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    Re: more mature version of Fierce and curve

    Curve was my law school poison. To this day, that cheapie gets more compliments than anything else in my arsenal. lol. At any rate, try Green Irish Tweed by Creed. It's a grownup version of Curve...
  2. Re: Any scents that smell like a freshly cut pineapple??

    Canali for men apparently has pineapple in it. Strangeley enought, I can never smell it, but along with Canali Black Diamond, these are two of my top 5 frags of all time. They are incredibly fresh...
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    Re: Gendarme V vs. Gendarme 20

    They are both great, but I like the green crisp clean scent of V. If you're in the mood for something more smooth, creamy and soothingly clean then 20 is your option because it's a tame and smooth...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    That was designed by then-24 year old Francis Kurkdjian - and i came on this thread to mention that i've been complimented by a few coworkers on his latest "Aqua Universalis" from his own FK line....
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ditto. Always my most reliable compliement getter. I wore it after 4 montgs and cashier at a store made a comment.
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    Tom Ford small bottles?? Was i dreaming?

    I could swear that a couple of months ago I'd read on these forums that Tom Ford was possibly releasing their designer frags like Tobacco Vanille in 1.0 oz bottles. . . I see no such threads on the...
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    Re: How many sprays of Rive Gauche?

    lol. IndieGuy - great read!

    When does this oakmoss situaiton go into effect? I better stock up since this is one of my faves though i initially hated it.

    I NEVER see it in the stores, so where...
  8. Re: What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    AdP Colonia - never a bad choice for any type of gathering or any type of scene.

    Dunhill for Men - the 2002 offering is not commonly worn but is a classy, restrained scent. My friend at work who...
  9. Poll: Re: Which should I get next (for evening in clubs) ?

    IS Body Kourous not available at US retail stores? I've never seen it. I've seen Kourous Sport, but never BK.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    btw - I've had quite a few compliments at the office, and out on the town lately on two of my winter faves - Hanae Mori EDP and the legendary Musc Ravageur.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Emlynevermore - i just laffed my ass off in my empty office building. You have a way with words, brotha!
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    Great question. I've often wondered it - not because I care about orientation in general, but because being a straight American male with a love of fragrances, fashion, bright colors seems to draw...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Jonte, for your next project please summarize which notes and scents are getting the highest compliments. . .we'll give you a month to do this. :D
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    Re: Lime scented frags?

    Though many think of it as a cheapie, check out Dunhill's Desire (red bottle) for a combo of lime, green apple and vanilla. Some hate it, but I love it and its a definite headturner.
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    Re: Lime scented frags?

    I absolutely love Truefitt and Hill's West Indian Limes. Fresh and vibrant, unlike the "dirtier" lime of Jo Malones Lime Basil & Mandarin. Sure, it doesn't last too long but its perfect for an...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Vs Assoluta

    I love them both. . .but the original is smoother, livelier and and absolutely invigorating. Assoluta is better than most frags on the market, but it can be a tad harsh sometimes with the spicy wood...
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    Re: The Musc Ravageur experience

    Great post about a top notch frag. My ex used to work at Barney's and got me samples, which I brushed aside. I just didn't "get it" at the time. Then, after joining BN i pulled the samples out and...
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    Re: fresh fruitty fragrance with no lemon

    D&G No. 3 L'Imperiatrice - watermelon grapefruit aquatic sweet splashing romp. Sugary sweet.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Crackin work, Jonte!
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    Re: Signature Scent

    Versace our Homme
    AdP Colonia
    Penhaligon's Castile
    Canali Black Diamond
    Gendarme - regular and "V" frags.
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    Re: leather + honey

    Two have been stated before that hit the nail on the head - Miel de Bois, and Bois d'Argent.

    I get alot of honey and leather in addition to the vanilla on my skin when i wear Tom Ford Tobacco...
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    Re: Best Fresh Aquatic?

    Try the "other" Kenzo for a FRESH aquatic - L'eau par Kenzo is amazing stuff and smells like fresh water and fabric softener.
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    Re: A*MEN smells like cold chocolate milk?

    I appreciate A*men, but its not something I wear despite obtaining a bottle on the cheap. I would STRONGLY recommend you spray yourself with Hanae Mori EDP. It is like A*men done right and classy,...
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    Re: Yet another "soapy" thread

    Gendarme V. So crisp and clean.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Who?? me?? :D
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    Re: Juciest Scents

    The new D&G series No. 3 L'Imperiatrice is a juicy, unapologetic melony tidal wave. It may be the juiciest frag I've ever smelled. . . and yes, men can wear it.
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    Re: A dove flies past the window

    LMFAO. This is the greatest thread ever!!

    I know better than to leave basenotes open on my laptop. God forbid my guy friends find out how crazy some of these descriptions are.

    . .. and God...
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    Re: Honey + Milk non-niche scents ?

    Cologne Blanche. . i believe is by Dior. All I get is milk and honey with that one.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne

    It's fresh, crisp, GREEN juice. And i mean green in smell as well as color.

    It reminds me mostly of my much-loved and oft-complimented Gendarme V. I would recommmedn you try that as well if...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    So pissed off right now. . an annoying coworker walked into my office and she flipped out, sniffing the air like an animal on the hunt. She asked me what smelled so nice and I said "Carnal Flower"...
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    Re: Warm, soft, suntan lotion scent

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts

    Marc Jacobs - coconut, fig and soft suede leather.
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    Re: Warm gourmand-ish designer scents for winter

    I never really considered myself a gourmand lover but apparently I am when i survey my collection! Here's some winter options that i absolutely love:

    Musc Ravageur - legend.

    Hanae Mori EDP -...
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    Re: Modern Fruity Aquatic

    L eau par kenzo - I'm not sure what the fruit note is, or if there is one, but i love this poison and i'm not even an aquatic type of guy. It's just a wonderful scent.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I'm honored! I didn't know anyone noticed or cared that i was gone! :D

    I've used samples of the Hanae Mori EDT from Nordstroms and thought it was nice. . two weeks ago I was at a club and the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Wow. My last two purchases are really getting noticed and complimented, which isn't a surprise considering that they've been mentioned many times in this thread:

    Jaipur Homme (edp)
    Hanae Mori...
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    Re: Tom Ford Voile de Fleur

    A confident man can pulll it off. I bought a 1.7 oz for $20 at TJ Maxx! I find it better for night time in cool or cold weather.
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    Re: Classy Old Spice Alternative

    Check out Paul Sebastian for men. It's spicy and bolder than Old Spice. Tons of projection and the drydown is manly without being cloying. . unless overapplied.

    You can find it at TJ maxx quite...
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    Bleecker Street Sample - where to find?

    Can anyone recommend a site that carries this? I've checked TPC and other sample sites but came back emptyhanded.

    I don't want to pay for a sample at the Bond 9 site because i'd like to use the...
  39. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Angel for Men and Lolita Lempicka for men - sometimes i love the frags and other times they are a hot mess on my skin that won't let me breathe. I love them and i fear them, like a sweet husband with...
  40. Re: Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille Appreciation Thread

    I got my second sample of this last week and LOVVVVVVVVVE it.

    I first got some last year and found it pleasant but maybe too strong for me. . .but my coworkers were raving about it. They would...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a big compliment today from coworker when she sat in my office on Diesel Fuel for Life. I loved this frag on the spray card but i sense a really strong Playdough smell. . which doesnt bother me...
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    Re: Fragrance recommandations for me

    It's pretty cheap compared to some of the other recommendations you'll get, but Dunhill Desire. Sure. . its smells a little synthetic. But its calm and smooth gourmand, that also sparkles with a...
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    Re: What exactly makes an "oriental" perfume?

    I recently read somewhere that orientals are fragrances that have spices of the Orient or Asia in their makeup, and usually on top of a "creamy" base of vanilla, lavender or amber.

    I know it when...
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    Re: Fragrance equivalent of a Snuggie?

    I love comforting and soothing scents. Especially if i'm lounging around and chilling out on the sofa or bed. Here are some -

    l'eau par Kenzo - hushed aquatic with fabric softener powdery heaven....
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    Re: Coconut fragrances

    ??? I love Carnal Flower, but at what point do you guys smell coconut? Early on?

    BTW - I love coconut, so this is exciting news to me. :D
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    Re: sexual fragrances

    It's not niche or anything , but a woman wearing Narcisso Rodriguez could tell me to strangle a lamb and I'd do it. Drives me outta my gourd.

    I'll also shamelessly admit that some of the...
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    Re: Most Honey-rich masculine or unisex

    Sweet sticky honey - Miel do Bois, Guerlain Sprituese Double Vanille

    Tamed and smooth Honey - Bois d' Argent
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    Re: S(ample) of the Day: Iris Silver Mist

    Just sampled Iris Silver Mist after much anticipation. . and i was disappointed. I'm not sure why i envisioned a clean crisp iris scent. lol. The reviews were clear that it was rooty.

    It started...
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    Re: Lost Faith ! Help !

    :eek: lmao. I meant CLASS
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    Re: Lost Faith ! Help !

    A quick glance at your likes and dislikes indicates that you're tending not to like the heavier frags. . even if they are sweet.

    Two incredible everyday frags that i've received numerous...
  51. Re: Here I am after selling off all my frags 9 months ago...pics!

    When you bring a date home and they see that collection the pimpmeter is gonna go thru the roof. . .especially since they will likely not have heard of any of them.

    That is one helluva collection.
  52. Thread: Advice please

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    Re: Advice please

    Jaipur is a stellar scent. Just got a bottle and everyone loves it.

    You seem to like creamy and sweet, despite your M7 love. . i'd suggest trying Chanel Allure Blanche for creamy lemons that don't...
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Dunhill for Men - the most inoffensive scent ever.
    Penhaligon's Castile
    L'eau par Kenzo
    Dior Escale a Portofino
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    Re: My best compliment to date...

    For some reason i'd never smelled VpH until last week. . and it blew me away. My brother picked it up and has been wearing it everyday since he bought it last month. Great stuff.
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    Re: Unusual or remarkable fruit scent

    Ditto that. I wore this yesterday and spent the day sniffing myself. The Extreme version lasts all day and all night and women absolutely friggin love it when they get a whiff.

    The worst any...
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    Re: The Creed Ultimatum

    I pity the fool who blind buys fragrances. . in this economy especially.

    In truth, I therefore pity myself for the several blind buys that sit in a box by my dresser. . one day i'll post them on...
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    Re: What's the best Vetiver scent out there?

    Unlike most on this thread, I don't like Vetiver unless its a small part of a fragrance. Having said that, I have worn Guerlain's Vetiver on several occasions and actually like it when the mood is...
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    Re: Unusual or remarkable fruit scent

    Diesel - Fuel for Life has a very playful raspberry scent.

    D&G - L'Imperiatrice (no.3 in the collection) has an unapologetically wet and juicy watermelon w/floral punch to it. My twin brother...
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    Re: Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise- my review

    I walked by their display yesterday at Nordstroms and was really impressed by the new Bllue Agave scent, which was fresh and creamy, and the Ginger and Nutmeg which had gourmand edge to it with a...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Any good site for a sample?
  61. Thread: Your Top 5

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    Re: Your Top 5

    For now only -

    1) Musc Ravageur

    2) Carnal Flower

    3) Dior Escale a Portofino - lotsa compliments!

    4) Mure et Musc Extreme
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Anthology

    I just bought the l'Imperatrice 3 despite the fact that its more feminine that masculine - . . owning Escale a Portofino and Carnal Flower as well as Obsession NIght for Women, the gender line is...
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    Re: Lasting power of FM Carnal Flower>>>>>

    Carnal Flower lasts all day long on my skin and several days on clothing. It's amazing, even for a man like me. Women adore it.

    Part of the problem you may experience may be that you're spraying...
  64. Re: Youtube Review Thread #26 : Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne (Sept.22nd)

    Tis the king of kings. Dolla for dolla, pound for pound, the undisputed champion of champions. Never received so many positive compliments as I've gotten from this frag since it debuted, including my...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    JPG Le Male always seems to get a positive comment. Today i got one from a person in my department who has never mentioned my frags before. . . too bad she's in her late 50's. lol
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    Re: Bulgari PH question

    Try Body Shop (is is it Bath and Body Works??) White Musk for Men for a similar frag.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up

    I've been LOL"g at this thread. I just got back on here after a 6 month hiatus.

    I'm surprised that so few peeps came out for a Chicago event. Are there not many of us on the site?
  68. Re: Frederic Malle - Geranium Pour MONSIEUR (Launches MAY)

    I sampled this last week when Mr. Malle made an appearance at Barney's in Chicago. I liked the strong opening in the sense that it was invigorating and eye-opening, but its not what i'd enjoy...
  69. Thread: Cleanest Musk

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    Re: Cleanest Musk

    I will agree with this point. Maybe some don't smell it but i've smelled it in Silver Musk, Bulgari pH and in Body Shop's White Musk for Men, as well. It's a "grey" smell of light ash or pencil lead....
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    Sticky: Re: whats a good frag to impress girls

    First of all WELCOME to BN!

    Second of all - you need to search before you post somehting because there are already a million threads like this. there is voluminous STICKY thread about getting...
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    Re: Fruity fragrances in search of

    Mure et Musc Extreme
    Dunhill Desire Red (great value, too!)
    Obsession Night (for women. . i don't like the men's)
  72. Thread: Cleanest Musk

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    Re: Cleanest Musk

    For clean musk with a berry edge, try Mure et Musc extreme. You can smell that on your clothes days later. Yum.

    Nasomatto Silver Musk is the king of clean musks.

    for something aquatically musky...
  73. Re: YSL Jazz family, Opium PH EDT, Rive Gauche PH

    I don't like Jazz at all. I returned it immediately. But I absolutely was blown away by my sample of Live Jazz.

    And Rive Gauche is a must-have for any scentophile.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Carnal Flower is working its magic today. Two unsolicited compliments already.

    The one opinion I DID ask for was a negative - but she loved my Rive Gauche yesterday.

    btw - Rive Gauche is a...
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    Re: Jaipur Homme Fraicheur

    Thanks. . .would the EdT work for the summer, or stay with the fraicheur for those months only?
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    Re: Malle in Chicago

    I work near Oak Park, and tend to work a little later than most, but i'm gonna try to shoot over there if i can. I wanna check out there other stuff, too, as well as the brand new location they moved...
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    Re: Jaipur Homme Fraicheur

    Can you wear the EdP (original Japiur) in the summer or is it too heavy for the hot months?
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    Re: Appalling Experience with Macy's SA

    Seriously, dude - you need to go back and raise hell. That's not just rude. . its fraudulent. That person shouldn't be working in a job dealing with people.

    I used to be a shy and passive person,...
  79. Puro Lino - what stores carry it (Chicago or elsewhere)

    I've looked over Chicago and haven't found it anywhere. Even at Bloomingdales and CO Bigelow the SA's hadn't heard of it. Know where I can check it out in person, without sample-ordering?
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    Re: Malle in Chicago

    Damn. I just ordered Musc Ravageur from them two weeks ago for delivery to my office in the burbs.. . . if i'd know I woulda just come by tomorrow and bought it in person..

    Any idea what he'll be...
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    Re: My wife thinks i have an obssesion.

    Honestly, if this is just fun hobby of yours that does NOT impact your financial life and more important issues, then it is not something serious, I would imagine.

    It's no different than friends...
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    Re: Manly birthday help

    Rive Gauche sounds like it may work. I didn't like it at first, but now I'm loving it. . and its cheap! lol.

    I tried Himalaya this weekend and thought it was great, but I'm not sure if it's under...
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    Most people here love Rochas Man.

    Lolita Lempicka is hit or miss depending on your sense of adventure.

    Also check out Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant. . . i'm smelling it on my watch this minute even...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Thank you for signing your posts. . .otherwise we'd have no idea who you were. . .
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    Considering that you can pick up Curve for $12 at some places, I'll have to add it to the list.

    I bought it the day it came out, and still wear it all the time. It's my all time fave, and no...
  86. Re: Do any men here wear Mre et Musc or Mre et Musc Extrme

    I get wonderful bursts of scent the next day before I hit the shower, or late at night when I remove my undershirt. Further, many of the compliments have been given to me 10 hours after application.
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    Re: CLASSIC Banana Republic

    Damn. I didn't know they had an EdP! I'll have to pick one up.

    Classic is truly that. A very affordable, fresh and invigoraitng scent that people love and can easily be worn by either sex.

    It's...
  88. Re: Do any men here wear Mre et Musc or Mre et Musc Extrme

    I love the Extreme version and wear it about every 10 days or so. The last time I wore it my sister in law and my niece were raving about it.

    It is not feminine at all in my opinion. The musk,...
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    Re: Stockholm, Sweden - any must-see or must-trys?

    I get in Thursday and will be there until Monday. . unless I change plans and try to see Copenhagen, in which case I may leave on Saturday.

    I've got some travel books, etc, but if there are any...
  90. Re: Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, then what's next?

    Second that on Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant, which is a women's frag that men wear quite easily. This is an incredible, bold and mind-blowing gourmand. Unlike anything else. It's cinammon that last...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    check out the women's version of Obsession Night. Alot of men here wear it and its a great nightime frag that women love. It's soft and sultry and will make her sniff you.

    I'd also recommend...
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    Stockholm, Sweden - any must-see or must-trys?

    I'll be there for a few days with a buddy.

    Other than smelling the women :D are there any local spots to check out for frags, or local frag designers?

    Thanks.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Pick-Me-Up Fragrance?

    AdP Colonia Assoluta

    Penhaligon's Castile

    Dior Escale a Portofino - magical stuff . it's how AdPColonia smelled before it lost its virginity. :D
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    Re: Please help me someone!

    Desire is the way to go. It may be synthetic, but its a unique, fun and fresh, yet powdery scent. Vanilla, Limes, apples . . .what's not to like?? lol. And women totally notice it and come back for...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents - Edition II

    Concise, but dangerous collection, brother. Nicely done.

    What is that purple bottle towards the left? It looks pimp!
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    Re: Started new job, need new scent...

    Chrome is pretty soapy, though i confess that i wore it for years.

    There's a similar thread someone started yesterday, I think. check that out, too.

    Canali for Men (and the EdP Black Diamond)...
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    Re: Le Male is a masterpiece?

    Ironically, I hated this frag forever after spraying it on test strips over the years and waiting for my Hallelujah moment.

    It finally came last week when a SA stuffed a sample into my bag at...
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    Re: My Experience With Jicky

    So, to summarize:

    EdT - Lemon wipe
    EdP - Ass wipe

    :D
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    Re: Fruity Cologne : What was this guy wearing????

    Making a terrible generalization of his salary range and age, its possible that he bought it on the discount at a place like TJ maxx or Marshalls. That being a possibility, it may be worthwhile to...
  100. Re: Rive Gauche - help me!! I'm not liking it on me!

    Here's a good question: HOW do you spray RG? Do you hit one spot from close range, or do you mist yourself from distance? I wonder if that may change things.
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