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  1. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Pure Havane smells so bad, I'd love to try the fake.
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    Re: Warm Summer Date NIGHT Scents

    MFK Cologne Pour Le Soir.

    Have never gone wrong with this on any date night in any weather.
  3. Re: Which fragrance immediately gives you confidence?

    Couldn't name a specific one, but that wearing the RIGHT one, for me, for whatever the occasion is (dance club, date, formal dinner, etc) helps to instill a sense of being more comfortable in the...
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    Re: Dirty, animalic Fresh?

    MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir

    Tom Ford Urban Musk
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Why not just spend the $10 to sample it first?
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    I don't think anyone has it personally. Your best bet is to go through one of the retailers or decant houses.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Guerlain Myrrhe & Delires

    I think M&D is pretty cool. At first whiff on the skin, it smells very powdery, as in baby powder, or just...like a baby.

    However, you've got hang out for the drydown. After 30 minutes or so, it...
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    Re: The Vicious Cycle of Fragrance Addiction.

    I dare you to spray em on all at once, and then go hop on a city bus hehe.
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Oud Stars:

    Zafar - As far as Zafar specifically and it's "aged oud" - it is aged alright. Like someone died wearing it 500 years ago and was recently unearthed. Really horrid to my nose. If I was...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    So, update on MFK Oud - The opening is sort of off-putting. Not so much cloying as it is just sensory overload. It takes a good 15-20 minutes to settle down into a sort of boozy/cognac, spicy, airy...
  11. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    The site is fine. You're not just paying for the scent, you're paying for the entire business of decanting it. International shipping is only $5.95

    So for $11 total you can try Pure Malt. Not sure...
  12. Thread: Pure Malt

    by fsface
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    Re: Pure Malt

    You can order a decant online right now - http://surrendertochance.com/thierry-mugler-a-men-pure-malt-limited-edition/
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    Re: Aventus Dissapointment

    OMG! 2 batches of Aventus smell different?!

    Dude, you've been here since 2006, you know that.

    I wouldn't in a trillion years buy 4oz of Aventus unless as part of a pre-arranged split. I only...
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    Re: D&G Velvet Vetiver

    It's a crisp vetiver with a fig/spice in along with it. And it's quite linear, it dries down almost the same as it opens, and stays that way throughout. Probably get 6-8 hours out of it.
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    D&G Velvet Vetiver

    Has anyone tried this?

    I really enjoy it. I think it is a great summer fragrance with its Mediterranean influences, and it's middle of the road enough to wear everyday, yet sophisticated enough...
  16. Thread: Pure Malt

    by fsface
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    Re: Pure Malt

    At least after the apocalypse you'll still smell nice.
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    Re: Gentle People -- Your Expertise is Required

    +1

    Only way to be sure is go back and try them on one by one, and between each one go walk around and see if you get any compliments yet.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Basenotes has/had serious database issues it seems past 24 hrs.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Hmm....
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique

    Hmmm.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    I'm interested to see what the new site is all about. I read Patty's big long post about all the hidden meanings and words tattoo'd and adventures in Morocco and la la la. But my main question is...
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    Re: Bond No 9 scents

    There's so many offerings from this house, I couldn't wait to sample them all. Took quite a while to do so, and I found out that....I can't stand ANY of them. EXCEPT for 'Brooklyn'. That's the only...
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    Re: A Scent for Easter

    Duh, CDG Avignon ofc!!
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    Re: Musc Ravaguer replacement

    Why not ready for niche???

    If it is price point, know that almost all the FM fragrances come in travel sprays, including Musc Ravaguer, and they work out to be like $35 each (in a set of 3) and if...
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    Re: Musc Ravaguer replacement

    Why not ready for niche???

    If it is price point, know that almost all the FM fragrances come in travel sprays, including Musc Ravaguer, and they work out to be like $35 each (in a set of 3) and if...
  26. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by fsface
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    If you mowed your lawn, put the clipping in a juicer, and then poured it on yourself...voila - Terre D'Hermes.

    Wanted to like it, but it's a scrubber.
  27. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    Yeah that Diptyque - Philosykos, just one big giant coconut.
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    Re: Mandarina Duck Pure Black ?

    Some Barneys carry it, in the store, not online. In fact, depending on what you buy at Barney's, they may give you a free bottle of Mandarina Duck Black.
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    Re: Five O’Clock au Gingembre - Serge Lutens

    Smells like something I'd wear only on Thanksgiving and Christmas, etc.
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    Re: Blind Buy: Dior Leather Oud.

    This and Tuscan Leather definitely are the most 'real leather' I've encountered out of most all the leather fragrances. However I slightly prefer Tuscan Leather if I had to choose, but usually choose...
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    Re: My fragrance travel system

    Don't think that's really an option. You just gotta spend the $5 when you want another one.
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    Gris Clair and Bois Vanille are both wearable by a man. I've worn them out many a night.
  33. Re: Which fragrances smell closest to your clothes after a bonfire?

    +5. This nails it. However as much as it does, I dont' personally want to smell like it =)
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    Re: Why men like to talk about fragrances.

    Women do most of their yapping about products related to them on 'Makeup Alley'.
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    Re: Comme Des Garcons fragrance recommendations.

    Surprised no one here has mentioned CdG White. White rocks!!

    Also Kyoto Incense is great, and yes Calamus is a nice summer scent.
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio is overrated

    But you sir, are special. You are your own man, with your own magnificent tastes.

    http://guestofaguest.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/dos.jpg
    "I don't always wear cologne, but when I do,
    I...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio is overrated

    I used to think it was great, but after delving into the niche world, upon a recent revisit to it - ADG smells dead, flat, and boring to me.
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    Funny, I feel the EXACT SAME WAY about Le Labo. And for me too the Bergamote was the only one I felt was potentially wearable.

    They've got their own boutique store in Hollywood a few blocks from...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Yup that - plus Serge Lutens MKK, and some of the Creeds with that Millesime base in them.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan -- Smokiness?

    I think I know what you mean, sort of like on Halloween, when you see a burning brown paper bag on your front porch, then you go outside and stomp out the fire only to realize what was in the bag,...
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    Re: A*MEN Pure Havane Bad Experience

    Yeah, I'll never understand why someone in the USA would blind buy if there's no return policy when for $5.99 at The Perfumed Court you could get the sample and save yourself from being out $100 or...
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    Re: A*MEN Pure Havane Bad Experience

    A*Men was cool in it's day, Pure Malt was great, Pure Coffee was good, but Pure Havane is just bad blah bad.
  43. Re: Can I go wrong blind buying....Chergui, Tom Ford

    These are probably two of the most hyped niche fragrances on this board, yet from each house, are some that are to me the most neutral. I wouldn't see either is bad, but neither had me ecstatic and...
  44. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Well I don't see what the issue is, if you're that unfamiliar with the fragrance there are places online where you can get Tom Ford samples of White Suede.

    Oh, wait...are you saying that rather -...
  45. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Thanks for clearing that up, previously I was very confused =P
  46. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Black (Orchid) vs White (Suede). Ying vs Yang. It's all making sense now.
  47. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Okay fine - it smells like some chick's panties after she's been grinding on you at the club for 30 minutes should she have taken them off and handed them to you. How u like dat?

    Plus this is...
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    Re: L'Artisan's Havana Vanilla v. Double Vanille

    HV is more for very warm weather or hot climates. Picture a hot steamy August evening in downtown Miami.

    SDV is a bit more subdued and can be worn in a lot more climates/situations IMO.

    A guy...
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    TDC De Bachmakov smells more like clean freshly hung laundry on a Spring day to me.

    +1 However on CdG Zagorsk in their Incense series for capturing icy tundra. Perfect for your trip to Moscow,...
  50. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Yes please do, real science is an important part of fragrance.



    Maybe they just wear a lot of White Suede in all the right places haha.
  51. Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    ....secret naughty parts.

    IMO.

    I know there's lots of musk type scents out there but this one smells exactly this way to me. Now the question is, will the scent attract women, or repel...
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Noir de noir is quite horrid to my nose, but on the other hand - I think Oud Wood is a masterpiece. Grey Vetiver is great solely to wear to the office in a suit and tie environment.

    Tobacco...
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    Re: Do you pack a frag for the gym?

    I pack some Musc Koublai Kahn just in case all the treadmills are full, then I spray it on and stand around nearby and watch em clear on out!

    Most people can stand the smell of gym sweat, but...
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    Brooklyn - It's on their site - http://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-parfum/downtown/view/brooklyn
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    I like Brooklyn. I think the bottle is cool as hell also.
  56. Thread: My sample order

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    Re: My sample order

    The only Histoires de Parfums that worked for me was 1826 Montijo. I found the rest of the line too feminine, even Casanova. Regarding Histoires de Parfums 1740, wow - total dirty-ness, somewhere...
  57. Poll: Re: What would you rate Chergui by Serge Lutens? 1 - 10

    Gave it a 5. For all the hoopla and yip-yap about it over and over in so many threads, after sampling the entire Lutens line, I found Chergui to be just average, and nothing I was getting excited...
  58. Re: habanita by molinard - can it be worn by men also?

    It smells like something an old man would wear, in Miami, in the 60's or 70's. Total pass on this one for me.
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    Re: Applying 1 Million

    Do you have any live flowers in your place? Just stand near them and keep spraying until they start to wilt over, then you've reached full sillage.
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    Re: Nasomatto Silver Musk

    It's hard to pick out the notes, because it's barely there, at least on me. Seems very weak and seems to lack longevity. I thought it was super amazing when I first smelled it, but by an hour later...
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    Re: Is selling fragrance decants allowed on ebay?

    Considering there's already a website/business completely devoted to decanting expensive frags (And just about any frags) - The Perfumed Court - I'd say you'd probably have to take their prices into...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    Okay let me see if I have this straight - you are stating that you're NOT a fan of leather fragrances, yet you're asking if you'll like a fragrance named Tuscan Leather, that clearly smells like...
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    Re: Please help (nothing terrible, though)

    All fragrances are being discontinued. Only Creed's Aventus and A*Men flankers will be made from now on worldwide.
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    I'd rule out most of the vetiver's too, except to me TF Grey Vetiver is a power-office scent. In fact that's the only place I could imagine wearing it. Definitely not old-mannish, but certainly...
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    Re: Frapin 1270 ... Amazing!

    To me it's a "bar on the beach during summer" kind of fragrance. Kickin it with margarita's at some seaside bar/club/lounge.
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    Re: Frapin 1270 ... Amazing!

    Smells like candy. Yum. Seems more like a warm weather / outdoor scent to me.
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    Ummm....GREY Vetiver by Tom Ford
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    Re: Bond bottle caps - usually loose?

    The ones with the loose caps are worth more.
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    Re: Nassomatto Black Afgano being discontinued?

    They do only make a limited number of bottles (not sure on the exact number, someone here said 1000) but I do know they only ship out to distributors twice a year.
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    Re: Question regarding my purchase

    I doubt it. Simple SUPPLY AND DEMAND. There weren't any 100ml so they were selling the 50ml for whatever they though they could get for them, even if that meant a price close to the 100ml price. And...
  71. Re: Profumum Roma - What GREAT MALE scents do they make (other than Arso) ???

    Great replies so far, looks like I'm going to have to find a way to check out a lot of what they have to offer.



    Man you're gonna LOVE Arso. Talk about the ultimate autumn/winter fireside...
  72. Thread: Layering Frags

    by fsface
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    Re: Name two colognes you layer.

    2 Lutens - Gris Clair with Bois Vanille
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    Re: Warm evening fragrance suggestions

    For warm WEATHER -

    Designer:
    Varvatos Artisan or Artisan Black
    Allure Edition Blanche
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Givenchy Pi Neo
    Rochas Man
    D&G Light Blue
    Jo Malone Fig
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    Re: Why do you love/hate Joop Homme?

    Because it's old and it smells bad, even when it was new.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II or L'Artisan Tea for Two

    Gucci, as others have said - more wearable.
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    Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir - Dirtyyyy

    I think MFK is a genius with most of his frags. And I think APLS is a MUST SMELL for anyone into fragrance. I just find it too animalistic to be wearable in MOST situations. Unlike say Lutens MKK...
  77. Re: Which one if your favourite Chanel Allure Homme : Original or Sport or Blanche ?

    The only one I like is Blanche, and only in hot weather. Not sure about the office, but for anything outside in the summer Blanche rocks it.
  78. Re: What was your FIRST and LAST purchase after joining BN ?

    First: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Recent: Profumum Roma - Arso
  79. Re: Profumum Roma - What GREAT MALE scents do they make (other than Arso) ???

    That doesn't really narrow it down there Neal. How about if you had to pick your top 5-10 out of the 20-whatever they make??
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    Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Atelier Cologne 'Vanilla Insensee' could be a possibility.
  81. Re: Seaweed fragrance with the best Longevity & Sillage ?

    Yeah - Sel Marin hits it pretty damn good. I don't know if I'd want to wear it / smell like it, but it nails that vibe spot on.
  82. Re: Ingredient that makes me want to puke - what is it?

    I actually realized not too long ago that Creed's 'Millesime' based stuff makes me sick if applied anything more than sparingly.
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    Re: Pure Havane thoughts

    I think it's junk. Bad flanker. I thought from the opening it would be good but the drydown was just bad.

    And I really like Pure Malt/Coffee as well as Sunessence.
  84. Profumum Roma - What GREAT MALE scents do they make (other than Arso) ???

    Hi all,

    Having fallen in love with Arso, I noticed they have a WHOLE BUNVCH of fragrances in their line (all of which are listed as unisex), and am wondering who here has sampled/bought any and...
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    Re: Any like Creed Aventus?

    The price tag matters if you're planning to bath yourself in it everyday. Otherwise, grab a smaller bottle for closer to $120 or grab a decant from the Perfumed Court for any price point that works...
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    Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir - Dirtyyyy

    Too dirty the Cologne Poir le Soir is more wearable IMO.
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    Re: Arso by Profumum

    As an interesting note - it goes quite well with Jazz music.
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    Re: Arso by Profumum

    Congratulations! You're now a walking forrest fire!!
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    Re: New Angel/A*Men Formula!

    lol@@@!!!!!!!
  90. Thread: Lutens

    by fsface
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    Re: Lutens

    As in blind bought you mean FULL 50mL BOTTLES??

    If that's the case, why take the gamble with that kind of money, to end up with that much fragrance you're not going to wear?? If you think you...
  91. Thread: Samples

    by fsface
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    Re: Samples

    Goto your nearest Sephora. Pick out the ones you like, and ask them to make samples for you. They'll make them on the spot and put them in actual little spray vials.

    To make the sales people more...
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    Re: Gris Clair - wtf?!

    The real MAGIC in Gris Clair, is it is probably the only fragrance I've encountered that seems to be 'smoldering' on the skin, as if there's a real heat source creating the scent continuously.
    ...
  93. Re: What aspects of being a fragrance lover got you started or keeps you interested?

    EXACTLY!!! And the 'discovery' process of finding something new, amazing, and unique.
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    Re: Wearing scents to a coffee shop...

    New Haarlem is so blastedly overpowering, a coffee shop would indeed be the perfect place to wear it.
  95. Re: Lumiere Noir pour Homme by Maison Kurkdjian or Le Labo's Rose 31

    Lumiere Noir pour Homme wins hands down in my book. Sexy, airy, sophisticated, alluring, I could go on and on - a masterpiece.

    Le Labo Rose 31, blah.
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    Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Clive Christian 'X' for Men
  97. Re: Diptyque, Considering Philosykos + L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    Agreed, out of all the fig scents I've encountered, Philosykos is the most, how shall I put it - 'unadulterated'.
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    Re: Gris Clair - wtf?!

    Let me tell you about Gris Clair.

    I sort all my fragrances by PURPOSE. I don't care what the top notes are from the ass notes or whatever.

    I care about where and with who etc. I would utilize a...
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather is attractive if you're a man over 50 looking to attract a woman over 50, then go for it. Otherwise, I would seriously consider using this in my car to keep that 'new car smell' going...
  100. Re: Diptyque, Considering Philosykos + L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    Can't go wrong with Philosykos, as far as fig scents go, it's very wearable on a guy.
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