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    Re: Dear Gawd Creed and these batch variations

    Batch variations are a big problem with this brand, but ultimately, it's worth it if you find a good bottle. I still have my vintage bottle of MI - Very robust, juicy watermelon, followed by a big,...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    I don't care what anyone says, Windsor reminds me of Ralph Lauren Blue for women (without the overly feminine florals).
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp

    Hmmmm...the Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp thing will have to wait for a while, because I'm noticing differences from the bottle I bought from Nordstrom's, and the sample that was made for me at Sephora's...
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    Re: Eau des Baux & Kiehl's Original Musk

    The whole designer that is "niche quality" labeling is pretty overused on here, but I find that Eau des Baux easily fits that bill.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Rose 31 has a great woody drydown. No reason for it not to be complimented. On the contrary, I don't know where you got that impression. It's rated very well on the tally's of most complimented on...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp

    Finally bit the bullet, and picked up the EDP today from Nordstrom's. Was $120, so even with my $100 gift card, I had to shell out $20 bucks. Given the fact that they re-formulated the EDT, I kind of...
  7. Re: I have discovered the "come hither" holy grail ... Lancome Hypnôse Homme!

    Good fragrance, but far from the "come hither" holy grail.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Didn't get complimented in a long freaking time, but got one today on this, after I applied some from Sephora. I really like it, but am also experiencing some longevity problems. It definitely lasts...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Man, didn't get a compliment in a hell of a long time. Tried out Bleu de Chanel EDP, and then went to Teavana afterwards. The girl who was working there helping me asked if I was wearing Bleu. She...
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    Re: NEW: Carolina Herrera CH Men Africa

    I love roobios tea, especially chai roobios. The notes sound interesting - I'll try this.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Man, can't believe I'm the first to report this, but the Parfum version is now officially available in the US. I saw (and tried) bottles/testers at both Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's in Canoga Park,...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Anyone know if this is in the states yet? I did a time constrained google search, and saw that Bloomingdales has it online. Doesn't seem like they have it in any stores, though.
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic

    Looks like something that will be hitting Marshalls in about three months.
  14. Re: If you were a woman, what men's fragrance would make you swoon?

    I would like the same scents that I like on myself, but I would never "swoon." If anything, I'd be a lesbian.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I know the feeling - I believe I was the first from here to try Jubilation XXV (don't remember the year, but picked up samples from Parfum Raffy in Sherman Oaks). People were asking me about it, but...
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    Re: Just received Shisedo Basala

    I remember getting this like 10 years ago. Very unique scent - For some reason, reminded me a bit of Hugo Boss Soul.
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    Re: the opening of 24 gold smells like

    Crap.

    I like 24 Gold - As an overall fragrance, it reminds me of Diptyque Eau Duelle (which is a good thing). I just don't like the opening.
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    Re: Tonight I realized I'm in a fragrance rut

    Glad to see you back, as well! I was also in a fragrance rut for a number of years - fragrances just didn't do anything for me. I've since gotten back into them. It's best not to force it.
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    Re: Sephora gift card—what to get?

    I have a Nordstroms gift card for $100, and I'm honestly just thinking of selling it on Ebay (you can surprisingly get nearly full value doing this). Will either do that, or wait for Chanel Bleu de...
  20. Re: Creed product placement in NBC's Parks And Recreation

    Could have picked a better one.
  21. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Had not heard about this, nor the original, but was at Nordstrom's to return a fragrance, and saw the original, and decided to spray it on my arm. I really liked it, and liked it enough to walk back...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Chanel, is that you?

    In all seriousness, maybe there are fluke variations in certain bottles. If I didn't already return my Bleu to Nordstroms, I would have sent you a sample of mine. For what...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    As it should - it's an exquisite fragrance. The drydown is the best part, IMO.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Same here - With the fake that was sent to me, the magnetic cap even lined up, and everything else checked out. Luckily, I had a real bottle that I could compare it to - it was extremely easy to see...
  25. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I tried D&G Intenso, as well. It's definitely a good fragrance, but didn't really remind me that much of vintage as it does for some others here. I'll have to try it again.
  26. Re: Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    Nice of you to laugh at another person's misfortune. I'll make sure to do the same for you. Regarding the fragrances being in the car, It's really not something I've done in the past, but, like I...
  27. Re: Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    Been busy the past few days, but thanks everyone for the nice words.
  28. Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    I was doing some shopping at a local grocery store, and came back to see one of my windows shattered. I had my pre-reformulated La Nuit de L'Homme, along with bottles of Issey Miyake and Allure Homme...
  29. Re: Just Got New Niche!!--Creed Tabarome--(PICS)--

    Since you have both Tabarome and Tabarome Millesime, Bois du Portugal will be right up your alley.
  30. Thread: My First Creed

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    Re: My First Creed

    +1, though I would add Himalaya to that list.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    ^^To my nose, 24 gold is a quality fragrance with depth. I just don't like that oud note to start - they should have just left it out!!
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Am I the only one who gets bubble gum from this? Did a google search of "Carolina Herrera CH Men" with "bubble gum," and didn't find anyone who agreed. I don't mind sweet scents, by the way, but...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Finally tried this (bought a small decant), and....it smells a lot like bubble gum. I get some nice whiffs here and there, but I'm not crazy about it. Bubble gum is a cheap smell, and not something...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Edt vs Edp

    Hurry up and bring this to the states, Chanel!!
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Why? The person said it was purchased at Macy's - If they were lying, I'd get my money back. Issue?
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Just bought a used bottle of this on eBay. I verified from the seller that the bottle was/is about 12-18 months old, which is what I want. If I get weak longevity from THIS, then I'm just going to...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Not really too much luck here in Los Angeles. Everyone sells their fragrances for like 10-15 bucks off the over-priced retail cost. Ebay is by far the best place to get deals, even with shipping.
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    Re: Need Advice- Coffee date fragrance

    Perhaps spray some Bleu de Chanel from your dept. store. If not, "The One" should be a great choice.
  39. Re: Could someone experienced with bottles help with the authenticity of my La Nuit De L'homme?

    I know we can all be paranoid at times, but you say that it lasts as long as the Macy's/Dillards bottle, and that it smells just like it. Why would you doubt that it's authentic?
  40. Re: Anyone else get alot of people "sniffing " around them?

    Not that they would be overtly sniffing, but if they like the way you smell, they will generally find a way to get closer to you.
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    Re: Royal oud blind buy ?

    Lol for some reason, I thought you were talking about Montale's Royal Aoud, which is also a great scent.

    Anyway, Royal Aoud has nothing to do with SMW (I love SMW, by the way) - Completely...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I asked others around me to smell this to eliminate the possibility of olfactory fatigue. It would make sense if they were trying to re-sell this at a higher price, by just renaming it an EDP. The...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Thanks for the link. Not gonna blind buy before I sample though, so hopefully I get my nose on this one soon!
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Yep, that was my thread. I actually went to Macy's today. There was a Bleu de Chanel tester there, that was about half-full. I tried it, and got even WORSE longevity from it. I stood/walked by some...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Who the heck sells this? I tried Macy's and Nordstrom's, and they don't have it (The guy at Nordstrom's actually arrogantly said that Chanel doesn't make an EDP version of this).
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Can someone confirm if this was true with the original Bleu (when it just came out), or was it strong right from the first few sprays? I know it's kind of an obscure thing to try to remember, but...
  47. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Thanks for your reply, and thanks to everyone else for their great replies. Its good to hear that their return policy is so great. I will test this a few more times to be absolutely sure, although I...
  48. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Has anyone had any experience with Nordstroms returns, when you have used the fragrance a few times (for this, it wouldn't be more than 10 sprays). I remember in the past, I did this once with Macy's...
  49. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Honestly, I doubt it. As you can see by my join date, I've been doing this for a while (have been into fragrances long before that). I can tell the difference between nasal fatigue, and a fragrance...
  50. Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    I spent (with tax) about 94 dollars on this a few days ago from Nordstroms (via gift card). At first, I thought it was just me, as I got a sample made for me at Sephora of this, and had iffy...
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    Re: Replacement for Canali Men

    I own a big full bottle of this, and didn't even think twice about it. There's no way it's as good as the amount of money I could get for it. What do you guys think a 3.4 ounce bottle (~90% full)...
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    Re: Gucci PH1 - why so much hype?

    How the hell is this fragrance hyped? Aventus, One Million, etc. are hyped.
  53. Have a $100 Nordstroms gift card - Should I use it to buy a fragrance(s)?

    Got a pretty decent gift card for my birthday, and I've been debating whether or not to use it to buy fragrances. I've kind of had my eye on Bleu de Chanel for a while, but that would probably use up...
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    Effects of ingesting cologne/perfume?

    Hi all,

    Weird thing happened to me today. Was driving to class, and had grabbed an antacid tablet from my side compartment in my car (I sometimes put excess coins, or other random things, like...
  55. Re: Abercrombie Fierce Room Spray as a Cologne

    No, although from a few early reviews, it seems like the intense version is not worth getting.
  56. Re: Abercrombie Fierce Room Spray as a Cologne

    @Flatbush Ave, I'm sure most of those things would apply to the majority of colognes/perfumes out there. I doubt they would subject their workers to having to breathe this for 6-8 hours if it was...
  57. Abercrombie Fierce Room Spray as a Cologne

    Hi guys,

    Was browsing eBay last week, and ran into this (they are easy to find, and cheap there). Since my bottle had been disappointing me lately, I had been going several times to the AF stores,...
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    Re: Carolina Herrera CH Men worth a blind buy?

    Not sure as I'm barely on here - Just trying to figure out why this one was/is so hyped up.
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    Carolina Herrera CH Men worth a blind buy?

    I've been away from the fragrance game for quite a while, and this one seems (or seemed) to be getting a lot of hype. It figures that no store actually has this to sample right now. I'm pretty well...
  60. Re: Gold plated Millesime Imperial bottles available now

    I bought my Creed a good while back - I think I got one of the first ones that weren't gold-plated. Kind of wanted the gold one, but now I think the clear one is much more classy.
  61. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Question, have any of you guys bought any of the original, made in Italy Pour Homme's on eBay? There are a lot of "new in box" ones on there - I'm wondering if they truly smell like the vintage...
  62. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I share your sentiments about wanting this to smell like the vintage, pre-formulated pour homme, but I have my doubts. Usually, these kinds of fragrances (i.e. intense, parfum, etc.) stray away from...
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    Fragrances resembling eggnog?

    I couldn't really think of any off the top of my head. I believe the basic ingredients for eggnog are milk (and sometimes cream), egg yolk, sugar, vanilla and spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg). Even...
  64. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Forget the "Intenso," they need to just make this smell like the original "Pour Homme," before the re-formulations. That was one of my favorite scents ever - Now, with the current formulations, it's...
  65. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    Very rarely, and almost always when I want to know what the fragrance is, so I can wear it myself.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I very rarely give compliments or ask other guys what they're wearing, but the other day I smelled something incredibly good coming off another guy. Because, in the past, I had occasions where I...
  67. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    So do you just like making stuff up for fun? I never said I didn't like the Z01 batch - I LOVE it, and think it's one of the best batches that were made. Yes, I did say that Fresco sucks in another...
  68. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    You know what's pretty funny, is that I still might be able to get some money back by selling actual Fresco decants on Ebay, since people are so curious about it.

    Someone is selling 4 ML decants...
  69. Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    Hi all,

    I recently got scammed on Aventus on Fragrantica. I was so hyped up on the Z01 batch that, since there wasn't anything on that batch on here, or on eBay (at the time) that I did a google...
  70. Poll: Re: SO... ILUM DEAN – Fresco & CREED – Aventus

    Got a sample of this a couple weeks ago...Smells great for 2 minutes, and then nothing. Don't waste your time.
  71. Poll: Re: SO... ILUM DEAN – Fresco & CREED – Aventus

    Question to you guys: I haven't smelled either one - which is closer to their counterpart: Fresco to Aventus, or Al Rehab Silver to SMW?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Just to update after several uses - Smell is absolutely delicious, and sillage is even quite good to start off with, but unfortunately, longevity is not that great. At least I didn't pay that much...
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    Re: Why I might leave Creed...

    I used to think the same way - I think it's more worth it, though, to work hard to find a great batch/bottle of your favorite fragrance from them. Best bet is finding a bottle from someone who bought...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I remember (when first trying this one out) getting a 5 ml decant of Aventus once that absolutely amazed me. I then got in on a split (this was about 2 or 3 years ago), and was kind of underwhelmed....
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    Re: Best amber-musk drydowns?

    I think maybe some people probably aren't getting what he is meaning - Usually you will get the kind of drydowns that he is referring to with aquatic fragrances. A good batch of Silver Mountain Water...
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    Re: Pure Leather....its better then bad its good!

    Wow, I'm surprised at how much people are saying this is similar to the original A Men...Not going out of my way to try this.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Thanks for the honesty, guys. This one definitely looks like a try, but not buy, for me. I don't really mark them down, though...You can't hit a home run every time. Hopefully, they do a "Pure...
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    Re: Pure Malt available in the Mugler UK Store?

    Usually, TM will send emails to their subscribers for something like this...Anyone in the US ever order from TM UK? Wondering how much shipping would be.
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    Re: Pure Malt available in the Mugler UK Store?

    Wow, good find. I have a full bottle, so I'm good...But anyone else who doesn't should jump on this right away. Knowing basenotes for as long as I do, people will buy this extremely quickly.
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    Re: New girlfriend: cologne rankings

    Thanks for the thread, very interesting. Nothing was really "too" surprising here, although I think that Tobacco Vanille smells much better as sillage from somewhat of a distance.
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    Re: Big Creed Sale

    Good call on the referral. I didn't even notice it until I copied the link.
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    Re: Big Creed Sale

    Wow, you have to sign up just to see prices?
  83. Just bought a bottle...seems like I was lucky...

    Just bought a bottle...seems like I was lucky that they didn't sell out. So NY AND California have to pay tax? Oh well, not a big deal.
  84. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Is tax/shipping included?
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    Re: Pure Havane re-release

    I wouldn't have known - Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Creed SMW - anyone else disappointed ?

    One of my favorite scents - Very versatile, and I find that I can very easily come back to it, time after time, whereas I tire of many other scents. Could be a bad bottle/bad batch - Took me buying...
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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    Will probably be similar to that crappy Ice Men.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've had similar experiences...Lots of compliments on SMW from women, and none for men. Needless to say, I'm not distraught on the matter : )
  89. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    You know what the truth is? Most women don't like those "rich, warm, manly scents." Sometimes you will end up smelling too much like her dad or grandfather and smelling too strong/too overbearing,...
  90. Re: New Fragrance: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport

    Lol oh man...releasing a sport version as if the regular version isn't fresh enough. Can't really judge it, though, until I try it.
  91. Besides both being sweet, please explain to me...

    Besides both being sweet, please explain to me how they're similar at all.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, or GPH 2?

    Pointless to choose, they're completely different fragrances.
  93. Re: Could Kiton Black be the perfect wedding day frag?

    I would go with your future wife's favorite fragrance.
  94. Lol people put fragrances in refrigerators to...

    Lol people put fragrances in refrigerators to help preserve and extend their shelf-life. DG By just happens to be a fragrance with bad sillage and longevity...I should know. I used to own it.
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    Hamptons is the only one for me. In my opinion,...

    Hamptons is the only one for me. In my opinion, though, just stick with SMW - its better than whatever it's compared to.
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    I'm probably too late here, but thought I could...

    I'm probably too late here, but thought I could input my thoughts. From my experience, Cuiron is a very good and very wearable fragrance. I definitely recommend it if you have the cash. I believe I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Nice haul/samples - Really nice penmanship.
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    Re: Almost giving up on Creed

    I've experienced the same thing with SMW. Was a gorgeous scent, top to bottom, but I particularly loved the drydown on it (which I still do). I went through so many bottles of it, but I guess...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II or L'Artisan Tea for Two

    I don't own Gucci PH II, but do own a partial bottle of Tea for Two. T4T is more complex and interesting - GPH II is more wearable. Both are winners, to be honest.
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    Re: I just blindly ordered Pure Havane.

    Thanks for the link! That's a great price - Just a little annoyed that they had to be in California (have to pay tax)!!
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