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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari

    Any idea which year to look for? I read they stopped using oakmoss at some point
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    Ralph Lauren Safari

    Is there a way to identify vintage Safari by box, serial number, etc?
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    I'll second the notion to buy Chanel from a reputable retailer.
  4. Re: Bogart story blue - for those who want to know

    I bought a sample based on this review and encountered my first "scrubber"
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individual

    They are 90% similar however I would recommend OS if your finances allow it.
  6. Thread: FERRARI Uomo

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    Re: FERRARI Uomo

    I thought they were very similar initially but diverged in the drydown Ferrari got tiresome after a while
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    Re: Tea for Two: Yet another lie from Fragrancenet

    If you ordered through ebay please leave them the appropriate feedback. This happens all too often with them.
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    Re: New from Tommy Bahama: Tommy Bahama for Him

    anyone else try this?
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    Re: what makes clive christian scents so expensive?

    Its all about marketing and premium pricing. Check out the story behind Grey Goose for another example.
  10. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    It would be nice if they honored the price mistake or at least offer a discount, but unfortunately they have no obligation to do so. Best of luck getting this resolved.
  11. Re: Anyone do the whole syringe thing when decanting?

    Very true. I have tried to create a negative pressure gradient/vacuum in bottles to no avail. There are some exceptions like the Dior Homme bottles where you can remove the sprayer with pliers.
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    Re: Any B&M Stores Carry Rive Gauche?

    Open up a can of Barbasol and you will have a general idea of what it smells like.
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    Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris Blindbuy safe?

    MiP is about as safe as it gets as long as you like sweet fragrances.
  14. Re: Versace Man Eau Fraiche: Unbelievable price at????

    Target markdowns tend to vary from store to store. Good find!
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    Re: Tea for Two is back for Europeans

    Has anyone received theirs yet?
  16. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    update?
  17. Re: Got scammed on Aventus...Sent Fresco (Not by anyone here) - Need advice

    File a chargeback under your credit card for a fraudulent transaction immediately. Do not rely on Paypal for protection especially for a gift transaction. I wouldn't count on the seller to make it...
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    Re: Cuir Beluga vs. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Cb > TI > SDV
  19. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    So Tuscan Leather and a wad of cash?
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    Re: Looking for a sample of Dior Homme Intense

    PM sent
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    Re: Decants Now Allowed On Ebay

    I can tell you Bond is none too thrilled about it citing BS copyright policies
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    Re: Tea for Two is back for Europeans

    It was listed as in stock when they ran a sale a few months ago but cancelled the orders. I really hope its back in production!
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    Re: New shipping regulations from UK

    The general rule has been in place and selectively enforced, kind of like the speed limit. People have reported customs scanning packages for liquids and destroying them. I believe this is just a hot...
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    Re: Blending/layering, post your favorites!

    Tuscan Leather and Pure Havane
  25. Re: Can anyone compare their bottles of D&G The One?

    The glass inside is a little slanted too. Does it smell legit? If it lasts for less than 2hrs its real.
  26. Thread: Pal Zileri Uomo

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    Pal Zileri Uomo

    If you have a bottle we can work out a price or swap.
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    Re: Cinnamon/bubble gum smell?

    Original Santal and Spicebomb are strong on cinnamon and have a bubble gum vibe
  28. Re: Epic man vs Jubilation XXV vs Honor man vs Memoir man

    Jubilation XXV by a country mile
  29. Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme Batch Code Problem!

    The bottle I purchased in 2003 shows a recent production date as well. Checkcosmetic is off for D&G at the very least.
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    Re: new fragrance: Hanae Mori HiM

    Bump. Any comments on the difference between the EdT and EdP?
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    Re: fahrenheit vs D&G PH

    Vintage D&G PH but watch out for fakes
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    Re: What happen to the Pure Leather hype?

    I finally got to try it today and was underwhelmed. Smells 90% similar to the original.
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    Re: Found one of my new favorites...

    For those that bought it what are your impressions?
  34. Re: Has anyone had a Bond sample not smell like the juice in the full bottle?

    No but I have New Haarlems samples that are different colors though they smell the same
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I returned a leaky bottle which was received by them on Janary 24th. I have had to remind them twice to send out the new bottle and refund the return shipping, but it is apparently on its way. I was...
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    This is the best blind buy I have made to date. I would highly recommend for someone who wants a unique tonka fragrance.
  37. Thread: Chinatown

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    Re: Chinatown

    Great fragrance and smells great on women. Don't think I could pull it off.
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    Re: Frapin 1270 just might out do DHI

    1270 would be favorite if not for the terrible longevity, barely lasting longer than The One for me.
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    Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I get citrus and cocoa mainly from LIDGE, nothing odd smelling to my nose. DHI is good too but I don't get a resemblance to LIDGE. They are quite distinct but similarly overhyped.
  40. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    7 - Very sweet fragrance and a little goes a long way.
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    Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I have a flacon of Amber Absolute and would be interested in swapping for:

    - Amouage Reflection Man
    - By Kilian Back to Black
    - Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    - Guerlain Tonka Imperiale...
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    They said they would refund the shipping once they get the bottle back. I agree, that is what a reputable company would do.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    As a followup for those having issues, DrScent stated to return the leaking bottle for an exchange. Hopefully the replacement works out better.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    I received a leaking bottle through ebay. He stated that the 10 bottles he tried were in working order so I am waiting to hear back from DrScent for a resolution
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    Re: The One for Men Dolce&Gabbana

    Testers should have the same concentrations as retail bottles but its possible that some may be stronger to increase sales after testing.
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    Looking for YSL Cinema sample

    Looking for a YSL Cinema sample. Please let me know if you have one. Thank you.
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    Re: Looking for grey vetiver and spicebomb

    pm sent
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    ask for a picture of the serial number on the box and bottle to check for authenticity
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    Re: Does this seem legit to you guys?

    I generally have no issue buying from ebay and Amazon but Chanel is very commonly counterfeited. I would not buy it from a 3rd party seller on Amazon.
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    Re: Best Cologne under $30?

    where can you find this for $27?
  51. Thread: Dior Fahrenheit

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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    Must be a bad sample that I received. I read that it was a strong fragrance in reformulation so I was surprised. I had an independent nose try to detect it on me after a few hours but it was faint at...
  52. Thread: Dior Fahrenheit

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    Dior Fahrenheit

    I enjoy the current formulation of Fahrenhet but it only lasts 3-4 hours on me. Is there a noticeable difference in longevity between this version and the older one in the blue box?
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    Re: Ambre Narguile/Pure Havane close?

    not particularly although they are both syrupy sweet
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  55. Thread: New Haarlem

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    New Haarlem

    I recently received 2 factory samples of New Haarlem, one has an atomizer and the other does not. What is odd is that the atomizer sample is orange and the other is a dilute yellow. Has this been...
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    Re: Vetiver for people who don't like vetiver

    Not a huge vetiver fan but Chopard Noble Vetiver is quite nice.
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    Re: What is THE 90s fragrance?

    Tommy Hilfiger & Polo Sport
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    Re: Encre Noire or Grey Vetiver

    Are the 100 ml bottles of Grey Vetiver I see on ebay and amazon counterfeit?
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    Re: First-Time eBay fragrance fake. Now what?

    Unfortunately, neither paypal nor ebay is required to reimburse the return shipping as per policy as I have learned from past experience. However, from my research there have been instances of ebay...
  60. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    This forum already has a lot of activity and merging forums would create more posts to sift through. I prefer topics to be categorized and would welcome subforums to more easliy find the information...
  61. Thread: Safari

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    Re: Safari

    I never thought Safari was popular enough to counterfeit but it seems likely in this case with the influx of new ebay accounts selling it.
  62. Thread: Safari

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    Safari

    I have been watching Ralph Lauren Safari prices on ebay for a few weeks now and noticed that an abnormal amount of auctions are being put up by sellers without feedback. Should I be concerned that...
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    Re: Chopard Noble Vetiver - where to purchase

    Is this available in Neiman Marcus, etc? I would prefer not to buy blind.
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