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  1. Re: Guerlain 2010 Reformulations - Shalimar (Jade Jagger bottle), Vetiver, Habit Rouge etc.

    Thanks Mimi Gardenia :) I know exactly how you feel about Mitsouko because I've been through it myself. Now I keep a large bottle of vintage Mitsouko but so fear to use it. Feels like nothing can...
  2. Re: Guerlain 2010 Reformulations - Shalimar (Jade Jagger bottle), Vetiver, Habit Rouge etc.

    Thanks for pointing me to your thread! I waited a long while for discussions to start on the new vetiver reformulation but it seemed like it was never going to..all the hype was about its new bottle....
  3. Re: Guerlain 2010 Reformulations - Shalimar (Jade Jagger bottle), Vetiver, Habit Rouge etc.

    Thanks george.lush, you really are too kind! I see that you've known Basenotes from its early days. I have stuck around and seen it in all its phases - not just the change in servers but the culture...
  4. Re: Guerlain 2010 Reformulations - Shalimar (Jade Jagger bottle), Vetiver, Habit Rouge etc.

    Glad to see a reply so soon! I think the first thing you'll notice in the new Vetiver is its more natural smelling topnotes (which made me pleasantly surprised at first). I thought it was a...
  5. Guerlain 2010 Reformulations - Shalimar (Jade Jagger bottle), Vetiver, Habit Rouge etc.

    My suspicions were first aroused last year when I bought a 30ml of Shalimar in the new Jade Jagger bottle. It didn't smell as dark as I remembered it (from as recent as the bat-bottle version before...
  6. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Habit Rouge has also been reformulated. The font for 'Guerlain' on the bottle sticker is now cursive like the repackaged Vetiver. The new Habit Rouge smells thinner and sharper to me. (I own the...
  7. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Yes, it's reformulated. I did a side by side comparison yesterday with the penultimate version (there were so many reformulations it gets hard to keep track!) This latest reformulation smells...
  8. Re: Hand of Buddha Citron - any know of any fragrance that contains this scent?

    Only one I know of is Agua de Sandalo by Adolfo Dominguez!
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    Re: A scent for a cynic

    Depending on how you take it, Grey Flannel is either warm and cosy, or bitingly caustic. To me, that is determined by whether you wear it with a smile.
  10. Re: Recommendations please! for: 1) spiritual/uplifting, 2) sensual/masculine, and 3) natural/health

    I was thinking, Mugler Cologne could well be a match to all three.
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    Re: Inspiration, recommendation of new fragrances

    There is no lack of reviews for Bvlgari pour Homme so I'm afraid I can't write anything original on it. Yes I do own both Bvgari pour homme and Bvlgari pour Homme Extreme, and familiar with Bvlgari...
  12. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    The notes remind me of L'eau D'issey pour Homme. Anyone else getting the same reference?
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    Re: Inspiration, recommendation of new fragrances

    I have a feeling you will like Bvlgari pour Homme.
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    Re: Do you find some fragrances too youthful to wear?

    I like smelling Hugo Dark Blue but it smells like what going-to-prom-highschoolers would wear. Also, aquatics (apart from a few masterfully crafted ones) give me the impression of college boys, first...
  15. Re: Best/favorite mass market fragrance in the past 5 years?

    Is Baldessarini Ambre considered mass market? If so, that would be my favourite along with Black XS (the REAL 'Light Blue pour Homme')!
  16. Re: If you had only $100 to spend on fragrance for a year, what would you get?

    Hehe..With a $100 budget, yours could be the most sensible suggestion yet!
  17. Re: If you had only $100 to spend on fragrance for a year, what would you get?

    L'Occitane's lavender EO is the officinalis variety too (best smelling variety to me), but it definitely has noticeably more depth and strength compared to other brands of officinalis EO. I suppose...
  18. Re: If you had only $100 to spend on fragrance for a year, what would you get?

    Since you mentioned essential oils, I'm going to suggest L'Occitane's 'A.O.C Lavender Essential Oil'. You can really tell the difference between this and ordinary lavender essential oils. It has...
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    Re: WTF!!!! Molecule 01

    All this talk about Iso E Super is making me very curious. I haven't been able to find Molecule 01, but it seems like KenzoAir is technically the next closest thing (ignore the anise and vetiver,...
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    Re: Caron's Pour Un Homme

    The first two times I tried it, it was all lavender. Sharp lavender that would not go away. I waited for the purported heavenly vanilla drydown but the lavender just stuck for hours, and then as...
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    Re: If I like Aramis Havana what else will I like?

    I find YSL Jazz similar to Havana. Not sure if anyone thinks the same way. I personally prefer Jazz.
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    Re: Aramis vs. Aramis Concentree

    Sorry for digging up an old thread.Texican mentioned in his Scotch whisky-ish thread that Aramis has been reformulated but I think more people should be informed that the old scent has not left us! ...
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    Re: What fragance would Dr House wear?

    Wilson on the other hand instinctively knows which scent pleases the most females and would eagerly pay the premium for a bottle of Green Irish Tweed or Millesimme Imperial.
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    Re: What fragance would Dr House wear?

    In all likelihood he probably mocks Wilson for wearing a fragrance to his dates, makes a few witty satirical remarks on social psychology, but then later steals a few sprays when he's all at home by...
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    Re: You're my favorite reviewer

    What a pleasant surprise! I never knew you knew I existed! I am much a lurker on most days but the oddity of your thread has caught my attention :D
    It just so happens that two and just two frags...
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    Re: Smell of a Fresh Cut Open Watermelon?

    Polo Blue does it well!
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    Re: Frag which smells like Fudge hair shaper?

    Yes, A*Men still doesn't come close enough. I had tried to find a fragrance like fudge to no avail. The closest thing I've found are caramel-vanilla scented candles. In my search, I also came across...
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    Re: Frag which smells like Fudge hair shaper?

    It's the smell of caramel. Like a real edible jar of caramel spread or caramel scented candles. I love how it smells too but the closest smelling fragrance I know of is A*Men. I hope someone here can...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    My subjective view is that Habit Rouge makes a good benchmark. If one looks upon perfumery as Art, one instinctively knows that 'best' is not possible, and certainly not desirable. It's as if saying:...
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    Re: Most disturbing video review of a cologne

    To me it seems as if he gets an earful from his wife every single day on his fragrance obsession, and one day found an avenue to get a tiny release from his repression by hiding in the toilet at...
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    Re: Cool Water is the best cologne ever.

    Stick around a bit, keep an open mind, and I am quite sure it's only a matter of time before you change your opinion. For starters, you might find that GIT trumps it.
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    Re: My apologies to Azzaro Homme...

    When I first tried it, I was immediately aware of its quality ambergris base. I now only own a miniature with these writings on its box - 'A dash of humour, a hint of defiance and a touch of...
  33. Thread: Fun scents?

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    Re: Fun scents?

    There are days that I don't want a scent that requires me to read deep into its structure to appreciate it's beauty, days when I don't want to live up to a character the scent supposedly portrays,...
  34. Re: Which notes in the pyramid will turn you off before even sniffing a fragrance?

    Grapefruit. To me it's one of those notes that sticks out and offends the nose. Many notes stick out too, but grapefruit is one nasty shrill bugger that never harmonises with anything, anything! Even...
  35. Re: Look at your beautiful collection. I'll let you keep 3. You have 1 minute. Choose.

    A question that has bugged me for the last 5 years. But I have made up my mind and quite sure of it, should I one day have to live by only 3 fragrances:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge...
  36. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Name two colognes you layer.

    I received Kenzo pour Homme as a gift and found it so severely underwhelming to the point I was going to dump it. But when I layered it 4711, it sprang to life.
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    Poll: Re: Do you smell a milk note in Paul Smith Story?

    I was prompted by your thread to give PS Story a wearing again. Now I think I can see where you got the milk note from. It's the creamy musk accord in its basenotes. But I appreciate a base like this...
  38. Thread: Agua de Sandalo

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    Re: Agua de Sandalo

    If it's a fresh sandalwood you seek, it would definitely please you. A sheen of sandalwood floating on a light fruity accord of a curious fruit called Buddha's Hand Citron with a hint of tangerine....
  39. Re: What is a good signature scent for college student?

    I'll go through the 3 choices you narrowed down to:

    Chrome lasts and lasts. It's also one of those fragrances that would please everyone (some may even find it has aphrodisiac qualities). It would...
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    Poll: Re: Do you smell a milk note in Paul Smith Story?

    Quite the opposite! It's almost effervescent to me. Maybe the bottle you tested was off, or a fake.
  41. Thread: String Theory..

    by Xen
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    Re: String Theory..

    That's where it gets messy (at least to me). There are various interpretations on this. The 'many worlds theory' says it effectively splits into planes of existence, each plane having only one...
  42. Thread: String Theory..

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    Re: String Theory..

    There are many classes of parallel universes. From my humble understanding, events occur in every possibility simultaneously, stemming from the fact that on the quantum level, particles exist in...
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    Re: Scent for a doctor-help

    You could pull off YSL M7 without anyone suspecting it's a fragrance you're wearing. They'd probably think you spilled some great smelling cough syrup on yourself.

    I'm studying Medicine and I'm...
  44. Thread: Burberry Weekend.

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    Re: Burberry Weekend.

    "probably the best burberry have to offer"

    Agreed. It's the one that got me interested in fragrances in the first place. And it smells just like what it is marketed to be - a relaxing weekend in...
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    Re: Chanel Eau De Cologne

    I think it's Guerlain Coriolan you're talking about. The Chanel's better imo.
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Noalick, is that the latest formulation of Mitsouko I see in your collection? How is it compared to previous formulations? I've been wanting to get a bottle of Mitsouko I can use without guilt (I...
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    Re: Just for fun...the SixCats! NON Niche challenge!

    Eau Sauvage
    Habit Rouge
    Havana
    :)
  48. Re: Foggy, rainy, fresh marine woods w/ maybe a hint of incense or sandalwood

    Sounds a lot like Kenzo pour Homme..
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    Re: Your Favorite Burberry

    Brit for men. I love it to bits... I don't get the new London...
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    Re: chanel PM , bitter notes?

    The note you're describing is almost definitely petitgrain imo. It smells faintly leathery.
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    I can't remember if I've posted on this thread before, but I really hate Boss in Motion. It stinks like a very bad case of BO!
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    Re: Which scents make you cranky?

    L'eau D'issey, Armani Code, John Varvatos put me in a cranky mood. I tried to like them but after a while I just have to wash it off.

    Le Male affects my mood in a certain way too.. It doesn't...
  53. Thread: Hauntings

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    Re: Hauntings

    I had the same experience with Chanel Pour Monsieur! It was on my mind for a whole year until I finally found a bottle and bought it instantly.
  54. Re: Smelled it again...that horrid, powdery sweet, marine men's cologne - what is it?

    Could be L'eau Bleue D'issey..
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    Re: Tricky notes played well

    Castoreum is used very well in Givenchy Gentleman. Castoreum is used well in Aramis.

    So far I haven't found a fragrance that played out grapefruit well..
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water or GIT?

    I think SMW would be great for that kind of weather. Btw, the last time I wore SMW, a man leaned over to have a good sniff while in the lift.. pretty freaky lol
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water or GIT?

    I had a hard time deciding between the two. Bought both in the end because both of them are just so good!
    SMW smells "beautiful". But it takes a while to fully appreciate it.
    GIT does the job...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    The two smelled almost identical when I first acquired GIT.
    Now they smell entirely different.. There's no saying which is "better" because they are basically different scents, but GIT is...
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    Re: A long lasting fresh scent?

    Azzaro Chrome for unbeatable longevity. Smells pretty boring though... Even harsh and synthetic after a while.
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    Re: Looking for a "sleeper" scent......

    I second Eau Sauvage. Paul Smith Story would work well too.
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    Re: Sick and tired of sillage letdowns!

    YSL has solutions to all your problems.
  62. Thread: Paul Smith Story

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    Re: Paul Smith Story

    Somehow Paul Smith Story reminds me of Bvlgari pour Homme Extreme..
  63. Thread: Kouros variations

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    Re: Kouros variations

    I the dirtiness of the original, and like mint, which variation should I get?
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    Re: How Cologne Wise Are You Guys???

    Yea...

    Anyway, M7 should be the thing you're looking for..
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    Re: Like Vanilla but not?

    I second Egoiste. You can try Burberry Brit too!
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    Re: How do you decide which colognes you buy?

    Spray it on a test card. If it's good after ten minutes, test on skin. Go home.

    If I miss/crave for the scent after a few days, I'll go back and make my purchase.
  67. Re: My Silver Mountain Water is real - but is it FUNKY?!

    Yup it's supposed to smell that way...
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    Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    That was fantastic! Merry Christmas to everyone!
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    Re: Fragance with Class

    Chanel Egoiste! I second Chanel pour Monsieur.
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    Re: Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    Patou pour Homme is worth hunting down. It's incredibly rich and complex unlike the plain, simplistic and boring frags we get nowadays..
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    Re: NEW: JPG Fleur du Male (and more from BPI).

    Erm..... Why are you guys having such high expectations on this one?
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    Re: The ultimate six-fragrance wardrobe

    Eau Sauvage
    Black XS
    GIT
    SMW
    Rive Gauche
    Egoiste
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    Re: Advice for a 17 year old guy

    I was thinking Rive Gauche...
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    Re: I fell in a mud puddle!!

    You get swamp?
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    Re: I fell in a mud puddle!!

    Where can I find the fragrance pyramid for it?
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    Re: I fell in a mud puddle!!

    Good for styling your hair too I presume?
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you? Version 2

    Well said! Can't agree more with everything you've pointed out =D
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you? Version 2

    Givenchy Gentleman does smell a lot like Clinique Aromatics Elixir.. which is marketed as a lady's fragrance. Thought it's more like Aromatics Elixir smelling masculine than Givenchy Gentleman...
  79. Thread: 4711 Ice

    by Xen
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    Re: 4711 Ice

    I love it more than the original. I bought the 400ml bottle after I finished up my 100ml bottle. I think 4711 ICE is more about the cooling sensation it gives on your skin rather than its scent which...
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    Has this ever happened to you? Version 2

    bren's thread inspired me to write this..

    Have you ever worn a male fragrance and have people asking you "Are you wearing a woman's perfume?!" with that disgusted/bewildered look as if you're...
  81. Re: Do you literally crave a fragrance so much you smell it?

    Sometimes a scent would just pop up in my imagination.. Then I'll frantically try to look for a fragrance that smells like that scent I had imagined before I forget.. I discovered Rive Gauche and...
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    Re: Need rec's for my 12yo nephew...

    I seriously can't imagine a 12 year old wearing anything else other than scents like cK One... He'll just have to wait.. It's fine for him to enjoy more mature fragrances but it just won't work on...
  83. Thread: 4711 is back

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    Re: 4711 is back

    I seriously think they should come up with a new version of the scent. It has lots of potential IMO... They should make it more minty like pasha and add in more notes to make it more complex. It...
  84. Thread: 4711 is back

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    Re: 4711 is back

    That's great news!!! And hopefully they'll improve on the formulation or create new versions. I enjoyed 4711 ICE more than the original. They also came up with a new 4711 ICE which is a blue juice...
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    Re: JPG's Le Male-Recommendations?

    Egoiste,Lanvin Arpege Homme, Dior Homme, Body Kouros

    I second Bvlgari Black
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    Re: Knock-off from Singapore

    I guess it's because when the people here purchase fragrances, they're buying into the brand, not so much for its smell. So they wouldn't buy a knock-off even if it smells very much like the original.
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    Re: Knock-off from Singapore

    I live in Singapore. Never seen them here before though.. Could it be that they're showing photos of the original but selling you the knock-off?
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    Re: AMen and Very Irresistible

    I think it's weird to smell of chocolates. As if you work in a candy store or you just went to a chocolate buffet. IMO it's ok to wear an avant-garde fragrance like Bvlgari Black.. people will just...
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    Re: Name a fragrance you own AND ...

    Burberry Week end
    Guerlain Herba Fresca
    Azzaro Pure Lavender

    I'm quite sure that they haven't been mentioned here for at least a month..
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    Re: Dominant vanilla notes in guys fragrance?

    It smells awfully fruity to me... Smells more like a fruity lollipop than creamy vanilla.
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    Re: Vitage Guerlain Colognes

    Grab the vintage Vetiver quick!
  92. Thread: Fiery!

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    Re: Fiery!

    M7!
  93. Re: What do you wear when you can't decide what to wear?

    GIT or Black XS
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    Re: Whats your best head turning scent for day......

    Rive Gauche and SMW did it for me.
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    Poll: Re: Hit rate with choosing the right sotd?

    One in seven. I'd be happy with it for a while...then I'll start thinking about another...
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    Re: Are all A*men & B*men flasks refillable?

    The rubber flasks are not refillable. Only the metal flasks are.
  97. Re: Making perfect: best basenotes-drydown fragance you have smelled!!

    Burberry Brit
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    Re: Help in search of HG!

    I think Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche is exactly the thing you're looking for..
  99. Thread: Sex Appeal

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    Re: Sex Appeal

    Smearing honey all over yourself would do the trick...
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    Re: Holy Grail / Top five all-time

    Eau Sauvage
    Green Irish Tweed
    Silver Mountain Water
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Egoiste
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