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  1. Re: Looking for a new Fragrance- Mint/Citrus

    Welcome to Basenotes, BrightKnight141.

    I enjoy Guerlain Homme (NOT the intense), but if you're wanting a mint/citrus scent for warmer weather, I think the Roadster would be more what you're...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal 4oz bottle

    All the BdP's I have seen lately have had a greenish tint to them. Even the ones pictured on the Creed Boutique website have a green tint....especially the flacon.

    Here's one for sale here on...
  3. Re: Has A*Men Pure Malt been reformulated?

    I think it should at least smell SOMETHING like the Pure Malt you remembered. There's certainly no reason it should smell like alcohol, of all things.

    I'd contact them and tell them what...
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    Re: Guess My Compliment

    You gave the answers before I posted, but I would have been correct on both counts. NO REALLY! :wink:

    I've heard of women's love for Fierce many times, so that's why I guessed that one. You would...
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    Re: Nio or Vetiver

    All 3 vetivers, although there's no way I would buy that many vetivers to the exclusion of something else I wanted that is different and would broaden my wardrobe.

    Sel de Vetiver or Xerjoff Nio...
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    Re: Creed Millesime 1849

    Yep! I didn't like the opening of 1849 but did like the dry down.

    However, I think I would have only had the desire to wear it every 764 days, so I didn't buy it.
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    Re: Creed Bois de Cedrat

    If they could make Neroli Sauvage linear and smell like its opening, I'd wear it every other day. It's a fantastic smell.

    Unfortunately, the notorious Creed ambergris base comes in to play BIG...
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    Re: Creed Bois de Cedrat

    Not soapy, but absolutely the most fleeting fragrance I ever tried. I literally could not smell it on the back of my hand 5 minutes after spraying it on.

    It's an ok scent.....WHEN you can smell...
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    Re: Creed's Pure White Cologne

    This is true for me as well. Original Vetiver is a "soapy" smell. PWC doesn't come close to a soapy fragrance to my nose. It's funny how we all sense things slightly differently.

    Next thing you...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    So sorry to hear you're still waiting, C_W. I know it can be VERY frustrating and worrisome. Know that you WILL get your money back if the package isn't found. They made that very clear to me.
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    Re: My next purchase options.

    From your list, I like.....

    CH Men
    Tea for two
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed MI
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    YSL M7
    Cartier Declaration
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    Re: Creed Flacons

    I don't intentionally collect them but I have a few.
  13. Re: Bleecker Street/Mazzolari Lui/Tom Ford Noir EDP

    I couldn't get your swap and sale list links to work.
  14. Re: RareCREEDs(Sel.Verte/C.Bigarrade)/Mancera Lemon Line/Vtg.PacoRabanne PH/L'ArtisanBatucada/*SAMPL

    Updated.

    Added Mancera Lemon Line 60 ml, and samples (Portrait of a Lady, Masque Russian Tea)
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    Re: Creed's Pure White Cologne

    One of my favorite Creeds. Versatile for all occasions; the epitome of clean and classy. Excellent longevity for a citrus-based cologne, too (at least for me).

    I have not smelled anything else...
  16. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Liked it at first. Bought a bottle of it, but with each wear I became more and more.....annoyed, I guess you could say.

    I found it SO metallic and harsh, to the point of making the fillings in...
  17. Re: New rules now implemented in Sales Board, plus a slightly different way of operating.

    I agree with this completely!

    Just wondering why this only applies to the "Items for Sale" forum and not the Splits forum. Seems like the reason(s) for doing it would be the same.
  18. Re: Top 10 Spring/Summer NICHE scents (non-Creeds) -

    Nah....didn't forget it. I knew you already had it (especially since it's #5 in your list)! :thumbsup:

    By the way, you still need to sample Baladin!
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    Re: Feeling the sampling itch again

    I'll just send send you my current sampling wants.....

    Strange Invisible Perfumes Atlantic

    PdN Nicolai Pour Homme
    PdN Haute Provence

    Yachting by Pascal Morabito

    L'Occitane Eau Captivante
  20. Re: Top 10 Spring/Summer NICHE scents (non-Creeds) -

    Lot's 'o good ones already! Hmm...trying to think of something that hasn't been mentioned. If these have.....sorry!

    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue

    Parfums de Nicolai Cedrat Intense...
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Yes, this. I haven't ordered from FiF, but what absolute poppycock! I HAVE ordered from Essenza Nobile, and I guess you'd say they are in direct competition with each other in Germany.

    Another way...
  22. Re: My thoughts on Creed's Acqua Originale Line

    My favorites of the line are Vetiver Geranium, and to a lesser extent, Cedre Blanc. I did not care for the opening of Cedre Blanc, but loved the dry down.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Yes! Arrived today as a matter of fact. Thanks for asking. All was well, I'm glad to say!

    Ordered on 01-24-15. Delivered on 02-23-15. Wasn't mailed until Jan. 24th, however, as they had to...
  24. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    Noir de Noir by a mile for me.
  25. Re: Having a cold and being a cologne lover....

    Don't forget to breathe steam and use the neti-pot! They work best for me!

    And if they don't, time for some prednisone! :)
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    Re: Compliments

    I rarely get compliments, but I don't find it surprising. Most people don't notice and don't care about fragrances, and certainly not to the degree of all of us.
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    I do like Declaration, but I would nominate it for the category of....."fragrance that changes the most from the opening to dry down".

    It literally went from something I thought seriously about...
  28. Re: Your favorite Atelier Cologne for Spring/Summer -

    For those wanting to try this line, the Atelier Cologne website has an amazing deal on their samples.

    You can get relatively big 2 ml samples of all 18 of their fragrances for only $25! And...
  29. Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    If you wind up wanting to buy something from TDC, I recommend buying from one of the German online fragrance sites (First in Fragrance, Essenza Nobile).

    They don't have them all, but they do have...
  30. Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    I just recently bought a bottle of Sel de Vetiver from E-N in Germany, so that would be my choice. I believe you can wear it in the summer, but you need to really like the smell of a more...
  31. Re: Your favorite Atelier Cologne for Spring/Summer -

    The only 2 I have found to be full bottle worthy from Atelier are Orange Sanguine (don't even consider unless you like the smell of orange.....ALL day), and Vetiver Fatal.

    I “kind of” like Bois...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    You didn't list a price range, so my list goes from expensive to less expensive. I'll try to keep my list down....so as not to overwhelm you.

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Creed Bois du...
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    Re: White flakes in fragrance

    You should be able to call Fragrancenet up and tell them what happened. In a situation like that, where the product would be considered "defective", you should have the option of replacing it or...
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    Re: "Green" scents

    One of my new favorite "green" scent discoveries is 01/05 from Fragrance Republic. Very fresh, green and aromatic notes, especially in the opening. Also has minty notes and artemisia notes, which...
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    Re: Blown away by First in Fragrance!

    I just visited the First in Fragrance site and many prices are the same as those on Essenza Nobile, but both companies also can brag about having the best prices on certain colognes. So it pays to...
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    Re: Blown away by First in Fragrance!

    Wow....good for you!

    Looks like I need to give them a try over Essenza Nobile.

    Anyone know if the prices are about the same?
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    LOL....so in other words, you just never know! Maybe I'll get a surprise tomorrow! That would be nice.

    Thanks, hednic!
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I asked them in the comments when I ordered to PLEASE pack my order (of 5 colognes) securely, and in a sturdy box. And I specifically mentioned how bad the condition of my first order was when it...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    That would be nice, hednic, but they better hurry up! Nothing has changed with the tracking since it arrived in the States two days ago!

    I'll be interested to see what kind of shape the package...
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    Re: First in Fragrance to US

    It appears that shipping at FiF and Essenza Nobile is around 4 weeks, currently.
  41. Re: Chanel fragrances - Only available at retail prices?

    Actually, the answer is yes. They sell Chanel at Scentiments (for both men and women), but only testers/unboxed bottles. They are the only discount online fragrance site I have ever seen that sells...
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    Re: Marine-based Scents Question

    Sel Marin is the only true "marine" scent I can think of that I'm happy with. I can't really say what it smells like; it just has an aquatic vibe and you'll know it when you smell it.

    Other...
  43. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Trust me....I DO know how much it means to you. I was seeking more 2009 out just yesterday, as a matter of fact. To me, it's far and away superior to the 2010, so the thought of it being degraded...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Oddly enough, a variety of vetiver fragrances have me enamored lately, including The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver, Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire and Atelier Cologne's Vetiver Fatal. I...
  45. Re: Noticeable color change in my 2009 bottle of Windsor

    Ironically, there's another active thread right now that talks about proper ways to seal bottles (i.e, splash bottles, flacons, etc.).

    Here's a great write-up on one of the best products for...
  46. Re: how to preserve a vintage splah bottle?

    +1 on the small decants. I don't have very many splash bottles, but the ones I do have I decant small amounts because I always prefer spraying.

    And, yes, if the top is tight it should be fine. I...
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    Re: Help finding a different scent.

    Welcome clamnole!

    One of the most popular aquatics is Heeley Sel Marin. Grab a sample from Luckyscent or Surrender to Chance and see what you think.

    If you like something you sample, always be...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Maybe they are finally starting to make some headway.

    Mine finally shows as having arrived in a USPS facility in New Jersey. I ordered Jan 24th.
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    Re: Oops let's try this again.....Neroli?

    And whatever scent you wind up going with, I encourage you to sample before buying.

    Blind buying is risky and can be extremely expensive.
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    Re: Oops let's try this again.....Neroli?

    Welcome, Rufio!

    Most citrus fragrances are notoriously (and naturally) short-lived.

    If you're looking for a longer lasting citrus-based fragrance, you might splurge (since it's your wedding...
  51. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    I'd say a bottle of Polo (green) about 20 years ago.
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    Re: L'Instant de Guerlain

    No, not "old man" but it IS a "classy" scent, I'd say. I wear it for slightly more dressy occasions, although not necessarily formal.

    If you're particularly concerned about having good...
  53. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    Wonder where they got that spelling?

    "Indelible" cologne?

    Cologne which cannot be removed, is permanent, lasting, persisting, unfading, unforgettable, haunting, and never to be forgotten?
    ...
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    Re: Tell me about Dunhill fragrances

    I have Dunhill Blend 30. I consider it among some of my best (more formal) colognes. I think of it as being in the same category as Derby, Bois du Portugal, New York, Patou Pour Homme, etc.
  55. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    I think this is the best idea, or another agency like them.
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    Re: First post

    Welcome to Basenotes, Cologne Muhgee! Sounds like you have definitely caught the fragrance bug.

    Don't forget to sample!
  57. Re: fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    LOL...I know what you mean!
  58. Re: Similar alternatives to Millésime imperial?

    The best MI clone is Sean John Unforgivable Multi-Platinum. The regular Unforgivable comes in second.

    Wall St. starts off ok, but smells like fish in the dry down, IMO.
  59. Re: Clean and fresh fragrances with long longevity

    Creed Pure White Cologne (very expensive so get in on a split of it here on Basenotes)
    Cartier Declaration
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street
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    Re: Amazon Purchase

    It shouldn't be a problem at all if you bought it directly from Amazon.

    I think I'd call them first and explain the situation and ask their advice. You might even offer to send them a picture.
  61. Re: fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    L'Air du Desert Marocain doesn't smell like a fragrance to me. Very unusual smell, but great.
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    My number 1 for you would be Vetiver Extraordinaire, but it is very pricey. It's not a cloying vetiver and would be great for the summer, or anytime, really. Absolutely top notch quality.

    If...
  63. Re: RareCREEDs(Sel.Verte/C.Bigarrade)/L'ArtisanBatucada/L'Essence de Cerruti/Vtg.PacoRabanne PH/*SAM

    Added Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme 120 ml bottle and updated.
  64. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    Any fragrance labeled "unisex".
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    Re: Imagine a men's club in the Seventies...

    Doesn't really match all your ingredients, but back in the 70's there were an awful lot of people wearing Paco Rabanne Pour Homme....especially in the clubs.

    From your description of clubs with...
  66. Re: recommendations for a refined sandalwood...

    One of my favorite lighter sandalwood fragrances is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche. Sample some the next time you're out at a mall.
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    I have regretted buying a few things. I have also gotten tired of certain scents. When this happens, I simply sell them or give them away.
  68. Re: On the hunt for a creamy, sexy, coconut fragrance...anyone??

    There's a fine line between scents such as this and fragrances that most people simply think smells like glorified suntan lotion or "smells around the swimming pool".

    You might go to...
  69. Thread: Samples

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    Re: Samples

    Surrender to Chance and Crystal Flacon
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I ordered 01-24-15 (19 days ago) and still nothing. Apparently, it's not even out of Germany yet. An investigation has been started and they said it could be as long as 6 weeks before I get a...
  71. Re: Everything you want in a fragrance! At last!

    Don't forget to read the reviews. Here's an honest gentleman's opinion....

    "It works. I get looks and instant sex eyes from all type of women. They want to get closer to you. Just a few swipes...
  72. Re: Are there any "must have" going out fragrances I'm missing?

    Sample Carolina Herrera's CH Men and Salvatore Ferragamo's F Black, as they might be suitable for what you're looking for.
  73. Re: The Creed Boutique is having a Valentines Day special

    The offer is on the front page at Creed Boutique. It says…..

    THE PERFECT PAIR

    Pair your flacon with one of our new pocket atomizers
    this Valentine’s Day and receive a complimentary fill
    of...
  74. Re: The Creed Boutique is having a Valentines Day special

    LOL...yeah, not such a good deal, it doesn't appear.

    10 ml of juice free....IF you spend $865.00, but it can't include the Exclusives?

    Only Creed....

    And if you're nice, maybe they won't...
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    TM...the choice of Churchill? REL and Vetiver made the same way today?

    Wonder who wrote this? Good to see they didn't let facts or accuracy get in the way. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Wow....
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    Re: Negative Comments

    lol.....
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    Re: Help me pick my next Creed

    Thankfully, no, not at all.

    Royal Water is too feminine for my liking and actually is one of the few Creeds that I turned up my nose to. So much so that I returned it after buying it.
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    Re: Help me pick my next Creed

    The main thing I had to get used to was the mint. I had never had a "minty" fragrance before SV, and it took some getting used to. I wasn't even sure that I liked it at first. The sweet pea smell...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Thanks, remik! Glad to hear E-N is insured as well. :)

    In my dealings with them, I would expect them to be very responsive in the event of any delivery trouble.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Thanks for the info, bc78!
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Probably my bottles of Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood (1982) and Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes (1973 and 1977). All still smell great.
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    Re: Help me pick my next Creed

    I personally love Selection Verte. It's one of the best summertime fragrances I've found. It's also available through splits here on Basenotes, and some people here have 2.5 oz testers of it...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I was not aware that all a company had to do was show proof of mailing to avoid making refunds for lost packages. I figured they would have to show proof of it being DELIVERED.....like eBay/PayPal...
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    Re: Negative Comments

    The one that stands out for me was more of a comment directed to me for wearing too much cologne, rather than a negative comment about the cologne itself.

    It was from my daughter, and she said...
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    Re: Help me pick my next Creed

    Don't forget about Green Valley. Hard to find, but it's great.

    From your list, Original Vetiver and Bois du Portugal. As always, sample both first.
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    Re: Antecedents to Terre D'Hermes

    Even with the limited longevity, I much prefer Bigarade Concentree over TdH. I would have told Ellena not to worry! :)
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    Re: Leather crowd pleaser

    If you like lighter, good smelling leathers...

    Helmet Lang Cuiron
    Parfums de Nicholai Baladin
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    Re: LIDGE notes

    Most prominent through the whole thing? I'd have to say cacao as well.
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    I would recommend either of these, with a preference to the TdH Parfum, as it has a better blend of both the grapefruit and woods, IMO.

    The Parfums de Nicolai scent is perhaps the best straight...
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    Re: Antecedents to Terre D'Hermes

    What a great link...thank you!

    It would be interesting to write down all his fragrances in chronological order and see what else he was working on around the time Terre d'Hermes came out in 2006....
  92. Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    Since you mentioned "fruity" I'll recommend Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine. It's one of the best citrus (orange) fragrances I've smelled, and it's definitely long lasting.

    Also, get some...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Remik, do you mean to only order from an international company that insures packages? The buyer doesn't have an insurance responsibility, do they?

    Thanks for this information, also. It is very...
  94. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    This is interesting, as the answer is not necessarily our favorite fragrances.....just the ones we reach for most often and are oh so easy to wear!

    Since I'm in a warmer climate, I tend to reach...
  95. Re: If you were a woman, what men's fragrance would make you swoon?

    I think every cologne I own would get me all revved up.....if I were a woman.

    But I'm easy.
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    Re: Things I like about Basenotes

    What a great thread. Thank you!

    I like learning and sharing fragrance info with a diverse group of people across the globe, and forming actual friendships with many.....whether they know it or...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Thank you for the information, guys!

    I'm sure it will be comforting to all who read it that disastrous consequences are pretty unlikely, and for the most part, it's a safe transaction.

    Gotta...
  98. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    I doubt that I would because I couldn't expect them to understand it anymore than I do.
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    Since you are looking for something a little more formal, see the recommendations below. You may want to also ask about more informal fragrances on another thread.

    Creed Pure White Cologne (high...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    For those that use E-N a lot, have you ever had an order that was lost or never was delivered? If so, what was E-N's response?

    What's the longest you have ever waited to receive your package?
    ...
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