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  1. any designer frags worth checking out released in the last year?

    I havent really looked at any new releases in the last year or so anything worthwhile designer wise that has come out.

    What about any niche that are really awesome released in the last year or...
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    must sample fred malle

    I have only tried musc rav, and vet. ext.

    both of which i find interresting but just not really wearable. --- musc could be but its really a little too sickly sweet for me , i have chergui for...
  3. Re: blue bottle similar to Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier ?

    i seem to also remember possibly red in the cap or something and maybe gold?
  4. blue bottle similar to Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier ?

    i was looking for a frag I cant remember the name of but it had a very ornate glass bottle with a very blue make and the cap was also very ornate something on par with MPG , think the blue equivalent...
  5. where can you view the wardrobe icons?

    i was wondering if there is any place to at least see the wardrobe icons without having to pay as a member, i seem to recall seeing a list of at least some , 50-100 icons that you could choose from...
  6. Is there a must try/sample/own list of frags?

    hey all ,

    I was wondering if there is a list compiled anywhere of the frags with reps that deserve the must try or sample status due to their reputation as being interesting , masterpiece,...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    im convinced on getting bleecker after extensive testing now and great reviews,

    however i still am not really sure whether i like riverside or chez better, I find chez to be different enough from...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    how does owning bleecker already impact the choice between riverside and chez, i get quite a bit of similarity between bleecker and riverside in the top , it seems that chez maybe fits in better...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    brooklyn to me smells like a very pure and natural grapefruit over the top of a gin and tonic type smell and then down into a more evergreen like scent say hinoki or something of the like, but its...
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    Re: riverside drive or chez bond?

    at my last visit to bond i was really impressed with both west broadway and bowery,

    i think both under the radar bond scents,

    bowery had one of the most electric fizzy lime openings i have...
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    riverside drive or chez bond?

    hey all,

    just got back from new york and picked up a new bottle of brooklyn from the bond house. I have seriously been struggling to pick my next one from this line, i really love bleecker, ---i...
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    where to test CdG and Lutens in NYC

    hey all,

    I will be traveling to new york city for an extended stay and was wondering besides the usual saks etc that have large selections and bond boutiques etc. where can i try out some comme...
  13. Bond No. 9 now makes you buy something for samples

    Hey all,

    I havent visited the bond website in a while but i wanted to try out a few more samples. I previosly was able to order 6 samples for 15 dollars or what have you, but now the website...
  14. Re: your experiences wearing CdG incense series?

    thanks for the input, i think ill start wearing my avignon out in public because i usually wear stuff that doesn't always fit the situation,


    my nose isnt developed enough to sense the quality...
  15. your experiences wearing CdG incense series?

    hey all,

    I have tested the entire incense series line from CdG and i just purchased a full bottle of avignon because i find it to be the most unique incense frag i have ever smelled.

    I enjoy...
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    Re: How many sprays for Creed MI?

    why is it that in cold weather you would need more sprays, i thought if its hot the notes would be released into the air faster, or is it that because its cold they dont tend to release and stay on...
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    please help me pick some EdC's to try

    hey all, as i continue sampling numerous frags i would like to test out the classic riff on the eau de cologne,

    names that come to mind with my limited knowledge are a few from the aqua di...
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    the sultan = expensive M7

    hey all,

    i just got a few more niche samples that ive been on a spree lately and in the mail today i got a large decant of vintage tab, and ambre sultan ,

    I was expecting to be blown away by...
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    Re: What's the deal with Guerlain here on BN?

    l'instant for men is incredible, just absolute class
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    Re: Orange and Spice?

    l'anarchiste????

    blood orange, spicy, a bit metallic , and cheap , good stuff
  21. Re: Is there a Watermelon, Mango scent that's not aquatic?

    If you want like jolly rancher type artificially flavored watermelon candy than i would suggest

    Bond no. 9 hamptons for you

    People say it smells like creed SMW but all i really get out of it...
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    Re: quick cement smell

    i hacked the typing but i meant pebbles,

    i have l'instant and absolutely love it, maybe thats one of the reasons because it has some kind of subconcious connection to that memmory.

    I will...
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    Re: Cuiron Re-Launch

    the question is, ,....

    is there a suitable replacement for cuiron.... please let me know
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    quick cement smell

    hey all,

    I was thinking about my childhood and patching up the stairs at my grandfathers house and i remember how appealing the scent of whatever quick mix cement we were using was , and I was...
  25. Re: Varvatos Vintage versus Burberry London; help me choose!

    i have both, and ill have to say i thought i loved vintage at the store so i bought it pretty cheap online and now i kind of regret it. As my wardrobe grows and i want to move into niche fragrances...
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    Cuiron Re-Launch

    Any updates on the supposid relaunch of this awesome fragrance, ive been rationing out my small bottle for a while now and would like to get some fresh stuff in a larger size. I havent heard...
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    what is a reasonable sized wardrobe

    hey all,

    As i get deeper into sampling many niche fragrances and wanted to own some of them , actually many of them , i find myself looking at my growing stash of frags and thinking to myself,...
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    Re: please help me choose my l'artisan

    lol about that 15 minute thing,

    i think thats true for a bunch of the l'artisans,

    My biggest problem with them has been how many people seem to love mechant L , but i find the scent so damn...
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    please help me choose my l'artisan

    hey all,

    So now that i've tested almost the full line of l'artisan that looks interresting to me its time for me to narrow down for one full bottle purchase on my next chicago visit.

    I have...
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    Re: what to do when you find your grail>?

    the guide, ? what or who is that lol
  31. Re: Does someone remember cigar aficionado cologne?

    i still have it and its a big bottle, i liked it alot but it seems to get ripped on here though, i think it is unmatched in sillage and longevity .

    Try tom ford tobacco vanille, you might like...
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    what to do when you find your grail>?

    Hey all,

    I was taking a look at how my once tiny collection even a year or so ago has now grown exponentially in size , partly due to my expanding interrest and partly due to alot of either blind...
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    Re: how does CdG rank as a house?

    thanks for the input the description of the ozone /light bulb fragrance sounds amazing i gotta try that,

    I havent tried all that many really harcore niche frags but compared to some of the creeds...
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    tom ford - full bottle worthy's

    hey all,

    I have only been able to try a few of the private blends from tom ford, TV, and tuscan leather.

    I was wondering what you all think are some of the bottle worthy frags in his line...
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    how does CdG rank as a house?

    Hey all,

    Lately i have been trying a bunch of samples from CdG , including hinoki, the incense series, 2man , red series.

    I have really enjoyed many of these and was wondering what some of...
  36. Re: first experience with cdg, montale, tauer, nicolai

    i loved sequoia and hinoki , both were awesome
  37. Re: first experience with cdg, montale, tauer, nicolai

    are there any montale aoud's that are drastically different than black aoud, such as maybe cristal or something, I like the aoud , but what my nose picks up as a rose note is absolutely a no go for...
  38. first experience with cdg, montale, tauer, nicolai

    Hey all,

    Thanks to this site i have finally made the dive into some of the more niche houses , ones that im sure i would have never learned about or sampled in my life. I guess this is a...
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    Re: best l'artisan offering

    the dryness in some of these frags is really something, by that i mean conveys the feeling of a dry scent very naturally and vividly, I felt in some of these there were almost a dessicant to my nose,...
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    best l'artisan offering

    hello all,

    I just received a set of samples from l'artisan and am trying to figure out if any of them are really for me.
    So far i have.....

    Dzing!
    timbuktu
    fou d' absinthe
    dzongha?...
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    Re: Strip Club fragrance

    out of my stash , a heavy dose of cuiron, smell like a saddle and they WILL ride you like a horse
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    well known layerings

    hey all,

    I was just wondering if there are some really well known/accepted layering formulations here on the Bn community.

    I think it would be great if we could compile a list of some really...
  43. where to introduce kouros to the public??

    Hey all,

    I just got my first bottle of Kouros and have been testing it in the safety of my own home with the windows closed and nobody else in the house. My question is where should i test this...
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    Re: When you're tired of subtlety

    funniest thread i have read in a long time, very entertaining,

    "Sometimes when I hit the night clubs, I wear so much A*men the crowds become diabetic" great damn quote i died when i read this...
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    Re: BdP, Acier, or Him

    what do you all think himalaya vs SMW and MI , it seems almost nobody prefers himalaya over these two??? Although i dont find it as unique as either smw or MI it seems just more pleasant to me, but...
  46. Re: Gourmand choice - Hanae Mori, A*Men, Rochas Man

    fresh cannabis santal is a great frag , you can find it at sephora and they will give you a sample if you ask for it, similar to amen but more refined IMO
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    Re: BdP, Acier, or Him

    ps......notable creeds i have not sampled yet

    Royal english leather and lav
    santal
    cypres
    royal delight and water
    vintage tab
    angelique??? is that right?

    any maybe less common ones, maybe...
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    BdP, Acier, or Him

    Hey all,

    I am really struggling to choose my next creed, I am thinking of getting either bois du portugal, acier aluminum, or himalaya, I enjoy all of them alot , but since im on a tight budget...
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    identify the frags in anchorman

    hey all,

    I just watched that anchorman cologne buffet scene again and was trying to identify as many frags as i could in the movie,

    Could anyone help me out and list what that guy all has in...
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    Re: what are THE dry woods

    tumulte is one of my absolute favs and gucci ph as well for designer stuff,
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    Re: what are THE dry woods

    can somebody refresh me on the type differences to the wood families, I just know them because i like a frag and find out somebody says its dry woods as opposed to say mossy woods,

    Could somebody...
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    what are THE dry woods

    hello all,

    In my dabbling in the fragrance world I have come to find that DRY WOODS are some of my favs. Im wondering what you all think are the ultimate or best dry woods fragrances created. ...
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    Funniest fragrance names

    Hey all,
    sorry if this has been posted, but i did do a quick search...

    anyways

    I was wondering what some of you think are the most outrageous or funny fragrance names out there. Remember in...
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    chanel PMC similar to Creed BdP

    hey all,

    I was just at the store and tested out some pour monsieur conc. and was struck by how much it reminded me of bois du portugal. I no longer have a sample of BdP and was wondering if I am...
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    Re: grapefruit scents

    i remember Horizon buy Guy Laroche??? That seemed very grapefruit to me back then and was pretty solid, i believe its discontinued now but you can find it for dirt cheap online and at your local TJ's...
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    Re: m7 and visit

    i really thought visit was going to be quite synthetic and not that good when i purchased it. I bought it strictly on the notes and the fact i like cedar alot and also i wanted to get something like...
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    Re: females find MI and SMW too femme?

    mike what has been your most compliment getting creed, im curious, the vetiver for me was unexpected to say the least
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    Re: females find MI and SMW too femme?

    to clarify these were all tried on skin at one time or another so that the bases were definately experienced, I wear what i want as well thank you!!!! but i just wanted to experiment and see if MI...
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    m7 and visit

    Am i the only one that thinks the dry down of visit is a more mellow subtle version of m7, slightly less punch you in the face intense ??? I just purchased visit and find it quite nice, the cedar...
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    Re: Your Favourite Cheap Fragrances

    I recently picked up Christian Lacroix Tumulte at tj's 3.3 for 15 bucks , both the after shave and edt. I cant believe how wonderful this frag is, first of all i love cedar so this was right up my...
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    females find MI and SMW too femme?

    Hey all,

    I enjoy getting opinions on my frags with some of my friends as much as i can. Recently I asked two girls what they thought of a number of creed frags....about 12 of them..... and...
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    looking for cedar

    hello all,

    i recently purchased TUMULTE blind and absolutely loved it, i would like to try a few more cedar frags as I love this note and can't get enough lately,

    My question is , what frags...
  63. Re: Know of any fragrance similar to Abercrombie & Fitch's Woods?

    any updates to this thread, as to what may be similar ???

    do you guys think ralph safari is similar to this, i remember loving woods but have a hard time pinpointing what it was i liked about it,...
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    Re: suggest a tobacco and leather frag please

    i just bought cuiron on ebay blind, my friend told me its awesome as well so ill end up just pawning it off if i dont like it, i sure hope its real.

    i also saw michael kors at the mall stand the...
  65. Thread: Dentist

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    Re: Dentist

    im currently in dental school so i tend to be pretty careful with what i wear. It is always awesome though when a patient really enjoys your scent because your wrists are pretty much at their nose...
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    Re: suggest a tobacco and leather frag please

    due to the fact cuiron is not longer really found anywhere what would be my second best fit guys? cigar afficionado lol......sadly i have this.........and like it
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    Re: suggest a tobacco and leather frag please

    what do you guys think of varvatos vintage?
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    suggest a tobacco and leather frag please

    hello all,

    I am currently looking for a fragrance with tobacco and leather in it. I think what i am looking for is more of a pipe tobacco smell as opposed to pure dried leaf. I have guerlain...
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    Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    thats funny you posted this i was in there the other day, i took the mom to the mall and i happened to try the GREEN ELIXER and i was shocked that the dry down actually smelled quite similar to creed...
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    Re: spring/summer scent

    seriously i have never smelled m7 fresh on anyone else in any situation and i have very rarely even noticed the regular m7 as noticeable as that is, i think you could do alot worse in picking a...
  71. Re: pick one creed for warm and one for colder

    it seems like although a great scent many people associate bdp with "old man" although i like it very much i also have a few frags that get comments like that and i really can't stand having to...
  72. pick one creed for warm and one for colder

    hey all

    i am really struggling to pick from a batch of creed samples for a full purchase, I want to narrow it down to two of them.

    My question is if you guys had to pick just two, one to cover...
  73. Re: In what situation that you won't wear fragrance?

    certain patients I have in the clinic have expressed their allergic reaction to any kind of fragrance so I make sure to never wear anything with those out of respect for them. However my wrists are...
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    creed corn tortilla note???

    hey all i just received a bunch of samples of various creeds from the PC, overall I am quite impressed by them. One thing i have recently noticed is that I found only as i can describe as a "corn...
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    Re: your most UNDERpriced frags

    nicole miller has be relaunched??????!!!!

    ive been hoarding my bottle for a few years now because i thought it was done for
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    Re: your most UNDERpriced frags

    thats funny both of your above responses, the first one , mat very male, i actually ordered with live jazz and came in the same package along with guerlain vetiver, i think i made out quite well on...
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    your most UNDERpriced frags

    Hey all

    I just received my first live jazz bottle and was absolutely amazed by it, especially how long it lasts and its projection for being a citrus. I think it is incredible and the 30 dollar...
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    Re: Feeling Chypre?

    so what category would grey flannel fall into , to me this seems super oakmossy with a bit of citrus and floral burst, isnt the whole point of a chypre the oakmoss, im a noob so i have no idea but to...
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    Re: The favorites of a newby!

    I too am a noob when it comes to frags but some of the ones i have discovered that i love are....

    Hermes....terre'd hermes
    guerlain vetiver
    YSL rive gauche
    YSL m7
    L'air du desert marocain...
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    Re: Is amber ambergris?

    so when a scent is noted as very ambery or an amber scent does it refer to more the labdanum ambergris type note or is the amber fragrance usually based more on the tree resin type amber scent. I...
  81. Re: Fragrances and Bugs. Or: Any Good Bug Repellants?

    m7 within the first half hour of application will kill any small life form it's waft touches, god i love that stuff
  82. Re: Do you enjoy sharp and bracing openings?

    i dont really find grey flannel to be sharp and bracing even in the opening. To me this scent is very green but the sickeningly sweet violet note overpowers me, it reminds me of those really soapy...
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    best online retailer for creed

    hey all,

    im looking to purchase my first creeds asap,

    I have been price shopping online and so far the best deal i can find on creed is from perfume.com, scentiments looks good but they have...
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    Re: current reputable creed ebayers

    which online store typically has the best prices on creed stuff, scentiments has good prices but seem like out of stock on most things,

    do you guys think the 2.5 or 4 oz is the better way to go...
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    current reputable creed ebayers

    hey all


    sorry if this is posted a million times before, but.....
    \
    I am looking to purchase a few creeds on the net , so far i have been looking at perfume.com it seems legit and has good...
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    buying 2 creeds help!!

    hey all

    i finally picked up a bunch of samples from the PC,

    I have a current budget to purchase 2 creeds, they would be my first two,

    I think I am totally set on MI, i think its great and...
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    Re: Creed Analogs

    im not talking exact copy here but if you cant see the similarities between VIW and TB SSSB than idk what you or I am smelling. Frankly i don't see the point in owning VIW if you already have the...
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    Re: Creed Analogs

    thanks for helping out with more choices , i appreciate it,

    Is it wrong to refuse to ever purchase sean john just because well..........its sean john, for whatever reason i would feel like such a...
  89. compare/contrast the guerlain vetivers

    hello all,

    I just ran out of my small decant of regular guerlain vetiver and like it very much, a truly electric lively scent. I would like to purchase a larger bottle of this or one of the...
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    Creed Analogs

    sorry if there is a similar creed thread , i know theres a huge similar fragrance thread, but i thought it would be nice to get a list of creeds and their cheaper/designer counterparts etc. ...
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    are creed Refillable Atomizers empty?

    this is a dumb question but i noticed on fragrancex.com they have a ton of different variations of 1.7 oz creed fragrances such as GIT and SMW, they are labeled as refillable atomizers but are these...
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    Re: similar to creed VIW

    thanks all, petru you seem to offer your advice to people very often even for the most repetitive of questions that newbies like me ask, thanks for that, i appreciate it, coincidentally i have...
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    similar to creed VIW

    hey all,

    i was wondering if you know of any frags that have the closest resemblance to creed virgin island water. I just picked up TB set sail st. bartes and have heard there are some fair...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Mat; Very Male?

    im curious where you guys picked this up online cheaply, i remember it being on fragrancenet a while ago but havent looked in a while, i think i need a new bottle, peace
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    envy = blue box nag?

    Hey all,

    Does anyone else think gucci envy smells "EXACTLY" like the blue box nag champa inscense from satya sai baba?. I received the frag as a leftover from somebody moving out of my...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Mat; Very Male?

    i was searching for an anise /ouso, type note for a while and stumbled upon this. I think its great, if you are looking for that really really almost electric zing black licorice "the candy" type...
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    Re: earthy designer frags

    are we talking declaration or declaration essence , either way which do you prefer and why?????
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    Re: earthy designer frags

    a woman that loves terre d'H on me would also love....................??????? what , any suggestions
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    Re: earthy designer frags

    yes guerlain vetiver is awesome, i have it, im not sure how well received it is from women, i know a ton of the more mature women love it, but my target audience college aged women, im not so sure,...
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    earthy designer frags

    Hey all,

    If possible i would like you to please suggest some "earthy" frags for me that are readily available at department store type places or online. By earthy , i am thinking of frags like...
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