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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    Bottega Veneta PH, Frank LA #2 and Drakkar Essence. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
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    Re: Donna Karan Fuel for Men.

    Enjoy! My wife used to love the original on me many years ago. Merry Christmas! I'd love to have the new version.
  3. Re: Article: Helmut Lang relaunches Cuiron, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum

    I'm wearing the new Cuiron today from a sample. Very faithful to the original and good longevity, Not as zesty or fizzy as the original, it's a little flatter. Still smells very nice. IMHO it's a $75...
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    Re: A nice little score...

    Thanks for the kudos guys, but remember these are all just 5% to 10% full each (except for Gucci at about 25% full and Le Male about 15% full). I just cleaned up all the bottles and peeled off all...
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    Re: Calling on all Encre Noire by Lalique owners

    You better like Vetiver.....
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    The new Lang Cuiron today...maybe Montale Black Oud on Christmas Day.
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    Re: Just want to say......

    Merry Christmas to all!!!
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    Re: A nice little score...

    No cigars for me! It would overpower my cologne! Sorry to see your store close, Jon!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    The new Cuiron from a sample spray today.
  10. Re: What I'm Expecting, Giving, Or Receiving For Christmas, 2014 Edition

    I've received Frank LA #2 and Bottega Veneta from my wife and kids. My Mom and Dad are giving me Drakkar Essence. So I'm doing alright!

    I bought Coco Mademoiselle for my wife. Bought Polo Red...
  11. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    I love Bond, but Wall Street is awful. And to think, it was my first Bond!!!
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    Re: A nice little score...

    Yeah, I figure I can get at least 10 or so wears out of each bottle I bought. So $5.98 is not too shabby!
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    A nice little score...

    I stopped at JR's Factory Outlet today where they are going out of business near Charlotte. I got several tester bottles, all about 5% to 10% full. Among them:

    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Cartier...
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    Yeah, I feel real sorry for you and your Panerai! Love those! Out of my league, though. Congrats! I just got a new Ball automatic for Christmas from my wife.
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    I have 10 watches and 31 colognes. I like variety, but I'm not trying necessarily to attract attention. It's more to keep my interest up. But I do like compliments! So it's a little of both for me....
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I had a strong feeling they were about to be overcharged for a scent they could walk 20 yards further and get a better deal on. Could I have been wrong? Yes. If it makes you feel any better, they...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 22, 2014

    Frank Los Angeles #2
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    The best smelling is Egoiste. The best wearing on my skin are Platinum and Bleu. Edition Blanche is also excellent.
  19. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    They're both very solid offerings.
  20. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    Dior Homme and Terre d'Hermes took men's scents in brand new directions. They were game changers. They have both been substantially weakened by reformulation unfortunately.

    They introduced new...
  21. Thread: Dated/Timeless

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    Re: Dated/Timeless

    I have to agree with your dated list.
  22. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    My Mom never likes BS.
  23. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    I agree with my Seminole friend.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
  25. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    Dunhill Desire Red
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    Re: Christmas Gifts from my wife!

    Thanks guys! Hope you guys get some nice goodies, too!
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    Re: Christmas Gifts from my wife!

    Thanks! Merry Christmas to you as well!!!
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My wife hated Issey Miyake on me. It's gone. I hated Pens Artemesia on her. It's gone.
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    Christmas Gifts from my wife!

    We have our little family Christmas early before we go back home. Tonight I got the following scents from my wife:

    Frank LA #2 and a set of Bottega Venetta PH. I'm a happy camper!!! Merry...
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    Re: Le Pluriel Masculin

    It reminds me a bit of CK Contradiction for Men.
  31. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    You did not mess up, but next time go with hour heart and not your head. In matters of scent, go with the one YOU think smells best. To heck with others. I think you'll like both about equally.
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    Re: Tom Ford noir de noir

    I agree it's a tricky one to figure out when to wear, but for me I actually like it as a casual about town type scent. It does not feel right with business suit and tie.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Go to Ross, men. Much better selection.
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    It's on the way. Next!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Big compliment from one of my employees just now. She was about 15 feet away in my secretary's office. She came sniffing into my office and said "What do you have on? It smells good!". I told her...
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I saw a couple of Grandmas in a shop two days ago. They were asking for Armani Code for Men. I just knew they were about to get ripped off by the shop owner, but what do you do? He has a right to run...
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    Funny thing happened today: I went into Dillard's to buy my wife Chanel Coco Mademoiselle as a tack-on Christmas gift. One of the SA's saw me and said "You look like you are lost!" She said it in a...
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    Re: Tom Ford noir de noir

    Those are all good points. It smelled awesome, but the "label" threw me off.
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    Re: Tom Ford noir de noir

    I've owned it for a year now. It's unisex. My wife bought it for me for Christmas last year. It's very different in my collection. Reminds me so much of the original Perry Ellis for Women from around...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    That beats the crap out of Vera Wang Men...that stuff is awful. You did well, with java to boot!
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, December 19, 2014

    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    MFK Pluriel Masculine. Got it at a discount for $149.99. Instant love when I tried it in ATL. Modern, classic and manly.
  43. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    Sounds good!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    MFK Pluriel Masculine. It knocked my socks off. I'm not frequently wowed, but I dug this big time. Just scored a new bottle for $149.99.
  45. Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    This looks like a split decision.
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    Re: So I tried Terre d'Hermes EDT

    I agree with Hednic.
  47. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    I wish they'd do a real hairy chested scent in the vein of Bel Ami or Italian Cypress. A little 80's. Throwback.
  48. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    That's just mean, lol. Funny, but mean.
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    GIT is a fickle beast.
  50. Re: Should we expect a new Creed "main line" release in 2015?

    I got to smell them this past weekend. My wife liked the Green Tea and I liked the Aberdeen Lavender. I won't buy them because the reviews indicate they are very fleeting. I just hate that. I want an...
  51. Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Daniel, I had both and swapped them both. They did not click for me. Of the two, Encre Noire Sport because I could smell it. Boisee disappeared on my skin. Bear in mind, vetiver and I are not friends.
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    DHS 2012 is great versatile juice. Wearing it today.
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    I did a little research. I don't think it is, but it was a rumor a while back. It's still widely available.
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    Re: I need a Day Fragrance

    Ok, based on the fact that the price is an issue, Mont Blanc Legend might be a good option. You have TK Maxx, right? Versace Pour Homme (light blue juice) as well.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Hope it does not make her pee.
  56. Re: Armouage Dia Man: I can't smell it, but it's there

    I loathe scents that do this and I try to avoid them. I like to smell my own cologne, all day preferably.
  57. Thread: Happy reunion

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    Re: Happy reunion

    Epic group there. Wear them frequently.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Dior Homme Sport 2012. This is really good juice.
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    Re: It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    I have a bottle of Italian Cypress by Tom Ford that's about 30% full. I use it maybe once a month. So I'm not close. Everything else I own is at least 80% full. I would want to replace that TF IC...
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Simple. MFK Pluriel Masculine. Tried it, loved it. Need it.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    One of my employees gave me a Macy's gift card, so I bought a 3.4 OZ bottle of Dior Homme Sport.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    I do get a shoppers high from purchasing new stuff. The thought of not getting anything new makes me sad. I'm kind of hard wired that way. Thank God I do have my limits. I wish I could go a few...
  64. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Git.
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    Re: YSL L'homme collection

    L'Homme is my favorite. Libre is not good.

    My wife loves Nuit on me. Gingembre is a good work scent. Sport is average. Parfum is too sweet.
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    Re: Brioni Eau de Toilette

    I tried it a while back. I don't remember being smitten.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I like the cut of your jib, Hednic! Good daddy.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Changed my mind...don't know yet.
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    Yes sir! My son has an eagle eye!
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    My box has Jeff Gordon's picture on it.
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    At least gas is going down, lol! Gucci goes up, gas goes down!
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    You got it...Ashford Dunwoody. They have recently refurbished that mall...not too bad at all. It's not Lenox, but it's really nice now. Beats Mall of Georgia to pieces.
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    Re: Burst my bubble...

    Don't feel too sorry for me...I still have my 30 bottle collection to drown my sorrows! M7 might have sorely tempted me...
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    Burst my bubble...

    I walked into this neatly set-up cologne store in Atlanta in the Perimeter Mall this past weekend. Very open and accessible store. I walked around and quickly noticed that they had some rarities on...
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    Yes, TJ Maxx and the other discounters only appear to have the tree moss version these days. My son found mine at a small perfume outlet store while on vacation. After the discount, I think I paid...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 16,, 2014

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    There are many combinations, but mine came with a EDT spray and a smaller AS splash.
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    I bought my vintage in a combo pack, but my son was quick to spot the oakmoss in the ingredients panel on the back of the box. By the way, I wore it the other day and it did not wow me. Tom Ford IC...
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    Try the Zara scents, particularly the Gold one. Polo Red a young scent.
  80. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    The newest version is much better than the previous, and almost as good as the original. Chanel has made a good effort here.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Probably Varvatos Vintage.
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    15 of CK Euphoria. Even then, my wife and I could barely smell it.
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    Re: Discussion: Cuiron, Pluriel, Sartorial

    The Pluriel twins may be Smalto and Preferred Stock.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    You are 100% on the money. It's more like cheaper drug store scents, but it smells very nice. I'd love to get a bottle. Just might.
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    Re: Discussion: Cuiron, Pluriel, Sartorial

    I just tried Pluriel, very nice but it smells like a cheaper cologne. Kind of common smelling....I'd love to remember what this smells like. Something like....I can't pin it down...this will drive me...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Think I'm going with Royal Oud today.
  87. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    My most recent was a 3.4 OZ Acqua di Gio Pour Homme for $9.40 on a Target clearance deal. As my British friends would say "feeling quite chuffed with myself".
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    Re: Discussion: Cuiron, Pluriel, Sartorial

    Pluriel sounds good. I have a craving for the aftershavey types right now.
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    Re: More Modern Halston Z-14 ?

    I wore vintage Halston Z-14 today. Three sprays has been about right all day. And I cannot deny that the scent does smell similar to Big Red Cinnamon Chewing Gum, and almost puts that tingly...
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    I can say with certainty that GQ magazine was my chief resource. Also a short lived magazine called "Men's Guide to Fashion" and Esquire.

    But GQ guided me through my teens and twenties. That's...
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    My 30 bottle collection is worth about $3,000
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Vintage Halston Z-14. The similarities with Italian Cypress are incredible. No need to own both.
  93. Re: If you have to downsize your wardrobe, which fragrances will you let go?

    I do this probably once a month. I have 4 bottles on eBay right now. If they don't move on the swap board, I move them to ebay.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I was just getting ready to post that a Tom Ford rep really knew his stuff last Christmas in Atlanta. Just fantastic. Hope to see him again when my little family makes our annual Christmas trip to...
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    Re: Top Ten Winter Fragrances

    Eau des Baux
    Spicebomb
    LIDGE
    Royal Oud
    Bond NY for All
    JV Vintage
    TDH Perfume
    Michael Kors 2014
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    This isn't bad at all! 4 sprays have lasted all day for me..a little weaker than Dior Homme Sport, so that's better than I was expecting. This is very much akin to DHS and Chanel Allure Homme Cologne...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    "Prince Hednic". I like it! I can be the "Duke of Augusta".
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    Re: What's in your car?

    It's kind of strange for a cologne nut, but I don't have any scents in my car or in my office of more than 10 years now. Just never saw the need. My SOTD has always just carried me through.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Dior Homme Cologne '13. My wife loved it when I sprayed it for her smell last night. She said "do they make anything for women like that?".
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    I am 47. Before the internet, I had a collection (if I remember correctly) of about 10-12 bottles.

    This included:
    Polo, Kouros, Ferre, Boucheron, Herrera, Benneton, Jaipur, Oscar Pour Lui, Gucci...
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