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  1. I'd love to try something from her line!

    I'd love to try something from her line!
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    Most overrated designer fragrance houses?

    Hey guys,
    I did a search for this and didn't see any specific threads. If I'm missing something, please link me to it.

    Anyways, I want to know what everyone thinks are most overrated designer...
  3. Thread: Puro Lino?

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    Re: Puro Lino?

    I'll check those out, thanks.
  4. Thread: Puro Lino?

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    Re: Puro Lino?

    It did, I have contacted acjigga. Thanks!
  5. Thread: Puro Lino?

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    Puro Lino?

    I've heard pretty good things about this fragrance. Only problem: where do I get it and how much does it usually cost? Luckyscent does not list it on their site and a Google search turned up with...
  6. Re: Only The Brave...will risk wearing this Iron Man Edition.

    Green Lantern's Vetiver? Acqua di Man?
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    Re: Your Favourtie Middle Eastern Scent?

    Arabie by SL, hands down!
  8. Re: If Creed's Vetiver 1948 is classy, gentlemanly and sophisticated then Lalique's

    Gotta disagree with you on the casual part - it's a very moody scent and would best go with a sweater and some chinos in cold weather, me thinks.
  9. Thread: Axe

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    Re: Axe

    Dude. No.
    God no.
    Please no.
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    Re: Do people really hate Curve Crush?

    It's headache inducing and isn't even original. It's very synthetic and harsh.
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Terre d' Hermes
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Angel Men
    The Dreamer
    Le Male
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    This brings up an interesting question? Would anyone spray their pillow with something while going to sleep? And if so, what would you spray it with? I'm thinking Gendarme.
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    Re: What's going on with SL Vetiver Oriental?

    Are they discontinuing the fragrance or just the export? Because if it's just the export, I could live with that...
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    What's going on with SL Vetiver Oriental?

    Is this being phased out? Only place that sells it is BeautyEncounter currently...

    LuckyScent doesn't carry it anymore!
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    Re: Colognes that smell like body odor.

    Creed's Baie de Genevieve (butchered the spelling I bet) smelled like B.O. to me...
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    This. I don't like wearing the incense note normally (because I'm Indian and we use incense pretty often), but going to bed it's a new ball game. I also like putting on samples and seeing how they...
  17. Poll: Re: A*Men VS. A*Men Pure Coffee VS. A*Men Pure Malt

    I had the original Angel Men two years ago and sold it here on Basenotes. I enjoyed the drydown and longevity of the fragrance, but the top and middle notes were too cloying for me and made me get...
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    How popular IS Versace Man eau Fraiche?

    Hey guys,
    So I'm kinda interested in purchasing Versace Man eau Fraiche after reading many favorable reviews for it. Just one question: how popular is it? Is it worn by practically everyone? Is it...
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    Re: Black Aoud & The Compliment Whore

    I think one spray on the neck is more than plenty usually.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed - Body Wash vs. Millesime

    I got the body wash for quite cheap on eBay. You can still get a 6.8 oz there for around $40.

    Body wash is worth it, IMO, but only for scent purposes. I use it when I want to go out clubbing or...
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    Re: Since when were fragrances seen as girly?

    +1

    I think people think of my "hobby" as more of an abnormality than necessarily effeminate. It's strange - if I was passionate about collecting stamps or something, people might not give it a...
  22. Re: What would you name your own fragrance house?

    "Strophe."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strophe

    My stuff would be a journey from one note to the next.
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    Montale Black Aoud Extra Concentration?

    How is this different from the regular Black Aoud? What are the major differences? Does it just last longer or is the fragrance changed because of it?

    Thanks!
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    Tom Ford for cheap - but which one?

    Hey guys,
    I'm on a trip overseas and I happen to stop at London Heathrow airport. In the Harrod's Duty Free shop there, they were selling the full line of Tom Ford's private collection. I believe...
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    About the GIT shower gel...

    So I recently bought Green Irish Tweed shower gel. Has anyone tried layering this on other Creed scents? Would it work if I say, sprayed SMW or MI on top of this? Or would the scents clash and smell...
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    Re: Found a hidden gem today

    The best thing about Cigar is that it actually comes in a bottle shaped like a cigar!

    We bought a bunch of these for real cheap and gave them away as party favors to all the guys.
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    I've recently become a Puma guy, though I was an adidas guy for the longest time. Makes sense, since both companies were formed by brothers.

    I had the Superstars for a while in different colors:...
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    Re: Mûre et Musc Extrême

    I like mine... got a 100ml bottle from eBay for a little less than $100 shipped.

    I really like the drydown... I like how it actually projects more than the top notes.
  29. Thread: Bond - ebay?

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    Re: Bond - ebay?

    I bought my Bleecker Street from eBay... awesome transaction, I got a 1.7 for about $70 and it came with the (big) retail box and everything else. Totally authentic.
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    Re: Sean John: I Am King (Of Creed Ripoffs)

    This rings of truth for me, too.

    I have MI, Unforgivable, and SMW. If this IAK thing is good, I'll probably get it.
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    Re: Best incense other than CDG

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Bond's Andy Warhol Silver Factory.

    Though, I don't like incense fragrances, but this one is worth checking out if you do.
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    Re: Best Cologne For The University?

    Calling upon my favorite "transition" company... get a Creed. Himalaya is what I would suggest.
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    Re: A Lutens for me?

    So... I bought three of them off of a Basenotes member... the ones I got were Vetiver Oriental, Amber Sultan, and Arabie.

    Out of all the three, I think I'm liking Vetiver Oriental the most. It...
  34. Re: 227 bottles of Frederic Malle fragrances stolen

    Well at least this means Malle's will be cheap on eBay for the next month or so.

    I know I'm buying, stolen or not.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Mugler Cologne

    I would give them 2 thumbs up. I ordered my MI from them and it was pretty damn perfect.

    -Akshay
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Mugler Cologne

    OV lasts forever on me. Mugler not so much.
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Colden

    The trick with A&F and Ruehl (especially with Ruehl) is to wait till things go on clearance and then grab them up. I have a bunch of A&F clothes and maybe only 2 of them were bought at regular price....
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    Re: Top and Bottom 5 Houses.

    I'm going to break the mold here and put Creed in my top 5:

    1. Creed
    2. Guerlain
    3. Chanel
    4. L'Artisan
    5. Amouage
  39. Thread: A&F Fierce

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    Re: A&F Fierce

    Might have to check this out again. I have the old 1.0 bottle I just wish they would remove the picture of the shirtless man on the bottle... it's a men's cologne, but it doesn't mean we have to have...
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    Re: New Brooks Brothers New York ( a review)

    Thanks for your thoughts. How much is this going for?
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    How come no one has mentioned Wild Lavender? I haven't smelled it yet, but it was the one that I thought would be most appealing to me given the notes.
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    Re: Blind buy supreme - Yatagan & Heritage

    Er... don't blind buy Yatagan. Seriously, I mean it. You really need to sample this one first. Heritage on the other hand is a total "go!" You can't get better than its drydown (well, unless you go...
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    Re: The one you cannot stand

    Yatagan.

    Yes, I hate it. I don't get the hype. I get some kind of burnt dirt or something... is that even possible? Can you burn dirt? Yatagan did.
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Colden

    Also, all bottle sizes are back for Fierce at their online store. Looks like this one won't be discontinued anytime soon...
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Colden

    Did the store smell of Colden or are they still using Fierce as room spray?
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    Re: *top 10* *top 10* Top 10*

    Mine:
    1) Creed VIW
    2) Geir
    3) Lolita Lempicka AM
    4) Creed GIT
    5) Bond Bleecker St
    6) Chanel PE
    7) Creed MI
    8) Creed SMW
    9) AdP Colonia
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Colden

    Ah, thanks Bennana!

    That makes sense. Coden does sound very basic and safe based on the notes you've provided. I guess since it is marketed to the high school/college crowd that makes sense.
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    Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Colden

    Abercrombie's site only lists Fierce in the 3.4 oz variety - no 1.7 oz. Could it be that they're trying to finish inventory (and not making any more) and the first to sell out was obviously the...
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    Re: Fill a gap in my wardrobe

    I third Lolita Lempicka and Narciso. How about Mugler cologne (since you seem to like Thierry's offerings)?

    Though if there's one designer cologne I wish I had in college, it's Geir.
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    Re: Reflections on Creed

    Interesting... but there are a lot of things not taken into account on this (not to knock your efforts or anything, just making discussion). For one, they were probably just basing things off the top...
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    Re: Reflections on Creed

    Unfortunately, I don't think really works that much in the professional fragrance world as it might with something else. Unless they WANT to be a knockoff, no one strives for a "similar" fragrance....
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    Re: Reflections on Creed

    Oh, I don't think designer scents are bad or anything, as a matter of fact, there are quite a few I own that could have been released by any niche house (Ungaro III, Platinum Egoiste - which...
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    Re: Reflections on Creed

    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I thought I would offer my insights.

    When I first came to Basenotes, I had a few designer scents... Acqua di Gio, D&G PH, Boss in Motion, etc... I got bored so I...
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    Would you buy a spacecraft fragrance?

    From link:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1078215/Ever-wondered-space-smells-like-Fried-steak-hot-metal-say-scientists.html?ITO=1490

    Steak top notes and hot metal basenotes?...
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    Re: Wedding Day Fragrance

    Not to be rude, but this thread has been done before:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=195825&highlight=wedding...
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    Re: A Lutens for me?

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. While not being a newbie, I generally do prefer one type of scent over the other... in any case, I don't think it would be a bad thing to explore a little bit,...
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    Re: A Lutens for me?

    In that case, what would be the most friendly/approachable Lutens?
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    A Lutens for me?

    Hey everyone!
    Looking to buy a Serge Lutens fragrance... my only problem is I don't know where to start! Obviously I'm going to want to sample them before I buy, but I want to narrow it down. You...
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    Re: Dress Shirts in Funky Colors

    Express is my favorite place to shop for shirts of all colors. http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1&parentCategoryId=1&categoryId=49&subCategoryId=50

    I don't know if they ship...
  60. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - your thoughts..

    I certainly think they are a quality line, but Musc Ravageur was not for me. On my skin it was too strong, too much cinnamon, too much EVERYTHING. It's like it was saying "hey, I'm expensive and...
  61. Re: Creed Love in Black Now available and in stock

    What are the notes on this one?
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    Zara for Him and Zara Man?

    I was in Zara today looking to buy a dress shirt when I saw these on display. Unfortunately, I was in a little bit of a hurry so I didn't really have time to explore them. They were very reasonably...
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    Re: Name this cologne: YouTube video within

    Actually, you're right - he is holding up a cell phone at 0:56. But there is definitely a cologne being sprayed in that video, though you can't really see it too well. I'm more curious than ever!
  64. Re: Clearly copied, inspired, flankers of existing fragrances...

    I was just about to say this! I can't understand how people say Wall Street and Unforgivable smell like MI when really they just smell like each other! MI is very unique to my nose... I haven't...
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    Cologne in a song: YouTube video within

    The rap group Nappy Roots has a new song called "Good Day." Within the song, one of the rappers says a line: "new cologne on" and then on the video, they show a woman spraying him with a cologne....
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    Re: Ungaro III: I may just have fallen in love.

    Pray show me some sites where it is sold cheap! I want to really get this one. By cheap, do you guys mean $30 cheap, $20 cheap, or less than that? If it's the last one then PLEASE let me know where...
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    Re: I need a LIME fragrance- desperately

    Am I the only one that gets a big burst of lime from Bleecker Street? I've never seen it mentioned or commented upon...
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    Re: HELP please, Creed GIT difference in smell

    Yeah, I don't think it's fake... just might be really old.
  69. Thread: Creed Analogs

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    Re: Creed Analogs

    GIT = cool water
    Yes, I can see the similarities there. The drydown is different. If I had to give it a percent, I'd give it a 80%.

    OV = mugler cologne
    A LOT of similarity here. 95%. Again,...
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    Re: Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant?

    I hated it. It doesn't work for me - I'm a heavy sweater. I guess if you don't sweat that much it's not a problem.
  71. Re: What happens when someone doesn't hold their end of a swap?

    Uh... update.

    I called their house and another person picked up (a different voice this time)... and when I asked for the person, the voice on the phone said that "He no longer lives here... he...
  72. What happens when someone doesn't hold their end of a swap?

    I'm in a situation where I swapped a couple of colognes with this fellow Basenotes member and it's been about a month and he has not mailed his end OR responded to me with what's going on. Now,...
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    Re: Who bought perfume for their mom?

    I got my mom the new Tommy Dreaming... the large bottle at Macy's came with a free jewelry case thing and a hand cream.
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    Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I'll look into this, thanks!
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    Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I was thinking of getting this:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2873004?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=keywordsearch&keyword=art+of+shaving+in+All+Categories&origin=searchresults

    and was...
  76. Thread: Fake Creed

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    Poll: Re: Got the Fake Creed Millesime Imperial that I ordered.

    The fake GIT actually smelled decent... it didn't smell like Cool Water or anything resembling the actual GIT, but it wasn't BAD... me being an idiot (having never sprayed GIT before), had thought...
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    Re: Hollister Socal is AMAZING

    Ok I just tried this and bought it right away. This stuff is really good. It's like a tropical breeze or something, reminds me of Goa in India with the scent of mangoes lingering in the air. I don't...
  78. Thread: Deodorants

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    Re: Deodorants

    I like the gel as opposed to the dry stick because with the gel I FEEL as if I am putting my "protection" on. With the stick, it doesn't feel as if anything comes off at all. I'm sure they work the...
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    Re: Bought my first Creed

    Good first!

    It was my third, after GIT and MI.
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    How men are portrayed

    I read an article a while ago on AskMen.com called "Stupid men" (found here: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/austin_60/65_fashion_style.html). It got me thinking about how the common man is portrayed...
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    The best antiperspirant gel?

    I've seen a bunch of threads of deodorants, but I want to know what's the best antiperspirant out there. Currently I use Mitchum unscented clear gel (note: I don't like solids or roll ons). Is there...
  82. Thread: Deodorants

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    Re: Deodorants

    I dunno about this... I tried Tom's Natural Deodorant or whatever and maybe I can pull it off during winter, but summer - NO WAY. I'd rather not change my shirt.
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    Re: Bought my first Creed

    Which one did you get?!!
  84. Thread: A Hard One

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    Re: A Hard One

    LMAO!
  85. Thread: Deodorants

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    Re: Deodorants

    ChrisW pretty much said it all...

    I use Mitchum unscented myself, that way I can actually smell the cologne I'm wearing rather than the scent of the antiperspirant. Cologne is for the smell,...
  86. Re: most wearable leather fragrance, which ones must i try?

    Burberry London has some pretty cool leather notes...
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Mine:

    MI
    Geir
    Platinum Egoiste
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    Re: Funny S.A. comment

    Yeah, that's the thing that gets me... this happens at Macys or Sephora or wherever too... I wish they would WAIT before asking me if they can help me. I mean, wait like 5 minutes - if I look puzzled...
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    My Birthday - What should I wear?

    Today (April 23) is my birthday. I want to go to college wearing something special. It's looking like a great day here in Gaithersburg, MD - 70 degrees and sunny.

    These are the options:

    Fleur...
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    Re: Scents are Not for Compliments,...

    This basically summed up what I was thinking when I first read this thread. I mean, granted I wear scents for myself (if I just wanted to get complimented everyday, I'd just have one cologne that I'd...
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    Re: Funny S.A. comment

    I actually had a funny experience at Nordstrom... usually when I ask for a test spray, the SA's spritz the card and hand it straight to me, but this one fellow spritzed it, sniffed it himself first...
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    Re: What Am I Missing in Gucci Envy???

    I sometimes get this one and sometimes don't. I think this is a frag that's really dependent on the weather outside... I wouldn't wear this on a hot summer day, but maybe a cool night. Or during...
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    Re: 1/3 year update: Biggest winners and losers

    Winners since the start of the year have been:

    Geir - Love it! Bought a nice big bottle of it and love spraying it on. It's really very hard to overspray this one and it lasts practically forever...
  94. Re: Honda Accord (no pun), Heineken, Safe, Noncontroversial

    Platinum Egoiste! Gier!
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    Re: Please help me decide between....

    I actually vote for the Platinum variety of Egoiste...
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    Re: Something Aquatic For The Boy

    I second javagreen's Creed and Sean John recommendations and would like to add Creed Erolfa to the list. If you check aroud eBay or Scentiments.com, you can find the 2.5 oz bottles for as low as 70...
  97. Thread: a Problem...

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    Re: a Problem...

    In most places, gift cards are non-refundable. I'm also pretty sure you can't use them to buy more gift cards. Not 100% positive on this, but I've worked a couple of retail jobs and that was what the...
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    Re: Suggestions for hot weather

    I prefer the original Colonia formula as well... it's citrusy in the sense that it starts out smelling like lemon-scented Windex to me, but it's the drydown that really makes it nice... kinda like a...
  99. Thread: a Problem...

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    Re: a Problem...

    I really don't know what to do given that situation, heh... I would have preferred Neiman Marcus or Barney's or something so I could get Frederic Malle or Creed or L'Artisan, but... happy birthday!...
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    Re: A little help for a misguided female...?

    Mugler Cologne here as well... if it's clean smelling he wants, clean smelling it is!
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