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    Re: Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    L'Instant by Guerlain maybe?
  2. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    RGPH (vintage) is my absolute all-time runaway #1 compliment whore scent.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    Not the first time It's been like that...

    Re-tried Ambre Nuit again... Opening whiff: "This is like a refined Burberry Brit". After 1 hour: "Yep, Musc Ravageur.".

    I think I need a new body...
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    Sticky: Re: Has GIT been reformulated?

    Creed uses natural ingredients, as such they change over time faster than synthetics.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    Perhaps. Though others who hadn't been enveloped in double glory had the same reaction too. LOL


    One thing's for sure though - I don't get the hype about Bois d'Argent.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    I must have bizarre skin chemistry. I get the Amber and Rose early on, but after about an hour the drydown on both is almost exactly the same. Sillage on both is epic, btw.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    Not on my skin. I even asked 2 others to try smelling my left and right arms... They thought I was kidding them and that it was the same juice.
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    Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    Good lord these smell identical after drydown. At first AN has that gorgeous boozy note, but once that fades, it's the same juice. Grrr.
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    Poll: Aventus - Best way to apply?

    Just wondering.. A lot of people say 2 sprays is the "limit" of how much you should apply, but for me, after a short while, I just don't get the sillage I expect. So I'm wondering, how do *you* apply...
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    Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle - Powerhouse

    Wanna swap skin? :D
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    Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle - Powerhouse

    Unfortunately the opening never ended on my skin...

    But from what I could smell on the tester strip, the warm floral (if it comes out...) is stunning.
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    Tubéreuse Criminelle - Powerhouse

    Was able to sniff this frag today (they had a sampler under the shelf, could not display it yet). It's powerful, and to me, overwhelmingly so. But on the sampling strip it settled down to the...
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    Re: Cheap Aventus blind buy - and a smell-a-like!

    Nah. It's a fresh, new batch. Only hit the shops 1 week ago. I tried the samplers in the shop itself, and it smells identical.

    I spritzed TdH on a paper strip and my Aventus bottle - on the...
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    Re: Cheap Aventus blind buy - and a smell-a-like!

    Nope, I'm very careful about that. ;)
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    Re: Cheap Aventus blind buy - and a smell-a-like!

    LOL. It's not a fake. ;)

    But maybe I have one of those batch variations that smells totally different again. Should probably let it age a bit.
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    Re: Cheap Aventus blind buy - and a smell-a-like!

    Well, I have aventus on my left and Terre on my right - it's quite similar.

    But then again, my skin chemistry is a bit odd anyway. :P
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    Cheap Aventus blind buy - and a smell-a-like!

    So I had maaaassive luck on BN - a fellow forumer/lurker who bought aventus and did not like it sold a near-new bottle (lot C42B11N01) for a price that made me ask thrice if he was sure. Well,...
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    Re: Thank you Torino Lamborghini

    double post
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    Re: Thank you Torino Lamborghini

    Yes, but the Mitico is an exact Le Male replica. At budget scent prices. :)
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    Thank you Torino Lamborghini

    ...for satisfying my Le Male cravings with Mitico. About $5, just a bit weaker sillage and staying power, but I don't mind squirting on a bit more to compensate.
  21. Re: Cheap but Quality - Putting together a list of Fragrance Bargains

    Torino Lamborghini. The Mitico is a $5 version of JPG Le Male. Only about 80% the sillage and durability, but it smells identical.
  22. Gucci Guilty for men = Very Irresistabe (Summer edition) by Givenchy?

    An officemate doused himself in Gucci Guilty PH and I thought he overdosed on Very irresistable. Was quite surprised when he said it was "the new Gucci smell". Went to the shop and sniffed it, and...
  23. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    I've been trying it here in singapore (which seems dominted by hugo boss or clinique happy) and the number of compliments I've gotten from the (much younger than I am) girls was astounding -...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Burberry Sport Ice

    Agree 100%. So I bought a tester bottle of Burberry Brit for 28 USD instead. 100ml of love.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Montblanc Legend

    I tried it yesterday too. VERY classy bottle, the sort you'd leave out in your bathroom when you have a new lady friend over... Just looks elegant.

    As for the juice, it's pleasant but boring....
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    Re: Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

    On mine it's quite good, I sprayed some at 8am and could still easily smell it when I got home at 11pm. On my clothes it lasted till laundry day
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    Re: Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

    I disagree... To me they smell very different, even more so after drydown!
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    Re: Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

    Eternity Aqua has a definite hint of the regular Eternity, somewhat unmistakeably. But it also has the aquatic vibe, like Herrera Aqua or Bvlgari Aqua. Think of it as a 50/50 mix... One part of you...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

    Nobody else tried this? :P
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    Re: JetLag by Azzaro?

    I bought Jetlag on a recent trip. It's very light, fresh and definitely wakes you up. must be the grapefruit notes. works great in the morning too, just gives that little kick of energy.
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    Re: Creed Aventus - batch issues?!?

    Ah, I was using the wrong search terms. Gracias.
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    Re: Cologne for Prom!

    Remember it's prom.... So honestly, from my own experience (my own prom and being dragged to proms by girls i knew from other schools...)

    1. Drakkar Noir. Girls love this scent, it reminds them of...
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    Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

    I'm surprised I couldn't see this in the directory... managed to get some today (50% off!) and it's a nice aquatic, one of the very very few that don't turn vile and sour on my skin.

    anyone else...
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    Creed Aventus - batch issues?!?

    Hi all, I've been reading a bit about the Creed Aventus issues where some batches are vile and some are great...

    So which are good? Which are bad? How to tell without buying first?
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    Re: In Search of a Sticky Cinnamon Scent

    Cheap? Body Shop Activist. :P
    Classy? Musc Ravageur.
  36. Re: Fresh, modern men's scent in a hot, sticky, humid country...

    I've heard of that one too.... Gonna try it tomorrow, thanks!!!
  37. Re: Fresh, modern men's scent in a hot, sticky, humid country...

    I'll need to revisit M.I. again I think... Vetiver itself (any incarnation) has just been bad with my skin chemistry, it just turns into soggy moss, and not in a "fresh forest dew" sort of way. i've...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Odd mix here.... Actually been asked point blank by malay girls what I was wearing when i had Rive Gauche on. But JPG Le Male tends to get compliments all around.
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    Re: A chilling fragrance

    Azzaro Chrome? But to me, Burberry Brit always reminds me of cold Europe weather. Dunno why.
  40. Fresh, modern men's scent in a hot, sticky, humid country...

    Hi all,

    First off, I have *way* too many scents... Musc Ravageur, Kouros (various types...), M7 and M7 fresh, fumerie turque, Bvlgari Black, D&G pour homme, JPG Le Male, Burberry Brit, etc etc (I...
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    Re: So I Ordered 'Fumerie Turque' Today

    I live in singapore (hot and humid) but still bought this when it came here...

    It smells like a hot, smoky, sexy turkish shisha parlor that also has a "women of pleasure" business going on at the...
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    Re: Is Calvin Klein's Obsession really that good?

    Sillage is strong, but it's also a high school fave... So i think your age is ok for it, though i'd honestly recommend something more "out of the ordinary" like azzaro Chrome.
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    Re: The Body Shop stuff.

    it's still around, but they only sell it as a gift set with the bath soap. I have a set... Truly great!
  44. Thread: Tonka

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    Re: Tonka

    Try a search in the directory. Specify tonka as a fragrance note.
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    Re: At work right now wearing M7

    I'm with you on that... ;)

    Though, in all fairness, M7, like Rive Gauche, is "safe to bathe in". I've never been able to "over-spray" either of them.
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    Re: XS pour Homme by Paco Rabanne (1993)

    How would you compare XS to, say, Noir Epices? My impression is that both are spicy sandalwoods...
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    Re: Give me scent for this following picture :

    For some reason...

    Philosykos
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    Re: The value of DK Fuel?

    Hmmm... I got a bottle of DK Unleaded for approx $28 and a 50ml bottle of Fuel for about $22 last week here in Singapore.
  49. Thread: smoke?

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    Re: smoke?

    I'd say Jaisalmer.
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    Re: Got a full-size bottle of M7 yesterday

    It's typical YSL... You GOTTA try it on skin. Same with Kouros, Rive Gauche, etc.
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    Re: newb looking for soft and romantic

    Dior Homme
    Burberry Brit
    Tea for Two
    Safran Troublant
    Chergui
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    Re: "White" Givenchy Pi? Is this legit?

    Looks like a used bottle that was refilled with water.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur Oil - worth it?

    ... Or else it gets the hose again...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur Oil - worth it?

    This may help:

    What form of Musc Ravageur?
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=183755
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    Re: Fumerie Turque... At last!!

    I've been in a dilemma over buying an additional bottle or two while it's here... But budget, budget... Plus, it's an EDP, so I'm thinking this one bottle will last ages...
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    Fumerie Turque... At last!!

    The local specialty scents shop got the F.T. export bottles in stock 4 days ago... Finally got my bottle today. God I love this stuff. Smoky, spicy, smooth... I feel like i'm a Sultan in his Harem.
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    Re: A Pleasant Farewell

    Good bye!!! Take care, man. :)
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    Re: Looking for ultra cheap fragrances

    There was a good thread on "easy-on-the-wallet gems" that's still on the front page:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=186814
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    Re: Seeking an EDT which is a Nivea balm-alike

    Hmmm.... Dior Homme, perhaps?
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS for office

    XS is great... Maybe not in an office environment full of non-stop complaining whinebags, but in the other 90% of office environments, it's a sexy, lively, manly scent that can only garner...
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    Iceberg Twice, M7 and Rive Gauch have got to be the best bargain-basement deals ever.
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    Re: What would Neo in The Matrix wear?

    Drakkar Noir.
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    Re: A Tale of Two Kouros

    It changes for me too... always at the right time, oddly enough...

    When i'm talking to people, it gets a bit of the animalistic edge... Attracts women like mad.

    When i'm alone and just...
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    Re: Burberry now supplying samples

    I've received Burberry samples for years as well... Everything from touch to brit to London...
  65. Re: How to pour perfume from EDT Spray to an atomizer?

    I suggest reading the FAQ sections on "How do I decant?"
  66. Thread: Diptyque

    by Rashkae
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    Re: Diptyque

    No problem! Yeah, I agree, Tam Dao is their best. Philosykos comes in at a close 99% second...

    I may still have a sampler of Eau de Lierre, actually. Let me dig it up again.
  67. Thread: Diptyque

    by Rashkae
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    Re: Diptyque

    Hey DustB...

    I tried Eau de Lierre already. It's very "mainstream" and reminds me of L'Egoiste Platinum.
  68. Thread: Fragrance Ban?

    by Rashkae
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    No officer, it's not Very Irresistable, it's just my hazelnut latte!
  69. Thread: Fragrance Ban?

    by Rashkae
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    Re: Fragrance Ban?

    I think it's ridiculous. Canada will scare off tourists... Heck, you'll be able to smell that stench all the way to europe! Which may make perfume sales there skyrocket... Hmmmm.....
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    Re: Creed's Infusion Technique?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infusion

    That explains it. :)

    It's here too:

    http://www.perfumersworld.com/glossary/glossary.htm#i
  71. Thread: L'Instant

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    Re: L'Instant

    I think your nose was off... Aramis Life is an extremely boring, linear frag compared to the complex, will-work-in-any-situation that is L'Instant PH.
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    Re: Acqua de Gio vs Cool Water

    Shifts is right... Cool Water and AdG are the 2 colognes almost all people your age wear, along with Drakkar Noir. I recommend "smelling different". Burberry Brit and Burberry Touch are good. Try...
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    Re: I would do anything Furyo...

    It really does last ages... Even in a hot, sweaty summer day, the sillage keeps pumping out after a good 12-14 hours.

    I do understand the deodorant note though. There's a deodorant called "Arrid"...
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    Re: Avignon - Ethereal Indeed

    How could Elemi, a tree native to the Philippines, have been used in Egyptian embalming?
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    Re: My Rive Gauche came almost half empty

    Yessir:
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123772.html
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    Re: Bvlgari Black Sprayer Question

    Has no effect. A lot of forumers have had the sprayer *break* but I haven't heard of leaks.

    My Bvlgari Black never had problems with the sprayer though.
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    Re: good mens frag with apple note?

    Agreed. Smells like cheap green apple bubblegum though. :(
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    Re: so heres a dilemma..!

    Bathe in Kouros!

    (though, with the effect Kouros has on my female friends, you may not make it out of the office with your clothes on. But you'll be very happy)
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    Re: Urinal cakes on a plane

    Thank goodness longevity is excellent then. i'll just need to bathe in the stuff before boarding the nice, enclused space of an airline...
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    Re: I would do anything Furyo...

    TGL:

    honestly, if you want to know what Furyo smells like, I can try to send you a sample. But the easiest way to imagine it is to mix Jaisalmer with Kouros.
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    Re: I would do anything Furyo...

    It's on it's way. :)


    Got lots of bottles of Furyo here.
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    Re: Finally found Kouros..

    Kouros is one of those scents that needs a "walk-through" or a very diffused application onto skin... Then you get a really wonderful scent. A concentrated squirt onto paper will only show many...
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    Re: Guys: Perfume Advice for 15-year-old Girl

    Then get the Very Irresistable. ;)
  84. Thread: what is "mure"

    by Rashkae
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    Re: what is "mure"

    Mure is french for Blackberry. :)

    This is really yummy:
    http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nlpdetail.php?prodid=1602
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    Re: Guys: Perfume Advice for 15-year-old Girl

    Givenchy's Very Irresistable for her.

    It's a wonderful, light perfume that smells of fresh roses. Good for age 15-25 easy, it's one of my faves to smell on a girl (and i'm not that old). :)
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    Re: Got my Comme des Garcons Series- reviews

    I find jaisalmer resembles Vetiver Extraordinaire a lot
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    Yes, much like Kouros, this really, really, really works well with a large diffusion zone. ;)
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    Re: Recommendations for a work cologne

    Try doing a search for "office work cologne". We've had many, many, many threads on this subject already.
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    Re: Paris Hilton and eternity Summer

    While Sarah Jessica Parker actually blended her own scents...

    I honestly think someone offered Paris 20 fragrances to pick from, and she just picked one that she thought "smells HAWT"
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    Re: Legit Compliments

    I agree 100%. Also, most people who give you a compliment, unless they're very very aware of how much you spend on your frags, will not be able to tell the difference between a L'Artisan, a Creed or...
  91. Thread: Sniffin` Poll

    by Rashkae
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    Poll: Re: Sniffin` Poll

    For the "underwear"... Is that fresh, or used? ;)
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Here in Singapore, they cost about 15 USD for a 100ml spray, and 11 USD for a 100ml splash.
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Furyo by Bogart. A smoother, sexier version of Kouros. Dirt-cheap too!
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    Re: Bottle sells more than the scent

    It's wretched.

    Do a search through wardrobes, maybe someone can send you an empty bottle.
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    Re: Bottle sells more than the scent

    I love the DK bottles... Stumbled across Fuel and Unleaded yesterday, and wanted to buy them based on the bottle alone!
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    Versace: The Dreamer

    Oh good lord... How could I have skipped this frag for this long? I swear, I'm gonna bathe in this!!!

    That wonderful iris and tobacco... It's like a smooth blend of Dolce & Gabbana PH, Boss #6,...
  97. Re: I have a job interview in 10 hours. What scent should I wear?

    Didn't we already have about 5 "What to wear to a job interview" threads?

    Of your list, I'd have to agree on the Bvlgari
  98. Re: Why would you say a fragrance is good, when it smells like crap?

    You may also want to try Very Irresistable Summer (also has a grapefruit accord) or even Azzaro Chrome.

    Chrome is about as "safe" as it gets... and I have yet to find a girl or woman that didn't...
  99. Re: How long does it take you to finnish a bottle?

    Yeah, I'm having a similar prob... so many frags, not enough years in my life to finish them all! ;)
  100. Thread: Furyo

    by Rashkae
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    Furyo

    Thanks to a recent thread on here, I decided to try and find this scent...

    w00t! got a brand new 100ml bottle for 15 USD! This stuff is great!!!!
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