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    Re: Javari, what am I smelling?

    I don't know what note your referring to. I like Javari very much, highly complimented, and inexpensive to boot.
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    Re: Grey Flannel Rocks

    I totally disagree, and I'm very sensitive to that 70s vibe ala Paco Rabonne. In fact, while both are "soapy" IMO, the GF does it in an utterly modern and, yes, subtle way. No one has ever...
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    Re: Grey Flannel Rocks

    What's really amazing is that this does not smell in the least bit dated -- no "old man smell," no "80's vibe." If this came out tomorrow, it wouldn't be out of place. Really pure genius.
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    Royall is a high quality product, and I like it. The problem is longevity. It's a typical fleeting bay rum in that department. Meehan's is similar in composition but lasts much, much longer. It's...
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    Grey Flannel Rocks

    Started with this one many years ago, always had it in my stock with plenty of backup bottles (lucky its cheap). Now, I have north of 50 bottles in my collection and will sometimes go for months...
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    I'm a bay rum fanatic. The very best by far is Meehan's Bay Rhum.
    It has the staying power of cologne, and is said to be microbrewed. Highly recommended. It can be bought at the place in the...
  7. Burberry Brit = really good Pinaud Clubman?

    Is it just me. I think BB smells like a high class version of Pinaud Clubman, a good scent by way. Anyone else agree?
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    Re: Sexiest feminine scents

    One word: Fracas!
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Thanks, it does. For the most part, I confine my frag. dist. purchases to stuff under $25, at that level as a ceiling, Ive been able to get things like Bulgari PH; Burberry Brit, Guerlain Vetiver;...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    You know, let me correct myself. I did a direct comparison and, yes, they are similar indeed. But there's something about the Opium PH that I just don't like, its certainly heavier on the vanilla. ...
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Thanks, I replied in that post as well. I suppose getting a fake is possible almost anywhere but a full priced retailer (even then I suppose it could happen). Frankly, and don't anyone take this...
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Then please tell! What shops sold you fakes, I surely will stay away. Also, what happened when you returned and asked for a refund?
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    I completely disagree. I own both and have come to view the Opium as to feminine for my taste, something I wouldn't wear outside. The Iceberg Twice I like very much, I never thought they smelled...
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    Re: Desinger fragrance oils

    In my experience there is no universal great oil distributor, and price is not highly predictive. I've sampled the stuff from high enders (eg Nantucket oils) which cost 10xs more than the original...
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Fair enough, but I still take issue on the "fake" claim. I've heard many talk about this, but know of anyone who actually got burnt, not one! Let's face it, if you have a brick and mortar store,...
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Your entitled to your opinion, but your absolutely wrong. I've never known anyone to get a fake from these merchants. You don't say you bought a fake, only that your scared you might. The...
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    Don't miss the fragrance district on Broadway around 30th st. Not the best selection of the obscure, but plenty of creed and virtually anything you can find in a mainline dept store, all at prices...
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    Clove note in Guerlain Vetiver

    I notice a strong clove note in the open of this one (new version). Anyone else?
  19. Re: Looking for scents with Pine/Fir as major note

    Did a careful test of ADS today. It lasted all day, and even 14 hours later could be reactivated by body heat or by rubbing wrists together. I also noticed that it has a drydown very reminiscent of...
  20. Re: Looking for scents with Pine/Fir as major note

    Spray ADS on your shirt and it will last all day, if not longer. I also think this is one that others can smell long after you can't smell it on yourself.
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    Re: Define green fragrances

    Gray Flannel.
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    Re: Ever encountered a fake A*men refill?

    How do you know "for certain"? I've bought dozens of items from the frag district over the years. All fresh and original as far as I could tell. Those shops have discerning customers from NYC and...
  23. Re: Looking for scents with Pine/Fir as major note

    Don't be confused, the Pino is really bad, vile. I just put some on to confirm -- i bought it a while back just for the cool bottle (a pine cone sprayer). Has anyone actually worn this outside? ...
  24. Re: Looking for scents with Pine/Fir as major note

    Aqua di Selva is truly awesome (though it has some longevity issues). It is the best soapy pine I ever sampled. It is nothing at all like pino silvestre, which I would never wear out of the house. ...
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    Re: Need Help searching for Soapy Frags

    I'm a soapy fanatic, and have most of the ones mentioned in this thread. Allow me to suggest Grey Flannel, its the absolute soapiest in my book. Now by soapy, I mean that "fresh" smell after say...
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    Re: How long can a frag last on the shelf?

    It really depends on the frag. I've had some for 20 years that smell perfect and others a few years old that seem "off." Few go truly "bad" (as opposed to subtle changes) in less than 10 years if...
  27. Re: What a disappointment...GIT (and assorted ranting)

    Ok, what was it, the "classic aftershave," that is?
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    Re: Lacoste 1984 -- In What Sense Soapy?

    Come on guys, help me out here. In addition to the "soap" comment, I also don't get the Drakkar connection some have mentioned. Some enlightenment please.
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    Re: Vetiver Fake?

    If you bought in a retail store on Broadway, it's real. No question. That area is the best frag area I've ever experienced for bargains. You won't find the exotic stuff, but what they sell is...
  30. What are A Perfumers Reasonable Expectations?

    I think that for the most part, the typical "everyday" men's frag wearer wears the same frag almost every day. So, when a house like Bulgari, which puts out a "safe" office scent like Bulgari PH,...
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    Re: Lacoste 1984 -- In What Sense Soapy?

    True -- soaps have a light or nonexistent scent naturally. But most of us have an image of what "soap" smells like, such as TM Cologne and Gendarme, each quite different, but I see what people are...
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    Re: Who Of You Was In Colonial Drug On Sat?

    You can say that again!
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver: *Too* pure?

    The TM cologne-type freshness is the perfect foil for the vetiver in OV, a great one IMO.
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    Re: Hot, hot summer frags

    You know what, Eau Paco Rabonne (clear bottle, light green juice) is damn good. I love Bulgari products in general, but not the acqua, which to me is like dozens of other so-called fresh clones. The...
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    Lacoste 1984 -- In What Sense Soapy?

    I'm a big fan of frags in the clean, soapy realm -- TM Cologne, Bulgari, Gendarme, etc. Well, many on this forum and in the Directory reviews describe Lacoste original (1984 version -- square green...
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    Re: Sometimes it matters how you spray

    Makes a big difference, Rive Gauche and TM Cologne smell totally different when sprayed from a distance as opposed to put on in concentrated fashion. In fact, I only like these frags applied from a...
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    Re: Your Favorite Boozy Frag And Why

    Royall Bay Rhum. It's great stuff.
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    Re: Iceberg Twice -- Supurb!

    Who knows, and really who cares, it's great. You can tell from the truly first rate and unique bottle, and the high quality plastic-wrappped box, that this was to sell as a high quaility product. ...
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    Re: Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    Well put. Another dimension of this -- at least for me -- is I could care less if people thought I smelled anything but "good." I don't want people thinking I go out of my way to wear frag. I don't...
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    Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    First off it's obviously more socially acceptable for woman to be into frag. Two woman could talk openly about the latest release, and how they have dozens of bottles -- most men never would. Even...
  41. Re: Where to buy Iceberg Twice in local stores?

    If your in the NYC area the shops on fragrance row (Broadway) carry it. I got mine at PerfumeAmericana for $12 no tax for the big size. They also have a website, but it's listed for a bit more and...
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    I think terms need to be defined -- are we talking retail prices or what can be had as a tester on ebay? If the latter, Bvlgari PH for about $20 for the big size is a great value. On the other...
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    Re: what's going on???

    Nor is it illegal to copy a fragrance. There is no legal protection for the scent itself, only the name. Of course, causing confusion is illegal. But if someone can figure out how to copy a frag...
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    Re: Will The True Frag Please Stand Up?

    Funny. That's the way I'm starting to feel about TM Cologne.
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    Will The True Frag Please Stand Up?

    I've experienced an interesting situation with a few of my frags: they smell different almost every time I wear them. It seems to depend on EXACTLY how they're applied, and perhaps other factors I...
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    Re: It deserves to dissapear!

    Realm? I can only agree if your basing this on the pheromone propaganda. The frag itself is a highly inoffensive light oriental, which i think is pretty good actually. Do you really find it...
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    Re: Brut = Rive Gauche

    The fresh top notes in RG come out best when you apply very lightly, from a distance, covering a large surface area. When applied in a concentrated fashion, it becomes a lighter version of Quorem.
  48. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    Fair enough, it's all good.
  49. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    One more quick point which I should have added above. I'm not calling anyone, particularly a retailer, a liar about what they might pay for an item. I say this based on real live first hand...
  50. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    Well my good man, please reply with facts and not rhetoric. I used 50% as a figure for a markup on a cosmetic or perfume, I too know something about this and believe this is a realistic estimate. ...
  51. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    First let me apologize to any who took my post as "strident" or otherwise insulting. Not my intent, and not my point. As to the factual issue, I concede that I have not explored all the ways that...
  52. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    Absolutely serious. Any chemist can look at the ingredients on any perfume and tell you the same. Even a 20% EDP consists of 80% alcohol and water, which costs a few cents at most for say 4oz when...
  53. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    I would feel very confident saying that the ingredients used to make a Malle or any other frag. can be had for less than $5. Get over it.
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    Re: A Tale of Two Kouros

    Kouros is the rare frag that improves in bottle -- like a fine wine IMO. I have a small bottle that's at least 10 years old and, to me, has never seem to have changed. However, when I test the new...
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    Re: New York, New York

    Let me second the Fragrance District. It's an unimaginable paradise for a BNer. I've shopped all over the world and have never seen anything like this. Imagine at least 20 stores in close...
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    Re: Colonge to wear to a highschool dance

    I'd go Burberry Brit if it were me. Clean and fresh, yet not boring, and not trying too hard! I tend to save the more exotics for times when folks wouldn't suspect I bought something for a "special...
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    Re: Lacoste (1984)

    Interesting. The description you gave is early a clone of the description of TM in the BN directory. I've only smelled Lacoste Original two times -- both times were when I asked for something...
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    Re: Lacoste (1984)

    Mugler Cologne is exactly what your looking for.
  59. Re: Burberry Brit - Clubman and Canoe notes? Musings.

    Any barber supply store and some drugstores will have the original Clubman, and its damn good, BY FAR the best of any inexpensive after shaves. BB clearly has that Clubman scent to me, I can't...
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    Re: Fragrance Help.. Please?

    Mugler Cologne
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Bvlgari PH or Extreme
    Gendarme 20
    Grey Flannel (lightly applied, trust me!)
    Clean Men
    Burberry Brit (see my other thread on BB)

    For evening wear: ...
  61. Burberry Brit - Clubman and Canoe notes? Musings.

    I really like BB, but I must admit that I have a fondness for Pinaud Clubman and also Canoe. I Think that although BB is very well made and "classy" it does smell quite similar to these old time...
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    Re: Divorced 40-something needs babe magnet!

    Why not Escada Magnetism? Some say its only for the 20-30 crowd, but I don't think so. I thinks it's a classy oriental that "older" woman will appreciate, and it won't be too common for them.
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    Re: What are some clean fresh scents?

    Clean Men STARTS fruity, but in 20min of less ends up like a bar of soap, with that "sweet" opening making only guest appearances from time to time. It's actually quite nice.
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    Re: goodbye & one last question

    Self-deprivation never works and is unwise in any event. I stayed away from BN for a good long time, but now am back -- sicker than ever! Heck, if you've given in to spending $150 for a bottle of...
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    Re: Perfume oils, did anyone tried?

    I can't believe how good some of these are. Had much success with Cape Cod Creatives -- search on ebay. Their D&G PH was nearly perfect, and their Clean Men was 100% perfect -- meaning real thing...
  66. Thread: Fake Creed

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    Poll: Creed Date On Box or Not

    I posted about this in the "fake creed" thread and did some research on this issue. There really seems to be no consensus, and I'd like opinions from the experts in one thread so that others could...
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    Re: Vetiver - what am I missing?

    Creed Original Vetiver is great. Fresh open followed by grassy fresh drydown.
  68. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    I bought OV from a reputable dealer, but it has no date on the box. That said, there is a sticky label where the date SHOULD go, but its blank. What do you make of that? I can't believe someone...
  69. Re: Frags to make you feel up when you are feeling down

    Tm Cologne -- Like a fresh soapy shower with Class A French soap. Emerge Renewed.
  70. Poll: Re: Question? The 3 you couldn't bear to part with?

    Out of curiosity, where on the Bvlgari website did you see anything about Black? I couldn't find it -- a link would be appreciated. Also, I really doubt this would be discontinued, Bvlgari hasn't...
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    Bvlgari Black Sprayer Question

    An unanswered question on another thread is this: Will leaving the sprayer in the on position hasten evaporation and/or spoilage? My strong sense is no and that the off switch merely prevents the...
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    Re: Iceberg Twice -- Supurb!

    In the world of frag, at least to me, cost is nearly irrelavant. I firmly believe that life's to short to drink cheap scotch or wear cheap scents. What's the point -- assuming you can afford it? ...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    People need to read my comments carefully. Although I'm new to the new board, I've been a BN'tr since the old board days. I'm not discovering this issue for the first time but, rather, using it to...
  74. Re: What frags are the modern day equivalent of "Old Spice"?

    If modern barber shop is what your after, try Burberry Brit -- to me it smells like a refined and toned down Canoe. Surprised no one seems to have mentioned this. Frankly I didn't buy it (though I...
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    Re: Iceberg Twice -- Supurb!

    The vageries of fragrance popularity. This is really as good as anything out there for this type of thing. Probably not an everyday frag. but still..... You tell me that D&G is better for a night...
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    Iceberg Twice -- Supurb!

    You can tell from the box and bottle, this was to be a first rate fragrance when launched in the 90s. For whatever reason, it can be had for less than $20 for the big 4.2oz bottle, and it's great, I...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    "GIT smells nothing like CW." Really, are you sure your using authentic GIT? Not trying to be insulting here, but I would bet my life (quite literally) that if you took a group of 100 people...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    "It has a much warmer and grassier bottom than CW."

    Agreed completely. However, I think your in for a losing proposition if you think this will distinguish you form the billions wearing CW. I...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    I'm not saying there wouldn't be justification for buying GIT -- perhaps just the self-awareness that your wearing a true classic might be enough. What I'm interested in is whether your revised view...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    Exactly! Very well said.
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    Re: any similar for Gendarme 20?

    Nothing VERY close, but I think Bulgari PH (the original version) is vaguely similar. Clean is not similar at all. I'm also a fan of Gendarme 20 -- anyone try Gendarme Green yet, I'm interested in...
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    GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    Why are some people afraid to see what they see? This is a negative trait in all aspects of life. Having just read all the reviews on GIT, and performed a careful side-by-side comparison, I can...
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    Re: Roll-on Vs. Splash Vs. Spray Vs. Vials

    TM Cologne and Rive Gauche smell completely different if applied by dabbing rather than spray. Even the way you spray can make a difference with these, and it's NOT subtle, but quite obvious at...
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    Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme Equals Quorum

    I'll say this, I've never seen a fragance smell so different depending on how it's applied as RG. The entire wear today was almost exactly the same as quorum in all respects. I've worn RG before...
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    Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme Equals Quorum

    I used to like Quorum back in the day...now it's basically unwearable (maybe half a spritz would be ok for the boardroom). RG when applied with a broad light spray is much, much better, especially...
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    Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme Equals Quorum

    Huh? Couldn't disagree more. Quorum has nothing at all in common with Drakkar or Polo, Nothing (well, maybe they all overwhelm others for better or worse). RG definitely has some notes similar to...
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    Rive Gauche pour Homme Equals Quorum

    I've been wearing RG for some time, but today it smelled exactly like a lighter version of Quorum. Anyone else get this?
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    Re: Just received my order for Creed Himalaya

    Where does one find a date on a Creed bottle or box. Can't find any on my OV.
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    A Soap Scent For Every Occasion

    IMHO:

    Gendarme (I prefer the 20 version): Important business meeting
    TM Cologne: An ordinary day at work.
    Bulgari PH (or extreme or BLV): First date or out on the town (not much
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    Re: original vetiver

    Just bought it this weekend. I think it is similar to Mugler, but with a grassy note. I like them both very much. I think the creed is more complex, better for saturday night, while the Mugler is...
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    Re: a general question

    Depends how much you use. I'd say if you do as I, 4 sprays, you'll have at least a year, at least!
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    What's a Lifetime Supply For You?

    What do you consider a "lifetime" supply. For me it's 3.4oz or larger. Except for Grey Flannel which I wore daily for many years, I've never even finished a 1.7oz size. So, I think that I'm safe...
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    Re: TM Cologne 4.1oz ONLY $80 WOW

    Be very careful here. I bought 3 bottles (2.6oz) for $9.95 a pop. One was perfect, one was off for sure and one had no scent all, NONE! However I saw the 10ozer for $25 at JR on I-95 in North...
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    Re: Just had me a splash of bay rum

    Perhaps...............
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    Just had me a splash of bay rum

    Domenica (though I also own many others). You know what -- You can't beat the classics!
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    Re: Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    Having a day to reflect, I'd say MC and OV are VERY similar in the open. The distinctions appear in the drydown. The MC stays fresh and soapy while the OV becomes grassy/earthy (but happily the...
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    Re: Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    I think I'm with you. But, I wanted a Creed in my collection, and really wasn't interested in the others (not my style) -- I'm a Gendarme, Bulgari PH and Mugler type. OV is in the same genre.
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    Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    I've been a big fan of TM Cologne for some time and recently bought the similar Creed original vetiver. Having read most of the threads on these I think the best summary of each is found in these...
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    Are The Best Scents Behind Us?

    Think about it, hundreds of years and thousands of fragrances. It's got to be pretty darn hard to make something totally unique and supurb these days. All the major classes of frag have been...
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    Spraying Clothes Concerns

    I notice some here spray their clothes. Given the alcohol and oil in cologne, are there any staining or discoloration issues?
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