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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Philosykos by Diptyque is the best fig around , sort of niche but not quite , you live in France though so it should be easy to access !
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    Armani Prive Ambre Soie discontinued !

    Just heard today that Ambre Soie by Armani Prive is to be discontinued with the launch of Encens Satin . The new fragrance shares a lot of the same notes and smelling it now after a few hours there...
  3. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    You found me out ,but is surprisingly good and on sale at half price at the moment !
  4. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    You found me out ,but is surprisingly good and on sale at half price at the moment !
  5. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Lyn Harris of Miller Harris fame , "Le Cologne" , close Acqua di Parma rip off but a third of the price , very well done , won't say where it is available though....
  6. Re: Going to a punk rock show and could use some help on picking out a scent!

    None , you should smell of sweat and anarchy .......
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    Re: A bad bottle of Bois d'Encens ?

    Thanks for the replies , I will try it some more and see how it settles , but if this was what I had smelt for the first time I would have never bought it . Will go to the GA counter and try their...
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    A bad bottle of Bois d'Encens ?

    I bought a while ago a bottle of BdE , it was my fourth one , the other three were the old wooden 50ml size , and this is the new glass bottle and larger size. It sat unopened in the cupboard for...
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    I bought Kyoto on a blind purchase after loving Avignon , absolutely hate Kyoto it is overpowering to me and smells like lemon pepper! Avignon is more interesting , just pure church incense found it...
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    Poll: Re: What to wear for my upcoming wedding?

    Congratulations ! you should pick something you really like not what people recommend for you , it is a really special day ! I would buy a new fragrance and only wear it for the first time on your...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    "wear" not "were" I am guessing you mean ?
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    Re: Upcoming HERMÈS fragrances

    These two EdC are now launched !
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    New Hermes eau de colognes launch

    Has anyone tried the two new Hermes eau de colognes yet , just wondered what they are like ? They are Eau de mandarine ambrée and Eau de narcisse bleu but have no information on the notes yet .
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    Re: That one note that kills it for you...

    Cumin , absolutely loathe it in fragrance and cooking , I seem to be so sensitive to it I can detect even the most minute amount in something , it just turns my stomach !
    Oud if fairly strong , it...
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    Monsieur Balmain has a very long lasting lemon note
    Diptyque L'Eau des Hesperides very juicy citrus cologne
    Diptyque L'Eau de Neroli fresh citrus with light floral notes
    Hermes Eau d'Orange...
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    The film is called , surprisingly ," Perfume :The story of a murderer" , it is an fantastic film , wonderful soundtrack too . It was years in the making as it was thought to be totally unfilmable...
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    Re: Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser

    I have seen this in our store , the scent diffuses through a wick in the centre , the whole thing can be refilled three times , before it is finished , I was surprised how big it was really much...
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    I'll add Monsieur Balmain too , the only lemon scent that really does last , very cleverly done !
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    Re: What smells like Paper Whites?

    I love the smell of them , and always pot some bulbs to have in the house , I don't mind that they are very strong , I just love it !! Can't remember if it was Pottery Barn or Banana Republic (I...
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    Re: what is your fav hermes cologne?

    Do you mean any Hermes fragrance in that shaped bottle? They do lots , some of the fragrances are done in large sizes in a frosted glass version of that bottle , but have only ever seen them in a...
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    Re: Incense for everyday use

    I agree with the last comment , as I said in my previous post also Avignon is a very pure representation of a church incense , but extremely wearable ;Bois d'Encens is still a church incense but a...
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    Re: Boost for the fragrance industry...new trend?

    I just remembered after my last post , BA used to have two fragrances that were created for the launch of the Club Europe , Club World business class in the late eighties . They were in navy bottles...
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    Re: Incense for everyday use

    +1 for Avignon also , the most pure incense for me , Kyoto is good too but not quite there . Bois d'encens is the perfect church incense but reworked as a perfume , and one that gets the most...
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    Re: Was Ambre Narguile discontinued?

    I emailed Hermes the other day because Rose Ikebana was not on the website , I was told it was most definitely not discontinued and they are having some problems with the website at the moment ;...
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    Re: A long lasting orange fragrance?

    BIGARADE CONCENTRÉE by Frederic Malle , quite intense but long lasting on me anyway!
  26. Poll: Re: Favorite rose scents (another rose thread... now with poll!)

    I prefer Hermes Rose Ikebana , think it is easy for a man to wear because it is so clean and light , with no powdery , heavy base that can be a bit intense sometimes ! But I know JCE's style is not...
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    Re: The most you've ever spent on a fragrance?

    Wow ! a lot on the one single fragrance I cannot stand !! but could have something to do with the person who used to wear it as well ......
  28. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Eau Fraichissante Pour l`Ete ?

    If I can't pronounce it , I don't want to wear it ...................
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    It has to be Diptyque all the way for me , but had a lot of Armani/Prive candles that were amazingly powerful . Didn't find the L'Artisan candles worked for me though . There is an English company ...
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    Re: Wood smoke as a room spray?

    You really need to get some Diptyque Feu de Bois , it is a perfect wood smoke , elegant and refined , doesnt smell like the kitchen is on fire ! The other product you would really love is some wood...
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    Re: men that wear sandals

    I like those sandals , you have good taste ! People probably think you should be wearing a plastic trainer/sneaker , the only place for them is in them gym , you wouldn't wear swimming trunks to go...
  32. Re: Why does the fragrance in shower gels go away once you rinse them off?

    The more you pay the longer they last , can still smell a Bulgari one 6 hours later on me now . Diptyque are good too, and Hermes ! But they are mad money for something you wash away , but I love to...
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    The new Louis Vuitton fragrance

    I know it has been posted on here , but this is an update from Harpers Bazaar on 6th Jan with a little more information ,
    The French Fashion house confirmed yesterday that it would indeed be...
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    Diptyque in the UK with 30 % off

    For anyone who loves Diptyque , HEALS have a good choice of the products with 30% off in the sale. Fragrance and some candles,roomsprays etc , just ordered the L'eau de neroli cologne on a blind buy...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Hermessence Santal Massoïa

    My partner tried this the other day , I was smothered in other test sprays !! On him it seemed the most transparent , light fragrance JCE has ever done , after an hour we struggled to smell it ,...
  36. Thread: Scent Blindness

    by oakman
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    Re: Scent Blindness

    I think it is so true that the sense of smell changes as we age, many fragrances I smelt years ago and loved I now find crude and unpleasant , and now seek the unusual scents that excite and...
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    Re: Boost for the fragrance industry...new trend?

    I think this could be a good idea , lots of hotels and shops have signature scents in them , Bulgari had The Vert for it stores and it became huge , it is just a way to make a brand more individual...
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    Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Chanel Eau de Cologne 400ml , never tire of it !!
    Armani Prive set of 4 fragrances , however there is one I don't like in the set !
    Hermes Ambre Narguile on the third bottle now !

    (Feel a bit...
  39. Poll: Re: Poll: If You Only Had One Vetiver in Your Wardrobe, Which One?

    Sycomore !
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    Poll: Re: Which note do you not like in a fragrance?

    I will join all the cumin haters , it turns my stomach to smell it , amazing so many people dislike it , I thought it was just me !!
  41. Re: New Diptyque - Eau Particulière Body & Home Spray , anyone tried it?

    I kind of ignored the Eau Mage , as it has cumin as a note , the candle sounds great it is by Olivia Giacobetti and has notes of charcoal , paper , amber and old wood . They are in store from Sept...
  42. New Diptyque - Eau Particulière Body & Home Spray , anyone tried it?

    Think this has only just launched , and comes in a a great bottle with an old fashioned rubber atomiser , has anyone managed to try it yet ? Here is the description : A symbolic atypical product...
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    Re: Wedding day scent

    Do you already own all these ? I would have a brand new fragrance on a special day like that , the memories linked to a fragrance you wear for the first time are intense , so I would go with...
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    I have to add Monsieur Balmain as well , it is really the only one that is totally lemon with great longevity , the colour of the bottle is a huge clue to what is inside !!!
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    Re: Looking for a signature scent

    I don't know if people can tell you what your signature scent should be , I think you just have to keep trying everything until you find a fragrance that hits you between the eyes !! The scent should...
  46. Re: New Fragrance: Hermes - Un Jardin sur le Toît (A Garden on the Roof)

    Can't wait to try this , wonder if it will have hints of Rose Ikebana to it ? With the rose and green notes it could be a mainstream version ? I guess this is a Jean Claude Ellena fragrance.
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    Re: the most italian fragrance

    It has to be AdP , anything from the range , some of the Blu Mediteranee line are good also ! Or Santa Maria Novella , but I would not touch Gucci or Armani etc , buy the clothes not the fragrance...
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    Re: How many bottles would YOU buy ?

    A 100 bottles !!! what do you want to do , wash your clothes in it ? !!! I would probably buy about 4 or 5 , there will always be another fragrance that will be perfect (there is almost one new...
  49. Thread: Fresh cut grass

    by oakman
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    Re: Fresh cut grass

    The old Gap Grass did have a better scent as I recall , more true to the real smell . The new release is good but veers towards laundry powder after a while . I would layer Gap Grass and the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    T K Maxx (UK) had Creed Royal Water for £98
  51. Thread: Incense

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    Re: Incense

    Avignon is a great fragrance , but also love Black Cashmere Donna Karan and Bois d'Encens by Armani/Prive
  52. Re: Need help selecting a non-niche "green" fragrance.

    I would add my vote for Sisley Eau de Campagne , very herby green opening that stays throughout ! This is my ideal green fragrance , the most intense green rush of any !!
    Also Eau de Lierre by...
  53. Re: With all the Brits on here I'm surprised that Marks & Spencer does not have more reviews...

    M&S is a great brand ! the food and "some" clothes are good , but would never even consider buying a fragrance from there ! It is the sort of place where a 12 year old would buy his dad some...
  54. Re: Diptyque has been winning me over with their newer releases.

    I just got Tam Dao for Christmas , after a lot of heavy hints , and really love it . Want to get into some more Diptyque scents , Vetyverio is good but maybe a little sweet . Eau de Lierre I love but...
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    Armani/Prive to be repackaged !

    Don' know if this has been posted already , but was chatting to the SA at the Giorgio Armani counter in Selfridges , and she said the packaging was being altered on the original line . The wooden...
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    Re: When you see a great bottle design...

    I think the bottle makes a difference to the enjoyment of the fragrance in some way , it certainly should reflect the scent to a degree . There is a good feeling to picking up a beautifully designed...
  57. Re: Recommendations for a traditional Eau de Cologne

    I second this , a really beautiful refined scent , but expensive , though it is EdT in strength , but not great longevity ! But could not live without it !!
  58. Re: Wanted: Grapfruit scented cologne/eau de toilette

    I looked everywhere for a pure grapefruit scent as it is one of my favourite notes , and I found the perfect fragrance , the holy grail of grapefruit perfumes . It is " Just Grapefruit " by Arran...
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    Re: An Electronic Smelling Fragrance

    Have you tried Odeur 53 by Comme des Garcons , very synthetic , unusual and has all sorts of notes going on that smell like plastic , dust on a lightbulb etc !!! Probably just what you want !
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    Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe now on sale

    Has anyone tried this new Hermessence , I wondered what you thought , tried it today and was so suprised as I hate Iris usually but this is really good .I heard that it uses the Iris flower not root...
  61. Re: I tried Vetiver Tonka and Ambre Narguile...Anything else worth trying from Hermessence?

    Vetiver Tonka is good , but really love Rose Ikebana , lovely light transparent rose with great longevity on me ! The new Iris Ukiyoe suprised me as I usually hate Iris but this has a wonderful...
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    Re: favorite scent in candles?

    Diptyque Feu de Bois , haven't any at the moment , they are too expensive to buy all the time !!!!
  63. Re: How much does the BRAND influence your perception of quality?

    Exactly how I feel , I am very influenced by the brand , I think Hermes do excellent fragrances but don't like them all but can appreciate the quality in them ;or am I just blinded by the branding ?...
  64. It looks like something from art college , awful...

    It looks like something from art college , awful and doesn't fit the brand at all ! I like the tradition of Penhaligons , the fact it is classic brand , better than this ad that doesn't inspire me...
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    Re: Hermesessence favorite

    Ambre Narguile is great , but my real favourite is Rose Ikebana ! I know that it is not popular but I like rose fragrances and this is light and ethereal , enough for a guy to wear . Really love the...
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    Re: Talk to me about Bvlgari...

    I used to really like their fragrances when they started out , but feel they have wandered a bit off track with the later offerings !
    Bulgari pour Femme , and pour Homme are both good ,the womans...
  67. Re: What is your Favorite Mostly Synthetic Fragrance

    Odeur 53 by CdG
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    Re: Les Exclusifs: 75ml Now Available

    This is great news ! , They obviously listen to their customers , and this website !! 200ml of any fragrance is a lot of juice to buy , regardless ! Although I have a 400ml EdC of ebay that is like...
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    Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    I had the same feeling about it ! I really liked it but felt it was just a little bit too feminine to be comfortable with , but I guess it is all about what you think you can get away with, while not...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Eau Duelle

    Saw this today in the UK , they had just got the solid perfume in , but no testers !!!! must be out any day now ! Not very keen on vanilla but will try it as I like a lot of the Diptyque range. They...
  71. Re: I wanna go dark and intense. Will you be so handy and gimme a piece of advice?

    Try Donna Karan Wenge , dark , deep resinous woody , a mysterious heavy scent !
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    Re: Rank the Armani Fragrances

    Armani pour Homme as well , a great fragrance , but don't rate any other the others !! If you want classy Armani fragrances on the shelf to look good , you should try Bois d'Encens from the Prive...
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    Re: Chanel Bleu de Chanel (the mediocrity continues)

    Has anyone seen the video advert for this yet ,as today is the launch date thought it might be out somewhere. It could be the most interesting thing about the fragrance together with the great bottle...
  74. Re: Marc Jacob's BANG is now available at Bloomingdale's - has anyone tried it yet?

    I think that maybe the gay community wince a bit at seeing this ad , as it is such a cliché , and it has taken years to get away from this look of "muscle mary" covered in tats as a typical gay man....
  75. Re: Recommendations for a dark, heavy, exotic winter fragrance. (non gourmand)

    Donna Karan Wenge
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    Re: New Fragrance: Yves Saint-Laurent Belle d'Opium

    My friend on the YSL counter says they want to end up dropping the Opium name and just call it Belle eventually .She said it is also reminiscent of Coco Mademoiselle , and it smells really wonderful...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Got some samples today , not really impressed by , there is no originality to it , no twist to make it stand out from the crowd. Smells like a hundred other fragrances , love Chanel but this is a big...
  78. Re: Marc Jacob's BANG is now available at Bloomingdale's - has anyone tried it yet?

    Smelt this today in Harvey Nicks , I just thought it was aquatic pepper to me , with a very in your face gay advert to go with it ! He is far too gay looking to appeal to the general market , and I...
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    Re: Have you ever bought a full bottle....

    To be honest , I don't understand when you say you have nowhere to wear it !Are you too afraid of what people might think , or too afraid of offending them ?Life is too short for that, I wear...
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    Re: perfume candles!

    the scent will slowly go , but it might be a couple of years !!
    Diptyque are very expensive now , but they have gone over my candle budget now at £38 each in the UK . I have just found an English...
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Incense Series: AVIGNON

    It's one of my favourites !!!
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    Re: perfume candles!

    I do use scented candles a lot , usually light them in the evening if I am sat watching TV with a beer ! But one of my friends has a collection he never uses , I think you just have to get into the...
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    Re: Fragrances of Comme des Garcons

    Add me to the Avignon list , the truest incense fragrance I have ! Wonderful
    Odeur 53 Strange , unusual and unique , but very wearable ! Never found anything else like it !
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Incense Series

    I have only tried Avignon , and it is one of the best fragrances I own ! But I was after the whole High Mass in a Catholic Church thing , so it suited me just fine ! ( being a lapsed Catholic...
  85. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by oakman
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    It is one of my most hated scents ever ! Powdery old lady fragrance is exactly it ! Even then I would not want to smell it on my Nan !
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    Re: Voyage D'Hermes blind buy, quick review...

    It is a nice fragrance but not overwhelming , I think the bottle outshines what is inside it ! On the dry down the light musk base notes reminded me of something else and realised it was just the...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Donna Karan Wenge ! Something really unusual about it , quite different and unlike anything else I'd smelt ! One of those fragrances that stays on your mind , and kept having to go back to the store...
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    Re: Have you tried Czech and Speake fragrances?

    I have tried them all ,they are not bad but I find they are a bit heavy and intense for me ;there are a lot of other brands I prefer ! The Neroli is the best in my opinion
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    I used to go out with someone who wore Habit Rouge , and it was a real turn off ! We didn't last very long , I think the fragrance had a large part in that decision too !
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    I tried this today and really like it , I think I put too much on in the excitement (lol) so was a bit overwhelmed by the top notes but love it on the dry down and the basenotes . It reminded me most...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons fragrances with Longevity

    I have found good longevity with Avignon , if it is on your clothes it will last till the following day !
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    Re: Rhubarb as a fragrance note

    Rose Ikebana in the Hermessence range has rhubarb as one of the main notes , quite light of course being a JCE fragrance but I love it as a summer scent , a great way for a man to wear rose ,or woman...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010

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    Great choice , has become one of my all time favourites !!!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010

    Labdanum by Donna Karan , bit of a blind buy as I only smelt it once ! But it is half price online in the Harrods sale !
    It goes with Wenge by Donna Karan I bought a few days ago ,at these cheap...
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    Re: New Armani Prive's

    I am sure it is true , it was the SA on the Armani Beauty counter who told me , she said she had smelled them the week before at a staff launch in London
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    Re: New GAP Core for men

    Tried this the other day , very ordinary generic scent , just nothing stands out about it,the bottle however is great ! The best thing about it !
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    Re: Jo Malone - Cologne Intense Collection

    Tried some the other day , the Amber reminded me immediately of Armani Prive Ambre Soie , but overall didn't think much of them .The SA said they were EdT but with 10-12 % fragrance base in them , to...
  98. Re: Anybody used fragrance as inspiration for a child's name?

    This is like the people who call their children "Chardonnay" , I won't comment on the sort of people who think this is a wonderful choice !!
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    Re: Chanel Eau de Cologne strength ?

    No one really knows the strength of this then , I know it is light but nothing on the bottle or packaging states the strength ! There are plenty of EdT that behave like an EdC , guess I will have to...
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    New Armani Prive's

    Has anyone got more information about the 3 new Armani Prive scents that will be launched in October ? The Armani SA said they were fantastic and to look out for them and that the packaging will be...
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