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  1. Thread: $2350.00 Why?

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    Re: $2350.00 Why?

    It's $2350 because Clive Christian knows people will pay that just for the luxury of owning such an item. Simple as that.
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    Re: "Liz Clairborne Curve Kicks"

    I can see where someone would make the assumption he's a plant (as all the posts prior to this had been about Curve Kicks) but there's no need to tell him to ship off. If he is a mule, then ignore...
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Pearly Monster!

    *peeks in*

    I'd buy it if I had the cash.
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    Re: A Plea for Place

    There is nothing wrong with asking for it, but many of us do have our country shown and those that don't generally don't want to.
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    Re: A Plea for Place

    To the far right of every profile shows the country if the person puts it in there. I would say many of us do, and if you need to inquire further, why not just PM?
  6. Re: Dzing! reviews: the magnificence of Basenoters

    Now I'm curious...
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    Re: Finaly tried Gaultier 2

    May I inquire how many sprays you apply of G2?
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    Re: Expensive taste

    You're not alone. We live in a society (not just in America) that worships the luxury, so even the traditionally "middle class" feels the desire to dress, smell, appear, and play like they're...
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    Re: I need help talking to sales people.

    If you insist on talking to the associates, insist that you want to see the new, the upscale, the provacative. If they don't want to or don't know how, it's not worth it for you, and you should stop...
  10. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Informer
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Well, no not really. Bigger glasses are in for women, but even extra large ones have become a joke. Men have much more of a trend for classical designs, things you'd expect in a Fellini film.
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    Re: Revenge: A Dish Best Served Cold

    Perhaps put pepper spray liquid in a really nice look cologne flacon? Ah, the sweet smell of burning!
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    Re: Scents for a true 20's old gentlemen

    Are we saying a gentle of the 1920's, or a gentleman who is 20 years old?

    If the former, just a splash of a shave tonic.

    If the latter, probably a something niche, Creed, Lutens, Bond No 9, any...
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    Re: sex tonight - rochas or brit?

    A bit hopefully with the thread title, eh? I'd go with Brit.
  14. Re: You can add just one more frag to your collection this year...

    Well...I want to get Gaultier 2, but who knows what may take my fancy?
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    Re: xXx-"The Obvious Ones"-xXx

    Michael Kors for women. I can spot that one a mile away for some reason. For men, Aramis is pretty easy to pick out.
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    Re: New unisex Tuberose from Le Labo

    Why do they tempt me so? Well, I guess there are worse reasons for gonig to NYC.
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    Re: An experiment for everyone

    Unless I'm using the gasoline to burn rubber tires while spraying it all with old school hair spray.

    /stupid joke


    I think I'm going to take up rosberg on this the next day I have off from...
  18. Thread: gaultier 2

    by Informer
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    Re: gaultier 2

    I love G2 but I can certainly understand why people wouldn't. I would personally say it is more feminine than masculine, very simple and basic yet seemingly complex at the same time. When I wear it...
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    Cum hoc ergo propter hoc, sir.

    I see that this is completely pointless, however, so I will leave you with your baseless assumptions.
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    Re: Basenotes Classics & Crazes

    It seems like Gucci Envy has seen a bit of a revival lately, when Unforgiveable came out there seemed to be alot of discussion (though not necessarily because everyone liked it). Also the crazes...
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    I also note that you haven't provided evidence to suggest there is a correlation between childhood roles and the fragrance preference of adults, which was my original objection. I'm not saying that...
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    Actually for any amount of statistical accuracy without polling millions we would have to take a few thousand to get a +/- 3%. Until then you're making an assumption without empirical evidence.
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    I played with woods/sticks/trees/guns/football/baseball/army/yadayada as a kid but I still like women's fragrances more for the most part.

    What we have here is a claim that can't be backed up...
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    Apparently it's hard to wear in gay clubs?
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    You should buy twice as much Visit it now just to piss them off.
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    Re: Burberry now supplying samples

    Burberry has had samples for years.
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    Re: Anyone suffer "tester guilt"?

    No, you don't understand doc! We deserve those samples and tests! Besides, they make too much money, they're certainly not going to notice a little bit, will they? Of course not!
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    Re: Anyone suffer "tester guilt"?

    I agree, but I think you'll be hard pressed to win some over.

    People feel that the retail prices are extreme, found a way around the prices, and yet don't want to buy blind. So they go back to...
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    Re: Rob a bank to buy chanel

    Chanel is not expensive, at least not compared to some other brands. If you really find that you do like one of the Chanels, then save your money. $80 isn't that much to save up unless you have a...
  30. Sports Themed Fragrances--this one's a winner!

    I present to you Eau de Toilette TFC, the official scent of the Toulouse FC (a French football club):
    ...
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    Re: The Mark of a Good Sales Associate?

    The main thing I ask is they stay the hell out of my way.
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    Re: Huge tease at Abercrombie yesterday

    How is this any different than any other company? If you'd have gone into a Robinson May before they closed down there was no way they were going to sell you anything that wasn't in the computer,...
  33. Re: Webcam - really stinky Corpse Flower about to bloom at the BBG

    Someone needs to make a perfume out of this.
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    Re: Question about parent company,s

    Clinque and Aramis are two seperate divisions under Estee Lauder. Aramis is mainly the designer scent division, Clinque is the functional make-up and face care division.
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    Jigga? Definately don't get that from Gaultier 2, but that's for another discussion, as I'm dangerously close to derailing this one further.


    Now here's a thought; maybe the urinal cake makers...
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    Duck for cover, mate! They'll tear you apart!
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    Re: Ethnicity and Scents

    Well, I guess I'll add my two scents from my retail point of view. First, however, a little story.

    When I was selling perfume, I worked with a lady who was Latino, and we were both working the...
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    Re: LAYERING - what a CRIME !!

    If I'm paying hundreds of dollars for a luxury product, then I'm going to do what I damn well please with it. I don't care if it's the finest Russian vodka made only from free roaming potatoes,...
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    Re: Legit Compliments

    In the past week 12 individual topics have the keyword "compliment" in them at least once (never mind multiple hits in a topic), all from men's fragrances. In the past week there has been one hit...
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    Re: Narcisse Noir/Coco Chanel

    That's pretty awesome that you can buy samples of any of the scents directly from them. I think that will be what I'll do, thanks much for the answer! I'll probably post again about this once I get...
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    Narcisse Noir/Coco Chanel

    So normally I don't do this, but my internet search has been in vain. First, is there a non-boutique store that carries this scent? I know its not one of the "urn scents" so it should exist...
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    Re: Legit Compliments

    This is a pretty good procedure (for me) to tell if a compliment is legit or not:

    1. Who is it? Is it a complete stranger? Not to say that strangers won't be honest, but I find that generally...
  43. Thread: Sniffin` Poll

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    Poll: Re: Sniffin` Poll

    I love the smell of a new magazine fresh out of the bag.
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    Re: What women want

    Caution: Bunk Science Ahead!!

    Maybe, and this is a very big maybe that is rooted in absolutely no scientific method (I have no background in any pschology or sociology, biology or chemistry, or...
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    Re: NEW Viktor & Rolf Antidote (for men).

    Such a grab bag of notes. It's so chaotic I feel like I have to try it now when it comes out just from curiousity.
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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    I guess I'll show my pitifully small wardrobe.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/ReEvolutions/100_0828.jpg
    You can kind of see my hiding in the mirror.
    ...
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    Re: What's the frag with the biggest...

    Classic Aramis has a pretty extensive line, including

    cologne
    eau de toilette
    after shave
    after shave balm
    soap on a rope
    shampoo
    shampoo/conditioner
    shaving creme
  48. I went to Nordstrom and all I got was Gaultier 2

    The sample that is. I have to say, I'm really impessed. Is it groundbreaking? No, I wouldn't say that. What it does do well, however, is smell great. It's light, but strong enough to push out...
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    Re: Opium on a 21 year old

    Well, I suppose that if you can imagine yourself as a distinguished gentleman, either in leisure time or not, then it works. If you believe that you are this distinguished gentleman, then the...
  50. Summer Wedding Fragrance Extravaganda: Electric Boogaloo

    So this is kind of pointless, as I'm leaving for the airport in a half hour, but I thought I'd start the convo before I head out.

    I'm leaving for Seattle today (from Phoenix, woohoo!) for an...
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    Re: Shame on you Neiman Marcus! Boo! Hiss!

    Having an item on a website doesn't guarantee or imply level of existance in a brick and mortar store. That may not seem right or fair to you, but that's just the facts of the matter.

    As to why...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    It would probably be better if this thread just died, but for those just jumping in:

    I wasn't saying you shouldn't be discussing Kouros.

    I wasn't saying you couldn't/shouldn't be discussing...
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    Re: One scent for the rest of your life.

    Were you being serious or just checking to see if anyone was actually reading the responses? To each their own I suppose...


    Anyways, I would choose Coco Chanel, because it's my absolutely...
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    Re: Snappy Answers to Stupid SA Questions

    I used to be, as many of you know, a vendor for Aramis, and right after the launch of Sean John's Unforgiveable I went over to another store in the mall to see if they had anything new or different. ...
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    Re: A Kouros Mystery

    I don't have any market data, but I imagine that the average Kouros customer is similar to the average Aramis Man. These men (or women, we don't judge) will buy the juice consistently and almost...
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    Re: Celebrity fragrances

    50 points if done by Aramis

    100 points if done by the Arden group.

    50 more points if Aramis bungled the launch/fragrance.
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    Re: Who works in fragrance retail

    I used to work in fragrance, but let me just offer a warning to anyone looking at the fragrance industry: it's a tough place if you have a true love for fragrances.
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    Re: Chanel Counterfeits!!!

    It's unfortunate to hear that, iMav, as you would have had a steal at that price.

    She's full of shit if she thinks she can buy Chanel in bulk, especially from Macy's. There is no way Macy's or...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocrite

    Might want to read up on that one there, tiger. I'd like to point out this thread started in the Off Topic discussion, and I think I've been pretty...
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    Re: Your scent picks for FIFA World Cup 2006

    1. What's your favourite team and what team scent would you assign them?

    USA of course, I know I'm about the only person out there rooting for them. I would give them Givenchy's Xeryus. It's not...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    That's not quite what I was getting at. If Kouros only popped every once a while (or whatever) that would be one thing, but it has been a constant discussion, seemingly, for the past month or so. Not...
  62. Re: Ever try custom made scent; made one for a fri

    I once made my own at a fragrance shop, with the following ingredients (their names, not mine):

    blackberry
    meadow
    night queen
    chocolate
    zanzibar spices


    No clue what any of those really...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    Definately. We went through that period a few months back, and I'm sure it'll pop up again. In reality, just replace my reference to Kouros with just about anything that is polarizing. Discussion is...
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    Not to be a jerk...

    But since when has Kouros become so popular around here? For that matter, do we really need to discuss it every day? We know, some people think it smells like piss. Ha ha. And some people think that...
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    Re: Thoughts after a night out on the town.

    That may have been the problem right there ;)


    In all seriousness, I'm no into giving compliments because I think it's an intensely personal thing. To me it's a very intimate thing, and so I just...
  66. Re: Why the discontent with Joop, Kouros, DrakkarN

    It might be that, shock me shock me, people have different tastes. Yes, people go overboard in describing their dislike of Kouros, Joop, Drakkar, Creed, et cetera crap du jour, but at same time...
  67. Re: I am just so f*cking tired of "piss" posts....

    Not that any of you care, but I think that microwave popcorn with butter smells like piss.
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    Re: What notes can you not help but smell?

    I pick up jasmines and mimosas like woah. If anyone is wearing something heavy in that (like a No 5 or like rip off) I can smell it a mile away.
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    Re: Female scents suitable for men....

    It's easy, just walk right in and start trying them out.




    Er...not that I would know. :-X
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    Re: I need an opinion on these shoes...

    I love the second pair better (the white Prada). Those are just gorgeous, in my humble opinion.
  71. Thread: ...

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    Re: Luca Turin is An Undiscerning Hack

    Critics and reviews aren't the path to happiness, but merely the road signs that give a general clue if you might be travelling in the right direction. You still have to know your own destination,...
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    Re: Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

    To be honest, you could "just get by" with four fragrances: 1 informal summer, 1 formal summer, 1 informal winter, 1 formal winter. Hell, you could get by with just one that you wear only for special...
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    Re: Who wants to smell like a Pimp?

    I'm the bane of all you over-appliers; I won't say anything about it but most people to me wear far too much. I work with someone who wears (I think) Cool Water, and even though he doesn't wear that...
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    Re: Basenotes Influence on the Perfume Industry

    I think the chance that any fragrance company cares what we think is pretty slim. If anything, we're just a focus group that doesn't represent the larger population very well.
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    Re: The one bad thing about Basenotes...

    It's the same with reviews for anything, you have to filter out alot of things. I've seen movies that critics loved and I hated, and movies the critics panned but I loved. It's just a natural part of...
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    Re: I just won a bottle of Euphoria for men

    It's out?
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    Re: This must be stopped!!

    That actually sounds good...especially if Cat Deeley is the face of the perfume! :-[

    Now I want some blue cheese.
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    Re: Fragance for a Bestman

    I agree that you shouldn't upstage the groom (or bride) so find out what he's wearing. If he's wearing nothing, well, you might be stuck with nothing too.
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    I'm going to drop this off before I go to work in a few minutes, but I was showing a customer Perry Ellis 360 for women and as I sprayed it on a card some got on my hand. I've never felt more sick in...
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    Re: There's a new Demeter Play-Doh cologne!

    Am I the only one who isn't a fan of the smell of Play-doh? I can't imagine wearing anything that has that odor to it.
  81. Re: The scents that are so good that you save them

    At the risk of being cliche, I'd have to say DK Fuel and Hombre de Flores Polianthes Tuberosa by Fresh. I only have small decants of both and use them very very rarely.
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    Re: 2nd empty of 2006

    Well...I'm not going to convince you otherwise.

    I've yet to finish a bottle since the beginning of 2005 and I only have about 6 fragrances!
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    Re: Your thoughts on Aramis (1965)

    If you want to wear Aramis, you have do it the right way. First, you can only buy the cologne splashes, because those are the only ones you can guarantee the formula hasn't been changed. Also, these...
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    Re: Someone save me..please...

    I think I would die if I spilled the No. 5 sample I have. The stuff makes me feel sick as it is, I can't imagine my apartment reeking of it.
  85. Re: Mother's day perfume in the same vein as "No.

    I'd definately get her No 5 or one of the body products (as there quite a few). Perhaps the body cream, or the elixer would be a good way to go.
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    Re: Who is at the age of 20-25??

    In fragrances, age is largely an illusion. This arguement will become as ridiculous as the "men wearing women fragrances" if we don't watch out.

    Instead of putting an age group on a fragrance just...
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    Re: Tag body spray.....

    If you want to know what Tag/Axe smell like, just shove your nose in a box of Bounce. A $5 bottle of "fragrance" isn't worth it, to me, but if you like the smell of detergents then have at...
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    Re: Who is at the age of 20-25??

    I'm 20 and I like Gucci Rush. :-/
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    Re: Eau de parfum/Extreme versions

    For men? That will be largely a niche market, I would think, for still years to come. If you look at the fragrances for men available for EDP, it is rather sad in number simply because there isn't...
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    Re: Pheromones - A Joke Or What?

    This is an old argument around here, flaring up every so often. One side is for, one side against.

    Me? Never tried them but I imagine in theory they work. We produce our own pheromones, so this is...
  91. Re: What fragrance note is there not enough of ?

    This will make me seem like a freak (but then, what else is new), but I'd like to see cola used in a fragrance. Anytime I have Coke, I think of how nice it would be if it were in a fragrance somehow.
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    Re: Males Wearing Female Fragrances.

    One could suppose that this thread is also in violation of the rules, since we are inherently discussing woman's fragrances! ;)

    (To answer someone's question, Coco Chanel is my favorite...
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    Re: Males Wearing Female Fragrances.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/ReEvolutions/two_cents.gif

    I didn't even see this thread until now (not sure that happened), but to answer one of Renato's original questions: Yes, I will...
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    Re: Your Favourite Fragrance Ever?

    Coco Chanel by far.
  95. Thread: Chanel Reve

    by Informer
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    Re: Chanel Reve

    I'd tend to agree with this view. Chanel has had many mainstream scents in the past few years, so I imagine they plan to try and take back the boutique market. I think it would be wise to assume it...
  96. Thread: Chanel Reve

    by Informer
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    Chanel Reve

    Okay, so I tried to searh for this on the boards, but couldn't come up with any information, so before the vigilantes come, I at least tried, alright?

    Anyways, I'm curious if there's any...
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    None for me yet, but my fragrance fund is woefully low right now :'( I guess I can include near blind buys, eh?

    I bought Burberry Brit and loved it, though only tested it only once. I still love...
  98. Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    I'm about as far south of Canada as you can go and a blazer is a sportscoat to me. :-/
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    Re: Inspired by the "Dumbest thing I heard"

    Me: Can I help you sir?
    Dumb customer: Yeah, got anything the ladies like?
    Me: Um, anything you want to try?
    DC: Yeah, stuff that girls like. I heard they like Polo.
    Me: Sure, they like Polo...
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    Re: Probably the dumbest thing I ever heard

    Um, to most people that IS the difference. Do you really want a lecture of different alcohol contents in fragrances, because that's the difference most of the time, especially in department stores.
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