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    Fresh Hombre de Flores range

    Does anyobdy own these/have experience of them? There's a set on ebay UK at moment. Not seen any knocking about before and wondered if they are worth bidding on...The reviews seem generally positive...
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    Penhaligons & J.E.Atkinsons

    Purchased a 4 set of Penhaligons minatures online called 'English Classics'. To be honest I was expecting Hammam Bouquet, Blenheim Bouquet etc. It actually contained the following four earlier launch...
  3. Thread: KenzoAir

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    Re: KenzoAir

    Tried the Intense version today..very good!
  4. Thread: Nicole Farhi

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    Nicole Farhi

    "Nicole Farhi Introduces Fragrance Duo
    By Brid Costello

    LONDON [ch8212] Nicole Farhi has turned her nose to fragrance for the first time.

    The U.K.-based fashion designer will introduce Nicole...
  5. Re: Agatha Brown Conquest and Jade Samples Availab

    I'm interested too please pm me with details. thanks
  6. Re: What's the oldest vintage in your wardrobe?

    Edwardian Bouquet (1901)
    Mouchoir de Monsiuer (1904)
    Crown Imperial (1905)
    Crown Town and Country (1925)
    Dunhill for men (1934)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5 October

    Crown Imperial
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    Re: BEst perfume too attract females

    I'm no longer on the 'singles' market, bu my freind has had much the same results on Chic. The word doesn't seem to have spread yet, it's a slow burner, *but this one is destined to become a casanova...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4 October

    Sampled Vera Wang today....thoroughly dissapointed, washed it off. Unoriginal and unexciting...what the hells the hype all about?

    Now wearing Allure Sport..with a big smile. Chanel pure class in...
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    Christmas scents

    Well I know it's only October, so apologies for anyone who feels I'm being a tad premature, but well the xmas goodies are already popping up in the shops..so I'd like to know what's your favourite...
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    Re: SotD, Monday October 3

    MOUCHOIR DE MONSIUER
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    Re: The Winners - year by year - THE END

    I FOUND THIS VERY INTERESTING EXERCISE, AND THE RESULTS ARE INTERESTING, BUT ONLY UP TO ABOUT 1994. POST 1994 SO MANY QUALITY FRAGRANCES WERE LEFT OUT OF THE VOTING OPTIONSTHAT THE RESULTS ARE PRETTY...
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    Re: Your fragrances and your pets

    I only wear What about adam if I am going out, because it drives my cat nuts. Like catnip..weird.
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    Re: She said, "You smell wonderful!"

    This is a great. Still annoyed this was left out of the '2001' year vote in favour of a host of vastly inferior scents! :'(
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 28

    Today I tried out two new scents (well new to my collection anyway) YSL Rive Gauche on my left wrist and Escada Pour Homme on my right. The two scents share more than a few similarities both have...
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    Re: IF A WOMAN ASKS YOU

    Opium and clinique happy for women
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    Victoria's Secret Very Sexy

    Perhaps the U.S noters could help out with this one. These fragrances Very sexy 1 and 2 arn't available here in U.K, so would have to be mailed from U.S. Are they worth the bother and money? I've...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26 Sept

    Pi
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    Re: Help a newbie out

    I find the chocolate coffee syrup notes too much in both A*men and B*men. The first time I wore B*men I felt physically sick and desperately tried to scrub it off. However, I refused to give up on...
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    Re: I smell joop everywhere

    Joop has been bestseller in U.K and Oz for years. I don't think it's anything about it being discounted, I've never found it discounted, it's just very popular with females, which is why most regular...
  21. Thread: Year 2004

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    Re: Year 2004

    I accidently spilt a bottle of Burberry Brit this week and it has stunk my entire house out, everything reeks of it overpoweringly. Partner is furious. First time this has ever happened to me. Not...
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    Re: What's your fragrance that turns more heads!

    Versace Dreamer, CKbe, and Fahrenheit all got me great comments and turned heads in past.

    Last 6 months, Aramis Life, Armani Night, and Creed Silver Mountain Water have all had this effect. SMW I...
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    Re: Hombre de Flores Polianthes Tuberosa

    I recently got hold of a 100ml bottle of the Hombre de Flores Narcissus but still searching for the Polianthes Tuberose.
  24. Thread: Dunhill

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    Dunhill

    Got a set of dunhill miniatures this week, consisting of dunhill desire (2000) Dunhill Edition (1984), and Dunhill original (1934) which I've been looking for for ages. The Desire was frankly sickly...
  25. Thread: Year 2003

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    Re: Year 2003

    Purple Label, with the possible exception of Safari, I personally think is the best Ralph Lauren Fragrance and it gets my vote for 2003.
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    In the thread 'What scent led you to Basenotes' many were actually honest enough to admit it was a google search for precisely that question 'what get's guys laid etc'. But a huge number have since...
  27. Thread: Year 2001

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    Re: Year 2001

    Out of interest am I the only one who would have voted for Michael? Beats the pants of Mugler cologne IMHO.
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    Re: What do your Partners hate?

    What About Adam Joop, and Hermes Eau de Mervielles.
  29. Thread: Year 2001

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    Re: Year 2001

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121094.html

    Micheal for Men is far and away the stand out and most original scent of 2001, just read the rave reviews in directory, one of my top twenty fragrances of...
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    D'Orsay Le Dandy vs J Peterman 1903

    I'm after adding something a bit manly and distinguished to my collection. I have Micheal Kors, and love it, but it is a bit too heavy on the tobacco for some occasions and the dry down sometimes...
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    Re: Most popular colognes in Japan

    Why are Bulgari so popular in Japan? Three of the top five places that's some acheivement. Compared to the European and American top ten lists though (full of Boss and Cool Water!) it must be said...
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    Re: Dunhill Blend 30

    It's not 'ultra' rare.. does occasionaly pop up on ebay. There was a large 200ml bottle unopened sold about 2 weeks ago for around $20 dollars. Was tempted to bid, but you never really know with...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 September 2005

    Oscar de le Rente, Oscar Edt and Shaving balm
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    Re: Candies EDT, any good?

    I prefer it to Curve myself, Yes very VERY sweet sugary and Watermelony, and probably very much for the 18-25 crowd, not sophisticated in the slightest but a good fun cologne, certainly not...
  35. Thread: Am I a Snob?

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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    ah bless...lol
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    Re: Upcoming fragrances

    I always wonder when for example I see a bottle of JHL, Chromatics or Havana commanding huge prices on ebay, why companies such as Aramis don't produce these as 'special order items' available direct...
  37. Thread: Am I a Snob?

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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    The new Buberry Brit, great fragrance though it is, does have the plaid trademark pattern in overdrive, so sadly is also fast becoming the ultimate chav accesory. Not that I have anything against...
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    Re: Upcoming fragrances

    Best seller(Top 10) / Europe in 2003(Men)

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    Hugo Hugo Boss 1995

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    Fahrenheit Christian Dior 1988

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    Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier 1995
  39. Thread: Am I a Snob?

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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    Wow. You might not like the scent but the brand is hardly low life. *No life no job no prospect types aren't shelling out a $1K on a blazer or $650 on a cashmere sweater. * [/quote]

    My freind you...
  40. Thread: Am I a Snob?

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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    I think CKbe is a great fragrance, the white musk throughout just makes it unique for a unisex fragrance, I can't think of anything even remotely like it.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Joop...

    I would rather get naked and EARP on myself as to wear JOOP!

    I received a bottle once from someone very near and dear to me. I SUFFERED through every single drop. NASTY NASTY NASTY! SICKENING! ...
  42. Thread: Am I a Snob?

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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    I'm not sure if you are aware of this, you no doubt are as there are other U.K basenoters aplenty, but here the burberry label is synonymous with the lowest classes and so called chav' culture. Just...
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    Re: versace dreamer

    The Dreamer is the one and only scent I'm currently banned from wearing by my other half. I swear to you on a stack of bibles I actually get women throwing themselves at me whilst wearing this, women...
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    Re: SotD Labor Day Sept 5

    Creed SMW....slowly growing on me, worn it twice this week already.
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    Re: Year 1999 - To continue

    I went for two for fist time as well, Pi and Casual Friday. Havn't tried Yang yet though...
  46. Thread: Fragrance Map

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    Re: Fragrance Map

    Thank you Col, sending Pm now
  47. Thread: Fragrance Map

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    Fragrance Map

    On the temporary board a few months back somebody posted a fragrance map, showing how different fragrances related to each other and which catogary they fall into, oriental, Acquatic etc. It was very...
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    Re: SotD Saturday Sept 3

    Laguna...sorry guys but I'm not joining the fan club on this one. Recieved my bottle today, looks lovely, but sadly the fragrance didn't match it. My expectations were great, but to me it just...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2 September

    Wore Polo Blue during the day and have now applied Joop Jump before going out for the night! Never worn it out before but smells pleasant enough...better than it's big brother Joop Homme by miles.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Joop...

    Critobal is much richer and less sickly sweet. Joop always reminds me off melted sticky sugary syrup..cristobal does not.
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    Re: Recent purchases

    Laguna Homme 3.4 0z
    Hombre de Flores Narcissus 3.4.0z
    Therry Mugler cologne 0.4 oz
    Delon Shogun 3.4 oz
    Nino Cerutti pour homme 1 oz
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    PHAROS by Delon

    Has anyone had any experience with this? I like some of the notes, others I'm unsure of, has no wirte ups in the directory so just looking for more info if anyone has any, thanks.
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    Re: issey miyake vs clinique happy

    I recently bougth Joop 'What about Adam'. Partner hated it, but my cat went absolutely crazy for it, virtually attacked me, licking the spot on my arm where I'd sprayed it like a feline possesed!...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels

    Interestingly enough I discovered this fragrance in the most unexpected way when I spotted a bottle amongst my mothers perfumes and assorted toiletries during a random visit! She'd been given it as a...
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    Re: The current "I smell it everywhere"

    I got my Curve a week ago, but i do not get whats the hype about it, I got it because of all the postive reviews. but it does not smell that good and i don't know maybe its my bottle but to me it...
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    Re: Can we talk about....your favourite fragance

    Romeo gigli. It's so funky and charasmatic. Not a fragrances I'd ever 'fall in love' with head over heels, but then what is love anyway except a breif infatuation, doomed to burn brightly but then...
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    Re: 1995 - Ten years ago

    I'm too baffled why Bulgari is the runaway winner. Not so great for me, in fact I believe I found it irritating and washed off last time I wore...still ho hum taste is purely subjective I know!
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    Re: Nino Cerrutti Pour Homme

    Thanks for the info guys, looking foward to recieving this even more now. Just hope it's still good. Bottle is described as new and boxed but surely this fragrance has been discontinued for a while...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1 September

    Chanel Pour Monsieur, I dislike the citrus top notes but my is it worth it for the midnotes and the drydown..
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    Re: It came!! It came!! It came!! (Yang)

    Thanks for the info Ren. I quite like D&G Homme, the whole dry yet sweet thing, so that's kind of convinced me Yang would be more to my tastes then SMW was...just hope I get as lucky as you and...
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    Re: I ordered Kingdom blind!

    The original Kingdom is great, not the only 'female' scent in my collection, but my favourite and certainly the only one I wear outside proud not feeling my masculinity even slightly compromised!...
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    Re: The current "I smell it everywhere"

    I dislike ADG, but keep it in my collection anyway in case I'm ever unexpectedly single again any time soon ..though I totally fail to understand why the female of the species do seem strangely...
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    Re: Just won a bottle of Yang!!

    Please let us know if it is Ren. I recently got SMW and though I can appreciate it for the grand work of art it is, and full undertsand the deserving prasie heaped upon it, it was too light and...
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    Nino Cerrutti Pour Homme

    Scored a 25 ml bottle of this on ebay today for under a dollar! the notes looked intriguing the benzoin, citrus and mint mix, and the reviews here looked promising, so coupled with the fact it was...
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    Re: Cucumber & Liquorice

    I'm aware of that particular 'experiment' too, and wondered whether that had any impact on cucumber suddenly becoming more popular as a not at same time the study was concluded round 2003..i.e Polo...
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    Re: Cucumber & Liquorice

    Layer Polo Blue with Mémoire d'Homme?
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All purpose: CKBe, polo blue, Curve
    Power Play: SMW, Polo, Yatagan
    Romantic: Opium, Dreamer, Le Male
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    Re: Any good green tea fragrances?

    Elizabeth Arden does a fragrance 'spiced green tea' marketed for females though so probably also light and floral...http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211262.html
  69. Thread: Year 1992

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    Re: Year 1992

    Voted Nightflight...but then not have the pleasure of smelling the Creeds yet
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    Re: Curve for men

    Yeah I'll second that, Armani Black Code is absolutely everywhere here in U.K at moment, amongst a certain type of fragrance wearer it's evidently the new 'Joop'!
  71. Thread: Curve for men

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    Re: Curve for men

    Joop Homme is consistently the number one best seller here...not suprised either, common as muck, sweet sickly, smelt everywhere on a friday night. I guess Le Male also falls into that catogory..very...
  72. Thread: Curve for men

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    Re: Curve for men

    I agree, I don't think it smells like GIT either. *Personally, I love Curve. *It's a great cheapie in my book.[/quote]

    Wore it for the day and I like it, I had people keep on sniffin me because...
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    Re: Givenchy Blue Label

    I find it too similar to all the other 'blue' aquatic scents out there. Nothing too special in it, Bvlgari Aqua is better.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24 August

    Romeo gigli. Arrived today with my first Creed SMW. Decided to give the gigli a test drive first. Loved it, funky bottle, funky scent and something quintessentially Italian about it, really liked it....
  75. Thread: After Creed

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    Re: After Creed

    I've received my first Creed this morning, Silver Mountain Water. Nervous after reading this thread, is Creed really THAT good?....If I open it and smell it will I promptly want to thrown away my...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23 August

    Worth Pour Homme
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    Re: I can't buy just one !

    I have around 100 fragrances, purchased over last year. Thats an average two a week. Last week I purchased Three full size bottles Romeo Gigli, Ghost and What about Adam, and numerous samples. My...
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    Re: SOTD Monday August 22

    Givenchy Blue Label
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    Re: Patchouli colognes questions

    No I couldn't find the condescending parts either...which is why I think he just didn't like Madonna getting a slating....if it helps Asainwind I quite like her!
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    Re: Patchouli colognes questions

    Big Madonna fan obviously.....
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    Re: MUST HAVE SUMMER SCENTS: Signoricci

    Savers? I've never heard of it....they have an online site or anything, store locator? That's a great price and I want some!
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    Re: A couple of questions

    I also own the Fahrenheit balm, which does smell quite different from the EDT. Feels lovely on the skin when applied to...unfortunately mine sonly a 15 ml sample and will soon be gone :( Fahrenheit...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday August 21

    Today I wore Marc Jacobs. Love the smell out of the bottle, beautiful, but seems to fade on my skin in minutes...no staying power at all..shame.
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    Re: A couple of questions

    Had around 500 ebay transactions...been ripped off about 5 or 6 times. Annoying when it happens, but a 99% per cent succes rate is not to be sniffed at, especially considering the great prices and...
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    Re: Giving Creed to, well...CREED!

    Good write ups imaverick. Still awaiting my first bottle of Creed, SMW, in the post to me as we speak, with baited breath....
  86. Thread: Andron

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    Andron

    Jovan Andron, the infamous 'pheromone cologne' of the early eighties. Regularly see bottle of this sell for huge amounts on ebay, even with just a drop left in them..what's the deal with this stuff?...
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    Re: Laguna, CHEAP!!

    Thanks Col, guess thats still fairly cheap but works out around $30 dollars so nowhere near as good a deal as $12.99. I'm tempted by Laguna but in two minds, all the comments here seem to mention...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday August 20

    Trying Ck Crave out today..not so god awful as some make out...but not stand out, reminds me of toothpaste. Ok for day wear though I guess quite fresh and zingy.
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    Re: Laguna, CHEAP!!

    They don't ship to the U.K...too bad :( great price!
  90. Thread: Help Please

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    Re: Help Please

    Thanks for the help Marlen much appreciated
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    Help Please

    Does anybody know a website that gives sales figures for fragrances? Or failing that list of top selling fragrance by continent? Any help much appreciated. Thanks
  92. Re: Which one would I choose from this obscure gan

    John Varvatos is the distinguished gentleman hiding in that gang....buy the fellow and seperate him from the chaff at once!
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    Re: Best Armani fragrance...

    White is one of very few fragrances that produces allergic type reaction to me, tingling nose sneezing, so for that reason alone it's my least favourite Armani fragrance. Armani night he is probably...
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    Re: SotD, Friday August 19

    Envy and Kingdom.....I normally consider it a cardinal sin to mix scents, but felt in that kind of rebellious mood today....pleased with the results.
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    Re: Shipping question? HELP!

    I've had the same mail from the same seller... re the crown Sandringham link put up here....UK too.
  96. Thread: 1st post! Long

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    Re: 1st post! Long

    You have good taste! Dreamer is an atrocity layerd in anise, I truly hate it..


    Perhaps though it isn't case of good or bad....I don't espcially care for either D & G or Cool Water...especially...
  97. Thread: 1st post! Long

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    Re: 1st post! Long

    P.S I'm fairly young too..25. and belive me the dream IS the fragrance if your single and looking for attention from opposite sex. It may not be the finest smelling, certainly not my personal...
  98. Thread: 1st post! Long

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    Re: 1st post! Long

    I absolutely love the Dreamer, so unique and beautiful....it seems to be one of those fragrances though, you can't be indifferent, you either love or hate.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 August

    Boss Dark Blue..for first and last time!
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    Re: Those wardrobe ratings...

    1) Vile totally unwearable
    2) Ok wearable, but nothing amazing
    3) Pretty good
    4) Fantastic, great
    5) ...yet to find any fragrance I'd rate this high..but hope to one day
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