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    Re: Light Winter Scent

    I'm not sure I'm getting you right, but my thoughts are:
    R de Capucchi
    Geir

    which I know are two completely different directions. I tend to wear more citrus in the summer (Eau Sauvage, Cologne...
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    Re: What is your comfort scent?

    Hanai Mori HM for men EdP
    Agatha Brown Imperial Jade Emperor
    Hermes Equipage
  3. Re: How Many Vetiver Based Fragrances Do You Own?

    Tauer - Vetiver Dance
    Guerlain - Vetiver

    15mL vial of vetiver essential oil

    15mL sample of Le Labo Vetiver 46
    sample of Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: The workplace "stash"

    I don't stash at work. If I'm going somewhere after work and need to refresh then I'll package a 10mL atomizer. Many things in my wardrobe already have atomizers, but I've got a stash of plastic and...
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    Re: Perfumery patterns and signatures...

    I can't identify the elements of it very well, but the Le Labo stuff definitely has a 'house note'.
  6. Thread: The Top 5's

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    Re: The Top 5's

    warm weather top five for the office:
    Eau Sauvage
    AdP Colonia
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    PdN Cologne Sologne
    Geir
    (no particular order)

    going out top five:
    Envy
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    never did get into my dad or older brother's stuff (older brother had Polo.. I didn't like it)

    no one has ever given me fragrance

    Eternity was my first purchase. I have even re-bought it. While...
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    Re: Favorite Classic

    Near and dear in the wardrobe:
    Eau Sauvage
    Aqua de Parma Colonia
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Hermes Equipage
    Floris No.89 (didn't even realize this was 1950 till I just checked)

    If I have to say one...
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    Re: vetiver vs vetiver

    ouzo is a Greek liquor with a number of aromatics in it (like gin). All I can ever taste is the anise (liquorice)
    more data here:
    http://www.greekproducts.com/greekproducts/ouzo/index.html

    If...
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    Re: Santos vs Santos Concentree

    I don't have this definitively, but it certainly seems like it is different juice, not just concentration. You want the concentree anyways.
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    Sweet smells = sweet dreams?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7628744.stm

    So there may be some basis to applying a favorite before sleeping.
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    Re: First date tonight-Need a recommendation

    Play it safe, GIT.

    Adventurous I'd say M7 fresh, but use a light hand.

    You've got Gucci, but not Envy, which would be automatic.
  13. Thread: pea-coat

    by radix023
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    Re: pea-coat

    black shoes, either Doc Maartens or Adidas Stan Smith's in black would do
    http://zeta.zappos.com/product/7393853/color/117693 (stan smith)
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    Re: Winter coats...

    It's obvious you need an ankle-length fur coat.
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    Re: What is you favorite Fall fragrances?

    I'll second Equipage.

    Add some traditionals:
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Crown Perfumery - No. 89
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    Re: What's your favorite neroli?

    I haven't really explored neroli, but my favorite so far is Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne.
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    Re: Eternity: bad because it's too popular?

    If you like Eternity and Platinum Egoiste, you simply must try Tiffany for Men as well. Another Jacques Polge.
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    Re: TPC Aniversary Sale Acquisitions

    Finally broke down and got Patou
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    Re: Was Obsession ever reformulated?

    yes. Perhaps more than once.

    The most recent one was a scare about one of the chemicals/elements. So it had to be removed and a substitute synthesized. I think the EU regulatory body banned...
  20. Re: 10 Commandments of Our Fragrance Hobby, your views..

    from your original list, #7 and #8, and the two additions suggested.

    all the rest of those rules I have broken repeatedly :)
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport

    I went by the Sephora in Lenox Mall here in the ATL and they didn't have it yet. Only Dior Homme, none of the variants.
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    Re: Lanvin L'Homme

    Inoffensive, fresh, clean... I've had it for quite a while and will buy a second bottle sometime in the next year or so.

    More than most any other men's fragrance I'm aware of, it's nearly...
  23. Re: Your favorite male scents with florals in them...

    and now I feel silly because Iris is a root not a flower

    although most people to smell it would call it floral...

    probably easier to "go with the flow" even if wrong
  24. Re: Your favorite male scents with florals in them...

    I own more than these, but the OP did say favorite:

    Dior Homme
    Hermes Equipage
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
  25. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Direct:
    http://www.esteelauder.com/templates/products/sp_nonshaded.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY16806&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1888
  26. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I'm very entertained by the book and quite happy with my purchase...

    But since Mr. Turin has said that they may include Montales in a new edition, may I suggest including Molinard and Agatha Brown...
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    Re: Le Labo - They all smell the same??

    I bought two of those 3x15mL sample sets about a year ago. I'd have to agree that there is a house note. I have some problems telling their neroli and bergamot apart. Patchouli, Rose and Vetiver are...
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    Re: Turin's Perfumes: The Guide, out today

    Apparently Amazon is having some supply difficulties. I just got an email saying not to expect my pre-ordered copy until the 16th.
  29. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    The story I heard was that Amber and Lavender was her concoction for her husband (much as JHL was for Estee Lauder's husband). I have two sample sprayers of that and I get decent longevity and find...
  30. Re: Your favorite women's fragrance, on her, on you.

    On her: Datura Noir (this stuff is like a narcotic to me)
    on me?... no real female scents, but I suppose some unisex.. Tam Dao
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    Re: If you could only have one scent...

    L'Homme Sage (Divine) - it's complex (so I wouldn't get bored with it) and uncommon in the states (imagine only having one fragrance and then at an event someone else is wearing the same thing!) plus...
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    seconding:
    Imperiale (Guerlain)
    Cologne de Sologne (Parfums de Nicolai)
    Eau Savage (Dior)
    Colonia (Acqua de Parma)

    adding:
    Pour Monsieur (Chanel) (not the concentree which is woodier and...
  33. Re: Is Nicole Miller for Men being brought back to the market?

    While I'm not as motivated as MadScientist (I only bought two bottles), my Nicole Miller showed up yesterday.

    There's a note or accord in the heart to base notes in this that seems similar to a...
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Getting Neutered?

    Don't tell me IFRA has found testicles to cause cancer now!!! :)
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    Re: IFRA seeks to destroy citrus perfumes

    There's precedent for this in the US. DuPont got hemp/marijuana outlawed so they could sell more nylon (then new) to the military.
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    Diptyque Opone being withdrawn?

    I got a mailer from, I think, Luckyscent saying that was going away and that Diptyque was also going to end the 200mL bottles. (I'm pretty sure other Basenoters go the same mail)

    Does anyone have...
  37. Re: If he likes Eternity for Men, what else might he like?

    my other suggestions have already been posted...

    Tiffany for Men
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    Re: HABANITA .. Wow !! .. Unisex or not ?

    It's right on the line between unisex and female-only.
    The top notes are very feminine, but the base is very unisex.
    The usual advice for a man trying it is to use a light finger on the spray.
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    Re: Warm Season Hits

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the concentree)
    AdP Colonia
    Guerlain Imperiale
    PdN Cologne Sologne
    Dior Eau Sauvage

    at night:
    D&G
    Biagiotti - Roma Uomo
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    Re: Please, tell me your current favourites!

    Dior Homme Intense - got a bottle last month, it's quite good, but not appropriate to wear to work
    Agatha Brown Conquest - Remains a strong favorite of mine

    When warm weather returns, I'll go...
  41. Re: Scents that are rugged, masculine, and sensual

    I'm with the group so far, I can't see what you see in Chrome...

    From D&G, you should try Roma by Laura Biagiotti

    From my own sense and wardrobe, give Santos de Cartier and Halston Z-14 a try.
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    Re: Your Valentine's fragrance

    Rose 31

    but I'll have a quiet night in, looking forward to tomorrow night when I will present No5 to the young lady who gave me a kiss yesterday
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    Re: Today I bought...

    stopped in at Macy's over lunch and bought a 100mL EdP of Chanel No5 for a young lady celebrating a birthday this coming Friday.
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    Re: First scents for basenoters?

    nothing until college, when I got Eternity for Men

    a few years later, still in college, I got Santos Concentree on the recommendation of a young lady I was pursuing

    later, post college I joined...
  45. Re: Is Dior Homme Intense very similar to Dior Homme?

    They are different animals. Intense does not have to overwhelming dominance of Iris. The heart accords are very similar, you can tell that they are related. Intense is darker and 'woodier'. I quite...
  46. Thread: KC Reaction

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    Re: KC Reaction

    I find some similarities with Agatha Brown's Conquest. Longevity is about the same, but Conquest is more complex.
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    Re: Something like Old Spice but better

    I find both Canoe and Stetson to be somewhat similar to Old Spice. Both are inexpensive.
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    Re: What do Guys Like on Girls

    "Dirty" scents for women:

    Muscs Koublai Khan and Jicky come to mind.
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    Re: Comprehensive list of Rose Scents

    Lauder for men
    Rose d'Homme, Twill Rose - parfums de rosine
    opone and l'ombre dans l'eau (diptyque)
    montale - attar, roses musk and black oud
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    Re: Leather fragances: where next?

    two more, one that I have and one that I'm still trying to sample/test:

    Jean Pascal (I own) - leather with a fruit finish

    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Cuir Fraicheur - Still looking for my...
  51. Re: What ONE Scent Would You Most Like to Have Smelled?

    The original formulation of Arpege by Lanvin for women. (Parfum of course)
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    Re: What houses do you like/dislike?

    These are the ones I like most everything from (and own more than three from each)

    Chanel
    Guerlain
    YSL
    Aramis/Lauder
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    Re: Best Place to Buy Fragrances?

    If they've got it, scentiments and bigdiscount (sounds cheesy, but is on the up-and-up) will have the rock bottom price.

    I'm picky about what I'll Ebay.

    Once you really get hooked, it will...
  54. Re: Are fragrances volatile to plastic containers?

    Borrowing from my photography hobby:

    Plastics 'outgas' as they age. Special plastics are made that do not 'outgas'. They are expensive (look into the difference between regular photo books and...
  55. Re: Tell me about your holy grail (and win a sample :D)

    Let's see:

    it would have longevity and character like L'Homme Sage

    it would be sweet and deep without being sugary, like Equipage and/or Dior Homme

    it would have a roundedness to the...
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    Re: Best way to REMOVE a fragrance

    start with soap and water. I've recently discovered Boraxo, which while quite abrasive, also is excellent for deodorizing and is advertised as such. After that, use rubbing alcohol.

    Other than...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Just bought my last pair of formal shoes:
    Brooks-branded Alden cordovan black cap-toe balmorals at 40% off (day after Christmas sale)
  58. Re: Any ideas on a female scent that I should wear around my ex?

    Reading between the lines here:

    he's an ex-boyfriend, not an ex-husband
    he dumped you

    From what you've said, it sounds like he may well be interested in a restart (don't know what you've got...
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    Re: What Should I get At Macys!

    be sure and ask about everything Aramis they have (tuscany, havana, jhl, etc etc)
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur dilemma...

    Antaeus by Chanel
    Geurlain Vetiver

    both are considered very classy

    If you're wanting classy but wild, try the 80s boom of Santos de Cartier Concentree.
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    Re: Diet philosophy?

    There's something to that. If you go below 85% of the calorie level your body needs it goes into starvation mode and tries to hang onto every calorie it can. There are also severe psychological...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur dilemma...

    Import:
    http://www.escentual.com/cgi-bin/Escentual.storefront/4772fa59051beb8e271dc0a8650a06da/Catalog/100044

    the us cost in dollars is a bit more than twice the cost in pounds
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    Re: if you could only buy at "sephora"

    The Sephora I usually stop in at is in the same mall as a Hermes and a Cartier boutique and so they don't carry those things. However, the great thing about them is that they will decant a sample for...
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    Re: Biggest Disappointment(s) of 2007?

    I'm going sideways here...

    My biggest disappointment is the unavailability of Dior Homme Intense in the US.

    However, all good things come to those that wait.
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    Re: Most satisifying purchase of 2007

    Parfums de Nicolai - Cologne Sologne

    I'd been considering it for a while, then got it for <$60. It's a very mannerly fragrance, I put it in the same class with AdP Colonia and Guerlain Eau...
  66. Thread: Frustrations

    by radix023
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    Re: Frustrations

    to keep from burning off so much, spray where you have hair (chest)

    in the areas you mentioned, some really strong ones:

    powdery: Habit Rouge by Guerlain. You can get this in EdP if you're...
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    Re: Impulse purchases...

    I judge it by price/mL. $1/mL is the middle of the road, $2/mL is expensive.

    anything under $0.50/mL is inexpensive and subject to impulse and/or blind events.
  68. Re: You keep backup bottles of the following fragrances...

    JHL - I was under the impression at the time that it was discontinued
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Parfums de Nicolai - Cologne Sologne

    It's been on my list for a long time.. then I found out about the 25% off at beautyhabit and that cinched it.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EdP

    http://www.escentual.com/cgi-bin/Escentual.storefront/4735ab190940a26c271ec0a8650a06a2/Product/View/heritage02

    38.50 pounds is $80.47 at current exchange rates.

    I've bought there before. No...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    My plan is to find a european retailor willing to export and buy before the dollar drops any further..
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 31 Oct 07

    Floris #89
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th of October

    Pour Monsier - Chanel
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    Re: SotD - Monday 29 Oct 07

    KL Homme
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26 October

    L'Homme Sage - Divine
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24th October 2007

    Equipage - Hermes
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    Re: Sotd Tuesday 23rd October 2007

    Heritage - Guerlain (EdT)
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    Re: Sotd Monday 22 October 2007

    Tea for Two - L'Artisan Parfumeurs (today it rains)
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    Re: Your Purchasing Power?

    I think I'm a modified 2. I have the money to buy anything out there, but it's not always the wise choice (ie I wouldn't have the money in the bank if I operated that way all the time).

    My general...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 19 Oct 07

    Dior Homme
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 17 Oct 07

    Happy Birthday BrothaG and Shifts!

    Today it is Equipage
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    Re: Name your Scent!

    Unless those "Black Alchemy" guys have taken it already:

    Saturnalia - and with a name like that it has to be a musky sex monster (a la MKK)

    Bacchus - think "boozy" (beyond Patchouli 24)

    I'll...
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    Re: Lauder For Men

    It's too bold to wear to work, but it is very nice and wears easily in a lot of situations. I get a rose note dominant into the heart notes then a floor of muskiness that seems to complement the...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 16 Oct 07

    Baldessarini
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    Re: any good designer rose scents

    (I'm just adding obvious roses florals that haven't been mentioned already)
    Egoiste - Chanel
    Lauder for Men - Estee Lauder
    Habit Rouge - Guerlain
    Opone - Diptyque
    L'Ombre dans l'Eau - Diptyque...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15 October 2007

    Geir
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    Has anyone else noticed similarity between GG and Michael Kors for Men? (I think I read somewhere it was the same nose, but I wouldn't swear to it.)
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 October

    Divine L'Homme Sage
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    Re: Geir - from Norway

    I've had it for a while. It's nice, not offensive when strong, a good hot weather scent (take me away Geir!!!).

    If you don't have a problem with male florals, it just cries out for a home in your...
  90. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    Eau Sauvage (Dior)
    Conquest (Agatha Brown)
    Santos de Cartier Concentree (Cartier)

    Fortunately I get to stay at 60+! (Floris 89 showed up today from the Ebay promotion with a pink breast cancer...
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    Re: 10 sprays of nothing........

    I second Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    LV Uomo too

    a shame, both are very nice.

    I use the booster too. I have both plastic and glass atomizers. I found a Pilot "Silver Pen" that will write...
  92. Re: Recommend some new colognes for a college kid please

    Try "R de Capucci". It's a very sophisticated chypre scent. Very versatile, not expensive, will make a contrast to the aquatic fragrances. (you can find it at 99perfume.com)(all due credit to...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10 October

    That does it. It'll be my SOTD today too :).[/QUOTE]
    And then there were three..
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    Re: Extremely Masculine And Sexy

    This is extraordinarily subjective, you are not going to get consensus, however:

    Gucci Envy
    Agatha Brown Conquest
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    Re: SotD, Monday 8 October

    Eau Sauvage (gonna be warm here today.. 85F in October!)
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    Re: Today I bought (October 2007)

    After the Citrus thread bought 5mL of Balle de Match from Perfumed Court..

    Saw the banner thing about Floris and have bid on a bottle (starting is $85 for 100mL, shipping ~$12) don't know if I'll...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 5 Oct. 07

    Hermes - Equipage
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 4 Oct. 07

    AdP Colonia
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    Re: Envy or M7. . . which do you select?

    of those two, Envy.

    Of your wardrobe, Varvatos or Baldessarini would also be good choices
  100. Re: How to use The Dreamer !!! (so i bought it =] )

    +1

    This is what I did last week(2 sprays) and it went strong for 8 hrs. The Dreamer is a very nonlinear fragrance, the advice on 30 mins to 'calm down' is quite appropriate.
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