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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Hi Tha_Doggg, so far I'm loving Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche. It has the truest grapefruit up front that I think I've ever come across. It also seems to have excellent longevity which is a bit...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    A back-up bottle of Armani Prive Les Editions Couture Nacre (the second last bottle left in Australia I believe) and Emporio Armani Diamonds for men Summer Edition.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Emporio Armani Diamonds, Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, and a backup bottle of Givenchy Insense Ultramarine (now discontinued).
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Musc Ravageur (oh what a beauty!), Armani Code Ice, a back up bottle of Armani Prive Eau de Jade, and I was gifted a 30ml bottle of Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. Not a bad haul if I do say so...
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    Re: Rive Gauche light, normal and intense

    I own all 3 and I agree with the consensus that the differences are quite minimal. The original is still my favourite but I do reach for the other two on occasion. The light and the original are...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Dior Homme Parfum and Bleu de Chanel Parfum
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    Re: New Zegna Exclusive!! Peruvian Ambrette

    Count me in. I'll be heading to the Sydney store on the weekend to check if or when they will have it.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Perfume Calligraphy Rose by Aramis.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Me too. Rive Gauche Pour Homme is far and away the scent I reach for more than any other.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Thanks. I'm particularly enjoying the Encens Satin. I was lucky to get the Ombre & Lumiere in Sydney Australia as apparently the whole city only got 3 bottles and the whole country only got 15...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Armani Prive Encens Satin, Armani Privé Ombre & Lumiere & Azzaro Club Men. I also recently received in the post a vintage bottle of Hermes Equipage and a bottle of Lalique Hommage. Both the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    Another comment I would add is that in my personal experience the sillage and longevity were very good. I have worn Fahrenheit Parfum to work on several occasions and the sillage was quite...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum (?)

    I'm definitely in the thumbs up camp on this one. Ken_Russell sums it up nicely as being richer and more complex than the original.

    I would imagine that if there is any disappointment with this,...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I paid AUS$56 for a 100ml bottle. Retail price in Australia is well over $120.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    The best laid plans ...... I actually just bought Man 2 Comme des Garcons as I got a real bargain for it.
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Me too. I also plan on purchasing Armani Prive Encens Satin and Ombre & Lumiere.
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Me too! Mirto is my favourite.
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber scent - Armani Prive' Ambre Orient

    2. Vanilla scent - L`Artisan Havana Vanille

    3. Oud scent - Armani Prive' Oud Royal

    4. Leather scent - Knize 10

    5. Gourmand scent - Mugler Pure...
  20. Re: which fragrances do you prefer the re-formulated version or flanker than the orginal one?

    Another + for AdG Essenza. I also prefer all of Fahrenheit's flankers over the original; which just doesn't work on my skin. I would also add to that Pure Malt, Pure Havane, Ice Men & B Men over A...
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    Poll: Re: D&G The One VS Armani Code

    Sorry :o) when the op wrote "Great Smell / Bad Performance. Who WIN? " I thought the op was asking to judge based on the criteria of smell and performance. Regardless, I'd still pick Code.
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    Poll: Re: D&G The One VS Armani Code

    I'd have to go with Code due to The One's abysmal performance on my skin!
  23. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    The most I have spent so far was on a bottle of Armani Prive Nuances (AUS) $650. Worth every scent!
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Armani Privé Eclat de Jasmin (which I bought last week and arrived today)
    http://www.armanibeauty.com/media/img/products/g_AP30016.png


    and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam (which I also bought last...
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    Re: Armani prive

    I own and love full bottles of almost the entire line; with the exception of Eclat de Jasmin, Ambre Soie, and Oranger Alhambra (although I do have samples of each). The absolute standouts for me...
  26. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I have a bottle of YSL Kouros Eau de Sport (1986).
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    Re: Armani Prive Cedre Olympe drive by....

    My favourite from the Armani Prive 'Eau' collection. In fact I recently got a back up bottle as the Armani Sales Rep in the Sydney store informed me it was being discontinued. That was about six...
  28. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Niche: Interlude Man

    Underrated: Moschino Uomo?
  29. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the tin for me. I really do like the Mugler, but nowhere near as much as I love RGPH.
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garcons Incense Series

    I went with Avignon in first place with Zagorsk a close second.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

    Zegna Essenze Haitian Vetiver
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    Just went and bought the Haitian Vetiver to add to the whole collection. It really is very nice and reminds me most of Dior's exclusive Vetiver in that it's quite linear and really smells almost the...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    + 1 on Javanese Patchouli from Zegna's Essenza Collection. Also from your list I voted for Serge Lutens - Bornéo 1834.
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    Re: Insense Givenchy Flanker Thread

    I'm quite a fan of this line and have the following from your list:

    Insense, Ultramarine, Ultramarine Blue Laser, Ultramarine Ice Cube, Ultramarine Wild Surf, Ultramarine Ocean Spirits Atlantic,...
  35. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    Unfortunately both project very little and neither lasts long on my skin at all; maybe an hour tops.
  36. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme without a doubt.
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    Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    This is one of my most favourite recent FB purchases. It's deep, rich, smoky and slightly bitter and although I don't have that many myrrh centric fragrances, I understand that is exactly what myrrh...
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Another vote for Armani Privé - Oud Royal & I'm really loving Zegna's Indonesian Oud.
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Fig

    I chose L'Artisan, but I only have the Extreme version and haven't tried the original. I also love Dune pour homme and wear it often.

    A great one that you missed is Mark Jacobs Fig Splash.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tea?

    From this list I selected Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, but I was actually meaning the Extreme version. Although I like GPH II, it only lasts about an hour on my skin, so with such major...
  41. Re: Forgotten gems : INSENSE', by Givenchy (1993)

    my (very well kept) 30ml, 50ml, &100ml bottles are safe and secure from the ravages of time! But seriously, this was once a stand-out great juice from a fragrance house that has long since given up...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris edt/edp

    Agreed. Although I do own both, I prefer the richness of the EDP.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (original tin can)
  44. Re: How Many Cool Water Flankers Have You Tried?

    Summer Fizz, Frozen, Freeze Me, Deep, Game, Summer Dive & Sea, Scents & Sun. My least favourite would be Cool Water Deep (very, very weak & smells like pine disenfectant) and my favourite would be...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    My pleasure :happy:

    FYI, off topic I just received an e-mail invitation from the Sydney Zegna store to attend the launch of their new Uomo fragrance line next week. Although I have read several...
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Not paticularly old, but still fairly rare nowadays are almost full and original bottles of Givenchy Insense (1993), Davidoff Original (1984), Davidoff Relax (1990), Kouros Eau de Sport (1986),...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    Actually I was surprised how dominant the rose is in this. It's not so much in the top notes but quite noticeable as the fragrance settles; at least on my skin.

    I'm still testing this so I hope...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    OK, so I went and tested the whole Essenze collection today and walked out having bought a bottle of Indonesian Oud.

    I haven't had time to fully digest Indonesian Oud or the others, but I'll give...
  49. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    +1 to this.
  50. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    In no particular order:

    Azzaro pour Homme Elixir, Essenza di Zegna, Givenchy pour homme, L'Essense de Cerutti, Chopard Noble Cedar, Perry Ellis Platinum Label, Python Uomo, Kenneth Cole RSVP,...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    I'll make sure I'm wearing my suit when I go to the Sydney Zegna store to test! :cheesy:
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    In response to my further recent enquiry to the Sydney Zegna store (who previously denied all knowledge of the new Essenze line), I received the following reply:

    "Thank you for your enquiry.

    We...
  53. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Thanks. I was pretty stoked too :thumbsup:

    Out of the whole Armani Prive collection I liked most of them, but really loved maybe 4 or 5, including Cedre Olympe. The other one I almost bought was...
  54. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste (wonderful & very longlasting leather), Armani Privé Oud Royal (really warm and actually smells like oud!) & Robert Piguet Bois Noir (gorgeous drydown).
  55. Re: Fragrance you've been stopped in the street wearing

    Kenneth Cole Signature.

    Zino Davidoff (but not on the street, on a train as I was getting off).
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    I don't mind this one at all, but I don't reach for it too often. It reminds me a bit of Hypnose Homme but lighter.
  57. Poll: Re: Allure Homme Sport vs Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    [QUOTE=del;2912274]I find AHS and AHS Eau Extreme totally different. The former is sharper, and the latter is balmy/sweeter. Eau Extreme has a lasting power, with very good projection on my skin, and...
  58. Poll: Re: Which would you choose? Prada Amber Intense V. Dior Homme

    Although I own and love both, for overall scent it has to be the Dior Homme.
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    Re: Zegna Essenze

    I walked into the Zegna Sydney store last week and they hadn't even heard of these! I don't know if they will even make it down under :sad:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 29, 2013

    Chopard Noble Cedar.
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    Poll: Re: Which Acqua di Parma is your favorite?

    Tough to pick, but I'd have to go with Essenza. I also love Blue Mediterraneo - Mirto di Panarea.
  62. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    mlsweeney I'll swipe your Philosykos.
  63. Re: Millesime Imperial vs. Allure Homme Sport & Bleu de Chanel

    + 1. Although I really like the smell, MI just isn't worth the price.
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Gio vs Acqua di Gio Essenza

    I've recently come to really embrace Essenza. IMHO it is the better scent. I don't find it cloying or too strong.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Bois Noir
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque & Carbone de Balmain
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    I have quite a few that easily fall into this catagory. Off the top of my head I'd say:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa, Mugler Cologne, Blue de Chanel, Z Zegna, Zegna Colonia, Rive Gauche Pour...
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs Kouros

    I couldn't have said it better myself; including the back-up bottles of RGPH!:wink:
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    Re: Is Roadster good as Live Jazz?

    I agree 100%. Live Jazz contains a very strong vegetal note that I can't get past. Roadster is very nice, but I do have an issue with longevity.
  70. Poll: Re: Favorite Hermes (other than Terre d'Hermes)

    My absloute new favourite from Hermes is Elixir des Merveilles! I quite like Bel Ami too.
  71. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    Bvlgari Pour Homme. I adore this one, but it barely lasts a couple of hours, even when using the shower gel, after shave balm and body lotion!

    My second choice would be D & G - The One, although...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Creed's Virgin Island Water; the large bottle for about AUS$170. I bought it because I liked some of their other offerrings (GIT, Tabarome) and I guess I believed the hype. I was quite dissapointed...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2013

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
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    Re: Woody/citrusy male fragrance

    How about Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza. A very strong citrus top note and a really nice woody drydown. Lasts for ages too!
  75. Re: Kouros Tattoo Collector Edition Energizing Tonique , very nice. feedback

    Apart from Kouros Eau de Sport this is my favourite flanker in the Kouros line. In fact I bought 2 full back up bottles in case it suddenly dissapears (it's already a little scarce)!

    It certainly...
  76. Poll: Re: bulgari's best projection/longevity frangance

    I really like Bvlgari's men's scents, and find their best performing one's are Blv, Aqva, & Eau Parfumee au The Vert Extreme.

    Having said that, some do suffer from terrible longevity & sillage;...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Update: Sorry I forgot to mention for those that are interested, my bottle arrived in Australia all the way from the USA in perfect order; no leaks or other problems.

    Also, it lasted a good 6 to...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Just received my full bottle today and I think that RunSun's review sums it all up perfectly. This is not a replacement for Aventus, but its certainly not a bad $30 scent.
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    Re: Dior DUNE pre-reformulation

    +1. I've got a recently purchased EDT (2012) & I've still got the original after shave splash & a bottle of the balm too (1998) and all three bottles say "Pour Homme". I've never seen a bottle that...
  80. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    So many to choose from. Despite my tastes changing from time to time, the following will always remain 10 out of 10:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Insense
    M7
    Kouros
    Aramis
    Jaipur
    Zino Davidoff...
  81. Poll: Re: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    I own and like both of these but the problem I have with GPHII is that on my skin it has abysmal sillage and longevity. At most I get about 2 to 3 hours out of it. In contrast Blue de Chanel lasts...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    Me too - I couldn't resist!
  83. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    I quite like the smell of VIW, but as others have mentioned it's not very versatile and I do have a real problem with both longevity and projection. I would swear blind that when I tested this on my...
  84. Poll: Re: 2nd Part Poll- Who makes the best male perfumes?

    YSL first with Givenchy a close second.
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    Although I don't really think anything can be an exact substitute for Gucci Pour Homme, I have found that the closest to the same 'feeling' is probably Carbone de Balmain.
  86. Re: Something occurred to me regarding my collection....

    Agreed. Every week despite a heartfelt promise to myself that I'll never buy another frag until I've at least finished a bottle of something else, I find myself either contemplating buying one or...
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens' Chergui
    YSL Kouros
    Givenchy Insense

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    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
  88. Re: What are some good niche fragrances for casual wear?

    Great post. I believe there are loads of choices in this catagory.

    I'd start with some of Acqua di Parma's offerrings. Any of their Blu Mediterraneo range are good for casual wear and Essenza...
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I voted for other = Givenchy or YSL. If I had to choose from that list (except 'other') I would probably go for Creed first and Dior second.
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    Re: Lesser known frags from great houses

    There doesn't seem to be too much hype or noise about Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert Extreme. I love it.
  91. Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    I just added backup bottles of each of the following:

    A*Men Pure Havane
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Essenza Di Zegna (3 x 20ml)
    Azzaro Pour Homme
  92. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Nautica Voyage was a big scrubber! So was Fendi Uomo.
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    Re: L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument

    I don't get any leather at all from this. To me it smells like vanilla custard with the barest hint of brandy and maybe a touch of tobacco in the drydown. It's a pretty linear vanilla but it's very...
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    Re: Al Rehab ~ Standard of Quality ???

    I have to agree that the EDP sprays are miles better than the roll on's.
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    Re: Any Mont Blanc fans?

    I've only tried and own three - Homme Exceptionnel, Legend & Legend Special Edition. All three are very nice and always seem to garner a lot of compliments; especially Legend. I get faily decent...
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    Re: most versatile scents

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme would cover all your criteria nicely.
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    Re: Angel men x pure malt | lidge x dhi

    All four smell completely different. The only thing they have in commom is that they are not aquatics! :laugh:
  98. Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Me too with Fahrenheit. It smells vile on me but I can appreciate that it smells good on others.
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    Re: what scent won't you buy again?

    Nautica Voyage - absolutely hideous!
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme - 29
    Z Zegna - 25
    Black Kenneth Cole - 18
    Mugler Cologne - 17
    Bleu de Chanel - 17
    Zino Davidoff - 15
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