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    Re: super sick!!! kokosicko!

    That's like asking if your stomach hurts after you eat an entire pizza and half a cake for dessert by yourself.


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    Re: Smelling fragrance is a skill.

    It's a skill that declines with age. My sense of smell and taste rapidly declined once I hit 37. Being a smoker didn't help. 3 years later and not one cigarette in 3 years helped. Another reason...
  3. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    It's Allure Homme at a bargain price. It doesn't have the cardamom blast of La Nuit. Instead it's a fresher lavender that is moderately sweet. It's a big complement getter, so if that's important to...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    I got a bottle of Grey Flannel one year. I'd say that was a pretty shitty Christmas.


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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    I absolutely love it and don't find it animalic at all. It's a really dark rose, with heavy sandalwood and vanilla. To my nose its a mix of Gucci Envy and Chanel Egoiste.


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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    It's a good everyday scent. Nothing exciting, but it serves the same purpose as DHS. I like the base more because it's very woody.


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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    It's a good everyday scent. Nothing exciting, but it serves the same purpose as DHS. I like the base more because it's very woody.


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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I have a bottle that looks green until you hold it up to the light. 100% legit bottle. In the light it has a light brown color. There's a lot of fragrances that alter the color of the juice. Dior...
  9. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    La Nuit is to cardamom as Gucci Envy is to ginger. I think to the average person it's unique because not many designer fragrances put it front and center. Cacharel Nemo is the first one that comes to...
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    Re: Burberry Sport vs Dior Homme Sport

    Another alternative is Mont Blanc Star Walker. It has the citron and ginger, but has more of a spicy/woody base with bamboo. I would give the nod to DHS over Burberry Sport, but DHS isn't the best...
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    Re: Stolen package

    This has happened to me several times. Call the USPS and tell them what happened. They will issue you a case number and start a trace. Every time it happened the packaged arrived the next day and the...
  12. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    I beg to differ. I think your comment sucks.


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    Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I can see the vanilla extract comparison because it has an almost earthy quality like vetiver. As far as sweetness goes I think he's confusing ISO E Super with vanilla.


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    Re: How are Jo Malone perfumes?

    They're overpriced with most projecting and lasting like your average EdC. They're great for layering if you don't mind spending 100 dollars plus for a primer.


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    Re: L'eau D'issey Summer 2013 vs 2014

    I've owned summer versions 2008 and 2010 which are all about the same and share a lot in common with the original. I've smelled 2012 and 2013 which had more in common with the sport version which is...
  16. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Dolce and Gabbana The One
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Issey Miyake Summer version
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    That is one extremely large herd. Make sure you wave before you get mowed over.


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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I hated it from the first wiff and I like violet leaf. It's like a mutated version of violet leaf that was made in a high school chemistry lab. Honestly, to me Grey Flannel is the epitome of dated...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    For summer:
    Dior Homme Sport
    Issey Miyake
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boise

    For every other month:

    M7
    Egoiste
    Pure Malt or Pure Havane
  20. Re: RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    I tested this alongside Halloween Man and it was no contest. Halloween Man is a big thumbs up and Polo Red is a big thumbs down for me.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    It's not a drastic change in performance, but it is reformulated from the original version. It's a subtle reformulation, but reformulated none the less.


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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I just recently purchased this special edition 2014 version and I'm impressed with the new reformulation. I wasn't expecting it to smell or perform different than the older formulation, but it does...
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    Re: Kiton Black... Amazing, yet not hyped.

    Try Cereus No.7. It's like a niche version of KB.


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  24. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I think the original is one of the best cold weather fragrances I've ever smelled. Would you say this one would be better suited for the warmer months or still a cooler weather fragrance?


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  25. Re: Is Molecule01 the most love or hate scent?

    The problem I have with it is the price. It's one note that can easily be made for under $30.


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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    This thread puts an entirely new spread or spin on Thanksgiving. I'll make sure I buy 2 cans of whipped cream just in case.






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  27. Re: Abercrombie Fierce clone: Sunrise or Legend?

    Sunrise started out strong on my skin and seemed to fake quicker than MB Legend. I agree with what the other 2 gentlemen said about it smelling more like Fierce in the dry down. It's a nice Fierce...
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    Ok Charlie Brown.


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  29. Re: Sean John Unforgivable Vs. Creed Millesime Imperial

    Get a sample of MI. If you love it then buy a bottle. I wouldn't bother with Unforgiving.


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    Re: Had to move my bottles...

    Better safe than sorry.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks for the update Hednic. I was going to go down to Sephora and Macy's to see if they had this, but you just saved me a trip.
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    Re: Mercedes Benz Sport

    Mercedes Benz for men has a lot of violet leaf which is where I think it gets compared to Fahrenheit. I does smell similar, but not enough to not purchase actual Fahrenheit. Never smelled the intense...
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    Re: What is the best ginger based fragrance?

    I love the smooth ginger note combined with the Iris in DHS 2012.


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    Re: Best Fragrance with mint scent ?

    Cartier Roadster - a really nice comforting mint with Vetiver backing it up.

    L'Eau d'Issey Sport Mint - an effervescent mint. Doesn't last long, but it's nice.

    Menthe Fraiche - Great mint note...
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    Re: Just discovered "the scent of peace"

    I like the fragrance personally, but I do see a resemblance in the opening. This is also the second fragrance from Bond that has some similarities to Aventus. The first one was a blatant copy. SOP is...
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    Re: Blind Buy Hits and Misses

    I probably have blind bought 80% or more of my fragrances. I'll limit it to 3 from each.

    Misses: Musc Ravageur, LIDGE, and TF Azure Lime.

    Hits: Dior Homme Sport, Zino Davidoff, and Aventus when...
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    not enough...

    Sounds like you got a fever and the only prescription is more fragrance. Welcome to the club and enjoy the journey.


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    Re: Just discovered "the scent of peace"

    Bond no.9 is notorious for copying fragrances from other houses. As far as being snobby they're basically in the same price range as Creed.


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  39. Re: Does anyone else miss fragrance ignorance?

    No, I don't miss it. I've smelled thousands of fragrances and still love AdG, Issey Miyake, D&G The One, Dior Homme Sport, etc.. I agree with what Colin said about making better purchases with your...
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    Samba Skin is the best one I've smelled. Great cheapie. Samba Ice is also a nice effervescent summer fragrance.


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    Re: The Fragrance Industry

    The YouTube community probably gets a lot more attention from the fragrance industry if I had to take a guess. It's on every device, has a massive user base, and is very accessible. The user base...
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    Jaguar fragrances are really cheap smelling. Ferrari has some decent ones that are good buys if you can find them on the cheap. Porsche has a sport version that is good. Hummer H2 is a great...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Dior Homme Eau has a cleaner Iris note which I like better. As far as the overall fragrance Dior Homme is a masterpiece as a formal fragrance. DHE is really a casual version of DH without crossing...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    This first thing that comes to mind is expensive. Not far behind that is extremely over rated.


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  45. What's a fair price on vintage express reserve? 3.4 and 1.7?

    $30 is probably fair considering it's hard to get. Personally I'd go for a bottle of Michael by Michael Kors or Dirty English.


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  46. Re: Does Al Rehab Silver Really Smell Like Silver Mountain Water????

    Choco Musk is a nice little diamond in the rough if you like vanilla and chocolate. Al Rehab Silver is a little known gem that is really close to SMW. I'd recommend buying the 30ml spray bottles if...
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    Cereus No.7 is a better version of Kiton Black and its dirt cheap. Anyone that likes the Kiton line should give it a sniff.


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  48. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    For the reasons that some stated about the ink accord is why I prefer the much less expensive Al Rehab Silver. The black currant in SMW has a skanky piss smell to it that really doesn't set well with...
  49. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I like Intense better than the original, but would pay the extra money and buy a bottle of LADDM or Lubin Idole. Intense reminds me of Mauboussin M Generation.
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    Re: Designer Sport and Aquatic.

    Another vote for Dior Homme Sport. One that I was pleasantly surprised with is Mont Blanc Star Walker which reminds me of DHS.


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    Re: Bond no.9 Bleecker Street, discuss...,

    It smells very similar to Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I liked it the first time I smelled it.


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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I had to stop using the Axe body washes due to complaints. I work in a fragrance free environment and despite the fact I've worn A*men, Pure Malt, and others, the Axe body washes almost always...
  53. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    $118 for 50 ml is outrageous. At least they could do is offer a large bottle for a few more dollars so you could get in on a split.What a ripoff!
  54. Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    SMW used to be talked about quite a bit. From what I remember it was fairly well liked, but people complained about its performance and didn't care for the ink (metallic) accord. I wouldn't say it...
  55. Re: Did anyone collect fragrances before they even knew it was a thing?

    I was a 1 or 2 bottle guy until about 8 years ago. It started when I was looking to buy a bottle of Issey Miyake on Ebay and stumbled upon a gold bottle of Creed MI. I did a google search on this...
  56. Re: Got a 3.4 of Carner barcelona D600 today and...........

    I had a bad experience a couple of weeks ago when I ordered a 30 lb rubber coated set of dumbells (or so I thought) on Ebay. The listing was in error and it was only for 1 not 2 dumbells. Despite the...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Eau Vs YSL L'Homme

    DHE is the better overall performer on my skin by a large margin.
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    Re: Tommy Bahama Island Life ?

    I agree. That bottle is really nice and looks like the line of furniture TB sells. The 3 notes of bergamot, nutmeg, and cedar don't exactly conjure up excitement.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    They smell similar enough that if you like one you'll probably like the other. The 2008 version is stronger, but the ginger is also stronger and can come off as a bit harsh if you're not a big ginger...
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    Re: bleu de chanel..cats urine???

    Yeah it smells absolutely nothing like cat urine. Sounds like a bunch of hate and shit reviews to tear down what is a very well liked fragrance.


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  61. Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    You do realize the word enhancement is in that sentence right.


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  62. Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    Everyone talks about sexy fragrances, panty droppers, etc, but I've never seen a discussion about actual sexual enhancement. Let's do this and let our inner pornstar shine. What puts the pep in your...
  63. Thread: Gucci Rush

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    Re: Gucci Rush

    +1 for Wonderwood. It's relatively inexpensive for a niche fragrance.


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    Re: Halloween/Holiday Fragrance

    I picture a vampire walking through a cemetery surrounded by black half dead roses, when I think of Zino Davidoff.


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  65. Re: What is the difference between good/bad and boring/challenging?

    It's all subjective, but I think the more fragrances you have experience with the more your tastes will change. This is especially true when you come back to a fragrance you might have liked or not...
  66. Re: dilemma 4 great frags budget for 2... or 1... haha

    Those prices are high for gray market Creed. Tell your friend to go on Fragrancenet and Scented Monkey and match their prices.


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  67. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Zino Davidoff
    Carven Homme
    Bentley Intense


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    Re: Murdock london black tea

    Wow! $80 for shipping a $90 item that weighs around 1/4 of a pound.


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    Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/30/a97756c41c8d0aee40d6973a2d11e69d.jpg
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    Hermes tres Fraiche



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    Re: Thoughts on Dior Homme Eau for Man

    It's a nice smelling casual fragrance. It's like a combo of Bleu De Chanel and Fierce. If you like either of those it's probably worth owning a full bottle of.


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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Negative. Zino is the bestest. BTW you still haven't stated how old you.


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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    I like the smell of newspaper when I'm in the office.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    39 and healthy.
  75. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    This is exactly why I got rid of LIDGE. For the life of me, I can't understand how LIDGE gets so much praise and Kokoricko gets crucified. I think the opening is better in LIDGE, but I'd give the nod...
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    I prefer clean and subtle for work. In my opinion Prada fragrances are fantastic work fragrances.
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    Re: Biggest projecting Fresh Scent?

    Check out Lancome Homme Sport which has huge projection and great longevity. I prefer longevity over projection when it comes to fresh fragrances, but from your list:

    Dior Homme Sport 2012 -...
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    Re: mens fragrance with menthol smell?

    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood is the best fragrance I've smelled with a menthol note. I think it's more along the lines of wintergreen in AOSS, but it really is a nice opening.
    +1 for Lacoste...
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    Re: Erolfa is wonderful

    Broke out my decant and wore it yesterday in 80 degree weather. Despite it being more note driven for the summer I find this performs much better on me around this temperature.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    Tom Ford's Black Orchid, Chanel Antaeus, or if I'm really feeling confident I'll reach for a something with rose in it. Rose is the hardest note I find to pull off.
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    When someone compliments me or asks what I'm wearing I'll usually just tell them the brand name. If they mention another fragrance from that brand I will tell them the full name. I've never had...
  82. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    I just received the bottle of vintage juice today and am quite please with it. Comparing it to other bottle I have, which I believe is the 1st reformulation, they're pretty close in overall smell....
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    Welcome to the Fort! Petsmart at Coconut Point, there's a Ross and Sephora in case you forget before you go.
  84. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    I don't know about it being the next AdG, but it at least has a shot. What I do know is that a lot of people have seen the "error" in their ways and do a 180 on BdC.
  85. Re: Do you feel 'happier' when you buy more fragrances? If so, why/why not?

    It's a valid question, but I don't think the word "more" needs to be in the question. That "more" word really comes down to money and time spent researching and buying. I would say that as long as...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    Lol. Know but, I was able to gauge her breastsize from when she leaned into me for a whiff. I just nodded yes after that.
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    Dior Homme Eau mistaken for A&F Fierce.

    Got up early this morning on my day off and put on 5 sprays of Dior Homme Eau. About 5 hours later I was at the store picking up a prescription for a pet and the girl behind the counter doesn't ask...
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    Re: Taking a Cologne Bath

    I usually only take baths when I'm sore from working out, but I have tried my wife's soap bombs from Lush. Way too strong for my taste so I'm liking this cologne bath idea. The only problem I could...
  89. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    I think a fragrance should be judged on it's own merits and you shouldn't have to buy another fragrance to make it complete. Jo Malone does this with her fragrances and it's a complete joke. Tom Ford...
  90. Odin. has anyone tried or own one of these?

    I liked either 2 or 4 not sure which one. It was mainly a citrus fragrance, but had zero legs. The entire line seemed overpriced from what I smelled. I think you'd be much better off going on EBay...
  91. Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    Some of the members just took time off for various personal reasons. Also, this is a hobby for some people and once you see or smell enough it gets boring.


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    Re: CH Men by Carolina Herrera.... Wow!

    They're not similar at all. Chic has about as much in common with CH Men as 212 has in common with CH Men.


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  93. Re: Am I the only one that LOVES the tar in A*Men?

    I get a dark chocolate combined with a bitter coffee smell. I don't get the tar note because to me that has a distinct petroleum smell which I don't find at all in A*men or any of it's flankers.
  94. Re: Aventus...Am I missing something or all hype?

    Also, it might help if you just wear one spray on the chest and keep it away from your neck. The most I ever put on at one time is one on the chest and one on the back of the neck and it's still...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Yeah, I forgot this one. This is probably the king of stink with Grey Flannel close behind.
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    I've had some really bad comments from these on multiple occasions from multiple people:

    VIW
    Dior Homme (vintage)
    Dior Homme Sport (vintage)
    A*men Taste of Fragrance
    Frederick Malle Musc...
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    Re: Best deal you've ever gotten?

    Gucci Pour Homme I 3.4 oz bottle 99% full for $40 shipped a couple of months ago. Runner up would be the Creed firesale at Scented Monkey a couple of years ago. Out of that I got a 4 oz Aventus...
  98. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    From my understanding there's 2 or more stickered versions. The vintage has the London underlined and the font looks like it was off when they printed it which is what this is. The other stickered...
  99. Re: Finally found a bottle of vintage Tommy Hilfiger Cologne.

    Thanks Doug!


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    Re: CH Men by Carolina Herrera.... Wow!

    Yeah, there's been 3 or 4 in the last couple of weeks since the reviewer Jeremy initially reviewed it. Dracdoc's review on it is a good one. It pretty much falls in line with what Anton and...
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