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    WANTED: Eau de Navigateur or Eau de Illes

    I have for trade:

    2/3 of 100ml bottle of Mechant Loup
    1/8 of 100 ml bottle of SMW
    2/3 of 100ml bottle of D&G PH

    if you wish to trade or sell PM me.

    CJ
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    Re: Nicotine in Tabarome?

    In my opinion, Snafoo, fredericktoo, and Dante are all correct. Sanfoo's spectrometer might actually be useful in this case, if any chemist could figure out how many parts-per-million of nicotine...
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    Re: Nicotine in Tabarome?

    The tobacco used by Creed comes from Virginia, which is known to us smokers as having the highest nicotine content in the world.

    Actually, since the tobacco leaf and flower (Creed uses both) are...
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with GUERLAIN'S VETIVER?

    Wow; I'm on the other side of the planet, and yet my wife gives me the EXACT same response!

    I reserve wearing this stuff for when I know I'll be outdoors or when I know I'm the only one around. ...
  5. Thread: Amouage Gold Men

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    Re: Amouage Gold Men

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post regarding a note my wife identified as "Old Lady's Purse": Amouage Gold for Men is the quintessential "Old Lady's Purse" fragrance out there. I personally can't wear...
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    Re: People abusing free online samples?

    I would agree with with Dimitri and SnifferDog; the point of samples is to give them to those most likely to spend hard-earned money on fragrances. If a comapny cannot afford to do so, they don't...
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    Re: Something other than Crave

    According to several on this board, the logical step-up to niche and yet still "Curve-esque" would be GIT. My wife doesn't think they smell alike at all, but loves them both, with GIT having the...
  8. Thread: Wedding Scent

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    Re: Wedding Scent

    No, they wore their usual frags.
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    Re: Best Pepper (Piper Nigrum)

    I dunno, I've got mixed feelings about Piper Nigrum. It starts off harsh, then smells great for about 15 minutes, then vanishes on me...
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    Re: Recent purchases -- April

    Recently purchased Hypnose for me...I'll let you know what I think, but so far, so good.
  11. Thread: Tonight's Sniffing

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    Re: Tonight's Sniffing

    Gotta say it; Gucci PH II intrigues me; I'd like to try it a little more before I make a definitive analysis, tho.
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 27 April 2007

    Looks like Envy for the whole weekend!
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    Re: Creed Green Valley- review

    Is it me, or does Green Valley smell a bit like Fahrenheit by Dior?
  14. Thread: Wedding Scent

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    Re: Wedding Scent

    I wore GIT at my wedding. My Best Man wore Cristoabal by Balenciaga, and my Groomsmen (I had 2) wore Tuscany for Men and the other wore Le Male.
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    Re: What Would Leonidas wear?

    As a historian, I'm prone to thinking of what the ancients had at their disposal in the past. While I think that the Greeks of antiquity surely enjoyed some of the fragrances available to them,...
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    Re: New Malle... for men!!

    I'm really hoping for a more "manly" fragrance from Malle this time; I feel a bit left out.
  17. Thread: Scent for a Casino

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    Re: Scent for a Casino

    So far, some great guidance/opinions!

    I should point out that I'm married, and won't be looking to seduce any females while I'm there, so I'm looking for "classy" as opposed to "overtly sexy."
    ...
  18. Thread: Scent for a Casino

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    Scent for a Casino

    Gentlemen,

    This weekend I'll be in Atlantic City for a friend's birthday. I'll be spending 95% of my time in the casinos. The question is: which fragrance should I bring with me? I'm limited to...
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    Re: Your 'Big Five' Scents

    1.) Summer or 'Casual: Dolce & Gabanna pour homme.
    2.) Winter or 'Formal': Heritage EDT
    3.) All-Purpose: GIT
    4.) Romantic: Envy for Men
    5.) Just Because, I LIKE It. Shut up: GIT again.
  20. Re: The only 2 fragrances that I have routinely & regularly got compliments from wome

    My biggest compliment getters are (in order):

    GIT (my child-bride can't get enough of this stuff!)
    Dunhill homme...go figure!
    Chanel Allure pour homme
    Catalyst by Halston (!)
    Gucci Envy for...
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    Re: more of O. Creed's and BN gets it's nose tweaked

    JLL,

    Glad we could clear up the misunderstanding!

    I have to admit that my skepticism is starting to give way to a small ray of hope that this stuff is real. I think the only way to be certain...
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    Re: more of O. Creed's and BN gets it's nose tweaked

    No worries, John! I'm curious as to the verdict, too!

    Cheers!

    CJ
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    Re: more of O. Creed's and BN gets it's nose tweaked

    It seems as if there is a misconception here, and after reading the wording of my post, I suppose I am to blame.

    I wasn't trying to infer that the actual seller of the bottle (who, by the way, I...
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    Re: more of O. Creed's and BN gets it's nose tweaked

    I dunno, maybe it's me, but as an American it seems like they type of hype-based marketing for which a seller simply screams. Creed has always has a very traditional marketing scheme; keep the...
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    Re: "Old Woman's Purse" Note

    Thanks, Chris! Needless to say its good to be back.

    It seems that my wife might be onto something here (she's usually right about these things; one of the reasons I like her, too). Look over the...
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    Re: "Old Woman's Purse" Note

    Wow, where to begin...

    From what I've been able to glean from my child-bride's description, the "Old Lady's Purse" note has more to do with being a melenge of powdery-fragrances laced with Ben...
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    "Old Woman's Purse" Note

    My wife, who while a student at college worked at the fragrance counter in a department store, had a sentimental streak while I was off fighting overseas the past year and a half, during which time...
  28. Thread: Your Top 15!

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    Re: Your Top 15!

    In order:

    1. Creed GIT
    2. Creed New Tabarome
    3. Guerlain Heritage EDT
    4. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men
    5. Dunhill for Men
    6. Gucci Envy for Men
    7. L'Artisan Mechant Loup
    8. Jaipur Homme EDP
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    Re: I spoke with the SA at Nordy's today and

    RJ,

    Wow, after reading your posts for years it turns out we're neighbors! I go to the Nordy's at Columbia Mall, too, (since I live about a mile away) and besides their great selection they are...
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for men - it was unique..

    I have seen a bottle of it on eBay once or twice when I was in college in the mid-90s, but it was rather expensive at the time (although, looking back, I would gladly pay the $80 that seemed so dear...
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for men - it was unique..

    I had a bottle of this I swiped from my younger (but much more style-concious) brother back in the 80s. I was wearing Drakkar, Polo, and Benneton Colors at the time, but Giorgio Beverly Hills for...
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    Re: 2006 Men's Fragrance Predictions

    LOL...I too sense the end of ozonic, aquatic, soapy-smelling fragrances. *I credit this phenomenon both to lack of creativity and to the fact that most men can get the same effect for much less $...
  33. Thread: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain

    I agree that they should, but they probably won't. I just hope nothing happens to Heritage!
  34. Thread: Shaving cream Pots

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    Re: Shaving cream Pots

    Another vote for Truefitt & Hill: My brother and father both use their 1805, and I would be lost without my Grafton Shaving Cream. If you're using a brush, these are great with just a dab of shave...
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    Re: Middle Eastern frags

    Just curious as to where you find this information at? I would love to learn more about the various ingredients in scents.

    Actually, it's just stuff I remember from studying fragrances and...
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    Re: Middle Eastern frags

    Oud is one of the most expensive elements in perfume, probably right behind ambergris, and for much the same reason (ambergris, a secretion formed in the throats of sperm whales due to squid beak...
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    Re: What did you wear in college?

    Luckily, at the time my girlfriend (now my wife) worked at a perfume counter at a retail store, so she regularly brought me fragrances she thought were nice, thus starting my fragrance hobby.

    At...
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    Re: They're here..........the gifts sets.

    Of all the great houses, I've only seen Guerlain come out with gift sets on rare occasions (just another reason I consider them to be the best house) but I agree that gift sets and special seasonal...
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    Re: A much needed hiatus...

    You will surely be missed, Indie. I really enjoy your thoughtfully written posts, but I understand the need to "step away" once in awhile. Take care, and I'll see you when you come back!
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Guerlain is easily the best house.
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    Re: I present for myself

    I second the Hammam Bouquet suggestion, and think that Noir Epices is a good choice if you're looking for a very spicy, powdery floral. Both are exquisite examples of this genre...enjoy!
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    Re: shaving private ryan

    ...and it goes without saying not to splash on any alcohol-based aftershaves! :o
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    Shipping Frags overseas

    I've received fragrances from overseas before, but never had to send one. I'm trying to coordinate a trade with someone in Europe. What do we have to do to send our bottles to each other?
  44. Thread: Need some Help...

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    Re: Need some Help...

    Sounds like you want Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur. *Pricey, but well worth it. ;)

    You might also want to try Jaipur Homme EDP and Geritage by Guerlain. Lots of Cinnamon resonating in those, and...
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    Re: Creed to light up Empire State Building

    Paris played a big part in that scandal. And "semi-autonomous" is an oxymoron.

    'Nuff said.
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    Re: Azzaro CHROME : * What am I missing ?

    Ditto what Renato said.
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    Re: Creed to light up Empire State Building

    One can only hope that the proceeds from this venture will be administered more carefully than was the money for the Oil For Food program. :-/
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    Re: Perfume Icons - updates

    I think Heritage and Habit Rouge should have their own icons ;D.
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Wow. I've been away for awhile, I come back eager to re-immerse myself in thoughtful discourse about fragrances, and am greeted with this stupidity.

    Don't get me wrong: I don't dislike gay or...
  50. Thread: Heritage......

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    Re: Heritage......

    Concord is right, that is the EDP. I can only hope that they don't change anything about this all-time favorite. It's a modern classic, and I'd lose complete faith in Guerlain if anything happened to...
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    Re: Its either Heritage is being discontinued or .

    I see that Heritage is still listed online at Sepora:
    http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P4503&categoryId=C8088&shouldPaginate=true[/quote]

    I think you can still order it online from...
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    Re: Its either Heritage is being discontinued or .

    I spoke to someone at the Guerlain boutique at EPCOT center in Orlando, and she informed me that they are no longer selling Heritage anywhere in the U.S. except at the Orlando boutique. It will still...
  53. Thread: Save Heritage!!!

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    Re: Save Heritage!!!

    It is my sincere hope that this is just a case of the bottle and packaging being re-done (as was the case with Shalimar)

    Be that as it may, I suggest we all contact Guerlain and let them know what...
  54. Thread: Save Heritage!!!

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    Save Heritage!!!

    I'm not sure what's going on at Guerlain nowadays, but I hardly think that we can afford to let one of the most popular fragrances on the planet to become extinct. Please contact Isabelle Rousseau at...
  55. Re: What is the one Fragrance you cannot live with

    Heritage de Guerlain...no question
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    Re: Guerlain...OK, I finally GET it now!

    Well, welcome to the club!

    For years I've extolled the virtues of various fragrances (and they all earned their due) but I FINALLY settled on a "signature fragrance" and it was Heritage de...
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    Re: Best fragrance ever created?

    Men: Heritage de Guerlain

    Women: Il Bacio by Princess Marcella Borghese
  58. Thread: SotD frustrations

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    Re: SotD frustrations

    I totally agree with Octo, but until that day I'll stick to being specific about what I'm wearing in my SOTD posts.
  59. Thread: Guerlain Heritage

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    Guerlain Heritage

    Now that I've spent a fre weeks wearing (almost exclusively!) Guerlain Heritage EDT and EDP, I have to say that I've finally decided my favorite between the two:

    Heritage EDT!

    I know that many...
  60. Thread: Favourite Guerlain?

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    Re: Favourite Guerlain?

    1. Heritage (EDT or EDP, hardly matters when it smells this good!)
    2. Habit Rouge
    3. L'Instant pour Homme
    4. Derby
    5. Muchoir de Monsieur
    6. Vetiver
    7. Jicky
    8. L'Heure Bleu
    9. Shalimar
    10....
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    Re: Classiest Jacket and Tie Fragrances

    Heritage
    Tabarome
    GIT
    Boucheron PH
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Dolce Gabanna PH
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    Re: SoTD, Saturday July 23

    Getting ready for an all-night poker tournament, and I want something long-lasting that says "masculine", "means business", and blends well with tobacco smoke:

    Heritage de...
  63. Thread: TOP 3 BRAND

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    Re: TOP 3 BRAND

    1.) Guerlain
    2.) Creed
    3.) Chanel
  64. Thread: Hard Core

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    Re: Hard Core

    Don't feel bad, Scenteur, I did the exact same thing!

    (shafts, cubes, and balls...*snicker*)
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    Re: GUERLAIN...ya know...I have become a...a...

    MdM is a classic, and well worth trying. I can't seem to find it around here, though (D.C. area)

    Same goes for Jicky. Wish it were more prevalent around here. Maybe Sean Connery bought it all!...
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    Re: GUERLAIN...ya know...I have become a...a...

    Well, it seems that once again great minds think alike! Like you, I am one of the few who seem to enjoy SMN Aqua de Cuba. I am also a self-confessed Tabaromaniac, and the only scent I have that...
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    Re: Do gays gravitate more towards fragrance?

    *sigh*

    Okay, let's put all the cards on the table and put this baby to bed once and for all so we can all get on with our lives.

    1. Until the 20th century there were no sex-oriented fragrances...
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    Re: Just got in 2 more fragrances!

    I've owned both of these, and can tell you that they both have their place, but neither one is an "all-around" fragrance, although Envy comes very close.

    Everytime I wear Paco Rabanne XS, my wife...
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    Re: Dear God! *These STINK!

    They don't make it anymore, but some of the guys who were around and wearing frags in the 80s will remember this stinker: Georgio Beverly Hill for Men. I had a little bit still around until recently,...
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    Re: Top-20. Uffffff!!!!!!!!

    Mostly in order, here goes:

    Heritage - Guerlain
    GIT - Creed
    Tabarome Millesime - Creed
    Jaipur pour Homme EDP - Boucheron
    Envy for Men - Gucci
    Dolce & Gabanna por Uomo
    Allure pour Homme -...
  71. Thread: Classics Month!

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    Re: Classics Month!

    Sounds like you're off to a great start! *I would humbly suggest the following in your "classic or classic-smelling" lineup:

    Halston Z-14
    Eau Sauvage
    ...and Guerlain Heritage: *it's only been...
  72. Thread: God bless London

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    Re: God bless London

    I would also like to extend to our cousins from across the pond my deepest sympathies and best wishes in this struggle, in which we all must all share the burden.

    CJ
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 2 July 2005

    Allure Homme from Chanel. Been rediscovering this beauty lately, and I'm glad I did! Fresh, spicy, and long-lasting...a triumph!
  74. Thread: Patriotic scents

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    Re: Patriotic scents

    If you could bottle the liquid they use to moisten "Baby Wipes", you have the scent worn by most U.S. soldiers with whom I serve. That's the closest some of these guys get to a shower in weeks, which...
  75. Thread: question

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    Re: question

    Sometimes I'll tell them what I'm wearing, and if I want to hold the cards a little closer to the vest, I'll simply say "Creed" instead of "Tabarome."...they either have never heard of either ("that...
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    Re: What was the one...?

    My dad letting me wear his Aramis on special occasions.
  77. Thread: SOTD Monday 7 March

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    Re: SOTD Monday 7 March

    Jaipur Homme for me: only so long before this one goes back in the fridge.
  78. Thread: Coconut?

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    Re: Coconut?

    I definitely agree with Marc Jacobs, and it has ben brought to my attention that Santal Noble by MPG has a decidedly coconutty drydown as well! Something to think about if you plan to wear these...
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    Re: favorite soap/bath gel?

    Old Spice Red Zone Fresh Sport Body Wash: try it, and you'll never go back to whatever you were using before (on the back it reads "won't wash away testosterone!")
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    Re: You Know You're Obsessed When...

    Actually, obsession is when your response is to break up with her.
  81. Thread: CROWN PERFUMERY

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    Re: CROWN PERFUMERY

    I have a 25% full bottle of Sandringham that I'm looking to trade. I've tried all of the Crown Perfumery fragrances, and this one was my solid favorite. If you'd like to trade, let me know.
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    Re: Serge Lutens trivia of the day.

    Must be why his exclusive line doesn't have spray nozzles.
  83. Thread: Davidoff Cool Water

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    Re: Davidoff Cool Water

    Good scent, but GIT is better IMHO.
  84. Thread: Le Parfume de Thrse

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    Re: Le Parfume de Thrse

    My wife loved this one, and she's pretty picky (usually wears only Il Baccio and Jasmal)...I found it too flowery for me to wear, but that's just me!
  85. Thread: Airports!?

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    Re: Airports!?

    I went on a cruise last year, and they had a duty-free perfume shop on the ship. Prices weren't bad, but the internet was a much better source for lower prices. I don't recall any niche brands being...
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    Re: What smells like English Leather?

    I've been wearing SL's Cuir Mauresque from a sample this week, and it was pretty good, but a little sweet on me. I'm dying to try Creed's Cuir de Russie, so if anyone wants to trade for a sample, let...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29 January

    GIT...trying this one out in cold weather today; normally use this one in warmer seasons, but I'm hoping the ambergris and sandalwood will warm me up a bit.
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    Serge Lutens Test Results

    It's been 2 weeks since my samples arrived, and I've spent a lot of time wearing them around. Since many of the guys here at Basenotes have limited experience with this line of fragrances, I've...
  89. Thread: CREED GREEN VALLEY?

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    Re: CREED GREEN VALLEY?

    I've tried it before, and thought that it smelled alot like Fahrenheit!
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    New Tab+GIT=Original Vetiver?

    I was just looking at the description of Original Vetiver on the Creed site, and I noticed something interesting in the description:

    Creeds latest fragrance for men (2004) is a delicious balance...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Cologne

    I have had Gold for men, and although it said "eau de Toilette," it sure didn't act like it! This stuff blew my socks off, but with a spicy-rose-incense blast that wasn't at all unpleasant. I would...
  92. Thread: OK OK ....

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    Re: OK OK ....

    JIGGA,

    Not much I can add to Octo's wise words. I would point out that, like Octo, I also work around students and they regularly comment on the fragrances I wear. You'd be surprised how many of...
  93. Thread: Burberry Touch

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    Re: Burberry Touch

    Burberry Touch was one of my first purchases from Nordstroms. Great fragrance, containing oak, white musk, and "Teen Spirit."

    I've always thought of it as a "jeans and white t-shirt" fragrance,...
  94. Thread: Superheroes?

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    Re: Superheroes?

    1: What would Superman wear? Floris Elite

    2: Batman? Clive Christian X

    3: Hulk? GIT

    4: Spiderman? Aqua di Gio

    5: Wonder Woman? Il Baccio
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    Re: WHO WORE THIS? Question #5

    I'm pretty sure it's Isabelle Adjani
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    Re: "Anchorman"--The Cologne Scene

    I can see some real 70's classics: Aramis, Pinaud Clubman, Hai Karate, Coty Musk, Vitalis, English Leather, Brut...looks like my grandfather's medicine cabinet. All that's missing is some Aqua...
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    Re: Men!!! Who's with me???!!

    One day after purchasing a new bottle I got the stink-eye from my wife, and realized that I was going to have to approach my fragrance purchases in much the way the U.S. once approached adding new...
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