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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Understatement of the year. That goes without saying.

    Anyone with a clue about how this forum operates knew that before you put it in writing.

    Still, I appreciate your thoughts and honest...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    40224 Sounds good to me.



    40224 Again, this sounds pretty good as well.



    40224 And this doesn't sound bad to me either. It actually sounds like it might have some promise. Although...
  3. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Probably Tom Ford and Chanel
  4. Re: Yet another 'scent for a 1st date' thread I'm afraid...

    I wore Dior Homme Cologne (2013) on a first date a couple of weeks ago, and it was VERY well received. She commented several times how much she "loved my cologne", and how it was "driving her crazy"...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Font

    I've always liked Christy Turlington.....and she still looks great to this day, even as she's pushing 50!


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  6. Re: You own it, You love/like it but it is quite a while you wear it. Whats that fragrance?

    This ^
  7. Re: Your top 5 best any time, any place fragrances

    Bleu de Chanel
    Tom Ford for Men
    Dior Homme Cologne (2013)
    Versace Pour Homme
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    LMAO!!! :grin:

    I can't help but laugh when people get caught up on the name, the bottle, the spokesperson, etc. Talk about irrelevant!

    --------------------

    Consumer: "I smelled it...and...
  9. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    That's kind of how I feel about YSL L'Homme. The opening is a little embarrassing, in all honesty....and almost makes me want to gag. The ginger is very prominent and annoying right after...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    I kind of thought that Dior Homme Cologne (2013) was the "modern interpretation" of Eau Sauvage EDT. Or, like someone else said recently in a thread: "Eau Sauvage is what Dior Homme Cologne will...
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    Re: If it only lasted

    Yep.[/QUOTE]

    + 1

    Glad to know I wasn't alone in experiencing that.
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    Re: If it only lasted

    I actually get decent performance out of these two. Interestingly enough, these are two that I think are highly prone to the effects of anosmia...because I have people complimenting me on them 3 to...
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Caron pour un Homme
    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Prada Luna Rossa
    Prada Luna Rossa Extreme
    Lanvin L`Homme
    Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme ...
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    Agreed. Same here. IMHO...they are seriously overpriced as is. I can't imagine anyone willing to pay an ADDITIONAL 20% on top of their current prices...but then again, I have a tough time...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Cologne 2015 edition

    Is this going to be the same juice, only in a different bottle/box/presentation? (like Acqua di Gio 2014 Special Edition was)
  16. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    See, I'm almost the complete opposite. The opening is incredible to me...a nice, moist green opening...but then the dry down is a bit too powdery, a little too much iris for my taste.
  17. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Zino has a great dry down.[/QUOTE]

    Agreed. This is one I was definitely going to name.

    Also,

    John Varvatos (original)
    Tom Ford for Men/Grey Vetiver EDP
    L'Instant de Guerlain
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    I tried Aventus again today at Nordstrom. Count me in on the crowd that thinks it's nice, but seriously over-hyped.

    There were other Creeds that I liked probably more that get NO attention (or...
  19. Re: Got a "hubba hubba" and a "grrrrrr" from co-workers today

    hub·ba hub·ba
    ˌhəbə ˈhəbə/
    exclamation NORTH AMERICAN informal

    used to express approval, excitement, or enthusiasm, especially with regard to a person's appearance.
    "In walks the willowy...
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    Re: Polarizing fragrances and why you love them

    I think the only thing polarizing about Aventus is the hype.

    And another reason is probably the price tag as well.

    The times I tried it, I liked it and certainly found it pleasant enough,...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Tonight - Dior Homme Cologne (2013)

    My date liked it A LOT! She said it was "driving her crazy"...in a good way.

    I was kind of surprised....I knew it was really NICE...but didn't think that it...
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    Re: People who don't lie Creeds Aventus

    So what you got against my man, Mickers? LOL...

    Seriously...what he says from 2:06 to 2:33 is something I find to be fairly accurate. He's basically saying that it is a good ice-breaker, not...
  23. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    Some others not yet named that are worth looking in to are:

    Givenchy Xeryus
    Calvin Klein Obsession (not the latest crap formulation, though...that's one to avoid)
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Hermes...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver edp vs edt

    Actually, I think Theo kind of nailed it:



    I agree that the EDT is a bit more "casual", and while weaker, is also a bit less "perfumey". And being an EDT, the price tag is going to be more...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Not everyone....as this thread has proven.

    That said, even the ones (like myself) who enjoy the smell....can't justify the price tag.

    And for three hundred plus bills....the performance is a...
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    Re: People who don't lie Creeds Aventus

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  27. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Interesting that you've sampled everything other than 2 that are very popular, and easily accessible. Many of the ones you HAVE sampled are hard to find niche! (LOL)

    That said....there is a...
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    Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme VS. Allure Homme Sport

    Nope. It doesn't last on me, and I've tried it SEVERAL times. Everybody's different. Some that doesn't last at all on others lasts ages on me, and visa versa.
  29. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Own (8)

    Bleu de Chanel
    Green Irish Tweed
    Versace Pour Homme
    Armani Code
    Allure Homme
    YSL L'Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    The One
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    Agreed. Absolute WAS very sweet to my nose....and Le Parfum IS a more balmy scent.I find it more enjoyable, and more wearable than the others in the Fahrenheit line...maybe because it comes across...
  31. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Are you more curious about who owns what? Or are you more interested in the compliment factor and compliments received regarding each item listed?
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    Agreed. I just added "boozy" to your description of the vanilla.

    To my nose, on my skin, the orange/licorice opening is a bit balmy, the leather and violet leaf are present throughout, and the...
  33. Re: If I had to do it all over... Id smell these first

    No...I experienced the exact same thing. The first bottle I had was from 2011. I did like it, but for some odd reason, I sold it. Well, fast forward a few years....and after trying numerous...
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    Re: fresh fragrance for the office?

    Dior Homme Cologne (2013)
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    Re: I hate summer.

    That last sentence was actually a little tongue in cheek, not intended to be taken so seriously (notice the "LOL" and winky face?). It was actually meant to diffuse the situation by suggesting for...
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    Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme VS. Allure Homme Sport

    + 3

    I've received SEVERAL compliments on Versace Pour Homme. The times I wore Allure Homme Sport, though...not a one! VPH also performed better on my skin, AHS didn't last worth a crap. The...
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    Re: I hate summer.

    You've never heard that expression before?

    Generally, it is a rather sarcastic response to someone who either boasts about something as if they deserve a reward for it, says something that nobody...
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    Re: I hate summer.

    A train wreck is, by all accounts, a very "interesting" spectacle to stumble across and witness as well. Last time I checked, though, the general concensus was that a train wreck wasn't necessarily...
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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

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    Dior Homme Cologne (2013)
  40. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    A real shame, what they did to this one. I don't even recognize it anymore. Used to really like the stuff, but now it's a scrubber. This is arguably the worst reformulation in the history of...
  41. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    The closest Neiman Marcus to me is over 300 miles away.

    Saks does have a store within a half an hour drive, and that's where I've sampled most of the Creed and Bond No. 9 lines. I may go there if...
  42. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Welcome to Basenotes. Better get used to this type of "critique" and review of products. In addition to bottles, some won't like products because of the name, because it is a flanker, because it is...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Ironically....it's probably the two that I have, which are the two "lowest priced" and "most frequently available" fragrances in the Tom Ford line....and those are Tom Ford for Men, and Grey Vetiver...
  44. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Any niche not named Creed, Tom Ford or Bond No. 9 that are "popular" (in America, the only way to sample niche...are buy samples online...other than the three I just named).

    On the designer...
  45. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    Bingo! I think this kind of sums it up....because I thought the same thing (about growing up to be Eau Sauvage).

    I think I'd say it like this: Dior Homme Cologne is basically a "modern" version...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver edp vs edt

    I like both and was kind of torn...but eventually settled on the EDP. The reason was simply because to my nose, it is more noticeable. Notice I didn't say the scent was BETTER....because I don't...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    I am not a fan or iris either, especially the iris in the Dior Homme line....but in the 2012 Sport version the iris is about as tame and toned down as possible and is much more tolerable. It is much...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    The juice in the 2012 version is more yellow/goldish than the 2008 version. In the bottle from '08, the liquid is a little more "greenish".
    ...
  49. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    I'm guessing this is the clear 2013 bottle, and not the '07 version with the yellowish juice (???)

    39291

    This is what I have (Dior Homme Cologne 2013)....and I really like it! It's a terrific...
  50. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    :grin: :thumbup:
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    http://replygif.net/i/1474.gif
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    I wore one today:

    1 Million Cologne

    Trust me..I do NOT like rose scents (Zino by Davidoff is one of the few I've liked and owned)...but this one is pretty nice. The rose is noticeable, but a...
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    I've smelled it twice in my life. Both times were when I drove to Saks Fifth Avenue to sample and try it out. Other than those two times that I went out of my way to smell it....no.
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    THIS ^

    WORD. FOR. WORD.

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Absolutely. Which is why I pointed out that Egoiste was initially released under a different name...FLOPPED, and was discontinued....only to be RE-"introduced" under a NEW name, with a huge...
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    Re: NEW! Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne

    RETRACTION!!!

    Alright...I have to admit....I sampled this one on a paper strip, and then the sales assistant sprayed some on her arm. Off of the paper, and initial smell on her arm...I absolutely...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    I think where the confusion may come in is with the term "mainstream" itself! Some/many interpret mainstream to mean "popular" or "well liked"...neither of which Egoiste is...EXCEPT IN ONLINE...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    I experienced the same scenario.

    I asked 3 women...ranges in ages from mid 20's to 70...what they thought. Egoiste was o for 3. All 3 disliked it. The first was the 40 year old female SA that...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Don't sweat it. Egoiste is a "holy grail" fragrance to fragrance forum enthusiasts.....and they will always rate it higher than the general public sees it.

    Chanel originally released it in 1987...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    For the record...I agree with this as well. Hands down. Because I enjoy smelling good to those around me rather than offending the shit out of them. Smelling "unique" does NOT trump smelling...
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Completely agree.

    Asking BASENOTES members this question is GUARANTEED to get a vast majority of people answering Egoiste.

    Step outside of Basenotes and ask the general public which one they...
  62. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    After looking at the notes...this is EXACTLY what I thought as well.
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    This sounds interesting. I will try to get my hands on a sample of it. :thumbup:



    I've had this one in the past. It's a little too woody and too floral for my taste. It's nice.....just not...
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to look in to some of these. I'm already familiar with Drakkar Noir, Mugler, Cologne, Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street,
    Green Irish Tweed, and He Wood Rocky...
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    Most knowledgeable peeps...

    I could really use your help.

    I'm actually looking for something that probably nobody else would even be interested in. I'm looking for a scent that smells a little like what the laundry exhaust...
  66. Poll: Re: Allure homme sport eau extreme vs fahrenheit le parfum

    Totally subjective, and depends on the wearer (and person smelling it on someone). I've owned Allure Sport Extreme in the past and I currently own Fahrenheit Le Parfum. Both are pleasant scents,...
  67. Re: You are a rapper and you want to include a fragrance line/rhyme in one of your songs

    Well...looks like we have some common ground after all.

    Considering RAP is my least favorite form of "entertainment" (I won't even categorize it as "music", since that would be degrading to...
  68. Poll: Re: A*men vs spice bomb vs bleu de chanel vs adg esssenza vs allure homme sport eau extreme vs 1mill

    I was agreeing with pretty much everything you just said.....and then I got to the "Signature" part, and have to disagree. Bleu de Chanel is a perfect signature scent, for someone looking for...
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    Re: just tried....

    I've owned both the original and the Sport version....and have tried just about every one I've come across at a local Sephora. Other than the Sport version, most (including the original) were not...
  70. Poll: Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Bang on.[/QUOTE]

    Fair enough. I just wasn't impressed with Neroli Portofino at all. Forget that it's priced ridiculous...it was a barely detectable scent that had poor performance to boot. I...
  71. Poll: Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I've owned a bottle of PE in the past, and tried Neroli Portofino this past weekend while I was @ Nordstrom.

    And my vote is for Platinum Egoiste. It is a much better value...since it's a better...
  72. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    A couple more....

    Deflated by Tom Brady

    White Lie by Rachel Dolezal
  73. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    I was at the mall today...and as I walked by the Abercrombie & Fitch, I thought "Why not stop in and see if they have the new Intense version that I have heard about." Well....8 months later (after...
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    Re: Polo Blue - Has it been reformulated?

    I recently bought a bottle of Polo Blue....and truthfully, I felt the exact same way that you do.

    I have probably gone through 2 or 3 bottles of this in the past...and I remember it being a little...
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    Re: wearing a females fragrance..

    I know Basentoes members consider themselves "enlightened" and all....but here's the problem with this comparison. The general public typically does not see things the same way (i.e - it's "JUST...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP

    + 1 ...have to agree with this. The EDP, as others have said, has a harsh dry down while the EDT simply wears better. And surprisingly....the projection of the EDP is better but the longevity is...
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Intense

    I find it kind of amazing that a forum with male members who have NO PROBLEM wearing fragrances that have POUR FEMME or FOR HER in the name would have any problem with ones that have the words...
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Intense

    Thanks for the heads up! :thumbup:

    I like the original, although I've never owned a bottle. I have owned Chrome Legend, which was a decent fragrance. I will be sure to give this one a try once...
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    Re: NEW! Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne

    You might want to temper your expectations just a little....or else you might be somewhat disappointed.

    Like you, I thought I'd be interested in trying it as well. I didn't think the original 1...
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    Re: Fahrenheit absolute

    I (and a few others) tried to tell you.



    Oh well...glad you like it enough that you are satisfied, even if you are not thrilled. :thumbup:
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    Re: The Problem With Having Lots of Scents.

    Never with a full bottle, even if it's a 1 or 1.7 ounce or something along those lines. If I paid cash for it, I remember it. That said...I've stumbled across SAMPLES and not remembered getting the...
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I find it funny that someone started a thread asking if TERRE D'HERMES is becoming "TOO UBIQUITOUS"!!!

    I don't know a single person outside of an internet forum that has it, and when I talk to the...
  83. Re: Just tried Pure Havane, what a piece of junk!! :/

    Could you imagine how many "mainstream" scents might actually be liked by the "niche" crowd if they didn't have labels, sales data and numbers, commercials, forums and feedback from people via the...
  84. Re: Opinions on Tom Ford's: For Men & Grey Vetiver please

    I'm assuming from your comment that you are a woman?

    I love Tom Ford for Men for the exact reason you mentioned.....it has a decidedly and ruggedly masculine feel to it. That said, everyone here...
  85. Re: Accidentally bought TerreDHermes eau tres fraiche instead of normal TDH

    Oh, wow....when I read that first part, I thought that you WERE talking about the original TDH!!! :tongue:
  86. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    Considering that many/most Basenoters tend to boast about how they "wear fragrances only for him or herself" and aren't concerned with others around them...and I think we can safely say that just...
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    Well...just to update and recap:

    I placed my order with The Decant Shop on Tuesday, June 2nd. I received an email with my tracking number on June 3rd, and I received my order Monday, June 8th.
    ...
  88. Thread: Dying Houses

    by SportsFan
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    Re: Dying Houses

    Thank goodness there are non-chain Mexican restaurants providing sit-down homely dining!

    Not a dying breed......so far![/QUOTE]

    And thankfully there are still some CHAIN Mexican restaurants...
  89. Re: Boy, I got lucky...Polo Modern Reserve 4.0 OZ for $37!!!

    What's the old saying about usually if something seems too good to be true.... ???

    Anyway, sorry that it turned out like this. I don't blame you for jumping on what sounded like a great deal! ...
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    Re: Your Most Versatile Fragrance

    Bleu de Chanel EDT
    Tom Ford for Men
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP
    YSL L'Homme
    Versace Pour Homme

    to name a few....
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    Well...time to follow-up and report on my most recent experience with The Perfumed Court, as well as my initial experience with The Decant Shop.

    I placed my order with The Perfumed Court on...
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    I think this is why we are seeing so many different answers. In an "international" forum, everyone's "local brick and mortar" stores are going to be different. For example, in America....Guerlain,...
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    Re: Life After Zino

    Have you seen the prices people want to charge for items like that on eBay? Some people think that something like that is their winning lottery ticket. I've seen prices for something like the now...
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    Bleu de Chanel
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Tom Ford for Men
    Versace Pour Homme
    YSL L'Homme
    Dior Homme Sport
    John Varvatos
    Acqua di Gio
    Platinum Egoiste
    Spicebomb
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    Re: Life After Zino

    Sorry, can't really offer a viable alternative....but I can share this story, which relates to your comment about "girls sticking their noses down your shirt".

    One day in the mid 90's, I was...
  96. Thread: Turning 41

    by SportsFan
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    Re: Turning 41

    Some good ones to check out have been named:

    Dior Eau Sauvage EDT
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Dolce&Gabbana The One

    I'll add a couple more:

    Tom Ford for Men
    Versace Pour Homme
  97. Re: What's new in the designer summer fragrance game?

    I agree with everything you said here.

    I got a sample of each from Sephora the other day, and I've been doing a little side-by-side comparison (one on one arm, one on the other) the last couple...
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    Re: Dior Eau Savage

    Agreed....which is to say, not very.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    Irony of all ironies.....tracking shows that Chicago received it yesterday.....and there's been no movement since. Usually, day to day there is an update which indicates some progress (like from...
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    Re: Dior Eau Savage

    I think it could be age and maturity, as well as the realization that a lot of what is out there doesn't resemble the "old school" fragrances much at all. Eau Sauvage EDT is traditional, in the...
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