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  1. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Yes, because being an adult is all about using words like nasty and shitty.

    I was actually wearing Spicebomb when I read that. It felt like an insult. But I am a kind and sensitive person that get...
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    Re: Which bottle(s) did you finish in 2014?

    I finished one bottle in 2014: Dark Blue by Hugo Boss. Bought in 1998 long before my interest in perfumes took off. I am not going to buy another one!

    I bought too many bottles to mention in 2014,...
  3. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I find this remark offensive. There is no reason to call a popular perfume for nasty and shitty. It is rude and unnecessary. Stating that you don’t enjoy something should suffice.
  4. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Agree on this. I blind bought it after reading praise here on Basenotes and have never looked back. It is really good juice. People are missing out because they find the bottle and name cheesy and...
  5. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    As I understand it, the "sample not for sale" is only relevant to shops and commercial institutions. None of these rules applies to private persons. As a private person you are free to sell whatever...
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Why would you even bother to comment in a thread about a fragrance you can’t stand? This really annoys me!

    The Spicebomb Extreme is obviously aimed at those that love the original. Personally I...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I did a direct comparison on a fake tester and real bottle of Tobacco Vanille. The fake scent was somewhat similar, but while a fresh spray of the real bottle was nuclear, the spray from the fake was...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo - Edition Noire

    As I understand it, the black bottle is a limited collector’s edition. There is no indication that the normal bottle is going away. The old bottle does not look feminine to me.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    The fake testers I bought (and promptly returned) did not have painted glass. Looking closely at the glass, it was made darker by adding lots of black micro-particles to the glass. My guess is soot....
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    Remember that you don’t know what these fake testers contain. It could be all manners of poison or disgusting additives. So even if you like the smell, do not use it! The producers of fake perfume do...
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    Re: Eau Des Baux What Does It Smell Like?

    I am confused. L'Occitan has about a dozen shops in Sweden. Are you saying that none of them stock Eau des Baux? All the L'Occitan shops I have visited in Norway have stocked Eau des Baux.

    Eau des...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    Thanks for that information. Fakes are killing the eBay market.
  13. Poll: Re: Which Acqua Di Parma blu mediterraneo do you like?

    Fico di Amalfi is my favourite. Smells fresh and natural, and is very versatile. Mandorlo di Sicilia is a close second, but this is more gourmand and sweet. I don’t care for the rest of the line.
  14. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I am very excited to try it!

    In my native language, Ambergris is “Ambra”. I guess it is the same in many European languages.

    My native word for Amber is “Rav”. It just add to the confusion.
  15. Poll: Re: Wanted main note in new unreleased Acqua di Parma (2015)

    It’s going to be Ambergris!

    First I thought it was Amber before reading closer. Ambergris was not on my mind when I made this poll.
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    Re: NEW: Carolina Herrera CH Men Africa

    Still waiting for availability of Grand Tour. I find it really annoying that the distribution is so limited.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Looking forward to test this.
  18. Re: Versace pour Homme Oud Noir - very similar to Versace Man?

    I have not tried Versace Man, but I have Oud Noir. I have seen several reviews that state that the dry down of Versace Man and Oud Noir is very similar. The first hour or two they are very different,...
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    Re: First Thoughts: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    That sounds pretty good to me. I look forward to get my nose on this.
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    Re: egoiste ... well I never

    Thanks for posting that.
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    Re: All male office

    Yes, why? Don’t you think males can appreciate that you smell good? Or is the reason you wear perfume only to get attention from females?
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Indeed a nice thing to do. What samples did you get? Please tell us what you think of them.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    White Suede by Tom Ford. I really like this one.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thanks so much. I really enjoyed reading the 2014 roundup.
  25. Re: Did TF Private Blends change their 100mL bottle or fake?

    I am sorry you got a fake. The counterfeiters are getting to good at this game. I am happy you got your money back. Hopefully you will get hold of a real bottle of Noir de Noir soon. It is a...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum vs Chanel Sycomore

    I can’t stand Sycomore. There is something very sharp and unpleasant in it.

    Eau Sauvage Parfum is pure bliss for me. That myrrh really rocks my world. No contest here.
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    Re: Decant Shop killing me

    I beg to differ. I have ordered decants many times from both Decant Shop and Surrender to Chance, and they usually arrive in about a week to northern Europe. I have only good things to tell. Even...
  28. Re: Did TF Private Blends change their 100mL bottle or fake?

    If this is a fake, it is a very good one. If I had seen a 100ml bottle of this type before, I would be pretty sure this was real. Counterfeiters have made good bottles, but they have so far not made...
  29. Re: Did TF Private Blends change their 100mL bottle or fake?

    I honestly hope they changed the bottle, as I don’t like the current 100ml bottle. The pictures are very small and hard to tell. If you could share better pictures, and pictures of the box and inside...
  30. Re: Fantastic Man Magazine and Discontinued Perfumes

    Thank you for sharing this. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Chkoudra paris private blends

    Anyone tested these yet?
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Ambre Précieux is surprisingly nice. I just sampled it and think I want a bottle.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    First year acronyms really annoyed me here on Basenotes. Now I don't see them anymore. When I see LDDM in a post, my brain automatically reads L'Air du Desert Morocain without me thinking about it.
    ...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    How interesting that we all mostly have different favourite notes. Taste in fragrance is definitely a very subjective thing. I like that there is no wrong answer to this question.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Tobacco, Leather and Oud.
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    You are thinking about the new Fahrenheit Parfum, right? I don’t think the EdT version has vanilla in it. But yes I agree. The new Fahrenheit Parfum is fantastic, but I understand a lot of people...
  37. Thread: SoOud Line.

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    Re: SoOud Line.

    Interesting. I am waiting for a sample of this to arrive in a few days. When reading up on the line, Asmar looked like the one to start with. Looking forward to sample it. I am interested to know if...
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    Re: Most complimented Western Niche Oud

    I love a lot of oud fragrances, but I have never been complimented on any of them.
  39. Re: Zenga Indonesian Oud,what do you guys think?

    I have been wondering about this myself. It is on my list of samples to order.
  40. Re: Buying Tom Ford Private Blend on EBay WITHOUT BOX

    Buying Tom Ford Private Blend on eBay is very risky! It is flush with fakes. As mentioned those sold from Bulgaria are all fakes. I got burned there. You are much safer if it comes with the original...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    That’s about how my oud interest started in general.
  42. Re: What are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    ManLovesCologne is the one I follow.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/manlovescologne

    I like his style and find that I agree with him most of the time.
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    Same here. I smell no difference.
  44. Re: Tom Ford's Rive d'Ambre - How in the heck does this not have it's own thread here yet??

    I did not like this at all. For me, this is probably the worst of the Tom Ford line.
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    Have you tried M7 Oud Absolu from Yves Saint Laurent? It might be more to your liking. I love Oud Wood and find it amazing, but it might be an acquired taste. Sampling more ouds might be a way to get...
  46. Poll: Wanted main note in new unreleased Acqua di Parma (2015)

    Acqua di Parma is releasing a new perfume in the Ingredient Collection later this year. Previously they have released Colonia Oud and Colonia Leather. The main note in this new perfume is unknown....
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Thanks for the info. Even though I don’t enjoy the original, I look forward to put my nose on this.
  48. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    Thanks for the info. This makes me a little excited as I love the two previous scents.
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    Re: Problem with Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit was one of the first fragrances with large quantities of Iso-E Super in it. According to my sources, 25% of the perfume is Iso-E Super (before they add alcohol).

    Many people are...
  50. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    But they don’t mind if you have ten bottles of perfume in your luggage! When are these crazy people making the rules gone stop??
  51. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    This is the sort moments that makes this hobby so exiting!!
  52. Re: any link between natural sense of smell and fragrance appreciation?

    Short answer; Yes and no.

    I got my sense of smell from my mother and we have about equal noses. While I am a perfume lover, she cannot stand any perfume. This of course has nothing to do with the...
  53. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    I guess it depends on which country you send from. I’ve gotten packages from both Netherland and Bulgaria that were marked as perfume with a special hazard note, so the post office there accepts...
  54. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Thanks for the tip. Daimiris will definitely be on my next sample run.


    Now this sounds intriguing! One more on my sample list.
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I did not like it very much. Patchouli is not a favourite note of mine to begin with, but on me Patchouli Absolu was much to dry and sharp. I like it more earthy and sweet. I enjoy Patchouli most...
  56. Re: Do the Tom Ford private blends have ISO E super?

    I’m allergic to Iso-E Super in high concentrations, so I am always looking to see if any of the perfumes I am interested in has it. So far I have seen no reports that any of the Private Blends have...
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    Sahara Noir by Tom Ford is the best designer incense I have tried.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    Thanks for doing it anyway. I love the original EDP and was a little worried since I can’t stand the EDT.
  59. Re: Current version: Santos vs Santos Concentree?

    Yeah, but how old was the current version of Santos you tried? From what I have read, the new new version is considerable better, with production from about the last year. Much closer to the...
  60. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Antidote seems to have been re-released here in Europe. It's now available online here in Scandinavia for about $82 for 75ml (2.5 Oz) after being gone for a long time. I have never smelt it, so I am...
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    Re: 6 new scents from Bvlgari - La Gemme

    Bottles look very nice. Would be interesting to test these, but I guess they will be hard to come by.
  62. Poll: Re: Christian Dior Homme Parfum vs Christian Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum

    It is funny. I have fallen head over heels in love with Fahrenheit Le Parfum. Considering I can’t stand the original Fahrenheit, it was much unexpected. I just can’t get enough of it. I also recently...
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    Re: Help trying to make a blind buy

    Why don’t you use the voucher to buy a handful of samples? That is what I usually do when I get these vouchers. Blind buys are for gamblers.
  64. Re: Has Tuscan Leather been slightly reformulated?

    I am allergic to Iso-E Super and don’t get any reaction from Tuscan Leather. It must be something else you smell.

    In my opinion people are generally far too fast talking about reformulations....
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    Re: pick one out of three

    Of these three, only Le Male is a little good. Unfortunately Le Male was extremely popular for many years, and for that reason been done to death. I would therefore not choose any of these three, and...
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    +1 on Eau des Baux by L`Occitane.

    In addition I enjoy these for a cosy feeling:

    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
    Chergui by Serge Lutens
    Kalemat by Arabian Oud
    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
  67. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Interesting. I found Zafar to be the one with the dominant furniture polish note. Zafar was also the one of the Oud Stars that had some quantity of oud in it. In that regard I was disappointed with...
  68. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Now I really want this! If anyone sees this for sale online in Europe, please tell us.
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    Re: I need help about TF Tobacco Vanille

    My opinion from seeing both real and fake Tom Ford bottles before is that this bottle looks real. I love Tobacco Vanille by the way. I would have taken the chance if you get it for good price, and...
  70. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    I agree that Xerjoff Gao have a very strong saffron note. I found it interesting and pleasant. I found Najaf to have a very dominating osmantus note and could not smell much else.
  71. Re: Possible replacement for Roma Uomo - or just get yet another bottle?

    Have you tried Minotaure from Paloma Picasso? I have not tried it myself, but have seen many people mention that Minotaure has the same vibe as Roma Uomo.
  72. Thread: Axe Vice

    by Twilight99
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    Re: Axe Vice

    Yeah, I have also used Axe Vice for a while. I think it’s nice. I had to stop using it because people around me really didn’t like it. Unfortunately I don’t know anything that has a similar smell. I...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    It could be your skin, and not the perfume. My experience is that Tobacco Vanille projects a lot compared to other perfumes. Have you tried spraying on different parts of the body, or even on cloths?...
  74. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    I am really looking forward to get my nose on this. Right now it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere.
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    Re: My leather collection

    Ok, I just love leathers. Here is my collection.

    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Leather
    L'Artisan - Dzing!
    Laurent Mazzone - Hard Leather
    Parfum D'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
    Tom Ford Private Blend -...
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    Re: Counterfeit tom ford private blends?

    Tom Ford Private Blend has definitely been counterfeited. Last summer I bought several bottles from Bulgaria on eBay, and they were all fakes. They were all sold as testers or without boxes, but the...
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    Re: Tom Ford "Chocolate"?

    Yes, I can only agree with that. How about Chocolate Oud? :lolk:
  78. Re: So I Finally Bought Lanvin Avant Garde...

    Yes, I agree. It’s a very nice scent, but not heavy on the tobacco. I see this on many fragrances that have a tobacco note. Some people exaggerate how strong the tobacco note really is. Personally I...
  79. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Thanks for pointing me to this program. Did not expect to get hints to science shows to watch on this site, but it is very welcome.
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    Re: Scandinavians? NordicFeel?

    I have ordered from NordicFeel more than a dozen times, and I have been very happy every time. Yes they are cheaper than in the shops, but not very cheap. The best prices I get from US discounters.
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    Re: Axe launches new 'White Label' line

    Interesting. I will try anything new. Dismissing a scent straight out without trying seems like missed opportunity to me. I have found a few Axe deodorants that were nice enough.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    It’s winding down. Only the basenotes are left, and they are slowly falling out of focus. You can feel a light bitterness and just a hint of sweetness. In a moment it will all be gone...
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    Re: Body Shop Red Musk ?

    Yeah, I bought it while I was visiting Paris. It was very nice, but I soon realised it was way too feminine for me to wear. I gave it away to a female friend and it was really great on her. I...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I must admit I enjoy reading this thread more than reading most other threads recently. This thread is like finding an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the middle of a busy shopping mall. ;-)
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    I agree with this. I bought both, and I prefer the M7 Oud Absolu with good margin.
  86. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    As I understand it, when you buy from different countries within EU, the VAT should be paid in the country where it is shipped from. So in this case, Escentuals has not done their job and sent it...
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    Re: Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Thanks for posting these reviews. I enjoyed reading them. These have been off my radar, as I have been busy sampling the regular line. I will definitely order some samples in the future.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I tried Dior Homme Parfum in the duty free last week when I left for Paris. I think this perfume is fantastic! I have always been lukewarm to Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense, but this was something...
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    I also think M7 Oud Absolu is better than the original, but I smelled it first before I got my hands on an original M7 from eBay. I think M7 Oud Absolu just smells better and less medicinal. An...
  90. Re: I nearly had a coronary at ULTA today. I will never shop there again

    I have no tolerance for that behaviour either. It is like finding an old precious antique table, but the owner refuse to sell it and want to use it for firewood. There is no reason why the SA could...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My mother hates all scents! Whatever I am wearing it is gross and disgusting. I got a clear message that I am not to wear any perfume while I am visiting, as she thinks it totally unnecessary for me...
  92. Re: A good replacement for Fahrenheit Absolute ?

    Yeah. I just recently got a chance to smell Fahrenheit Absolute, and I liked it very much. It took some time for me getting around smelling this, because I just can't stand the original Fahrenheit....
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    Re: anyone else save empty bottles?

    I don't really know yet. So far I have thrown away all my empty cheap bottles, but some of my new nice expensive bottles I might keep when they empty. But then maybe not. If you get a large...
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    Re: tom ford samples

    I get Tom Ford samples the same place I get most of my samples.

    http://surrendertochance.com/ and http://www.decantshop.com/

    I am also uncomfortable buying samples on eBay. When I buy from a...
  95. Re: New LM Parfums Extrait de Parfum - Army of Lovers!

    Kafkaesque had a nice review of this just a few days ago.

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/10/16/lm-parfums-army-of-lovers/

    I would love get my nose on this, as Hard Leather probably is my...
  96. Poll: Re: Favourite Top 3 from the House of Yves Saint Laurent

    Currently:

    La Nuit de L'Homme
    La Nuit de L`Homme Le Parfum
    M7 Oud Absolu

    Still waiting to get my nose on Splendid Wood.
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    Re: What's the deal with tester candles?

    This is the same practise that I have heard of. You turn the candle upside down and give it a little knock, and the candle should separate from the glass. Then you can smell the bottom of the candle...
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    Re: Cartier. Let's join the Oud club!

    Now I am really looking forward to sampling these. Oud has so many different levels, and I never know if an oud scent will be to my liking or not.
  99. Poll: Re: VOTING - Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit L Homme vs Bleu de chanel? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

    I love La Nuit de l`Homme and I use it all the time. I have many expensive niche perfumes, but La Nuit de l`Homme is just so comfortable and nice, I reach for it all the time. Bleu de Chanel is not...
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    Re: Body Shop Red Musk ?

    Looks like most women who have tested it complain that it is too smoky and masculine. At the very least it is unisex. Makes you wonder why they insist on putting gender tags on perfume. It is a...
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