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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Vermeil for men is a good one to add to your list.

    Also Oscar for men is a good one. Both of these can be found less than $20
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This thread seems to be a reformulation.
    Not at all like I remember it.
    Where can I find the original?
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    Re: Any nice Bay Rum Colognes?

    +1 for Arran Aromatics Bay Citrus. I wouldn't call it a bay rum fragrance, but the bay leaf note is very prominent. It has pretty good longevity 6-8 hrs.
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    My apologies for being a bit of a smart ass. Let's not get into name calling. Just pointing out there are 82 reviews in BN directory 77 are positive that is a good place to start if you want to see...
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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    I don't think many people in this community have tried this one. Maybe you should and post your thoughts.
    Kidding. This is not a very obscure fragrance I'm sure you could find out something with a...
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    Egoiste
    Carven Homme
    Tiffany for Men
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    Re: EDB vs LNDLH

    If you want to smell good get either they are both fantastic. If you want to smell like other 15 year olds get something from AF. Or get ADG. Then you will fit into your age group quite nice.
  8. Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    - Where the heck is the vanilla? Is this like a Le Labo sort of thing, naming something with vanilla that actually doesn't smell like vanilla?
    - The incense, which I could smell, smelled very...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    HiM is easy to wear and a big crowd pleaser
  10. Re: when spraying on your chest under a t-shirt...can anyone smell you?

    Not to be crude, but if you pass gas in your pants can people smell it? You probably have 2 layers on. The answer is probably yes.
    I know it depends on the strength of the scent and weather you are...
  11. Thread: Tabac

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    Re: Tabac

    I think it has an old lady smell. IMHO
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    Re: Clubbing frag for 22 years old

    I'm going outside the list. Antonio Banderas Seduction In Black would be a good one.
    I received 2 compliments tonight while wearing this. And it won't hurt your wallet.
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Try Juliette Has A Gun line. Most of their scents are centered around rose or has rose I. The notes.
    Very affordable and nicely packaged sampler set.
  14. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    Vermeil Homme. Look no further for beautiful, affordable tobacco
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    Re: Dry and rainy fragrance suggestions

    Bvlgari PH Soir works well for me on wet days.
  16. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    I never can decide on 3 lol. I just returned from Mexico and took along about 10- 12 samples and decants.
    Even that was tough to narrow down.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw a lot of gift sets rolled in at Marshalls. Nothing to note except maybe KC Signature.
    Also saw Issey Sport, but at $40 for 1.6 oz, cmon. They really have priced out of the discount market...
  18. Re: RL Polo Red. The most contemporary fragrance for 2013

    I also enjoy Polo Red. It's a nice fragrance. It was a gift to me and I wear it as a casual scent to run errands or even for work.
    Sometimes the BN crowd is very anti "nice" scents. I don't know if...
  19. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Pinaud Bay Rum
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    Re: So I smelled Barbasol.....

    What batch # was it? Could have been a bad batch
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme...Thoughts?

    I love it! A little short lived but for 4-6 hours it's a wonderful scent. I hope you enjoy.
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    Re: Batch & Longevity Issues for 1 Million

    I had a sample of this recently. Thought it was nice, but I too felt like after an hour or 2 it was very much a skin scent and not a projection monster. My wife agreed at the 3 hour mark she could...
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    Re: What to get - Assistance needed

    L'Erbolario Meharees
    Very nice caramel cookie

    Sorry, I meant Dolcelisir,
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    This!!
    Plus Lalique PH
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    Re: Cracked bottle help!

    Try gorilla tape or duct tape.
    But decanting is probably the way to go. There may be some scientific explanation of adhesive chemicals used in tape that might leach into the fragrance causing some...
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    I agree with no box. Takes too much room and not as pleasing to look at. Mine stay in a walk-in closet with light off for 23.75 hours a day so literally no light.
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    Re: Atelier Cologne

    I liked Ambre Nu
    Also liked Mistral Patchouli
    Vetiver Fatal
    Oolong Infini
    and the Rose
    But found these to be too much of skin scents.
    Didn't care for the Gold Leather or Silver Iris
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him

    I bought a gift set of NR last year 1.7 oz edt with shampoo.
    I was able to smell due to the packaging. I think I went back and forth for a week and sampled it once before finally buying it.
    It is...
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    Re: Best modern fresh fragrances?

    Lailique White
    Cereus #7
    Lanvin L'Homme Sport
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Oscar by Oscar de la Renta
    Chopard Noble Cedar

    These are some of my favorite fresh scents
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    Re: La Nuit vs Spicebomb

    Thanks for the replies. Next time I try my Spicebomb sample, I will do a side by side with La Nuit.
    First time I wore SB, I thought there was a very similar vibe. But so far I am digging SB.
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    La Nuit vs Spicebomb

    Does anyone else find these 2 to be Similar enough that owning both would be redundant?
    I own YSL La Nuit and have been working through a sample of Spicebomb.
    And while I like it very much, I find...
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    Re: Designer Gourmands With Tobacco Notes?

    Versace The Dreamer
    I don't know if it's considered a gourmand
  33. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    As a fellow bartender, I tip my hat to you sir. I usually spray my wrists so that when I reach across the bar or hand them a drink someone may get a whiff of my SOTD. Sometimes it works and a...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Just curious where you are getting rose in CarvenHomme? I don't get any rose in this one nor is it listed as a note.
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Aside from some already mentioned, I am surprised nobody has listed Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme.
    To me this has a very nice pepper note.
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    Re: Cereus #7 - good stuff

    This is a go to spring/ summer/fall scent for me. Very enjoyable. A little linear, yes, but still complex. I think for $20 one could do a lot worse.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Ditto, + 1
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    Brut Dominant A/S

    Not sure if this is the right place to post, but this aftershave is a very close match to GPH II.
    Anyone looking to amp up projection or just find a nice A/S to accompany GPH II, this fits the...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Not sure where the naughty words were. And besides we are all grown ups. As long as someone is not swearing at somebody else, or you are letting your children read this, where is the harm. Lighten up.
  40. Re: Which 2 cheapys should I buy (Lanvin Homme Sport, Perry Ellis 360 Red or Carolina Herrera CH Men

    [QUOTE=tdwctdwc;3240066]Lanvin sport without a doubt.

    +1
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    Re: what would the sons of anarchy wear?

    Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses comes to mind.
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    WHAT?
    That sounds strange
  43. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    That was awesome. Top 10 Top 10. Hilarious stuff
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Glad I just picked up a bottle of edt last week 3.4 oz tester for $23 shipped.
    Smells wonderful.
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    Re: Muelhens 4711 disappointment,

    Yeah I sampled this at a discount store, there was an open box, and I left the store within 10 minutes and smelled my arm in the car. It was barely detectable. No place in my wardrobe for a fleeting...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lomani Black Intense. This one wowed me. For $20 this could easily cost $120.
    Cedar and Incense. Warm yet fresh. I can see this being a year round staple. I don't care what anyone compares this to...
  47. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    She tolerates. Rolls her eyes a lot. But doesn't really say anything.
    She never understands refreshing a fragrance or wearing something before bed.
    Nor does she appreciate overspraying.
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    Re: long lasting subtle cologne

    Bvlgari PH Soir
    +1 Gucci PH II
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Most used favorites recently

    Lomani AB Silver
    Bvlgari PH Extreme
    Guerlain Veriver
    Lomani Black Intense
    Lalique White
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    Re: Fall/Winter Scent For A Teen?

    Midnight in Paris would be a good one
    Ck One Shock
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    Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Try LIDG more cacao than LIDGE. Also easier to find.
    HM is nice citrus and chocolate.
    Emporio Armani Diamonds has a nice cocoa scent.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Midnight in Paris edt
  53. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    Lanvin L'Homme sport
    L'Essence de Cerruti
    Quorum Silver
    Aqua Quorum
    Lalique Homme (lion)
    Jil Sander for men
    Cerruti 1881 Black
    Ted Lapidus Altamir
    Perry Ellis 360 red or white
    Cereus #7, #...
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    Yea it is pretty powerful after the initial spray. But it does settle down nicely as you have found.
    You definately don't need to overspray with this, as it lasts and projects.
    Thanks for your...
  55. Re: Citrus causing Headaches? Other Cheap Options?

    I've never had a fragrance give me a headache. Usually it's stress or sinus.

    Rochas is a very nice gourmand frag. Well worth trying.
    You like vanilla and want affordable, try Altamir by Ted...
  56. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    These do not work as 'antiperspirants' but as a deodorant. They don't block the perspiration from coming through, you still sweat, they kill the bacteria from causing the sweat to create odor...I...
  57. Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    I just keep picturing Jerry Seinfeld, button down, jeans and sneakers.
    Not the best look.
    I wear casual loafers or driving mocs. Sometimes Chuck Taylor's.
    When the weather gets cold it's boots
  58. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    I have had good luck with Crystal. It's like an alum stick. No odor after 12 hours even when working outside.
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    Re: Proper Storage

    I keep mine on a shelf in walk in closet ( we have his and hers, so it is MY closet).
    Door stays closed,light off. I keep the floor vent open in summer and closed in winter.
    I have a digital...
  60. Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Chanel Allure Sport Extreme.
    It just smells good to me. Also garners many compliments.
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    Re: Spray placement for Power Houses

    Spray your wrists or forearms. Inner elbow works well too. Maybe try back of your neck.
    Anywhere where it won't be directly wafting up to your nose and overwhelming your smell.
    I like tops of...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    Aug 2011
  63. Re: What's the #1 selling fragrance of all time?

    Somebody find an answer... I am dying to know.

    I would think Old Spice, Aramis, Polo, Cool Water, and Curve would be a good top 5 guess.
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    Re: Ridiculous sillage

    Maybe it was a 1 Million air freshener hanging from his review mirror.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I bought a tester in 2013. I have no idea when it was made.

    I spray one to the chest and one each side of neck. Put undershirt on and respray same spots 5 minutes later.
    This is pretty standard...
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I wore LW yesterday to work. I work in a restaurant so food begins to be your scent. But 6 sprays and 8 hours later my wife hugged me when I got home and said "you smell nice"

    Nuff said.
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    This post was more about a small perfume house with a lovely vetiver fragrance for, I believe $16.
    Not a your favorite vetiver thread.
    But thanks for the info
  68. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Fruity tobacco that maintains a fresh feel. It becomes a little woody with sandalwood and musk while maintaining a fresh fruity vibe. Excellent longevity. It just seems like a well blended fragrance...
  69. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Feeling Man by Jil Sander. I had a mini of this and scored a 1.7 bottle on ebay for a decent price. I love this fragrance
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    I have the New Spice edt. It is nuclear longevity and projection. Gourmand with a caramel sweetness. Very nice in cold.
    I have samples of refined, aspect, and arimarse. None seemed to have lasting...
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    I have not tried GV so I have no reference. I would call it smoky yet bright.
    Encre Noir with a little sweetness added to it from neroli
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I tried Issey at a duty free shop once. And while not vile, I did go to the bathroom and scrub it off after about 10 minutes.
    I went back to spray something else for my 6 hour plane ride.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Wait a minute... Uh, what. I don't get it. Never mind. I'm confused
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    [QUOTE=dmckean44;3213714]I ordered a bottle earlier this morning. I figured I'll give it a try since it looks like a good value.[/
    I hope you enjoy. Thank you for giving it a shot.
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    You are welcome. I know I enjoy wearing this frag. I am surprised at the limited responses for this post.
    I hope somebody checks it out so the word can spread. The owner, Wendy, is fantastic. Great...
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    Re: So many Cereus Frags....

    I have a sample of 12. I thought I would let my wife try it but she is not so enthusiastic about fragrance.
    I thought I would gift in a trade someday or whatever. Now you have piqued my interest.
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    Re: So many Cereus Frags....

    I though 5 used to be 6. Now 6 is 5. Maybe I'm wrong.

    I have #s 5,7,11 &14. I love all of them. I am always tempted to buy 4 just to complete the set, but consensus reviews are it has serious...
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    Re: Recommend similar fragrances?

    Altamir by Ted Lapidus
    Cereus 14. Very good longevity but not good projection. Boozy scent
    Lanvin Arpege discontinued but still obtainable
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    Re: Havana by Aramis??

    I enjoy Havana but don't seem to reach for it often. It is a nice summer night fragrance, a bit heavy, but does give you the feeling of sitting in an open air bar with 85 degree temperature sipping...
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    Vetiver fans

    I urge you to try a fragrance from Saint Charles Shave. A lovely vetiver called Very V.
    You can order a sample for a few bucks or take the plunge and spend less than $30 for a full bottle.
    3...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Azzaro PH. I don't get the love for this.
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    Re: Lalique White, thoughts ??

    I have no problem with longevity, 6-8 hrs with 4-6 sprays. It works very well in summer and autumn.
    I find it to be similar to Oscar de la Renta for men. This has more depth and not as linear as...
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    Re: Lomani AB Spirit Platinum

    How similar is Intense Black to Quorum Silver? I have QS and I read some thoughts that it was similar.
    If IB is a cedar bomb I may pass on it.
    I am interested in original AB Spirit. However if...
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    Re: Inexpensive but alluring summer fragrance?

    Lomani Silver Spirit
    And
    Lomani Platinum

    Both bottles are very wearable in summer. Versatile for year round.
    You will have change in your pocket from your $50
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    Re: Stuck In My Search...

    Egoiste
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Thinking of picking up 24 Gold. So much love for this I think I have to have it for this coming cold weather.
    Also been contemplating Atelier Ambre Nu
  87. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    Autumn for me. I can start to pull out the heavy hitters and still wear some transitional stuff.
    Problem is, I can't put anything away too deep. Because fall in Ohio can be 80's or 40's . Sun or...
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I got 2 compliments wearing this yesterday.
    A female friend at dinner said I smelled good from about 3 feet. That was at 8:30
    My wife hugged me goodbye at 5:00 am and said I smelled nice....
  89. Re: Boss Bottled Night better than expected.

    I was gifted this. It's pretty good i wear it occasionally, although not in awhile.
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I think Atelier Vanilla Incensee works pretty well in summer. The citrus keeps it bright.
    I also use Perry Ellis 360* White in the summer. It seems to not have the sweetness of a lot of vanilla...
  91. Thread: Bar Soaps

    by smoothie72
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    Re: Bar Soaps

    If you have a Trader Joes nearby, I love their lemon/verbena soap and the verte soap. The verte is a green tea soap and smells wonderful.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    I just jumped on the hype train. I ordered a bottle from FragrenceX $22.95 shipped.
    I have never smelled Aventus, but hopefully I will be impressed with this one.
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    I have recently fell in love with a few cheapies.
    Salvatore Feragamo PH is a fantastic scent. I would pay 3 times what it cost.
    Original Penguin is another really nice frag. I think I paid $5.99...
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Oh, you have tried all the cheapies? Because I have mostly cheapies, some I love, some I like. I know this is your opinion, but I beg to differ.
    Also what is your $$ definition of a cheapie? From...
  95. Thread: Score!

    by smoothie72
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    Re: Score!

    That's what I was thinking
  96. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    I have similar tendencies, saving my loved ones for special occasions and wearing my like so a day to day.
    I think if I use up some of the good ones. I can then move on to the greats.
    Truth is...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Black Touch by Franck Olivier. Very close in scent and performance. <$30 try it it's very nice
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    Re: Fragrances that bring back memories

    Coming of age

    Polo
    Drakkar
    Lagerfeld
    Cool water
    Giorgio
    Halston I 12 & Z 14

    Also Blue Stratos, I used to wear the shit out of this in like 1984 when I was 12
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    Layering fragrance

    First time blending scents.

    I layered Quorum Silver w/ Guy Laroche Horizon and it was quite a nice fragrance blend.
    I think I might also try Horizon with Chopard Noble Cedar, I think that might...
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    GPH II
    Lanvin Arpege
    D&G the One
    LIDG
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