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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    I got a sample at NM in Houston, and I have to say that although I really like it, I'm not sure I'd pay the price for it. I think it is really well done, but I like Lumiere Noire just as much for a...
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I recently got samples of Havana, Spicebomb and Elixir de Mervielles as I'm looking for something new. Havana is the only one that I haven't been complimented on, but I find I really like it. My wife...
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    Re: Spicebomb is the BOMB and giveaway!

    If you decide on a second round, I think I'd be interested.
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    Re: Best Cologne in the 100-150 Range?

    Luimere Noire by MFK
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    Francis Kurkdjian in Houston?

    I was doing a little looking around at Neiman Marcus just looking around, and I stopped at the Maison Francis Kurkdjian counter. After talking with SA for a minute, he says that Francis Kurkdjian is...
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    Re: Moonshine Cologne

    Funny, I was just about to post something about this, since I saw it on CNN's HLN. I wonder how you get a product that kind of exposure. I do have to admit it made me curious, but not sure I want to...
  7. Re: What aspects of being a fragrance lover got you started or keeps you interested?

    I sort of fall in here. I've been interested in scents from an early age, and I've always wanted to smell good. At first I wanted to find a signature scent, but the realization that there are so many...
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    Re: College guys 18-23 years old. TOP 5 FRAGS

    1. Drakkar Noir
    2. Lagerfeld Classic
    3. Polo

    Well, that was my top 3 when I was 18-23. I'll let you guess how long ago that was.
  9. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    Of what I have, either Lumičre Noire or Kiehl's musk. I love Guerlain Vetiver, but it just doesn't seem to work as well in winter.
  10. Thread: Sprayer question

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    Re: Sprayer question

    Thanks, Reminiscent. We were thinking about doing something similar. Would a coffee filter work to keep the crystals out?
  11. Thread: Sprayer question

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    Sprayer question

    My wife bought a fragrance from l'Occitane that has glitter or something in it, and the first application clogged the sprayer. Anyone know where I can find a sprayer that's hefty enough to not clog?...
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    My wife mostly liked fresh scents, but I found her horizons broadened once I got her to sample more perfumes for her. Now I think what scents she likes on her and on me has expanded. The only problem...
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    Re: A Jawdropping Moment...

    If it doesn't get you dates, will they change the name to "Hard Up"?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Firehorse, what do you think of the other MFK frags?
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    Re: Why is Acqua Di Gio so popular??

    The smell, the brand, the price and the availability work together to make it tough to beat.
  16. Thread: Decision Time

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    Re: Decision Time

    100 ml. If you get tired of it, work a trade.
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    SoGent, think Paris Hilton
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    Re: What scent got you "hooked"?

    Avon's Wild Country. It was the mid-'70s, and I was 7 or 8. My mom started selling Avon, and I would smell Wild Country (then the best of the Avon bunch) and the others she had as samples. She got me...
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    Re: One Man Show vs Bogart pour Homme

    I did a blind buy of OMS and thought I'd wasted my money on the first spray. But I've grown to like it. It's not beautiful, but it is interesting, which I sometimes prefer. Just wait through the...
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    I just picked this up, and I'm still in love with it: Lumičre Noire pour Homme.

    And I try not to get too caught up in the occasional typo, but cracked me up. I think that movie's been made. :D
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    Re: First Neiman Experience

    Neiman Marcus in Houston has been good to me. I try to go on off-peak hours, and the SAs there mostly have been helpful and nice.
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    Re: Musk: What's your favorite?

    I have to say that I find Kiehl's as the most wearable. I would wear it anywhere. I do like Musc Ravageur, but there's something about it (the sweetness?) that just makes it tough for me to reach...
  23. Re: What to wear to a session w/ a rather hot personal trainer?

    Yeah, you'll probably want to shave (or wax) before the workout. But seriously, if you plan to do this, the lotion route sounds the best.
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    Re: What would Dexter wear?

    Certain Dri
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    Re: Fragrance for a young guy starting work?

    APOM and Lumiere Noire from Maison Francis Kurkdjian would both seem to fit the bill.
  26. Re: Dear God, is this turning into a Creed forum or something?

    I have to admit that when I first got on here, Creed was the first thing that got me out of Sephora and looking for higher end (or at least more expensive) frags for two reasons: It's relatively easy...
  27. Thread: I wouldn't dare!

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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    I had Salvador Dali PH, which I liked, but my wife hated, so I traded it. Knowing she didn't like it made it more difficult for me to enjoy.

    Now, for entirely different reasons, I only wear...
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    Re: Pick only 3! Year round..

    Everyday: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    Office: Lemičre Noire
    Night out: Kiehl's musk
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    Lumičre Noire by Francis Kurkdjian. I'm loving it.

    http://lenoma.ru/upload/iblock/de0/maison_francis_kurkdjian_lumiere_noire_pour_homme.jpg
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    Neiman Marcus scent event

    I went to Neiman Marcus to pick up a bottle of Lumiere Noire, and found out about their scent event that is going on right now. I figured I give y'all a rundown of the samples that I received.
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    Re: Help requested from the Gents....

    I am a little curious about what makes cologne wearing inappropriate for a child. I can see limiting what he owns or how much you let her wear, but to me telling a child not wear cologne is akin to...
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    Re: Today I bought - October

    Tuca Tuca is very nice.
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    Re: Luca Turin Help Please?

    I have the paperback version, and it is a great read. Definitely a helpful guide, as well.
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    Re: Today I bought - October

    I forgot to post this last week, but better late than never (it's still October).

    http://www.parfumi.net/catalog/images/Lolita_Lempicka_Au_Masculin_EDT_m.jpg
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    Re: Mint note: Roadster or Live Jazz?

    Another vote for Roadster.
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    Re: Tobacco in a Fragrance.

    I got a sample of Tobacco Vanille, and I thought it was good, but I think my wife likes it better for her.

    I think I'd like to find something with more of a tobacco smoke smell than the leaf....
  37. Re: AXE Presents: Scents That Turn Girls On - A Study

    Well, for starters, Houston doesn't have good barbecue. A lot of the famous places -- City Market in Luling, Smitty's in Lockhart and Cooper's in Llano, for example -- are closer to Austin and San...
  38. Thread: razor choices

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    Re: razor choices

    I also like the Hydro 5. I have two Merkurs, and I like them both, but I'm often in too much of a rush to use them (even though I prefer them).

    They just opened a V's barbershop in Houston, and I...
  39. Re: Is it worth buying Musc Ravageur if i already have.....

    Popo, just one or two sprays is all you need. I wore it once during a Texas summer day, and it really was overpowering, but it's starting to get cooler now, and you should be OK.
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    Re: Which to choose for a luxury cruise?

    I would say VIW for day.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Here's my Seiko:

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h58/BBRex/CIMG0540.jpg

    Now, I got it because I wanted an affordable automatic watch (this was less than $140 shipped), and it's been great,...
  42. Re: Deodorant - Too Strong and Overpowering Your SOTD

    Have you looked into Certain Dri?
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    Re: Suggestions for a fragrance for autumn/winter

    I will second Roadster.
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    Re: A Gift from Guerlain

    Sounds like a real treat!
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    Re: Creed GIT = Cool Water?

    Don't throw it in the trash -- send it to me. =)

    Really, here's the rub with what you're asking: If you ask someone who is familiar with Cool Water what does GIT smell like, they'll say Cool...
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    Re: Creed GIT = Cool Water?

    If you really want to get the most out of your scents, you'll try not to worry about what other people think (except when you decide how much to wear). If you know you're wearing GIT and someone says...
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I've never tried to "convert" anyone, but I'm glad to offer advice to people who are dissatisfied with the way they shave now. Some people aren't into taking the time or whatever, and that's fine...
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I really feel like I get a closer shave with less irritation using a brush, quality creams, and a DE blade. I used to try to do two or three passes with multiblade razors because of all the stubble...
  49. Thread: Lime

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    Re: Lime

    Is there any place to sample Montale Aoud Lime?
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    Re: Anyone try the new Burt's Bees Cologne?

    No, I haven't tried it. I looked online, and they're listing Bay Rum again, but it looks like they've changed the packaging.
    ...
  51. Thread: Serious Question

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    Re: Serious Question

    I don't want to downplay the risks of longterm exposure to chemicals that are known to be toxic, cause cancer or whatever, but if we're worried about toxins, you can find out about some toxins that...
  52. Re: Is the idea of a "signature fragrance" completely a thing of the past now?

    I started off looking for a signature fragrance, but found that looking and testing and finding new surprises was interesting. The journey was more fun than the prospect of reaching my destination....
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    Poll: Re: Hard choice to make . . .

    I don't think it's offensive, it's just that pointing it out makes you look silly (I'm straight, since you're keeping score).

    As for you choices, I would pick Issey Miyake. It's a rather safe...
  54. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for Men vs Creed Virgin Island Water

    I don't have Neiman Marcus close by, but I've been wanting a new summer scent, and had been tempted to buy the SS for a while now. However, my wife didn't seem to care for it much, so I waited. We...
  55. Re: Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur is it more for a man or woman???

    Personally, I like it. I think it is more about individual preference and what works for you than about male or female. I will say at first I wasn't sure about it, but have grown to love it. I should...
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    Re: Basenoters love wristwatches!

    Well, if you don't like Rolexes, you probably won't like my Seiko, either. It's a SKX031 that is very Rolex-y. But it is what I wanted -- a dive-style automatic watch that isn't too thick and that...
  57. Re: Creed Tabarome vs Vintage Tabarome - and EDTs, EDP's.

    Have you tried to get a decant from someone here?

    I recently bought Tabarome Millesime and really like it. Don't count it out until you've tried it.
  58. Re: I have a date that's 20 years in the making - what to wear?

    I would just wear something that makes you feel confident. She's married, and you haven't seen her for a while (sounds like), so go with something that that's not too sexy. Good luck and have fun.
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    Re: American shaving foams

    While I tend to agree with CoTHukoB on how to shave (love the DE, brush and creams), I have to say it takes me a bit longer to do. But to me it's worth it.

    If you want to try something to help...
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    Re: Jovan musk alternatives!!

    I'll third the Kiehl's suggestion. It's inexpensive (you can find it for $20 or so pretty easily), and for me it draws compliments.
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    Re: Shaving armpits, better?

    I use an old beard trimmer that I use to trim under my arms. I don't like to shave completely, but trimming back seems to help me out. I get wet marks under my arms pretty quickly, and deodorant...
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    Re: 80s/ vintage recommendations

    I've always been a fan of Lagerfeld (1978), but I haven't owned it in a while. It might be called Lagerfeld Classic or something like that now.
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    Re: People around you and their comments

    My wife doesn't like Guerlain Vetiver, and another female friend didn't like it much, either. But I like it and wear it, anyway, when I know they won't be around. I tell myself that many times I wear...
  64. Re: Recently got Guerlain's Vetiver and Creed's Tabarome Millesime

    To, me, no. i can smell a sense of soapiness sometimes, but the tobacco smell is deeper and seems to come on after about 30 minutes to an hour.
  65. Re: Recently got Guerlain's Vetiver and Creed's Tabarome Millesime

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely check them out.
  66. Recently got Guerlain's Vetiver and Creed's Tabarome Millesime

    and there seems to be a note (maybe tobacco?) that makes them feel related. Anybody else know what this might be? I think it's what I like about both of them, so I might try to look for others that...
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    Re: - Shown the door -

    I'm planning to let go of Salvador Dali Pour Homme. Personally, I like it, but my wife isn't a fan. I usually wear when she's not around, but there are plenty of fragrances I'd like to try, so I...
  68. Re: New members (

    I'm a student, so I've had to be a bit judicious in what I've bought.

    So far:
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Kiehl's Orginial Musk
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme

    I haven't been disappointed yet, and I've...
  69. Thread: Hurt Old Lady

    by BBRex
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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    Could the descriptions of "old lady" or "old man" sometimes be references to talcum powder and a kind of ignorance as to what it smells like? I seem to remember as a kid in the '70s that many...
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH - A Maligned Masterpiece

    I bought the set as well, and I really like it. But I then I got two other fragrances and a bunch of samples for Christmas, and so I haven't been using this much. I might have to use it today.
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    Re: Has this ever happened to anyone else?

    When I was looking for job in high school (in the '80s), I answered an ad looking for people to work part time and make big bucks. I wound up in a room with maybe 10 or 15 other mostly young people...
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    Re: What was your most complimented scent of 2006?

    Up until the last week, none. I bought Kiehl's Original Musk right around Christmas, and both my wife and a co-worker said they liked it. In fact, my co-worker complimented me on different days when...
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    I have to agree with you on this. I've heard my wife say bad things about musks in the past, but I bought a bottle of Kiehl's anyway, to wear when she's not around. She smelled it today and said she...
  74. Re: What? No, "What frags did you get for Christmas", thread yet?

    I got a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver and a 1.7 oz. bottle of Kiehl's OM. I'm very happy with both.
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    John,

    Those are some good points. I was just interested to see what they recommended for others after certain responses. I know what I said, and what they recommended. But what would they...
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    I took it about a week ago, but here's what I remember:

    1)Do you have any particular desire at the moment? (I don't remember)

    2)A perfume to do what? To feel confident and energized, but also...
  77. Thread: Frederic Malle

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    Re: Frederic Malle

    The e-mail signed was signed "Tiphaine" and she was very nice, but the "From" line on the e-mail said "contact." There was nothing indicating the e-mail from Frederic Malle until I opened it. Once I...
  78. Thread: Frederic Malle

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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I received an e-mail reply about a day after filling out the online questionnaire. The sender was called simply "contact" and the subject line said "RE: we will help you." I almost absent-mindedly...
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    Re: Good Service from Malle

    I received two samples yesterday, along with the note and the price list. Very nice. The samples I received were MR and Noir Epices. I plan to try MR today.
  80. Thread: Nantucket Briar

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    Re: Nantucket Briar

    I really like C&E's shaving creams more than anything else.
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    Re: Creed at a mall kiosk

    I got a similar line from the guy I talked to. That's part of the reason I was a little leery of buying it.
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    Creed at a mall kiosk

    I was out shopping today, and stopped at a perfume stand in the mall just to see what they had. I noticed three boxes with the Creed logo, so I had the seller pull them out. He had three 1 oz....
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    The only other thing I remember wearing that long ago was Lagerfeld Classic.
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you?

    I think that many people are unaware that niche frags even exist or at least what they are. When someone smells a $200 frag and says "My ex used to wear (mass market cologne)" it probably means they...
  85. Thread: Sephora trip

    by BBRex
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    Re: Sephora trip

    Just got back. Thanks for the suggestions.

    I tried L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme, Body Kouros, Burberry London, and John Varvatos Vintage among others, and came home with samples of Chanel...
  86. Thread: Sephora trip

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    Sephora trip

    I'm making a trip to Houston today, and plan to go by a Sephora while I'm there. What would be your top 5 for me to sample while I'm there?
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    Re: looking for opinions on wet/dry shavers

    You go there often enough, they'll get you hooked. I actually found out about about this site from someone over there. Great folks both places, for sure.

    The only electric that ever worked at all...
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    Re: looking for opinions on wet/dry shavers

    Joel,

    You know good and well they'll tell him to ditch the wet/dry shaver and get a Merkur double-edge razor and Derby blades (not that those are bad suggestions, they work well for me). Then you...
  89. Re: Fragrant gifts you will receive for Christmas?

    I'm pretty sure I'm getting Guerlain Vetiver, but I also might be getting a bunch samples from my sister who is working at the mall.
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    Sometimes I feel like scent black hole

    I try different scents, and they never seem to last or get noticed. But today, finally some notice. I'm wearing Salvador Dali Pour Homme, and while taking care of a co-worker's cats, they seemed to...
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    Re: What scent for the new James Bond?

    I seem to recall from the books that Bond seemed to like things British that were classic, but a little different and not right off the shelf, and perhaps a little older. I don't know exactly what...
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    Re: Many new fragrences at TJ Maxx!

    It's the best option in town for me. It's either that or go to mall and get too much "help" from a SA when I just want to see what's there. The nearest Sephora is two hours out of town. Plus, it's...
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    Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    To me, the words "well crafted" would imply that you have to consider craftmanship, as some have posted above.

    from Marczilla:


    To me, because perfumers create products for use, they are more...
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    I think if I were going to write a scholarly paper on a topic like this, I would look at gender issues, as someone above posted. I'm sure you could find plenty of stuff on advertising, marketing and...
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    Re: Scents that split the difference

    Sorry if this was a dumbass question. I'm still trying to figure out how things relate, and I thought this might give me some insite as to how certain scents might be alike or different.
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    Scents that split the difference

    I've seen some threads that compare Scent X with Scent Y, but what about scents that split the difference between two (or more) others, and why? Is there scent that's a middle ground between GIT and...
  97. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by BBRex
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I used to wear Ray-Ban, but the last pair I got kinda made me mad. The design of the frames guaranteed that the temples would scratch the lenses when stored. The glass lens, aviator style just...
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    Re: OMG!!! Burt's Bees Bay Rum = TOTAL SLEEPER!

    This is great stuff. I can't believe they quit making it. A lot of times organic, natural food-type stores carry it.
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    Re: Help, Tabaróme longevity problems!?Free sample

    I should probably look into a decant to explore this one a little more.
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    Re: Help, Tabaróme longevity problems!?Free sample

    I'm digging this up because of a similar problem/question. I got two samples of Creed at Neiman Marcus, one Tabarome and one GIT, and while they both smell great, they didn't last worth a squat on...
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