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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Nice bottle!
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    "Short term". I blind bought Azzaro Pour Homme Summer because I thought the bottle looked awesome. It was only $21, so I figured it was a pretty small risk. So, the juice itself smells okay. Nothing...
  3. Thread: Oh god!!!!

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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I kinda bought into the hype and bought a bottle. Ended up swapping it. It's just okay. Not bad, not great. You should try Dior Bois D'argent, if you haven't already. Now THAT'S something to write...
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Oh yeah...I did get 2 compliments from Divine L'homme Sage. 1 of those compliments was after atleast 8 hours, so that made me feel really good. :-)
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    *tipping my hat to you* That's pretty good! Must be nice!
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Several compliments on Amouage Reflection, Bond no.9 HTTP, and Amouage Beloved.
  7. Re: Yet another 'scent for a 1st date' thread I'm afraid...

    Just looked at your wardrobe. So I'm a big fan of GPH2. It is pleasant, and it is a crowd pleaser. If it is a daytime outing, I would recommend GPH2 or
    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di...
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    Re: Anyone wear fragrance oils?

    I store them on my dresser, just like my colognes. Nothing fancy.
  9. Re: You own it, You love/like it but it is quite a while you wear it. Whats that fragrance?

    I'm like this with my favorite fragrances. Like GPH2 and Amouage Reflection. I like them so much, but almost never wear them. I often times find them both to be too nice for either the clothes that...
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    Poll: Re: Amouage: DIA vs REFLECTION ?!

    Reflection. Dia is nice though. I'm really surprised at all the Dia mentions. Dia's like the sleeper hit, but Reflection is probably mentioned on more people's favorite/most complimented list than...
  11. Re: Help me to pick fragrances for a wedding event.

    Day 1: Bond No9 HTTP
    Day 2: Dior Bois D'Argent
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Amouage
  13. Re: What is your most favorite smelling fragrance you currently own?

    Amouage Reflection
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Respectfully, if you read 1-2 pages, you'll see.
  15. Re: Is there a less expensive "clone" of Back to Black by By Kilian?

    This site here may be your best bet. Many of their oils are spot on, but some are not 100%. For a small amount tho, it's worth atleast trying. Good luck.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Okay. Thanx.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Yeah. You'll probably be hard pressed to find a bottle on discount, but to me, the 50 ml bottle was worth the $140 that I paid. It's also $60 cheaper than SOP on Bond's website, so I'd call that a...
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    Re: What's the perfect amount of bottles?

    I think 50 is a good number. Some would probably say no more than 100. I think anywhere between those two numbers are "ideal". However, if your budget allows, I don't have a problem with anyone...
  19. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    LOL! I totally agree! Folx talkin about this can be a GPH2 substitute if GPH2 is discontinued. NOT! Not a bad scent, but it isn't GPH2.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Quick thought about Aventus. I have tried Aventus, maybe 2 or 3 times at Nordstroms. I was never impressed with it, but then when I see people talking about the different batches, I have to wonder if...
  21. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Oh, how could anyone forget the Pure Malt fan craze! LIDGE had it's moment too! And for a while, Guerlain SDV was all the rage! TV still gets its mentions tho in the colder months it seems. And DHI...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    So I tried SOP, and found it to be similar to HTTP. However, there was just that little something extra in HTTP that made it more attractive to me. I will say tho: I wore a sample of SOP to work one...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Hey guys. Thanx for responding. All I can say with 0 doubt is that I was surprised at how much I liked HTTP. I bought a bottle, and just found myself wearing it whenever I wanted to feel good,...
  24. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Wow!!! I'm surprised that ANYTHING got more wearings than Aventus! Lol Go TDH!
  25. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Ha! I thought about Aventus too, and I had the same thought: that it was taking away from the GIT love.
  26. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I never quite understood the Shalimar hype. It smells kinda old and stuff. I found M7 to be kinda interesting. i even buoght a bottle. But it didn't take me long to grow out of love for it. So I...
  27. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I bought a bottle of 3rd Man after sampling it and feeling like it was worth a full bottle. I quickly realized that it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. I actually foudn L'anarchiste to be nicer,...
  28. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Hmm...maybe that's what it is...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Hednic, I know you're a fragrance guru around these parts. What's your take on Bond HTTP?
  30. Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    When I first joined Basenotes years ago, it seemed like the fragrances above were some of the most discussed fragrances on the boards. I couldn't read a top 5-10 list without someone mentioning Caron...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Gotcha. These are great prices for these fragrances! Even if they're just average, I'll have still gotten my money's worth. Thanx!
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Wait. Is that a summer edition tho? The 'Leau appears to be, and it is inexpensive enough for me to perhaps get both the L'eau and the Summer version. If they're just "okay", I can always just wear...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    I'll look at the price of this one too.
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    Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Has anyone tried this? I came across this earlier today online and was quite impressed by the beautiful bottle. I own the Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time flanker, and I see that this one is priced at...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    The fragrances that come to mind that may fit your description are Versace Dreamer, Bath & Body Works Mahogany, Bvlgari Man in Black/Prada Luna Rossa Extreme (these two smell similar imo), Fan di...
  36. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    I'm about to hit up the Sephoras and get a sample of Lacoste White and Lacoste Black. I've tried them both, and like them quite a bit. I need to get a sample of each to see whether they're actually...
  37. Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - underestimated longevity?

    I've never had longevity issues with this one. I recall getting a compliment of this one following an entire 8+ hour work day. That's when I knew for sure that this scent had better longevity than...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    It's interesting to see the Curve references in here. I've been playing with the idea of getting Curve for a while. I remember at my old job several years ago, this one guy use to come in all the...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    Sadly enough, I've been on 2 dates this year. On the first one, I wore Gucci Pour Homme 2. I was going back and forth between that and Bond No.9 HTTP and the Gucci, but I ended up going with the...
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    I think I have been pretty consistent with my response to threads like this in the past. There have been 2 scents that I have consistently found to be without flaw: Amouage Reflection and Gucci Pour...
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Currently wearing a sample of By Kilian Incense Oud. I like it, but I don't know if I love it, so I don't think I would pay a whole lot for it. Maybe a decant, but I wouldn't spend much more than $50...
  42. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    2 Amouage: Reflection, Beloved, and samples of Interlude
    2 Cartier: Declaration L'Essence, Declaration Cologne
    2 Guccis: GPH2, Envy, and a tiny .15 oz bottle of GPH1

    ...I use to have a bunch of...
  43. Re: How many sprays of Amouage Reflection Man do you use and where?

    I usually wear this one when I'm in a shirt and suit, so unlike the majority of you that do 2-3, because the scent is fighting through so many layers, I normally do 6-7 sprays: both wrists, both...
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    Re: Best FIRST date scent out of these 5...

    I would say La Nuit or GPH2. Both scents are very nice. I personally love GPH2 and own it. I've gotten several compliments on it. La Nuit, I have never owned, but I have smelt it on others, and I...
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Wear women's perfume. Lol
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Trust me: the Creed boys will act like http can't compare to Aventus. It does, and it's a superior scent. Considerably fresher. Get a sample from the perfumedcourt and get back to me...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Ehh...not exactly. I like it a bit, but don't like it a lot. It's a bit too powdery. Ultimately tho, if I really like a scent, no one else's opinion really matters in terms of how much I like it. If...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Lol You kept it ALL THE WAY real. Lol IN is nice, but even applied lightly, it's just a bit too powdery for me. It has this persistent foot powder smell that I just can't accept altogether. It's...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    I couldn't have said it better myself. I attend church because I am a believer, and enjoy church service. However, I am single, and looking to marry one day, and the church is a good place to meet...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    So lurking through the thread, I see that the consensus seems to be to go lighter with this scent. I wish I knew! I guess I just wanted to make sure they smelt me. Rookie mistake, and I'm no rookie,...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Lol! Hilarious! Lol
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Lol I like that. Lol Everyone is blessed with my essence before my presence...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    That might have been the problem. I definitely gave it a few sprays, maybe 5. Perhaps I overdid it a lil bit. Next time I wear it, I'll tone it down a lil bit.
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    Re: The best from each of your favourite houses

    Amouage Reflection
    By Kilian Apple Brandy
    Creed Royal Oud
    Bond No.9 HTTP
    Dior Bois D'Argent
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    I second this suggestion. I had a coworker that wore this. Smelt great on him! I recommended this one to a friend of mine. He tried it and bought it. Good stuff. I need to check in with him and see...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    I actually do like it, but I don't love it. I sampled it years ago, and someone sent me the sample last week, along with samples of another scent. So, I was wearing it for a few days last week, and I...
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    Re: Chez Bond Opinions

    Nice. Smooth, and unassuming. Better than GIT imo...
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    MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    So this past Friday evening, I wore Invasion Barbare to a church event I attended. I was going back and forth on the elevator, moving some things to the top floor. Several minutes after I had last...
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    Re: What best compliments your fragrance

    Interesting, how many use non-scented deodorants. I use regular scented Speed Stick, and I actually like the scent, and find it quite fragrant. It seems to go along quite well with my other...
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    Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    It's funny when I see these threads about scents that supposedly don't last long, yet I (and several others) have found no problems with these same scents. I don't currently own a bottle, but I had a...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Lol Clever! Well, after lurking though the thread, I only recall one member say that they noticed a difference for the worse. The other said he actually preferred the newer formulation at certain...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I wish these fragrance houses would just leave well enough ALONE!
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Hey man...I'm sorry you've had bad luck with the reformulations. I pray they never reformulate Reflection! Interlude was indeed just darn fine, just the way it was. Sad to heard it was reformulated....
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    To Redlir, I was definetely looking forward to seeing your take on Reflection. This is my first full bottle Amouage purchase. I LOVE Reflection. It is my favorite scent, though I seldom ever wear it,...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Lol Yes, Interlude is a beast! I bought 6 2ml samples from parfumraffys quite some time ago, and I still have atleast 4 of them. And I've gotten atleast 1 compliment from wearing it. It's good, but...
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    Re: Surrati Fragrances

    Their oil for Creed Royal Oud smells just like the real thing. I'll be buying some of it very soon!
  67. Re: Bond No. 9 HTTP:WWW Now that the hype has settled, is it any good?

    My favorite Bond. It's good!
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    Re: Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Oh, D'issey would be great too! You have some good scents to choose from!
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    Re: Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Bleu de Chanel or Eternity Summer for Men (2014)
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Hey guys! I appreciate the suggestions! I chose to wear it again! I got it in the car, and minutes before I arrive, I'm doing a couple of spritzes. Wish me luck! :-)
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    You could be right, but it COULD BE that feather that tips the scale in my favor...
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I don't think it's similar enough to Le Male to warrant the comparisons. It smells MUCCCH better, and cleaner.
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I love it, Magnus! Appreciate the advice!
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    Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Hey guys. So I have little doubt that this has been discussed before, but I wanted to talk about it a little bit. So here's the situation: I'll be having dinner with a friend of mine who I sorta...
  75. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    What actually surprised me is that the dry down of Royal Oud does actually smell quite similar to GPH II! I noticed that the last few times I wore it...
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    Re: Fan di Fendi pour homme assoluto

    I tried this last week at Macy's. I actually liked it quite a bit! I had to come on here and find out what my Basenoters were saying about it! I'ma give it another try after work today. This may end...
  77. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    Hey guys. I've been lurking in this thread for some time now. Great to see the compliments. I think one of the best compliments I got was from the cashier at a fast food restaurant. I approached the...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Great to see so many GPH2 mentions! This was my favorite fragrance before I met Amouage Reflection. But this is still top 5 for me!
  79. Re: What cheap fragrance generated more compliments when you wore during all day

    Azzaro Chrome Legend. I've gotten a few compliments on that, and I don't wear it very often, so that says something.
  80. Re: I really like Al Rehab Silver, what else would I like from this house?

    I owned both Aseel and Khaliji before. I preefered Khaliji, as Aseel was kinda sharp. But, I go positive compliments on both of them. I was usually layerering them with other scents, typically...
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Spring: Gucci Pour Homme II
    Summer: Hermessence Pamplemouse Rose
    Fall: By Killian Back to Black
    Winter: Amouage Interlude
  82. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    I use to own this, until I swapped it for something else. I got it because it was inexpensive, and it had great reviews, but to be quite honest, I never grew to love it. But I'm glad it seems to work...
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    I personally like Hermessence Pamplemouse Rose. The longevity sucks, but for summer time, it's pretty good.
  84. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Given the season right now, If I were going to get something, it would probably be MFK APOM. I've wanted that one for the spring/summer for a while now. Either that or Hermes Pamplemouse Rose.
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Back to Black
    Apple Brandy
    Straight to Heaven (first By Killian I purchased)
    Rose Oud (I bought 10 1.5 ml samples of this)

    I like Incense Oud and Musk Oud too, but I haven't spent a lot of...
  86. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    Apparantly, I can't vote, but I love GPH II
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Right now, it'd likely be Amouage Reflection. If not, it would likely be something else from Amouage. MAYBE Beloved, or something from By Killian.
  88. Re: Insurrection Pure II by Rayene: Review & Experiences If You've Tried It

    I don't like Aventus, but I love Bondno9.com. How close is IP to that? And do you think this then will be a compliment bomb like Aventus is?
  89. Thread: Summer Rotation

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Summer Rotation

    Issey is the only one that I'd keep.
  90. Re: Creed Royal Water and Hm by Hanae Mori are two of the most underrated scents IMO

    Hm is okay. It smells nice, and does have some similarities to GPH2, but definitely isn't a dead ringer. Royal Water, I very much enjoy. People think it's too feminine. I've never gotten feminine...
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    HILARIOUS! LOL It's so sad that most people go to a dept store, spray one or two scents, and then walk out paying retail for average, generic scents.
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I recently tried Jo Malone's Sweet Lemon, and it instantly reminded me of Aventus. I looked up the notes, and sure enough, it has pineapple in it.
    According to Fragrantica, "The composition starts...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    It doesn't smell like pineapple to me, but similarly, I was watching an episode of Street Scents, and Al had someone smell Aventus, without telling them anything about the notes. This was a notice...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I tried this last week and also came away immediately likening it to Aventus. The funny thing is, every scent that I've come across that smells similar to Aventus, I've found to be BETTER than...
  95. Thread: Spring 2014

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Spring 2014

    I haven't given it much thought either, but now that I think about it...

    1. GPH II
    2. Creed Royal Water (oil replica)
    3. Cartier Declaration L'Essence
    4. Cartier Declaration Cologne
    5. Bond...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    Man, I woulda asked him. I have absolutely no shame when it comes to asking guys what they're wearing, if I really like the scent.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    I'm mad that it took 15 posts before Reflection was mentioned. Smh lol

    1. Reflection
    2. Interlude
    3. Jubilation
    4. Dia

    Beloved is okay. I don't love it, but it's okay. Reflection is my...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Which two do you have in mind? I could be more disciplined tho. I bought Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous and Serge Lutens 5 o Clock Au Gingembre not too far apart...maybe a month. I paid $115, and about...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Chuck, that sounds like a good plan! I never really impulse bought. Before I buy, I typically test a fragrance several times to make sure I like the scent, because the last thing I want is to have a...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    LeMale for one...
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