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    Shakespearean scents!

    Have you guys seen this? I haven't been on this forum for a while now but I had to post what a friend of mine recently pointed out. Since acting and fragrance collecting are two of my main hobbies,...
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    Good non-alcohol based fragrance products?

    So I have a friend who is allergic to perfume (yea, I know, why am I friends with her?). I think it has something to do with the basic components of alcohol based perfumes. Anyway, other than the...
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    Re: Rose frags, your thoughts

    Other than Zino Davidoff I can't stand any other rose scent I get. Both Egoiste and Ungaro III are unpleasant to my knows because of their rose accords. I believe it's too feminine in a certain...
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    Re: Poor man's Jaipur Homme ?

    I guess I just thought you always bought retail or something haha. anyway, RR sounds interesting since Jaipur does seem a bit heavy if not worn in the dead of winter so a lighter version with a...
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    Re: What is this note? (Answer: Juniper Berry!)

    Juniper berries? Really? I can't stand the stuff. Though, I swear I've had gin from something like that big plastic bottle before. It probably costs the same amount as well. In addition, I abhor...
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    Re: Poor man's Jaipur Homme ?

    I don't think Jaipur is expensive enough to have a counterpart called a "poor man's (blank)". I mean, if you said Unforgivable was a poor man's MI, that would've been legit (albeit commonly known). ...
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    Re: how can people liek versace dreamer?

    Yea, that crap reeks of tar and aspartame. Can't stand the stuff.

    The Dreamer on other hand is interesting, but really loud and may come off as obnoxious at first but if you wait around and get...
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    Re: Your Favourite Cheap Fragrances

    Well, other than some of the bargains I can get here on the forums, I, like cookesoul, enjoy Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge a lot for something 10-15 bucks at scentiments. Pretty much Le Male with mint and...
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    Re: New Gucci by Gucci pour homme

    Fantastic... I'm a sucker for Gucci scents and seeing how things are still quality after Tom Ford left (GPH II was pretty wicked) I'm pumped for this release. Is it available anywhere else other...
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    Re: Eternity: bad because it's too popular?

    I agree with almost everyone here. Eternity's popularity as waned enough that it wouldn't really be called "popular" anymore. In addition, it's a fantastic pure mean, green and clean scent that I...
  11. Re: Rock Band Shirts: Betcha' didn't see this coming!

    It really depends on who the "older crowd" is. How old are they? If they're under 30 and hipsters then they may appreciate your attire however I doubt anyone over 30 would think of you as anything...
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    Re: The Great Rive Gauche Blaspheme

    Omg it does!!! All those damn Halloween decorations and shit like that. Now I know what that weird smell is that makes me dislike this fragrance (I was briefly traumatized as a child by Halloween...
  13. Re: Thierry Mugler - Pulling the Men's Line from Stores?

    I think if they marketed Cologne as a masculine or feminine scent exclusively, they would've had much more success. For some reason I feel like people shy away from unisex fragrances. I have no...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial by Creed

    I would say this is definitely a unisex scent. I am a big fan of this fragrance and would also grow weak at the knees if I came across a lovely young woman wearing this.

    unisex. no, YOU need...
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    Re: The Mayo Clinic says...

    Well you know, I like to live on the edge. ;P

    Also, the Mayo Clinic isn't that renowned for its research, but more on its primary care. Still, this reminds me of that Burr article about natural...
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Dans Tes Bras Notes & Info

    Amazing, I don't think I object to any one of those notes... This one sounds fantastic on paper, but we'll have to wait for a verdict in October. I might have to schedule a visit to the city then...
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    Re: Gucci Envy - Green a bit "kack"?

    hmm, i'm sorry to see this happen but I doubt I'll ever sell my bottle or need another bottle for a while...

    why did they make it more blue? It seems to have turned from a pale, green with hints...
  18. Re: Which fragrances do you HATE when you put them on but LOVE them when they drydown

    Although I somewhat enjoy the smell of Juniper (at least it smells much better than it tastes), The Dreamer's opening IS a bit too eager. I'm always afraid people will walk into my room and catch me...
  19. Thread: M7 Fresh

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    Re: M7 Fresh

    a bit too much? you could kill someone with that scent if the weather gets above 80.
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    Basenotes has...

    -made people question my heterosexuality (I guess the fact that I don't dress like a hobo also factors in)
    -made me spend too much money on material items
    -made me buy enough...
  21. Thread: M7 Fresh

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    Re: M7 Fresh

    I'd say go for it because:

    1) you like the original and most people who love the original like the fresh as well (like me).
    2) it's in high demand so you can always trade or re-sell it here on...
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    Re: recommendations for a JPG Le Male fan?

    I would further recommend Jaipur and also add Jacomo Rouge. It's about 10-15 bucks a pop and smells like Le Male with a mint twist that's highly enjoyable. A great everyday scent.
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    Re: Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne

    Yea, I used to work at Dillard's and we had only 2 bottles of the stuff left. Tuscany seemed to be in short supply as well since we weren't receiving any shipments. I hated the entire Aramis line...
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    Re: How much have I made you spend?

    Around $700? Hey, if people can sue McDonald's for making them fat, I believe a lawsuit against Basenotes could be justified as well...

    But that would mean this site would close down... hmm,...
  25. Re: Terminator 2 was the best Sequel ever! Any scents that acheived same feet? :)

    I agree with the X-men II but GF II, although a good film, is nothing compared to the original.

    In terms of scents, M7 Fresh and Allure Sport are fantastic sporty/fresh takes of their prequels. ...
  26. Thread: Honey Scents

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    Re: Honey Scents

    I would like to second the shout outs for L'eau d'Hiver and Bois d'Argent. Both of them have a distinct honey scent and are equally amazing. The Dior is definitely more masculine but a man could...
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    Re: First Fragrance - for an 18 year old

    In the end, remember that both of you should like it. If either one of you dislikes the fragrance you're about to purchase, it's never going to be worn.

    Also, I support GPH II. It's a great...
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    Re: I'm getting married! What scent do I wear?

    Congratulations!

    I'd say ask your wife-to-be. I mean, the whole day is practically for her so might as well.
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    Re: live jazz but without the mint?

    Yea, that coriander is a little overpowering sometimes...

    Jazz I'm afraid is not that similar to Live Jazz at all. Just as recordings of Jazz is nothing like a live combo blaring in front of you....
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    Re: Your favourite Creed for summer/going out

    I'm utterly confused why no one has mentioned Himalaya yet. I love that scent and it's designer counterpart (XS) though I do admit the Creed add's an extra kick that Paco Rabanne just doesn't have....
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    Re: The BIG list of online stores - your input needed!

    yes, I agree. They are very good and I may have heard a rumor somewhere that they supply a lot of scentiments items. Maybe that's just a rumor but their fragrances are usually the cheapest.
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    Re: let us find a king

    I twelveth or whatever the number is now...
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    Re: Best sweet/fruity scents for summer?

    If you're brave enough (or a huge fan of diddy), I would check out Unforgivable. The multi-platinum is better to my nose but you be the judge. Of course there's always MI but that's sorta niche.
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    Re: Creed MI vs. SMW

    In some respects SMW is really similar to MI. At least in the top notes, I thought that SMW smelled exactly like a combination of MI and Himalaya. After the dry-down however, SMW went downhill for...
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    Re: Nemo or Antaeus?

    Since it's being discontinued, Nemo. Also, it's an awesome scent. I get dried fruit, woods, and a bit of incense with this one and it is quite delicious.
  36. Re: Spring/summer recs needed... but with grapefruit

    Live Jazz does have grapefruit in there but the mint is more apparent.

    Givenchy pour homme (red) has an extremely prominent grapefruit note though. I mean, if that's what you're looking for. The...
  37. Re: L'eau D'Issey - suitable for daily highschool wear?

    Yea, high schoolers love this stuff (especially asians actually...) so it should be a safe bet. As Anthony mentioned though, XS is much better.
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    Re: Question for Body Kouros owners

    Yea, I think that's what happened to me. I was never in love with it per se but I think I swapped it because I just got bored with the scent. That's also with rotation so I don't know if that would...
  39. Re: Arpege PH or John Varvatos JV Men (original)

    Arpege was too effing sweet without much development. JV is much much better. except, it doesnt last terribly long on me.
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    Re: Héritage and Égoïste

    I would say Heritage would be a good alternative for BdP and even though I didn't like Egoiste that much, Zino has a nice rose note in there too along with the patchouli and woods. hope that helps...
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    I write a weekly fragrance column for my school paper and 1 week I had an experience I just had to mention in it:

    http://cornellsun.com/node/25990

    "While diligently cramming at the library one...
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    Re: Scent for hookah bar?

    I really think that it depends on the flavor of hookah you are doing. What's your favorite flavor?
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    Re: Which is your favorite suit style?

    Single breasted, no vents (or what my friends used to joke about as "easy access"), 3 button (slimming), short (must have for people under 5'8"), sloping shoulders (to match mine) and usually a...
  44. Re: Can a Perfume Change How People Perceive You?

    On one hand it is true that people may have previous associations with different types of fragrances and because of that initial perception further apply the various characteristics you may display...
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    Re: if you could only buy at "sephora"

    Sephora's selection is actually pretty top notch compared with a lot of department stores. They carry Fresh, Comptoir Sud Pacifique and I think maybe even Acqua di Parma? Don't quote me on the last...
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    Re: Is this the new Gucci pour homme packing?

    That's a damn good fake though... if it is a fake.

    I don't know, they may have changed the packaging? The color of the liquid does look green in that picture but that may be the lighting... ...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II review:

    I actually enjoy this as well. Though quite different from the original (which I love), it is still an awesome scent. It's so unique, that's what I love about it. It's not stuffy but it can sure...
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    Re: Concern about my Bois Du Portugal

    yea, that's real then. BdP is basically Heritage but much much better. Not that Heritage isnt amazing, but just comparatively.
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    Re: Asian Men: Your Favorite Fragrance?

    hahahaha yea, im in college too and i know people who'd so do that. when Starcraft 2 comes out, you could probably start bottling that shit and calling it niche.
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    Re: Asian Men: Your Favorite Fragrance?

    I like orientals the best ironically. Jaipur, Allure, Bois du Portugal, Opium, etc. There's probably a reason for that.
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    Re: fresh, flowery, long lasting male fragrance

    L'eau d'Hiver. It's a really long lasting yet light and airy. It's a little feminine but it's divine. Insense's nice too. If you want to have a headache for about 8 hours.
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    Re: Safe blind buys?

    oh no, many of those fragrances I love to death... and a few of them I hate as well (I'm looking at you A*Men). but as far as blind buys go, many of the best scents are controversial, making them...
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    Re: Safe blind buys?

    Guerlain -- Vetiver (not safe)
    Guerlain -- Heritage (not safe)
    Yves Saint Laurent -- Body Kouros (kinda safe)
    Bvlgari Extreme (not safe)
    Boucheron -- Jaipur (safe)
    Paloma Picasso -- Minotaure...
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    Re: High-End Designer Stuff Cheap

    yea, it would help if there were more places other than ebay to look for stuff. shopping on ebay just gives me a headache unless i know exactly what I want.
  55. Re: John Varvatos' longevity - 1 last question !! :D

    Yea, i am also disappointed by the longevity/sillage of such a nice scent like john varvatos. i get maybe 3-4 hours and the sillage after an hour is nothing like the initial blast.

    shame. it's...
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    Re: Are prices of niche getting out of hand?

    i wouldn't say so. I don't really buy that many niche because it's just too much for a simple college student. And it would please me if the prices for niches went down. However, the prices aren't...
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    Re: Gucci PH (2003) versus Azzaro Visit

    Gucci for sure. The Visit has this weird sour note to it that I just find annoying sometimes. Visit isn't bad but Gucci pour Homme is much better.
  58. Re: Versace's The Dreamer and Guerlain's Vetiver

    i actually dont detect much tobacco in vetiver at all and i cant link vetiver with dreamer at all really.

    thought, dreamer is fan-freakin-tastic. pipe tobacco without the nicotine.
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    yea, quebec french sounds weird...

    anyway, back to the original question, saying portugal in an english fashion just doesnt fit with the "bois du"
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    Poll: Re: Which one is the best?

    ohhh, same here. except, i lean towards heritage. I love both to death but Heritage is more... interesting? jaipur is more versatile but it sacrifices that ommph for versatility.
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    Re: Very well written article.

    quite an article. I am a subscriber to AdBusters actually (it seems canadians and the brits are the only guys who possess good journalism these days). I can't wait until this issue comes and I can...
  62. Re: The Quintessential French Fragrance (pour homme)

    I has to be something from Guerlain. Vetiver comes to mind but I much prefer Heritage.
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    Re: Scents with Sandalwood

    Allure (>Egoiste)

    : - p
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    Poll: Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Heritage is where it's at. CLASS
  65. Re: Which fragrances do you refuse to give up, but never wear??

    right now i dont really have any but every now and then I realize. wow, I really don't wear this like ever. Maybe I should trade it.....
  66. Re: Interviews: Gendarme, Mugler Cologne, Demeter Laundromat, or nothing?

    i'd say a spritz of Mugler or nothing. Mugler smells enough like a very good soap so a small spritz of that should be perfect.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Kenneth Cole RSVP

    RSVP is like a experimental film. I'm guessing it was made as a response to the massive amounts of "fresh" fragrances (like Reaction) and it's a kickback to the old school classic powerhouse...
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    Re: Yves-Rocher Eryo

    It lasts for a while. It's a very very VERY interesting Oriental. I like it, but am also slightly creeped out by it. I don't know why but it's strange.

    but to answer your question, yes, it...
  69. Re: Recommend some new colognes for a college kid please

    D&G PH. The original, not that AdG smell-a-like bullshit. Inoffensive and has depth and sophistication too.

    Jaipur is also a winner when it comes to the ladies. Not as in they will instantly...
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme-A cold weather scent?

    definitely yes. I don't see why it doesn't work during winter but in the warmer months I just don't feel good wearing it. It's like wearing a great peacoat during April, it just doesn't feel...
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    hmm, i agree with a lot of these. I also disagree with some, especially Gucci Pour Homme II, which I actually liked a lot. Not as much as the original but I loved the innovative take on the "fresh"...
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    Re: Another Basenotes convention?

    NYC anyone?
  73. Thread: Bois D`Argent

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    Re: Bois D`Argent

    It's very nice indeed. I tried it for the first time today and I love it. I don't love it enough to shell out that kind of money though. But still, it's quite good.

    Oh, it also reminds me of...
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    Re: What do your friends smell like?

    my guy friends? AXE.

    my girl friends? well, one of my girl friends wears and collects male frags and loves D&G PH. the others wear sweet stuff I guess. Oh, and another wears Annick Goutal. ...
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    Re: Bright scent for cold seasons

    If you like anything heavenly and floral, try L'eau d'Hiver by Malle. It's perfect for winter (hence the name) and it is so feminine it becomes chic masculine.
  76. Re: If someone likes YSL M7 what other fragrances are good?

    The closest association would probably be Gucci Pour Homme. Great stuff, really. It's woodier and sharper than M7 but they share the same vein of fragrances.
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    Re: Fragance for Son

    Allure Sport seems like the best combination. It's "fresh" so that will make his scent popular as judged by his 8th grade peers (I've heard 8th grade is not what it used to be). It's also made by a...
  78. Thread: Rochas Lui

    by Redcomet
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    Re: Rochas Lui

    Rochas Lui is alright. I was somewhat disappointed when I finally smelled it because everyone seemed to rave about how great a hidden gem Rochas Lui is. It is linear and one-dimensional since I...
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    Re: CREED --- Bois Du Portugal

    Ah, my all-time favorite scent!

    PdN is nothing compared to BdP and Heritage, do not be fooled! The Guerlain is much more similar to the great Creed.

    Heritage has very good longevity but it...
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    Re: Estimate the cost of your wardrobe!

    I'd say under $1k. The thing is I just started college and I just ordered about $150+ worth of cologne the past week and am planning on getting a bottle of multi-platinum at the mall soon. But I am...
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    Re: Time for another Scent Synchronization Day?

    M7, Envy, Gucci pour Homme all sound like appropriate fall scents. G2 however, I am not a big fan of.
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    Poll: Re: What to Wear to a LOUD Rock Show

    I wouldn't say TdH simply because it smells a little too refined for such a venue. I would go with one of the other 2.
  83. Thread: Men's Vogue

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    Re: Men's Vogue

    It's alright. I dunno, I flipped through one of them during work one time. I didn't like it as much as GQ (which I prefer over Esquire as well). So... yea, that's about it. Though, I think...
  84. Re: Polo explorer...double black's evil step brother

    It's more similar to Black I think. Well, Black and Double black are similar in some aspects too I guess. But anyway, it's like black without the leather and double black without the coffee. Add a...
  85. Re: Fall is coming...which fragrances you put out??

    Finally, the cooler months! Hmm, does my entire wardrobe count?

    anyway...

    ZINO
    NEMO (ryhmes and awesome fragrances)
    Heritage
    Allure
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Envy
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    Re: Help with Creeds...

    BdP for winter is a sure fire win and MI is good for the summer. Himilaya is really really good too but if you havn't tried it, buying a Creed blind may not be the best idea...
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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    I'm new to the jean market. see, I hated jeans until I finally bought a pair for aesthetic purposes. I still prefer my khakis but damn do these look good with the right button down shirt. It was a...
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    Mirea by Molinard

    Does anyone know about this fragrance? A friend of mine really liked the fragrance when she smelled it in france but refrained from buying it there. Do they sell it anywhere in the states? If not,...
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    Re: egoiste vs. jaipur

    Jaipur. It's much more masculine than Egoiste and I have gotten quite the compliments from lady friends.
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    Re: KC Reaction - I don't get it

    Well, a few things:

    I did enjoy the RSVP since it wasn't a fresh scent and that surprised me since KC seemed to have sold out hardcore with the fresh Reaction (which, isn't terribly bad).

    And...
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    Re: College-age scents

    I second Vera Wang for Men. It's fruity like Unforgivable. It doesnt last terribly long on me though...
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    Re: Sick of All These Overpriced Scents

    yes, Ava luxe does make a lot of male oriented scents and you can order samples from her website (which I did). Some notable ones that I liked include cafe noir, film noir, kama.
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    Re: Is "The Dreamer" so bad?

    of course not!

    but then again, that's me. if I had a twin, which I don't, he might think otherwise. u love it or u hate it. that's the only way you can sum it up.
  94. Re: An Inexpensive Men's Scent that should be more expensive

    Ava Luxe's entire collection

    oh, and the Creed smell-a-likes like Heritage, XS, MI, etc I guess.
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    Re: Sick of All These Overpriced Scents

    I dunno, I think Creeds and L'artisans are around a decent price range for niche scents. I figure somewhere around a hundred dollars isn't unbearable if you like them that much. But when you get to...
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    Re: Need help from those who own Armani MANIA

    It's not bad, but it doesn't last on me that well. It's better than AdG (although that may not be saying much...) but I think Code's still better (but not by much). It was a gift so I figure... eh,...
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    Re: Smells Expensive but Isn't

    ah yes, PH should be added onto the Gucci list too if you're talking about class. Smells very expensive yet I bought a gift set of the stuff for $25. I love Marshalls...
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    Re: Boucheron's Jaipur Vs Givenchy's Pi

    Jaipur for sure! that even rhymes!

    but yea, it's a smooth and sweet oriental with a little bit of spice and great development vs. straight vanilla. now, straight vanilla is nice, but I'll take...
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    Re: Isn't Geir overrated?

    heeheehee, he said sternum /\ jkjk

    Anyway, i do agree that although I liked Geir, it doesn't deserve the godly praise that it receives. However, I do have to disagree with you in the longevity...
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    Re: Similar to Minotaure (Paloma Picasso)

    Diesel ++ isnt terribly similar to Minotaure (other than the citrus and i guess maybe the creaminess of the Diesel). The Diesel also smells really synthetic during the opening especially. Still not...
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