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  1. Re: Do you drop poor performers from your rotation/lineup?

    No. If I like something a lot I dont care how it performs.

    Besides, I sometimes intentionally look for something that has a lighter sillage/short longevity. There are many situations in life and...
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    Re: Why the hate for Polo Red Intense?

    I dont think there is any hate on this. It is simply because some scents are not liked as much as others. There is really no conspiracy to it
  3. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    I dont think they are "the best" but my personal favorites are Tuscan Leather and Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: Decline of the Cheap Perfume Industry in US

    Interesting info...

    Some of the idiotic comments below were even more fun to read though. Just to see where the world outside Basenotes stands on the fragrance question. So many stereotypes, and...
  5. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    In terms of strictly full bottles, I have three from Le Labo - Rose, Bergamote and Santal.

    Some doubles:
    diptyque
    dior
    ysl
    different co
    bond no 9

    Other than that, my collection is pretty...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    No particular order

    Santal 33
    Green Irish Tweed
    Philosykos
    Lhumaniste
    Dior Homme Sport (new)
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    Re: Iris 39 by Le Labo - suitable for men?

    Hi all, here I am back to sign off on the thread.

    I got to smell, test and wear Iris 39 for some time and here is what I think. Le Labo Iris 39 is a fantastic fragrance. It is magnificent in a...
  8. Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    This
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    I opted for the EDT and love it. No longevity/projection issues for me. In fact, if it projected any more I would consider that too much.

    Haven't checked when this was manufactured, but it is...
  10. Re: Name your favorite "The Different Company" fragrance

    I own and like just two - Sel De Vetiver and De Bachmakov. That is also all I sampled from this house, so there might be more gems I am not aware of.

    I am not even sure who carries the line....
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    I have seen this thread before, but now that I am thinking about the whole issue...

    Just because someone does not like a "popular" fragrance does not make that item "overrated". There is still...
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    Re: Scents like Lanvin Avant Garde..?

    I don't think it is similar to la nuit de lhomme, although some people seem to think so. Instead, for me it is more in a category of scents like Eau de Baux, spicebomb and Body Kouros...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV tested

    I have to agree with comments that jubi is a mature type of scent. I like it quite a bit but almost never reach for it. Kind of same story as I have with Gucci pour homme 1.
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    Re: Need to expand my repertoire

    I highly recommend the following for hot Miami climate:

    Frapin - L'humaniste
    Le Labo - Bergamotte 22
    Dyptique - Philosykos
  15. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    Exactly
  16. Thread: A prediction

    by JimmyP
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    Re: A prediction

    I have serious doubts anyone is actually paying the high prices for these things. Perhaps they are sitting like that for years before anyone buys them (if ever).
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    Lmao

    "Our Version... INSPIRED by DG The One Sport" :D *on the floor*
  18. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    Interesting thing about this house - while I like most of their stuff I am not entirely compelled to own much of their offerings. And neither am I able to select a few that I like the most.
    ...
  19. Re: Chanel Homme Sport Cologne Sport vs. Le Labo Bergamote 22

    Not much familiar with Chanel cologne sport, but I do believe that Bergamote 22 price tag is entirely justified. It is an awesome fragrance all around.
  20. Re: EDT, EDP, Cologne, etc. That Ended as Bathroom Sprays....

    Quorum silver has found its place on top of my toilet.
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    La Nuit - eau de toilette. Modern, classy and easy to wear. Also have and like M7 and Rive gauche though I almost never reach for them.
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    Re: Favorite Vetiver? Oud? Rose? Amber?

    Rose 31 by Le Labo
    Sel De Vetiver from Different Co

    Not a big fan of oud or amber as prominent notes in fragrances.
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    I kinda like it at first but nowadays struggling with this scent (and essence version too). It is simply a little rough on the spices for me, cumin and such. A much better interpretation of the...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    A Men
    Santal 33
    Interlude Man
    M7
  25. Re: Anyone else here strictly a night-time fragrance wearer?

    What area would that be?

    I always put something on when I go to work. Granted, it is usually something on the lighter side, or with less sprays if scent is strong, but I would hate wasting all...
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    Re: What's your opinion on Le Labo Santal 33

    I know, that's kinda weird. But being a former New Yorker this makes me think of NYC.

    By the way, aren't ya from Flatbush? :)
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    Re: What's your opinion on Le Labo Santal 33

    Coming out of the woodwork on this thread, but I feel a strong need to say that Santal 33 is absolutely freaking amazing.

    I finally got myself to pick up a bottle as I've been in a major Le labo...
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    Sounds good. I am a big Le Labo fan, but there is simply no way I see myself in Tokyo, Paris, London OR Moscow any time soon -_-
  29. Poll: Re: Which Allure Home Flanker do you like the best?

    Allure Homme is actually not a flanker :D

    Edition Blanche is the only one I own and not planning to expand the allure line any further.
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    Does anyone know if Le Labo does this every year or if that was a one time thing in 2014?
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    Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    This ^^

    Otherwise, I have yet to come across a clone that surpasses the original. If I do, I wont have a problem wearing it.
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    Re: Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport

    I dont hate it, but like others said it is indeed mediocre. I tested it last summer and did not feel like it was something I would want to own. The original ONE is great though and will be on my...
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    Interesting insight indeed. Certainly there are as many opinions/experiences as there are people.

    I was just thinking that maybe, just maybe... you LIKED that scent so much so as to conclude it...
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    I believe my bottle is from early 2014. No complaints whatsoever
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    Do not see the whole "sexy" thing. In fact, I believe there isn't a single fragrance that does that. Looks, clothes and behavior make someone sexy.

    As to the scents you are comparing, not a fan...
  36. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Frankly, I do not like Zino at all and, naturally, don't find it "amazing".
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Rose 31 is my all time favorite Rose fragrance. Simply amazing. I also like a designer cheapie called Burberry Brit.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    Both are great, but DHS with slight edge over grey vetiver for me.
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    Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Lidge :)
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    Yep, commissions is where its at :)

    Also, they are very rarely knowledgeable on the subject. Its like they all walk around the counters in circles and jump on everyone who happens to stop by......
  41. Thread: Ysl m7

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    Re: Ysl m7

    Yah... Not gonna work. If original is not attainable get the Oud Absolu version, that would be the closest you could "recreate".
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    Re: Kohl's for fragrances.

    Kohls has one of the worst selections for fragrances. And yes, they sell everything at ridiculous prices. The whole enterprise is laughable to me.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Saw this in Nordstrom and sprayed it on a card. Really like it a lot. Planning to give it a few wearings and possibly see about adding a bottle to my collection.
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    Pretty much will repeat what others said - if you like it enough then it is worth to save up and get it.

    I've been leaning towards niche lately and mosly because I started to appreciate quality...
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Perhaps I can see that because of how well I know Eau Fraiche for it used to be my signature scent prior to this current hobby. I know all its facets, I know how it wears, with all its angles. And so...
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Except that I am not the only one. But it is debatable, I can agree on that. That is why I asked this question.
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    Re: Oud Wood- A subtle hype-king?

    Was not impressed with it when I had a decant. Didnt really wear it around people though so cannot gauge the "compliment factor". It seemed so uninteresting that I was not even inspired to wear it...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Green Irish Tweed from Creed. Very lush and manly :)

    Is bruce wayne the batman guy you mean?
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    Re: Le Labo Guaic 10

    As much as I like Le Labo, I am really annoyed by their "city exclusives" concept. Much more so because the city I happen to live near has a freaking Tuberose exclusive. Like, WTF?

    I wish I could...
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Mr Neo, do you even own these fragrances?
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Versace is synthetic - yes, without a doubt. Do the two smell different enough? Of course. But there is similarity on a "DNA" level. They produce a similar effect when worn, especially in the warm...
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    Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    I have noticed a lot of people from UK saying it never disappeared from stores. So it may be possible it was only discontinued in US. I personally never saw it on sale in any major retailers for as...
  53. Poll: Re: Hot weather fragrances beside Bvlgari Aqua, Aqcua Di Gio, Cool water

    Dior Homme Sport is the one I like the most from the list.
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    This.

    You should not* be asking for reassurance to enjoy the stuff you like. I tried this one in lord and Taylor and thought it was quite decent.
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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Have you tried them side by side? My girlfriend has confused them several times. She has always loved VEF and she knows me by it. Couple of times when I wore b22 she asked me if it was Versace. She...
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    Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    I have spent some time with both of these and here is my question: do you guys see any relation between the two?

    Here is what I see ( in simple terms): take the underlying structure and add salt...
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Lol, seriously. Like... what?!
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Tonight - Rose 31 :D
  59. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    Why, specifically?
  60. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    Strongly considering getting a small one with the summer around the corner. My bedroom (and the closet there) do get very hot during the day when I am not home and the A/c is not running. Before it...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile.

    Thats what I came here to post!! Awful name indeed..
  62. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    +1

    "Too many fish in the sea" to get hung up on just select few :)
  63. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    I don't have any and do not see a need for that. There are just too many bottles currently in my possession to run out of any particular one.
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    Not all sprayers are made equal, either. Its no secret that some spray more, some spray less.

    With that said, 2 sprays seems like a good practice for every day office situations. If i am wearing...
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    Re: Best niche line and why?

    Isnt it funneh how Creed seems to lead both threads? :D

    Personally, I have been on Le Labo kick lately. Love most of their stuff.



    Also agree with this.
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Agree with all of the above
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    Re: Which bottle(s) did you finish in 2014?

    Not a single one. Bought a bunch of niche bottles though - De Bachmakov, few Le Labos, L'Humaniste, Green Irish Tweed, to name a few...



    Haha, I like that :D
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    I do not think it smells like complex hydrocarbons at all. Its a good leather scent with violets, but ultimately not for me. I wish it did smell like gasoline though... In that case it would surely...
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle

    Creed is actually very likeable and more mainstream. It really does appeal to mass market and there is nothing wrong with that.

    FM, on the other hand, is actually a "niche" house and their...
  70. Re: The One By Dolce & Gabbana reformulation and longevity ?

    Interesting. Not sure which one I have since I no longer have the box. Never had longevity issues with this scent though. Great juice!
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    Re: Iris 39 by Le Labo - suitable for men?

    Not quite so. They replaced it with a sign that shows a trash can with "12M" written across it. So essentially it is the same message just a little more discreet. I have two bottles that I bought...
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    Iris 39 by Le Labo - suitable for men?

    What are your opinions on this scent? I'm going to try check it out some time soon, but I have been somewhat confused as to how it classified. Here on basenotse for instance it is listed as femme,...
  73. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    Burberry Brit
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Brooklyn

    I like this scent too. I don't think it has a great longevity, but other than that it's pretty awesome and is also great for spring/summer.
  75. Re: Looking for a masculine scent, but not too heavy for hot Phoenix weather

    You've got a great collection! Perhaps you can add some quality citruses to the mix? For example, L'humaniste and Bergamote 22 from Le Labo? I personally have been all over these two. They are...
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Wow. You are quite picky indeed. Perhaps it is not even vetiver you are looking for :)
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    I had a decant of IB and wore it a couple of times here and there. No specific "failures" that I could think of, but I personally did not find the scent to be worthwhile and so will not be adding it...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/Scanner_Darkly/21392643-1EE6-4A43-967A-976876E65EF4.png_zpsvjyl98vv.jpeg

    Not even in directory, but a great scent nonetheless. Laugh all you want :)
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    I feel the same way about GPH and that is basically the reason why I don't own it beyond a decant. I like it but it kinda clashes with my personality/overall image.
  80. Re: Actually hearing these words out loud really made me wonder

    To elaborate a bit from the previous post - In most daily situations (office, family dinners, movies, dates and even clubs) I DO NOT want to fill the rooms. So if I can enjoy the fragrance myself...
  81. Re: Actually hearing these words out loud really made me wonder

    This
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/Scanner_Darkly/Philo_zpsxxyrqtsc.jpg

    EDT

    A fantastic scent. Very content with the performance too and if it projected any more it wouldnt be as good...
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    It is okay. I would buy it a discount but no way at current prices. It was discontinued prior to me getting in this hobby, but oh well. No big deal.

    Actually, there are also many great...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/Scanner_Darkly/5DD92297-A3CD-4B8B-ADE0-39CE607AC198.png_zpsw4ibao6c.jpeg

    CDG - Blue Encens
  85. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Agree with you on menthe.

    Sel Marin to me is one of those things that I see as a good artistic composition but yet that hardly makes for a wearable fragrance. But I'm also not a huge fan of...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Gee.. thanks captain obvious
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    Re: Any Bond No. 9 experts out there?

    I tried a few and own a couple. Some of the noteworthy are:

    Chez Bond
    Bleecker
    Riverside
    New Haarlem
    Brooklyn (weaker juice though in terms of performance, relatively speaking)

    Didnt like:
  88. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Hmm... If I know with mathematical certainty that a particular scent would put me at odds with people in enclosed spaces (eg office, classrooms etc) then I would not do it. That would be just flat...
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    Lol. I gave up on CK fragrances by default.
  90. Re: The longer you don't wear a scent, the more memories it brings back when you do

    Very true. Also, the memory flashbacks are strongest when the scent is worn for the first time and coincides with an out of the ordinary occasion - e.g. vacation trip, wedding party, first date, etc.
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    Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    Never really understood Antidote and won't really care should they decide to bring it back.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Nothing wrong with being unique :) But I also think pointing out someones fragrance as being "unattractive" is a sign of bad manners, so likelihood of hearing such complaints, especially from the...
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    Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    Its only worth it if you like it.

    For example, Silver Mountain Water has compliment-getting reputation, but I dont like to be around it. Therefore, its not "worth it" for me.
  94. Re: Nautica Voyage caps change or do I have a fake?

    I cant imagine anyone faking Nautica Voyage. Ever.

    If they did it would be the dumbest counterfeit in history, lol.

    p.s. wow. Thread from last March.. needs to be locked up please.
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Rose 31 is phenomenal and in my understanding you already have all the rose needs covered with that one :)

    Also, I really do not understand why people say that rose is not the main player in 31....
  96. Re: Fragrance that summons the feel of the Eastern Seaboard

    This
  97. Poll: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Green Irish Tweed, no contest. The bias however is that it is also my most worn fragrance for going out, so it's only natural...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Like you said, It clearly has a number of loyal fans, but leather Oud is certainly not for me. It's just way out there on the extravagance factor. Glad you can appreciate it!
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    A lot of great feedback and interesting thoughts in this thread. In the end, I think it would be fair to say that "unisex" could ultimately stand for "see for yourself". And again, I really have no...
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    Yep, on the flip side, that is happening as well. I mean I have no problem with the concept of "wear anything you like", but the very fact how stuff is labeled is somewhat misleading and a little...
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