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    Re: Old School Niche ;)

    Another +1 for Mazzolari, in particular Mazzolari Augusto, Lui, and Mazzolari, all of which smell like they were plucked straight out of the 1970's.

    And...

    Almost forgot this one, but M....
  2. Re: Looking to replace my Le Male... male teacher here. Need help!

    Prada Amber Pour Homme--clean, inoffensive and classy. Nothing not to like here.
  3. [USA] Re: Antaeus/Rive Gauche PH/Heritage EDT/Habit Rouge L'eau/Midnight in Paris EDT and more- DEEP DISCO

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  4. Re: My next bottle will be Bleu de Chanel or ADG Profumo. Which one would you pick?

    Tough choice honestly. Both are quality fragrances in my opinion.
    I prefer Acqua di Gio Profumo. It has better projection and longevity for me, which is the whole purpose of wearing a fragrance in...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lalique Pour Homme Equus EDP--Totally underwhelmed and disappointed by this offering from an otherwise outstanding house. Incredibly generic "woody" with no presence whatsoever. Longevity and...
  6. Re: Jacques Fath Pour L'Homme: A Solid Fall/Winter Option

    Great writeup, Buysblind. I "like" this one, but don't love it. However, at the pricepoint (about $25 for 4.2oz) you can't go wrong. I have a few gripes, but they're not major. First one is that...
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    Re: Suggestion for something similar to Sartorial

    I don't detect any violet leaf at all in sartorial, but anyway...
    I don't think you're going to find anything more similar to sartorial than brut, as others have pointed out. However, i will say...
  8. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Boucheron Pour Homme Fraicheur (2008).

    Not in the directory unfortunately :cry:
  9. [USA] Re: Antaeus/Rive Gauche PH/Gucci Guilty Absolute/Midnight in Paris EDT and more- DEEP DISCOUNTS

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  10. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Prada Amber Pour Homme
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    Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    Just blind bought the new version for $25 shipped off eBay. The prices, even for the new version, went up ridiculously for a while, but there are several sellers offering the large bottles of the...
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    Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    So sad to hear about Richard's passing. I know we had a few sales/swaps together, and he was a really nice guy. I always enjoyed his posts. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Acqua di Gio Profumo is fantastic stuff. Best designer release in the past 4 to 5 years in my humble opinion. As others have said, quite different from the original. Would highly recommend...
  14. Re: What does Brooks Brothers New York for Gentlemen wish it were?

    It's been a while since I've worn this one, but if I recall correctly, it reminded me slightly of a much weaker version of Tiffany for Men. Less powdery, more lavender-centric.
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    Re: Your top 3 most worn this year?

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  16. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute not very long lasting for a EDP

    Wearing it for the first time today. Put it on about 11am and I have bury my nose to my wrist to smell it now. But I guess it lasted about 5-6 hours for me, so longevity is decent considering how...
  17. [USA] Re: Antaeus/Rive Gauche PH/Gucci Guilty Absolute/Midnight in Paris EDT and more--FREE SHIPPING

    Bump
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Gucci Guilty Absolute.

    A blind buy. I like it but it's not an instant love. Honestly don't see what the negative reviews
    are all about on this one. Seems pretty tame and well mannered to me so...
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    Re: Newest Chanel Antaeus Bottle question

    Recently bought a bottle directly from the Chanel website.
    Batch code is July of 2016 if I recall correctly.
    Mine has an all black sprayer as well.
  20. Re: Your Favorite Discoveries Of 2017: What Are They?

    R Revillion Pour Homme has been far and away my favorite discovery of the year so far.

    Fantastic fragrance that's unbelievably affordable.
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    Re: most worn June 2017

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    Re: Another "pick one for me" thread...

    Just wanted to give you a little update after wearing the new Rive Gauche for a couple of days.
    So far, I find it to be remarkably similar to the original tin can version. I guess the only slight...
  23. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Basking in the afterglow of 10 sprays of Prada Amber Pour Homme.
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    Re: Carven Le Vetiver

    Great review, this stuff is pure gold. I'm not a huge vetiver fan, and I love this one. I think we all need to jump on some backup bottles of this stuff while it's so cheap.
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    Re: Another "pick one for me" thread...

    Ahhh, you're making me wish I ordered Bracken now! Lol. I for sure wanted to jump in the Avignon while I could get it for $69 shipped. I didn't realize it was so hard to find now. Luckyscent and...
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    Re: Another "pick one for me" thread...

    I sure will :thumbup: I've been wondering myself and looking forward to seeing if it's been done well
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    Re: Another "pick one for me" thread...

    I hope I didn't make a mistake but I really wanted to try the new bottle version of RGPH. The old tin can version is the only frag I've finished multiple bottles of, I went through two 4.2oz cans a...
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    Re: Another "pick one for me" thread...

    Thanks to everyone for all of the suggestions I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Rive Gauche/Avignon combo.:dankk2: :beer:

    Still have the other bottles on my wishlist though, and will...
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    Another "pick one for me" thread...

    Getting ready to make a fragrance purchase.
    I have $150 in PayPal funds from frag sales to spend.
    Considering the following frags, some of which are blind buys
    and a couple I've owned before. ...
  30. [USA] Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli/Chanel Antaeus/Caron PuH Sport/L'insoumis/Vintage Prada Amber PH/and more

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  31. Re: Fragrances that used to be great, and not so much now in 2017

    Dunhill Edition
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Terre D'Hermes EDT
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    Re: Carven Le Vetiver

    Will be anxious to see what you think of it :thumbup:
    My only criticism is that it could be just a bit stronger, but that's about all I can fault with it.
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    Re: Carven Le Vetiver

    Really love this one. I think of it as a "Barbershop" vetiver, if that makes sense?
    It's as if Rive Gauche and Lubin or Guerlain Vetiver had a love child, lol.
    Actually, it's the only vetiver I've...
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    Re: Honest Opinion on Lalique L'Insoumis

    Hope you enjoy the L'insoumis and Voyageur. As Buysblind said, Voyageur is outstanding, especially for the price.
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    Re: Honest Opinion on Lalique L'Insoumis

    That's a much better description than mine! Lol. I agree wholeheartedly with pretty much everything you said. It's just kind of boring and nondescript. I really like Lalique as a house. ...
  36. Re: Heavy/animalic scents you have worn in very hot/humid weather.

    Will echo what others have recommended regarding the following:

    Kouros, Muscs Kublai Khan, Antaeus

    And would also recommend Ungaro II in warm/humid weather.
    Believe it or not I think that...
  37. Thread: ADG Profumo?

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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    Was about to recommend as a strong "buy" but looks like you're already sold.
    Can't recommend this one highly enough. Need to buy a backup bottle myself before it gets reformulated as I've gone...
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    Re: Summer nighttime 'dumb reach'?

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
  39. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    Some great suggestions already, but I'll offer up two that haven't been mentioned:

    Guerlain Heritage
    Carven Le Vetver EDP
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    Re: Honest Opinion on Lalique L'Insoumis

    I like it but don't love it. It performs decently for about an hour, then quickly becomes a close to the skin scent for me.
    It's fairly unique, can't think of a fragrance that's very similar. The...
  41. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    Can't think of many off the top of my head, but one that definitely stands out is Creed Royal Water.
    Never understood the love for this one.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    I've had at least 6, maybe more, transactions with scentemental, all of which were purchases on my part. The first one was in 2011, the last in December 2013 as seen in this snipping tool shot. So...
  43. Re: What kind of performance do you get with acqua di gio profumo?

    Excellent longevity and projection. Projects for 2-3 hours and lasts about 7 for me, then a skin scent.
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    Re: Most Worn in May 2017

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    Re: How old is this Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui?

    Bumping this thread to get some advice from Pour Lui experts if possible.
    I just bought this bottle off eBay. The seller says it's from 1984. Do you think that's correct?
    Judging by the Parfums...
  46. Re: How would you define the smell of Kouros? And are there similar fragrances?

    I'm almost 40, have a beer gut, and am extremely hairy...and I really like Kouros. Need to get it back in my wardrobe.

    Never tried a vintage version, but the one I owned a few years ago was very...
  47. Re: Just don't get no respect!! What fragrances don't get the respect they deserve?

    Agree 100%. Very impressed by the ones I've tried. And the bottles are amazing quality.
  48. Re: Which summer fragrances to use outdoors/nights out?

    No need to take a travel atomizer IMO. AdG Profumo has excellent longevity and performance for me. I was visiting my brother a couple of months ago and gave him a hug before leaving. He said I...
  49. [CONUS] Re: Antaeus/Vintage Prada Amber PH/Carven L'eau Intense/Lalique L'insoumis/Guerlain Vetiver Extreme

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    Poll: Re: Which one would you/should I buy?

    I voted for Habit Rouge L'eau and something else, which if you're interested in 1725, could be purchasing a 15ml travel spray for around $35 shipped on eBay (maybe even a little cheaper if you look...
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    Re: Casual winter fragrance for office

    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme Voyageur
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Chanel Antaeus

    This is the first time I've smelled the current formulation (2016 batch code/black sprayer).
    My first experience with Antaeus was a decant from the Perfumed Court in 2011. I have...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Agreed. I've owned/tried CH Men (vintage) and CH Prive and liked both but not enough to own. CH Men Sport is quite different but very good for a recent designer sport release.
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    Re: What size bottle do you buy of your favorites?

    Go big or go home. Always get the biggest available. For me right now, that's 4.2oz bottles of LIDG PH and 3.4oz Prada Amber PH.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    CH Men Sport 1.7oz for $12 on clearance at my local TJ Maxx so I decided to pick it up.
    Not bad at all. Pleasantly surprised by it, and it's better than I would have believed based on reviews....
  56. Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cedro di Taormina

    Your experience with Cedro di Taormina mirrors mine. Loved the smell, but very poor longevity.
  57. Re: which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    It's tough to single one out, but if pressed I'd say vintage AdP Colonia Essenza.
  58. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    CH Men Sport--not bad at all. This would make a great casual/work/gym scent. Better than expected based on the reviews I've seen.

    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'ete--again, not bad, but not as rich...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection - query?

    No resemblance to Le Male to my nose
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Boucheron PH Fraicheur 2008

    A blind buy, but pretty low risk. I like the original, like the reviews on this one, and it was only $36 shipped. Trying to add quality summer frags that last and...
  61. Re: Trying to track down a cologne that smells like burning Autumn leaves

    Vintage Hermes Bel Ami in the shaker bottle
  62. Re: Need Help ! Received $150 to Luckyscent as a gift..What modern scent would you buy for this Sum

    If I had that $150 I'd buy Nobile 1942 Estroverso without hesitation, and have a little left over to spend on another scent :thumbsup:

    Or, as others have mentioned, Lubin Itasca

    Can't go wrong...
  63. Re: Official "replacements for discontinued or reformulated fragrances" thread

    Guerlain Heritage (Silver cap "mid vintage")

    Find yourself a bottle of this, and it will suitably replace, at least for me, the following vintage fragrances:

    Tiffany for Men
    Parfums de...
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Etat Libre D'Orange Je suis un Homme--Technically, I guess I did smell it. For about 30 seconds after I sprayed it on, and only when I bury my nose to my wrist. Complete fail in terms of longevity...
  65. Re: Quality niche (or old school designer) citrus/warm/hot weather frags?

    I can't speak to Habit Rouge Sport, but I've owned HR EdP, Habit Rouge EDT and Dress Code, and Habit Rouge L'eau is the most unique of the bunch.

    It barely has any resemblance to the rest of the...
  66. Re: Quality niche (or old school designer) citrus/warm/hot weather frags?

    You need to get yourself some vintage Allure Homme Sport.
    If you can't get a hold of that, get yourself some Habit Rouge L'eau.
  67. [CONUS] Antaeus/Vintage Prada Amber PH/Lalique L'insoumis and more

    US Only. USPS Shipping with tracking.
    All bottles come with caps and boxes unless noted otherwise.
    Also, feel free to make a swap offer for anything in my
    wardrobe that's not listed here. ...
  68. Thread: I'm Done

    by cpp214
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    Re: I'm Done

    Have always enjoyed your posts. Hope you check back in from time to time. Best of luck in your new endeavors :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    The people who are comparing this to Sauvage are only smelling the first 5 minutes of the opening.
    The mid and drydown are completely different fragrances.

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  70. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Patchouli Nobile @ $110 from Luckyscent

    I've learned over the years that my comfort zone for enjoying a fragrance is definitely under $150 for a full bottle (preferably under $100). Have owned...
  71. Re: Need suggestions for a cheap versatile (winter/summer) greenish fragrance

    Versace L'Homme

    I haven't tried the current formulation, but I think this fragrance would fit nicely into your criteria. It wears well in the summer, and has enough oomph to be worn in colder...
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Prada L'Homme

    It's alright. Like it, don't love it. On first wearing I'm seeing the similarity to Dior Homme Eau that reviewers have described.
    Not wowed initially. Will give it some more...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Prada Amber Pour Homme

    Got a hug from a 24 year old, very attractive girl. She said I smelled really good.
    Just a heads up to all you young guys out there (I'm getting older, lol) this stuff is...
  74. [USA] Re: Granville/Helmut Lang/Fan di Fendi/Bois 1920/Maxims/Mazzolari/Kiehl's/Vintage Caron Pour un Homm

    Bump

    *Tried to edit the thread title but can't, will have to make a new thread reflecting the items I now have for swap next week*
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    Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli - worthy addition!

    Glad to hear you like it :coolold::thumbup:

    It really is good stuff, and will wear great this summer.
  76. Thread: Acqua di Selva

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    Re: Acqua di Selva

    I blind bought a bottle of the most recent version recently.
    I liked the fragrance itself, but longevity was very poor for me so I sold it.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Tobacco Vanille 5/10 (not a tobacco fragrance at all to me, all I get is a vanilla bomb)
    Pure Havane 6.5/10
    Vermeil for Men 7/10 (animalic tobacco)
    Tabac Rouge 9/10 (hands down best tobacco I've...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Thanks hednic! :thumbsup:
    Looking forward to trying them out
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    Re: Pre-Basenotes Fragrance You're Still Proud Of

    Ck One
    Candies for Men
    Brut
    British Sterling
    Old Spice
    Drakkar Noir
  80. Re: Best smelling projection fragrances?!! Designer or niche

    It's a bit ironic that I "think" I really like fragrances with massive projection and longevity, but I don't have many in my collection.

    The few that I own that fit the category of "best smelling...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Sold about 20 bottles in the last week, so decided to pick up 3 blind buys I've had my eye on for a long time:
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    A 3.4oz backup bottle of Prada Amber Pour Homme along with a 1.7oz After Shave as well. Both for $40 shipped off fleabay
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    Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli - worthy addition!

    I think you'll like it. Let us know how it goes. I like it quite a bit. I recently trimmed my collection from 54 to 29 bottles and it made the cut.
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    Re: Suggest 5 fragrances from current wishlist....

    Based on the ones I've sampled or owned:

    Musks Koublai Khan
    Cologne Sologne
    New York Intense
    Mazzolari Lui
    Egoiste
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    Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli - worthy addition!

    In my humble opinion, it's better than Neroli Portofino, by a wide margin. Smells very similar, but lasts about 4x as long.
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    Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli - worthy addition!

    Just noticed that there are several bottles of this one from reputable sellers on eBay for as low as $59 shipped. Just a few months ago this one was going for $100 or more.
    So if you've been...
  87. Re: eBay Flash Sale Coupon $15 off $75 w/ PayPal April 26, 2017) until 6pm PT.

    Thanks for the code!
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    Just used the $15 off eBay code in the discount section to pick up a 3.4oz bottle of Carven L'eau Intense for $60 shipped :thumbup:
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    Re: Looking for a subtle everyday scent

    Another +1 for Prada Amber Pour Homme, Infusion D'Homme and Cologne Sologne by Nicolai
  90. Re: Looking for the perfect tobacco/cigarette perfume

    Of the fragrances I've owned, Hommage a L'Homme by Lalique comes closest to the smell of a freshly opened pack of cigaretttes.
  91. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Not many, but as of right now, would not want to be without vintage versions of the following:

    Guerlain Heritage
    Prada Amber Pour Homme
    AdP Colonia Essenza
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    And I'm...
  92. Re: Please help me choose one year around signature scent

    Prada Amber Pour Homme sounds like it would be right up your alley.

    Versatile, clean, long lasting. It doesn't scream for attention but you will be noticed.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT or EDP

    Go with the EDP. The EDT is not as long lasting for me, and the EDP just smells smoother and richer.
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I think it's worth about what it sells for now, around $25. I wouldn't pay any more than that.
    Below average longevity and overall performance for me.
  95. Re: Is it me? Has Acqua di Parma gone uber synthetic?

    IMO, Essenza, Colonia and Intensa are all weaker/more synthetic than they were about 6 years ago.
    Would be great if someone could enlighten us on how to read AdP batch codes. Maybe we could figure...
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon

    I like this one a lot. Don't see any similarities to Sauvage, at all. Don't know where people are getting that from. I know they share a couple of notes, but the notes...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    At the bar tonight as soon as I walked in the bartender (female) said "you smell really good!" im wearing Dior Sauvage. First time I've worn it out in public. For reference, had put it on about 30...
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Another vote for Patchouli Nobile. Great stuff.
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Maison Martin Margiela at the Barber's.

    Smells exactly like Barbasol on first application. Evolves into a clean fragrance that smells like several fragrances I've tried before.
    Nice, but not...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I never thought I would say this, but I think I've done a 180 on Sauvage. Absolutely hated it when I first smelled it. Now I'm strongly considering buying a full bottle. Tested it again (on paper)...
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