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  1. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    I don't have one but I am aware that there are some I use more than usual: Guerlain Vetiver, English Style EdC and Lavander and Patchouli EdT.
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    Re: Would you recommend Rochas Moustache?

    The vintage is worlds apart from the current formulation.
    This is a gents cologne of the kind that does not project nor lasts much. The second one plays against these rules without much success,...
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    Re: Chanel Égoïste or Guerlain Vetiver

    Depends: in a simple mood? Vetiver. More into complexity? Egöiste.


    I'd choose the later for a social occasion, the first one for work.
  4. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    The original was overbearing. The actual one, more subdued. If nostalgic, try layering it with its feminine version.
  5. Thread: me = ? fragance

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    Re: me = ? fragance

    Actually, I am kind of fed up with such an extensive wardrobe, and as a matter of fact, I am giving away many (sorry, only friends here in my country). Among all those I tried, I can come down to...
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    Re: How Unisex is Chanel No.19?

    Absolutely if worn the right way, i.e. if you don't douse in it.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Well, it fits your description but it was bought at a time my discerning capabilities were very limited.
    Due to the characteristics of this hobby in these places there is not a chance I can sell...
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    Re: What to Wear When You Don't Know What to Wear

    O Lord! You are making me laugh outloud.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Thanks for telling!!!
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    Re: Wearing too much perfume a sign of depression?

    During depression the sense of smell changes: what is considered nice tends to induce indifference, sometimes I can't stand some blends I used to like.

    I have a routine when feeling somehow...
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Krizia Spazio - never got it. Seriously.

    Natura Senhor N - imagine wearing a lemon-scented cleaning product, revolting. It ended being used as a bathroom deodorizer: in that context it is amazing,...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    I always tell my American students to stop "sorrying" so much. I always joke about that.
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    👍

    The Book did have a conservative tinge.
    Good to know YSL was, as you said, vaguely scandalous - wasn't it Mr. Saint Laurent the reason behind this? As to Givenchy Gentleman, I always thought...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    I have been going over a bunch of these "manners" books and there is everything for everyone: they all have points in common (basic politeness: saying "please", "thank you", etc.) but they cover...
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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    This got my attention for two reasons:

    1-. My Grandmother loved perfumes but insisted that they should not be noted.

    2-. In the case of gentlemen, this does not apply. Indirectly, she sad it...
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    A Gentleman and His Cologne

    "A GENTLEMAN AND HIS COLOGNE

    A gentleman considers cologne to be intimate apparel.

    He knows that it should not cause comment, positive or negative, among other people in the room. Instead, it...
  17. Re: industrial, detergent, cleaning agent like citrus / lemon scents

    Senhor N by Natura. I don't know if you can get where you live, you will need to go to Brazil or any other country in South America and contact a rep for the company's line is not available in...
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    Re: Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    It is part of the combo. You have to deal with it. At least that is what I do.
  19. Re: Whats that your wearing ? ' Dior Eau SAUSAGE ' !!

    You are pronouncing it wrong. Its "saw-sáshe" :)
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    Re: CK Obsession vs Lagerfeld classic

    They have been watered down, I can't tell because I have not tried Lagerfeld's original formulation. But I have the hunch that it must have been better than CK's Obsession.
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    Re: Most masculine Prada cologne?

    I tried all of them in a duty free shop and, well, I found them all on the unisex / feminine side of things except for Luna Rossa Extreme. Morever, none wowed me except for this, however with some...
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    Re: What do you do in this Twilight Zone episode ?

    Tabac, Old Spice, Brut, Stetson and Royal Copenhagen & RC Musk would do.

    BTW, I found a local perfumist who blends his own rendition of Old Spice that is much better than the original. If that...
  23. Re: You are reading one of your favorite books in this private library. What fragrance are you weari

    Brut, of course - just to counterbalance.
    Bad joke aside, Signoricci 2 (which was inherited by my Grandfather, of course).
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    Re: Yes, we are all fragrance junkies, but....

    I like history, literature, classical music and sports (as an athlete).
  25. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Cuero Rosetto
    John Varvatos pH
  26. Re: What does a "Young Man's" or "Old Man's" scent actually smell like?

    Some classical notes are "old man" - blend patch, incense, vetiver and lavender, there you get an old man's scent. Add some iso e super, it will turn lightly into a not so old men's scent. Add...
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    Re: Most depressing looking bottle?

    Le Mâle, Invictus, 1 M, Salvador Dali p/ H. Also the ostentatious ones a la Middle East.
  28. Re: How should I respond to someone when I'm asked if I'm wearing perfume?

    Just say no and suggest that person to visit a psychiatrist for he /she is suffering from olfactory delusions.
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    Re: is niche mentality a lifestyle?

    Not my case. I enjoy all what is available regardless of its exclusivity. In terms of scents, it can be cheapies as well as niche. In terms of books, first editions of classics and paperbacks....
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    Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    It is very personal. IMO, all feminine in my wardrobe except Arpege. Must admit a predilection for Le Baiser du Dragon, Must, N 19 and Cristalle. Opium is in the limit.
  31. Re: A 16 yo girl adventure with Coromandel - Fathers, beware! And a suggestion...

    I agree. There must be something wrong because they act as if clocks were delayed. Min daughters are not so classy as yours (casmere cardigan and pearls? I envy you! That is Shalimar, Aprege and...
  32. A 16 yo girl adventure with Coromandel - Fathers, beware! And a suggestion...

    My 16 yo daughter has an "Audrey Hepburn" kind of look. She attends a highschool in which latin and ancient greek is part of the school's curricula, she currently holds a scolarship in a fine arts...
  33. Re: Chanel's Les Exclusivs arrived in Buenos Aires... suggestions?

    PM'd you.
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    Re: Insense by Givenchy

    Not at all.
    Insense is a heavy floral scent for men. ES is citric.
  35. Re: "Men's" and "Women's" fragrances diverged significantly?Enjoying 70s womens chypre (Faberge Part

    70's chypre? Hell yeahh!!! Count me in (Amen!!!).
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    Re: Expectation, Hype and Disappointment

    Agree. There are way better patchoulis around: the base notes are offputting and it is way too sweet to a girly point.
    Maybe "Chanel" does the trick for the hype.
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    Re: "Signature" scent.

    Depends how you wear it. You can pull heavy ones out if you limit yourself to one spray under the shirt. That is what I do with the ones I love that could be my signature scent and that are bombastic...
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    Re: Stop lying bro, you wear fragrances for women

    Yes I do!!! And among my wrestling mates, lol. Of course, it brings jokes but... My coach knows for certain that the old Obsession for Men he loves has been watered down and that the version for...
  39. Re: Which 5 perfumes do you consider to be the worst ever made?

    You are mentioning a touche subject: at first I liked many of these but later on found them unbereable: Spazio Krizia per Uomo, Balman Carbone ( 180° change, from thumbs up to thumbs down) and...
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    Re: End of the road for Safari?

    Check Brook Brothers for Gentlemen, they are quite alike
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    Re: What exactly is a "beginner's fragrance"?

    IMHO, a construct made up by fragrance snobs with the idea in mind to make newbies feel like ignorants.

    Of course, you are entitled to disagree.
  42. Re: Name the fragrance, having a "special" place in your heart.

    N* 19 + whisky: Formal dinners at my parent's home.
    Shalimar: the smell of my Grandma's home.
    James Smart Amber EdC: My Father leaving for formal social occasions.
    Eau Sauvage: me and my friends...
  43. Re: Have you ever complimented someone on their fragrance? Do you do it regularly?

    Yap, not that often. It is sort of intruding and some people may feel uncomfortable since it can mean over applying, but these would normally apologize.

    I got surprised in many occasions: in a...
  44. Re: Do you own a fragrance that reminds you of something many years ago?

    Shalimar, my Grandma; Habit Rouge, my Grandpa; Macassar, me in F. Worth; Opium, my Sister; Jules, my Brother; Haberdasher's Ambre, my Dad; Haberdashers Lavander, my Aunt Grandpa; N* 19, my Mother;...
  45. Re: Kindly relying upon the wisdom and knowledge of BN again, for a possible blind purchase. Thanks!

    B*Men lacks finesse IMHO... but, at the expense of contradicting myself, is a trip to the past I like to wear in really cold days (under the shirt) while wearing a leather jacket, which has a...
  46. Re: Kindly relying upon the wisdom and knowledge of BN again, for a possible blind purchase. Thanks!

    Might be too late for a reply, but this is among the Yatagan / R&G Open category, spicy - woody - musky a la B*Men category.
    I can imagine the oakmoss must have made all the difference, so the...
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    Re: New from Hermes: Equipage Geranium

    Yap.

    I know this successful workaholic professional who loves a low profile but can't escape from it, for he is well known among colleagues, a professional reference.

    He only wears black...
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    Re: Light, Airy Leather Fragrances?

    Eau Sauvage (whatever, can't remember) Cuir.
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    Re: Friday, 18th September, 2015

    Vetiver, Guerlain
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    Re: Current frags turned room/car sprays?

    LOL!!!
    Given to me as presents, ended up using them as room deodorants.
    Guess what? They brought compliments.
    As to the OPs question: Sr. N by Natura, makes a perfect bathroom deodorizer.
    Others...
  51. Re: Dior Homme intense: impressions of the general public

    Too gourmandish and too intense: atomic in terms of fallout and half life.
    Makes for a perfect girls scent (I love CK Obsession, Must, Habanita, N 19... arrive to a conclusion about this).
  52. Poll: Re: Which of These Basenotes "Masterpieces" Do You Prefer to Wear?

    Well... none. Sorry.
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    Re: Complete the trio for me

    Yor age? La Nuit.
    DHP is too "old mannish", IMHO - I love it, but I could be your father.
  54. Re: Méharées Acqua di Profumo (Eau de Parfum) by L'Erbolario Lodi - why hasnt this gotten more love?

    Yes, you made me aware of that, X + $ being preferred to Y - $ was a staple here on BN, but there are houses I won't name since I don't want to start a row, which I can't understand why they are...
  55. Re: Méharées Acqua di Profumo (Eau de Parfum) by L'Erbolario Lodi - why hasnt this gotten more love?

    Méharées Acqua di Profumo (Eau de Parfum) by L'Erbolario Lodi - why hasnt this gotten more love?

    Because it does not cost an arm and a leg. There are cheapos around there that are excelent options...
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    Re: Best low projection scents to wear on dates?

    Whatever suggestion, one or two sprays below your shirt. Try before on a napkin and check for sillage.

    Personally I'd go with ES or ChpM, but I am a 50 year old fogey related to people who like...
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    Re: Rise in synthetic designer male scents?

    "Synthetic" does not mean "bad" per se: Hedione is a synthetic version of jasmine and it smells really good. Besides, some synthetics are really high quality, easy to work with and safer than some...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    It plays against today's rules: its a mild floral / citric / spicy / woody scent that does not last nor project much, but it will revive under sweat. Eau Sauvage is more of a critric scent.

    If you...
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    Re: Compliments are a two-edged sword

    I agree.

    However, down here people will tell you you bathed in fragrance - we don't sweeten the pill. So you will know when you for sure you made a mistake.
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    Re: You Who Choose to Lead Must Follow

    I do...

    Have you heard of the prole drit? The quality of goods and services are becoming commodified - airplanes services have been reduced to seats and toilettes, so is food (think of fast and...
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    Re: Do you ever think that...

    Yap, I get it.

    Sometimes I get across one that can potentially be my ss: Candido Lopez today, Coriandre some months ago, Must before that, and Vetiver by Guerlain before, EdC a la Inglesa years...
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    Re: Strong, inexpensive fragrances??

    + One Man Show Gold Edition + the ones mentioned here after.

    Fleur du Mâle, too.
  63. Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Fueguia's 1833 El Otro Tigre - way too fecal, more even than Dior's Jule. It morphs into a pleasant flowery mid and base notes, but... you have to stand the top notes.
    Isn't easy to pull off.
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Fueguia 1833 Don Giovanni x 1 oz / 30 ml
    Fueguia 1833 Enneadas x 1 oz / 30ml
    Fueguia 1833 Cándido López x 3.3oz / 100 ml > guaiac, rose, tobacco. It is becoming my signature scent.
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    Re: Amen pure leather

    There are some differences in the opening notes (accrid, not so sweet). Later on they both coincide.

    I'd suggest buying A Men Leather if you find the original one too sweet, but having both would...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage vs Terre d'Hermes?

    Worlds apart.

    ES is a remake of an EdC which came to be a classic, loosing much of what used to be due to reformulation. It I still FBW, IMHO.

    TdH plays according to other rules; strong, harsh,...
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    Re: I think I'm finally over designer

    Before.

    @TheCologneist

    As to your post, I understand what you are saying, many designer scents feel blended the way Lego blocks work, where aromachemicals would be the blocks: "Z smells like...
  68. Re: Day & Night - Your Top Power/Influence Fragrances - AVENTUS/CREED BANNED

    Sorry, I can't help it: I would not wear powerhouses in those occasions, at all. The people you described would bash you in no time if they would have the chance of smelling something on you. That...
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    Re: Recently found in Japan

    Envy... (and not the one by Gucci, to be frank. Blame it in your luck finding vintage Antaeus 😃).
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    Should have mentioned that, lol.
  71. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fueguia 1833 Cactus Azul - Cactus Flower, Cedar and Mint. FBW IMO - original, subdued, complex, quite fresh. I'd say a Spring / Summer scent.

    Fueguia 1833 Enneadas - Iris Pallida, Cyperus...
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    I like this response.
    Actually, in neurocognitive terms, hobbies can work in the same fashion as addictions - I posted the link to an article about this in the General Forum.
    In my case, I did not...
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    Re: Change of heart for Terre d'Hermes

    I am trying hard but I still have mixed attitudes towards it.

    Reformulated? I don't know if mine is a product of the reformulated batch, but it sure is strong. As L'Homme Blanc Indivuel said, two...
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Skanky means "animalic", a fancy term for "poop - like" smell, such as civet or notes derived from jasmine (yes sir, jasmine) or even some kind of musks. The kings of skankiness are the ones with...
  75. Re: Niche with ....Wow factor and beast projection ?

    Ídolo Carlitos!!! At least he wears cologne.
    I can't imagine Messi wearing anything at all: He is so "cold chested".
    Have not tried any of them but a fellow BNoter told me many Lutens are...
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    The sole idea of watching a review in You Tube done by a guy saying things like "this is going to get you all the chicks around you, dude" or the like give me the creeps. Not to mention of the silent...
  77. Re: Niche with ....Wow factor and beast projection ?

    Chanel Coromandel or Fueguia 1833 Caoba if you are into patch.
    Fueguia 1833 Beagle (Absolut) or Piedra del Sol
    Dior Homme Parfum.
    Fleur du Mâle.
    Bogart's One Man Show Golden Edition (if you dare...
  78. Re: Animale Animale - Worth it if I already have A*Men & Pure Malt?

    Under such circumstances, and unless you think otherwise, I'd save those $ 25 for a better option - I can't swap due to the fact this hobby is quite strange down here plus shipping stuff is horribly...
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    Re: New from Hermes: Equipage Geranium

    Got three vintage backups... no need to buy new flankers, luckily.
  80. Re: Animale Animale - Worth it if I already have A*Men & Pure Malt?

    Mmmm, true, they are not the same, however, I do think it would be redundant: they are part of the same family, however, the Mugler's are better in term of complexity. Animale is "flatter".

    I...
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    Re: Fueguia 1833 Chamber

    Welcome.

    It is sort of frustrating, I'd say it has potential, but... Something is lacking. I layered some patch and it definitely would improve it.
    Let's leave that to the nose.
    I also tried La...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Explained by François Demachy

    LOL.Good point!

    Edit: Is it an existentialist EdT? It is like Sartre met Walter White (the dessert) and Frank Underwood (Johnny buries his rings, just as Frank did with his signet ring from The...
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    Fueguia 1833 Chamber

    I posted a consultation on Galbanum and Soil, the notes Fueguia's Chamber is made of. The original thread is here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/411495-Galbanum-and-soil

    I tried it today:...
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Before arriving to my office I noticed a guy waking near me was wearing FdM. I could get the flowery and the skanky accords quite clearly.
    Yap. Bold and unapologetic for sure. Have to admit I feel...
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Thank you for the explanation.

    As per the definition of camp... I think it applies.
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    What is "camp"? (Excuse my ignorance).
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    What is wrong with the OPs question? Where is the rule that states that these kind of considerations are irrelevant? Not for you, obviously.
    Just let the ones that don't feel like you do live in...
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    Re: Is Skin Chemistry Psychological?

    According to a chemist working for Givaudan, whom I met years ago, yes.
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    I personally love it.

    As to the your question... Top notes? Yap. Mid and base notes, heck no!

    It has a skank-y note that becomes prominent as the scent evolves.

    IMO being careful with the...
  90. Poll: Re: Habit Rouge EDP or L'instant Extreme Pour Homme EDP?

    Habit Rouge EdP.
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    Re: Do You Want Other to Smell You???

    Agree.

    Grandma (a fumehead as me; she would be 111 years old by today) taught me men wear cologne in a different fashion women do: to be smelt by his woman (fiance, mistress, whatever) when very...
  92. Re: What are some fragrances you've bought, sold, then bought again?

    I bought and gave Bergamoto Marino away. I'd buy it again, though.
  93. Poll: Re: If You Project Beyond Arms Length-Are You Cologne Guy???

    Agree.


    In my case, compliments like "you smell good" said by someone that is more of an arm length from me marks the fact I over sprayed.
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    Re: Modern Masculine? NOT REVIVAL

    Not to my liking but Terre D'Hermes and Lalique's Hommage a L'Homme come to mind.
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    Re: Fragrances you'd love if it weren't for......

    British Sterling. I am not fan of super silage and longevity (Guerlain Vetiver is fin for me) but I would not mind it being a little bit more strong.
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    In my case, when taking that awfull medication I tended to avoid strong smells. It did not happen to me, but if I were in a situation that implied standing by a "scented lady or gentleman" I would...
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    Oops... If I were you I would have gone easier on the trigger our else choose something more subdued.
    Some time ago I took some medication that made me "hyperosmic". I could not bear some scents,...
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    Re: Do You Want Other to Smell You???

    Hell no!
    Count me in among the shy ones. Hate to be "The Cologne Guy".
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    In my case, the other way around. Still, not an easy one, must admit.
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    Re: Challenge (or not...) :)

    Sp / Su: Eau D'Orange Vert
    Au / Wi: M7
    Fav? Chanel 19
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