, the ratio of bottles to decants.

    I'm a student. I can't afford many bottles. But I like to smell different things. So I'd rather spend $40 on 3...
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    Well a lot of light citrusy aquatics are similar...

    Well a lot of light citrusy aquatics are similar to some extent. I never smelled voyage but chrome is very similar to ck one that's for sure
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    Old School "Powerhouse" Scent

    Ive heard several scents being described as old school powerhouse scents. usually targeted towards mature audience. it could be actually from the 80s or a scent that has the "characteristics" of a...
  59. Harsh and sharp are not really objective...

    Harsh and sharp are not really objective descriptors. Harsh to one person may not be to another.

    Bottom line, dhi is best after it settles a little. The opening is not my fav, but the dry down + 8...
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    I like several fresh aquatics. There is a reason...

    I like several fresh aquatics. There is a reason why it's popular among masses, it's pleasing to the nose.

    Ck one
    Adg
    Leau dissey

    And just because a lot of them smell similar, doesn't mean I...
  61. Hmmm Interesting question. I think plat...

    Hmmm

    Interesting question.

    I think plat egoist is a good one.

    Aventus definitely. GIT. Mi.

    Dolce gabbana the one, and pour homme also come to mind.
  62. I would just get the best selling fragrance in...

    I would just get the best selling fragrance in the history. Aqua di gio. And go from there.


    The best advice is to go to a dept store, and smell as many frags as possible. Make your first...
  63. Honestly it's so subjective Clean, fresh will...

    Honestly it's so subjective

    Clean, fresh will be pleasing to most but not amazing either.

    I saw someone say plat egoist is not good and yet I've gotten compliments from females from that.
    ...
  64. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    eau deulle!
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    my problem is when people attack the OP PERSONALLY for having a strong opinion on a little bottle of juice. like how dare he spread false rumors and facetious verbal assault on the beloved Encre...
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    Bad mouthing? Op gave an honest and quite...

    Bad mouthing? Op gave an honest and quite entertaining "opinion" on the fragrance. You can disagree or agree.

    If someone spent fine paragraphs praising a universally hated fragrance in the...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Yes it reminds of black ink.

    As a child, I use to write with an ink pen and thats the smell I get.

    I don't like it one bit. I've worn it several times and can't get my self to accept it or...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    in short, women love this stuff. I've had a female friend of mine smell aventus, MI, pure malt, and neither of the three elicited the response that DHI did.

    DHI is a very safe lady killer IMO....
  69. Poll: Re: Second Summer Fragrance, Terre D'Hermes vs Allure Homme Sport

    honestly TdH is NOT a summer fragrance, nor is it a 21 year old fragrance. though, if you like it, it may be fine. But still not great for summer. I see it as a 3 season fragrance. Summer night is a...
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    Fragrance for business conference

    Hi all

    going to be at a professional conference for 3 days in Houston. 70~80 degrees sunny weather. Primarily inside. Lots of people around, will be in close proximity with others, moving a lot,...
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    First full bottle of niche

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to get my first full bottle (75ML+) of a niche.

    It will be my first full bottle of niche. While I have sampled and purchased a number of decants, I don't have any full...
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    Re: 'Soapy' and 'Clean'

    I think soapy scents can easily be described as clean.

    but clean scents are not always soapy. it can be clean/green, clean citrisy, clean aquatic, etc.

    like I think Prada Infusion is soapy, and...
  73. Re: Have You Ever Dumped A Fragrance Then Re-Purchased It ?

    well,

    I swapped my Fahrenheit because I wasn't in love with it and really wanted DHI at the time. The later on, I got a good deal on Fahrenheit so I bought it again
  74. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    one of my favorite smells. top to bottom non-stop.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    hmmm unexpected but got a compliment from a close friend who knows I wear a lot of different colognes.

    today: Platinum Egoist. And that was like 6 hours into the day. Last scent she complimented...
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    32 is not sweet... Or at least not in a gourmand...

    32 is not sweet... Or at least not in a gourmand kind of way like amen.

    It's very nice, soft, fresh and a little floral.

    I like it more than original. Haven't tried the other flankers tho.
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    If you want an opinion on the ones you listed, I...

    If you want an opinion on the ones you listed, I think l'homme is perfect. Versatile, all year, day and night, inoffensive, and I think for someone that just want one scent to wear from time to time,...
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    Bump for those that missed the results... Pure...

    Bump for those that missed the results... Pure malt ftw.
  79. I actually was wondering the same thing since...

    I actually was wondering the same thing since they are two of my favorite designer fragrances.

    I am curious as to see what other fragrances share similar scents.

    My thoughts are that the two...
  80. Re: How many truly 'Great' Designer scents do you think there are?

    wow, never thought I'd see the words "criteria problem" outside of my work... are you a psychometrician or something? :P
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    Re: Fragrance Madness - RESULTS

    was definitely a close one
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    Fragrance Madness - RESULTS

    Results are in for the finals between L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme vs Pure Malt.

    **drumrollll*

    Longevity: LIDGE
    Projection: Pure Malt
    Scent: Pure Malt
    Compliments: Pure Malt
    Overall...
  83. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    mmmmmmmmm seven
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    D&G the one Issey miyake Aventus Mi Gph ii...

    D&G the one
    Issey miyake
    Aventus
    Mi
    Gph ii
    Gold 24
    La nuit
    Dhi
    Burberry London
    Plat egoist
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    Bizzzzzumpp

    Bizzzzzumpp
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    Fragrance Madness - FINALS!!!

    Its here!!!

    Top seed LIDGE faced the toughest opponent yet in TdH. The two were tied at multiple times during the day but LIDGE finished strong and won with a final score of 26 to 21.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance Madness Voting - FINAL FOUR

    bump for the night. finals tomorrow!
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    Re: Fragrance Madness Voting - FINAL FOUR

    lol kimo is on a roll
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    Fragrance Madness Voting - FINAL FOUR

    Final FOUR time!

    Updated Bracket: http://betterbracketmaker.com/#!/a0f44484cd415

    DHI taken down by TdH in the elite 8 by 2 votes. Lets see how TdH does against LIDGE this round.

    Vote here!...
  90. Monte blanc individual has received a lot of...

    Monte blanc individual has received a lot of praise for being similar, or even better, thn creed original Santal. Mip on the other hand is a very nice, safe scent. Though many will say its on the...
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    I am in college and during the day, I definitely...

    I am in college and during the day, I definitely smell a lot more girls wearing perfume than guys. And in my peer circle the girls that wear it are wearing like Victoria secret or Abercrombie Fitch...
  92. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    swipes TdH :) one more crossed from my try-list
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    Re: I'm really warming up to L'Homme Libre!

    When I first sniffed L'homme, Nuit and Libre all at the same time at Sephora, I actually liked Libre's opening the most. I now own la nuit and its one of my favorites but I really need to go back and...
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    When I smell cologne on someone thats faint, I think "oh thats a nice scent", and it creates an intrigue for me to get closer to get a better smell. To me, thats the perfect effect I want to have on...
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    I think it also depends on your goal.

    some people want anyone in the same room to smell them.

    I, on the other hand, prefer anyone outside of 4 feet to not get whiffs of my scent. anyone under...
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    yea, I'm always a little self-conscious about my cologne usage.

    my standard is 2-3 sprays. I don't spray my wrists anymore because I wash my hands. So its usually 1 to chest. 2 to neck. either...
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    I think gph ii matches all your criteria. Maybe...

    I think gph ii matches all your criteria. Maybe it's not as affordable as l'homme but its not that much more expensive.

    Also, I don't think anyone mentioned dolce and gabbana pour homme. It's...
  98. Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I guess here is a followup question.

    Are the flanker more versatile to wear?

    I pretty much reserve A*Men to going out to the bar or club. I think its too much to wear during the day to...
  99. If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I absolutely love A*Men, and I don't even hate the tar note (which only lasts like 20 minutes or so for me). But I've heard such better things about Pure Havane and Pure Malt that I think it may be...
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    Re: Fragrance Madness - ELITE 8

    mid-day bump :)
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