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  1. Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    My favourite Twitter comment to date:

    "This selfish 'rebel' needs to have insect repellent sprayed in his face. Runny noses, migraines are not imaginary. Perfume is offensive."
  2. Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Thanks all! I agree, the comments are pretty vitriolic. The Luca Turin "drag" quote has inspired a couple of heated comments on Twitter and social media, as well. Yikes!
  3. Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    Thanks, guys. Like I say, though, I wouldn’t have had much to say if it hadn’t been for this community and all of its experts.


    Haha, agreed. I just find it really romantic. Maybe I’m a freak!
    ...
  4. Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    When I met a style writer for my local paper about a design project I'd helped manage, she asked if I had any story ideas - and of course I started gushing about perfume. It led to a little story...
  5. CANADA: Kouros Fraicheur, Mouchoir, Fou d'Absinthe, Live Jazz, McQueen

    A few bottles:

    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Fraicheur, 95%, 1.6 oz, $55
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, 97%, 3.4 oz, $95
    Lolita Lempicka, Eau de Minuit, 95%, 3.4 oz, $35
    Yves Saint Laurent Live...
  6. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Echoing what many others have said. My collection would have capped out with the designers of the season. I'm grateful that BN has opened my eyes to more interesting niches and classics!
  7. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    This. I realize the OP requested nothing expensive, specifically naming Creeds but this salty aquatic with lush melon sounds like it would fit the bill. Also, if you order from a vendor like...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Great review on the Monsieur Guerlain website :

    http://www.monsieur-guerlain.com/2008/06/news.html
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    Re: male alternatives to Black Orchid

    Lately it seems that the marketing for Black Orchid has become less gendered - in some local stores, it's actually stocked in both mens/womens sections, or between them. Personally I find it quite...
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    Re: The old book smell

    +1 In the Library - own it an enjoy it.
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    Re: CAP:ON or OFF

    I like the appearance of having caps!
  12. Thread: Hermes

    by frostiblack
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    Re: Hermes

    I love Eau d'Hermes, and also enjoy Concentre d'orange verte and Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: Guerlain l'homme Ideal bottle.

    Love it. Interested to learn more about this one.
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    Re: What is THE 90s fragrance?

    Re: Dune



    Ditto! Looking forward to pulling this out for summer 2014.
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    Wearing Shalimar EDP today, and loving every minute of it!
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I've seen a few threads appear and disappear, regarding this release.

    I can't remember - do we have notes for this one?
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    Re: Fleur de Liane

    I found a 1.7oz of this for I think ~$20, or something ridiculous.. I like it, but don't reach for it often.

    However, I purchased it at the beginning of fall, so maybe the weather of the summer...
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    Clinique M Series - New Packaging

    Hi everyone,

    I have been using the Clinique 3-step program for years and noticed this weekend that the packaging seems to have changed. Additionally, my Shoppers didn't appear to stock the gel...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Local Winners was quite well stocked yesterday. Some finds I remember:

    - Goutal Cologne Trio (Eau d'Hadrien, Neroli, Vetiver), 3x50ml, $99
    - Assorted Robert Piguet EDPs 50ml (Fracas, Calypso,...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Love me some stanky perfumes.

    The only one I'd strongly recommend adding to your rotation is the already-mentioned Eau d'Hermes. It's possibly my all-time favourite.
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    Re: Jicky EDP - First Wearing

    Nice. I bet that is a lovely blend! The extrait is definitely on my radar, although out of my financial reach at the moment. I may have to weed out and swap/sell a few redundant residents in my...
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    Re: Jicky EDP - First Wearing

    Hehe, I am glad to know that I'm not the only go-big-or-go-home consumer with this one.

    I didn't really even count my first application of Jicky EDP at 3 sprays because it was nearly...
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    Re: Jicky EDP - First Wearing

    LOL! I asked around, and didn't appear to gas anyone out. My office is pretty good about scent, actually! I don't know what I'd do if I got a job in a scent-free environment.
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    Jicky EDP - First Wearing

    I applied about 10 sprays of my latest purchase, Jicky EDP, for my day at the office today.

    What a joy all the way from opening to dry down! I have to keep pulling my nose away from my arm, I keep...
  25. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    It just doesn't happen. Every morning, when I shower and get dressed, apply deodorant, etc., it's a step in the routine. The performance is exactly the same every morning, so I find I'm always...
  26. Re: Question about the current state of Habit Rouge EdT

    My 2013 bottle smells wonderful; I love it.

    I haven't sniffed the vintage stuff, though!
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    Encre Noire EDP

    Hi everyone.

    I've read about Encre Noire EDP (not the ladies' version, but the rather pricey mens') in various EN threads. I don't recall anyone having tried it.

    Today I noticed that this...
  28. Re: Design houses one must own something from?

    Guerlain (I'm wishing I'd realized this sooner and wasted less time in purchasing their classics. I think I could be quite satisfied living off of their offerings.)
    Hermes
    Dior
    Lalique...
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Thanks @MikePerez123 for confirming presentation for Jicky. The top 2 appear to be refills (the round EDT is for the gold contraption I think?) but I'm not sure what kind of presentation the more...
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Thanks Revs for pointing out FragranceNet's current price. I just ordered Jicky EDP because 1.7oz for $50 seems an excellent opportunity. The bottles I've been watching on eBay, etc. are ~$100.

    I...
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    Re: "shower gel"

    I am happy to accept them as "extras" in part of a gift set, but I have never paid for a shower gel or any other ancillary product - with the exception of the Narciso Rodriguez for Him deodorant...
  32. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Perfect: I've been sleeping on 34 Boulevard Saint Germain for some time. Thanks @rynegne!
  33. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Hooray! I've been meaning to try Jicky for some time. Thanks!
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    Re: Civet! ...modern and classic

    I love civet!

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Eau d'Hermes - it's my favourite civetous fragrance, followed by Mouchoir de Monsieur and Kouros.
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    Re: Men Wearing Ladies Perfume

    I wear quite a few and love them!

    Alexander McQueen Kingdom
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Donna Karan Black Orchid
    Christian Dior Dune
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    I'm a little scared:

    http://www.mysuperdeals.com.au/images/detailed/3/MITSOUKO_75ml_edp_by_Guerlain.jpg
  37. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I've been itching to try Dior Homme Intense, thanks Norstrøm!
  38. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'm going to have to snatch Tea for Two. Thanks @TheAntagonist!
  39. Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    Declaration, Terre d'Hermes and Fleur du Male.

    GIT is a recent purchase but hauling in the compliments already.
  40. Re: Heritage EDP - What do I have to look forward to?

    Heritage EDP arrived today. What a treat! It's a 2013 batch from what I can tell (3W01) and boy, is it rich. The opening felt surprisingly sharp, and very "big" - and read it as spicy/woody right off...
  41. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Mugler Cologne, GIT or maybe even Shalimar.
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    Poll: Re: Hanae Mori HM v Edition Blanche

    I like and have both fragrances, but if I could only have one it would be the Hanae Mori. I find it more complex/interesting and it's considerably more potent on me.
  43. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    If you liked Bvlgari Black but found it too weak, you might be interested to try Van Cleef & Arpels' Midnight in Paris.

    IMO, it's quite similar to BB and comes in Eau de Parfum concentration.
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    LOL @ Fragrancenet's number 6 seller:

    Exceptional - Because You Are
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    Re: Tokyo Milk (WOW..!)

    I gave a friend a bottle of Everything & Nothing, and she loved it. Very inoffensive bright citrus.
  46. Re: Heritage EDP - What do I have to look forward to?

    Thanks so much for the comments and recommendations. I'm really excited to receive this one now.

    Derby is definitely on my bucket list, but the affordability of the others in the range make them...
  47. Re: Heritage EDP - What do I have to look forward to?

    Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences with the EDP.

    @martinijo - It appears to still be in stock at Fragrancenet and at a wonderful price, if you're interested.

    @MegaMav - Your...
  48. Heritage EDP - What do I have to look forward to?

    I just saw Heritage EDP offered for a price I couldn't refuse. I've recently fallen for Habit Rouge and Shalimar EDPs and Mouchoir de Monsieur.

    I've yet to test Heritage in any concentration but...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    Ordered some Guerlain Heritage EDP from Fragrancenet today. It's great to see them back, even though their shipping rates have increased.

    By the time I total the 21% Fragrancenet discount coupon,...
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    I love wearing Shalimar EDP, too. I find it imminently wearable and sexy. I am constantly smelling my wrists when I wear this (out, and even at the office)!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Thanks - yeah, there were a few "reduced" stickers piled on top of each other on this bottle - good deals on a few Creeds that remain from the Christmas stock. Aventus, Neroli, GIT, Tabarome all at...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    And, it's gone! Haha. Darn.

    But I did snatch a 4 oz bottle of Green Irish Tweed for $100, so I'll still consider it a worthwhile visit.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I know, everyone, haha, I really should have sprung for it. Maybe I'll drive over this morning and see if it's still there. I've bought 2 clearance-price Creeds at Winners before (MI and Royal Oud)...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    *Almost* pulled the trigger on a 4oz bottle of Aventus - marked down to $147.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Picked up a 30ml travel spray of Gucci's Pour Home (2003, Tom Ford era). Lovely.
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    If you like vetiver, Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford might be worth looking into.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Some decent discounts at the local Winners in Edmonton.

    My purchase wasn't on sale, but I was satisfied: Shalimar 50ml EDP + 75ml lotion for $69.
  58. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Argh. This thread has be itching to pull out my wallet.

    I've recently begun to enjoy this house and have been wearing Mouchoir, Habit Rouge EDP and Shalimar EDP very frequently.

    Next up, I'd...
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    Re: Eau D´Hermés

    I have both the copper-capped and clear-capped versions. I love them both equally!

    I find the copper-capped more animalic and heavier. However, I really do love the brightness and fresh citrus...
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    Re: Sprays for Habit Rouge EDP?

    I just got the EDP last week and am loving the experience. About 4-5 sprays gives me a lasting, rich fragrance but I don't find it overpowering.
  61. Thread: 2014

    by frostiblack
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    Re: 2014

    I am hoping to explore Guerlain a bit deeper, since 2013 revealed an affection for Mouchoir, Shalimar and Habit Rouge. I want more from this beautiful house!
  62. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    I only get asked for the name, rarely the price. If asked, I tell and leave it up to the other person to be either nonplussed or surprised.

    A co-worker (good taste, but not a frag aficionado) who...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    This is very unfortunate; I enjoyed FragranceNet's prices and even though the orders took a while to ship, they were always well-packed. I hope they offer Canadian shipping again soon.
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    Re: If only it lasted longer?

    I recently picked up Creed's MI and adore it. However, it is very fleeting, particularly the beautiful opening.
  65. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    I sampled this last week and was not nearly as captivated by it as I thought I'd be. I just got smoke. I'm pretty relieved, actually. I was worried that it would be so fabulous I'd be compelled to...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Alexander McQueen's "My Queen." Sweet violets, vanilla, heliotrope.
  67. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    I've been enjoying H.M. by Hanae Mori quite a lot lately. Cheap as borscht.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Some new stuff at various Winners in Edmonton:

    - Terre d'Hermes 3.4, $99 (went back to purchase, and was gone)
    - Creed's MI 1.0, $99
    - Burberry London 1.7, $39
    - Dior Homme 1.7, $49
  69. Re: Frags you get poor longevity from that are considered good>excellent

    Dior Homme. I want it to persist so much longer than it does.
  70. I'm so thrilled to have won this year's gift...

    I'm so thrilled to have won this year's gift certificate. Thanks Grant!
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    Re: Black cashmere

    I love Black Cashmere but don't tend to wear it during the summer months; it's a winter wear for me!
  72. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    @bigsteve Your Dali!
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    Re: Eau Savuage Parfum....lets talk

    I don't see much connection to the original. That said, the Parfum I do really enjoy. I could see it being worn even during the summer months (although sparingly).
  74. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thanks to b3t0 for letting me take Aventus for a spin :)
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    I received a 50ml from BN marketplace yesterday and am currently taking it for a spin at the office. I think it is going to be an excellent workplace fragrance. Clean, light, fresh, under the radar -...
  76. Re: Kouros Cologne Sport, Is it a "Sport" frag? Any reform issues?

    Absolutely - will do.
  77. Re: Kouros Cologne Sport, Is it a "Sport" frag? Any reform issues?

    I just purchased Fraicheur ($75 shipped for a 50ml) and am looking forward to comparing it to the Cologne Sport!
  78. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I'm wearing Black Orchid at the office today. Always garners compliments.
  79. Re: Kouros Cologne Sport, Is it a "Sport" frag? Any reform issues?

    I love Kouros and do enjoy Cologne Sport too.

    Kouros is suited to a wild night out on the town, while the Cologne Sport is what I wear while nursing the hangover the next day.
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    Re: What happened to Hermès Eau d'Hermès?

    If this is true, I will be buying a backup bottle. I love the current formulation.
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    I like to wear McQueen's "My Queen" to bed. It's very feminine IMO, loaded with violet, etc. but it has a very "sleepy" vibe for me that is a nice addition to the bedtime ritual.

    Same thing with...
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    Re: Mcqueen Kingdom or Gucci pour Homme I

    Kingdom is stunning - I was gifted a new bottle for Christmas. Soooooo sad that it was discontinued. I say go for it!
  83. Re: SALE: Hermes CdOV, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Dsquared Potion, and more.

    Want! PM Sent.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I hit up Winners yesterday.

    1) Marc Jacobs "Bang Bang" 30ml - $19.99 - I purchased this as I really like the original and hadn't seen this flanker anywhere before.

    2) Creeds $129-180: Royal...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme 50ml

    Dior Homme 50ml

    Can't wait. :)
  86. Thread: Dior Homme

    by frostiblack
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    Dior Homme

    Hello,

    Does anyone have an unwanted bottle of Dior Homme they'd be willing to ship to Canada?

    Cheers,

    - Kent
  87. Re: any atomizers out there that use sprayers like Creed?

    The Narciso Rodriguez for Him that I have has the best sprayer of my wardrobe.
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    Re: Ever felt like you crossed the line?

    I've realized I've oversprayed:

    Kouros
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Black Orchid
    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    Wow, that's awesome. I wish I could find this in an Edmonton AB location!
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes with brown cap

    PM-ed.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/frostiblack/6edcp3.gif
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    Re: Black Orchid

    I don't find it too feminine, but can understand how others might perceive it to be.

    If you can pop by Sephora and get a sample prior to buying, I'd recommend it, despite how lovely I think the...
  93. Re: Kouros - Batch Code Removed from Bottle?

    Thanks everyone. After hednic referred to it as "grey market," that gave me a search term to work from, and I learned so much here on Basenotes. I had no idea.

    Thanks for everyone's input!
  94. Kouros - Batch Code Removed from Bottle?

    I made a strange purchase this week and have a few questions that hopefully some of you can answer!

    I picked up a bottle of Kouros from a bricks-and-mortar (and lovely) perfume shop in the mall....
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    Re: Eau d'hermes

    I do find that Eau d'Hermes (one of my current faves) doesn't have great longevity, generally.

    I use a technique to boost its longevity which I'll share at the risk of offending purists. I've...
  96. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    This one arrived today - box and bottle are a lovely black colour, very luxurious. The spray mechanism is like the new bottles of LLAM; not integrated into the "trunk" like cap, but inside the cap.
    ...
  97. Re: Should I blind buy White Patchouli of Tom Ford

    --Duplicate post--
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    Echoing those who say Narciso Rodriguez. To date, it's the only frag I've smelled that does this.
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    Poll: Re: Pick me out a Creed please. (or don't...)

    Mill Creek Animal rescue on eBay? I've used them and do like to support their charity. Nothing but positive reviews for them - good shipping times, and solid prices on frags.

    HOWEVER, don't be...
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    Re: Fragrances With Peppery Notes?

    Donna Karan's Black Cashmere - technically women's, but IMO very unisex.
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