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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    Don't kid yourself. This "paper" you are planning is nothing like a thesis for a MS/PhD...It's not even like a thesis for a BS...Your HS idea of what a "paper" is is nothing like what they are...
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    Re: Fake bottle received!

    Don't feel bad for him cuz you think he was just trying to get rid of it...Even if that is the truth, there is nothing acceptable about that...Knowingly wronging other people for his own benefit is...
  3. Thread: n00b

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    Re: n00b

    Wow, i must be missing something here that made that guy so mad...


    Btw, Kenny, please take your sedatives for the day or at least explain wtf you are talking about.
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    Re: I need help

    To the original poster: Please ask the person next time and let us all know what it was...i'm very curious now!
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    Re: I need help

    I'd bet it's either D&G pour Homme or whatever the name of the popular A&F one is...

    I'd bet more on A&F though since i detect more leather in that one.
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    Re: using different colognes?

    Yeah...I'm sorta torn between the two myself.

    I know how powerful it can be to be associated with a particular scent...

    But it's just so much fun to have many colognes and try new ones.

    So,...
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    Re: Billy Jealousy #1

    Sorry, but that sounds like advertising if i've ever heard it...

    If you aren't advertising, i recommend you stop solely watching infomercials for your contact with the outside world as your...
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    Re: Would it be out of line?

    Honestly, i'd say it's because they are the most available higher priced house. It's a common occurance that the most accessible of what is seen as "exclusive" is very popular. For example, that is...
  9. Re: Boxing up the drobe... see you guys down the r

    Good luck Indie. I am going through a really rough time in my life right now at the moment as well, so i know how you feel. You just gotta keep your chin up and keep on going man, that's one thing...
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    Re: What IS it about Chanel?

    I know what you mean...It took me awhile to like Allure, a good decent while to like Platinum Egoiste, Pour Monsieur...But i think very highly of all of them now...

    It's funny, i did like Allure...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio

    You know, i bet if it wasn't so popular and it was in a L'artisan bottle it would be the most beloved fragrance on this board....
  12. Re: will scent evaporate from the spray nozzel

    Liquids will evaporate whether they are sitting in the sun or not...

    I get squeemish thinking about leaving any of my fragrances out without the cap on...Lots of things i deal with need the cap...
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    Re: Can't detect Egoiste Platinum

    I know everyone's sense of smell is different, but i just find some of this too odd.

    On me, Platinum Egoiste is my only fragrance that i constantly smell on myself all day until i take a shower....
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    Re: What would Ron Burgundy wear?

    I'd put my money on pheromones in some form as my first guess, but other than that...

    -maybe a super strong Attar of some type
    -maybe a fragrance consisting of only musk and civet for an "animal...
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    Re: Trying A*Men again

    Personally, i don't think you should have to make yourself like a fragrance...I mean sure, give it a good few test runs, but if it isn't working then move on. Just because lots of people like A*men...
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    Re: New Kouros experience

    You're missing the point. I wasn't making the thread just to say i don't like Kouros, that's not it at all...that would be pointless...for every person that hates a fragrance there is one that likes...
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    Re: Vera Wang for men.

    I like the topnotes and especially like the drydown. I just wish the drydown had more output/sillage. Then again i don't think it's supposed to be a heavy hitter like Opium...But still it'd be nice...
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    Re: New Kouros experience

    Edit: Was responding to the rude first post...
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    New Kouros experience

    Ok, i don't know if anyone has heard me talk about Kouros in the past or not...But i'll be the first to admit that i just didn't like it. My old description of Kouros was that it smelled like a...
  20. Re: Summer Research Dealing with Olfaction

    Interesting idea...I'm currently doing research myself (not on smell though)...
    Another thing to look into is that if you work on the research in the lab or whatever during the school semester you...
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    Re: ONYX by Azzaro

    It's pretty decent (not as bad as most here make it out to be). I think it'd go well with a very fashionable suit, but that's about it.
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    Re: Can't detect Egoiste Platinum

    To me (and i think most people) Platinum Egoiste has very good sillage and packs quite a punch...Dunno what's going on.
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    Re: The current top 5 I smell everywhere

    In Wisconsin:

    1. A&F...I dunno which one, the one that the whole store smells strongly of from the second you walk in. If i have to go to one more party to smell this one on so many guys and see...
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    Re: Best scent for the groom for a wedding?

    Amen (not the fragrance) to that. I couldn't have said it better myself. That is so true, and it's something i've learned that hard way; after numerous experiences just like that. Actually i'm in a...
  25. Re: Sean John's unforgivable ad. what do u think?

    Yeah, and Coke II was successful because everyone talked about it too, right?
  26. Re: Sean John's unforgivable ad. what do u think?

    Lol sandrift, i didn't mean to be nasty or ornery, i just meant to make a joke hehe.
  27. Re: Sean John's unforgivable ad. what do u think?

    Yeah...they'd all have looks on their faces like they crapped themselves...

    Haha, sorry, but to me Kouros conveys only the image of an old man in a nursing home who has soiled himself and has been...
  28. Re: Sean John's unforgivable ad. what do u think?

    If you showed me that picture with the quote "unforgivable"....
    I'd honestly think it was about pdiddy not being able to get it up as the unforgivable act. I mean look at it...the girls look bored...
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    Re: New: Daytona 500 by Elizabeth Arden

    It's weird...here in the USA, Nascar is not seen as similar to other motorsports. It's sorta seen as it's own thing (well those stupid truck races are sorta grouped with it). It's basically seen that...
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    Re: Chemistry of Perfumery

    Well, that is true...

    But what i think he's talking about is that some of the ingredients are more volatile than others...The more volatile ones evaporate faster and therefore develop and then...
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    Re: New: Esteban scent trio.

    I know the commercial you are talking about The Bark, haha, it's a good one.
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    Re: New: Esteban scent trio.

    You don't know who Esteban is????? Haha, jk, he's a pretty sweet guitar player. He plays with his fingers mostly instead of a pick so he can play individual strings better than with a pick. He is...
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    Re: Paris Hilton for men....

    I'm pretty sure he's talking about the MEN'S version of Paris Hilton and is just embarrassed because it has her name on it.

    I think one person thought he was talking about wearing the women's...
  34. Re: Fragrances that Killers from movies might wear

    Funny you bring up Hannibal with the recent "movie fragrance" thread still around. I say it's funny because in Hannibal the Dr. sends a scented envelope and the FBI uses expert noses to identify that...
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    Re: sampling without intent to purchase

    I have thought about maybe testing with no intent to buy is bad...but then i realized that it is the THE DEPT. STORES' OWN FAULT i don't buy there...If they offer reasonable prices then i'll buy...
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    Re: A female version of Boss Bottled?

    haha, i know, i'm just kidding about that.

    It reminded me of how i used to do things like that when i was younger...back before i learned the ways of this world, each lesson learned the hard...
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    Re: A female version of Boss Bottled?

    she has you wrapped around her finger...haha
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    Re: Trick to make sillage last longer

    Sounds ok...but i don't think i want to look like a doof walking around with a cut out piece of cardboard peaking out from my shirt pocket...
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    Re: Little known Creed facts

    Lol i like telling people that are pissing me off that they may die a roundhouse kick related death...
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    Re: Three Lousy Blinds

    Suprisingly, i know quite a few girls who actually like Adidas Moves on a guy...
  41. Re: Sean John’s first Unforgivable fragrance with

    Lol yeah, wtf...is he trying to say olfactory but said oil factory? Someone in the business would know better....
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    Re: My Himalaya Fake or gone bad?

    Lol, you cut drugs, not fragrances. I think it'd be pretty hard to open the original bottle, "cut" it, then somehow reseal it and restore it to prestine never been used condition...
  43. Re: Recieved my Dolce PH which I bought blind - YE

    I can best describe D&G PH as smelling like rotting warmth...The stuff actually makes me a little bit nauseous...But it's not the worste fragrance i've smelled, haha.
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    Re: Deodorants.

    I personally use an antiperspirant instead of a deodorant/antibacterial deodorant because i don't like wet armpits. *I can't stand the feel and i can't stand my clothes getting wet with armpit sweat....
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    Re: Winter Cologne Suggestion?

    I'll give another recommendation for Opium, but it also strikes me as a fragrance for dressing up. Even though it is winter, i wouldn't recommend wearing Opium around in jeans and a sweatshirt...
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    Re: the most powerful sillage

    Opium and then Plantinum Egoiste are the two most powerful in my collection.
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    Re: Deodorants.

    Yep, it was just a rumor/myth that the aluminum antiperspirants caused cancer/problems because they blocked pores.

    Armpit sweating isn't a primary means of getting rid of toxins ::)
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    Re: What's Benzoin?

    Ah, i see. I was sorta wondering what you would use benzoin for in a hs chem class. The only thing i could think of was maybe if you were touching on organic chemistry you would have it as an example...
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    Re: Fragrance for "Private" Area?

    Wow, learn something new every day i guess (FDS, lol).
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    Re: Shopping Spree

    I hate chrome!
  51. Re: L'instant, Egoiste or Chrome for job interview

    Oh no, most everyone here likes Chrome, i am just one of the minority that does not i guess.
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    Re: Best Workout Scent

    I thought i remember reading on here that bacteria on the skin (from sweat, whatever) interacts with fragrances and makes them smell bad. My personal experience backs this up...anytime someone has...
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    Re: ENNIS AND JACK

    FCUK Him

    ..Sorry, couldn't resist, haha.
  54. Re: L'instant, Egoiste or Chrome for job interview

    I know just smelling clean is very important. I remember in an employment skills class (don't ask, this was in hs) one of the rules for job interviews was not to wear cologne, and if you must, then...
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    Re: What's Benzoin?

    Are you sure you didn't use benzene (not benzoin) in your hs chem class? Benzene is a commonly studied chem while benzoin is not; i can't imagine a hs chem class studying benzoin over benzene. Not to...
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    Re: ENNIS AND JACK

    Are you talking about the chars in that brokeback mountain movie?
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    Re: How to pronounce Guerlain

    I agree with Dante (for the most part). In french "er" sounds like he is saying. The last part should end in a nasal "ah(n)" type sound i believe...I'm not an expert or anything, i just took a few...
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    Re: Quattro vs. Mach vs Razor Guard

    I can't comment on the razor guard...but i can comment on the quattro vs. mach 3. In my experience the quattro gets clogged with hair and it is extremely difficult to get the hair stuck between the...
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    Re: Fresh Cut Grass?

    To me, the fresh topnote in Pal Zileri smells like fresh cut grass a bit.
  60. Re: Is Bulgari Black the Ultimate Piece of Sh!T?

    The reason Bvlgari uses "v" instead of "u" is that the latin alphabet had no "u", they used "V" for both "v" and "u". Hmm, i hope that makes sense, it's hard to word but i hope you know what i mean....
  61. Re: Why such big bottles? *50 and 100ml? *

    There's a good solution to your problem, buy decants from fellow basenoters.
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    Re: Movieheroes, which scent?

    Brad Pitt in fight club: L'anarchiste
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    Re: Just purchased Rive Gauche

    Ah, what i was saying is that Nordstroms and Macy's ALWAYS sell their fragrances at the retail price. TJ maxx does have decent deals on fragrances, but their selection usually consists of about 10-15...
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    Re: Just purchased Rive Gauche

    I don't think we find too many cheap deals at Nordstrom's or Macy's :P
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    Re: Male cologne?... [n00b alert]

    Hmm, to be honest, i dunno if i'd go with the Abercrombie Fierce. Whenever someone is wearing it i sorta laugh in my head at them for not being any more original than wanting to smell like an...
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    Re: The AXE effect!

    Hmm, i dunno if that was supposed to be a shot at me or what?

    Anyway, if i offended you i'm sorry. I didn't mean any disrepect to curvy women, i was just stating my preferences and observations....
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    Re: The AXE effect!

    Hey, i prefer the supermodel thin type!
    Luscious breasts are only ok if they have something to hold them...Once they are let loose they sag; if they are real anyway. Curvy girls don't look as good...
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    Re: An Interview with Agatha Brown

    In her interview she says that all of her fragrances are eau de parfum, but if you go to her website the men's fragrances are actually eau de toilette...
  69. Re: Agatha Brown Samples Available Again Male & Fe

    Hmm, while looking at her site i saw a contradiction to what she said in the Basenotes interview. In the interview she said:



    But if you go to her website and look at the mens fragrances, they...
  70. Re: Annoying Experience at Sak's 5th Avenue Store

    I know exactly how you feel. There is a Boston Store in the mall near where i live (Boston Store is owned by Saks incase you didn't know) and i get the same treatment. The annoying people come up to...
  71. Thread: Onyx

    by RockyMaivia
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    Re: Onyx

    I can tell you that to my nose it smells NOTHING like Drakkar. Drakkar to me smells of one certain synthetic unique note/accord. To my nose, Onyx starts off pretty harsh as some had said, with some...
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    Re: Need Tips- Fragrances For Your Home?

    If you want, you can make your own candles. Lots of sites sell oils that are made to imitate designer fragrances which you can use for whatever you want (making soap, candles, etc). I've never had...
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    Re: Funny cologne compliment

    Lol, if you are the boss then obviously none of your employees are going to tell you that you put on, oh about 10 times too much!

    I thought about it, and if my BOSS asked me if he had too much...
  74. Thread: Onyx

    by RockyMaivia
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    Re: Onyx

    I don't smell cough syrup...I smell a somewhat fresh opening with a dry woodsy drydown...
  75. Thread: Onyx

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    Re: Onyx

    I think it's pretty decent. Nothing earth shattering, but it's nice.
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    Re: Vinegar versus Soap?

    Sorry, i'm not quite all with it right now...What iam getting from this thread is that you are tring to determine if vinegar or soap works better to wash your face and not give wrinkles right?

    I...
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    Re: Scents for LOTR characters...

    I was thinking about it, and i think Geir would fit Aragorn best...His travels through mountains and everything.

    I dunno about Kouros for Gandalf...he's not your average nursing home residing...
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    ST Dupont Signature discontinued

    I have been wondering awhile if Signature was discontinued, and sad to say it, but i have received an email from them confirming that Signature is discontinued.

    Does anyone know of any good sites...
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    Re: infusion/distillation make my own oil???

    I'll agree with that... :P
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    Re: Scents for LOTR characters...

    Hmm, wow this is an interesting one that i never would have thought of lol.

    Aragorn: *Something woody but discreet
    Legolas: *Something floral and luxurious
    Gimli: *Something very strong and...
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    Re: infusion/distillation make my own oil???

    Not to get into this argument, but...

    All of your descriptions of the effects of nicotine in your second post on the subject are correct, but none of them make it a neurotoxin. To my knowledge...
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    Re: Luca Turin's blog is down

    Yes, i've read many of Naed Nitram's reviews prior to my question; they were what made me curious. So basically all the "Baron de Charlus" is is a person who reviewed some fragrances in a very...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    I really like Gucci PH but the cedar note is too strong in it. Is there a cedar note in CdG 2 man, and if so is the note not as strong as in Gucci PH?
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    Re: Eau de parfums pour homme

    You don't have to brag...lol jk.
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    Re: Luca Turin's blog is down

    Ok, it hurts to do this as i'm sure it'll expose my noob-ness, but who in the world is this "Baron de Charlus"?
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    Re: Eau de parfums pour homme

    Hmm, i have been looking for the L'instant and S.T. Dupont Signature in Eau de Parfum and i haven't been successful in finding them, does anyone know where i can find them?
  87. Re: love GUCCI and A*men help me pick a few more

    I'll second the Opium (i like both the EdT and EdP).
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    Re: Most Tested Frag?

    Wow, as i was reading your post i was thinking in my mind i knew exactly what you meant and the fragrance that i was thinking of was Platinum Egoiste too! I love it, but it's just so potent that i...
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    Re: Who's your favourite designer?

    Pal Zileri

    Express
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    Re: He's doing it again.

    Hmm, the problem isn't that his dad likes cologne and is just trying his sons', his father is STEALING his sons' property. I don't care what it is, colgone, stamps, food, money, it doesn't matter, if...
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    Re: Newbie question, not in FAQ

    I think love at first sniff or whatever is ok...

    But i think the number one best way to find what you like (and to get into fragrances) is to just try A LOT of different fragrances. That way you...
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    Re: Why do we use Mach 3 turbo?

    I use the Mach 3 (not the vibrating one) simply because they sent me a free one and i tried it and it was way better than anything else i had used. I recently tried one of the popular 4 blade ones...
  93. Re: Who tha man? Style Icons Extraordinaire

    I think you are forgetting Brad Pitt (he looks cool in ANY style) and maybe George Clooney.
  94. Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    I need to know more about this subject (unfortunately for myself), but i do know that propecia works by decreasing the DHT in your body. DHT is a crucial male sex hormone and it probably isn't a good...
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    Re: Best Hair Grooming in a Movie?

    I'm going to go with Brad Pitt in Fight Club/any movie really. He's got great hair... what i wouldn't give to just have his hair (let alone the rest of his looks, lol).
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    Re: My Azzaro Chrome was delivered!!

    Hmm, i must smell Chrome different than everyone else. To me Chrome has little citrus and it is more floral and cloyingly sweet. As it is so sweet to my nose, i could see it being overdone pretty...
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    Re: The best fit in your hand...

    I'm going to go with the Armani (Black) Code as well for the best fit.

    For the worst i'm going to say Mont Blanc Individuel (even though i think the actual bottle design is actually quite good).
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    That may work in theory, but in practice 2 fragrances that one person thinks smell exactly alike, another person may think they smell totally different.

    I know some people think Desire smells like...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 January 2006

    Pal Zileri
  100. Re: Burberry yet again redesign their signature sc

    Funny you mention that Leopoldo...

    It brings back a memory i have of being in Boston Store a couple months ago. There were a couple of white boys that were as ghetto poser as you can imagine (big...
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