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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    I get made fun of because my eyes are so light-sensitive that I wear sunglasses even when it's overcast outside. Basically, if it's not night time, I'm wearing shades.

    With that, Maui Jim's. I...
  2. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    1) I hear you. In a perfect world, I would have a 43L jacket and 37x33 pants. Fortunately, I've learned what brands work for me in certain sizes, so I stick with them. I also don't mind having my...
  3. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    With my cotton shirts and cotton slacks, I wear them 3-4 times then wash (inside-out) with like colors in cold water. Hang to dry. I have shirts that are ten years old that look as new as the day I...
  4. Re: Your top ten wishlist of discontinued fragrances

    Gucci Envy
    YSL M7

    In that order. I own both, but am careful about using them because I'll never be able to afford another bottle.
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    Re: First Fall/Winter Cologne

    Another vote for Tom Ford Extreme. Absolutely one of my favorites in fall/winter.
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    Re: help me to choose something for lifelong

    Bleu de Chanel (EDT or EDP, I like both) is definitely a safe choice that can work in nearly every environment...at least it does for me.
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    Re: Gucci Suggestions?

    Noted. I will put that on the list. Thank you!!
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    Gucci Suggestions?

    Hello, ladies!!

    My wife has tried a couple of Gucci frags--Envy and Bloom--and really enjoys both. She's asked me to look into other Gucci scents to try. Naturally, I'm turning to you--the...
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    Re: Fountain pen help?

    Thanks!! I'm leaning a little toward the 3776, but I have a feeling that one of those Sailors is on deck.
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    Re: Fountain pen help?

    Well...being left-handed, I'm used to that :grin:
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    Re: Fountain pen help?

    Thanks!! I was actually logging on to switch my list up a bit. After talking with some more people, I've changed the list to look like this:
    Sailor 1911s
    Sailor Pro-Gear (not the slim)
    Platinum...
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    Fountain pen help?

    I think this falls under fashion and style, but if I'm wrong--sorry.

    I'm looking to buy my first fountain pen. I'm left-handed, if that helps. I've narrowed my search to the following. If any of...
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    Re: If not Tom Ford for Men, then what?

    Chanel Allure pour Homme is definitely a favorite of mine as well. Nice, classic smell to it. Gucci Envy is a favorite. Has some spice to it, which you might like based on some of the others you've...
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    Re: If not Tom Ford for Men, then what?

    I love Tom Ford for Men. TF Extreme is similar but better. Bois du Portugal is similar, but doesn't perform as well for me, though I really enjoy it.

    I'd also add Hermes Bel Ami. Has that...
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    Re: Struggling with a vanilla choice

    Memoirs of a Trespasser from Imaginary Authors is my absolute favorite vanilla. It's vanilla without smelling like a candle, but there's also some cedar in it, and the blend is awesome. It is the...
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    Re: Harry's Razors...uh, no

    +1 on a DE shave. I used the Mach3 forever--liked it over the Fusion--but like so many others here, when I made the switch to DE, I never looked back. Yes--expensive up-front, but the cost evens out...
  17. Re: CdG 2,man, Azzaro visit, Bang, Opus 1870, Loewe 7, bang bang

    I love Loewe 7 Natural over Loewe 7. Blue bottle. Hard to find, but totally worth it.
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    Re: Obsession Vs Bogart Vs Drakkar

    This. I'm a teacher and wear it to school during the colder months. It lasts all day, but isn't overpowering. My wife comments almost every time I wear it--as do a number of my students when they...
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    Re: Your most frustrating scent

    GIT. When I first tried it, it became an immediate favorite. I loved it for a long time. For some reason, last year, it began to smell like cut grass to me. I know some love that smell--I don't care...
  20. Re: Staple Fragrances Every Man Should Have In Their Wardrobe.

    Count me in the have-one-from-each-genre camp.

    The closest I have personally come to "a staple" would be TdH Parfum. I have some frags that I love, but will have the occasional "off day" where it...
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    Re: wool or cashmere?

    Two-ply cashmere is generally warmer (and more comfortable)...but is also more expensive. I generally try for cashmere sweaters, but will definitely be happy with merino wool.
  22. Re: What do you guys think of Kilian Straight to Heaven?

    Next to Back to Black, it's my favorite by Kilian fragrance. Sweet, but not in an off-putting way. Smells unlike anything I own and most others I've tried. That said--it just didn't perform for me. I...
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    Re: best brand to make polo shirts for men?

    I'm a big fan of Bobby Jones and Original Penguin.

    As for wearing them--I am a teacher, so I wear them there from time-to-time. I'll wear one on a casual date with my wife on occasion too. Just...
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    Re: Favorite release of 2017

    Huh. Totally missed that release altogether. How does it compare to the previous release? I liked it well enough to enjoy my sample, but fell well short of the desire to purchase a bottle.
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    Re: Favorite release of 2017

    Awesome--I've got plenty to check out now. Thanks!! I originally had Guilty Absolute on my list, but read it's like those powerhouse frags from the 70s and 80s...and I'm not super into those. But...
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    Favorite release of 2017

    You guys have introduced me to so many frags I had never heard of, or opened my eyes to ones I didn't expect to like, so I'm curious--what release this year grabbed your attention and/or money?
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    Is a $1000 scarf part of his tongue-in-cheek, not-taking-himself/the-industry-too-seriously nature?
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    Very fair point. Thanks!!
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    We were in Louisville, so maybe it toured the bourbon trail!!
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    We were gone maybe 7-8 hours.
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    The thing is, this place is highly reviewed, and we LOVED our stay. I would totally recommend the place. The owner was fantastic. This was the only glitch, and again--I have no proof beyond my own...
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    I usually travel with decants or samples as well, but Chanel Bleu is my wife's favorite...it's also the only bottle she has purchased for me...so I brought it this time. Guess I've learned for next...
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    It was sarcasm :undecided:
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    I'm kind of meticulous about stuff like that. I know how much I've used in every bottle. I know which way the sprayer is pointed. How the cap is placed on top of it. Yep...I'm THAT guy (with all of...
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    Fun vacation story

    We were at a B&B for vacation. Before heading out for the day, I sprayed myself three times from a 98 percent-full, 1.7 oz Chanel Bleu bottle. When we returned hours later, our room had been...
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    [USA] Re: GIT, Grey Vetiver, D&G Pour Homme bundle

    bump
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    Re: Proraso Pre Shave Creams ...

    Another big fan of their products. I've actually found that the red one does better on my sensitive skin than their sensitive one does. Definitely love the smell of red and green while shaving. My...
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    Re: Best moisturizing body wash

    I have REALLY dry skin, so this has been a mission for me. I like Aveeno products, but did not care for their body wash. The scent made me think I was washing myself with oatmeal. Nivea...nothing....
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    [USA] GIT, Grey Vetiver, D&G Pour Homme bundle

    Only D&G Pour Homme left

    Dolce & Gabbana's Pour Homme (made in Germany) = About 120 ml remaining of a 125 ml bottle. Asking for $50/shipped

    Sprayer makes a clicking sound, like it's sticking,...
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    Re: do you wear undershirts under a t-shirt?

    I do. I wear a crewneck undershirt under a crewneck tee. I don't wear an undershirt under a v-neck tee, but I don't wear many v-necks anyway.

    First: Pit stains actually come from your deodorant,...
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    Re: For you fragrance veterans out there...

    For me, it's more along the lines of knowing what I like. I'm sampled enough and/or bought enough, that I have a pretty good idea of what ingredients I like and which ones I don't. Which ingredients...
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    Re: For you fragrance veterans out there...

    That's fair, and I completely agree. My brother started to dabble in scents a couple years ago, and we'll compare notes (pun intended). I'll pass along samples that don't work for me, but I think...
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    Re: For you fragrance veterans out there...

    Thanks!! I definitely enjoy my collection, but sometimes I miss the thrill of finding something new. I've been looking into more niche/indie scents, but most seem VERY polar: either total love or...
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    For you fragrance veterans out there...

    I've been playing in this world for five years now. I have a decent collection (which I need to update on this site, to be honest) based on hundreds and hundreds of samples purchased and tried....
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    Re: YSL's Opium pour Homme opening

    I found something that works. When I get out of the shower, I spritz my chest a few times. It only lasts a few hours, but all I get is that nice opening. It doesn't change.
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    Re: Polo Black vs. Polo Double Black

    Another vote for regular Black. Actually the very first cologne I owned. Still own a bottle.
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    YSL's Opium pour Homme opening

    I've finally gotten around to testing the EDT of this. Both my wife and I absolutely love the opening, but the dry down around hour three is...okay. I know the EDP is nearly impossible to find, but...
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    Re: Morning fragrance habit

    I do one spritz on each wrist and one on my neck before putting on clothes and leaving for work.
  49. Thread: Loewe

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    Re: Loewe

    I tried 7, and it didn't work on me. However, 7 Natural is awesome. I own that one.
  50. Re: Dad is giving me one cologne, help me narrow down choices

    Another vote for Montblanc Legend.
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Last update: The weather is cooling down here, so I'll have to wait until next summer to see how good heat affects these, but I like Dior Homme Cologne and d'Orange Vert Concentre. Not sure that I'm...
  52. Thread: Fountain pen

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    Re: Fountain pen

    I'm not a big fan of the Lamy's design. Its grip would mess with how I hold a pen. I've checked out those place listed--and that's what drew me to the Parkers and the Watermans. Plus, I have a Parker...
  53. Thread: Fountain pen

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    Fountain pen

    Looking to buy my first one. Money is enough of an issue that I'm trying to keep as close to $100 as I can. Mainly looking at the Parker Sonnet (I have this ballpoint and really like it) or the...
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    Re: Shopping for jeans

    I have three jeans that I love (in order):

    Hudson jeans = My word. So soft that they're like wearing sweats. The Byron straights and Wilde relaxed are all I buy from them (mainly because I don't...
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Update: I've tried each one time. First impressions: I love the initial burst of orange from ETF, but it's gone in minutes and then smells like a tamed-down TDH. As I already own Parfum, not sure I...
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Yep. I think I agree. I'll definitely come back here to share my thoughts. Thanks to all...love my fellow BNers!!
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    I haven't. Guess I was just looking at ETF because I'm already familiar with TDH. But then I saw a number of people talk about DHC.

    Do others detect heavy neroli in either? Neroli-heavy scents...
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    Re: TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    See...that's kind of what I'm looking for. A brighter, more citrus-focused version of TDH. *Side note: Dunhill Icon didn't work for me...but could just be me.*
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    TDH ETF vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Okay...I've used the search button...I've read comment after comment...but still could use some advice:

    I'm a teacher, so I'm home during the summer. During that time, I like to wear something...
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    Re: Favorite(s) Designer Brands Jeans/Denim???

    Hudson jeans are amazing.
  61. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    Interesting. That does help. Thanks!!
  62. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    Smells legit. Bought it from a legit BNer. I'm just getting ready to sell it myself and I know some might ask about the code. Just trying to figure out what to tell them.
  63. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    Ok...after looking at more DHI bottles, the 2001 on mine is where the batch code normally is. Now...batch codes normally have letters. Is mine different because it's a tester, or should I be worried?
  64. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    I'm not worried that it's a fake or anything...just curious.
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    Re: DHI year

    Well...it doesn't say mm/dd/2001. On the bottom of the bottle, where it provides all the info, it includes "2001." I guess I'm just so used to that being date-of-production (or whatever) that I just...
  66. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    So would it just be a misprint? Does that happen? It's not like a sticker...it's etched on there.
  67. Thread: DHI year

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    DHI year

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but it seems as though DHI came out in 2007...yet I own a tester bottle of it that has a 2001 date on it. Any idea what that's about?
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend or Legend Intense

    I've tried every flanker of Legend, but always return to the original. On me, Intense smells exactly the same, but for some reason it does not last as long. If you own the original, you don't need...
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Agreed...which, if true, I don't know how he scored so many ladies...because when I wore it, it smelled like dirty, dank, men's locker room.
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    Re: Suggestions for beginner

    Awesome...will look into all of these. Thanks for giving me a direction to start!!
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    Suggestions for beginner

    Hi, ladies!! My wife is just starting to get into the fragrance world. She currently owns two bottles: Chanel's Gardenia and Beige. Her taste is very much on the light side right now. Not TOO...
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    Re: Scarf with overcoat

    Thanks!! This helped a lot.
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    Re: Scarf with overcoat

    I have a cobalt blue scarf. Thought it might be a little loud for the coat is all. It's also a solid scarf. No pattern. Is there any kind of pattern that would work, or does it matter?
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    Scarf with overcoat

    I just bought a black and gray tweed overcoat in a herringbone pattern. What color and pattern scarf would best match (I'm just learning scarves). Thanks!!
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    Re: Memoirs of a Trespasser....... Any Good?

    I double this + teardrop's comment. It's funny, I just had a sample come in and tried it for the first time today. EASILY my favorite vanilla, and I'm a vanilla fan. A smoky vanilla with some...
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    Tweed overcoat?

    I'm looking to buy an overcoat. I'm looking for something a little different than your normal black cashmere/cashmere blend coat. Thoughts on tweed? Still work in formal settings? Comfortable?...
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    Re: Worth the price

    I'm intrigued by Profumum. I've read a lot of good things. Actually just ordered a sample of Acqua di Sale. We'll see how that goes.
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    Envy for men
    Allure Homme

    Runners up:
    Tom Ford for men (in warmer weather...Extreme in cooler)
    Chanel pour Monsieur (NOT Concentree)
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    Re: Worth the price

    As a teacher, I don't have the budget for bottles that high priced nor many occasions to wear something like that. I often look at my collection--which I love--and wonder what I'm missing from the...
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    Worth the price

    I'm curious. Fragrances that top $200 seem a bit ridiculous to me. So my question is: What outrageously priced frag is worth every penny to you?
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    Re: Where to find suit deals?

    Thanks, guys!! All are places I've checked out as well. I actually prefer Hautelook over Gilt.....and have also purchased the majority of my work clothes on ebay (can find steals if you're willing...
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    Where to find suit deals?

    My brother is getting married in March, and they're trying to do this on a tight budget. He's asked me to help find awesome deals on suits. I know of places like Gilt and HauteLook...and of course...
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    Re: Dress shoes vs dress boots

    So...I think I'm going to stick with shoes with suits, but would like a nice pair of boots with my jeans. Again--nothing cowboy-ish. Something just above the ankle. What looks better: boots that...
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    Re: Dress shoes vs dress boots

    ;) I'm not talking cowboy boots. The kind I'm seeing go just above the ankle. Leather. Look exactly like dress shoes, just go up a tad higher.
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    Dress shoes vs dress boots

    Sorry...I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately, but I've been doing a lot of reading, and that leads to questions.

    I see that it's stylish to wear dress boots. My question: When? Does...
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    Re: Coat Color (not suit coat)

    Great!! This is what I THOUGHT, but I'm usually wrong about this stuff ;)

    Thanks!!
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    Coat Color (not suit coat)

    I'm pretty much set with my coats--I have a sporty windbreaker for casual-sporty-type events...an unlined peacoat for fall...a casual winter coat...and a formal overcoat. I bought all of them when I...
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    White Belts: Yay or Nay

    I've never been much of a belt guy. I currently own a black belt and a brown belt. I saw a white one at the store the other day and thought--That might be fun.

    I have a formal outfit that I...
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    Re: Your comfort scent

    Chanel pour Monsieur for me. Just soft and relaxing. I tend to wear it more when I feel like crap, though. For lounging around the house with my wife, I tend to go with some of her favorite...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme size

    Works for me. Thanks!!
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    Tom Ford Extreme size

    I love this scent, but only wear it for special occasions...meaning I don't wear it often. That said, I'm not sure a need a 1.7 oz bottle. I recently found and bought a 1 oz TFFM bottle...was...
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    Re: Grey Vetiver vs Terre d'Hermes

    I'm not a huge vetiver fan, but I like both of these quite a bit (probably because they're less vetiver-y than others). For me, both would be worn for a specific reason. GV feels like the perfect...
  93. Re: if you were blindfolded, do you think you can name every fragrance in your collection?

    Fun challenge...I'll have to try sometime. Right now, I think my collection is small(ish) enough that I could probably do it. To be fair, when I hunt for a frag, I'm hunting for something...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu De Chanel - Longevity

    Obviously, it depends on the weather. In the summer, 8+ hours...in cooler weather, 5-6 hours.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 2, 2013

    The Dreamer
  96. Thread: Black for Bleu

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    Re: Black for Bleu

    Bump with changes to what I'm looking for.
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    Re: Double Post - Very Annoying

    I hate to say it, but it's nice to see that others are having problems too. Thought it was just me/my computer.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 30st, 2013

    Finished my sample of Pure Malt
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 28th, 2013

    Bois du Portugal
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

    The Dreamer
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