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  1. For Swap: CONUS ONLY: 99.9999% Full bottle of Spicebomb Eau Fraiche

    Potentially the only bottle in the country. This is the 90ml bottle and honestly it's missing 2 sprays. It's mint, perfect with box.

    I'm in no hurry to trade this so it's gonna have to be a...
  2. The article was A+, but the real question is:...

    The article was A+, but the real question is: who's that girl? She's a cutie!
  3. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    Blind bought a bottle of Body Kouros, opened it in the parking lot, returned it within 5 minutes of purchasing it. Fastest I've ever returned anything. Ugh. Never again.
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    As of like 2 days ago, this became available at both the brick and mortar stores and I was at the Park Meadows one and they had just received it and didn't have a tester available.
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    Re: Kouros Eau de Sport

    I just got a bottle in a trade (for a 120ml brand new Aventus) and I think it's remarkable. I didn't get a little sample in the box, but it did come with the pamphlet. Mine is from 1986 also. So...
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    The mint one is available at in case that is of interest to you. :-)
  7. Thread: Royal Oud

    by spcmiller

    Re: Royal Oud

    Ugh. It's one of the only Creeds that I'd go out of my way for. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it happened. I'm just waiting for the day they vault Aventus (never gonna happen)...there'll be...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Which stores are you going to because the ones here in Colorado Springs are the pits! I had better luck in Utah and that's saying something! :-)
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone? seems to lack the depth of Insurrection and any longevity. I've worn it probably once or twice and it fades very quickly and after ~2 hours, it doesn't project for nothing. IF you can find...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Obviously, this was made as a cheaper alternative to Aventus. I have to say from initial impressions that it comes pretty close. It seems to have captured its nuances and fruity opening. I'll give...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent / YSL - L'Homme Sport

    Just received my bottle of this and it's a resounding and undeniable meh. It starts out kinda bright and strong as a result of the amped up citrus, but then dries down to a standard L'Homme within a...
  12. Re: Diptyque will launch two new scents this month...

    The only one that has struck a chord with my is Philosykos (EDP), but if given the opportunity, I'd be more than willing to take them for a spin.
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Be forewarned friends: if ordering from the US Hermes site they completely gouge on shipping. I think the cheapest option is $15! I'd imagine they'd offer free shipping given the fact their stuff...
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Actually, I have a bottle sent to me by a friend in Paris and it smells a lot like a toned down TdH with Pampelmousse Rose on the top. Lighter, not as earthy, but still wonderful.

    FYI: it's...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    I originally had the EDT and they gave me a couple samples of the EDP. I wound-up exchanging the EDT for the EDP because to me the EDP is deeper, lasts longer and seems to have a more resonating fig...
  16. Re: Whats the most disappointing blind buy you have had.

    I try to circumvent this very issue by getting samples of scents I will eventually buy, but there are a couple times where I have screwed the pooch...Body Kouros being one of them. Another one was...
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    Frankly, anything after Higher has been a complete disappointment.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent / YSL - L'Homme Sport

    Just ordered it from Macy's. Should have it by the end of next week. May not have been my best investment ever, but I'm a sucker for YSL.
  19. Re: Heard at the Saks counter: New Creed 'Acqua' Line curiosity is piqued, but given that it's Creed, I'm slightly skeptical. Guess I'll have to take a wait and see attitude.
  20. Thread: Dior Higher

    by spcmiller

    Re: Dior Higher

    I started wearing this in 2001 when I found it at a Douglas in either Frankfurt or Mannheim. I've always loved this scent and for the longest time it was the closest thing I had to a signature...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Great minds think alike...I picked up a bottle of this for $20 at the Colorado Springs TJ Maxx also. Everything else there was crap. :-/
  22. New Fragrance: Spicebomb Eau Fraiche

    So, I just saw that V&R are coming out with a new, lighter version of Spicebomb. I for one welcome this lighter version especially since the original is far too heavy and cloying for spring/summer...
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    I'd help Creed figure out why they can't seem to make a consistent batch of Aventus. That'd be money well spent. :-)
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    As a sidenote, I did a full wearing today and I have to say the longevity is a bit dubious and after about 3 hours, it was little more than a skin scent. Wound-up just applying a spray of Aventus to...
  25. Re: Which Creed Fragrance Smells Most Like it's Name Suggests?

    Aventus with its ambergris base definitely smells like a historical emperor who lived, loved (are rarely bathed) on his own terms... :-)
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    Re: Insurrection pure by reyane = Aventus

    I got my bottle of Resurrection Pure this afternoon and have to say it's pretty damned close to Aventus...minus the ashy, smokiness. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the ashy note in Aventus, so RP...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just purchased U02 from Nordstrom and have to say I didn't believe it before, but there seems to be a great variability in the batches. I had a flacon of Z01 last year and it was the bee's knees:...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    A 60ml bottle of Jo Malone Grapefruit and a 60ml bottle of Blackberry and Bay. Not 100% sure of the longevity, but the BB seems to last for quite some time.
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    A paradox in a bottle...I've gotta say I'm super jazzed about a new one from Hermes. Flanker? Sure. But at least they haven't gone the path of L'Homme...yet.
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    by spcmiller

    Re: Vicktor and Rolf Antidote. I bought several, but are they authentic?

    The top pic tripped me looks like the shower gel or aftershave balm box.

    I've had several of both sizes and I think they're the real deal.

    And, as everyone has already said...there...
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    How are perfumers paid?

    So, if this has been addressed previously, I apologize. But I have been wondering for sometime how perfumers are paid for their creations? I mean, like a rock star or writer, they don't know if...
  32. Re: New limited edition from John Varvatos : Artisan Acqua

    Tried this in Macy's/Dillard's/etc. and liked it but wound up buying another bottle of Aventus instead.

    Call me old fashioned....
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Edition Art.

    This is pure unadulterated madness...I can't even take this seriously. I can picture them in the boardroom at L'Oreal:

    "Well, we haven't perfected L'Homme La Nuit Sport Oud yet, so what do we do?"...
  34. Re: Do you use any of your fragrances as room spray?

    Before my wife and I started living together again (she hates every single one of my perfumes and makes it well known) I used to spray my room every other day with one of my Axe body sprays. Excite...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    I'm a huge fan of all fragrances Cartier, but the original Roadster gets stuck in my craw for some reason. Much prefer the Sport edition to the original.
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Best find on eBay: brand new tester of Kouros Fraicheur for $40 shipped. Not too shabby. :-)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Potentially off-topic...if so, please let me know: picked up a 3.4 of Issey Summer 2013 at the Fort Carson PX for $25! I've been wanting this since it came out last summer but I either didn't have...
  38. Re: Hermes un jardin en Mediterranee - such a good purchase.

    I have to agree...this is the best out of that series thus far. There's just something about it that speaks to me. In fact, other than TdH, I think it's my favorite Hermes scent.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Santos Sport. I was like 17 and it had just come out. My parents were impressed by my advanced taste for such a young age. :-)
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    Re: Curve Flanker Thread

    Personally, I've only recently discovered the original and didn't find it offensive, but definitely something I wouldn't use. I've been a fan of Crush for years now and own several bottles. I even...
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    Mercurial pricing of Blue Sugar

    Good evening and a Merry New Year to all!

    I was just looking up prices of Blue Sugar on eBay and noticed that in the last 6 months it has doubled (at least) in price. I picked up a couple...
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    Re: L'Homme Parfum Intense (2013)

    I got a bottle on eBay for like $60 and at that price point, it's well worth it. I like it, but for $100 it's a rip-off. It doesn't last very long for being a parfum. I get an average of like 4...
  43. Thread: A good fig

    by spcmiller

    Re: A good fig

  44. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    I find NP's longevity to be equally as dubious! :-D
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    Re: How long does a bottle of cologne last you?

    Honestly, recently I've gone through a 3.3 bottle of TdH and Lolita Lempicka in about a month. I apply each multiple times a day. I've gone through a 1.7 of TdH in just about a week and a half. ...
  46. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    I bought a 10mL decant on ebay about a month ago and found it to be a little too heavy and perhaps just a little "too much." I have all of the others from LL, so this one seems kind of pointless. ...
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    Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    I think it was 1989 with Santos Sport. I was a pretty classy teenager!
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    Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir - FAKE?

  49. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Yeah, this was my big question also. I imagine a Designer Imposter of Spicebomb to be rather horrendous and smell of God knows what.
  50. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Actually, Spicebomb hasn't even been out a year stateside. Released I believe 24ish February last year. My suspicion would be that Flowerbomb and Pink Chiffon are analogous (Flowerbomb being 10-15...
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

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    Re: Sexy high school cologne

    I guess I'm getting old: haven't used 'high school' and 'sexy' in the same sentence in 20 years.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Goddamnit! It's cold outside and now I have to go and get my credit card out of my car! Thanks guys! :-P
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Minuit Masculin

    I've been DYING to try this one since it was announced. Cannot find it anywhere except on eBay, and I'm reluctant to spend what they're asking. I too am hoping it hits the discounters soon, but...
  55. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Fahrenheit 32 and Body Kouros. Both are just horribly vile. Thankfully, I could return the Body Kouros and I tested F32 in Sephora. I'll never do that again.
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    Re: La Nuit frozen cologne

    I bought this when it still wasn't readily available in the US (had mine sent from Ireland) and it's ok. I'm a HUGE YSL fan, and have tried everything to include every flanker, ever produced, and...
  57. Has anyone seen the price of Antidote on eBay lately? Holy Moly!


    I was looking today for a replacement bottle of Antidote, and eBay is pretty much the only place that I can find bottles anywhere near me and HOLY MOLY! There isn't a reasonably priced bottle...
  58. Re: What's up with the Depeche Mode and fragrance commercials?

    Seems like a pretty easy answer to me: the coke and the hookers don't pay for themselves. They sold out. They really haven't been relevant since Violator was released, so it makes sense they'd make...
  59. Re: Kouros Fraicheur and weird occurrences on ebay.

    Yeah, this one is destined to become more valuable as time goes on. I picked up a brand new bottle of it last year for $40 on eBay. Thankfully, right before the auction ended eBay crashed and by...
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    Re: Best Cologne under $30?

    I'm gonna have to go with the tried, true and versatile Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin.
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    Re: Aventus and Royal Oud Longevity

    Longevity of any Creed seems to be directly tied to the batch number and the year it was produced. I've had some that last seemingly forever, and others that don't last long enough for me to get out...
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    Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Spicebomb. Bought it within an hour of it being released here in the states.
  63. Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Recently discovered:

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Most used: Spicebomb or Aventus
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    Re: Similar to YSL L'homme Summer/Winter

    +1 for Cologne Gingembre
  65. Re: Baffled by how Creed Aventus is such a compliment getter...

    Like all art, it's subjective. I can say without a doubt, Aventus is the most magical thing I've ever smelled and have invested in an 8.4 flacon and a 4.2 bottle in the last month alone. I could...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I just got a bottle of C02 and there is a profound difference from Z01. C02 is lighter on the pineapple and apples, and seems to become smokier faster. Its longevity seems to be about average. ...
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    Re: Bottle sizes you regret getting..

    Yeah, I had this problem with Aventus. I originally bought the 2.5 bottle, but that wasn't good enough and returned it for a 4.2 oz bottle. That too, was too small, so I again returned it and just...
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    +1 Aventus.
  69. Re: Most Disappointing Fragrance(s) So Far This Year....

    OMG yes! Declaration d'Un Soir was awful.

    - - - Updated - - -

    THIS should have been my #1 for the year! It's going to take a Hail Mary by a major designer to unseat this one as the worst...
  70. Most Disappointing Fragrance(s) So Far This Year....

    So, I don't know if anyone else has done this, but I'm interested in knowing what everyone thinks are the 'stinkers' released in 2012 so far. For me, it's a three-way tie between:

    -Calvin Klein's...
  71. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Fahrenheit 32 and Body Kouros. Just the thought of either makes me physically ill.
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    Dare I say Neroli Portofino or Creed's Neroli Savage?
  73. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    I'd probably have to say Aventus. It's versatile and well-taken in every situation and I haven't met anyone that doesn't love it just as much as I do.
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    I think it's preferable to SMW. I like how it just smells 'clean.' Like you just showered. Projection and longevity are above average for a Creed fragrance and it can be had on eBay for a song...
  75. Re: Any plans for a Spicebomb "intense" or "extreme"?

    I can see the merit in an EDP, but like was stated above, it's gonna be a little while before that is even in the realm of possibility. Just look at how many flankers there are to Flowerbomb...and...
  76. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    Haven't heard anything about this stateside thus far. Does anyone have any intel on this one? It seems to have fallen off the radar as quickly as it appeared.
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    Re: Fake Terre D' HErmes?

    Yeah, the tube in the bottle looks squirrelly. It may be a fake, but I guess it's too late to tell for sure. How's the longevity and does it react at all with your skin?
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    Poll: Re: Creed GIT or Aventus poll

    I just got a sample of GIT, and it's ok. But Aventus makes my heart sing. Like an overpriced call girl. But, damn, you gotta love her and keep coming back for more.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hands down, women LOVE Aventus. It's ridiculous the amount of compliments I get when I wear that. It's amazing!
  80. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    I'm gonna have to go with Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin on this one. For the price, it's uniqueness and longevity are wonderful! And, Antidote. Both of these scents are way under the radar and...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir for Men

    I got a tester of this a couple days ago and it most strongly reminds me of M7 without the cherry cough syrup top notes. I'm glad I didn't shell out for a full bottle. There are other TF fragrances...
  82. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Santos Sport and Kouros Fraicheur. Bought a 100mL of KF off eBay for $40, but that was a fluke.
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    Re: Creed Aventus initial review

    I was on the wire on this one too initially. But, the more I used it, the more I started to love it. I bought a 2.5 initially, but then realized that I needed to get a 4.2 in order to keep a decent...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    I got a sample today and I have to say that it does bear some similarities to M7. I'm just not really impressed and it seems that any other designer could have barfed this out. Final answer: meh. ...
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    Re: Free to good home

    I think that would be a good idea if you can at least try to make sure that no charlatans get involved. That's the only problem I can see.
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    I so desperately want to fall in love with Neroli Portofino, but it's got 0 longevity and 0 projection. It breaks my heart. I have high hopes for Noir, but it's getting such mixed reviews, I'm...
  87. Disparity in small vs. big bottle of Living Stromboli: please advise....

    So, today I received a 4.2 oz bottle of Living Stromboli from a seller on eBay. Of course, I open it up and spray a couple sprays just to see if it's as wonderful as I remember (I had a 2.5 oz...
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    Re: Failures/Duds from your favorite houses

    Pure Sh*t is at the top of the list, closely followed by Body Kouros and Fahrenheit and any of its flankers. Bleh.
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    Re: The most fleeting cologne of all...

    4711 and Paradise for men by Alfred Sung. Sooooo disappointing.
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    Re: Signature Scent: YSL L'Homme or Polo Blue

    Definitely L'Homme by a mile. Polo's just played out.
  91. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    My wife HATES all of my Kouros collection, says they smell like hospital sanitizer, but she LOVES Spicebomb and really enjoys the dry down.
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    I'm gonna go with Au Masculin, L'Essence de Cerruti and D&G Pour Homme.
  93. Re: Gift for Mom gone horribly wrong: En Passant

    That's the problem with scent: it has the extraordinary ability to take us instantly back to the time and place we first smelled something. Extraordinary, really. But, in this case: not helpful but...
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    Re: The Best Cheap Fragrances Ever?

    I'm gonna go with two recent finds that are spectacular:

    Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin
    L'Essence de Cerruti

    Both can be had for less that $20 shipped and they both smell fantastic!
  95. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    Would anyone happen to know an approximate release date for the US? I'm going to be first in line on release day. :-)
  96. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    OMG! I'm totally jazzed! I hope it's got a longer longevity than L'eau Masculin though. It sounds like it's a gonna be great!
  97. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote: where have you been all my life?

    Craigslist for cologne? You're a braver man than I! I've had some extremely successful trades on Craigslist, but I don't think you're going to find anyone interested in such an esoteric item. I...
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    Poll: Re: What should be next A*Men pure..... ?

    I'm feeling something like Pure Cocoa or something like that. I think it would fit in really well.
  99. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote: where have you been all my life?

    There are a number of groups on Facebook that might fit the bill. Look up Fragrance Swap, etc. on there. It's a decent group of folks, but be forewarned: they are expecting you to virtually give...
  100. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote: where have you been all my life?

    You raise a good point: I don't think I've seen Antidote at a retail store for a VERY long time. I think Nordy's had it when it first came out, but after that, I haven't seen it in any department...
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