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    Sticky: 'Ladykiller' frags

    Someone suggested a dedicated thread for this type of discussion, so I've created one. Post the fragrances you get the most compliments on from women here. Just keep it classy. I'll kick it off:
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    Re: *NEW* L'Homme Prada (2016)

    Carlos over at Brooklyn Fragrance Lover gave this his approval, if that sort of thing means anything to you. He's usually been spot on in my personal experience. I'll have to check this one out.

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  3. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    Yeah, clays generally work well for me. Just picked up some Billy Jealousy Soft Rock Hair Clay. It's new and I have yet to try it, but when I do I'll report back.
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    Received a brand new bottle missing juice

    I purchased a shampoo once from a company and the product leaked out into the packaging and I was left with about half the product I paid for. I asked them to swap out the bottle with another and...
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    Received a brand new bottle missing juice

    Yeah, I'd want a new stock bottle for that kind of money. One without any faulty seals or whatever the bottle issue is. They get those samples for free (I assume), so they get to keep the new bottle...
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    Re: Received a brand new bottle missing juice

    They gave you enough samples to equal what wasn't in the bottle upon receiving the shipment? I wouldn't have accepted that personally.


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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The women in my life love this stuff. Has anyone mentioned that already? I dig it, too.


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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    I'm willing to bet you got the Proraso Red in the tube and not in the tub. The tub lathers better than the tubes do. It's pretty common knowledge in the shaving community. I went through this with...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th July, 2016

    I have really been wanting to try this one. How's the projection/silage for you?


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    Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    As of this very moment?

    Gillette ProShield Razor

    Harry's Foaming Shave Gel

    Thayer's Witch Hazel (Alcohol-Free)

    Harry's After-Shave Balm
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    Re: grooming tool for stubble

    May wanna check this out...

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    http://www.conair.com/i-stubble-p-1052-54_62_15.html


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  12. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    It's a good product.


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  13. What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I'm going to try Boogie's Pacific Hair Pomade, too. It was just recently released by Dollar Shave Club and sells for just $10. Maybe something worthwhile to look into. They also have a paste, a...
  14. What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    You guys should give Harry's a shot. Their cartridges give a good shave and cost much less than the Gillette's and Schick's of the world. Though they're not as cheap as DE blades.

    www.harrys.com
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  15. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I think I'm gonna try a cheapie coming up here soon and give the FX Molding Pliable Wax a shot. It's only like $5 and gets rave reviews online for being a bang for your buck type product. We shall...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    As a side note, if you're digging Sauvage I'd recommend trying out Harry's Foaming Shave Gel. The scent is nearly identical to it and sticks around well after rinsing it off. Good performing product,...
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    Re: Unpredictable Adventure by Glenn Perri

    Thanks for the feedback, fellas. If the projection and silage are really that bad I'm gonna skip it, cheap or not.


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  18. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I've used that Garnier putty product, but found the scent far too strong and offputting.


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    Unpredictable Adventure by Glenn Perri

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160614/d1588b7d888c903e52606cb036723054.jpg

    Anyone have any feedback on this stuff? I've been told it's a dead ringer for Aventus, minus the longevity/silage....
  20. What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    While I enjoy the Admiral Matte Clay quite a bit, sometimes I want something with more hold, but while keeping the same characteristics of the Admiral product. Anchor's Hair Company has a matte wax...
  21. Sensitive skin breaks out after shaving...what to do???

    I'm currently experimenting with ditching the razors and creams/gels and using only a Wahl Lithium Ion Trimmer to mow down my facial hair every three days. If I want to go super smooth it has a foil...
  22. John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    I wore it today in about 75 degree weather and used three sprays. I didn't get 6-8 hours, but I did get a solid 4. Tomorrow I'm going four sprays and I'll see what I get. The pine jumps out at me,...
  23. What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160524/96c9834e6f2536e281fbf7af47714a6c.jpg

    I'm really digging Admiral's Matte Clay at the moment.


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    Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Smelled the Iced Musk & Ginger the other day at Rite-Aid. Thought it smelled nice. When and if these reach the States I'll pick up that EdT version.


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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    If it's helping you get lai...well, let me stop. But if it's really helping you as much as you say it is we can conclude this juice is worth it's weight in gold. I also get lots of compliments.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Two sprays seems like the magic number with this juice.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Glad I'm not alone in finding it morphs itself between wears...


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    Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Just put it on as I'm heading out for the night here in a bit. It opened with a sweet, metallic rush (and maybe a bit of lavender). It seems different to my nose every time I wear it. This may sound...
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    Z Zegna Energy

    I ended up giving my bottle away. I liked it. It was very fresh. But I couldn't get over the feeling it was a bit more feminine than I was hoping it would be. It had a very elegant, soft vibe going...
  30. Re: What if Garry Shandling was the face of Dior Sauvage ... still as popular?

    Who cares which movie star Dior got to hock their fragrance? Whether it be Depp, Law, McConaughey, or Pitt. It smells nice to my nose and it gets compliments. It does what it's there to do.


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    Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Took CVS awhile to get the White Label Axe when it first launched, too. Give it a couple weeks and it'll be everywhere.


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  32. Re: Is it just me or does BdC smell far more feminine than Sauvage?

    I guess I'm in the minority on this one maybe...


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  33. Re: Is it just me or does BdC smell far more feminine than Sauvage?

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160319/26c97be3a1fb0695c9d334890f937880.jpg


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  34. Is it just me or does BdC smell far more feminine than Sauvage?

    I don't own Bleu de Chanel, but I do own Sauvage. Today I received Macy's Spring '16 Scent Catalog in the mail and sure enough there were inserts for both BdC and Sauvage. I haven't sniffed the...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I see. Thanks.


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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    And apparently there are new body washes, too...

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Can someone post a picture of the sprayer/atomizer? I'm just curious as to what I'm dealing with here. Thanks.


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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I might try.


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    Neiman Marcus Last Call

    As a NM cardholder and frequent shopper I constantly get e-mails from Neiman's about their Last Call website. I finally decided to check it out and it does have some pretty decent deals on men's...
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    Re: AEO Surf Original Cologne

    I'm gonna check out the Surf the next time I'm near an AE store. Not gonna blind buy it despite it being only $40.


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    Re: AEO Surf Original Cologne

    https://www.ae.com/web/browse/product_details.jsp?productId=4802_2197_400
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    AEO Surf Original Cologne

    Anyone ever try this stuff from American Eagle? Notes don't look too bad (surf spray, lush greens, and vetiver) and it's cheap.
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    Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Prepare for the hate responses to follow lol


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    Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    It's crazy how differently people seem to be interpreting this one. I get no marine or aquatic accord from this one whatsoever.


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  45. Re: John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    Sounds good. I figured it would be best worn in the warmer weather, which is one of the reasons I've yet to test it out. It's finally warming up here in Massachusetts, so I'll be giving it a go soon....
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    You like what you like. Nothing wrong with that! That's why there's so many fragrances out there. We can all find something that suits us.


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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Who knows? All I can say is thus far it's been a big hit with the ladies I've encountered. Both in the first half hour of application and five hours later in the base that gets so much hate.

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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Same. I have gotten many compliments from women. They really like it.


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  49. Re: John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    Solid spring/summer scent though?


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  50. Re: John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    I have it, but have yet to wear it. I bought it a month ago but I'm sort of backed up trying samples and whatnot and wanted to wait for the weather here to warm up a bit first. I'll report back once...
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    Re: Burned in a swap here on basenotes

    That stinks. But like others have said, I doubt that's the norm here. But this is why if I'm interested in a frag I'll sample it at a store then purchase there or online from a reputable retailer.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Where can this be purchased online from a legit retailer?


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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Dior Homme Eau for Men


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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    None.


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    Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Wore it again today and I seemed to get a lot of lavender and pepper in the base. More so than I noticed in my initial wearings of it in the late summer. We reached single digit temps here today, so...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    What he said above. I can agree with and understand that. For most Sauvage is a nice, no nonsense, safe scent that can be worn anytime and anywhere.


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    Re: Chiefs Pine Cologne

    No problem.



    Why is that?
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    Re: Chiefs Pine Cologne

    Yeah, their tobacco scent gets a lot of love online. I love the simplistic look of the bottle, too.
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    Chiefs Pine Cologne

    This stuff is really intriguing. I love the smell of pine and this seems like a pretty linear pine scent. I've used this company's soaps in the past and they were top notch. I'm a little hesitant at...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160204/cd82ce1756110221bd6bf38b77af7baa.jpg

    John Varvatos Artisan Blu


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  61. Thread: Bar Soaps

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    Re: Bar Soaps

    After a long sabbatical from bar soaps I'm going to be trying new bars from Dr. Squatch, Duke Cannon, and Das Boom very soon. I'll report my impressions once I've had a chance to do so.
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  62. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    At this very moment Hanz De Fuko's Quicksand is my go-to.


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  63. Best moisturising fragrance-free shower gel/body wash

    I'm hearing good things about the new offering from The Grooming Lounge called their 'Best Smeller' Body Wash. It's black pepper scented, which I've enjoyed in other products in the past. It's on the...
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    Re: Scentless deodorant

    I use and enjoy this one. Currently using more natural versions (not scent-free) from Baxter of California and Ursa Major. All are good, but the latter ones go for around $18 each.


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  65. Re: Can YSL La Nuit de L'Homme be pulled off during the day?

    Funny!


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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thank you.


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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    What's the very newest batch to release? Anyone?


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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The opening is unreal.


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    Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Creed is charging $380 retail in the US for a 120ml bottle of Aventus and they can't laser inscribe the batch codes onto the bottle? What the f-ck?!


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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Depends on how it's stored. In a cool, dark place and it should be fine.


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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Has anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus online from Neiman's lately? If so, which batch did you receive?


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  72. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Lacking the niche knowledge that most of these other guys have, when first seeing that pic I immediately thought of The One by D&G.


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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    If I'm not mistaken isn't CK1 the best selling fragrance of all-time? Pretty sure it is. Although it's unisex, so perhaps it has an unfair advantage.


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  74. Re: Can YSL La Nuit de L'Homme be pulled off during the day?

    I'm in the US, so I should be good then.


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  75. Re: Can YSL La Nuit de L'Homme be pulled off during the day?

    Yeah, it would be the EdT version. Thanks.


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  76. Can YSL La Nuit de L'Homme be pulled off during the day?

    I own the original L'Homme and really enjoy it. It's an easy wear and I find it to be quite versatile, albeit slightly feminine. Most suggest it's 'brother' La Nuit de L'Homme be worn exclusively in...
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Parisian Break

    That bottle is really, really bad.


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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    Haha! Good call. I'm guessing it's an earthy smell of some sort?


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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    Yeah, I found those notes odd as well.


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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    Cheap-ish. The 1.7 is like $55 and the 3.4 is $75 I believe.


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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    They're rolling it out now. Some stores got it before others I'm sure. I know one online reviewer said he purchased a bottle at his local Macy's today.


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    CK2 now available at Macy's

    Notes look interesting, and it's unisex, as was CK1. Bottle looks cool. Interested to see what the early reviews are on this one. Notes are:

    Top: Wasabi, Mandarin, Violet Leaf Absolute

    Middle:...
  83. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Haha it's cool. You're right, I'm American. Polo Green was my go to as a young man, so you nailed it. I wear the new Sauvage a lot now.


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  84. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160121/2453c182152e939f0a1107b7e9864fea.jpg


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  85. Re: John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    Looks like it only comes in 4.2oz. as well. At least for now.


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  86. John Varvatos 'Artisan Blu' Limited Edition EdT

    Just released this week. Looks to be a Nordstrom exclusive as it isn't even on the JV website. Notes look nice, not really into the bottle though. Notes are:

    Top: Bergamot, French Lavender,...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The dry down may be a bit "eh" for some, but man that opening is nice.


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  88. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    I'd return it ASAP and request a refund of the purchase price and the shipping costs. Purchasing a men's fragrance and being sent a woman's fragrance as a substitute? Not gonna fly.


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  89. Re: 2016 Designer Releases You're Looking Forward To

    I e-mailed Dior inquiring about the release date of Fahrenheit Cologne. I'll relay what they tell me.


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  90. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    That's a bad sign...


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  91. Re: 2016 Designer Releases You're Looking Forward To

    I'll have to look into the John Varvatos release.


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  92. 2016 Designer Releases You're Looking Forward To

    Upcoming designer releases you're eager to try in 2016?


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  93. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Let us know how it compares. I always thought Magnetism was really nice.


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    Re: Vladimir Putin gets his own cologne

    Oops. Thanks!


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    Vladimir Putin gets his own cologne

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/07/0d84cd2d1057f626262fcc88010b87af.jpg

    http://www.gq.com/story/vladimir-putin-cologne-fragrance-leaders-number-one




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  96. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    They even cloned the Escada cap and holographic box lol


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    Re: Z Zegna Energy

    I didn't own the original Z Zegna, but the dry down sounds about right by your description. Also, keep in mind, the opening is lemon leaf, not pure lemon, which is a lot less citrusy than I'd...
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    Re: Z Zegna Energy

    No problem. I'm digging it. I'm sure sooner or later Neiman's or whomever will start stocking it. It's only a month old so just be patient. I will follow up after more testing, but all signs point...
  99. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Armani Code maybe?


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  100. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Would love to have Magnetism. Not really interested in knockoffs, but I'll follow to see how you fair.


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