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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    They were and they weren't intermittently. Calvin Klein had "cologne" and "eau de toilette" versions of the intial 1989 Eternity for Men launch, and Avon stuck to their guns all the way into the...
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    @Pstoller

    cologne doesn't necessarily predate eau de toilette, it just means US market in most cases, since the (stupid) convention was cologne = boys and perfume = girls. God forbid using...
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    This is the original bottle style. 1987 saw the 2.5oz/75ml donut bottle (for men) introduced.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jean Patou Voyageur (1994)
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    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel (1975)
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Circling back to this thread, my initial reply still holds water, but in terms of "categorization", it's a bit of boondoggle to avoid because people both like belonging to something but also being...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    A Bijan Thread might be a good idea, and this one has a million flankers like One Man Show, with few if any having notes in common with the original (also like One Man Show). Could be a good place...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)

    A very satisfying wear today in the current weather. The vetiver is shining in particular.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I get the frustration but taking pot shots will only cause resentment. Just directly contact staff about an addition if it's particularly pressing, because my understanding is that the way the site...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Not to throw shade but people who only like rare stuff (or only because it's rare/discontinued) aren't smelling with their noses, but have some more complex need being filled. I'm not qualified to...
  11. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Most things listed here have some form of citrus in the top even if they don't focus on it, but if I had to completely zero it out:

    Dirty by Lush (1998)

    This one is built on mint and tarragon.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

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    Calvin Klein Euphoria Men (2006)
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    It predates L'Homme though by 3 years.
  15. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Thank you folks! I'll be here all week! Don't forget to try the cocktails!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
  17. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    Jicky isn't even the stinkiest of animalic perfumes anymore. There's even raunchier stuff out there, granted it's mostly in the niche world.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)

    Older frosted bottle, firehose sprayer.
  19. Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Bright sharp green smells with a noticeable floral like carnation.

    Lauder for Men (1985)
    1881 pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)
    GFF Uomo (1997)
    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2010)
    Diptyque...
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    As inexpensive as it is, I'd get it.

    If by rare chance you do hate it, you can move it very easily.
  21. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Normally I fall into the "nothing alike" category, but if I analyzed them side-by-side (both original Quorum in the 4.2oz bottle and the 4.2oz tin can Rive Gauche), I'd think they share patchouli and...
  22. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Are we telling Gentle Fluidity Silver to GIT outta here?

    *ba dum tish*
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Designer fragrance brands often outlive the designers if they die or their house shutters. Giorgio, Geoffrey Beane, Halston, Lapidus, Ed Hardy (via the late Christian Audigier), and even Creed are...
  24. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Gentle Fluidity Silver is mostly an exercise in juniper to me, and has zero correlation with Green Irish Tweed at all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Rochas Globe (1990)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This was actually the original launch bottle. Came in a few different versions, some with a cladded helmet over the glass head, some with the head and helmet all part of the bottle. Aftershave came...
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    Avon Tribute for Men (1963)

    Another pauper in the court of princes, but you know me by now.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I also think there should be a separation in suggestion between what contains tons of oakmoss as fixative, and what aims to smell like oakmoss. For example, Chanel pM or GFF fM both endeavor to have...
  29. Re: 10 Relatively NEW Designers Worth Sampling: Help Please!

    I think all the new noteworthy designers I've tried have been spoken for.
  30. Re: Ultimate wide appeal 5 fragrance wardrobe

    If I had to do 5 based on mass-appeal they would be:

    Calvin Klein Eternity for Men (1989) - right at the end of the 80's and ushering in the styles of both the 90's and where we are today. The...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Versace Blue Jeans (1994)

    Here I am with a Versace released 26 years ago among a thread full of vaulted Creeds and pedigreed Patous. I should know my place. *wink*
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)

    A beautiful if simple vetiver.
  33. Re: PdM Carlisle vs Mancera Red Tobacco

    Sometimes I like to mispronounce the PdM Carlisle as "Carlizzle" because of how it's spelled. I haven't had a chance to sample the Mancera, but I like the PdM
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noir (2006)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
  36. Re: EMINENCE Pour Homme - Mid 70's Sleeper

    There are 2 other fragrances also named Eminence from 2 completely different houses, one of them feminine. This may be a bugger to get in the directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

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    Creed Himalaya (2002)
  38. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Because they see any demand as a test, then raise more to see if it holds. They're effectively "fishing" with buy-it-now rather than risk an auction. It's against eBay rules but impossible to prove....
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled Sauvage Sauvage Sauvage but what else is new?

    Haven't smelled anything that wasn't Sauvage (and not my own scent) in months.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    It was still a good read!
  41. Re: The Highest Complimented Acqua di Gio Flanker

    Combine them into Acqua di Giò Profabsolusenzafundo
  42. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    Problem with someone like this is even IP bans won't stop them if they're behind proxies or using other internet magic to hide themselves. They'll just get a new mask and try again, forever. You'll...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore a thing because it smelled good.

    I will also wear a different thing later that will smell differently good.
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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)

    Getting it done the classy way on Friday.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    I also want to swap recommendation for recommendation.

    Try Kiton Men (1996)

    It's pineapple, violet, geranium, tobacco, cedar, and musk. Think GIT and bits of Roy Soleil mixed with Aventus...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Im high on Life (cereal)
  49. Thread: Bijan

    by Zealot Crusader
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    Re: Bijan

    The Donut of Death.

    (or B of Oblivion if you have the smaller bottle)
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    I think Peter Gabriel was better than Peter Gabriel, but Peter Gabriel was also a good album too.

    But back to the Genesis of the conversation we go...

    Another personal "unicorn" of mine was a...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Fragonard by Fragonard sounds so silly hahaha!

    I guess it's no different than Peter Gabriel making his first four albums self-titled and leaving it up to you for figuring out which one is which.
    ...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Let's combine them. It's an unwearable shadow of smelling the same to me. Wait, what? I need a nap.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I love it

    Death - Pull the Plug (1988 Leprosy LP)
    Coffee
    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Vintage English Leather (1949) made by MEMco with the old black labels and gothic font (50's-early 70's) are total oakmoss bombs for cheap, but you'll have to deal with splashes.
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    You've piqued my interest, and I'm always down for another metallic geranium/aldehyde fougère exercise a la Himalaya, Platinum Égoïste, Le Roy Soleil Homme, or XS pour Homme.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Yeah, I'm familiar with the gray caps (almost all of which are invariably unicorns now and beyond the reach of most), and would love to try that particular one (among others), but I tend to put them...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Reformulation hysteria is always over the top from certain talking heads that get on the soap box about modernity being the death of perfume (some of them my friends so I say this with love), but the...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Does it really stain like that?
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    I'm actually very interested in the fact that a masculine-market scent contained honeysuckle, which is a note I love. One of the reasons I began exploring feminine perfumes was for good roses, which...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Capucci pour Homme by Roberto Capucci (1967)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm just recalling the sprays of future passed.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Creed Millésime Impérial because I thought it was going to be warm enough for it.

    It wasn't.
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    I sold my swap bin
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

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    That was meeeeaaaaannnnn

    (Do it again!!! :D)
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    I'm actually kind of fascinated why Tommy Bahama would release then pull a fragrance so quickly. Avon even at their most fickle would give a scent at least 6 months in the catalog before pulling it,...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black Reformulation?

    This one is subject to "Schrödinger's Discontinuation", meaning it is if you want it to be, but also not if you don't want it to be, since stores seem to keep stocking it and prices seem very fair...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    My personal Avon unicorn was original vintage Avon Bird of Paradise (1969), not the bird-shaped splash decanter but the baby-blue "ultra-cologne" spray bottle my mother had. I found another and...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Is there a particular reason you love Clive Christian over any other similar brand? A personal story behind how you found this love for them? Something that would make you take this journey to...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Now for my answer. There are several but due to time constraints, I'll name one for now and may come back to add another.

    Wind Drift by MEM (1970), originally its own fragrance, then lumped in as...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)
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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    That's a beautiful answer! Thank you! Hope your migraine lets up!
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    There's no reason specifically why these are your personal holier-than-holies? No story about how you came to them? Knowing why these are so special to you and how you came to that conclusion are...
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    Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    We use the term "unicorn" to describe anything exceedingly rare or placed out of reach, be it by actual scarcity caused by limited production, or post-discontinuation hype causing aftermarket price...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wanna macerate all night, and hunt batch codes everyday.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)

    Since nobody liked my Loverboy lyrics, I had to go cry and douse myself in Creed to feel better.
  78. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

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    Here we go again about what a proper review is and isn't.

    Let me fetch my xanax. BRB
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Turn Me Loose by Loverboy (1980)
    RC Cola
    Avon Lover Boy (1980)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)

    I was born to run
    I was born to dream
    The craziest boy you ever seen
    I gotta do it my way
    Or no way at all
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    It's less about what perfume I smell and more about any other ancillary odors I smell that I don't want to.

    In other words, wash yo @$$
  82. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    Yeah, that's what he went by on Basenotes. Try all lowercase if it doesn't come up that way.
  83. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    I'm a huge fan of JTD

    His reviews do more than inform me of a fragrance, but also provide the context behind the when and the why, helping you slip into the time and space that fragrance was meant...
  84. Re: Truth Must Be Told: Reviews based on Sample Vials are not as reliable!

    Despite best intentions early on, I think this thread has devolved into a battle of wills, and I'm not sure what everyone is even arguing about anymore, or what the point of it all even is. No...
  85. Re: praising Bracken Man -- paging fans of this Amouage

    All praise Brackenus, God of Fougèrecles!

    (It's good stuff)
  86. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    It happened 3 time to me with a seller and a bottle of Jazz Prestige (since then becoming a unicorn). I was trying to buy a backup when the stuff was just starting to go "on it's way up" and tried...
  87. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    7 years, and that bottle would be my first bottle of Azzaro pour Homme (1978). I've always had a larger collection (smallest size 35 bottles), so it gets hard to really double down on a bottle unless...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Last Rites by Razor (off of Custom Killing LP 1987), Red Bull, Montblanc Explorer

    I'm on fire
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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)

    The Unventus
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)
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    Re: Eau des Baux

    I'm a little disappointed they charge the same price for 25ml less now, but yes it's a good scent.
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    Re: Just joined

    Welcome!
  94. Re: the drydowns - which do you enjoy the most?

    Good MODERN drydowns aren't impossible to find, you just have to stay away from the "high street" stuff (aka mass-market genres like ambrox bombs and sweet ethyl maltol/tonka fragrances).
    ...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    That one isn't heavy on oakmoss, but it does have a big slug of orris. Tai Winds is a tonka/oakmoss monster, and Blend 7 reduces to oakmoss chypre in the base, as does Clint. Feminines are much...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Guess you'd need to define "budget" first, because depending on your socioeconomic status, that could have one zero, or three on the end.

    For me? Vintage Avons with oakmoss bases. Maybe not...
  97. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    If they relist it at a higher price, you know exactly what kind of BS they're up to. I've been refunded this way too, because the seller realized they could get a lot more, and after a week of...
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    Re: case of vintages being stronger

    I love your icon, and the answer is yes and no on a case-by-case. Some scents were never powerhouses to begin with, while some have been toned down.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    Maybe it's the price. At $150, it enters niche territory, and since Chanel goes ham against discounters, most hobby-level fragheads know if they're playing the clout game, they can get discounted...
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