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  1. Re: Meharees vs. Dior Homme Intense - Which is nicer?

    This.
  2. Thread: Diet and smell

    by Nanook
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    Re: Diet and smell

    There is this chain of Armenian Lebanese rotisserie chicken restaurants in LA called Zankou Chicken that I love. They have this garlic paste that is like crack to me, and I slather it on every pita...
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    Re: 2013 Creed Aventus

    If only there was a huge thread solely about Aventus batches... ;)
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    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    I don't revere it like many do, but if you haven't already, Eau Sauvage is worth a try.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Pink Sugar.

    Or Candies.
  6. Re: Body Odor and Sexuality: Some Very Unexpected Effects!

    Is that bad? Why? Is it even possible to feel sexual attraction to or from an odor with no other stimulus?

    [Correction mine.] Is that bad? Why? I am asking out of pure ignorance here.

    Now...
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    Re: The United States Of America.

    All those Beverly Hills stores tend to sell for full list price. Neiman Marcus is affectionately called "needless markup" by locals. ;) BUT you can return used juice (not really applicable to your...
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    One other Californian got in under the wire. ;) Such a bizarre policy that I've never heard of except for perhaps certain firearms and components, invasive species and 190 proof Everclear.
  9. Re: Body Odor and Sexuality: Some Very Unexpected Effects!

    Aliens.
  10. Re: Of which fragrances do you own every concentration?

    I somehow ended up with:

    Dior Homme Cologne (the older version)
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense

    Égoïste
    Égoïste Cologne Concentrée

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
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    Re: Body Kouros smells like Le Male?

    Yeah, I'd recommend checking again. BK is creamy eucalyptus, incense and benzoin resin, while LM is powdery mint, lavender and vanilla. Perhaps the timbre, for want of a better term, of creamy and...
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    Re: Pick of the liter from macys?

    Aramis Havana or Dior Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Does Age Define Taste?

    All I can say is that when I was younger my tastes tended more towards the sweet, in fragrance as well as food. There was a time where I drank Coke as my main beverage, but now I drink mainly water...
  14. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    So am I to take from this thread that there are people out there that hold Gucci Guilty (my pick) in higher regard than Kuros, Musc Ravageur, Body Kouros, A*Men, Aventus and several other...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur and Meharees

    Agree on all counts.

    If one were to rub either in one's eyes, they might say "oh, woe is me."
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    Re: Musc Ravageur and Meharees

    I just did a side by side a couple minutes ago. Right wrist is MR, left is Meharees. Right off the bat, MR is projecting more, and is slightly smoother, but I'm not digging those medicinal cloves. ...
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    Re: Question about vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Wow, thanks for the super helpful reply! New bottles incoming.
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    Re: Question about vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    What do you say about this one? I've been through several PRpH threads, and can't place it.

    TIA!

    http://i.imgur.com/VKHoFPX.jpg

    Ooh, and this .67oz, plz..

    http://i.imgur.com/YGNxIAL.jpg
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    All this prose about one of my favorites is making me want to douse myself in it even though I'm wearing two other scents already. I know the King will eclipse them handily.
  20. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Kouros is king. Hail to the king, baby.
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    Re: Another creed aventus thread...,

    SAGE

    Show us you're sorry by not making a redundant thread.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267460-Aventus-batch-numbers
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    Re: Gourmand - alcoholic beverages

    Burberry London for Men has a port note. One of my favorite holiday scents, along with the aforementioned Escada Homme.

    Aramis Havana has a boozy note buried in its dense array of wonderfulness. ...
  23. Re: Wha are the better designer chocolate fragrances out there?

    Angel Men is A*Men. You will learn to love the tar like I did.

    Another affordable chocolate raspberry delight is 24 Gold. And I have a 6ml oil roll-on of Choco Musk by Al Rehab en route. Very...
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    Re: The OFFICIAL Aventus thread (at last)

    Quite. This recent trend of non-staffers creating superfluous "official" threads where there are already existing huge threads is curious.
  25. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    ^ I would imagine it uses everyone's "Scent of the day" data.

    Speaking of which. Looks like it's broken again...
  26. Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: FINAL ROUND

    Égoïste

    GIT is great, but Égoïste is just so much more interesting.
  27. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    To extrapolate, we should also merge the "Just Starting Out" forum because it marginalizes newbies. No thanks. There is a reason we have subfora: to reduce carpal tunnel syndrome from excessive...
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    Re: List your collection (male

    Hey, I like Kouros too.
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: Round 3

    This
  30. Poll: Re: NoirDrakkar's Haul #2 (YSL Edition): Kouros, M7, Live Jazz and Rive Gauche (be sure to comment)

    Hail to the king, baby.

    I rank them thus:

    Kouros - Absolutely love. Took a few wearings for sure.
    M7 (I have only smelled the original formulation) - Love, but admit it is challenging.
    Rive...
  31. Re: A bit of a twist on the 'perfect office' scent discussion

    Age: 41
    Country: Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Climate: What's a season? Our climate can be described as "Mediterranean." Winter low is about 50ºF/10ºC, and summer highs can get above 90ºF/32ºC. Sounds...
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    Re: Possible fake from eBay

    The Kirkland Signature version has way better projection.
  33. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    And I yours. We have a lot of bottles in common. Thanks for the recs. I have tried Breath of God and am still not quite sure what to make of it, but it is definitely interesting. And Michael...
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    Re: Top 3 Most Worn - By The Numbers

    I am far from religious when it comes to logging my SotD here, but I cannot disagree with what the stats say:

    Egoiste
    Kouros
    Guerlain Vetiver

    Not breaking any molds, but who cares when the...
  35. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    While I don't consider myself versed enough to contribute beyond wondering why Grungevig doesn't have Egoiste, I would love to get some recommendations. Most of my modest collection is rated so you...
  36. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    Guess Infusion by Bombay Sapphire isn't that big, but it is the closest scent to opening a bottle of booze as I have smelled.

    Also Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan has a nice note of its namesake.
    ...
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    Re: Body Kouros Enigma!

    Funny, I just wore this out for the first time ever today to work. A bottle of eucalyptus oil was being passed around the office yesterday, and smelling that inspired me to finally wear this out...
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    Re: Off to TJ MAXX and Marshalls. What to get?

    OK. Pay very close attention, because if you mess up any of these steps, you might not have success.

    1. Walk in to store with said fragrance, cellophane with price tag and original receipt.
    2....
  39. Re: Labeling Decants. How and what do you guys use?

    Scotch tape and a Sharpie ftw.
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    Re: Off to TJ MAXX and Marshalls. What to get?

    Favorites that I've gotten at TJ Rosschalls, many after a return of another open fragrance:

    Perry Ellis 360º Black for Men
    Perry Ellis 360º Red for Men
    Bulgari Black
    Burberry London for Men...
  41. Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Terre d'Hermes vs Dior Fahrenheit

    Three of my favorite fragrances. You really can't go wrong with any, imo, but gun to head, I gotta go with Égoïste. There's a reason I wear it more than most.
  42. Re: Similar scent to Mugler A*Men ? Animale Animale or Rochas Men ?

    I have never tried Animale Animale, but don't think Rochas Man smells very similar to A*Men. The closest I've found so far is Givenchy Play Intense. It's like a neutered version of A*Men without...
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    Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    Since there are two frags being discussed, can the posters please indicate which they are talking about? Is every one of the posts in the last day talking about 24 Gold? Is anyone talking about 24...
  44. Thread: Happy New Year

    by Nanook
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Yeah, thanks everyone! Best wishes for 2012!
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    Re: 24 The Fragrance thoughts.

    DAMMIT TELL ME WHICH STORES IN THE US HAVE THIS STUFF!!!

    /J. Bauer impression
  46. Re: Fahrenheit is the perfect fragrance (that I've encountered).

    I freaking love Fahrenheit. Really glad I recently scored a vintage bottle on eBay for well under retail. And thanks for the tips, guys. Note to self: don't bother packing Fahrenheit for my next...
  47. Poll: Re: Out of the 5 most reviewed men's fragrances on BN, which do you like best?

    Sophie's Choice, you say? I own and love them all except A*Men, and even that is slowly growing on me, respeck. But Imma have to go with Kouros. It's just so damn awesome.
  48. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    Welp, it looks like it's on the fritz again...
  49. Poll: What size constitutes a bottle as opposed to a sample in your wardrobe?

    So I recently got some minis and was wondering if I should consider them "bottles" or "samples" for the purposes of my wardrobe.

    Arguments for "bottle":

    They look just like bottles, just...
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    Poll: Re: Which Dior Homme would you buy?

    D. None of the above: Dior Homme Cologne.

    But, gun to head, and having never smelled Sport, of the two remaining, I'd pick Intense.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Thanks! If they did, and I knew about it, you'd be seeing more bottles in that picture. ;)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Lookie what just came in the mail! Won it for $48 shipped still in the cellophane, and I think I did great on this deal. Compared to the current formulation, it is richer, oilier and lacks the...
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    Re: Utilizing Eyebrow Hair

    Pubic hair...? On your chest...?

    http://i.imgur.com/ubmdD.jpg

    Well, what the hey.

    >nope.jpg

    I am not keen on getting perfume anywhere on my face. There is hair other than the eyebrows...
  54. Re: How far away do you hold the bottle when you spray?

    ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE JIGGAWATTS!?!?
    http://i.imgur.com/KnvZw.jpg
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    Re: My Egoiste and Antaeus Collection

    Correct. A spray you spray on, and a splash you splash on.

    Speaking of which, I could have sworn I read here about bottles/sizes that vintage Egoiste came in, but the reformulation did not, but...
  56. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    I'm gonna cast my vote for Guerlain Vetiver, which is more of a tobacco scent to my nose anyway. Runner up Aramis Havana.

    I love Michael for Men and Burberry London, too, but they are too similar...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme - Anise?

    Allow me to be the lone voice in the wilderness. I strongly dislike anise as well, and to my nose Azzaro pour Homme shrieks of it. I actually own a 50 ml bottle because I cannot ignore the...
  58. Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    Yeah, for top gun amongst what I've smelled, I'm gonna have to go with TdH, with runner up to M7.
  59. Re: How far away do you hold the bottle when you spray?

    I lawled. Heartily. And you have inspired me, sir.

    For particularly potent elixirs, I drive down the street at approximately 88 mph, spritz out the window, park, and saunter through that spot at...
  60. Re: Is Dior Homme a good daily wear fragrance for fall?

    http://i.imgur.com/e1WSn.jpg

    And also, THE KING IN THE NORTH!
  61. Re: How far away do you hold the bottle when you spray?

    This. For instance, my bottle of Kouros sprays a super fine mist, so I hold it closer, lest said mist escape in to the air, but Pure Malt gives me more of a sprinkle, so I hold that farther away so...
  62. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    Hmm. It's been a couple weeks and the same 4 are still there: GV, Aramis, Bang and TdH. Might there still be some kinks to work out?

    I wish I had been keeping track of the ladies', but I want to...
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    Re: Biggest disappointment at Sephora The Hague

    I have been to three Sephorae (?) in Los Angeles, and at each you can request three made to order samples. I guess this must be the policy for all of their stores in the US. Bizarre that it seems...
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    Re: I can't take it anymore..

    Isn't it though? The vilest synthetic sweet chemical mess I've smelled to date. It actually made me a tad queasy. Never happened to me with a frag before. I guess that's why they call it that. ...
  65. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    Thanks Grant! Our favorite obscure citrus fragrance is gone, and I see some familiar favorites back, but I had no idea Bang was that popular. Or Aramis. Well, at least I've heard of them...
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    Re: My Rive Gauche fell in the toilet of PISS !!!

    I'll give you $5 for it.

    But seriously, I have dropped more than one cell phone in to the toilet I was peeing in. Happens. You just wash it off and carry on. The real issue here is who the hell...
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    Re: Every men should wear Azzaro Pour Homme!

    You can't ditto yourself! :D Especially in the OP.

    Haha. Then why do my nose hairs singe whenever I smell it? Seriously, I cannot understand all the love this frag gets, but I keep trying it...
  68. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    Now there's four: Aramis by Aramis, Vetiver by Guerlain, Bulgari Aqua pour Homme by Bulgari & Just Grapefruit by Arran Aromatics.

    I can buy GV, but I think some work still needs to be done here. ...
  69. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    This bug is ongoing. Has it been reported beyond this thread? How does one report a bug around here?
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    Re: Fake Creed Aventus

    The GIT I got at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills has Arabic writing on the box. Mind you, it's just one line on the bottom. Do you mean you see boxes entirely in Arabic? A counterfeiter would...
  71. Re: "Popular with the boys" on the "Who's wearing what?" page

    Now it's down to Just Grapefruit. I lost 20 bucks on that bet. Do the Right People know about this bug?
  72. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    Avoiding decants and using commercially available bottles at best prices found on line.

    Kouros 1.6 oz. - $28
    M7 0.5 oz - $10
    Perry Ellis 360º Black for Men 3.4 oz - $26 - I know they make a 1.7....
  73. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Apparently we need to include definitions for a couple words people seem to be having trouble with: "3" and "designer." :D

    Kouros
    Égoïste
    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: Kouros yanked from the Yanks...

    Well, now I know if I'd ever buy a backup bottle of anything. Kouros is, er, was king of a not too shabby line of YSL fragrances. Heartbreaking. I wonder how M7 is selling...?

    I was shocked at...
  75. Re: Leaky sample atomizers, has that happend to you?

    What's a roller atomizer?

    I find that half the time I get a sample from Sephora, the SA doesn't press down hard enough to secure the top fully in to the tube, and thus it will leak. These...
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    Bottle ID for Zombie Fans (Movie Thread?)

    Quick story: I work behind the camera in commercials as a production manager and coordinator most days. I am also a huge horror movie fan, with a fondness for zombies, and most of my friends and...
  77. Re: What is the difference between spray and splash?

    Did you really need to quote all that to ask this? ;)
  78. Re: My bargains I saw @ the swap meet today.....

    Hmm, I have a friend or two behind the Orange Curtain. Will have to check it out next time I'm down that way. And that place in LB, too, thanks.

    I've been to the Scent Bar a couple times, but...
  79. Re: My bargains I saw @ the swap meet today.....

    I would have grabbed that Salvador Dali pH, as I have wanted to smell it for a while.

    I see you're in my neck of the woods. Which swap meet? I have been wondering where to go in LA to check out...
  80. Re: What is the difference between spray and splash?

    The physical differences of the method of application are obvious. Do you mean in terms of the result? Could your question be rephrased, "given the same juice, does splashing it on produce a...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    I have tried this fragrance close to a dozen times, and have owned it once before, but I just cannot like it. I think it is the anise that ruins it, but I actually like Rive Gauche. I will keep...
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    Re: SEX in a BOTTLE???

    Chloroform. Gets 'em every time.

    But seriously, seconding Kiel's Musk Oil and MKK.

    And adding Aseel by Al-Rehab.

    If we expand it to "dirty" then second Kouros.
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    Re: The BEST Perry Ellis?

    I have tried 360 Degrees for Men and the flankers White, Red, Black and Reserve. The original and Reserve were my least favorite. White and Red are both better than the classics they were "inspired...
  84. Thread: No Deodorant?

    by Nanook
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    Re: No Deodorant?

    For years I kept trying different "natural" deodorants, and none worked, so I kept using my old trusty Mitchum unscented gel, which could probably be used to seal dams. But once I quit smoking,...
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    Re: Where to Get Samples..?....

    Yeah, Sephora is your first stop for guaranteed samples of anything they have in stock. You can walk right up to a sales assistant and ask them to make you a sample. They'll make you up to three...
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    Re: My experience with Kouros

    He's not kidding, folks.

    change1, but it will be missing the crucial urinal cake note.

    And santino, while I may not agree much with your assessment, any thread about Kouros is going to...
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    Re: How many mls do you go through a year?

    3 to 4 milliliters per application?!?! At, say, 10 sprays per ml, that's 30-40 sprays! At that rate, if you only wore one scent, a full, 100ml bottle would last you about 14 days. Impressive.
    ...
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    Re: A* Men Pure Oud at 2012

    Pure Musk? Pure Rose?

    Whatever it is, I hope the sprayer actually sprays and doesn't sprinkle and dribble.
  89. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Aaaaaannnnd, cue Mandom!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV3gA7hNItY
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    Poll: Re: 360 White, Cuba Gold, or Animale Animale?

    If you absolutely must have a Le Male homage, I find Cubano Gold, which I believe is the same thing as Cuba Gold, to be the least cloying. The sweetness and mint are toned down and there is a nice...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Alas, the Sephorae around me barely have original Polo, let alone Modern Reserve. I don't even see MR on their site. Not to worry, just hearing tell of some stores getting new stock in somewhere...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I checked two TJ Maxxs around me and no dice. I really want to try this. Maybe they get the stock in the East and it makes its way West.
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    For me it's like I just snorted a powder made from soap and violets. The top notes actually hurt my nose, and the dry down just smelled extremely soapy. And this is from several wearings of just...
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    Re: l'Erbolario Meharees - Musc Ravageur clone?

    I have good news and bad news. The good news is Ed, the manager at London's provided excellent customer service, including sending me a cap. The bad news is, they don't sell L'Erbolario stuff any...
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    Re: l'Erbolario Meharees - Musc Ravageur clone?

    Update: Cybercucina got some in stock, but after I ordered through amazon, I got an email from Cybercucina stating they canceled my order "Due to regulatory considerations, we regret that we are...
  96. Am I the only one who kept reading Ms. Hipgrave's...

    Am I the only one who kept reading Ms. Hipgrave's initials as her starting every response with "Uh...?"

    Fascinating reading. Thanks!
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Yeah, the first couple times I tried it, I got the "old man" vibe many others talk about, but now it is one of my favorite frags in my cabinet, and it happened very much the same way with me. ...
  98. Re: What do you think of my current (small) fragrance collection?

    I don't have any of these except Dior Homme, and it's awesome. I just wanted to use the line: are all your fragrances "all floating in glass?" ;)

    And yeah, without any direction, I can only...
  99. Re: The best way to "scrub" a frag you can't stand ?

    Hmmm. I've never tried it, but I wonder how alcohol would work? I mean, if you want to dissolve the oils, it makes sense, but I don't know how it would work on skin.
  100. Re: My first full wear of a Guerlain fragrance...Guerlain Homme...Did not impress me

    Amen. Smells like bathroom cleaner to me.
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