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    Re: Similar scents to Fahrenheit

    I'm a fan. It is unique.

    BUT-I'm wearing Gucci II right now, and there are some notes that are similar, I think...maybe I'm nuts, though.
  2. Thread: Jazz vs Tsar

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    Re: Jazz vs Tsar

    I think they're similar....Tsar has a "soapy" note, a la Paco Rabanne....and it's got a bit of a "sour" smell, which is enticing to me. Jazz is sweeter, and a bit sharper. I love them both, and...
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    Re: best oud = agarwood scents ???

    If you're looking for something as easy to find as M7, Dirty English definitely has an "aoud" note--the same note I smell in M7. It's possible they're both synthetic, though.

    For me, the straight...
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    Re: OPIUM: repackage & reformulation

    Loehmann's in SF, CA had some of the old formulation/old package 100 ml bottles of EDT --I just got one.

    This "old formulation" is based on the "Ingredient List" on the Reformulation thread. ...
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    Re: Animal Attack..!

    heh heh heh
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    Black, to me, is revolutionary. Very unique. The others are nice frags, but Black stands out.

    Actually, it's in my top five of all time.
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    Re: What would Frank Zappa wear?

    I'd bet he wore no scent at all.

    But Brian Eno...that guy knows perfumes!
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    Re: List of similar fragrances by group?

    Google "Leffingwell Masculin fragrance" --you'll find a chart that I bet you'll find helpful.

    Actually there's a thread here somewhere that has the hyperlink, too, but I'm too lazy to find it!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 March

    Rive Gauche PH....amazing!
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 23 March, 2010

    Lauren's Safari, lovin' it.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Marshall's in SF, on Market St., has a few bottles of Safari for $20. And at least one bottle of Giorgio Red for $15 (I got one--I think there's one left)--also a couple Herrera's for Men.
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    Re: Favorite fresh/aqua scent

    Deleted...I already posted pretty much the same thing I said here, earlier...duh.
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 19th March 2010

    Bulgari Black!
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    Poll: Re: Pour Monsieur de Chanel..!

    So, is "Tifffany" more like the original, or the concentree? Anyone have an opinion?
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    Re: What is this aroma chemical or accord?

    OK....does Gucci PH (I, the first, brown juice) have Iso E Super?
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    Re: What is this aroma chemical or accord?

    Uh....What about ISO super E....? Terre D' Hermes is known for using quite a bit of it, and it's also described as "flinty"--and it has a certain "citrus" top end....though it's not really citrusy...
  17. Re: NYC Flatiron District Sephora Men's Offerings Suffer From Shrinkage

    the SF Powell Sephora also moved the men's frags from one side to the other--they used to have men's on one side, women's on the other. As a result, their selection has markedly decreased.
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    Re: KOUROS: Why all the hate?

    Kouros is awesome, in my book.

    I understand where people are coming from, with the urinal cake comments...though I find that after the top notes die a bit the whole thing becomes much smoother. ...
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    Re: Cool Water is the best cologne ever.

    AOK, boss. We should sell our collections and just stick with this one, then.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, 11th March 2010

    Caron Pour Un Homme.
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    Re: All the new scents are bad??!!

    Well, I can't speak for everyone...
    But most new frags these days, at least mainstream or designer ones, tend toward the center of the "Bell Curve".....fruity/fresh/aquatic. Those newer ones that...
  22. Re: BMM10 The Road To The Final Spritz Day 5-6 Recap

    Funniest post ever! Thanks!
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    I don't believe no one's mentioned Van Cleef and Arpel's "Tsar" and it's similarity to YSL's "Jazz." They're quite close, though Jazz is a bit sweeter, and Tsar a bit....woodier?
    I like them both,...
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    Re: Dirty English is just, well, Dirty...

    the comments about ISO are interesting.....makes me wonder--I've had a similar experience recently, I had put on Quorum in the morning, and after a long day of work, got home, spritzed some Lacoste...
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    Re: Favorite fresh/aqua scent

    I don't think I have any aquatics, per se....

    Live Jazz is my SOTD, and it's fresh...in a green way, but I don't get anything "aquatic" about it.

    I like Essenza Zegna as a fresh citrus clean...
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    Re: Gucci PH I being discontinued?

    Thanks, folks!
    I saw that it was available at the Gucci website, so I figured I was being given a line of bull.....
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    Gucci PH I being discontinued?

    Anyone know if this is true? I heard it from a salesperson.....
  28. Thread: Soapy Scents

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    Re: Soapy Scents

    Givenchy Xerxus has a soapy quality, I find...
  29. Re: Does Anyone Ever Worry About All The Chemicals Leaching Into Skin

    I thought that if IFRA had it's way, we'd all be wearing perfumes composed entirely of "trademarked" molecules created by the small handful of fragrance factories, and that "natural raw materials"...
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    Re: Modern machismo.

    Would anyone care to elaborate on what this means?
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    Re: Pine Wood Scent?

    Why, thanks! I did!!

    What say you to Rocabar, by the way?!?!
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    Re: Pine Wood Scent?

    I can't believe no one has mentioned Hermes Rocabar...that is the most piney stuff I've ever smelled.....

    And I guess maybe I should join the coneheads group, huh? Seeing as my name....well....
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    Re: Patou- What have I got here?

    that is the stuff, right there! Congrats.....
  34. Re: The Leffingwell Masculine Frag Chart / Lineages and classifications

    Cool history, Mrclmind. Thanks for that!
    I do find the chart helpful for understanding history and development, though it obviously ends where the last big direction in fragrance begins--with the...
  35. The Leffingwell and H&R Masculine Frag Chart / Lineages and classifications

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h&rfragrance/poster_genealogie_masculin.pdf

    So, can we discuss this? First of all, it goes to 2001. It would be nice to have one that catches up...

    But aside from...
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    Re: Best club disco fragrance

    Just make sure it has bits of panther in it, then it will be good.
  37. Your Favorite Bottle Design-and the juice that should be in it!

    I was looking over my collection last night, when I thought "This Vera Wang for Men bottle is just the coolest, classiest design...."

    I like the juice well enough, but it's not one of my top...
  38. Re: Michael for Men--was once Michael Kors for men

    Ah, so it's a newer, rather than an older, bottle!
    Thanks!
  39. Re: Michael for Men--was once Michael Kors for men

    Thanks for the replies...
    the juice from my bottle smells great. Pipe Tobacco, for sure. Interesting stuff...I'm wearing it today for the second time, and the top notes fade very quickly to leave...
  40. Re: Michael for Men--was once Michael Kors for men

    Bump...no opinions?
  41. Michael for Men--was once Michael Kors for men

    So, I found a bottle of this at Marshall's after reading a few good reviews about this here recently..it's been in a few threads.
    My bottle says "Michael Kors" instead of just "Michael," as did the...
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    Re: some very green scents ?

    YSL Jazz? I think it's a fougere, greeen and mossy. Tsar was mentioned--they're similar, but I like Jazz a bit more.

    And Live Jazz is Cilantro and Mint, I find it very refreshing and...
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    Re: Best fresh, aquatic fragrance

    If you can find Laroche's "Horizon"---that stuff is not boring, IMO.
  44. Re: Article: New Article

    It sounds interesting.....and I like the calligraphy on the label! I gotta wonder what all the vapor trails on the way to Mecca actually smell like...then again, maybe not.
  45. Re: In Search of Leather: with a twist of personal taste.

    Bel Ami.....
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    Re: Recomemdation for tabacco scent

    Try Aramis Havana...big tobacco, along with a heaping helping of spice and aged rum.....
  47. Thread: Incense.

    by conehead
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    Re: Incense.

    I'm an incense junkie, myself.
    Big fan of Japanese incenses, like the ones mentioned here. These are actual raw materials formed into sticks--so you're burning actual woods, resins, herbs and...
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 06 January 2010

    Rive Gauche PH.
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    So, about that kiosk....
    It's called "Signature Fragrance" or "Signature Perfume" I think, though the bags say "Top Line Fragrances" --I picked up Rive Gauche PH for a pretty good deal...
  50. Re: Detecting Gourmand Notes in Rive Gauche PH

    I just purchased my first bottle of this stuff...or should I say "can?" as it comes in a metal can? That was a bit off-putting, hearing the juice slosh around in there...it sounded, almost, like it...
  51. Re: Fecal smell in Heritage EDP, Cuba and Koublai Khan

    I think if you want to understand what Civet is, find the old formulation of Givenchy Gentleman. Civet and Patchouly. Love it.....sparingly. But would never wear it to work. At least not until...
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    Re: Hater of Gentlemen

    Count me as a fan of the original, though I haven't smelled the new stuff.

    But it is not an everyday frag for me.....I do find it powerful, and the patchouli and Civet combo can raise eyebrows for...
  53. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Sadly I have to agree, Flouris...at least regarding new releasess....YSL's last two releases are, to me, not at all worth writing home about.

    But some of the long-established designer brands...
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    Re: YSL Appreciation

    My favorites as well.
    Guerlain is a close second, with Vetiver and Habit Rouge. But YSL is edgy and there's something so "un-cookie-cutter" about them...at least until the last two releases, which,...
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    There's a new kiosk store in the Westfield Mall......as noted Fragranza is no longer there.
    Anyway, I was looking at stuff at the kiosk store, and the guy was trying to push some unknown fragrances...
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    Re: Kouros Fraicheur

    I'm assuming Body Kouros doesn't fit in here at all, and is a competely different beast? I've never sampled, but it appears to be quite distinct based on the notes listed and reviews....
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    Ahhh...found it!

    First tried: St. John's Lime Aftershave....
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    First tried some aftershave that came in a squarish clear bottle with a woven grass around it...anyone know the name? It was dad's aftershave, I think it was a lime something or other...anyone know?...
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    Re: A fruity/citrus for us older guys

    Cerrutti 1881 is a nice citrusy/woodsy one, with pretty long lasting citrus and good sillage.

    YSL Pour Homme is a classic.
    And I love Boucheron Pour Homme, it's my fave citrus, and I think a...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'm really surprised Givenchy Gentleman didn't get mentioned yet....I quite like it, but it's a monster. Not surprised about Kouros, and Polo.....though I like the way both smell, actually, and...
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    Re: Opium Pour Homme VS LInstant de Guerlain.

    I haven't smelled L'Instant, but I can tell you that if it smells at all like Vera Wang then it's not close to Opium at all.

    Polo Double Black, on the other hand, reminds me very much of Opium...
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 25th September - 2008

    This morning it was YSL Pour Homme. San Francisco is quite warm today!

    Just moments ago I hit myself with some Eau Sauvage, as well.

    It's a citrusy Old School day for me.
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    Re: Not-too-sweet orientals?

    I tried Polo Double Black at the Ralph Lauren Outlet store this past weekend...it smells, remarkably, like Opium PH to me...though, yes, it's a bit more "dry."

    Nice enough.

    Habit Rouge is a...
  64. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Great post, and got me thinking.

    In general, the "new releases" by the designer houses these days all smell the same...taking a top note from Egoiste Platinum, say, and varying the proportions of...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme - list of ingredients

    Well......Shoyeido makes a lot of different kinds of incense. It's almost all quality stuff....but there are quite a few differing varieties.

    And there are a few other incense houses that would...
  66. Re: YSL: men's offerings and reformulations (long!)

    I dunno, but I love all the YSL men's stuff....just got a bottle of the original Pour Homme (or at least I think it's original--did they reformulate??!?!)---

    Eventually I'll pick up Rive Gauche,...
  67. Re: "This fragrance doesn't last": what does that mean to you?

    This is why, to me, it's the "Basenotes" that are most important. (Heh heh)

    Seriously, though.....I can never buy something moments after smelling it, like they want you to do in all the dept....
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    Not-too-sweet orientals?

    Summer will soon be coming to an end, and for me, that means I'll be wearing more orientals--something about spicy scents in colder weather.

    I love Opium PH, Habit Rouge, Czech and Speake...
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    Re: Smelled YSL l'homme

    I just smelled it today, when I went to the new Bloomingdale's in SF...

    a serious downturn for YSL, after all their glories, in my opinion. Compared to M7, Jazz, Live Jazz, Kouros, and even their...
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    Re: Print ad for new Polo DOUBLE Black.

    Well, I got one of those catalog Sample Strips in the mail a few days back...not sure they're the best way to sample. But......"Spicy Mango, Nutmeg, and Espresso" as well as other spices were noted....
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    Re: Why Do You Like Terre D'Hermes?

    My wife just bought this for me Saturday, and I've been wearing it since.
    I LOVE it!
    It's departure for Hermes, I think....I love all of their scents, but this one strikes me as more,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 August

    Azzaro PH--
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    Re: Fendi Uomo rediscovered

    I just picked up a small one of these for $20 or so, and I'm enjoying it for the first time. Comparisons with Bel Ami, one of my faves for sure, but Fendi has a sweeter floral note, and not as much...
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    Re: House Referendum -- Yves Saint Laurent

    Unfortunately, Sephora in San Francisco doesn't have a SINGLE YSL scent on their shelves...which is too bad, as I think they are very high quality, distinctive frags.
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    Re: The absolute sweetest, thickest scent!

    Joop is super-thick and sweet...not my cuppa...

    Pi is pretty sweet, and thick in a one-dimensional way...but I like it. I think it's more benzoin than vanilla, however.

    Habit Rouge is hugely...
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    Re: Recommendations for classic citrus?

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks!
    I've got some checking to do....will get back to you with my opinions about these.
    There's a store that sells Trumpers just around the corner, I think....
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    Recommendations for classic citrus?

    Howdy, haven't posted in a while.

    So, with the hot weather, I've been gravitating towards "brighter" frags, and mainly going with fougeres like Live Jazz, Jazz, Azzaro PH...

    Today I'm wearing...
  78. Thread: Live Jazz

    by conehead
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    Re: Live Jazz

    When I first got it, I didn't smell the so-called "iced mint" at all....the cilantro hit me really hard.

    Now I can smell the mintyness..but the cilantro is still the dominant top note to me......I...
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    Re: When you're tired of subtlety

    I'm gonna go with C & S No. 88.......man that stuff will knock over small animals at 50 paces. I love it!
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    Re: Fougeres...either you love 'em or hate 'em

    Grey Flannel is what I'm wearing today.....I think it's green, and fresh...reminds me of Green Peppers. But I note that Leffingwell chart classifies it as a chypre. Strange? Anyone else think it's...
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    Re: Fougeres...either you love 'em or hate 'em

    Years ago Tsar was my signature, but when I ran out of the bottle, I tended to gravitate towards woody/spicy frags, and only recently have I come back to fougeres.

    I've got Jazz, for the first...
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    Re: help for best pine/conifer fragrance

    When I think "Pine," I think of Hermes "Rocabar."

    A wide variety of pines in that one...very resinous, but with a sweet undertone.
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    Re: BEST CZECH AND SPEAKE

    I've tried Neroli and No. 88.
    I'm on my second bottle of No. 88, though it's years old and I don't wear it often anymore....at one point, in the early 90's, it was my sig.

    I have the travel...
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    Re: Recommend me a frag-free aftershave lotion?

    Thanks for all the info, folks! Looks like I should explore my options...
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    Re: What was your wedding day scent?

    9/11/94...an easy day to remember, unfortunately.

    I wore Boucheron Pour Homme, EDP.....bottle's gone, but I have a 1/2 bottle of EDT left, which I wear when it's warm and I want something classy,...
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    Recommend me a frag-free aftershave lotion?

    I'm looking for a fragrance-free soothing aftershave lotion, something to stop the nicks from bleeding and moisturize, and to keep me from shaver burn.....I've used balms from Vera Wang, MY YSL, and...
  87. Re: Classifications--Leffingwell/Michael Edwards

    I like most of what Michael Edwards does, with regard to classifying "woody orientals" instead of Chypres....and instead of Ambery or Spicy Orientals.

    M7 for example, is primarily a woody smell,...
  88. Classifications--Leffingwell/Michael Edwards

    I've become fascinated with the categorization of fragrances, and different systems. Michael Edward's classification is pretty interesting, though he splits the "woods" up more, and I assume...
  89. Re: Vera Wang for Men-Love the drydown, but weak??

    what's the name of the "new Canali?" I can't find mention of it anywhere...??
  90. Vera Wang for Men-Love the drydown, but weak??

    Today I'm wearing Vera Wang. I enjoy that citrusy/greenish topnote (Yuzu Leaves, I guess..), though it dominates. But I LOVE the drydown, or rather the main body, of bright tobacco I smell..only...
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    Re: Prince Fragrance ?

    Some folks just shouldn't branch out, LOL....
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2 February

    What's an FSOT list?


    Count me in as another Van Cleef.....though I think Im gonna go hit the Live Jazz for a pick-me-up.
  93. Thread: Tsar or Jazz?

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    Re: Tsar or Jazz?

    I did a "blind Buy" of Jazz, which should show uup on my doorstep any day now, though I have Live Jazz..which I've been told is a completely different beast.

    Tsar was one of my sigs as well, until...
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    Re: What is the best Lemon scent?

    I don't get lemon in either Czech and Speake's No. 88 or in Guerlain's Vetiver.

    Maybe it's my nose.

    Anyway, I like Boucheron PH for it's citrusy sparkle, and also think Eau de Hadrian is a...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31 January

    Bel Ami
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    Re: Jazz and Live Jazz

    I know "Live Jazz" has Coriander listed as a note...but it really hit me today, it's Cilantro! (not the seeds, in other words...the leaves!! ) Definitely a big Cilantro kick, which is kinda...
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    Jazz and Live Jazz

    The Jazz Prestige thread inspired me to ask...
    I've got Live Jazz, which is a new purchase for me, and I'm still getting to know it...but it strikes me as a citrusy green fragrance, lively and...
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    Re: the most powerful sillage

    No. 88 has HUGE sillage, I think......
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    Re: SOTD Monday January 30

    Another M7 wearer, today......EDT and also aftershave balm today.
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    Re: Shopping Spree

    Don't drop M7....it's the most unique woody fresh oriental frag of the last five years, IMO. I personally wear it in the office, just not too heavy. It has a crispness which suits office wear, I...
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