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    What do we know about pheromones?

    Do frags with pheromones smell better to the opposite sex?
  2. Re: Interesting comment on Acqua Di Gio today.

    X2. And I was the guy who told her about Creed. 99.9% of the people could not recoginze Creed, but most will think it smells great. I take it as a compliment if someone compares any fragrance to...
  3. Re: Which fragrances never should have been discontinued?

    Fahrenheit in its original forumula
  4. Re: Robes the Fragrance Guru. Has he ever compiled a Ten Out Of Ten List. ???

    X2!

    I like his reviews. He is one of the three youtube reviewes I watch when researching a fragrance.

    If people are rude to reviewers, then what will happen? He will stop doing reviews and we...
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    Poll: Re: le male vs. farenheit

    I can't believe the majority of people prefer fahrenheit. Le Male is the more pleasant fragrance. Fahrenheit has the gasoline smell that is unpleasant to many people.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Enthusiasts

    There are better houses than Frederic Malle to buy from. If you are spending that kind of money, buy something good. Don't waste a dime on Frederic Malle.
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    Poll: Re: le male vs. farenheit

    I remember Fahrenheit from 10 years ago as a wonderful scent. The new version smells like gasoline to me. I agree the old stuff was really good, the new stuff I doubt I'll wear.
  8. Re: Someone talk me into buying Body Kouros; BOUGHT, RECEIVED, SMELLED!

    Johnny, any updates? How do you like Body Kouros a month later? Does it get much use? How does it compare to Le Male and other fragrances, do you get noticed wearing it more than you get noticed...
  9. Re: is there a more office appropriate/ grown up version of le male?

    It is winter where I live and most fragrances don't project in cold weather. I spray both sides of the neck twice, once on the chest, and twice on each arm. 9 sprays total. If it was summer, I think...
  10. Re: Going to start doing youtube fragrance reviews...

    X2.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I was at a Neiman Marcus that had two testers, one was from the "A" batch by the Creed counter and the other was from the "C" batch in men's suits. They smell the same!
  12. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Blame the ebay resellers.

    They ruin it for everyone.
  13. Re: is there a more office appropriate/ grown up version of le male?

    Where is Johnny LeMale?

    My feeling is this... LeMale is a great fragrance that can be worn by people 35 or 75 years old. There is no upper age limit.
  14. Re: Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    A good SA is worth their weight in gold. Every time I purchase a fragrance I find 4 or 5 samples in my bag, and my SA always makes a double sample of anything I ask about. My SA knows if she gets me...
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    Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain Exrteme Racist

    That is a good post.

    I am not saying this to the OP, but some people go looking for racism everywhere and want to fight everyone. Others know to live and let live. Guerlain has ever right to his...
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    Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain Exrteme Racist

    Riots? You have to be kidding.
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    Re: Terre De Hermes Dicsontinued?

    Hermes is probably trying to make Terre more "exclusive" by limiting supply. The price has increased multiple times.

    Hermes wants control. If there is too much Terre supply, it will find its way...
  18. Re: Surprise from Hermes in my mailbox today!

    They refused to mail me any samples. They told me to try it at a store, but most of their line is not carried at Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus.

    I do not plan on buying from them. If I can't sample...
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    Re: Affordable Green Frag?

    The first thing I thought of when he asked for green with good projection was Ralph Lauren. The original stuff from the 80's is powerful.
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    Re: The most unique fragrance house

    Tobacco Vanille lasts more than 24+ hours on my skin, something no other fragrance can do. And it smells wonderful.

    Tobacco Vanille reminds me of the quote about a vintage Ferrari in Ferris...
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    Poll: Re: Creed: quality - name

    Prove that Creed does not use ambergris.

    You can't.

    You are a hater.

    I love Creed, they make great fragrances. Aventus may be the best fragrance of its kind. The dry down is beautiful.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur v Muscs Koublaï Khän

    How does Tom Ford Urban Musk compare to Muscs Koublai Khan?
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    Re: The most unique fragrance house

    X2.

    Tom Ford makes fragrances that nobody has been able to duplicate. They are high quality and last 24+ hours.

    Tobacco Vanille is the best fragrance of its kind. It is delicious.

    Amber...
  24. Re: P*ssed Off with French Arrogance !!! LVMH B*STARDS

    Companies believe they have a right to control the sales of their products.

    Omega suing Costco to control sales is a good example.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Creed: quality - name

    Creed Aventus is worth every penny to me. There is nothing that smells like it. How many fragrances have ambergris, for example? Someone may copy the top notes in the future, but they can never copy...
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    Re: Pure havane

    Nordstrom.
  27. Poll: Re: Have you tried/Do you own Creeds Aventus and MI? (Question)

    I like MI but I love Aventus.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either of these choices.
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    Re: Pure havane

    Couldn't you post that in one of the other Pure Havane threads?

    There is no tobacco in Pure Havane. None. The post above must be an employee of Thierry Mugler.

    Pure Havane = Pure Malt. They...
  29. Re: Looking for a trusted/legit site for buying Ambre Narguile(Full Bottle Sealed)

    I was at the Hermes store on Oak Street not that long ago and they had all the Hermessence fragrances available. I know you don't want to take the 40 minute trip, but it is worth it. They allow...
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    Re: Paprika Brasil

    I tried Paprika Brasil at the Hermes store and liked it. I like that Hermes allows mixing and matching of any 4 Hermessence fragrances.
  31. Re: Planning the scents that will accompany me on my trip to the Greek isles this summer. Help, plea

    I love Aventus. I have not smelled Virgin Islnd Water yet but the reviews and notes look good.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I am close to buying 50ml. I am loving the dry down.
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    Re: Tom Ford Dilemma

    Pure Havane is Pure Malt repackaged. There is no tobacco in Pure Havane, and no vanilla. Pure Havane is a boozy malty cherry frag. It shares nothing in common with Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: Tom Ford Dilemma

    There is no substitute for Tobacco Vanille.

    If you spend your $100 on something else, you will still want Tobacco Vanille. You will continue to crave Tobacco Vanille.

    Save a couple more...
  35. Re: Please Help I just need someone who has smelt Acqua Di Gios help

    I looked at my bottle of AdG, and the numbers are on a sticker at the bottom of the bottle.
  36. Re: Please Help I just need someone who has smelt Acqua Di Gios help

    I have a bottle of AdG purchased from Nordstrom.

    AdG does not last more than a couple hours on my skin. If you get 8+ hours fro AdG you are very lucky. One of the biggest complaints about AdG is...
  37. Re: long lasting summer frags other than l'eau d'issey

    Hanae Mori is very nice. It lasts all day on my skin (which very few frags can do), starts with a little lemon, then develops vanilla. I like it a lot.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the best dry downs!

    Fahrenheit is an interesting choice. I could never get past the gasoline smell when sprayed on paper. Yesterday I sprayed a little on my skin, and after an hour the gasoline smell diminished and what...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the best dry downs!

    I love Tobacco Vanille! It is my favorite dry down right now, so warm and vanilla and comforting. It lasts for 20+ hours and gets better at the end of the day than when first sprayed on. My favorite...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I must have dry skin. I need 5 sprays of Tobacco Vanille to do it for me, and that is after 2 sprays of JPG Le Male as a base so the TV has something to stick to. If I do that, then I get 24+ hours...
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    Re: Buying 8.4oz of Green Irish Tweed

    According to their website, they will ship to Europe. You just need to call them.



    If Neiman Marcus won't ship to Europe, Nordstrom will. You have to call them. Nordstrom will do everything to...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I thought the same thing about Tobacco Vanille, that 100ml would be a lifetime supply. But I use it often. I love it. Tom Ford makes some of the best frags in the world!
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    Re: Buying 8.4oz of Green Irish Tweed

    The big 8.4 ounce GIT is a great value! If I was spending my money, I would buy from Neiman Marcus because I wouldn't want to get an old bottle from a second hand reseller.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - Why so expensive?

    I enjoy your posts and am waiting for your review!

    I did not enjoy MR when I tried it, but am willing to give it a second chance.
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    Re: My dilemma with Carnal Flower

    What a shame CF does not hold on your skin! Email Frederic Malle. What do you have to lose? If they say no, you are no worse off (and can still call Barney's to see if they can help). If they say...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I assumed Amber Absolute comes in 100ml (and follows the standard Tom Ford pricing of $190 for 50ml, and $260 for 100ml). When I purchased Tobacco Vanille it was 100ml.

    What do you smell in the...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - Why so expensive?

    I am not a fan of MR. I don't think it is worth $200+. I would rather buy a Tom Ford or Creed frag!
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    Re: Storage & Display

    I had a bottle of AdG go bad in less than a year. I kept the AdG on a table next to a plasma television. Heat + bright light = bad!

    Now I keep my frags on a top shelf in a closet away from light....
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    Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I am liking this frag a lot.

    Anyone here own Tom Ford Amber Absolute? Opinions? Does it get used enough to own a 100ml bottle?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I would like to buy the original Aventus that starts with a good fresh pineapple smell.
  51. Re: Going to start doing youtube fragrance reviews...

    This is awesome!

    I would like reviews of Kouros and Body Kouros.
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    Re: What musk do you like on a man?

    I tried Kiehls Musk, and it has some unique smells going on that I have not smelled in any other frag. There is something good smelling in there, mixed in with something a little foul and repugnant....
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    Re: Holy sh*t this stuff is good!!

    I agree.

    When the sales guy gave me a spray of Pure Havane, at first I thought he sprayed me with Pure Malt because it smelled like Pure Malt, no signs of Tobacco. But no, it was Pure Havane he...
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    Re: Holy sh*t this stuff is good!!

    None. Not one little bit in common.
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    Re: Holy sh*t this stuff is good!!

    Pure Havane shares NOTHING in common with Tobacco Vanille. I own TV and tried Havane today.

    Pure Havane has almost no tobacco smell to it, and there is no vanilla smell. Pure Havane smells a lot...
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    Re: What musk do you like on a man?

    I looked it up and they sell it at Barney's. The description is what I am looking for:

    "Serge Lutens
    Muscs Koublai Khan Eau de Parfum
    $140.00
    An animalistic musk, sensual and at once powerful...
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    What musk do you like on a man?

    I am looking for a sexy musk. Is Kiehl's a turn on or is it nasty?

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ic4V7%2BIkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus breakdown

    Yes!
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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus breakdown

    I love Creed Aventus. It is my favorite Creed frag.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed - or - Aventus?

    How do you know which batch is good?

    I like the smell of Aventus. I got a small sample and loved it.
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    Re: Where to buy samples?

    I never pay for samples. I never buy a bottle unless I have tried a sample. If I can not get a free sample from an upscale store or directly from the designer, I will not buy that parfum.
  62. Re: 1 Year in the Fragrance game..Tips for Newbies

    I always buy from upscale stores, and never online. I never pay for samples! A good salesperson is very valuable.
  63. Re: Suggestions for my father's obsession for Obsession.

    Why not buy him a big bottle of Obsession if you know that is what he likes and has been wearing the past 20 years?

    There are many reasons to like Obsession, you should find out why your father...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    It is a shame that Fahrenheit was reformulated. The old version was good. I agree the current Fahrenheit is not good.
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    The worst smelling fragerence is Musc Raveguer. The smell is nauseating. It smells like rotten spoiled eggnog with more vanilla added to try and cover up the spoiled smells.
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    Re: Does Guerlain give samples?

    I have never made a purchase without trying a sample first. If they don't want my money, that is okay with me!

    There are a million fragrences out there. It is competitive. Part of the cost of...
  67. Re: Looking for Dark,Mysterious,Sexy,Smooth.... Vanilla or Vanilla musk scent..

    Don't listen to rumblefish. Smell Musc Ravageur for yourself. Rotten spoiled eggnog with nauseating amounts of vanilla added to cover up that smell. Remember that when you are smelling MR for the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Musc Ravageur is one of the most offensive scents I have smelled. It smells like spoiled rotten eggnog with a full bottle of vanilla thrown in to try and cover up the stink. The vanilla is...
  69. Re: Looking for Dark,Mysterious,Sexy,Smooth.... Vanilla or Vanilla musk scent..

    I tried Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and the vanilla is very nice. It is strong without being overpowering. People who like tobacco will love Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
  70. Re: Looking for Dark,Mysterious,Sexy,Smooth.... Vanilla or Vanilla musk scent..

    Musc Ravageur is one of the most offensive scents I have smelled. It smells like spoiled rotten eggnog. The vanilla is nauseating. If I smelled this on another person, I would think that person was...
  71. Re: Post Pictures of Your Fragrance Collection: Part V

    Nice collection!

    I have to work on building mine up. I only have four bottles. Once I add a couple more I will take a picture.
  72. Re: What fragrance would Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen, Jack, and Andie wear?

    I don't know if they sold any scents.

    I am trying to figure out what scents/notes people associate with the different fictional characters. If you lived in a place with people like that, what...
  73. What fragrance would Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen, Jack, and Andie wear?

    What fragrance would the major characters on Dawson's Creek wear?

    Dawson Leery
    Joey Potter
    Jen Lindley
    Pacey Whitter
    Jack McPhee
    Andie McPhee
    Mitch Leery
    Gail Leery
  74. Re: Question about Terre D'Hermés parfum...is it really a parfum?

    Better quality materials?

    The Hermes EDT is $105 for 3.3 ounces, not $70 that most designers price 3.3 ounces. Where is that extra money going if not for better quality?
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    Re: Yesterday I bought A* Men Pure Malt

    I love Pure Malt. But do not expect to see the value of the bottle double. They did two runs of Pure Malt and I think everyone who likes Pure Malt knows it was limited edition and purchased enough to...
  76. Re: Where to buy Tobacco Vanille for not $200?

    I would be willing to do a split with people local to the Chicago area and suburbs. We would buy and split the same day. This way we won't infringe on Basenotes rules. Some people may only want a 0.5...
  77. Re: Where to buy Tobacco Vanille for not $200?

    The 1.7 ounce bottle is $190, or $112 an ounce.

    The 3.4 ounce bottle is $260, or $77 an ounce.

    The 8.4 ounce bottle is $465, or $56 an ounce.

    The 8.4 ounce is the best deal if enough people...
  78. Re: Where to buy Tobacco Vanille for not $200?

    You might as well get at least one credit card to establish a good score. Macys store card, Best Buy mastercard, Walmart store card, these come to the top of my head as easy first cards. These cards...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    It reminds me of Pure Malt. Great scent, and the only reason I have not stockpiled multiple boxes of PM.
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    Re: Knock offs

    I think this is a lot like someone buying a suit for the first time.

    Someone will think a Lauren by Ralph Lauren from Macy's is a good suit.

    Then they find a Brook Brothers or Nordstrom and...
  81. Re: What is the Sexiest Niche Fragrance Ever . . . For Women?

    I do not like MR either. There are better frags out there, and less expensive. At that price, I'd go for something by Creed.

    To anwser your question, has your wife sniffed any of the Jo Malone...
  82. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    I spotted a large stack of Obsession at Marshalls. 75ml for $29.99. CK One was in a larger bottle and cost less. Obsession Night was a 130ml bottle and $24.99. They had a lot of Calvin Klein frags.
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    Re: Generous companies

    I have wanted to try Tom Ford for a while. Maybe I'll send them an email and see what happens. I was planning on Creed Aventus being my next purchase, but if I get a sample of Tom Ford and like it,...
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    I like Aventus the best, but I have not sampled every Creed frag so that may change.
  85. Re: Which fragrance from this list to buy next?

    It is also worth considering that for the price of 50 ml of Musc Ravageur, you could get two bottles of London or two bottles of Muggler or two bottles of La Nuit or two bottles of Chanel, or mix...
  86. Re: Which fragrance from this list to buy next?

    I would rank them:

    Tie #1 Creed - Aventus (Lots of women tell me how much they love this scent)
    Tie #1 Thierry Muggler (Pure Malt, or A*Men after an hour for the dry down, best gourmand)
    Tie #1...
  87. Re: Do you have any "1-spray only" fragrances?

    The original Polo Green is one of the few scents that can clear out my sinuses with only 1 spray.
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    Re: Empty Bottles of Bond #9 Deal

    Creed, I hope you are paying attention! Buy 2 get 1 free and I will be at Neiman Marcus immediately.

    Congrats to all the Bond #9 lovers. Buy 2 get 1 free is a nice promo for the holidays. :)
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    Re: Cologne is never expensive.

    At the end of every day, take whatever change is in your pocket and put it in a bag. It doesn't matter if it is $0.18 cents today or $0.94 cents tomorrow. Wait six months and see what you have saved....
  90. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Vol. 2

    Nordstrom Rack has a bunch of 3.3 oz London's for $39.99. They also have a bunch of other stuff, Acqua di Gio, Lacoste Original, a lot more higher end brands than I saw at TJ Maxx. TJ Maxx had a...
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    Re: A*Men, are you serious?

    I have worn Pure Malt to work and people have commented on how good it smells. It is not as strong as some people suggest. Scents like Le Male will project 10 times farther than Pure Malt. But PM...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I like Aventus, and love the opening. The only reason I have not purchased a bottle is because I can not smell it after an hour of putting it on. Other people have mentioned what I am wearing smells...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Noir Epice

    That does not sound good at all.
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    Re: A*Men, are you serious?

    I like Pure Malt, and I have tried A*Men. Let me help all you haters out. The top notes of A*Men are not good. People wear A*Men for the drydown. If you spray A*Men on your arm, wait 2 hours, and...
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    Re: A*Men: Pure Tar

    If you do not like Pure Malt, that is cool. But most people love it. Women have come to me to sniff me when I wear it. The only other scent that women react that strongly to is Aventus (which I can...
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    Re: YOU select my next purchase!

    I love the smell of Aventus when I first put it on, but I did not think it projects because after I put it on, I can not smell it later in the day. I do not want another cologne that is weak in...
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    Re: YOU select my next purchase!

    I have been thinking about this one. I loved the Peirce Brosnan story about GIT. That alone made me want to buy a bottle of GIT, even if it is a small bottle. I also like Aventus by Creed (but wished...
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    Re: YOU select my next purchase!

    I was scared off Amazon and Fragrancenet with warnings at BN that they sell old supply that smells different than what is at Nordstrom.
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    Re: YOU select my next purchase!

    I saw Burberry London on sale at Sam's Club. $75 MSRP marked down to $39.
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    Re: YOU select my next purchase!

    Where can I sniff these? I do not remember seeing them before. Do they share anything in common with Dior Fahrenheit?
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