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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    Awwwwww$&@%! I hate that....
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    While I think it's highly likely all perfume is marked up greatly, I'd bet the designer perfumes are marked up more given the level of marketing support and advertising they put behind their...
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    Try MKK.
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    You like skanky but you don't like Kouros.

    Pity.
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    I don't care.

    I don't see a reason to concern myself with what a company charges for a product. If I think it offers me value for the price they charge, I'm in.

    If someone is concerned that a...
  6. Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances with the best projection

    For me, Puredistance M is the winner. 10 foot projection if not careful in application.

    Tuscan Leather can be beastly too.
  7. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Floris 89 was worn by Ian Fleming and has somehow been attributed to Bond

    Eucris was seen in one film wherein a character who was hosting Bond had it in the bathroom.

    In one of the books, a...
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    X for Men is outstanding and worth it for me. A favorite.

    1872 I didn't "get."

    Number One too over the top elegant.

    C too much like TF Tuscan Leather to my nose.
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    Re: Spraying on clothes?

    Many so spray on clothes. But be aware some scents, mostly higher end scents, will stain fabric.

    Dirty English carries a warning to not spray on fabric.
  10. Re: Virgin Island Water reminds me of 'myspace angle' pictures

    I don't know that it is classified a "woman's fragrance" at all. Creed doesn't classify it as either gender.

    It's a nice summer "situational" scent for men or women. Perhaps a skosh more floral...
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    Re: Seeking projection!

    Pure Distance M Extrait easily projects 10 feet... One spray
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    Re: Aventus projection...poor?

    It's a projection beast, but there are many posts wherein the user cannot smell it after a short time.

    I cannot wear it because I cannot smell it after one half hour, but others have attacked me...
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Wearing it right now. Similarities to Tuscan Leather cannot be avoided. But it is not as potent. Nice quality for sure. Very AdP worthy.

    Too similar to Tuscan Leather for me to consider, but this...
  14. Thread: Roja Fetish

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    Re: Roja Fetish

    Have been wearing this a couple of days now and really like it. Wears as a skin scent compared to M. But hangs in nicely albeit close.

    Really blossomed in the heat today, Nice juice. Will be...
  15. Thread: Roja Fetish

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    Re: Roja Fetish

    The EDP. Extrait was not available.

    I actually wanted an EDP. Have a tough time gauging the "dose" with M.
  16. Thread: Roja Fetish

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    Re: Roja Fetish

    What I love and miss about Basenotes is that one can post at 8:44 US pacific time and get several responses from around the world.

    Nice to see you Hednic!
  17. Thread: Roja Fetish

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    Roja Fetish

    After a long absence from fragrance purchases, was roped back in today by Roja Fetish. A special display in Nieman Marcus with dedicated rep (who needs to study up more, but I digress).

    I see the...
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    Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    I am a quiet guy so I like a scent which can reach out and smack you, so I prefer M. M lets people know you're coming and lets them know where you've been. With one shot to the chest! M to me is a...
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    PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Have a small sample on hand today and it is very pleasant and sensual. A friend splurged over weekend and grabbed some.

    Wears a bit close I feel. Doesn't project like M which frankly "attacks."
    ...
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    Re: Limette 37 by Le Labo

    Ahhh yes, the lime note in Virgin Island Water is amazing...but fleeting.

    Does this lime in Le Labo hang around?
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Wanted to love, but didn't. I like Dullahs list of rose scents above with Domencio Caraceni 1913 thrown in.
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    Re: First Impression(s)-Invasion Barbare

    Quality that leaves no doubt, but just didn't click with me in two different samples. I couldn't wrap my nose around it. Maybe it is just so different than anything else I wear, it makes me uneasy...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    It does smell a lot like Mugler Cologne, yes.

    It doesn't smell like the "vetiver" that many expect. Clean, green soapy.
  24. Thread: Profvmvm?

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    Re: Profvmvm?

    Antico Caruso is awesome. Haven't tried any others. But it is a simple, potent, high quality scent for sure.
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    Re: Penhaligon: Anyone have a house guide?

    Sartorial is the best for me. A modern fougere that smells very gentlemanly and is of course, great when dressed up. It's a nice blend of old school and contemporary and that's pretty hard to pull...
  26. Re: Giorgio for Men by Beverly Hills... A good men's fragrance?

    I like it. But it is a potent patchouli-sandalwood 80s bomb that will clobber people.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Same with me. I just don't like immortelle being that dominant.
  28. Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    The single worst reaction I ever had to a grooming product was Aveda.

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    I get that you and/or your friends are trying to very PETA politically correct, but yes, when you...
  29. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    Citrus scents don't last. It's a scent molecule thing. If you want to smell citrusy for 8 hours... Fuggdiaboutit.

    That being said, TF Neroli Portofino has got some stamina.
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    Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome

    No, and I think Tabarome Millesime is a fine scent in its own right, but applying the Tabarome name to it was just something they shouldn't have done.
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    Re: Creamy hot chocolate

    Extremely chocolate. Like a candy bar.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Idole de Lubin
    Creed Vetiver 1948
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Diptyque Eau Duelle
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
  33. Re: Invasion Barbare, M, Windsor, Fougere Royalle . . . What Else?

    You have good taste.

    I'll second Derby, Idole de Lubin, X for Men and A Taste of Heaven. Distinctive.
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    Re: What is the best vanilla fragrance?

    Eau Duelle
    Jaipur
    Tobacco Vanille
  35. Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    Certainly Creed Windsor
    Puredistance M
  36. Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Most popular for me of late Creed Vetiver '48. Always feel centered with this one.

    Recent discovery Idole de Lubin. Wears lightly and that may be a good thing for me at this point. Fearing with so...
  37. Re: Fav Grooming Brand Pinaud-Clubman,Truefitt & Hill etc.

    I've become a big fan of Pinaud. Virgin Island Bay Rum, Special Reserve and original Clubman can't be beat when I want that clean cut, fresh goomed and shaved feeling. Trumpers shaving cream the best...
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    Re: Habit Rouge????

    I believe you're sincere, but it's almost like a troll question. There are around a dozen versions I believe...maybe more. You likely sniffed the standard EdT which is the only one easily found as a...
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Yeah, kind of, but it's not a note I would want in a scent personally.
  40. Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Stopped into Scent Bar yesterday for some Idole de Lubin.

    Manager was touting a new one they just got in... Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir. WoW...this was intense and interesting....
  41. Thread: Watch out...

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    Re: Watch out...

    The have been some debates about that, but I say YES.
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Idole and Havana Vanille
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    Re: Virgin Island Water Longevity?

    This one surprised me. One of the longest wearing Creeds on me. All through workday. 8 hours easily.
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    Re: 10 best perfume commercials..

    The Egoiste commercial scent me into a frenzy to get that scent when it hit the air in the early 90s. I actually had tried to talk a person in our NY office into picking it up for me because it...
  45. Thread: Creed Windsor

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    Re: Creed Windsor

    I'm not enough of a "nose" to dispute people on jasmine in Windsor, but none of the notes profiles list jasmine.
  46. Re: What scent do you prefer after the perfect shave?

    Like timdoeswell, I'm a wet shaver, and too, every shave is awesome. I have a few:

    Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum
    Penhaligons Racquets Formula
    Creed Baie de Genivre
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender...
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    Re: So I recently turned 30....

    Ha... You should be terrified of 45. The unofficial end of the line for men, especially if single and dating. We'll send you some Pinaud Lilac Vegetal for that birthday


    TF Oud Wood is quite...
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    Re: Why do certain basenoter hate Creed so much?

    I think a lot this batch stuff is mass hysteria. I'm not going to argue with anyone about it so please keep posting batch numbers..,

    Creed makes some scents that people like. Some people dont....
  49. Thread: Creed Windsor

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    Re: Creed Windsor

    Fantastic. Most masterful thing they have done years. Highly regarded by many here including many of the Creed naysayers.

    I'm sure a lot of people don't "love it," and some people may not care to...
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    I'm convinced Creed has included in Aventus some new synthetic. I have a tough time smelling it after 20-30 minutes, but other people, especially women, notice it.

    I know they're Creed, they're...
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    Re: any other gourmand lovers out there?

    The infamous "makeup/lipstick" notes are mostly in the opening notes. After that, there is a pretty pronounced cocoa and vanilla vibe.

    I love Basenotes and most Basenoters, but many of the...
  52. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Tried this today and initial impression was good. Reminded me a lot of TF Oud Wood. Not a bad whack at Oud. Agree with earlier posts here that it's very wearable. Got a nice compliment on a single...
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    Re: Penhaligon's fragrances

    Blenheim Bouquet is much beloved by a lot of traditional types. I find it to be the second most fleeting fragrance I've ever tried.
    (Trumpers Lime is first). Maybe it's an anosmic thing with me,...
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    Re: Help me to find what i look for.

    Divine L'Homme Sage
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    Re: Invasion Barbare / Parfums MDCI

    A lot of people love it. It is a high quality, well done frag for sure. But it is to me a bit quirky, and at that price, a "sample first" kind of scent.

    I would not say it is a "love it or hate...
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    Re: Two versions of L'air du Desert Marocain?

    I had a decant from the old bottle and have a new bottle. I can't tell any difference. That's a pretty new fragrance and Andy is pretty discerning. I don't think he'd tinker it.
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    Re: Masculine Gourmand/Vanilla, Suggestions?

    My favorite straight up vanilla is Eau Duelle. Reasonably priced. good longevity for me.
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    Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Profumum Antico Caruso
    Odori Tabacco & Cuoio
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Pure Distance M... But wear it carefully. A little goes a long way...
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    Re: Whats an inexpensive good first oud?

    Cuir D'Arabie is somewhat leathery. Dark Aoud is pretty simply focused on oud and sandalwood. I think you get more of an oud experience with Dark Aoud. Dark Aoud kind of similar to TF Oud Wood IMO....
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte

    Not to me. More like an amped Old Spice. Doesnt smell a LOT like Old Spice, but has a similar vibe to me.
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    Re: Whats an inexpensive good first oud?

    M7 or one of the Montales. Like Alfarom, I like Dark Aoud.
  63. Re: After all that fear and intimidation (a Kouros experience)

    Pretty much mirrors my experience. Nice write up.
  64. Re: Blood concept type 'O' vs Charles St vs Tuscan Leather vs Clive Christian C ?

    I like Tuscan Leather. Seems to be the loudest of the bunch. But have to be in the mood for loud.
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    Re: Can you refill a Creed bottle?

    Doesn't sound practical or easy.
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    Re: Creed Aftershave Balms

    They are excellent quality for sure. I'm talking about the after rshave qualities not the scent. It feels like an expensive product indeed. I have used the GiT and it is very good and infused with...
  67. Re: Amouage DIA - longevity issue or olfactory fatigue?

    There are probaly old threads on this one. It's a very come and go kind of scent from my own experience and others I've seen.

    Don't know what to make of it. I think it's probably more present than...
  68. Re: Any designer priced fragrance out there that is similar to Creed's Bois du Portugal?

    I always hear New York, and I won't argue it. It's opening is identical.

    But to me, if you love BdP, you're kidding yourself if you look for a smell alike. You may well like some of the...
  69. Re: I finally smell the civet in Kouros for the first time after many wears

    While I trust that many Basenoters have fully tried and worn Kouros, I always maintain many of the urine comments are based on one quick sniff in a store for about 3 minutes. That Kouros opening is...
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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    Kouros
    Habit Rouge
    Knize Ten
    Tabarome
    Giorgio for Men
  71. Re: What am i missing from my wardrobe in the Creed Department???

    Fueille Verte and Vetiver '48 have the same sort of mature, classic vibe as Baie de Genivre, Ambre Canelle, Bois du Portugal.
  72. Re: I think I may have discovered the best chocolate scent yet!

    I bought like 10ml and there is something lacking in it. Can't put a finger on it, but just doesn't seem to work as well as the description of it would seem to indicate. I don't ever see any good...
  73. Re: Giorgio Armani Aqua de Gio vs Dior Homme Intense vs A*men

    If what you want is compliments, AdG is the safe choice. Been around for years and women like it because 50% of the guys they ever liked or dated wore it. Find that boring myself, but you want...
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    Re: Basenote Hype Victims?!

    I'm with...ahh, I don't know how to type that...

    There are certainly a handful of frags I've ended up purchasing that were heavily chatted up here. A couple I didn't like were Pure Malt and Musc...
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    Re: My Tauer cologne came in today!

    While I'd say it leans masculine and probably sells more to men...it would make me bat shyt crazy on a woman...breath taking scent if you like it.
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    Re: Windsor, great, but, rose...?

    I agree. In a full wearing it is not rose dominated, butit has a heck of rose note. "Real live roses" is what I get for some of the wearing for sure.
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    Re: My Tauer cologne came in today!

    That's kind of a tough call to make IMO. It's quite standout and distinctive. But it could flip you out. If you're in here, it is a must try...at least a sample. Clearly the scent that put Tauer on...
  78. Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: FINAL ROUND

    Both great. But Egoiste
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    Re: Will Creed ever re-release Vetiver 1948...

    I'm with Checker. I like Vetiver '48 a lot. So do many here. But the truth is we do not represent the mainstream frag purchasers in here. Vetiver '48 is wonderful but it takes a certain appreciation...
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    Re: Summer Scent for Office- HIGH QUALITY

    You want to smell expensive? This will do it. Which is good because it IS expensive.

    GIT is always a solid, safe choice.

    Millesime Imperial great too, especially in warm weather. But many...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan skankiness

    Well indeed depends on translation of "skanky." The word skank in US is generally applied to a woman that is more than a little promiscuous which generally implies some issues with hygiene.

    In...
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    Re: If Shalimar had a male version ...

    My understandihates that Habit Rouge was created as the male version of Shalimar.

    But there may be newer scents like MR that seem to come closer.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan skankiness

    I'm not sure what comments you have seen. "Skank" to me implies a foul odor; unpleasant. What I find and have seen from others is that it has a bit of a similarity to female odorata sexualis which is...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan skankiness

    Yes, there are a few minutes wherein Ambre Sultan channels said "scent of a woman," but in a very positive way IMO...not "skanky."

    To me, the opening of Le Labo Oud 27 captures a skankiness.
    ...
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    Re: The official scent of Las Vegas...

    You have no idea...
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    Re: The official scent of Las Vegas...

    I don't find it unpleasant at all, but it is distinctive and I found it amusing how often I recognized it.
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    The official scent of Las Vegas...

    Just back from a week long convention in Las Vegas.

    Had to stay at Planet Hollywood and I smelled Le Male every 10 minutes.
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    Re: Creed Aventus bath products

    Not here to shill for Creed, but having used GiT AS balm (at a much lower price I recall), it is awesome. Not just the scent...I dabble in a lot of shaving stuff, and the GIT balm was def very high...
  89. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    The Creed Boutique page hints it will be one of the women's scents.
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    Re: At What Point Do You "Own" A Fragrance?

    With so many of rotating through dozens of scents, if I have 10ml of something, it will last probably months unless I really love it and burn through the decant quickly. If that's the case, I will...
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    Re: The Mystery of Aventus.... Exposed?

    I am in the can't smell it camp. But when I've worn it, indeed women notice it. I see many other similar comments and if you choose to believe it is all hype, so be it.

    Don't really know if I like...
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    Re: Pure Malt - don't get the hype !?!

    It seems to me that in a forum like this, one scent will always tend to rise to the top in mystique and desirability somewhat related to its inability to easily acquire. I have a bottle and think...
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    Re: Desperate for help please!

    I go with hedonist's suggestion to try Penhaligons Sartorial. You say "after shave" in your initial post here, and that one is bit traditional and modern at the same time. I don't know about nutmeg...
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    Re: 2 masculine rose related questions...

    Mee too
  95. Re: Sales tactics I've noticed in some privately-owned fragrance shops

    Yes, there is a perfume cart at a mall near me. They stock some older designer stuff, but always try to sell you on these faux European "designer" scents. You can look the brands they push up online...
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    Re: Money Fragrance

    Both Puredistance M and BdP do project a "I've got a lot of money" vibe.
  97. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Appreciate your curiosity and applaud the alternative method of trying to ascertain what scents women "really dig," but there is no answer to this question.

    Roughly half the world is male and...
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    Re: Lyric Man...why I've

    Gave it only a brief test, and to be fair should try a full wearing. But seemed a bit too rosey and floral was my impression at the time.
  99. Poll: Re: Importance of bottle appearance in your collection.

    I enjoy a nice bottle design as much as the next guy, but if I like the the juice, I'd put it in a Coke can if I could attach an atomizer.
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender

    Yes, usually is, but it's surely not a big seller so the tester bottle may be dusty. I like it, but find as with many lavenders, the longevity is lacking. But it's a very interesting old school manly...
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