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  1. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    FIXED :thumbsup:
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    Good question, OP. :thumbsup:

    For starters, I generally enjoy more than one scent...and more than one type scent. I am also prone to a bit of anosmia...and by having multiple options, I can not...
  3. Re: What fragrance would L. Ron Hubbard wear?

    Not sure about L. Ron...but Tom Cruise is generally considered one of Scientology's most well known and important people since Hubbard...and Cruise reportedly wears Annick Goutal Eau de Sud, Guerlain...
  4. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Not really "trying to prove" anything....other than to ask a question and see what type of answers/reactions we get. I asked a question that also happened to put a theory that some other members had...
  5. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    That's the beautiful thing about the internet.....you can think what you want, and be wrong all you want. Without knowing the person posting the question personally, without knowing their heart,...
  6. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Not at all. Your thread didn't pertain to the Prophet Muhammad...that's a separate thread altogether. Besides, I'm simply asking the question...not making any comments.
  7. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    No, no...not my intention at all! I've said nothing insulting or harassing at all. I'm simply curious if members have any thoughts on what the Prophet Muhammad would wear. Someone mentioned that a...
  8. What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Since the "What would Jesus wear?" thread seems to be such a big hit.....I thought it might be interesting to start this thread.

    Since moderators and other members seem to think that the "What...
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    Re: compliments - again

    In VGuillaume's defense (not that he needs me or anyone else to come to his defense)....he was receiving "FACE PALM" responses and suggestions for Secretions Manifiques by ELdO and Mercury by nu_be...
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    While not exactly along the lines of what you are saying....I had a similar type thought the other day regarding the bottles that I do have. And that was....I was thinking...I don't believe there is...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    I agree. I generally get 4 to 6 hours from it, which is kind of my standard for acceptability and mandatory for anything in my collection. I wore it tonight, just because we've been talking about...
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    Re: My cloying day with LIDGE

    I literally LOL'd at this :thumbup:

    I think this is a lesson I've learned in the past year that has helped make me more aware of the strength of scents, and has helped me to cut back with the...
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    Re: compliments - again

    Agreed.

    This.[/QUOTE]

    +1
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Yes....I know....I posted in that thread:



    Besides, that "thread" is dedicated to Guerlain L'Homme Ideal.....not the discontinuation of Guerlain Homme. There was only a handful of posts deep...
  15. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Good call.

    Worshiped in this and some of the other online fragrance forums, this one is actually difficult to find. Even most stores that carry Chanel men's fragrances don't carry this one. It...
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    Re: compliments - again

    A - MEN!!!

    What some people don't seem to realize....is that when someone asks a question like this...what that person more than likely is doing is simply saying "hey, what would be a scent I...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    I actually prefer the OPENING of L'Eau Boisee to ANY fragrance! I've stated before in various threads a few times that IF L'eau Boisee stayed linear the way that it started out for a few hours....it...
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    Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Someone reported in another thread that Guerlain Homme EDT was being discontinued. So, I decided to contact Guerlain and ask them directly if this was true. Unfortunately, they informed me that it...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Wat?!

    Thanks for the report. I have to buy a few backups of Guerlain Homme. I love that stuff....what a shame.[/QUOTE]

    I don't want to insinuate that saminlondon is wrong or mistaken regarding...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Why did they hate it-too femmy? [/QUOTE]

    Pretty much. They both said that (too femmy)...while one also said that it was "too powdery" and the other said that she didn't like gourmands (although...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Thanks for highlighting and emphasizing this. I think this point had been missed by a few people.

    On a side note, it's kind of ironic that you dislike this bottle, since that's probably the only...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I think this is exactly what Guerlain was TRYING to do. I think this is exactly what they were WANTING to do.

    The trend is not for up and coming youth who are new to fragrances to "want to...
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    Re: Which fragrance to choose (AGE 20)?

    I tend to agree. But....I'm in my 40's and don't like Terre D'Hermes. And not many women that I know in their 20's, 30's, 40's, etc. likes it very much either. But don't take offense to the...
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    [US + CANADA] WANTED: BOX for L'Eau D'Issey Sport

    I'm sure this is probably a rather odd swap I'm proposing.....but I am WANTING a BOX for the 3.4 ounce bottle of L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme SPORT. I have a bottle of this, and all of my bottles have...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    That wasn't a personal attack towards you...or it certainly wasn't intended to be. Sorry if you took it as such. I was simply pointing out that if you tell someone else to use some civility....you...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    As am I...which is why I said (above, that you quoted):



    I was using your thread as the occasion to point something out regarding forum decorum and behavior in general, there was no need to...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Before anyone lectures anyone on "civility"...they should take a good look in the mirror, and realize that those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

    That said....everyone is entitled...
  28. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Second wearing today......I picked up a sample today as well, so there will be third and probably fourth wearings forthcoming.[/QUOTE]

    Third and fourth wearings this past Thursday and today...
  29. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Spray your wrist and lift your wrist to your nose every 30 seconds. Problem solved.
  30. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Try not to judge a whole continent based off of a thread started by one man (the OP)
  31. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    Good. Sampling, especially with his soon-to-be wife involved, would be the best option.

    That said....I actually think that maybe asking this question in the FEMALE Fragrance Discussion forum...
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    I've never smelled this one....THANK GOD! And from the description of it, I hope I never do!

    Still one of the funnier "fragrance video reviews" I've seen:

    ...
  33. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    She may have had a cold, and could be getting over it, in which case "sweating" isn't that uncommon and could explain her "fanning" herself. I have "sweated out a cold", kind of as the finishing...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    David...I'm not sure whether to congratulate and compliment you for the work and research that went in to discovering this.....or start to worry about your rather unhealthy obsession regarding your...
  35. Re: Do you think there are must have's for any collection and if so what?

    THIS^^^^ A thousand times, THIS....because



    Terre D;Hermes is one that I personally don't like. At all. So much for the "one size fits all" approach.....
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    I have the EDP...but I tried both before settling on the EDP. That was a couple of years ago, though, so I've forgotten "why" I went with the EDP (likely simply because it was an EDP). What do you...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    And the winner for the most obscure reference of the day goes to........
  38. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    Offended? By a fragrance? Did it call you names? Mock and ridicule you?

    ...
  39. Re: John Varvatos for Men > Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men

    For me personally, I find longevity to be about average to slightly below average with The One....but the scent is amazing, so I gladly accept the performance issues.

    John Varvatos, on the other...
  40. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Yeah...American Sephoras still have both Gucci Pour Homme II and Eau Sauvage Parfum available on the shelves.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    LOL! Brilliant....simply, brilliant. :thumbsup:
  42. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Escada Pour Homme, released in 1993, was one that could be found fairly easy at decent prices a few years ago. Yeah.....good luck finding it, let alone at a "reasonable price" today....
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    I saw the following post in a different thread today, but I think there's a lot of truth to it, and it's appropriate to what you're saying:



    Now, regarding something else in your above post.......
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    Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    Maybe because when someone starts a new thread similar to ones that already exist, other people complain that the poster didn't use the search feature, etc. So, you can't win either way - unless you...
  45. Re: Can someone tell me which of these colognes have the highest compliment factor

    I never receive compliments from La Nuit either, although you'd think it SHOULD be a huge compliment getter, judging from the comments from some people.

    Le Male actually got me a huge compliment...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    You nailed it. To the "aficionado" or "guru" who thinks of a fragrance as more of an "art form" and wants to critique it's mere existence, this one may be met with some skepticism. To the average...
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    Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    I think it's a perfect "date night" scent for a dinner and movie. It projects for probably an hour to an hour and a half...about the amount of time that you're driving to pick her up, and then go to...
  48. Re: Wall Street by Bond No 9 gotta be the worst smelling fragrance ever

    Nah...I've smelled worse.

    That said...I didn't care much for it......BUT....I will say this: The initial scent was pretty repulsive, but it settled fairly quickly and actually dried down to a...
  49. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Second wearing today. Oddly enough, the progression through the phases was different today than the original wearing. Just like the first time, I liked it...but it did seem to evolve a bit...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes revisited. Old man smell?

    Terre D'Hermes doesn't smell "dated" or like an "old man scent" to me at all. Like someone said earlier, it simply isn't a "young guy's clubbing scent", I will say that. But....whether someone...
  51. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I'll definitely give it second, third...possibly fourth chances. I like it enough that I'm on the fence as to whether or not I could see myself owning a bottle. Like some others have suggested, if...
  52. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Herrera for Men was released in 1991, three years before vintage D & G Pour Homme (1994). It has more of a classic "Platinum Egoitste meets D&G PH" old school type vibe than the more recent,...
  53. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    This has me thinking....it's been a while since I smelled it....but would Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men" be a good alternative? I seem to recall a good, strong tobacco vibe, and it seemed to...
  54. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    OK...I tried (am trying) it today.

    I've been wearing it for a few hours...so the talk of "disappearing immediately" with "no longevity" is not resonating with me, because I can still smell it. ...
  55. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    I think this borders on political correctness and what is wrong with our culture these days in general. People think that they "have a right" NOT to be offended, and we live in a "victim" society...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme

    L'Homme is a very pleasant, business/casual scent that works well in an office environment. This past summer, I was wearing it one day when a female "friend" of mine, 26 YO and several years my...
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    I guess whether it's offensive or not is up to the person smelling it....but here's a place to start.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120881.html

    The "description" and reviews, and especially...
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    Sorry....I was concentrating more on the "tilting" part than your personal enjoyment :tongue:

    Heavy on the TF TV sounds like a reasonable plan :thumbsup:
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Convince me to buy it

    Convince you to buy it?

    OK....you need to blow $350 on a single bottle of cologne.

    You're a gambling man, you want something that is NOT a safe blind buy, so your $350 spent very well might be...
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    Go for some vintage JOOP! then :thumbsup:
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    Re: Going to the Casino

    I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, and wore Tom Ford for Men into a few casinos. I didn't want anything too loud, was business/casual, but something that exuded a bit of class and...
  62. Re: I'm taking some scents to sample to the strip club...

    I'll say Versace Pour Homme, La Nuit and The One get the most love. Women dig those scents. A mid 20's female friend of mine told me today that she bought a bottle of Versace PH for her boyfriend...
  63. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    For YOUNG guys, this may be true (and by "young", I mean high school and college age). But what I'm finding...is that women mid 20's and up...seem to prefer a man to "smell more like a man". Women...
  64. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Guerlain Homme....simply because the vetiver note is very well blended, and is a complimentary note and not the dominant note (like it is in Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee). But then again, I'm a fan...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Apparently, there's an awfully lot of people suffering from "Newbie Olfactory Fatigue" then....AN AWFULLY LOT!

    For me, it was more than "wearing a new scent a few times and then claiming that the...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Yeah, I've noticed a difference in strength and performance....but the scent is relatively the same. The opening isn't near as bright, while the sillage is a bit weaker and the longevity doesn't...
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    'Twas my signature for about a year back in 2009 or so.[/QUOTE]

    Man...am I good, or what? :wink:
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    Burberry London is a good one...I'll just add that I think of leather jackets as a bit more casual than formal, yet classy enough that it could be formal....so John Varvatos (original), Bentley for...
  69. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    I just called my local Macy's and they have it in....so sometime over the next several days I plan to make a visit in to check it out in person. From several of the more recent reviews it sounds...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Vetiver is a note that I can stand, and even like somewhat...AS A COMPLIMENTARY NOTE! As "a" or "the" primary note, however, I simply can't stand it. Without having even smelled Guerlain Vetiver, I...
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    civet.

    Also, too much vetiver can ruin a fragrance that I otherwise would love if the vetiver was only toned down a bit.
  72. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    True, but I think that this could be viewed as a case of "the glass half full versus the glass half empty". Yes, "different" to the average person could mean "worse".....but to the "average" person,...
  73. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    Keep in mind, however....that simply because someone likes something "different" from the average doesn't make them any "better"....it simply makes them "different".
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying 3 out of these

    Time to edit your first post and list them then.
  75. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    This is what I've noticed from the vast majority of American women as well. They much prefer a man to smell "nice, clean, masculine, subtle and simple" as opposed to a "heavy, more dense,...
  76. Re: Anyone wear Aventus solely for the compliment factor despite not liking it?

    I don't like it enough to pay $300+ for it.

    That said, if the Victoria's Secret models threw themselves at me simply because I was wearing it, I might learn to live with spending $300+ for it......
  77. Re: Those who dislike/hate La Nuit De L'Homme ... care to explain why?

    It's amazing that you say this about La Nuit, yet you rave about how much you love CH Men and (especially) CK Euphoria Gold, which are both sweeter than La Nuit.
  78. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Thank you, kind sir. :thumbup:



    Sometimes....that's all that's required.
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    Re: Colognes that have become "played out"

    This is typically the same for America as well....although, when I go places and there are guys under the age of 30 (generally under 25) wearing cologne to be noticed and that I can smell, it's...
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    Re: Citrus for Winter?

    Tom Ford for Men is my favorite citrus type scent to wear in the colder weather of fall and winter. It's a nice orange/bergamot/lemon/ginger/tobacco/woods combo that performs well for me.
    ...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I have a feeling that it's better than online forum members will give it credit for being....but since it is going for mainstream appeal, that guarantees that online forum members will crucify it, so...
  82. Re: Those who dislike/hate La Nuit De L'Homme ... care to explain why?

    Personally, I think it's a decent and very wearable scent......unfortunately, it's also very popular....and the thing that I've found, is that it is vastly over-hyped compared to the actual reception...
  83. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Where did you find it to buy, Chuck? Online, or a brick and mortar retailer?
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur, Eau de parfum ?

    Awesome....this is good to know. :thumbup:



    The same can be said of Allure Homme as well. The scent is still similar, and decent enough...but the performance of the "new" version isn't the...
  85. Re: Your New Years Eve Scent for 2014 to celebrate the arrival of 2015! Fragrance Related Resolution

    Alright, hednic....have you made your choice?
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    Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0F or -18C)

    I've found that Versace Man seems to work really, really well in the extreme cold. The colder it gets, the better it seems to perform.
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    Not only is it not available on every shelf in every store.....it's practically impossible to even find! Every blue moon or so, I'll see a bottle pop up on eBay....but even that's pretty rare.
  88. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    I sampled the original when it first came out, and liked it....but didn't think it was FBW, mainly due to the price. I need to sample it again, because I seem to recall liking it for the reason you...
  89. Re: Merry Christmas!!! What scents do you know that...

    I wore a sample of Spicebomb on Christmas day, and it felt/seemed completely appropriate for the mood/day.

    Pure Havane is another one that always seemed like it would be appropriate and...
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    Same here. I think the OP is confusing a lack of criticism for some form of "love".

    For me personally, I don't have love....or serious criticism for this one. It's one that I chalk up to "to...
  91. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    OK....I apologize for misinterpreting your post. I thought you were somehow insinuating that it sounded like he should like something that you don't because of a personal difference that you had...
  92. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    Damn, dude...that sounds extremely judgmental and like a very dick-ish thing to say (note that I said dick-ish).
  93. Thread: holy CHet!

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    Re: holy CHet!

    And honestly.....there is a very large number of people who would think that anyone spending $300 for a single bottle of Aventus or ANY fragrance was a huge sucker as well.

    Bottom line...Jeremy is...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    This ^
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I will mention that there are places online that offer and share knowledge and opinions as well....and I will mention Basenotes as well as a few others. Reason I don't mention Basenotes exclusively...
  96. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    Beautifully DUMB.

    The impact that the IFRA has had is apparent, obvious, and profound. There was NO impact by Senator McCarhty's "hearings" or accusations....if anything, today's Hollywood bears...
  97. Re: Went for Bleu even though Platinum Egoiste was drawing me in :/

    So now you know what to get next time. There's no redundancy by owning both.....I do, and love both of them.
  98. Re: Armouage Dia Man: I can't smell it, but it's there

    This isn't specific to "Dia Man"....or any fragrance in particular. I experience this ALL THE TIME! For instance, tonight I wore Bleu de Chanel....and when I left the house, I could smell it. ...
  99. Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    I agree with this 100%. Reason being.....



    I like vetiver as a "complimentary" note, NOT as THE "dominant" or primary note. And L'Eau Boisee started off as perhaps the most remarkable scent...
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    Re: Best Winter Fragrances (Designers)???

    Judging from your list, I think that bigbz made a really good list of ones that you might like or find interesting.



    I would just add a few more to consider:

    Givenchy Pi
    CK Euphoria Intense...
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