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  1. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Profumum Roma - Orangea

    Pleasant. It does resemble the smell I'd get from my Dad's little citrus tree in the backyard when I'd cut his grass before, but I thought I picked up mint as well - looked...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Gotta disagree with the overall feel for the past however many posts about GPH II.

    I love this stuff. I find it different than a bunch of stuff, but also easy to wear and just smells pleasant....
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Wow! FragranceNet and FragranceX maybe don't even have any for sale on their sites and the price seems to have risen quite a bit already. That was freaking fast. I was just seeing average prices of...
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Marc Jacobs - Decadence

    I smell... violet, banana, and I'm not sure.. like an oriental cinnamon/sweetness/very slight powder mixture? I like it. Can't say the same for the bottle... lol

    Edit:...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia

    Bubblegum-y pear floral vibe. Little shampoo-ish. Don't really get that creamy feel that I'd get with something like Come L'Amore.

    Edit: The pear aspect might...
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy Rosé

    I like it! That initial blast of rose reminds me of Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop. Has a nice candied sweetness to it (but it's not opaque of thick), and...
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Viktor & Rolf - Magic Salty Flower

    Weird. Salty (but that heavier kind of saltiness, it's the kind I don't enjoy as much. I prefer saltiness like in MI or Sel de Vetiver) + cocoa butter lotion...
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Calvin Klein - Euphoria


    I like this one. I thought it smelled kind of body wash-ish or shampoo-y at first, but the projection from my inner elbow to nose is really pleasing. Something to do with...
  9. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    That's.... odd. Why the heck?
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Chloe - Nomade

    I like this one. It has an almost bubblegum-y smell to it, and for some reason it reminds me of like a balmy violet - similar to Portrayal Man/Fahrenheit type of DNA, but not harsh...
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Lancome - La Vie Est Belle (L'Eau de Parfum)

    So yeah, this is a really popular darn near ubiquitous fragrance, eh? An ex-coworker of mine might wear this as pretty much the only thing, signature...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Marc Jacobs - Daisy Dream

    Nice and inoffensive. A kind of generic vibe, but not like the previous stuff I've worn necessarily. Has more of a fruity smell to it. I like it. Not sure what wisteria...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Gucci Bloom

    A mix between old-school/classic & modern smelling (white) floral. A bit indolic from the jasmine at least?

    Seems like a decent baseline type of frag. Just pleasant. Not terribly...
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Thierry Mugler - Alien Eau de Toilette (probably 2019 release version)

    Yes! Much better than the regular EdP - that one wasn't bad, it was just kind of... bland/meh to me. This one has an awesome...
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Jimmy Choo - Fever

    Oh man, the opening reminded me quite strongly of a fragrance from maybe a few years ago, possibly a male marketed one. Eros? Not sure.

    This is actually pretty dang pleasant....
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Carolina Herrera - Good Girl Légère

    Sweet, but not 'too' sweet. It has that kind of artificial-sweetener smell, you know what I mean? Like where you can tell it's sweet, but it's more... syrupy...
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Atelier Cologne - Pacific Lime

    Nice and citrusy open with a bite to it and something like... maybe not pepper, but something reminiscent of it? Then it calms down a bit and has a...
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Marc Jacobs - Daisy Love

    Whoa, was NOT expecting that opening. That blast of sweetness. I quite enjoy the regular Daisy with the violet. I maybe don't get any violet at all in this one. Despite it...
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Elizabeth Arden - My Fifth Avenue

    Eh.

    Smells... largely generic/typical. What is that smell?! Why is THIS smell soooooo prevalent in feminine marketed frags? What is it? Can someone tell me...
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Twilly d'Hermes

    Oooh. When I first sprayed it it seemed a bit... mature and typical/generic with a little something different. But smelling up close and looking at note stuff... I get the ginger,...
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb Bloom

    Mmm, that opening smell drifting to the nose - gorgeous! This is pretty good. Unisex-ish leaning feminine.

    Man, I need to sniff/re-niff the original!
    ...
  22. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Surprisingly.. Roja Dove Elysium Parfum Pour Homme - it was so heavy with vetiver after the opening.

    Edit:
    "under-the-radar vetiver-centered frags that are currently available to buy (retailers...
  23. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Yaaaay. Good news. :)
  24. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Oooooh, big list of vetivers. Probably a bunch of stuff I haven't tried, and I <3 vetiver. :D
  25. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Not fixed. You can initially select Used, but then it'll go to a page that seems to make you choose a condition. Still only the same two New options available.

    https://i.imgur.com/bNOwDAP.png
  26. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Tiffany & Co. EdP

    I was kinda dreading putting it on as I was assuming it's be a typical feminine frag, and likely a bit more old-school. Turns out it's a modern release and different than I...
  27. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Proenza Schouler - Arizona

    I get a prominent iris from this - the Dior Homme kind; lipstick-y. With a light thin-ish sweetness; not a gourmand or oriental or heavy sweetness, but more of .. I'm...
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I'll probably give Alien another sniff eventually - I can try to remember your candy grape anecdote :D
  29. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Yeah, I just tried a mock sale for Sauvage and it only gave me two New options, not Used at all.

    https://i.imgur.com/Qh1qr91.png

    What I suggest people to do when searching for specific frags...
  30. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Raw Spirit - Midnight Pearl

    First applied and it smelled like a typical feminine floral frag, perhaps something of the more mature persuasion - but THEN!... the aquatic/sea/ocean water or whatever...
  31. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    So I just looked on eBay at used listings and it doesn't even show them as used/pre-owned? Not sure if this switch just happened within the past hour or so, it shows the condition as --
    ...
  32. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Yep, but it might make it just that much more easier for scammers to get away with free stuff or partial refunds or some such.

    "Ummm, it was listed as NEW, why did I receive a used bottle? I don't...
  33. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    But it can open it up to more in the scammers' favor by doing that. Listing it as new despite a description saying it's used. Person can claim they thought it was new and have a better chance at...
  34. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    EDIT: Clarification, I guess, in the pic/link: https://www.ebay.com/help/policies/prohibited-restricted-items/used-cosmetics-policy?id=4290#section1

    Seems they're going after unboxed frags too,...
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Boadicea the Victorious - Valiant

    lol. Like.. cocoa butter lotion, plus a chocolate covered strawberry, plus... hair spray. Except, in a good way.

    https://i.imgur.com/QlY3UVE.png
  36. PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    This isn't good. If we can't list things as used anymore and if eBay is actively trying to prevent used fragrances from being sold. This can put a pretty big dent in vintage hunting AND pricing. And...
  37. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Phlur - Hanami

    Like... Eau de Soleil Blanc kind of? With a... I don't know.. rice smell or something added to it? Toasted coconut? Lotion? I don't know. Pleasant though. I get a pleasant but...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Byredo - Sundazed

    Not bad! Like a candied orange. They did quite well with the cotton candy accord.

    When smelling up close there's something in it that reminds me of a soap bar - is it the...
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Jovoy - Incident Diplomatique

    Starts off similar to Private Blend, with that dry 'harsh' vetiver or whatever that is, but not quite as strong I guess? A bit later it has that same smell but...
  40. Re: Looks like ristretto Intense cafe is in US

    Oh wow, I didn't even know this existed.
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Agonist - Hope

    Well damn. Kind of a let down. I wanted to blind buy this one, but got a sample instead. Yeah a kind of candied orange smell, and the green 'tree' smell like cypress and/or juniper....
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Orto Parisi - Bergamask

    Kind of how I expected it to smell, but also not. Like a peppery citrus that kind of smells like a candy necklace or something. Wouldn't really have guessed musk - smells...
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    Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    Oh, so that'll mean one (or two; Cali) is ~1300 miles away and the other will be ~1800 miles away from me.

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/NsIJrwllj1ybtl1Q61/giphy.gif

    Haha, but for real there's...
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Cartier - La Panthère (EdP)

    So I'm kinda assuming that gardenia is one of my favorite white florals - it has a certain like.. creaminess or something to it that I enjoy, especially in Bois 1920...
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - L'Anima Della Rosa

    Okay, I'm having some trouble describing this one. It's different, but familiar notes/accords, but I'm not sure how to put them into words.

    Okay, so I'm getting...
  46. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    MIU MIU L'eau Rosée

    Light. Pleasant. Generic. Citrus and shampoo/body wash smell. Not bad, just mediocre.

    https://i.imgur.com/SFXR8wn.png
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thanks! And yep, haha, I gotta get over the 'sting' of buying samples, but it might be the smarter and healthier thing to do in the long run.



    Grats! One of the best MFK, :D
  48. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/1M9fmo1WAFVK0/giphy.gif
  49. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    I've had multiple bottles of vintage Eau Sauvage that I bought over the past year or so - every. single. one. smelled just fine!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Also went ahead and did the smarter thing and ordered some samples instead of blind buying any bottles. Yay, I'm growing up!

    Jovoy - Incident Diplomatique
    Byredo - Sundazed
    Orto Parisi -...
  51. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ineke - Idyllwild

    I kept putting off sampling this because the sample looks kind of boring. Well, quite the surprise to get that citrus opening - was not expecting that.

    Damn this opening is...
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sisley - Eau Tropicale

    Eh. Easy going, pretty generic. Smells like.. apple scented shampoo mixed with regular lotion or something. Not bad, not great, just.. average?
    ...
  53. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    I'm curious - why? Like, if you owned Interlude Man, would you seriously do 9 sprays?
  54. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I'm just kind of surprised how no one has mentioned the box presentation is essentially a Tom Ford Private Blend knock-off. Are they both under the same umbrella corp?
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    hednic, are you getting Jovoy to ship to a USA address of yours? When I go to checkout area it gives me this:

    https://i.imgur.com/0mWu4fm.png

    at a Texas, USA address.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Terre d'Hermes 100ml (2007 batch code, original formulation).
  57. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    From what I currently own... maybe Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee & Virgin Island Water

    I do 6 or so sprays for VIW, but it's a newly cracked open bottle, so I'm hoping it'll get stronger later on.
    ...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    House seems kind of boring to me, but then again I'd need to spend more time with it and smell the frags more by themselves instead of trying to smell multiple within a short period of time in a...
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ha, now that you say chocolate I get the resemblance! Neat! It might smell pretty vanilla-y to me right now, with like a human sweat smell as well (not a B.O sweat, just a regular quick sweat like...
  60. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    What about longevity of the EdC?

    Did they stop making the EdC? If so, roughly how long ago (around the same time as Vetiver EdC?)?
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Haha was just gonna post asking about if this is under a new owner as I had read about Caron being up for sale last year or something.

    Interested in trying this. :)
  62. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Oh, nice :D





    Yeah I got animalic stuff from it, it reminded me of Madhat Scents Fur, but Fur is like wayyyy more potent in that regard, it was way too much - not really wearable, ahah.
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - Eau de Nyonya

    Bahahaha, this smells like the Buttered Popcorn flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans! Which also smells similar/reminds me of this flavor of vape liquid my gf uses (it's a...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    I find stuff like Dior Leather Oud, Eau d'Hermes, etc. really pleasing, but that's... probably not what you're looking for? ha
  65. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    None? By definition overspraying means it's too much, it's been over - sprayed.

    Plus it'll probably just knock out my nose a lot to that scent; just block it out faster and I won't even notice the...
  66. Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vetyver Haiti. Opinions

    I tried looking on their site last night or so, didn't find it on there for sale.
  67. Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vetyver Haiti. Opinions

    Anyone know where this can be bought in USA? Interested in this one. If not, I might just add to an order from FiF/EN or something in the future.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Oooh, does anyone know where this can be bought in US? Grats btw.
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Escentric Molecules - Escentric 01

    Hm.. okay. So it kind of smells like hamster bedding, and celery or something, and.. rubber? Haha

    I think the sample may be off as I get 0 citrus from this.
    ...
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - Musc Oud Maharaja

    Ooooh. Not sure if it was this one or the other, or a combination of both in the sample pouch that a a kind BN'er send to me - but reminded me of caramel popcorn and...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Fahrenheit 200ml ~1996 or earlier.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Fahrenheit 200ml ~1996 or earlier.
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Armani - Sì Passione

    Great job with the pineapple, it ACTUALLY smells like pineapple to me. I'm kind of starting to think that 'generic' feminine smell I smell in these frags is pear... I get it...
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    Re: TdH Does Smell Like TdH

    Post pics of bottle + box. Could be you had an older formulation with decant, but bottle is newer. Could be bottle damaged during storage from temperature.

    Could just be your nose is messed up OR...
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Serge Lutens - Serge Noire

    Well.. hm. One of the stranger openings of a frag, haha. It kind of smells like standing in the kitchen while someone is preparing a homemade soup with spices.

    What...
  76. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    LM Parfums - Radikal Lotus

    Quite nice! It's a familiar smell though. That sweet saffron smell. Reminds me of Montale for some reason.

    https://i.imgur.com/u5qcUop.png
  77. Re: Recent Fragrance Releases You Feel Have Been Overlooked?

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  78. Re: Question about Creed Aventus from Noseparis.com

    -> http://www.basenotes.net/forums/293-Creed-Aventus-Subforum <-
  79. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Interested..
  80. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Okay, not the first time I've smelled this - I've actually owned it before, BUT I'm not sure if the formulation has changed - or it could just be because my nose is messed up, and/or could also be...
  81. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    Don't really like the aesthetic of it. Feels too 'young' and urban, like trying to be hip and stuff. Meh.
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Michael Kors - Wonderlust Eau Fresh

    Smells good, but it also has that generic same accord thing running through it - what the heck is that?! From memory, however flawed, it seems notes that are...
  83. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Similar. Burberry London for Men doesn't small bad, but it just doesn't really do anything to me.
  84. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Not necessarily super hyped, but some stuff I don't recall trying/haven't tried..

    CH Men Prive
    Office for Men
    any Parfums Vintage
    any Alexandria
    any DUA (except 1, I didn't know it was DUA...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well that was unexpected! Just got complimented (un-solicited) by someone who has never said anything about what I wear before, haha.

    She said that it smells so good and even asked what I'm...
  86. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Not regrets as I got the experience and such, but some of the worst buys (or ones I acquired otherwise) that I didn't like...

    Olfattology Yacuma
    Olfattology OT.23
    M. Micallef Osaito
    REALOUD &...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers?

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille with some added skanky oud, oooooh boy!
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    I test a good bit also. But as far as logged tests/wears.. Gucci Envy for Men @ 4.
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Dame Perfumery - New Musk Oil

    If you let it come to your nose, it smells more like freshly washed clothes. Fabric softener smell or something. Closer up is a bit more interesting, it has a more...
  90. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Guerlain - Cuir Beluga

    Mmmmm, yummy. I'm assuming this was a kind of precursor to SDV. It smells a good bit similar. Like.. take SDV, remove the cedar, and add a powdery element.

    I like it....
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grazie!



    Thanks!



    Thanks! My 2nd or so bottle. Glad I don't have to deal with that puff atomizer anymore, ugh, haha. Might try the Cuir Beluga on skin today or tomorrow. :D
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Just went to Neiman Marcus during lunch break and picked up a bottle. Re-acquisition. I had the 2nd(?) type with the puff atomizer and I didn't really like...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yves Saint Laurent - Tuxedo

    Went to Neiman Marcus during my lunch. Didn't even know they carried this there!

    I was weary of this because of the patchouli, but I gotta say.. this is quite nice....
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Have you tried/owned from the newer 100ml bottles? They do seem better built, as well as the boxes.
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Tocca Cleopatra

    Hm. Wait, is there violet in this too? And I get a kind of banana-esque smell from this. And a kind of wood smell, like plain old regular wood - or wood varnish?

    Oh, it's the...
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    Re: How does it make you feel?

    Azzaro Pour Homme? Extremely different from Eau Sauvage. Both are good work scents, mature. You can wear any scent lounging at home.

    I don't particularly love either one, but they aren't bad, IMO....
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    That kind of seems anti-snob, actually.
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    Re: In a moment of mad inspiration

    Well, it's good stuff and can be had quite inexpensive from online.

    I will say I prefer the vintage over the newer. That more creamy/sweet/animalic bite is preferred to me.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Yes, and also 'kind of'.

    DUA / Alexandria - no buy
    Parfums de Marly - kind of no buy

    Also vehicle brands don't really interest me enough to buy or even buy samples of, stuff like Ferrari /...
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Marc Jacobs - Daisy

    Well.. what a nice surprise! This was not what I was expecting from this. It really reminds me of like.. Gucci Pour Homme II and Amouage Portrayal Man. It has like a... almost...
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