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    Re: New Fragrance: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau

    I found this to be rather blah. It's like the Jelly Belly of fragrance. Oh wow, it smells like bread! Who cares? After the top bread note wears off it smells like an overpriced D&G The One.
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    Why, oh why did Creed discontinue this? I would have gotten a full bottle but got into fragrance too late and I found this beautiful fragrance discontinued when I went to find a full bottle for sale.
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    Re: My Creed collection is killing puppies!

    I killed some kittens while wearing Bois du Portugal, does that count?
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2011

    Had to pick up Pure Havane from Nordstrom's online. After shipping and tax it was almost $100 and it won't ship until April 1st! Auugh!
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    What I consider overpriced is how much enjoyment I get out of a fragrance compared to how much it costs. Amouage Tribute would be an example of something that despite its high cost, has provided me...
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    Re: Finding the parents of Creed Aventus

    It must be the rose but Aventus strikes me as a semi-clone of the reformulated Ungaro III - not for me at all. The extreme dry down is nice - there's even remnants on my skin the next day after...
  7. Re: 1 Million coming Exclusive to Sephora in the USA this fall !

    The link I just posted has a sample for $2.99
  8. Re: 1 Million coming Exclusive to Sephora in the USA this fall !

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/3349666007891.html This 1 Million? Not so exclusive for Sephora as usual.
  9. Re: Zahras.com - Gets my approval as a source for fine Arabian fragrance!

    your post is a little confusing as you repeated yourself a few times. Just because they notified you on the 14th doesn't mean it was shipped then. If it was I would expect it in by the 29th. Use the...
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    Re: Montale - Best place to buy?

    TBoner, have you already given Montale your credit card information?
  11. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    OK, finally got my replacement bottle. And someone here bought the Golden Aoud so everything is good again! Should I risk one more order to see if I get another free bottle?

    Actually, ran into a...
  12. Re: Zahras.com - Gets my approval as a source for fine Arabian fragrance!

    Yes, it requires signature. It has a tracking number and UPC code on the package so I think it is registered even though it didn't specifically say that word on it. I was thankfully off today to sign...
  13. Zahras.com - Gets my approval as a source for fine Arabian fragrance!

    I just got my package from Zahras.com - a 3ml bottle of Amouage Homage for only $90. They also threw in some samples of oudhs and attars from a few different houses.

    They ship directly from...
  14. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    Easy there! It was probably just a fluke... Mine was sealed in plastic. I bet if you typed up a nice email or gave them a call letting them know that their listing didn't mention it was unsealed and...
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    Re: Which is the best fragrance?

    No, no no! The best is Le Eau de Bois du pour Homme Lui Male Black eau Fraiche Intense Sport Fresh Noir Concentree. But I hear the reformulated version pales in comparison to the orignal parfum.
  16. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    Well, mine came in today. Smooth transaction and perfect product just as I have come to expect from Beautyencounter.
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    Re: We All Smell Terrible

    Have you tried the booger, earwax and vomit flavored Jelly Belly candies? http://www.candywarehouse.com/harrypotterbox.html
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    Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme VS. Allure Homme Sport

    I had to go with VpH on this one. It's basically what Light Blue pour Homme should have been and it's really good for what it is: Another fresh, citrusy aquatic and it's inexpensive too.

    I haven't...
  19. Poll: Re: A poll is worth a thousand words. V0te your fav Frederic Malle!

    You and me both! I recognize the names but realized I really need to get on the ball and try some of these out! I'll get a handful of decants of the higher rated ones. After Googling, I wonder: Who...
  20. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    I just got a shipping confirmation email a minute ago! Speak of the devil!
  21. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    No shipping but the charges are pending on my credit card. That's as far as I've gotten so far. I've been busy all day and didn't realize it hasn't shipped yet and my orders to BE usually ship within...
  22. Re: Varvatos Artisan Black to be released in upcoming months...

    But that's niche and it's not called 'black' so I'm not sure how that fits?
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Wow! You have a knack for describing notes and accords that allows me to almost smell the fragrance with you! This video is much better than many of the reviews by younger guys who spend five minutes...
  24. Re: Varvatos Artisan Black to be released in upcoming months...

    I haven't smelled any designer fragrance called 'black' that actually reminded me of anything dark, deep or black. Except maybe Bulgari Black. Your Polo black and double black are boring, fruity...
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    Re: Inhaling Opium - Not a health problem

    Ash?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    A couple lady stand outs:
    Mugler Angel Le Lys parfum 1.7oz for 29.99
    Usher parfum 3.4 14.99

    For Men, not sure if either of these are good:
    Escada Sentiment 1.7 19.99
    Azzaro Visit 1oz 9.99
    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Montale Vetiver des Sables - A very unique not-quite-aquatic fresh scent.
  28. Thread: Courmarine

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    Re: Courmarine

    You want to know what coumarin is all about? Try Bois Blond. I think you'll realize it's not what you think you're smelling. And I think the others have it pegged correctly as calone.
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    Re: C&S Cuba - Smells like sh*t!! literally...

    That was probably it. I didn't care for the whole evolution much anyway. I'll have to give it another go as it's been several months since I last tried it. I certainly didn't smell a a barnyard or...
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    Re: C&S Cuba - Smells like sh*t!! literally...

    Was I the only one that got a heavy hit of menthol from Cuba? I did not care for it because of what I perceived to be menthol.

    I found No. 88 and Frankincense and Myrrh good and unique enough to...
  31. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    A legend is born! It's the guy with no luck in fragrance. They say he rides into the night and where there is trouble in perfumery, he is there! Some say he is the cause of his own misery. But what...
  32. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    Thanks, now I'm a sad Panda... Hopefully it wasn't the same person making the same mistake and this got him/her fired. Oh man...
  33. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    It is kind of fun, in a way! I don't know if I'd rather play Montale Roulette or know for sure that I'll be getting what I order! Haha!
  34. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    Well, he replied to my email today! He's sending me an Original Aoud now, hopefully. This was two swings and two misses. But I keep getting a free 100 ml bottle each time, so it must be getting...
  35. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    That stinks! I take it you live in California. It's the only state they charge tax for.
    I threw in a bottle of something to bring it up to $100 for free shipping.
  36. Re: Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    You and me both, bud! I thought that Back to Black was going to be my last fragrance until I moved into my new home and settled in. NOPE! Haha! I saw this in stock and jumped on it!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    You think Pure Malt dries down to be the same as A*Men? They share similar notes, but all A*Men frags do. I think it keeps it's own thing going throughout the evolution of the fragrance. And it does...
  38. Angel Men Pure Malt is in stock at Beautyencounter.com - $55.90!

    I know the Gucci Rush sold out really fast when I posted it as being in stock the last time.
    So you might want to jump on this one quick! I know I got mine as they're going at a fair price and not...
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    Re: What do you think of Black XS

    Throw in nausea and you've got me. One of the few fragrances that I cannot stand. So much so that I go out of my way to wash it off thoroughly!
    It reeks of highly-sweetened artificial strawberry...
  40. Thread: Oud craving

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    Re: Oud craving

    You need to get some incense or bakhoor charcoal. You'll also need a small butane torch (the kind that put out a very sharp, pressurized flame) or gas stove and tongs to hold the charcoal. A normal...
  41. Re: AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    Well, yeah! When you take credit card information over unsecure email what else would you be? I winced both times I typed those 16 numbers into an email and sent it to him. I can't call because I...
  42. Thread: Oud craving

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    Re: Oud craving

    :vrolijk_26:Over here, that would be me too!

    I just need to get my hands on some real oud. I have some real oud wood for burning (which I sometimes rub on my skin haha) but I only have what I...
  43. AARRGGHH! My second order directly from Montale=second time wrong item sent.

    To remind the folks at home what happened last November: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/235412-400-of-Montale-just-sitting-on-my-doorstep

    Well because I'm a fan I decided this time around to get...
  44. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Cool, I'll try that next time, thanks! Are you sure that grunting at any level doesn't add to the conversation?
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    I thought I'd update this thread with what I got: The Back to Black Travel atomizer! It just looks too cool not to get! I think the main thing that had me get Back to Black was the fact that I cannot...
  46. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Yup. I make sure I research how to say something, especially if I'm not familiar with it and I'm going to be speaking in public.

    Pointing in the general direction and grunting like a cave man...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 8 March, 2010

    Rocking the Burberry Touch today.
  48. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Don't even need to do that! On the very site he's posted his videos is where I learn most of my pronunciations. Just search for the French ads for the different fragrances! Even out-of-production...
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud Extra Concentration?

    It's not a "version". You can simply ask Montale to add extra perfume oil to the mix before he send it off to you.

    As for the folks freaking about my application: The average humidity here is 40%....
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud Extra Concentration?

    I wish it lasted longer than 4 hours on me. And that's after 6 sprays at fairly close range to increase the concentration.
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    Re: Montale's GREYLAND. BO smell?

    I remember testing Greyland several months ago and did not get anything related to BO. I just got non-stop cedar like Gucci pour Homme.

    Which reminds me, I should retest a lot of the samples I...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 7th March, 2010

    L'Anarchiste! It's been a while, my old friend!
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    Re: Longevity, how long is good?

    I have the same problems with most fragrances, including Kouros as you mention and even Black Aoud depletes within a few hours. I have naturally dry skin and live in one of the most arid places in...
  54. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Spot on! He'll be in your nightmares for now on! Haha!

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    Am I the only one who imagines an apostrophe in LMAO: L'Mao, the French, Chinese communist leader.
  55. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    I looked through the user directory and this is the only name that came close. The spelling is way off that's why the search won't work.
    http://www.basenotes.net/members/33964-chamelion

    Here he's...
  56. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Nice try but there's no Lay Malay or Archaic in your e-wardrobe, Big Punisher. :cheesy:
  57. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    If they do, then someone delete this thread first. It will break his tweaked out little heart.
  58. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Of course Paula Abdul comes out to balance the Simons of the thread. Boo! Come on, tell us what you really think! :laugh:
  59. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Maybe after he reels the honeys in, he hits up his youtube channel to relax to before the chloroform comes out.

    "Does this dirty rag smell like Lay Malay to you?"

    Sixty percent of the time it...
  60. Thread: Lmao

    by PorkFat
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    Re: Lmao

    Can you imagine this guy coming on to a girl in a club?

    "Daaaaamn girl, you smell good!" *LONG LOUD SNORT* "What are you wearing? Caca madam weasel?"
  61. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Lay Malay! It's my favorite! Oh and FOGUR! And another one who pronounces Joop like poop.

    A joke, no? This is somebody on here, isn't it?

    ANOTHER ONE THAT I LIKE!

    Here's his favorite winter...
  62. Re: Recommend me 3 strong long lasting designer scents.

    Burberry Touch
    A*Men
    Polo
    Honorary mention: Kouros
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    Re: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

    One of their fans recently posted on another forum I visit saying how great they are. I said I'd buy some "imps" only if she agreed to pick up some samples from Sonoma Scent Studio and Soivohle....
  64. Re: Is there a niche/uncommon cologne that smells like this...?

    Citrus and florals? One of the Acqua di Parma Colonias, Citrus Paradisi or Royal Water may be what you are looking for. But these are very different from The One, which I'm smelling right now. I...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Welcome new person. There's nothing typical about Tribute and there is no oud. It's a glorious frankincense, sweet tobacco and leather scent with a floral accord tying it all together and it is...
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    Re: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

    What is going on in this thread? There's like three people who clearly registered just to post in this thread never to be heard from again. And what is that last comment about? Why did lyndsayj...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Soivohle line? ( Liz Zorn )

    I just got my 9 samples in. Tried Oudh Lacquer first and I absolutely love it! The opening to me is big cinnamon and chocolate like a Goldschlager laced hot cocoa. This moves into a very wonderful...
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    Re: Is this the ultimate men's ginger frag ?

    I found Chemistry, much like it's namesake, to be artificial and chemically. It seems to rub me the wrong way much like Antidote does.
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    Re: WoW! Fleur Du Male is Amazing!!

    Why choose? The One is surprisingly good for a recent D&G release.


    For me it was the other way around! I absolutely hated this and thought it was checmically and strong. Then as I grew to like...
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    Re: Is this the ultimate men's ginger frag ?

    I didn't really get much "fresh" out of Blu or Blu Notte - more like gingery baby powder. Prada Amber is far more fresh and soapy.
  71. IE7 - Clicking "Reply with Quote" makes the reply text box move to the very top/right of thread

    I'm using IE7 at work and when I click on "reply with quote" the text box shows up for 5 seconds but if I don't click in it to type, the box shoots up to the top/right of the thread. Very weird.
    ...
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    Re: Is this the ultimate men's ginger frag ?

    It's very light but one of my favorite straight-up ginger scents is Roger & Gallet Eau de Gingembre.

    Gucci Envy and Carven Homme are pretty good too. The Bulgari Blus are decent but come across...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 5 March 2010

    Montale Black Aoud on this snowy, snowy day. I forgot how absolutely wonderful this gets after a 20 minute dry down. The opening is quite pungent though!
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    Poll: Re: Best rose scent for men?

    No. 88 and Black Aoud aren't listed, hmph!

    Neither are Dark Rose or Montale Attar!
  75. Re: (UPDATED) Fragrance companies ditching samples to keep dept. store vendor reps?

    Actually, it will be the exact opposite, as already said above. People won't be able to fully wear the perfume they are sampling, spraying only what is available in the tester at the store. They will...
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    Re: Is there any benefit to keeping cologne in a fridge?

    I keep my stuff in a mini fridge with no freezer on the lowest setting during the summer (it gets into the 90s inside with no ac) and shut it off at night and I turn it off during the fall/winter. A...
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    No, I understand what you mean by natural. That's partly why I'm leaning in that direction. I wanted to see what others had to say and maybe persuade me. I will probably end up getting both...
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    Re: Fragrancenet is terrible, never again. Green Irish Tweed & sample

    I like Beauty Encounter. They're cheaper than retail but not so cheap as to sell old nasty fragrances or skimp on customer service. I buy almost all my stuff through them. I've only ever had two...
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    I have no idea if I've ever smelled the original. I have two bottles, one with a brown sticker that everyone says is a reformulated version and a dark brown glass tester. The brown glass bottles are...
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    Re: Worst fragrance EVER (yuck)

    Spiced apples and sweet tobacco make you throw up? Do you eat only rice and white bread, or is that too exciting for your senses?



    It's pronounced "yope" like "rope" with a 'y' in front. So...
  81. Re: Never say no: JaimeB bought Le Male and here I am giving it some consideration...

    360 White is pretty cheap and it's a good copy. Not sure how avialable Perry Ellis is down there though.

    I need to get my hands on a new, good sample of Le Male. The one I got from Scented Monkey...
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Yes. I've given BtB a full wearing with a dauber sample from Luckyscent but I need to try an Atomizer sample from TPC and hope it translates into better longevity. BtB didn't do too well with the...
  83. Thread: Omaha, NE

    by PorkFat
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    Re: Omaha, NE

    About Schmidt with Jack Nicholson was also filmed in Omaha with shots of the Woodmen Tower both in and out used in the movie.
    So here's another film depicting Omaha in a dull light. But it's not the...
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    Re: Has YSL M7 been discontinued??

    Just as long as they don't do away with Rive Gauche pH without letting me get a backup first!




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqzRlBj0YKI
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Ah, I guess it would be beneficial to list what I've tried, and knocked out of the running, on my journey to my perfect tobacco/tobacco-like fragrance:

    Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac - Too...
  86. Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Scented monkey has samples of just about any mainstream designer fragrance you'd ever want to try.
  87. Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Don't be a wimp! DO IT! :evil:
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Right now I'm looking for that vanilla or honey sweetness. Bogart pH sounds interesting because the way you describe it is exactly what I'm looking for eventually. Flavored pipe tobacco, straight up...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne vs Jazz Live

    Really? I have the splash bottle and I don't even think it's possible to put too much on.
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    Re: how to properly aim spritzer/sprayer?

    I started twisting the sprayers into alignment on the bottle after I found punching and yelling were not very helpful.
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    Re: Has YSL M7 been discontinued??

    Didn't someone say in a previous thread that it is being discontinued from distribution in the US but not in Europe?
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    OK, I'll contact them personally.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Our own BN resident, moreda, is selling all of the Attars in the market place for very reasonable prices as well. They are coming directly from Oman. I got my Tribute through him.
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    Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    3.4 oz is backordered until who knows when and the 8.4 oz is $450. I'm really looking for the 1.7 oz which they don't list. Are these even being made anymore?
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    Poll: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    I've been going back and forth between these two glorious tobacco fragrances. You see, since I'm moving soon, my fragrance budget for the next few months is shrinking along with the storage space for...
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    Re: Has YSL M7 been discontinued??

    I heard this rumor on here a few months ago. Just to make sure, I picked up a spare. M7 and L'Anarchiste are the only two designer frags I've picked up backups for, just in case.
  97. Re: Creed Bois Du Portugal - Its All In The Application

    Yeah, by rubbing it in you're pretty much speeding up the opening development so that the mid and basenotes shine through earlier.
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    Re: The Dreamer or Habanita?

    I'll have to check out Habanita and the reform of Havana.
    Handsome Toad, have you checked out Michael Kors for Men?
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne VS. Infusion D'Homme

    I chose Mugler. If you had Amber Homme up there as well I would have choosen that out of the three.
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    Re: Dirty English is just, well, Dirty...

    Yeah, this is one of those that it looks like they overestimated the popularity and cranked out so much of it they flooded the market. I got a new bottle for like $12 and promptly gave it to a friend...
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