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    Banana Republic Slate and Black Walnut

    Has any one tried these?

    I tried them yesterday and was quite impressed with Black Walut. These are the notes listed - cognac, tobacco leaves, cedar wood. It was slightly dark and quite sensual....
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    I would think that most people that grew up in the ADG era would feel that anything complex and woody (especially smelled out of a bottle) is bad.

    It's like a person that grew up on McDonalds...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday September 12

    Creed Neroli Savage!

    Oh, is this good stuff!
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    Re: Chergui vs Creed Acier Aluminium

    I've never smelled Chergui, but Acier Aluminum is an incredible scent!

    It isn't as versatile as I'd like, but when the ocasion calls for AA, nothing else will do!

    Yes, it is a wee bit powdery,...
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    Re: The 10 Levels Of Junky-ism

    This is WAY beyond Level 11!

    You have to get to the point where you have every other drugstore frag before you even get close to this!
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    Re: Just tried Dior Homme -- awesome

    definitley top 10 material!

    I wore it yesterday and my new GF almost freaked!
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    Re: What scent makes you feel sexy?

    Jaipur seems to do the trick, as does Passage D'Enfer.
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    Re: Creed Bois De Santal

    It's obvious that since it's a Creed it's overrated and overpriced!

    I've actually been looking to try this for quite a while but haven't found anyhwere to test it.
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    Re: Top 5 for Autumn

    Tough one...

    Dunhill Edition
    Creed Bois de Portugal
    CdG Man 2
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Passage d'Enfer
  10. Re: Where can my wife sniff Caron in Los Angeles?

    Oh, I forgot about Perfumes Raffy on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks.

    Good prices on designer frags, not so good on niche.
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    Re: Early morning safe fragance for warm weather?

    Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee is another one I'd recomend.

    This one smells of Italian gardens in the summer!

    To me early morning warm weather frags should be old school and very natural...
  12. Re: Where can my wife sniff Caron in Los Angeles?

    On Westwood Blvd a little ways north of The Westside Pavilian is a shop called Perfumes West. I didn't look at the women's frags, but they had most of the men's Caron's.

    Good prices too.

    Then...
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    Re: Looking for something with more tobacco.

    New Tabarome and Havana are 2 of the best!

    Miller Harris is right up there, but on me it didn't last or project very well.

    Actually, somethin else you migh want to check out is the VERY...
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    Re: Could a woman wear Himalaya in summer?

    I agree, absolutely!
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    Re: Gaultier2 - Of bubblegum and candles

    Last night I was thinking that I have something in a mini that smells a lot like Gaultier 2.

    So I started searching my minis and came across Animale (not sure which one, the writing is smeared)....
  16. Thread: Kai

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    Re: Kai

    Thanks everyone!

    It seems to last quite a while on my GF and I smelled it from a pretty good distance, so on her it wasn't to close to the skin.

    I also bought her the shower gell.
  17. Thread: Kai

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    Kai

    My girlfriend is not really into fragrences, she only has one (it's in a tearpdrop shaped bottle, not sure what it is). But when she saw my collection and I started telling her how the different...
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    Re: Gaultier2 - Of bubblegum and candles

    I just had an anoying SA at the Bloomingdales at The Beverly Center spray some of this on the back of my hand (while I was looking for a frag for my girlfriend). I couldn't wash it off soon enough! I...
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    Re: fragrance and catastrophe

    That's a real drag!

    The scense of smell is linked more closely to memory than any other sense. I'd be real surprised if you were able to seperate the scent from the bad memory.
    ...
  20. Re: What aquatic/marine scents have the best sillage/longevity?

    Erolfa lasts pretty good on me and seems to project quite well, also.

    Givenchy Blue Label lasts forever. Not sure if this is a true aquatic/marine since it's a little more complex and woody, but I...
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    Re: What's up with Jacques Fath YANG?

    On me, even the opening isn't sweet, it's citrusy.

    The dry down is dry with tea, wood and vetiver.

    When I first tried this I didn't know it was a tea scent. I'm not a big fan of tea scents....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 6

    I'm loaded up with Creed Neroli Savage!

    3rd day in a row, love this stuff.
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    Re: Early morning safe fragance for warm weather?

    I think most citrus scents are great for mornings in warm weather. They tend to be invigerating and create a positive atmosphere.

    L'occitane Verbena is one such scent!
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    Re: What's up with Jacques Fath YANG?

    Yeah, I meant to add to my origianl post after, "the bottle itself almost made her melt!", "The scent finished the job!"
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    What's up with Jacques Fath YANG?

    I just bought a bottle of this Saturday and I got to say, this has instantly moved into my top 10!

    After the citrus opening fades, what is left is a very masculine and sensuous tea, woods,...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    Not all Creeds smell alike (far from it). There is a slight similarity between Erolfa and MI, although MI is brighter, but they are differnent enough after they develop to justify owning both. MI and...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    Creed MI is one of the best smelling frags around, but there is an issue with longevity. I usually carry an atomizer with me to refresh.

    I will always have a bottle of this in my colection!
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    Re: What IS leather? A bunch of confused questions

    WHen I smell a leather scent I get the ditinct smel of.,,leather!

    Dzing, Cuir de Russie, Spanish Leather, Cuiron and others all smell like leather to me. Do the smell like the same leather? No. I...
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    Re: Spray Application - what's your method?

    Usually a spray on each wrist and 2 sprays on my neck.

    The other day I almost doubled this amount with Erolfa and it lasted all day and got me a compliment!
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    Re: Perfume oils, did anyone tried?

    That's amazing!

    I mean, English Leather for $45 for .25 oz!

    They make Creed Imperial! That might be worth it if it actually lasts.
  31. Re: Frags you must spray/splash a lot to be effect

    I was having that problem with Creed Erolfa. I'd spray my normal number of sprays and it would be gone in a couple of hours. I was getting dissapointed with it.

    I have since doubled the amount and...
  32. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    I was in the garment district in Los Angeles last Saturday checking out some frags and in one store they had a scent called "Royal Mountain Water"! I know there is no such frag, when I looked at the...
  33. Re: What aquatic frags do Dior and Chanel offer?

    I agree with Higher Energy.

    Maybe not a true aquatic, but still freshand light. It's just OK though.
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    Re: Help from Madrid:Need aquatic/fruity frag.

    You should geve Givenchy Blue Label and Halston Unbound a try.

    Both have a nice, fresh fruity top. Blue Label has a nice depth with some woody basenotes and Unbound has a nice woody, amber base.
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    Re: Vetiver - what am I missing?

    Who says you're missing anything?

    Fragrence, like any othere art form is totally subjective. If you don't happen to like a fragrence note, it doesn't mean you're missing anything, you just don't...
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    Re: Mens favorites for women

    YOu're not expecting to get any kind of consensus from this are you? :-)
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    Re: Mens favorites for women

    My girlfriend was wearing KAI perfume oil (a little goes a LONG way) a few days ago and it drove me crazy!

    http://luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=10101&section=1

    I also recently smelled...
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    Re: Your top 3 that ARE NOT SWEET

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Creed Tabarome
    Amouage Dia
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    CW was my daily scent (it lasted about 2 hours on me)! If you re-read my post that you quoted above, you'll see that I list it as well as Tuscany, Drakar and Pasha.

    I guess until I read about the...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    The first time I ever smelled GIT I had no idea who Creed was (I had almost no idea there were even "niche" companies, I thought frags started and ended with designers). I was an owner of Drakar...
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    Re: Overrating scents

    I've been saying this for months!

    I'm glad someone else has voiced the same opinion.

    To me saying a fragrence is overrated is in a way stating your opinion as fact. The term overrated has the...
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    Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    Not this again!

    I own them both and any similarity (which is superficial to begin with) is gone within about 30 minutes! Especially the sillage is different.

    After reading about the constant...
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    Re: 3 recent positive excperiences

    I love ScentBar!

    I used to be in retail, and although we wouldn't talk bad about products we didn't carry we wouldn't say they were the greatest either.

    I just wasn't sure how another retailer...
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    Re: 3 recent positive excperiences

    They sent me the wrong scent. I ordered Neroli Savage and they sent me Erolfa instead. Since I almost ordered Erolfa anyway, I decided to keep it.

    The delivery was quite fast and the bottles were...
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    Re: 3 recent positive excperiences

    They sent me the wrong scent. I ordered Neroli Savage and they sent me Erolfa instead. Since I almost ordered Erolfa anyway, I decided to keep it.

    The delivery was quite fast and the bottles were...
  46. Thread: fahrenheit

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    Re: fahrenheit

    This was one of my first fragrence purchases when it was originally released.

    I recently smelled it after years and fell in love with all over again! It really is a special scent.

    I may even...
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    Re: Testing Bois d Portugal currently...

    Actually, I went home during lunch and smelled it again and I take back what I previously said!

    I'm going to wear this a lot this Winter!
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    Re: Testing Bois d Portugal currently...

    BdP is one of the best scents ever made!

    That being said, I understand that it's hard to wear. It needs a certain attitude to pull it off.

    I have a decant that will probably last me a year.
  49. Re: Every man should be equipped...with Equipage

    This is one of those scents that I appreciate a great deal, but for some reason it just doesn't work on me. I even gave it a high rating in my wardrobe.

    Sometimes when I'm home I'll apply it just...
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    Re: Which do you prefer SMW or GEIR ?

    And this is why when someone says a particular house or scent is over rated it's so meaningless! Here we have 2 very respected scents on Basenotes and in the world of perfumery and each of the above...
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    Re: SotD Thusday 24 August

    Creed Erolfa
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    Re: Citrylis, a perfume just for me

    I've had the pleasure of visiting Mike's "design studio" (it's actually more of a work desk with hundreds of arcane little bottles with esoteric names on shelves) and sampled some of his experiments....
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    Re: Which do you prefer SMW or GEIR ?

    I own them both and feel they are fairly equal in quality. I like SMW a little better overall, but Geir lasts longer and projects better.

    I do get a "fresh mountain air" impression when I smell...
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :) ;)

    Creed GIT
    Amouage Dia
    Aramis Havana
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Rochas Man
    l'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
    Creed Bois De Portugal
    Boucheron Jaipur
    Geir Ness
    Richard James
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    Re: Just received my order for Creed Himalaya

    I jut bought a bottle of Himalaya a few days ago and wore it yesterday.

    About 5-6 hours after applying, I was in the lunch room and a female co-worker came in and sniffed the air, and said "your...
  56. Thread: FIRE scents !

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    Re: FIRE scents !

    Passage d' Enfer!
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    Re: original vetiver

    This is a great scent!

    Much better than TM Cologne (which I also like a lot) to which it's often compared.
  58. Thread: Coffee!

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    Re: Coffee!

    Rochas Man is not pure coffee, but it's definitely the dominant note.
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    Re: Substitutions for Creed frags?

    For about 10 minutes, then any similarities are GONE!

    Hugh Parsons 99 Regent Street doesn't smell like any particular Creed, but it smells like it could be a Creed, if that makes sense.
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    Re: Jean Patou por Homme

    No, these were at more secret (and will remain so!) place I know.
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    Jean Patou por Homme

    On Saturday I saw 2 bottles of this for $35. I almost bought them blind based on the reviews and the price I saw them going for on the Internet!

    They were sealed boxes and the contents was a...
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    Re: What distinguishes "niche" scents from others

    I like to think of niche scents in the same way as artisinal wines and cheeses. They are made to the taste of the creaters and it's up to the consumer to appreciate them or not. I may not always like...
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    Re: How do YOU test scents?

    First I spray on a card to see if it's even in the ballpark of what I'm looking for.

    Then I'll spray it on my arm, wait for it to dry, then smell it close up to see if there is anything...
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    Re: Miller Harris Tabac

    Yep!

    Got a sample from The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent) and love everything about it!
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    Re: Gucci Rush Vs. Azzaro Visit....

    I totally agree!

    I own a mini of Visit and recently smelled Rush and had to look twice at the bottle.
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    Re: RoccoBarocco Silver Jeans?

    I think we were refering to the 1995 men's version with the same name.
  67. Re: anyone else here wear pure oudh oil, where do you get yours? stories?

    I've been toying with the idea of purchasing an Attar from here - http://www.arabianbazaar.com
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    Re: What to wear while you play

    Thanks! I night have to try that. There were some recomendations on another thread about Surface that got me intrigued.

    I lived in the Bay area for about 6 months about 8 years ago and surfed...
  69. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    Geir and SMW don't smell too similar, but they fill the same niche, if you know what I mean?
  70. Re: Looking for something better than Armani's Aqua di Gio?

    Seems like there are seveeral recomendations for Blue Label, so I'll do the same. It has more depth and complexity but is in the same ballpark.

    Halston Unbound is one of the closest to ADG but...
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    Re: RoccoBarocco Silver Jeans?

    I asked the same question about a year ago to the same deafening silence!

    I think we'll continue to be in the dark on this one...
  72. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    Absolutley!

    I almost bought this a Nordstroms a few weeks ago and for some reason decided not to. 30 minutes after I left Nordstroms I went into a fagrence store in West Los Angeles and they had a...
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    Re: l'artisan fragrances and prices

    I just bought a Passage D'enfer tester (in box, no cap) at Perfuirmes Raffy for $79!

    They have testers of every l'artisan.
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    Re: What to wear while you play

    SInce I surf all year long, I wear a combinnation of neoprene, sunscreen and Los Angeles ocean water!

    Now if they could only bottle that!
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    Re: Compliment OF The Day

    I was in a book store a while back killing time while waiting to meet up with a couple of friends. Out of the corner of my eye I catch this cute mid 20's girl talking to her boyfriend. She's looking...
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    Re: Patou PH, anyone know where...

    Check out the prices here!

    http://www.1stperfume.com/patphommetsl2.html?shopping
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    Re: GIT has green tea in the middle notes

    Does that mean that wearing it will help me "look great naked"?
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    Re: where to pick up minis in los angeles?

    Land of $22 dollar Helmut Lang Cuiron, $75 75 ml Creeds, $60 200 ml CDG Odeur 53 and the list goes on!
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    Re: Favourite British Fragrance

    I don't own any, but I like every Truefitt and Hill I've sampled.

    West Indian Limes, Clubman, Spanish Leather are all great.
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    Re: where to pick up minis in los angeles?

    That's the place to go!

    You'll find so many minis you won't know what to do! Many discontinued ones too. THe minis are not as good a deal as the full size bottles though.

    Walk on Maple street...
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    Re: Path to niche enlightenment?

    That path is long and arduous my friend!

    More "niche" houses on the "must chsck out list" are,

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Florascent, Miller Harris, Malle, Amouage, Montale, Jo Malone,...
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    3 recent positive excperiences

    1. I bought a bottle of Crowne Park Royal from Perfumes Raffy (the store, not the website) and although I liked it, it smelled way too much like Polo. I took it back to the store and they swaped it...
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    Re: Need a new parfume?

    Ahhh! Geir...

    Wearing it today. So good, when I wear it I can't stop smelling myself.
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    Re: Need a new parfume?

    You might want to take a look at Azzaro Chrome.

    Muglar Cologne is also a great, fresh cologne that won\'t smell like everyone else.
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    Re: What would you add to this wardrobe?

    Maybe something with a strong tobacco note. I see Herrara for Men, but if I remember correctly, the tobacco is not very strong.

    You might want to check out Aramis Havana or Miller Harris Tobacco...
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    Re: Why do we Hoard?

    That's me too! I will almost always get sick of a scent before I finish a bottle, so I will buy the smaller size.

    SA's always tell me that the bigger bottle is a better deal, which strictly...
  87. I just went "old school" at Perfumes Raffy!

    I bought one of the last 2 bottles of Crown Perfumery Park Royal they had!

    I figured since it looks like Crown is no more, I should own a bottle from the venerable house.

    I'm liking it! It's...
  88. Thread: House of Aramis

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    Re: House of Aramis

    Tuscany is a classic. One of the first frags I ever owned.

    Havana a freaking masterpiece!
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    Re: Huge tease at Abercrombie yesterday

    And then there is their racist hring policies...

    An ex-girlfreind bought me a polo form there, and I do have to admit, it does fit well. But I would not buy anything there mysekf.
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    Re: Recommendations for classic citrus?

    Hermes - Eau d'Orange Verte is great, but also has the same problem of the citrus note not lasting.

    Acqua di Parma - Acqua di Parma is worth checking out. On me it the citrus last quite a while.
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    Re: The absolute sweetest, thickest scent!

    I have the complete oposite opinion!

    PI makes me feel like I just put on a shirt made of frosting!
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    Re: Anyone a fan of Boss frags and which ones?

    Baldessarini is a great scent! It is quite a bit better than anything else I've smelled by Boss. I also own In Motion which I loved when I first got it, but not so much anymore.



    Whoa! I think...
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    Re: Issey Miyake - something similar?

    What he said!
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    Re: songs that mention fragrances

    No particular perfume mentioned, but the whole atmosphere of one of the most hautingly beautiful songs, ever, is set up by scent.

    The Lamia -

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near,...
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    Re: I'm falling in love with Drakkar Noir!

    The other possible side effect of wearing this now is that you might run across a hot late 30's early 40's woman, freshly divorced, who's first love might have worn this!

    The smell of this might...
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    Re: I'm falling in love with Drakkar Noir!

    This was my first ever fragrence back in the day!

    I still have a bottle. I haven't worn it for a long time, but I'm tempted!
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    Re: New: Paul Smith Story.

    Does anyone else see anything wrong with this?

    Paul Smith Story is based on a vetiver note from Haiti.
    top: grapefruit, bergamot and green ivy
    heart: jasmine and green rose
    base: modern musks,...
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    Re: Is Cuiron a safe blind buy?

    Great blind buy as far as I'm concerned!

    You may think otherwise once you get it...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creeds

    Which of us that like some of Creed's scents are "overestimating" them?

    Just curious how you're able to know that.
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    Re: Help with a year round, but summery, cologne

    Hermes Eau de Orange Verte is real good, but I wouldn't wear it other than summer. And it's longevity is much to be desired.

    That's the only one of the ones you mentioned that I know.

    Geir Ness...
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