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  1. Re: Cedrat Boise = Strongest performing aventus clone?

    I stopped wearing aventus entirely after getting pineapple vintage. IMHO its the best alternative available. I actually like it better.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    I found it listed in several variants on both the USA and international website. Me thinks this is clickbait.
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    Re: Blind buy Club de Nuit Intense?

    I hate CDNIM. But many people like it. I don't feel its a safe blind buy even as a fan of aventus. But there is supposedly two versions. I got one that was made in UAE and it was horrible. To...
  4. Re: no love at all for CK's Encounter and Encounter Fresh?

    encounter to me has an amazing opening with the rum note. But quickly fades to a generic smell that while not easy for me to pin down became quite irritating to the nose and I just couldn't wear it.
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    It can cause fatigue. I find the best way to eliminate it is much like how I would deal with it with aventus. I limit my sprays to 3 max. And I try to keep them off my neck and chest.
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    I respectfully disagree.
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    Re: Anyone notice new notes in Aventus?

    Funny thing is the smoky stuff seems to be desirable now.
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    I was talking retail pricing. Not everyone shops grey market. But right now fragrancenet has sopfh at $145 shipped with coupon so its $40 more which, by the way people are talking about prices is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th December, 2016

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/necropassion/PVINTAGENOIR2_zpshkn5s1pz.jpg
  10. Re: My recent FragX/DHL horror story... to be concluded...

    Can you request that dhl return the items to the shipper?
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    I have tried both. And I own two bottles of noir and am planning on getting the normal version when I have the funds. I feel they are both excellent. The noir is obviously my preference as I...
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    Re: Is my burberry authentic or fake ?

    Many people report poor performance from this scent. My initial response was going to be "does it disappear 2 hours in? " Then you know its real. I love the stuff but not all good smelling...
  13. Thread: Godolphin

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    Re: Godolphin

    Godolphin is not the same as it used to be. When it was first released it was a EDT and to my nose had a more floral quality. Now its and edp and seems a little closer to Tuscan leather but without...
  14. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that smelled like dookie if everybody else loved it?

    Nope. I wear fragrance to please myself without drawing attention, lol. If anyone else likes it that's just a bonus. But I would NEVER wear a fragrance just because it got positive attention from...
  15. Thread: Mont Blanc

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    Re: Mont Blanc

    The only ones that I really like are starwalker and individuel. Legend no longer smells decent to me.
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    Re: Aventus with a splash of Amouage Myth Man

    I was just joking man. I heard splash of this covered with fifteen sprays of that and had to crack wise.
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    Re: Best Aventus Clones

    Lol. If you want to believe that more power to you. I personally feel its more about certain big names in the industry wanting to be in control of what goes into a perfume so that they can make...
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    Re: Amouge Question's

    I have a different take on the old vs new amouage scents. I MUCH prefer the new magnetic cap versions. Even though a couple of them aren't as loud they are still great performers and I have had no...
  19. Re: Millesime Imperial smells fantastic... but isnt it too Feminine?

    My bottle smells masculine to me. I have never smelled it and thought it was feminine. I think a lot of our perception of what is masculine and feminine is rooted in our experiences with certain...
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    Re: Aventus with a splash of Amouage Myth Man

    I would question if anyone was actually smelling myth at all if 15 sprays of aventus was really used.
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    Re: Aventus - do you prefer 75ml or 125ml?

    When I was wearing aventus it always came down to what got me the most ML for the least amount of money. So I was buying the 4 ounce. considering the pricing structure I cant see any logical reason...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Review Thread

    Now that I have had the actual bottle of noir for a few days I must say this has completely replaced aventus for me. And anyone who knows my past with this scent knows that I have never really got...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I got my bottle of pineapple vintage noir today and while I cant say its the first time I have smelled the scent it was my first time using the final retail product. It has completely and totally...
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    Re: Best Aventus Clones

    I have to agree with you. I received mine today and honestly IMHO its better than aventus. Its so crazy it immediately reminds me of aventus but with all the parts I liked amped up and the stuff I...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    Got mine today. I purchased the noir version. It actually smells better than the samples I received for review. I am in pineapple heaven! Gotta report back later today after a full wearing. ...
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    Re: Roll on Creed Aventus on Amazon - Worth it?

    Having tried many many "just like aventus" scents I would says its like saying digiorno is just like delivery. Its a lovely claim and I want it to be true but usually it only takes one try to...
  27. Re: To BN reviewers: Do you ever look at your old reviews and see how far you've come?

    Its one of the reasons I stopped doing reviews entirely on fragrance except on rare occasions. If there is one thing I have discovered its that my sense of smell and my sense of self are both...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    I would have to agree 100%. Especially being a citrusy soapy fresh scent. They tend to bring on the fatigue faster than denser sweeter scents. I personally would disregard that test in its...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Review Thread

    Here is my take.

    Pineapple vintage :

    It opens with what my nose identifies as pineapple. Which is funny because I never really got that from aventus. Its a juicy fruitiness that has almost a...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    I bought into the smellsliketeenspirit preorder. cant wait.
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    I am really like eau duelle by dyptique. It has that same bourbon vanilla note you get in perry ellis BVA and SDV but it is more along the quality of the Guerlain. I really had a passion for BVA...
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    Re: Davidoff Cool Water Reformulated?

    Davidoff along with other old classics I feel have been reformulated several times. But what is weird for me is that the smells are actually very similar to me. Like when I smell cool water I...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - reformulation questions

    I have a 2014 bottle and I feel it performs perfectly fine. it is slightly different than the original formula but not by much. For me the smell is very very close. And the real difference again...
  34. Thread: New Creeds

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    Re: New Creeds

    Ragnar lothbrok in a bottle? Yeah, Ill check that out.
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    Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Well I'm still over the moon for the stuff. I sit in my room cradling my little vials muttering "my precious" to over and over. Cant wait for October.
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    Re: Amouage (Jubilation XXV) - Worth buying anymore?

    Honestly I feel the only real difference is the original (at least for me) had a stronger alcohol smell. If anything changed in amouage scents it would seem to me they are now using a better grade...
  37. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    That was all the work of one lost member who bumped every bdc thread he could find in the last 4 years. Usually just to say in so many word that he likes it. :grin:
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    Re: Versace Eau Fraiche Real or Fake ?

    I think you are fine. Your batch code comes back as being made in 2014. Versace makes slight changes to its packaging all the time. I remember a couple years back a lot of people were falsely told...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes fake?

    and even if it was real it shows serious signs that it had been opened before. Unless you resealed it for picture purposes.
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    Re: Atelier cologne -- what a let down !

    as a person with virtually no patience I can sympathize with you on that. And as a citizen of the USA near a big city like Chicago I cant relate to you in the slightest as far as sourcing. But...
  41. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    He loves it now? Hmm, I really haven't been keeping current with his channel. Last I heard about him and aventus was that he felt it and most niche were overpriced and underwhelming. I guess...
  42. Re: CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette - BAD performance!

    Yes. There is a certain member (not in this thread) who has been necro bumping any thread he can find about BDC. Never for any particular reason but to repeat his same positive opinion of it.
  43. Re: My first time wearing Bleu de Chanel.....and it was a bit of a surprise!

    Would you please stop necro bumping ancient threads about bleu. Especiallly since nothing new is being contributed nor is a question being asked.
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    This thread is 4 years old. And the member you are addressing is banned and could not respond even if they wanted to.
  45. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    I think its because fragrance is one of the few hobbies that relies solely on subjective opinions. As such you get "personalities" that develop. Largely because there is no accountability. People...
  46. Re: CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette - BAD performance!

    I have not sampled a 2016 bottle. But I did notice a color change to the juice. Mine is a france made bottle from 2014 and it has excellent performance. Cant really compare if the juice has in...
  47. Re: Lady Compliment Getter: Chanel Bleu EDP Blows Away Aventus

    This means nothing. You could start wearing the same scent as your friend and still receive no compliments. And on the flip side your friend could start wearing Aventus and get even more...
  48. [USA] Re: A couple niche & bunch of designer Bottles W/ Boxes

    Bump.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit EDT Testers, real or fake?

    The darker one looks legit. I checked my 1.7 Fahrenheit and it has the same slight bend to the f. The other may still be fine. I was just voicing my concerns but I very well could be wrong.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th August, 2016

    SOTD: Spicebomb

    SOTE: PDM Godolphin
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    Re: Atelier cologne -- what a let down !

    No. I like many of their offerings. Including cedrat. At the end of the day, if I buy a fragrance without testing it that is my fault. Not the companies. I'm sorry but I don't feel the "house"...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit EDT Testers, real or fake?

    I see a few issues with both. The darker bottle seems like the F bends with the curvature of the bottle. This could be a cosmetic flaw that caused that bottle to become a tester so it may be fine. ...
  53. Poll: Re: Jubilation XXV vs Tobacco Vanille vs L'air du desert Marocain

    I have a sample of the original formula and own the magnetic cap version. I actually prefer the new stuff. And performance for me is equal for both.
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    Re: Anyone else use fragrance as a "Room Spray"?

    Lots of times. Right now my room spray of choice is the original Curve. The stuff smells great. But my prejudices wont allow me to wear it. So I spray my room with it.
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    Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Just a heads up to anyone letting their fragrance sit a bit, i got word you guys are good to go and the feedback is essential to this experiment being a success.
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    Re: What fragrance would a "player" wear?

    Come on now. You have to be kidding me. That is so last week. The new way is you drink the bottle and let it emit from your pores.
  57. Re: 45 phone call with Frédéric Male sales rep

    Just to clarify if a fragrance says 80% vol the only thing that means is that 80% of the contents of the bottle is alcohol. But that doesn't mean that the remaining 20% is fragrance. That 20% is...
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    Re: Special pineapple fragrance testing results

    Yep black and pink. The black, black and pink and the white are my faves.
  59. Re: Michael Kors for Men (2014) smelled great at first....

    yeah, I avoid the new stuff. Every tester I see out in life develops and off color and terrible smell. Not sure whats wrong with the stuff but something seems off.
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    Poll: Re: Is this the best time to be a fragrance fan?

    For me it is. I like modern fragrances. And i really like many modern synthetic fragrances. So for me this is a great time to be into scents. But if you are a vintage powerhouse guy or need your...
  61. Re: FragranceLock - a spray to prolong your fragrance (?)

    Im gonna pass. I hear its been reformulated.
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    1. Millesime imperial
    2. Original vetiver
    3. Reflection man (have to avoid insanely hot days)
    4. Herod - It actually is pretty heavy but works in the summer
    5. Aventus (for now)
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

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    Bought this one again. I'm discovering that trying new stuff is becoming disappointing while at the same time I have been missing things I let go of too soon. Great prices on PDM lately...
  64. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    But the thing to remember is that "normal" varies for each individual. For me 8 sprays of royal oud is suicidal. But that's just me. A couple years ago that would have been a warm up and the...
  65. Poll: Re: Jubilation XXV vs Tobacco Vanille vs L'air du desert Marocain

    For me its jubilation. I simply have never smelled anything like it. And even as far as oud scents go I would say its really beautiful as well as unique. Tobacco vanille I still like but would...
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    Re: Montblanc individuel

    No. They cant do that as its illegal. Its actually one of the reasons fragrance is so expensive as a certain amount of loss is factored into the price. The only stores that I know of that don't...
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    Re: Montblanc individuel

    For me it doesn't push out much but that's fine. This isn't the type of scent I would want slapping people in the face and I think it works better with less projection. Longevity is great though and...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    There is no set time limit. But stored in a dark cool place we are talking years. Just know that fragrances degrade faster once they get below the halfway mark as more air is introduced into the...
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    Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    I would just like to say thank you to smellsliketeenspirit for everything. I can only imagine how costly this has been. And I really appreciate being a part of this whole thing. Its been a real...
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    Re: Chipped sprayer & site feedback

    I have had worse things happen and let it go. Don't get me wrong, It should 100% have been disclosed. There is no disputing that. But given its a cosmetic detail I would just err on the side of...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    We will have to agree to disagree. If you don't like the stuff that is your right. But I however completely disagree with you which is my right. No need to laugh your ass off just because we...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    CDNIM is not a fragrance that will satisfy a true aventus fan. Some may like aventus and wouldn't mind wearing it but they don't love it. And certainly not enough to pay the price of admission. So...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    That makes sense then. I am much more of a fan of older batches of aventus which I find this stuff to be very similar if not superior. I have not smelled a 15 batch I really liked. My faves are...
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    Re: Received a brand new bottle missing juice

    I have had many bottles that looked fuller than others. I used to buy a lot of backups and I would inspect them when I got them to make sure everything was as it should be. Something to be...
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    maybe maybe not. I'm far from an expert. And its been my experience some scents can change in the bottle after opened. So I don't know if the older stuff from the large flacon and stopper top was...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I guess we all experience things differently. I honestly cant wait till I can buy some no matter which one as I really enjoy them all. In fact I would punt my aventus to get this stuff.
  77. Re: Can we put the D&G The One longevity complaints to rest?

    Ever since learning to control my sprays I no longer have any longevity issues with it. 2-3 sprays is plenty strong and lasts all day. Though my perception of the scent has changed. When I first...
  78. Re: I discovered a DIRT CHEAP clone of Scentstory 24 Gold

    I sold the bottle that was the newer one so I wouldn't be able to tell you all the differences. But if you post a picture of the bottom of your bottle I can tell you if it is like mine and uses the...
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    Re: People who don't wear fragrances ...

    I know quite a few people who simply don't like it. They don't like smelling like something they were never meant to smell like. My father for instance hates anything with fragrance. I don't...
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    when I was at nordstroms recently I had a lady make me a sample of tobacco vanilla and while I was working only with memory at that point I found it to be a bit different. It was still incredibly...
  81. Re: Looking for non traditional summer scents: Smoke, leather, incense, ash,tea, tobacco etc.

    When I read the title and your post I immediately thought of L'artisan Tea for Two. It opens with a smoky quality combined with a subtle black tea note. After it dies down a really nice blonde...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Do you know what is up with this one? The only things I have been reading about Fahrenheit is that they replaced the fuel accord with a vanilla note. But then I get this today expecting a massive...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    I got a 2015 bottle of Fahrenheit on clearance at a local store today. Honestly the stuff smells fantastic. And I get plenty of fuel like qualities out of it. In fact I am enjoying it more than my...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    I think most creeds are polarizing. And many times for the wrong reasons. Some tend to get caught up in the drama so much they ignore the scent and judge before even smelling. I however do not...
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    Re: Cologne First Date?

    Usually not. Just freshly showered, teeth brushed and well groomed. Fragrance with my dates usually comes after I learn what they like. I never like a assume anything.
  86. Re: batch code WJX04X issey miyake-cannot verify help!!

    Checkcosmetic.net The bottle dates to 2014. Oddly enough this is the second time I have posted this info in this thread. Lots of my posts have been going missing.
  87. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I used to be an oversprayer. Seriously bad to be exact. So bad I went through bottles in a month or two. Multiple times. It was ridiculous. I know for me two reasons come to mind and I know it...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The fragrance that wowed me recently is that sample stuff that smellsliketeenspirit is having people test. I seriously am impressed with his work. I cant go into too much detail as I don't want to...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus so far has been my most complimented scent by females. But only when wearing a very small amount. Oddly enough recent versions have got me no comments whatsoever. But two days ago I wore...
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    Re: Burberry London vs. Amen Pure Havane

    I don't see them as similar at all. Pure havane reminds me of a walk in humidor at a tobacco shop that has cigars of all flavors but you are standing near some cherry ones. London reminds me more...
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    Well, I'm not going to lie about it. I have no reason to. But it is one of the main reason I stopped wearing the brand. That and quality.
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    I live near Chicago so yeah we have some pretty good stuff. I bought 4 affliction leather jackets at marshalls. The Gear up jacket as well as a few others for $100 a pop. Not bad considering you...
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    I wore a lot of what they sell but I refused to shop there. Everything was way too much money for the quality. I would just wait for them to send their stuff to tj maxx.
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    The SA at Macys told me that they are the ONLY authorized retailer for chanel period. And If I buy it anywhere else including the chanel website that it is going to be a fake. Sure lady, whatever...
  95. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    I think its a decent woody scent but i have a sample of it yet was never into it enough to warrant a purchase. In fact i will probably never use my sample so if you want to try it i could send it...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Sauvage Reformulated!!!

    I saw the title and actually got excited. For the first time i would actually welcome a drastic reform.
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    Re: Ideas for Repurpose

    Bamboo sticks and make a mini fragrance diffuser for the bathroom.
  98. Re: Experience at Parfum de Marly Boutique Manhattan

    I love their fragrances but no they are not an old house. First fragrance they made was Pegasus in 2011. Anything they say otherwise is BS. If you look on their website, their "brand story" is...
  99. Re: Do you like all the notes of your favourite perfumes?

    Not usually. I find many of my favorite scents and some that I hate with a passion only reserved for my ex share many of the same notes but in different amounts. For instance, I hate juniper berry...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I got a full wearing out of one of the samples I had today. Stuff was beastly. Far more potent than I thought it was going to be. Got a compliment as well which I wasn't expecting seeing I don't...
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