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    Re: Summer scent for 22 years old

    Lalique White, 4.2oz 125ml $32 at overstock with a coupon
    Guerlain Homme, 2.7oz 80ml $45 at overstock with a coupon

    At your age I would find it highly unlikely you wouldnt like both of them.
    If...
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    Kiton - Men (Red Label)
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Gucci - Pour Homme II
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
    Lalique - White
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    Re: Summer scent for 22 years old

    Edition Blanche would be my pick.
    Also consider:

    Issey Miyake Summer 2014 - Affordable freshness, and a huge bottle.
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Lime, dewy grass and woody vetiver
    Guerlain...
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    Re: I just got bombarded for my Pure Malt!

    I would have loved to see his reaction if you told him the bottle is worth $250.
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    Im a big wimp when it comes to oud.
    I tried Dark Aoud (too dank) and Scentstory 24 Gold (too sweet).
    Since sampling Dark Aoud, I can really pick out the note now.
    The only oud I can handle is...
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    Re: Buying from Rakuten

    Anytime Hednic.
    Thanks for all of your contributions to this forum.
  7. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    There are some odd birds out there.
    Weird encounters happen every day, its part of human condition.
    Lets move on.
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    Re: Buying from Rakuten

    I would say its more similar to eBay in terms of quality of vendors.
    Amazon marketplace comparison is valid, but I've seen Amazon weed out sketchy vendors, I havent seen it with Rakuten.... yet....
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    Re: Buying from Rakuten

    Done it, its usually thru a 3rd party, check to see which company it is.
    Its as legit as the party you are buying through.
  10. Re: Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance/Pure Chili

    Its not prominent. The coffee is in the background mostly, you get more warm cake than anything else.
    Sorry to burst your bubble!
    If you want coffee get Legendary Fragrances - Barista.
  11. Re: Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance/Pure Chili

    Yes.
    Its great for the cold weather around the holidays.

    Spice Cake and Cappuccino is more like it, the chili note only is a supporting note beyond 2 minutes in.
    Lasts about 7 hours.
    ...
  12. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    Did he look like this?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU
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    Re: experts help!!!!!!

    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Easy choice, office safe and smells great.

    Fresh juicy lime, then fresh, sweet, dewy grass, then a woody vetiver.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    Creed - Aventus
    Lolita Lempicka - Illusions Noires Au Masculin Eau de Minuit (My bottle is really strong)
    Christian Dior - Homme Intense
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Aventus / Issey Summer 2012 & More

    Bump
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    Re: Classy Fragrance Recommendations

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Santal Noble - Reference Sandalwood
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP - Fresh, likable Vetiver
    Michael Kors - Michael for Men - Tobacco & Dried Fruit
    Gucci - Pour Homme...
  17. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    IMO...
    http://media.cirrusmedia.com.au/BT_Media_Library/Southern-Comfort-Shampoo.JPG
  18. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    I gave it a 5.
    Its ok, not that special, and not hype worthy.
    The only thing it has going for it IMO is sweetness and strength.
    A vanilla/amber bomb + oud.

    Similar scent? Comptior Sud Pacifique...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - Real or Fake?

    Looks legit.
    Give it some more sprays, I've found the straws and the air inside the straw has the tendency to make the scent smell "off" for about 5-6 sprays.
  20. Re: Do you feel 'happier' when you buy more fragrances? If so, why/why not?

    Excited, maybe.
    Happiness comes from more important things in life.

    Its a great feeling when you can wear something awesome for a long time with a full bottle.
    I feel determined when I wear a...
  21. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    Nope. Just whatever you think qualifies.
  22. Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    Post year 2000 scents that smell like powerhouses from years gone by.
    First release date must be year 2000 or newer.
    This should give some of the old school lovers new legs in fragrances.

    I'll...
  23. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    Not much for nostalgia here, but I do really like vintage Cosmair Polo.
    Takes me back to middle and high school, mid to late 90s.

    You could put Green Irish Tweed in the 80s too. A fragrance ahead...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    When I tried a test strip from GQ Mag, I noticed a similarity for sure, but I didnt think it was identical.
    Its got that tinny musk to it.
    Solid fragrance, congrats on the compliment.
  25. Re: Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    Completely agree.
    Some scents just scream "grandpa's armpit".
  26. Re: Timeless Classic... Versus... Dated Fragrance ?

    Dated: Eau Sauvage
    Classic: Polo Green (Vintage Cosmair)
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Girlfriend HATES Midnight in Paris EDP.
    "You smell like a woman."
    My mother gave the same opinion.
    Dont care, backup bottle worthy IMO.

    Girlfriend loves mall scents like A&F. "clean stuff"....
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    Re: [Recommendation] Winter 2015 fragrance

    Give Kiton Men (Red Label) a look.
    Great for work and play.
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    Re: Best deal you've ever gotten?

    Polo Modern Reserve - 118ml @ $37
    DHI - 2013 batch 3U01 tester - 100ml @ $58
    Pal Zileri - Viaggio d'Africa - 100ml @ $45
    Kiton - Men - 125ml @ $50
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP -...
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    Agreed.
    I dabbled in niche and have determined niche means "limited accessibility" rather than any indication of quality.

    I have about 34 bottles, only 5 are niche.
    Not impressed for the typical...
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    This is why I've stocked up on full bottles of what I like, and backups of what I cant live without.
    These regulations will make Axe body spray of all of our favorites.
    All in the name of over...
  32. Re: When you go out of town, what fragrance(s) go with you?

    Samples usually, I couldnt risk breaking a bottle with travel.
    Whatever im in the mood for, and the season.
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    Re: What women really like

    "Clean and fresh"

    Drives me nuts, especially in the winter.
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    If a fragrance cant sell on its own merit, cheap tricks will be used.
    Snake Oil Sales 101.

    Sorry you were duped.
    Now you can sell them for a huge profit here on basenotes touting them as "very...
  35. Thread: New stuff

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    Re: New stuff

    He has testers in stock on the website from what I can see.
    Its worth it. Especially if you're a coffee lover fed up with the junk thats out there.
    1-2 spray juice.
  36. Thread: New stuff

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    Re: New stuff

    Not new, but may be new to you!

    Legendary Fragrances - Barista.

    Most realistic coffee shop fragrance I've smelled, and I've smelled A LOT.
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    Re: A small collection, what's left to add?

    Looks pretty good. Might not need to add anything.

    Consider this cheapie but goodie if you do.

    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale

    How about a true coffee scent?

    Legendary Fragrances - Barista
  38. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Funny, no one mentioned Polo.
    One of the most glaringly obvious choices out there that gets ZERO love on this forum.
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    Re: What are some great value scents?

    Are we doing this again?

    Bottles are valued at less than $40 (Internet Sources) for large bottle 2.5oz/75ml and up.

    Michael – Jordan Legend
    Jacomo – For Men (Silver)
    Mont Blanc – Individuel...
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP (8.4oz worth)
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee (11oz worth)
    Gucci - Pour Homme 2 (6.7oz worth)
    Lalique - White (8.4oz worth)
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale (10oz...
  41. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    24 Gold is just another amped up Amber/Vanilla.
    Gross IMO.
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    Re: Pure Malt Alternatives?

    Michael Kors - Michael
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    Re: Favorite scents around $30?

    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale (Overstock.com)
    Lalique - White (Overstock.com)
    Lalique - Encre Noire (Overstock.com)
    Francesco Smalto - FullChoke (eBay)
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee (Tester on...
  44. Re: Risky Blind Buy - Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin Eau de Minuit

    Thanks hednic.
    Limited Edition, might only have a few members with this scent.
  45. [US + CANADA] Re: Designer & Niche / Samples & Bottles - Updated 10/10

    Bump.
  46. Re: Monster tonka bean fragrance wanted help please?

    Pal Zileri - Viaggio d'Africa
    Jacomo - For Men (Silver)
  47. Risky Blind Buy - Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin Eau de Minuit

    $40 on Amazon for 100ml, got the last one.
    Not sure how I feel about licorice, but im willing to give it a shot.
    I opted for the Midnight version due to reports and reviews of it being less soft...
  48. Re: Have $30 left, what else to get in my order?

    You didnt say which website you were ordering from.
    3-4 months ago I purchased my 3.4 oz bottle for $45.
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    Re: Designer Gourmands With Tobacco Notes?

    Michael for Men by Michael Kors, the old one.
    Find the Givenchy version. Bottle should say only "Michael".
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    Re: Manipulation of Fragrantica Ratings???

    There are many childish things that occur on the internet.
    Fragrantica is not exempt from this.
    When I was researching Pal Zileri's Sartoriale, I saw a wild change in the "smells like" vote with...
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    Re: Grey Vetiver new Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford

    My experience as well.
    1 1/4 sprays to work, and I was pretty ripe all day, but not out of hand.
    My old 2010 bottle seems to be a little more rounded than the slightly sharp stuff in Sephora....
  52. Re: Have $30 left, what else to get in my order?

    MIP EDP.
    Snatch that up before its gone for good.

    Also consider:

    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
    Pal Zileri - Viaggio d`Africa
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Kiton - Men (The red label)
  53. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    Double post.
  54. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    feydakin9, I just picked up a bottle of Equus EDP.
    I take it you like it. What do you get from it?
    I mostly bought it for the juniper, its been compared to Lubin's Itasca at some level.
    Sounds...
  55. Thread: Only 2...

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    Re: Only 2...

    Kiton Men
    Midnight in Paris EDP
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him

    Wet violet leaf, musk and the dry down of Drakkar Noir.
    Gross. Avoid blind buying it.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    I think its a fine fragrance the way it is IMO.
    I cant imagine it with more projection and less longevity.
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    Re: long lasting with decent projection?

    Sweet and Spicy embodies Bentley for Men Intense, spiced rum and cinnamon.
    Viaggio d`Africa by Pal Zileri is a sweet, spicy vetiver.
  59. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    Ralph Lauren - Polo (Green) - I get comments about it from over 10 feet away, even the non-cosmair formulation
    Bentley for Men Intense - Intense sweetness and spice. 1 spray overwhelms me some days.
  60. Thread: ebay selling

    by MegaMav
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    Re: ebay selling

    Sour grapes.
    A bid is a binding contract, stick to your guns, and maintain your proof of purchase in case he tries to declare "a fake" thru eBay to get his money back.
    I sell on eBay and fear this...
  61. Re: Please recommend scents to sample based on my top 10

    Thank you all.
    Time for me to start sniffing!
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    There isnt a big deal IMO.
    (Other than Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee)
    I tried Guerlain Heritage EDT and nearly vomited.
  63. Please recommend scents to sample based on my top 10

    1. Kiton - Men
    2. Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP
    3. Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    4. Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood
    5. Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
    6. Creed - Aventus
    7. Legendary...
  64. Thread: Encre Noir

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Agreed.
    Its a very well defined, rough around the edges vetiver.
    Unforgiving at times, especially if sprayed around the face if you're not used to such a bold scent.
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    Re: Bentley, Sartorial, Mahon leather etc.

    If its Pal Zileri's Sartoriale, I'd pick that.
    If not, the Bentley.
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    Re: What to wear to a wedding reception?

    Aventus.
    Party on.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    How a confident man thinks.
    I still havent found a good occasion to break the seal on my 100ml 3U01 bottle.
  68. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    Then its legit, and dont worry about it.
    It is what it is.
  69. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    How does it smell?
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    Absoluto is wayyyyyyy outside my comfort zone.
    I would call it unisex at best, easily wearable by women.
    Im so glad I have 2 samples I'll never use up. :)
    C'est la vie.

    Original Solo comes...
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    Rarely, but just bought a couple of mini's today.
    Do your homework on the seller, and it works out.
    I've yet to receive a fake, just dont buy popular mainstream designers on eBay or Creed.
    Too...
  72. Re: How do you determine if a fragrance is Full Bottle worthy?

    I have to enjoy wearing it.
    How much im willing to spend depends upon how much I like or love it.
    Even if my sample/decant was enough for a couple of years, would I be pissed if I came back and it...
  73. Re: Cosmair Polo - Difference Between Splash & Spray?

    Thank you.
    Im asking specifically about Cosmair Polo.
  74. Thread: Encre Noir

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    Re: Encre Noir

    I dont get salty at all, but I do get cypress which is quite sharp and green.
    In all fairness, the vetiver part of Encre Noire is similar in general to that of Sycomore.
    I think thats where the...
  75. Re: Cosmair Polo - Difference Between Splash & Spray?

    There are "Cologne" and "Eau de Toilette" Cosmairs out there as well.
    Not sure if there is a difference there either.
    Any experts on basenotes?
  76. Thread: Encre Noir

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Encre Noir

    I wore the sport version last week, its pretty nice. Dry down is similar.
    The Cashmere wood (very cedar-like), Haitian vetiver and musk dry down actually made me lose sleep after 16 hours of wear...
  77. Cosmair Polo - Difference Between Splash & Spray?

    Is there a difference in the scent strength?
    Is it Eau de Cologne vs Eau de Toilette?
    Or is it just non-sprayer top?
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    Will do. If not here, then on FragReviews.com with a more formal, graded review.
    Wearing Platinum again today, sprayed it around 3:45, 2 sample sprays to the neck, died down after about 2 hours and...
  79. Thread: Encre Noir

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Darker than Grey Vetiver.
    Smells like vetiver and the earthiness of rich top soil, but refined.
    Tough to describe, its pretty rich without being too sharp or dated like some old school vetivers...
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    Thanks for the reports.
    I've picked up samples of the original as well.
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    I'll try the Platinum again tomorrow.
    I was certain it had a mandarin feel to it.
    After my haircut, I'll put it on in the car for the 30 minute ride home.
    I cant escape!
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    Re: Loewe - Solo Series

    The mandarin note, does it smell smoothly cheap to you hednic?
    It doesnt have that citrus bite to it.
    I've smelled it in a previous encounter with Mont Blanc Exceptionnel.
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    Loewe - Solo Series

    I've been dabbling in this lesser known house from Spain.
    Samples are on eBay for a reasonable price.

    I've tried Solo Platinum and wasnt overly impressed.
    There is a mandarin note in there thats...
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    Re: Cant find a cologne that I love

    Kiton Men for a great easy to wear scent.
    Legendary Fragrances Barista for a phenomenal coffee based gourmand thats niche but affordable. All coffee note lovers need to try this.
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    Re: Will I like Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles?

    I picked up a 10ml decant in a big swap.
    Thats about how much I'll end up wearing this.
    I think your observations are on. Not too many good quality resinous pine scents out there that DONT smell...
  86. Re: Gf insisted I put on new tshirt after applying Dior Fahrenheit - "flower bouquet at a gas statio

    I personally dont like it, but I dont think its dated.
    Too sweet for me without any sort of food backing.
  87. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    How to make money in the 21st Century 101.
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    Re: Sweet oriental designer fragrance for winter

    Bentley for Men Intense.
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Completely agree.
    I smelled it at Macy's and was wondering the same thing.
    A big blob of sugared water. Weird.
    I think Issey Miyake Summer 2014 is superior, albeit a bit more expensive per ml.
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    Re: natural smelling designers

    Not technically a designer, but in that price range and availability:

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique: Amour de Cacao
    Smells like a cold, creamy, chocolate pie with orange zest on top.
    This is the new...
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    Re: What's the appeal in Montale?

    I've tried these:

    Montale - Aoud Ever
    Montale - Dark Aoud
    Montale - Kabul Aoud

    They're just not for me.
    I've heard Aoud Ever is very likable, and even that one is marginal-like territory,...
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    Re: SOTD: Fridayy, September 26, 2014

    1 spray of this for the evening, no scent during the day.
    http://images.askmen.com/fashion/grooming/1245704353_creed-green-irish-tweed_3.jpg
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    Re: How many options do you have per season?

    Can we get your #1 for each season hednic?
  94. Thread: DHI year

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    Re: DHI year

    Likely 2011
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    How many options do you have per season?

    Just the numbers, plus give me your #1 for each season if you'd like.

    Winter: 17 - Gucci Pour Homme 2003
    Spring: 8 - Kiton Men
    Summer: 7 - Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
    Fall: 18 - Comme des...
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Mugler - Taste of Fragrance - warming chili pepper note that morphs into a spiced cake.
    Lalique - White - Green lemon leaf, white pepper and a nutty tamarind.
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    Re: Recommendations to expand my collection?

    Bentley for Men Intense.
    Really strong stuff, 1 spray im overwhelmed.
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    Re: Montale - Intense Pepper

    Zero appeal for me with this house.
    I dont know how they continue to put out combinations of completely unappealing notes and still sell enough to stay in business.
  99. Re: Francesco Smalto - FullChoke - First impressions

    My pleasure.
    There is virtually no credible information on this one, I thought it was an opportunity to bring a possible gem to light.
    As I speak, 8 hours in I can still get whisps of it from my...
  100. Re: Francesco Smalto - FullChoke - First impressions

    There is a light vanilla note peeking thru after 5-6 hours.
    The metallic note is fading a bit and its warming up more.

    Definitely worth the $26 for 100ml.
    I think I'll put it on my cheapies list...
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