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    Re: I give up on The One

    Try Zegna Forte or YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense, more potent versions of The One, without the grapefruit.
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    Re: Top 10 Least Worn?

    Black Soul Imperial (I'm holding onto this just in case I come around to liking it's scent or I find a layering combo with it)
    David Beckham Homme (got this as a present for Christmas, not tried it...
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Blenheim Bouquet. Four notes. Lemon, Lavender, Pepper, Pine. Doesn't get much simpler than this
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    Re: Must have unique colognes of all time

    Hermes Equipage.

    It must be one of the few early 70's scents to come through its reformulations unscathed, it straddles the Fougere, Chypre and Oriental genres in a way little else does, and the...
  5. Re: what fragrance did you take on your honeymoon?

    Armani Eau Pour Homme and L'Eau D'Issey PH
  6. Re: 2015 release: Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche Pour Homme.

    I really like the original 1881. If this is like that but with Mint instead of Juniper, I'm going to have to try it.
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    Since you said up front "smells really good to you", you're not looking for a universal scent. Good. It's impossible.

    For me it would be Vie de Chateau Intense
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    That $500 is before sales tax, right? With our (large) sales tax over here, that works out as £33.50 a month. Yeah, that's doable, if you are disciplined. Plenty of good stuff available on line for...
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    Re: natural smelling woody designers

    Oh wow, yes, this is insightful. A great citrusy top. followed by a very pine like wood note. And that smells pretty true to the real thing. We have a winner.

    Marais point about natural smelling...
  10. Re: Fragrances that took a little while to warm up to

    The prime candidate for this, for me, is Givenchy Gentleman.

    First time I smelt it, I thought ye gods this stuff's awful. I was sure the screenwriter for Anchorman was sniffing this when he came...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    And I thought I was the first person here to buy it, just checked my bottle and it's 2P01 (wood cap).

    Postman just arrived, with a 100ml bottle of Blenheim Bouquet and 50ml of 212 Sexy Men. The...
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    212 Sexy Men vs Joop! Jump

    I picked up Joop! Jump a few weeks ago. The postman just delivered 212 Sexy Men. Both were amazing cheap deals that I couldn't pass over.

    I've always known that these 2, once they dry down, have a...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Is this available anywhere in the UK yet? I'm going to be around Oxford Street in London so could check out all the big department stores up there.

    EDIT: Tomorrow - going to be around Oxford...
  14. Re: Looking for something like Hanae Mori HM...but different...

    I was beaten to the punch on Habit Rouge L'Eau

    Try Seduction in Black too
  15. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    My wife never complained, because she was the person who started me off, and she bought a lot of what I have. I am expecting some shock from my next girlfriend.
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    Or Mitsubishi naming their 4x4, in some countries, Pajero. Which in Spanish means wanker :lolk:

    I had a spanish girlfriend for a short while, and she found the website of the Pajero Owners Club so...
  17. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    Three. Three? Righto, lets give this a go. Well, there would be Verbena, and then, er, Violet Leaf, oh, no, Tobacco, wait, forgot Carnation. No, stop the press, Vetiver needs to be in there. And I...
  18. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I think this thread should be thought of more as "which scents get the most attention and endorsements on the MFD forum". What this thread called "Basenotes Sweethearts"
    ...
  19. Re: Grooming products that smell similar to popular fragrances

    Lynx/Axe Dark Temptation smells like the drydown of Givenchy Play Intense, and works well with most versions of A*Men.

    L'Occitane make quite a few almost smell alike shower gels. Revitalising...
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Mauboussin Homme, or Pour Un Homme. I'm not sure anyone would really need both.
  21. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    About 40%, I think. I do have a sweet tooth.
  22. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I don't think of myself as a collector. There are just quite a few scents out there that I would like to smell like, and would like to have to hand. And yes, I'm very satisfied with my wardrobe, my...
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    Re: Basenotes in 2015 – announcements

    Grant, the new front page is a triumph! It really surfaces "what's going on " across the whole of the site. I shall give it a test on the phones, since I have still working iPhones, Windows Phones...
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP - an opinion.

    Depends on how hot your summers are. BPH isn't a really fresh one, it's a true chypre, smooth but rich. A light application is needed in the heat.
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    I've just got Roadster, liked it for ages, but the vanilla and the cashmeran do add some sweetness so it's not what the OP is looking for.
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    L'Eau Bleu D'Issey Eau Fraiche
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    I'm going to be cremated, so the fire brigade would have to be on standby!
  28. Re: Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche is so close to Bigarade Concentrée, that I'm not sure I could recommend the Malle any more.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Malle's Portrait of a Woman. Despite the name, it's suitable for anyone.
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Millilitre . ML is the standard, world wide understood abbreviation for millilitre.

    Except for three countries in the world of course. Two of them are Liberia and Burma...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    I own 52 different scents, 3 of those have backup bottles. I've probably got a good 50 years supply!
  32. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    Repulsive? Sure, absolutely. But Offensive? It's an inanimate object dude! Be offended that others wear it, or some perfumer created it, by all means.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    There is an indolic floral note in the middle of it which makes it a no go for me. My wife even thought I'd put the ladies version on by mistake!

    Ultra Masculine? Nope!
  34. Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    To answer the second question, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert, Le Pamplemousse or Citron Citron. She also has Le Petit Grain, which is like a much longer lasting Jean Marie Farina.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I see yet another rubber flask in my future!
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    My wife thought it was just heavenly. But then she always was an IES addict (and I don't use the term addict lightly here)

    My biggest regret is Bond No 9 Eau de New York. For some reason, my...
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    This is like saying "I'm a vegetarian, excluding the bacon and sausages" ;-)
  38. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    This. Even the current sold stuff has a hefty moss punch.
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    Need a new suggestion

    People describe AHS as an aquatic with a creamy, powdery orange note. You've currently got plenty of fresh stuff, how about something richer for the evening?

    Habit Rouge L'Eau (Oranges over a...
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    Re: How does Lolita Lempicka Au masculin smell?

    Get LLAM Minuit. So much better smelling!
  41. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    They will only come back, if they can be formulated to work every time, more than 60% of the time.
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    Another cheapie - Baldessarini Ambre.

    But Idole de Lubin would be overall winner for me.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Too much of the mothball like indolic components turn me right off.
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    It comes from here:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2008/08/19/perfume-for-life-how-long-will-your-fragrance-collection-last/

    Although Kevin actually worked it out to be closer to 15 sprays per ml.
  45. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    Aromatics Elixir
    Midnight Poison
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite sweet fragrance

    I chose Aomassai (which is the best Gourmand I've ever smelled), Ambre Narguile and SDV.

    The list is missing a few other Lutens (Chergui is not the most sweet Lutens by any means), Coromandel and...
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    I don't know if the shades mean sarcasm, but I'm deadly serious and seem to be going against the tide of opinion on these two (which is not unheard of, let's face it...)
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    Eddie, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline...
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    I have a hankering for something minty, also could get Eau de Cartier, and I need to retest CK Euphoria Gold to see if it's as good as I remember it.
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer?

    I've got to say I can almost guarantee I'll like a frag without even smelling it, if Annick Menardo has worked on it. So she's got to be my favourite.

    I need to include a few honourable mentions...
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    Re: Most versatile Gourmands?

    Easy - H.M.
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    Re: Best of 2014 - Threads edition

    That wasn't the one I started by any chance?

    This thread probably brought the biggest smile to my face:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/391896-Do-you-think-wearing-men-s-colognes-is-degrading
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Despite saying I'd go for Ambre Narguile, I got Volutes as a present and went with that.
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    TdH Eau Tres Fraiche, and Declaration d'Un Soir Intense for me.
  55. Thread: Dated/Timeless

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    Re: Dated/Timeless

    I think fragrances can both dated (most definitely of an age) and timeless (popular across the ages) at the same time. Shalimar, for example. Can it be mistaken for something from this decade? No. Is...
  56. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    A brand new trend in the last 15 years? Synthetic Oud being used in the west. So M7, certainly.
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Did you try Lauder for Men? What did you think?

    Another to check out is Boucheron Pour Homme.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT vs EDP

    The EDP has less of the Lemon top note, less of the Leather and "skanky" base notes (whatever it is that causes them) and in its place a smooth woody note with a tiny bit of the dirty feel you get...
  59. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Vetiver just doesn't have the "zingy funkiness" of cannabis.

    Anyone that gets one confused with the other clearly hasn't smelt what cannabis really smells like in a while.
  60. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Ah yes, this too, because this is typical of one of my Grandma's perfume. The other one chain smoked Menthol Cigarettes so if she ever did use perfume, I couldn't smell it.

    Rose notes most...
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    Re: Other addictions

    Motor Racing
    Salsa Dancing
    Photography (got into the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system a couple of years ago, and it's scary how much I've spent since)
    Facebook (can't deny it)
    Gentlemen's...
  62. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I think it smells fabulous, my favourite vetiver, and I've never got any association with pot.
  63. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    I've mentioned this before. The drydown of Habit Rouge EDT. Thankfully don't get it from the EDP!
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Ambre Narguile
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    Smell Guerlain Heritage. Add more indolics in the top notes. Take away some of the Patchouli from the base notes. That's current formulation Zino.
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    OK, I've been having a think. This isn't the "Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men" (you'll get as many suggestions as there are days in a year!), but it is probably what you are looking for....
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    Carolina herrera ch men
    - never really got along with this one
    dolce & gabanna the one
    - Zegna Forte is similar and better
    la nuit de l'homme
    - one of many Tonka monsters. I prefer Allure ...
  68. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Noir Epices?
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    Re: Your first love...

    Not really, I was deodorant only until my mid twenties (mainly because I had no money until then!).

    Hence my first love is L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, even though I'm now in my forties.
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    Re: fragrances for men in their 30s

    I think what SportsFan meant is that when you are in your 30's you can successfully pull off scents that have "youth appeal" as well as ones that are "mature and sophisticated". He wasn't saying...
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    You mentioned that you want something similar to Azzaro Pour Homme but warmer, what about Azzaro do you really like? Just for reference, Azzaro is a fragrance type called a Fougere, with an ambery...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    I can't add any fragrances to the suggestions given already. But I will say, try L'Occitane Revitalising Shower Gel. It's seriously minty (and I wish L'Occitane did it in EDT form).
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    Re: No 'signature scent'............yet!

    Love at first sniff happens, but that doesn't mean that scent is your signature, and it also doesn't mean your tastes won't change and you'll like it forever.

    I personally wouldn't put all that...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Agreed.

    DSquared Potion is a great one if you are a Cinnamon fan.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    I will usually go on a sniffing blitz in Duty Free, testing on paper, and then apply the one that I liked best. Last time I was on a plane, I think that was Mandarine Ambree.
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Eau des Baux
    Labdannum de Seville (really should have got this one before they discontinued it)
    Eau de Quarte Voleurs
    Verbena Sorbet (should have got this too).
    Eau Captivante
  77. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    In the UK, in summer you'd normally spend very little time in air-conditioned spaces. Either because a place hasn't got any on the grounds that the expense is daft for only a few days need a year, or...
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    I find a lot of citrus frags smell "classical" for want of the better word. Not that I don't like that style, I do, I own quite a few (Armani Eau pour Homme, Blenheim Bouquet, Eau de Rochas Homme,...
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    Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    Joop! Homme still wins the potency crown for me. Apparently, it's been reformulated and toned down from the 80's original, and yet one spray of todays stuff is still too much for me!

    Giorgio for...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    If you are into aquatics, a half way step from them to a full on woody scent is Kenzo Homme Boisee.

    YSL La Nuit L'Homme turns into nothing but wood once it gets to the basenotes (smells like...
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    Re: looking for a citrus creamy powerhouse

    Citrus Creamy Powerhouse? Hanae Mori HM.

    Jazz or Safari drydown? Not so much...
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    Re: Sandalwood Suggestions

    Check out Costume National Homme
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    Re: What scents does your pet like on you?

    I might have worked out why he liked B*Men (and LLAM Minuit) so much.

    It seems that Anise (and other Anethole heavy plants like Licorice and Fennel) are effectively "Dognip":
    ...
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    Re: Winter Perfume 2014 for a teen

    If you don't get Avant Garde, just get CK One Shock and stop procrastinating.
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    I'd say Bentley for Men,Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche and LLAM Minuit. I've not smelt anything else new to me this year that wowed me.

    EDIT: Actually, Declaration d'Un Soir Intense is pretty...
  86. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    This is what you want. Sold in Debenhams (and unless it's a very small branch, they will have a tester). Tobacco, Suede, Fir Tree, Juniper Berries and Rhubarb.
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    I'm glad to see Grant is putting his foot down, and I agree that a reminder linking to this thread needs to be put at the top of all forums for a few weeks.
  88. Re: For the colder months.Would you buy: The classic or the modern one?

    You can't go wrong with either. If you have no problem with Black Pepper notes, then Opium, if you're like me and do have a problem with Black Pepper, then Spicebomb.

    Simples.
  89. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Eau du Sud
    One of Vettiveru or Original Vetiver
    One of Guerlain Homme L'Eau, Declaration Cologne or TdH Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs Avant Garde

    La Nuit EDT Cons: The Cardamom note doesn't last anywhere near long enough, and once it's gone, you're left with slightly tonka sweetened sawdust.
    Avant Garde Cons: Too sweet for most people.

    I...
  91. Re: Why Are Smells So Difficult to Describe in Words?

    For us humans, out of our main few senses, sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, we tend to use and rely on them in that order. And yet smell is by far the most complex of those five. Sight - well...
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    My two penneth - a powdery "note" itself is neutral. And when I say powdery, I'm thinking of smells that remind me of talcum powder or sherbet. There are plenty of frags with smells that remind me of...
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    If it is the spicy fresh ginger of the 2008 version of DHS that you are after, then you need to check out Declaration Cologne (in the frosted bottle with the green juice, sadly it seems Cartier has...
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    I'm one of a handful of BNers that prefers Bentley for Men to Bentley for Men Intense. BI just smells harsh to me, BfM smells much smoother.
  95. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    Go with what seems to be on every Spanish woman's dressing table - Eau de Rochas
  96. Re: Top 40 Most Complimented Fragrances - Cheaper Alternatives

    Burberry Touch is not like Body Kouros at all. Plus BK can be found well within your budget anyway.
  97. Re: Perfume choices when eating (this one is legit)

    Cant remember his exact words, but he said something like it "enhances the gastronomic experience".
  98. Re: Perfume choices when eating (this one is legit)

    Flipping it the other way, Chandler Burr is of the opinion that everyone with an interest in scent should go to a high end restaurant wearing Ambre Narguile at least once in their life...
  99. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    My wife chose to buy me a nice big 200ml bottle of Caron Pour Un Homme precisely so it's unlikely I'd notice some went missing! And she even got a compliment from a stranger on the street when she...
  100. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    I'd say I only own two or three that are local guy in the street favourites. Everything else is way more obscure. Not obscure on BN, but obscure to the general public. Imagine the scene, someone asks...
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