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    Re: Lanvin Avant Garde: So Good

    Wore this today for the first time and absolutely love it. I get the honey, tobacco, and something that smells like a waffle cone. Great stuff.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    I like your way of thinking. Lol. I've actually never smelled this one, but I've heard people speak highly of it. Always welcome a refreshing summer fragrance her in Florida.


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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Today I stumbled upon Issey Miyake Summer 2009 NIB in an auction and picked up 2 bottles for a really nice price. Might pass on the second bottle to the marketplace.


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  4. Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Double post.
  5. Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I heard a story about a homeless guy on the metro link train transit in St.Louis who would greet everyone in a Barry White voice ,"Good morning. I hope everyone has an outstanding day and God Bless."...
  6. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Damn. That's a serious collection. What's your most prized watch and banger?



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  7. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    I used to collect watches. Ball, Hamilton, Seiko Divers, etc.


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    Re: RSVP by Kennth Cole is back!

    I remember this smelling similar to Lucky No.6. I wound up keeping that one and ditching RSVP. Cool box though.


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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    Narcisso Rodriguez for me. It's the patchouli that does it.


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  10. Poll: Re: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum vs. Dior Homme Parfum

    I was highly disappointed by FP. Didn't bring enough to the table to warrant a purchase. DHP to my nose is like combining Sauvage Parfum, DH, and DHI. Also, it's pretty damn strong which can be...
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    why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    This and RL Polo were two fragrances that pretty much every guy wore in the 80s. Its smell was everywhere you went. High school , night clubs, grocery stores, family get togethers, dudes cars, you...
  12. Re: Would You Hate Me If I Said I Like Insurrection Pure More Than Aventus?

    I'm not a fan of it because I don't care for all the vanilla. What I do like is that it smells fresh and fruity.


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  13. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    If I don't spend it on fragrances I'll spend it on some other obsession. Fragrances are a very small slice of pie when it comes to my finances.


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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I would think they would discontinue flakers in the line such as L'Eau, L'Eau Boise, and Intense before the Original would be scrapped.


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    Re: Best Black XS

    They're all pretty similar, but I think Potion adds a little something to the Original Black XS that the others don't. A lot of it depends on what you think of the strawberry type opening of the...
  16. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    I own Pure Havane, Avant garde, and Burberry London which I would say are sweet. I used to own a ton of sweeter type fragrances, but in my climate they're hard to wear.


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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    I like the blacked out bottle, but I'm still hesitant to buy a bottle. I think it has more in common with DH than DHI, but it's somewhere in between these two. It does smell very feminine.


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  18. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I know Lush makes everything by hand. I don't think the blending is outstanding, but they smell like no other house which I'm assuming is a lot of natural ingredients used.


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  19. Re: Starting from how many sprays will make people get offended?

    I go with 3 to 4 sprays on most fragrances. Light ones I'll go 5 which is usually clothing. If it's really heavy or strong I go 3 max with one on my chest under clothing. If your at work or in close...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    You guys are taking this way too seriously. Lol. My point through this thread and David's negative rant on this fragrance was to decide for yourself if you like it. Don't believe me, then look at...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    He has a very negative view not only on the fragrance, but what this fragrance represents. He has threads stating many thoughts about this. I'm just warning people about his views which isn't rude or...
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    Re: Which paco rabbane xs is better?

    I'm a fan of Potion because it's a darker more masculine version of the original. Projection and longevity a great on my skin.


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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Anything he says about this fragrance or anything like it I would take with a grain of salt. Negative comments and opinions can be helpful at times, but there comes a point where you just have to...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Sounds like a Sunessence redo. They haven't made a decent summer fragrance yet, so I'm tempering my expectations.


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    Re: Creed Himalaya

    I found it to be a work scent only.


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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    It's $20 to $30 a bottle. It does get a lot f compliments, but is rather synthetic in the opening. Once it settles down its pretty enjoyable.


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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    Reading on Fragrantica one of the reviewers stated that Robin Thicke wore this fragrance.


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  28. The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    I like the subtle projection of The One personally. Smell wise it's just a nice ambery base with a bit of freshness. I get the tropical almost Malibu rum coconut, but unfortunately it fades too fast....
  29. Re: Prada Infusion d'homme vs. Gendarme Gendarme

    Prada Infusion d'homme is probably on of the most inoffensive and versatile scents you can wear. If you love fragrances that have a soapy vibe to them you'll love this one.


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    Re: Cacharel Nemo fan club

    It's a great fragrance and would probably do quite well in today's market. If you like the cardamom in La Nuit or a fan of La nuit you'll love this.


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  31. Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 2's projection and longevity better then some think it is??

    I've never had problems with GPH 2 projecting.


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  32. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Over : La Nuit D'Lhomme
    Under: The entire L'Erbolario line of products and The entire L'occitane line of products.


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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    My vote goes to Zino Davidoff. It's unique and complex with a $26 price tag. I love everything about it.


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  34. Made my first designer purchase in over 10 years

    This is one of the most deceiving fragrances for projection and longevity. I've gone through a 1.7 oz bottle and I've been guilty almost every time of over spraying . I've had people mention they've...
  35. Re: Is Azzaro PH the most related scent to Rive Gauche PH?

    I'm with Hednic on this. They do have some similarities, but APH has an old school vibe that's really heavy on the notes. RG comes out strong with the anise and patchouli which is where I get the...
  36. Re: Armani code, Armani code ice, Armani code sport?

    I still like the original the best. Sport is actually really nice and Sport Athlete is a more lemony version of Sport. I actually prefer Sport because it's a lot cheaper and easier to find.


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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    Gucci Pour Homme II is one I always come back to. Tea for Two smells nice, but extremely feminine to me.


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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    I haven't smelled Reveal, but I think the newest CK One Summer and Euphoria Gold are well worth the price. I like the direction that CK fragrances are going.


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    Re: Thoughts on Aqua Fahrenheit.

    I'm almost empty on my 125 ml bottle I bought almost 4 years ago. Will I purchase another bottle? Yep. I think what I enjoy the most about this is the grapefruit combined with the cucumber. It's very...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    My bottle also has a greenish tint to the juice. I remember you recommending this long before there was any hype at all. Matter of fact it was pretty much never discussed except by you and another...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    It's a skin scent on me, but I really think that's a positive for Amber Man. It's a well blended fragrance.


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  42. Re: Wonderful, Another Aventus Thread…….but Please Hear Me Out

    Another factor is that the amount the sprayer puts out. This could account for inconsistencies. I would bet that a lot of members are guilty of over spraying.
  43. Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    It's a very average release from Mugler.
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    My wife gave me a bottle of Burberry London and in return bought her Viva La Juicy Gold Couture. She loves it and I love it on her.
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    My experience with Creed has been just the opposite. They project very well, longevity is average to good, and there has only been a couple that I didn't care for. Your nose is a wreck if you didn't...
  46. Poll: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    I'm a big fan of Infusion d'homme which is the best smelling soapy fragrance I've tried. What's not to like about smelling clean.


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    It's almost time for a new bottle of...

    I'm almost out of DHS 2012 and Prada Infusion d'homme. I also have to buy another bottle of Burberry London for the holidays.


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    Re: M7 oud absolu

    It's not as potent as the vintage or 1st reform, but if you don't own either of those it's 100% worth owning a bottle of. The dry down in Absolu is like a caramel combined with a touch of incense.
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    Re: super sick!!! kokosicko!

    That's like asking if your stomach hurts after you eat an entire pizza and half a cake for dessert by yourself.


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    Re: Smelling fragrance is a skill.

    It's a skill that declines with age. My sense of smell and taste rapidly declined once I hit 37. Being a smoker didn't help. 3 years later and not one cigarette in 3 years helped. Another reason...
  51. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    It's Allure Homme at a bargain price. It doesn't have the cardamom blast of La Nuit. Instead it's a fresher lavender that is moderately sweet. It's a big complement getter, so if that's important to...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    I got a bottle of Grey Flannel one year. I'd say that was a pretty shitty Christmas.


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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    I absolutely love it and don't find it animalic at all. It's a really dark rose, with heavy sandalwood and vanilla. To my nose its a mix of Gucci Envy and Chanel Egoiste.


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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    It's a good everyday scent. Nothing exciting, but it serves the same purpose as DHS. I like the base more because it's very woody.


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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    It's a good everyday scent. Nothing exciting, but it serves the same purpose as DHS. I like the base more because it's very woody.


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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I have a bottle that looks green until you hold it up to the light. 100% legit bottle. In the light it has a light brown color. There's a lot of fragrances that alter the color of the juice. Dior...
  57. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    La Nuit is to cardamom as Gucci Envy is to ginger. I think to the average person it's unique because not many designer fragrances put it front and center. Cacharel Nemo is the first one that comes to...
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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    Another alternative is Mont Blanc Star Walker. It has the citron and ginger, but has more of a spicy/woody base with bamboo. I would give the nod to DHS over Burberry Sport, but DHS isn't the best...
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    Re: Stolen package

    This has happened to me several times. Call the USPS and tell them what happened. They will issue you a case number and start a trace. Every time it happened the packaged arrived the next day and the...
  60. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    I beg to differ. I think your comment sucks.


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    Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I can see the vanilla extract comparison because it has an almost earthy quality like vetiver. As far as sweetness goes I think he's confusing ISO E Super with vanilla.


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    Re: How are Jo Malone perfumes?

    They're overpriced with most projecting and lasting like your average EdC. They're great for layering if you don't mind spending 100 dollars plus for a primer.


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    Re: L'eau D'issey Summer 2013 vs 2014

    I've owned summer versions 2008 and 2010 which are all about the same and share a lot in common with the original. I've smelled 2012 and 2013 which had more in common with the sport version which is...
  64. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Dolce and Gabbana The One
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Issey Miyake Summer version
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    That is one extremely large herd. Make sure you wave before you get mowed over.


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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I hated it from the first wiff and I like violet leaf. It's like a mutated version of violet leaf that was made in a high school chemistry lab. Honestly, to me Grey Flannel is the epitome of dated...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    For summer:
    Dior Homme Sport
    Issey Miyake
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boise

    For every other month:

    M7
    Egoiste
    Pure Malt or Pure Havane
  68. Re: RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    I tested this alongside Halloween Man and it was no contest. Halloween Man is a big thumbs up and Polo Red is a big thumbs down for me.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    It's not a drastic change in performance, but it is reformulated from the original version. It's a subtle reformulation, but reformulated none the less.


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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I just recently purchased this special edition 2014 version and I'm impressed with the new reformulation. I wasn't expecting it to smell or perform different than the older formulation, but it does...
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    Re: Kiton Black... Amazing, yet not hyped.

    Try Cereus No.7. It's like a niche version of KB.


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  72. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I think the original is one of the best cold weather fragrances I've ever smelled. Would you say this one would be better suited for the warmer months or still a cooler weather fragrance?


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  73. Re: Is Molecule01 the most love or hate scent?

    The problem I have with it is the price. It's one note that can easily be made for under $30.


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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    This thread puts an entirely new spread or spin on Thanksgiving. I'll make sure I buy 2 cans of whipped cream just in case.






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  75. Re: Abercrombie Fierce clone: Sunrise or Legend?

    Sunrise started out strong on my skin and seemed to fake quicker than MB Legend. I agree with what the other 2 gentlemen said about it smelling more like Fierce in the dry down. It's a nice Fierce...
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    Ok Charlie Brown.


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  77. Re: Sean John Unforgivable Vs. Creed Millesime Imperial

    Get a sample of MI. If you love it then buy a bottle. I wouldn't bother with Unforgiving.


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    Re: Had to move my bottles...

    Better safe than sorry.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks for the update Hednic. I was going to go down to Sephora and Macy's to see if they had this, but you just saved me a trip.
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    Re: Mercedes Benz Sport

    Mercedes Benz for men has a lot of violet leaf which is where I think it gets compared to Fahrenheit. I does smell similar, but not enough to not purchase actual Fahrenheit. Never smelled the intense...
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    Re: What is the best ginger based fragrance?

    I love the smooth ginger note combined with the Iris in DHS 2012.


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    Re: Best Fragrance with mint scent ?

    Cartier Roadster - a really nice comforting mint with Vetiver backing it up.

    L'Eau d'Issey Sport Mint - an effervescent mint. Doesn't last long, but it's nice.

    Menthe Fraiche - Great mint note...
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    Re: Just discovered "the scent of peace"

    I like the fragrance personally, but I do see a resemblance in the opening. This is also the second fragrance from Bond that has some similarities to Aventus. The first one was a blatant copy. SOP is...
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    Re: Blind Buy Hits and Misses

    I probably have blind bought 80% or more of my fragrances. I'll limit it to 3 from each.

    Misses: Musc Ravageur, LIDGE, and TF Azure Lime.

    Hits: Dior Homme Sport, Zino Davidoff, and Aventus when...
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    not enough...

    Sounds like you got a fever and the only prescription is more fragrance. Welcome to the club and enjoy the journey.


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    Re: Just discovered "the scent of peace"

    Bond no.9 is notorious for copying fragrances from other houses. As far as being snobby they're basically in the same price range as Creed.


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    Re: Does anyone else miss fragrance ignorance?

    No, I don't miss it. I've smelled thousands of fragrances and still love AdG, Issey Miyake, D&G The One, Dior Homme Sport, etc.. I agree with what Colin said about making better purchases with your...
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    Samba Skin is the best one I've smelled. Great cheapie. Samba Ice is also a nice effervescent summer fragrance.


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    Re: The Fragrance Industry

    The YouTube community probably gets a lot more attention from the fragrance industry if I had to take a guess. It's on every device, has a massive user base, and is very accessible. The user base...
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    Jaguar fragrances are really cheap smelling. Ferrari has some decent ones that are good buys if you can find them on the cheap. Porsche has a sport version that is good. Hummer H2 is a great...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Dior Homme Eau has a cleaner Iris note which I like better. As far as the overall fragrance Dior Homme is a masterpiece as a formal fragrance. DHE is really a casual version of DH without crossing...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    This first thing that comes to mind is expensive. Not far behind that is extremely over rated.


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  93. What's a fair price on vintage express reserve? 3.4 and 1.7?

    $30 is probably fair considering it's hard to get. Personally I'd go for a bottle of Michael by Michael Kors or Dirty English.


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  94. Re: Does Al Rehab Silver Really Smell Like Silver Mountain Water????

    Choco Musk is a nice little diamond in the rough if you like vanilla and chocolate. Al Rehab Silver is a little known gem that is really close to SMW. I'd recommend buying the 30ml spray bottles if...
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    Cereus No.7 is a better version of Kiton Black and its dirt cheap. Anyone that likes the Kiton line should give it a sniff.


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  96. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    For the reasons that some stated about the ink accord is why I prefer the much less expensive Al Rehab Silver. The black currant in SMW has a skanky piss smell to it that really doesn't set well with...
  97. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I like Intense better than the original, but would pay the extra money and buy a bottle of LADDM or Lubin Idole. Intense reminds me of Mauboussin M Generation.
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    Re: Designer Sport and Aquatic.

    Another vote for Dior Homme Sport. One that I was pleasantly surprised with is Mont Blanc Star Walker which reminds me of DHS.


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    Re: Bond no.9 Bleecker Street, discuss...,

    It smells very similar to Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I liked it the first time I smelled it.


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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I had to stop using the Axe body washes due to complaints. I work in a fragrance free environment and despite the fact I've worn A*men, Pure Malt, and others, the Axe body washes almost always...
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