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  1. Re: Any experiences with Royall Lyme of Bermuda?

    Picked up Royall Lyme at Marshalls cheap - nothing to write home, abysmal longevity, very linear, but great as a pick-me-up or just a refreshment after exercise. Certainly not a going-out fragrance.
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    Re: A truly "loud" fragrance... from CK?

    I read about that edition of CK One in various magazines, but for some reason only saw it being sold at CK outlets.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    L'eau D'Issey Intense boxset for $40. I was tempted at first, but the EDT included was only 40 ml and I passed.
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    Re: Burr gives Black by Kenneth Cole one star

    I agree with Burr 100% on this one. When I first tried it I thought "WTF?! It smells like your bog standard drugstore or dollar-store shampoo or bodywash" and years later it still smells cheap and...
  5. Re: Fruity Cologne : What was this guy wearing????

    Paradise by Alfred Sung, maybe? It is dirt cheap at discounters and has grapefruit, papaya and "marine notes" in the topnotes - fruity and fresh.
    But as mentioned above there are way too many...
  6. Re: Yet again, I smell Yatagan in New West for Men

    Based on the reviews and feedback here I also expected some 90's US "fresh ozonic aquatic" a-la Polo Sport or Wings etc and when I first tried it at Ulta I thought I got it wrong and even had to...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Picked up Joop Jump Electric Heat for $20 USD (they also must have had at least a dozen of Go Electric Heat there as well); sweet chemical stuff with decent staying power, I kind of expected flankers...
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    Poll: Re: Bulgari Aqua Marine vs Bulgari Aqua POLL!

    I like and own both but Marine is my favourite, IMO it's more original and people who smelled me wearing both told me that Aqva Marine really stands out compared to Aqva.
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    Re: Bulgari Black

    It may be worth trying Body Kouros if you like Bvlgari Black.
  10. Re: True Religion for men - I tired it and I liked it

    Guess is US company and their higher-end jeans are made in the USA, non? It's funny, because the Europeans pay ridiculous amounts of money for jeans by trendy US brands such as 7 For All Mankind or...
  11. Re: Bulgari Aqua 30 ml bottle is it different sharpe then 50 ml bottle and 100 ml?

    I have one, bought at TJ Maxx - it's a more conventional type of a bottle, like a trial size shampoo or deo stick. If you google images or do a search on ebay you'll see it for yourself.
  12. Re: True Religion for men - I tired it and I liked it

    I wonder what can be said in this regard about Diesel then (since it's namechecked in this thread anyway). They had their el cheapo teenager fragrances (that quickly ended up at discounters) while...
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    Re: Kissing Cousins?

    Tommy Bahama - Dirty English - Gucci PH - CDG2Man
    Realities - D&G PH
    Fujiyama PH - L'eau D'Issey PH
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    You have Big Lots in Tampa FL, they carry 1.7 oz Burberry Brit for Men at $20...
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    Re: earthy, non-sweet lemon recommendation

    +1 for Etro Lemon Sorbet here as well. It's dry airy earthy herbal lemon, not sweet or "pledge-like" at all.

    Also a couple of Cerutti's - original 1881 (soapy herbal citrus) and Image Fresh Energy...
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    Re: Looking for a designer Amber

    Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    Re: Dad retires--what's going to be his scent?

    I love tasks like these - making thoughtful gifts (I can spend hours compiling a gift music CD/mp3 mix - or back in the day cassette mixtape - for firends).

    My first thought was Boss No 1,...
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    Re: Is Calvin Klein that bad?

    Another very enthusiastic vote ("two thumbs up, way way up!") for the fantastic Calvin. A true classic, rich, sophisticated, balanced, distinguished and just plain good-smelling in an expensive old...
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    Re: Which Euphoria?

    I doubt this nurse would be wearing a men's fragrance, she is just way too shy and "by the book" to take any risk.

    I shall give Intense a sniff, I only tried the original men's and it was too...
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    Which Euphoria?

    Tonight the female nurse at the hospital I am stuck in was taking my vitals and after she left I could sense a pleasant dry woodsy smell lingering in the air and on my wrists, it was almost...
  21. Re: Polo Sport, ckbe, Lacoste, Allure Sport...what next?

    Geir, Banana Republic M
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    Re: Aramis New West?

    Agreed!
    When I finally tried it in person I thought "what aquatic?!?". It might have been ahead of its time, but if anything it predated the likes of Rush, Gucci PH, Dirty English, Visit and other...
  23. Re: Anyone know where to find 'Zirh Defend' in Toronto?

    Try the Canadian versions of TJ Maxx/Marshalls (Winners?). The ones in the USA frequently carry the "combo kit" (http://www.zirh.com/product.aspx?f=114) and it's discounted to the point where the...
  24. Re: Did any one enter the Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus Giveaway?

    I got mine today too, can't say I am impressed on the initial sniff.
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    Re: which hair gel do you use?

    Got2B Spiked-Up Styling Gel
    It has been recommended by my b/f who is a hair stylist. It's cheap, strong, non-sticky, doesn't flake an/or tch, keeps the shape well and a little goes a long way. I am...
  26. Thread: Dry Vanilla

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    Re: Dry Vanilla

    Jaipur Homme Fraicheur Epicee
    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: Looking For a Bitter Fragrance...

    To me the following have a certain biiter note:
    Cerruti Image Fresh Energy
    Caudalie Fleur de Vigne Fresh Energizing Fragrance
    Etro Lemon Sorbet
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    Re: Sweet me off my feet

    I have noticed quite a few comparisons to Gucci Envy
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    Re: Burr gives Oceans by Nautica two stars

    If Oceans is successful commercially I wonder whether Nautica/Coty will start pumping out new fragrances monthly to make sure they make the max of the 2-year license deal on the "innovative...
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    Re: azzaro chrome VS azzaro visit

    LOL! That's actually exactly how I feel about Chrome, I subscribe to Burr's assessment
    100%. When I smell Chrome I am instantly reminded of a rusty metal door handle I once grabbed with my bare...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Nope, I have seen it way cheaper, especially if you don't need it "yesterday!". I almost bought a 100 ml for $20 at either TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but eventually decided to skip it since I have other...
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    Re: azzaro chrome VS azzaro visit

    Visit, simply because it's not as mundane and commonplace as a Chrome-type fragrance.
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    Re: Skincare for men - The best products?

    I have heard very good things about Anthony Logistics anti-acne products (they have their own packaging and separate kits/sets), but have not used them specifically to get rid of zits or pimples....
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    Re: Bulgari Pour Homme - Longevity?

    I find it to be long lasting but it stays very close to skin without projection. In a way I actually appreciate that.
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    Re: Never gonna give you up!

    CDG2, Black Orchid VF, Boucheron PH Bleue and, surprisingly enough, Pierre Cardin Bleu Marine - it's really sharp and cloying and synthetic and sort of twisted and wretched and I have considered...
  36. Re: Better for the summer Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein?

    It's not a "summer" edition per say, but recently I bought a reasonably priced discounted anniversary edition of the original Tommy called Tommy 10 at either TJ Maxx or Marshalls (I've seen it at...
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    Re: Armani Privé Éclat de Jasmine question

    I returned mine.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I think that's the one that was 65% full, I bought a new 100 ml bottle, sealed and wrapped. Haven't seen a better deal online either...
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    Re: Armani Privé Éclat de Jasmine question

    It's very strong and kinda linear, I think it leans more towards feminine and I don't think it is similar to Cuir Amethyste at all. I checked a few reviews in other blogs and I agree with one...
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    Re: TJ Maxx score

    My nearby TJ Maxx still had a bottle of Cuir Amethyste and Eclat Jasmine each. If you are in Houstom pm me and I'll give you directions.

    There was also a ravaged bottle of Escada PH, I sprayed a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Stopped by a nearby TJ Maxx last night, all the usual suspects were there (why they price a small bottle of original CK One at $20 and a big bottle of CK One Summer 2008 at $25?); picked up Cerruti...
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    Re: L'eau D'Issey too heavy? Try Eau D'ete

    I have always liked the L'eau D'Issey summer versions better than the original.
  43. Re: Torn Between Diesel Plus Plus and Issey Miyake!

    I would choose Issey Miyake over Diesel ++ any day.
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    Re: After Shave Balm or Lotion

    Target carries Every Man Jack fragrance-free face lotion with sacylic acid to prevent acne. I also like the line's aftershave clear cooling gel.
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    Re: Bulgari NOTTE - Wowww....

    I too prefer BLV Notte to BLV and I really really like it (have a backup bottle as well). It certainly does not resemble baby wipes to me.
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    Re: Scrubbers....

    The Dreamer, it literally was nauseating me when I tested it.
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    Re: wearing Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste

    I disagree. On me it's a very masculine dark scent, woody and leathery, I don't get the floral notes at all, but it could be my skin chemistry. Now that Black Orchid VF on the other hand...
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    Re: Favorite Scalp Tingling Mint Shampoo?

    Redken Mint Clean shampoo. The line also includes a mint conditioner and a mint leave-in hair treatment spray.
  49. Thread: Testers?

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    Re: Testers?

    I never had any problems with testers.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I went back for Nicole Miller and they were all gone (just 5 days later). There were tons of Dunhill Blue whatever, Aramis Tuscany, Gaultier² boxsets (40 ml for $40 didn'sound like a good deal to...
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    Re: Alfred Sung "Paradise"

    I really enjoy Hei (and frequently get compliments when wearing it), Paradise is kinda like a variation on a theme and Iuse it on a bright sunny summer day as a pick-me-up scent. It is not original...
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    Re: Versace Baby Blue Jeans or Azzaro Chrome?

    Versace Baby Blue Jeans, at least it's something different
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    you know, it's also possible that folks in those areas know value for money and actually snap up good deals early and quickly. I learned with those discount stores that it's better to grab something...
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    Re: Your favorite flanker?

    1881 Amber
    Allure Homme Eau Fraîchissante pour l'Été
    Dior Homme Sport
    Ice Men
    Jaipur Homme Fraiche Epicee
    Issey Miyake summer versions
    Kenzo PH Fraicheur
    Bvlgari Aqva Marine
    BLV Notte
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    Re: Your favorite flanker?

    Is that a flanker? It's a completely different fragrance IMO....
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    Re: L' eau D' issey

    It's a safe blind buy, though a tad played out. I also agree that you should seek out the summer versions, they already have one for this year.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    On me it is pretty masculine and smells mostly woodsy and smokey. It is pretty linear IMO but has a great longevity. I love it, even bought a second bottle.
  58. Re: A dead beat, foul oceans, bad men, and a real Ikon

    If you decide to buy Ikon - check Marshalls and TJ Maxx, they have it usually for $15-$20
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    saw The Beat 50 ml EDT for $35 in Ross today. That was quick!
  60. Re: The Beat for Men = a reduced Blenheim Bouquet

    I saw The Beat at Ross (!) today, 50 ml EDT for $35.
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    Re: Lancome Hypnose - Hit or Miss?

    Miss! Very bland, couldn't wait to wash it off.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 17 March 09

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste, probably the best blind buy I did in ages. Love this stuff, it smells pretty masculine on me.
  63. Re: The Beat for Men = a reduced Blenheim Bouquet

    I only had an opportunity to smell it from a scented strip in a magazine ad, but smelled to me rather woody with hints of a couple of previous Burberry releases with some similarity to Gucci PH and...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I had an opportunity to stop by midtown's couple of Mrashalls and TJ Maxx that usually carry more high end stuff and they really didn't have much, just the usual - overpriced Bvlgari Aqva PH 1 oz,...
  65. Re: All You Really Need to Know About Cologne - March GQ (US)

    I am extremely sceptical about magazine recommendations (I know how it works for music magazines for instance) and there always is commercial consideration or agenda involved, but I still bought GQ...
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    Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    +1 for Every Man Jack soaps, the cedarwood soap is awesome as well, as are their showergels.
    I would also add the Antony Logistics citrus soap bar (Sephora or Ulta, $8) - it's a man's line too, but...
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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    I enjoy my designer jeans (I own quite a few, particularly my favourite Paper Denim & Cloth before they sold out and cheapened them), but recently I lost quite a bit of weight (which I'll gain back...
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    Re: Guerlain Pronunciation

    I remember listening to a French music radio station (I think it was Europa +) and getting a kick of how the DJ's pronounce English names - Tina Turner was Tee-naa Tyur-nair,Michael Jackson was...
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    Re: I Finally Bought Obsession!

    It's a nice but linear fragrance to my nose. I have seen bigger splash bottles at Marshalls for $30.00 but if I see a smaller spray version cheap I might grab it. I do like Obsession Night though.
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    Re: Black Orchid vs. Voile De Fleur

    I was just about to post the same question too.
    I tried it yesterday (one of those I bought in Marshalls). It is very nice, but too floral to me, I would wear it for my own pleasure, but a bit...
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    Re: New Guess by Marciano for men @ Macy's

    Looks like Diesel's very first fragrance for men, commonly known as Diesel Yellow.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    And they share the same distribution and warehouses (though TJM cards don't work in Marshalls and vice versa). In town there also some kind of a luxury TJ Maxx that carriers more high-end european...
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    Re: The Scent of Indifference

    CDG2, Etro Lemon Sorbet.
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    Re: Body Wash/Shower Gel Recommendations

    My fave is Anthony Logistics Body Cleansing Citrus showergel (as well as the citrus soap bar) - it smells like natural oranges and energises me like nothing else, I get out of shower felling happy....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    check pm's
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Saw tons and tons of Zirh EDT at a nearby Marshalls just today.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Yay! Stopped at another Marshalls today on the way back home from the grocery store and scored Armani Prive Cuir Amethyst, Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, Dirty English and Set Sail South Seas (cheap)....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Stopped at Marshalls nearby, absolutely nothing of interest - Cacharel Amor PH. Tuscany and not a whole lot more, just tons and tons of half a dosek of TM Angel variations for women.
    TJ Maxx was a...
  79. Re: Burr gives Citron de Vigne by Fresh three stars

    Vinotherapie seems to be the new fad. While you are in Sephora you may want to also try the Caudalie Fleur de Vigne Eau Fraiche Energisante. It basically has the strength of a body mist and stays...
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    Re: Exfoliant - best brand

    Another vote for Korres Olive Stones Facial Scrub (little goes a long way) and St Ives. Could be a bit rough for sensitive skin, but I have sensitive skin and they both do a wonderful job for me. The...
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    Re: best shave cream

    I was actually at a B&BW store a couple of days ago and picked up a tube of CO Bigelow shaving cream in a green box for $5 (I remember buying it at their outlet some time ago and liking it quite a...
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    Re: Aqva Pour Homme Marine vs Acqua Di Gio

    Aqva Pour Homme Marine, hands down. And I also think that Marine is a major improvement on the original Aqva PH.
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    Re: best shave cream

    I have heard a lot of good things about Proraso, but where specifically to buy it at brick & mortar in the US? I know Target used to carry it (not anymore) and I have never seen it in local...
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    Re: Tips on good "green" fragrances?

    Paul Smith - green, green, green. Reminds me of squeezing a leaves and smelling the juice. Even the spray mechanism and the bottle tint are green.
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    Re: "Mountain" scents

    Kenzoair
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Stopped by nearby Marshalls without really expecting and picked up Zirh Ikon 75ml $20 (clearance, already!), CK One Summer 2008 100ml $25, Bvlgari Au The Rouge 50ml $16 and Royall Lyme 60ml $8.
    They...
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    Re: Zara Perfumed Waters - a huge surprise!

    Unfortunately, they don't have the perfumed waters yet. The SA told me their distribution centre sends them stuff randomly and they don't know when specific items will be available. Oh well.
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme Fraicheur Ltd Ed EDT

    Boucheron Pour Homme Fraicheur 2008 (fancy silver box, clear juice, white cap) to me smells identical to Boucheron PH EDC (green juice, green cap) from 2004. Green-ish, cologne-ish, light. I like it.
  89. Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I get coconut in Tommy Bahama's Set Sail St. Barts for Men, even though I didn't see it listed among the notes. Can be found el cheapo too at tj maxx, marshalls, etc.
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    Re: orange blossom, special

    Joe Malone's Orange Blossom, my comfort scent
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    Re: Grass and summer smells.

    I stopped at my local Gap yesterday afternoon and they were unloading in the store boxes and boxes of Gap Grass fragrance (don't remember whether it was a cologne or EDT). I actually picked up a...
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    Re: Formal, classy and.... Modern!

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Dune: A Rather Complex and Unisex Oriental

    I love love love the women's version (my favourite teacher's signature scent in my teenage years). Years later I decided to resurrect the magic by buying the men's version of Dune, but the thrill...
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    Re: Peppery, warm mens fragrance

    Lalique Equus
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    I have to agree with M7 Fresh. I actually liked the regular M7 when sampling it at Sephora a few eyars ago, but I felt it was too strong for me. Then a year later everyone started raving about the...
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    Re: grapefruit scents

    I am surprised nobody mentioned M; Men by Masaki Matsushima, to me it's just pure straight grapefruit, like actually rubbing grapefruit juice on your skin.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    In addition to all of the above I have actually picked up some rather unexpected fragrances at my local TJ Maxx/Marshalls in the recent 6 months:

    Etro Lemon Sorbet ($20 for 100 ml)
    Etro Shaal Nur...
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    Re: Is "The Dreamer" so bad?

    I really dislike it because it envelops you, cloys you, wraps around you and suffocates you. It creates a cocoon of sickly sweet harsh toxic smell that is impossible to escape and I detest anything...
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    Re: Boucheron's Jaipur Vs Givenchy's Pi

    Jaipur, without doubt.
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    Re: Sephora Inside JCPenney...

    They have also become increasingly generic. Even the bigger flagship Sephoras in my city carry a rather limited selection compared to even 3 or 4 years ago, the more adventurous fragrances are...
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