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    Re: Best Site For Samples?

    I've used this site twice now and both times were hassle free! Also got a freebie thrown in on both occasions, which is nice.

    Since Ebay has cracked down on decants, there's not much out there...
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    Re: Most complimented Niche -

    Try:
    Odriu - Lalfeogrigio
    Frapin - Caravelle Epicee
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
  3. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    MFK - Absolue pour le matin. This just smells of some kind of hospital strength bleach with a bit of baby powder and lemon thrown in. It actually gave me a migraine.
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    Re: Longest longevity you have ever experienced?

    Sampled some Boadicea the Victorious at Harrods last year. The SA sprayed 2 sprays onto my wrist of, I think, Seduction. It lasted on my wrist around 36 hours, after 2 showers, and on the cuff of...
  5. Re: Looking for opinions on Lumiere Noire and Cologne Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Does anybody else get the similarity in the opening of Lumiere Noire and Dunhill Desire (red)?
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Some douche at work once said as I walked past "What smalles like creamed rice?"

    The culprit? Burberry London.
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    Re: Any problems ordering from overseas sites?

    If the company uses a local courier (rather than NZ post) and declares it, it seems all good. I've had many a success with Essentialmall.co.nz (Which is a Strawberrynet.com mirror site)

    However,...
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    Re: Fragrancex - great Customer Service

    Holy Shiz, 8 months? And they still won't do anything about it?

    I also noticed that when I wrote a scathing review under the "testimonials" section, that it was not put up on the site....theyre...
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    Re: Fragrancex - great Customer Service

    I ordered three frags from them on November 18th (to AKl, NZ) and was hoping they'd be here by Christmas.

    Nearly two months have passed, and I still have not received anything from them! I fear...
  10. Re: Scentmonkey International Shipping Frustrations

    Just use essentialmall.co.nz....theyre based in Melbourne and have a flat shipping rate of $9.95

    I ordered 3x frags from FrangranceX.com on 18th november, and am still waiting for the order to...
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    Re: Best colognes this winter

    Michael by Michael Kors
    Vintage by John Varvatos
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    Re: Best longivity of a scent that you own..

    I have quite a few 10+ hrs:

    Michael for Men
    Musc Ravageur
    A*Men
    Encre Noir
    Presence (Mont Blanc)
    Habit Rouge
    Terre D'Hermes
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    Re: Creeds, Creeds, and more Creeds

    I agree with this too, having just sampled MI, GIT and SMW. SMW was also my favourite of the bunch, but the other two seem dramatically overhyped. I would agree though, that the quality in all...
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    Re: Metalic notes (like 1 Million and Chrome)

    Diesel Fuel for Life
    Carolina Herrera - 212 Men
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    Re: LEMON suggestions

    John Varvatos Artisan Black
    Guerlain Habit Rouge (Lemon cheesecake / deserty smelling)
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    Re: Year Round Date Night/Night out Scent?

    YSL La nuit de l'homme also immediately came to mind for me.
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    Re: Help me to chose my first Chanel!

    Egoiste is defo the one that fits the bill there....I've recently sampled 5 of them....you could also try pour monsieur, although I found it to be slightly dated smelling, it still fits quite well to...
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    Re: Apple Note with Good Longevity

    Mont Blanc - Presence.
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    Re: Allergic to you favorite fragrance?

    I find that anything synthetic or with an astingent opening will make me sneeze. But as mentioned, this doesnt last too long and is quite bearable.
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    Re: Help me to chose my first Chanel!

    Egoiste is defo the one that fits the bill there....I've recently sampled 5 of them....you could also try pour monsieur, although I found it to be slightly dated smelling, it still fits quite well to...
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed

    I sampled this for the first time today and I honestly think it is hugely overrated. Yes it's smooth, easy-wearing and full of quality, but as a scent it is just too plain! And before you fanboys...
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    Re: Fragrance goes away FAST.

    I find this also, with 212 Men. But the weird thing is that if I smell my shirt the next day, it is still noticeable on my clothing, even after 24 hours. So I would say that there is an issue with...
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    Re: Do you have any "1-spray only" fragrances?

    Habit Rouge EDT
    Yatagan
  24. Re: What Are The Most Synthetic Frags And The Least Synthetic Frags?

    I found Halston Unbound to be the most synthetic one Ive tried so far.
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    Yatagan. I'd rather roll around in dogsh*t....and then go for that interview!
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    Re: Looking for a new Fresh/Aquatic Cologne

    On the budget side, there is Azzaro Chrome Legend...smells just like a seabreeze / wet beachsand and orrangy topnotes.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Intense EDP

    I'm slightly confused here: Was there originally an Homme EDT and EDP?

    Is Homme Intense a separate frag in its own right, from both of those two?

    Or is Homme EDP and Hommer Intense one and the...
  28. Re: Thinking about getting a John Vavartos fragrance sometime in the near future.

    Varvatos Original is excellent, and I personnaly get reasonable longevity from it...5-6 hours.
    Vintage is also quite nice, but has somewhat shorter longevity. Of the 2, I'd definately go for...
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    Re: Apple Cinnamon Scent

    Fine Cologne by Carlos Santana....but for a better allround and mroe refined option, try Mont Blanc's Presence. It's not as focussed on these notes, but it is pretty nice.
  30. Re: Modern, Prestigious, Fragrance Advise for (30+) businessmen ?

    I think Pascha by Cartier is kindof a money-scent.
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    Re: 212 MEN versus L' Eau d Issey

    Issey Miyake hands down...I think 212 is insipid, generic and can't smell it after 5 mins. It's watery crap.
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    Re: More than one Micheal Kors frag for men?

    Yeah, I think this depends on what part of the world you are in....but it is the same thing. However, I would definately recommend spending $29.99 on it, I think it is fabulous.
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    Poll: Re: Michael for men or Tabarome Millesime.

    I didnt vote coz I dont have them both....Michael Kors however is probably my favourite scent...very powerful, rich, refined, projects well and lasts forever.
  34. Re: Time to fantasize about Autumn and cooler days....

    I tend towards:

    Michael for Men by Michael Kors
    Burberry London
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Escada PH
    A*Men
    Gucci Envy
    John Varvatos - Original and Vintage
    Rochas Man
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    Re: Shops and "secret" places in NZ

    Hey Guys,

    I find Essentialmall.co.nz a good and safe website to buy from. Interestingly, their pricing seems to mirror the strawberrynet price movements, but still winds up slightly cheaper in...
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    Joh Mac Steed....ever heard of it?

    Hi Guys,

    has anyone got any experience with the Tartan range from John Mac Steed? It's not listed anywhere on BN.

    There's a blue, green and red - Tartan variety. Just wondering if anyone has...
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    Poll: Re: What cologne from these 4 would you buy?

    I certainly wouldnt buy 212 Men...I have it now an it is so boring and generic that I don't ever bother with it expect after a long sauna.

    The others, I have no immediate interest in any of them,...
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    Re: THE Definitive Cold Weather Scent

    I agree...it's a magnificent frag. Burberry London is superb as well.
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    Re: Scents that wake you up

    Ice Men.
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    Re: Great Fragrance Related Rock and Pop Artists

    Ha! THis made me larf!!
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    I disagree. I also bought Yatagan blind, and it is the most vile and repulsive stench conceivable! There is no appropriate situation where one would possibly want to smell like a burning dog's fart.
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    ^^ Yeah, I bought it blind with someone else's money due to the good feedback here. And you're right, most do love it. I just cant think of any time or place I want to smell like that. Definately...
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    Yatagan by Caron. I absolutely loath this garbage...it smells like a seal colony, if anyone's ever had the pleasure...
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