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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Present to myself

    That's a really nice one.
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    Re: Present to myself

    Have you tried Lalique Hommage de L'Homme? Very nice. My birthday is coming up too, and I will want at least 1 bottle, or it won't feel like my brithday!
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    Re: Warning: Andy Tauer and Salad DO NOT MIX

    I had a similar experience during freshman move-in day at college back in the 90s. I thought I was being clever packing my bottle of original Polo inside my rolled up duvet until my friend, who was...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I have decided that if I buy a Bond, it will be from a third party vendor, not directly from Bond. I bought Brooklyn (saved $20) brand new and NY Amber (for $118 shipped) in a 75% full 1.7 OZ used...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances simply wonderful

    I really like Tom Ford scents. I find them unique.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    I got a used Bond No. 9 NY Amber for $118. I also bought 4 pieces from Penhaligon's: Opus 1870, Blenheim Bouquet, Quercus and Sartorial.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Wow. Cuiron is a legend. My wife loved it on me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    L'Occitane Cade
  11. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    We humans are a diverse lot, aren't we? I can't even relate to that.
  12. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    Summer. Period. For everything. I loathe cold weather. And rain for that matter. Unrepentant sunshine boy here. My wardrobe is 75% tilted that way.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Creed Original Santal
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    While I was on vacation I saw the following in these stores:

    Issey Miyake Sport Set
    D&G The One Sport
    Cartier Declaration
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    D&G Light Blue Pour Homme
    Varvatos Travel Spray...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    That's a good one.
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    Re: What I would like to see from Creed

    You know, I tried those two and they did nothing for me. And I am a huge Creed fanboy. Guess I need something else.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    Penhaligon's Opus 1870
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    Re: What I would like to see from Creed

    My thoughts exactly...along with a Polo/Z-14 type and a Sartorial/IB type. Make those additions, please!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Bond.No. 9 Brooklyn...Happy Anniversary to me!
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    Re: Cosmair Polo Green tester at Walgreen's

    If one offered double the cost of a tester, then they'd have a bottle to replace the tester you bought. Just a thought.
  21. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Found my new set at a myrtle beach outlet store that always has at least one gem for me on my annual pilgrimage. My 18 year old son spotted it for me...he knows I'm always on the lookout for the Jeff...
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    Re: Turning 50, looking for a new scent...

    Be there in 4 years, Lord willing.
  23. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Got me an oakmoss set from 2008 for $12.99 today. Includes 2.5 OZ EDT and a 1.0 OZ aftershave.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Snagged 2 of my wish list scents on my beach trip.

    Halston Z-14 set with oakmoss 2.5 OZ set w/as and EDT $12.99!!! Dates to 2008, says oakmoss on box.
    Got it at a discount fragrance outlet....
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Thanks! 23 wonderful blessed years!
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    My wife bought me Bond 9 Brooklyn for our wedding anniversary.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Creed Aventus
  29. Re: Fragrances you're enjoying that's about to be finished

    Me, too. More than enough on hand. My Italian Cypress is about 2/3 empty, but when you only wear it once a month...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    Sprayed this on my arm at a store today. Still reminds me of Paco Rabanne PH. That's a good thing.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Thankfully, my little family was treated very well in the NYC boutique. But mixed results over the phone. Tricky. And pricey.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Bond Riverside Drive
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    Re: Penhaligon's Juniper Sling - Fragrance Review

    Yep. I dabbed from a sample vial this AM, about 8 dabs, and it is a faint sucker to be sure. But, still a nice scent. Nice and upbeat. My wife really liked it before I walked out the door for work.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Juniper Sling - Fragrance Review

    Wearing this today. It is a weaker version of Versace Man Eau Fraiche to my nose. Nice, but not FBW.
  35. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    I agree. Current EDT is weak. They wrecked it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Penhaligons Juniper Sling
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    Re: Better version of DG Pour Homme?

    It's actually a pretty unique scent.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I still have a butt load of samples from my visit to the NYC boutique two years ago. But no newer scents samples other than the SOPFM that I picked up in SF a few weeks back at Saks.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Montblanc Legend?

    My wife and I really like it. Glad I have a bottle. Not the most natural scent, but it sure smells good.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Still looking forward to my beach trip this week. I have resisted temptation lately (last 3 weeks), so I am looking forward to hitting the outlets to score some deals. If I don't find...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    212 Men has a strong cult following for many people. On certain folks it seems to work particularly well. I'm not one of them.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Bond No. 9 Manhattan
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Mont Blanc Legend
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    IMHO, the current version is not worth having in my collection. Just my two cents. I had the original and this stuff does not compare. Just sold my new version bottle off. Watered down and lacks that...
  45. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    You are correct, and that is my plan. The game is expensive and a little tiring. I think I'll smell my roses for a while.
  46. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    You could pretty much rotate those year around! Plus, they're both good for any situation.classics and versatile to boot!
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Strangely, for me especially, I don't give a whit that they've changed the thread title. As a married man, I actually prefer it. I have a wife and other than her compliments, male or female...
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    Re: Got a surprise when I got home today!!!

    Good for you, bro! I scored a bottle for $29.99 at Ross a few weeks back. Think I'll wear it this weekend.
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    Re: Score!

    Glad I inspired you (sort of)!!! Best deal ever!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm trying to be patient with mine, and change my application spots on my body. I'm going to hold on to it hopefully for at least a year and see how it matures.
  51. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Other than the celebrity crap, that's actually pretty comforting. Now bring back oakmoss!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    L'Occitane Eau de Baux
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    Re: Good alternative to Brut? (Designer)

    He nailed it. RG is a personal fave.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    This is wisdom. Listen to him, grasshopper.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    This is an expensive lesson that I have learned as well. Over and over. I'm trying to do better, and my son's college expenses are forcing my frugality. That's a good thing.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw Aramis Gentlemen Series Tuscany for $24.99 at Ross. Also saw .5 OZ Varvatos travel spray for $12.99.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Wow. Bit of a reach.
  58. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    You are correct, except that I don't consider myself a collector, I am a user primarily. Now Hednic is THE Collector!!! No one compares to his legend. That is said with warm regards and genuine...
  59. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Agreed.
  60. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    My wife is ga-ga over Rive Gauche on me! So I'd better hold on to it!
  61. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Soy milk will give ya boobies!! JK, LOL!!!
  62. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    The spearmint and lavender bring Cool Water to mind, but my memory might be off.
  63. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    The tonka note is the only thing that is causing me serious concern. I usually hate it.
  64. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    Yep, that's a big part of my problem. I buy scents that I just really "like" way too easily. Then I have a glut that renders many seldom used.

    Tonight, just for kicks, I think I'll see how many I...
  65. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Is it exclusive to Macy's?
  66. Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    So I have a relatively modest collection of around 30 full-size bottles. Today I wore YSL RG PH for probably the second time in 4 months and it dawned on me "I need to wear this a lot more!"

    It...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme. So good...I need to wear this a lot more often.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I have owned probably 20 different Bond scents. I currently own For Fathers and Montauk. They're not stellar scents and that's why I have sold/swapped off so many.
  69. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Please, please, please let it be an 80's throwback type of scent! I know I'm only kidding myself, but wouldn't it be nice? I'd like a rival for the beast that is Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    Bring...
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    Re: Mr. Blass - Great blind buy!

    Now there's an idea!
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    +2...I just got a nice compliment from my male CFO first thing in the door this morning (ADG Essenza).
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    You know, I was considering asking for a bottle of Scent of Peace for Men for my upcoming birthday, but I think reading this thread and considering all these points has changed my mind. I think I'll...
  73. Re: Up to 40 colognes, and I am promising I will not buy one until I actually finish 1 bottle!

    One of my biggest blind spots is that I enjoy the purchasing experience/hunt/opening the package more than I enjoy actually owning the scent in many cases. Sick and twisted.

    That said, I do...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I applaud your stance.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Yes, you would think that! I actually purchased that bottle STRAIGHT from the store in NYC! WOW.
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Me, too. I have a 1.36 OZ bottle that I've been trying to sell, but I decided to keep it. Glad I did! Enjoying it today and got a compliment first thing in the door to work this AM.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I'm from WV originally. I've been treated like crap by jerks in upscale stores as well. They're just so superior. When I now say I'm from Georgia, I get treated better. Come on. It can give one a...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    They are a mixed bag, mostly bad. I had a great experience in their NY boutique...I dropped about $350, so they gave me and my family tons of freebies, including a full size tester, tshirts and lots...
  79. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Great points!
  80. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    I'm calling myself the hypocrite! I just ripped countless flankers in another thread, and now I'm excited to see a Drakkar flanker!
  81. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Now to be a complete hypocrite...I'll have to check that out! I have no beef with Drakkar when it comes to flankers.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    If she's hungry, that's awesome!
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    That would appear to be the case.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a big compliment from a CVS Pharmacy cashier about two weeks ago. I had applied Aventus about 10 hours earlier and had told my wife that I was disappointed in its lasting power about an hour...
  85. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    I LOVE the smell of Fruit Loops! Hmmm...do I need this scent?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Creed Original Vetiver
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    Re: Nautica Life??? Anyone test it?

    Had a feeling.
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Yes it does. They never get old.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Yep. I like Eau, but that does not mean I think countless spinoffs are cool. I just think that a company is pushing its luck when it goes down the "blue, black, sport, acqua sport, eau, summer...et....
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Like that makes it OK? LOL!!! Personally, I think one flanker per cologne is best. I think creativity would be nice.
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    I am trying to spray away from my neck these days. Mixed results so far.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    There's just something about Bvlgari scents that does not click for me. There's a "zestiness" or fizzy quality that turns me off.

    Did I get compliments anyway? Yes. The original Bvlgari Pour...
  93. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I think I smelled Bleu on one of my employees today. I was actually kind of impressed! I think it was one of my male nurses.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    No more Bvlgari Man flankers, please. Just start a new stand alone.
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    Re: D&G the one alternatives?

    CVS Pharmacy. $9.99 apiece.
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday, July 13, 2014 😎

    Dior Homme Eau for church this morning.

    Creed Aventus for The Beach Boys concert tonight.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I've seen those in Atlanta discounters, but not around here. The prices have been way too high and can be easily beaten on eBay.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Like a 2.5 OZ Polo Blue for $39.99? Not such a great deal, huh? That's what I've seen lately, too.
  99. Re: Dior Eau Sauvage(reformulated): suited for clubbing too?

    I like it best at Fall football games out in the air. It is not a youngish scent though, IMHO. Can't see a pre thirties guy in this.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I agree. When I buy a CK they are soon sold/swapped. Own zero ATM.

    I'm afraid the great days of scents have passed at these stores, due to my theory on production adjustments. Hope I'm wrong.
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