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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/cbe552b4716f11e2a9d822000a9e29af_7.jpg
  2. Re: FS: Brand New Chanel Allure Edition Blanche 1.7 oz (50ml)

    Sold to CapriDog and paid for. Will be shipping tomorrow morning. Thanks!
  3. Re: FS: Brand New Chanel Allure Edition Blanche 1.7 oz (50ml)

    Price drop bump.
  4. FS: Brand New Chanel Allure Edition Blanche 1.7 oz (50ml)

    Well, that was quick. I sold it shortly after the most recent bump.
  5. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    What a difference a year makes since my post almost a year ago. I'm 30 now.

    Creed Aventus
    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
  6. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    Trust me, even nowadays the YT FragComm vets don't even think that highly of Pure Malt once the novelty of it wore off late last year.

    P.S. We've traveled to niche land and we're not coming back...
  7. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    In this thread: People with join date of 2010-2011 getting very angry.
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    Re: Anything similar to Cereus no.7?

    You nailed it. That's basically how I saw it. A transparent violet from GIT/Chez Bond with a more muted citrus with the heart of the fragrance resembling YSL L'Homme a blonde leather and no ginger. I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    I haven't been here for a while, let alone buy anything for a long time. I came running back to this fragrance after not having it for well over a year. I sold it sometime early last year because I...
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    Re: New Haarlem murdered GIT...

    I had a friend I visited and we were checking out his collection of his cooling unit. So he took out a handful of bottles and lined them up on the floor as he was looking for something. Then he got...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I wore Rocky Mountain Wood. It has a similar vibe to Hermes Voyage to me. Just a well done, clean citrus with woods. Very pleasant, just nothing mind blowing.
  12. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    A lot of these questions can be answered with simply wearing them and seeing how you feel. It's a long process and it takes a lot of patience. People need to remember that the money they spend on the...
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    Re: What is your current TOP FIVE???

    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem - I haven't worn this much due to the fact that events and environments haven't called for it, but I love this stuff when I do. It's the perfect gourmand for me.
    Creed Aventus...
  14. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Mugler A*Men
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Chanel Pour Monseur
    YSL M7
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Aramis Havana
  15. Thread: List your

    by Hollandaze
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    Re: List your

    Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver, Bond No. 9 New Haarlem, Creed Aventus (I'm really enjoying this one lately!)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw the Marc Jacobs for Men set for $59.99 and Bang!'s set was about the same price. Eh....not a bad deal, but not a smokin' deal though.
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    Re: Your favourite Youtube reviewer

    Oh, Aventus, New Haarlem, and Dior Homme are also on our hit list nowadays. It's a far cry from a year ago when the all rage was Pure Malt, La Nuit de L'Homme, and Versace Eau Fraiche.
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    Re: SF Meet-Up - done!

    Thanks for everything, guys! Glad to snag the designer fluff at the end of the trip that no one wanted. It was more like, "I don't know why I haven't smelled this yet." and "I haven't worn this in...
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    Re: Creed Aventus - batch issues?!?

    I was just looking this up myself. I found it through a search. You should try that method.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267460-Aventus-batch-numbers
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    Re: Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    If it smells good to you and you love it, then go for it. That's all that really matters. If you're uncomfortable about what you're wearing, it's going to show around other people. It's easy to be...
  21. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    If I just read recommendations from this one particular website I found before Basenotes while I was searching on Google as to what to buy to attract the ladies and stuck with the inserts from my...
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    Re: Experience At Sephora

    Seriously.....

    http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2364/notsureiftrolling.jpg
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    Re: Strip Club fragrance

    The two times I did go, I was wearing Allure Edition Blanche. That worked pretty nice. Then again, clean and sweet is pretty automatic with the general public.
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    Re: very sorry another le male thread

    The summer versions and the flankers just don't do the original any justice to the Le Male fans, especially if it's your first bottle of the fragrance. There are those who hate the original to begin...
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    Re: Wardrobe Fun!

    Classy Older Dudes at the Office:
    Knize Ten
    Dior Eau Savage
    Parfums di Nicolai New York
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Chanel Egoiste
    Aramis Tuscany
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    Re: Good fragrance for 21 year old

    Haha, funny you brought up "chavs" and Ed Hardy was mentioned here too. In America, we have "douche bags" (as well as sterotypical "guidos" that you've seen on the American TV show, "Jersey Shore")...
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    Re: San Francisco Meet-Up May 7th!!!

    He said he'll "try". It falls around the time he's busy with finals at school. I have two more friends who are possibilities too. My friend Sean and my friend Mel.
  28. Re: looking for a refined mossy-woody aquatic cologne within $60 , need recommendations plz !!!

    Kenzo Pour Homme or even L'eau Par Kenzo might fit the bill?
  29. Re: Youtube Fragrance Shopping FIRST TIMERS !!!

    Yea, what gives. A couple of non-fumeheads going to a typical department store buying typical designer fragrances at retail prices instead of going to Neiman Marcus to sniff out the exclusifs lineup...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I just got a small decant of this from a friend. Up top, I got a fresh cut pineapple or pineapple juice, sans the sweetness that everyone else mentioned. Then at the heart right now, I got floral...
  31. Re: Which do you recommend from the Chanel Line?!? Platinum Egoiste vs Bleu vs Allure Homme Edition

    The bad thing is that sometimes newbies would blind buy something or sorta force/will themselves to buy (or like) something just to fit in around here. Then we'll see a follow up post where they'll...
  32. Re: so who else here went thru a fragrance 'phase'?

    Man. I go through many hobby phases. So when I started in December of 07 after buying my first bottle in late November of that year (Le Male), I bought my first bottles at Big Discount Fragrances...
  33. Re: Have You Listed In Your Wardrobe All Your Samples/minis/Decants?

    I list them as I get them. I only get a handful at a time. However, I do have a list for just the ones I plan on wearing.
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    Re: Layering Serge Lutens / any "recipes" ?

    A sales associate from Barney's recommended Chergui and Musc Kublai Kahn. Now, I'm sure you're going to read about MKK thinking it smells like dirty underwear, BUT it adds an earthy, dirtier...
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    Re: Bond No 9 green scents..........

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/261725-Aventus-vs.-Riverside-Drive

    That should help a bit.
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    Re: Cologne Question

    Just follow two basic rules.

    In the darkest part of your room with very little to no temperature changes as possible. A good, sturdy drawer should suffice.
    Never in the bathroom by the sink....
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    Re: Bond No 9 green scents..........

    Bleeker St. and Riverside Drive (if you like pineapple too)
  38. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    I remembered when I (stupidly) sprayed that on my wrist at Barney's. I had to turn to one of my friends saying, "This was a mistake. I smell like a Wilson's Leather outlet." FYI, brand new cars with...
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    After wearing samples of Terre d'Hermes for years and trying out Terre d'Hermes EDP a few times lately, I decided to pull the trigger on the pseudo earthy orange fragrance. I was mulling over whether...
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    Re: Fragrance that gets better as you sweat?

    Buglari Aqua worked wonders when I get a lil sweaty.
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    Re: Terre D' Hermes

    For work, I generally go for 1-2 sprays of something. Unless it's a super light summer fragrance. It gets it's point across and you don't have to live with it for 8-9+ hours if you don't want to for...
  42. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Holy crap, as if L'eau d'Hiver (the only FM I want) was already overpriced for what it is. Dammit.
  43. Re: New niche-line by Hugo Boss. What to expect?

    Let's hope they don't flop like they did with Baldesarini.
  44. Re: An unexpected windfall MAY be coming my way, and I fancy seeing what all the Creed fuss is about

    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    La Labo Rose 31

    Or heck, if you want to switch things up in your wardrobe.

    Creed Aventus (you have to love pineapples...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Montale Red Vetyver.
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    Re: Explain New Haarlem to me

    New Haarlem is a creamy, caramel coffee fragrance. I used to order caramel macchiatos at Starbucks and I loved drinking those. I don't anymore since I dramatically cut down on sugar consumption since...
  47. Re: Recommend me a muted, creamy, non-citric LEMON scent.

    This. Also, Iceberg Twice.

    Allure Blanche was always rather sparkly when I wear it. Then it dries down to a lemon cream.
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    Re: Terre D' Hermes

    I don't find it to be dated. It's quite fashion forward and sophisticated. I used to be concerned with buying only things that would garner compliments, however, something like this would serve a...
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    Re: how to increase sillage and longevity ?

    Long read, but enlightening. Sorta debunks some myths, but on the other hand, results still may vary from person to person.
    ...
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    Re: What's in your Wishlist?

    Frederic Malle - L'eau d'Hiver
    Montale - Red Vetyver
    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem (it's the only gourmand I can stand, which is odd, I like desserts and coffee)
    Creed - Millesime Imperial
    Tom Ford -...
  51. Re: What fragrance has left the best first impression on you??

    I was flipping through an issue of GQ while researching for what cologne I should buy since I haven't owned one 5-6 years. There was one magazine insert that perked up my nose. It was Jean Paul...
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    Re: Can a girl wear Polo Blue?

    I know a couple girls who wear Givenchy Play. Heck, there's plenty of guy fragrances a gal can get away with easily. Kenzo Power, L'eau Par Kenzo, 1 Million, Nautica Voyage, Ed Hardy Love & Luck,...
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    Re: Warehouse club steals

    Also CologneJunkie. She was the biggest fan of CKBe and Kenneth Cole Reaction that I've ever seen.
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    Re: TERRE D'HERMES summer or winter

    ^ What he said to the question in the title.
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    Re: What is/are your application method(s)?

    Testing purposes with a fragrance I'm giving a 1st time wearing for. 1-2 on the chest. Then I'll see how I feel after 10 minutes of waiting around or getting dressed.

    Otherwise, depending on...
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    Re: Warehouse club steals

    Nice epic thread bump from 2005.
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    Re: SOTD : Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Calvin Klein - Crave

    Post gym, chilling at home. Don't care. LOL

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-plblxlgmsro/TVbFWzUx2BI/AAAAAAAAAEY/C0RAmBuXJMU/s1600/CK_CRAVE_EDT_%2528M%2529.jpg
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    Re: Thank you Basenotes!

    Basenotes is a great community to lurk. You can find the answers to 90% of your questions just by searching and reading. I find it to be a lot faster than looking silly by creating a thread for a...
  59. Re: Classier fragrance: Allure Edition Blanche or Allure Homme Sport?

    Mine had bears on it when I wore Allure Edition Blanche.
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    I just know with the revamped exclusive lineup, only Cologne Blanche didn't survive. Oh well, there's always Bois d'Argent and that's not a bad thing.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like A*men

    http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2364/notsureiftrolling.jpg
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    I would have JUST turned 30 by the time this meet up happens on the official date. You know what they say, 30's the new 20. I dress like a college kid anyway, (off white/brown patterned bomber...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like A*men

    Then you're just very sensitive to a similar note or two between the two fragrances. Clearly no one really gets the same thing or that connection. There's a couple factors where something like this...
  64. Re: Help me understand the hype about Millesime Imperial

    If a fragrance doesn't move you, there isn't much else to understand. Just tell yourself, "Oh well, didn't work for me personally", and move onto stuff you like.
  65. Re: Your 5 Essential Colognes (for every situation)

    Bulgari Aqua (for my aquatic fix, works for everything)
    Cereus #7 (for my citrus aromatic fix, works for everything)
    New Haarlem (strictly for partying/clubbing)
    Terre d'Hermes EDP (formal, sport...
  66. Re: what is the best designer scent i can get for $80 retail

    ^ Pretty much.
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    Re: Monsters of longevity and sillage

    I don't really wear too much that would shout.

    Le Male
    212 for Men (at least on me)
    L'eau d'Issey (longevity can be argued on my skin)
    A*Men
    Tobacco Vanille
    Musc Ravageur (at least on me)...
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    Re: Is Le Male worth the buy?

    If you like it a lot and it works for you, then it's worth it. I don't know how hard is it to come to a conclusion as to whether or not you'd buy something. People who don't appreciate it the same...
  69. Re: Living in Florida but loves fall/winter/gourmond scents

    Hanae Mori. A somewhat bright lemon to start, then it dries down to chocolate.
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    Re: FINALLY tried Musc Ravageur..

    If you want a dirty, slutty smelling vanilla, this is the ticket. That's what it smells like on my skin. :P
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    Re: Fresh Citrus/Vanilla

    Holy crap, when I saw this thread, I thought, "I don't remember posting here recently". Then I realized I was the last person to post in this thread over 3 years ago before the mega thread bump...
  72. Re: Non-Collectors, Post Photos of Your Fragrances Here

    Don't let my post count and join date fool you. I'm a minimalist.

    http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1953/img2022l.jpg

    http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/5143/img2023v.jpg
  73. Re: I found my personal panty dropper...its not a particular cologne tho. It's a layerin combo.

    My panty dropper is humor, an education, and game.
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    Re: Frag that you most liked unexpectedly:

    Prada Infusion d'Homme. I've smelled Prada Amber prior to trying this one out and I never really cared for it or those kinds of scents that smelled like luxurious soap. Then here comes Prada Infusion...
  75. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    I saw the words "hella good" and I noticed your location. Go figure. One of my buddies smelled my bottle of Bulgari Aqua and said, "Bro, this smells hella good." LOL.
  76. Re: what is your "just hangin with the guys" fragrance?

    Oddly enough, a fair number of my guy buddies wear a fragrance just because they like how it smells in general. So, they just wear whatever they normally wear everyday. Majority of them go with 1...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Anyone should only own as many as they feel comfortable owning. Whether it be 2 to 200.
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    Re: Pure Malt - How many sprays is too many?

    Pure Malt haters/trolls, do I hear a "0"? Zero, anyone? Zero?

    FYI, all fragrances vary from person to person. I usually ignore recommended sprays for anything and do it based on my own nose. I...
  79. Re: Brands you avoid for reasons other than product or price?

    So did Hugo Boss. LOL.

    Anyway, I usually avoid fragrances named after car manufacturers/models. Hummer, Corvette, Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari, etc. I don't avoid ALL celebrity scents, I at least give...
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    Hell yea, Jacob!

    I'm going with Ashkan as long as it's not the week before finals for him. I might bring my buddy Sean. I think it'll be a good test to see how our noses are about a year after...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    This is just based off fragrances I've personally worn a bunch of times.

    When I want to be noticed a bit:
    Creed Original Santal
    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    Carolina Herrera 212 for Men (cuz I want...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The elusive search for a "panty dropper" scent are for dudes who got no game and the fact that you are makes it seem as if you're trying too hard. Think about that for a minute. If getting women...
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    Re: favorite fresh fragrance

    If you're talking straight up fresh and clean.

    Mugler Cologne, Millesime Imperial, Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver, and Frederic Malle's L'eau d'Hiver does the trick for me. Although LdH lacks in the...
  84. Re: Mixing fragrance in un-scented oil can increase longevity?

    A few light smears of this helps. It doesn't make you feel super greasy, just a bit though.

    http://www.momnoir.com/momnoir/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/aquaphor.jpg
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    Re: Signature fragrance - your opinions?

    I didn't read the rest of the thread, but I say, you decide for yourself on what your signature scent it. It's your signature scent, right? If you have problems deciding which one's your favorite...
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    Re: What cologne says "I have money"

    Classic.

    *Not knocking the OP, but I just found this response to be hilarious.
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed

    You know, Green Irish Tweed is just high up on my list as well mostly because of it's intended purpose and function. I can wear it anywhere and anytime without it feeling awkwardly out of place....
  88. I was just charged $12 out of my Paypal account for a $12 upgrade fee!

    Grant, don't get me wrong, I don't mind donating once in a while, so I'm not entirely too mad. I just wished there was a heads up about this charge, that's all. LOL. What the heck is an "upgrade...
  89. Re: Grey Vetiver, Lubin Vetiver or Kenzo Boisee

    Haha, that's the only one I've smelled. It's a very solid vetiver.
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    Re: Blind buys you actually DIDN'T regret?

    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    Cereus Pour Homme #7

    If it weren't for the fact that I wanted to trim down a wardrobe for money reasons or just simply convenience. This list would be a bit longer. So,...
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    Re: What cologne did you wear in high school?

    Acqua di Gio circa 1998-1999 during my senior year. First bottle I ever owned and wore that same bottle into my first 2 years of college to the very last drop. Occasionally in high school, I'd borrow...
  92. Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I think neroli tends to do that if the main oomph has it as prominent note.
  93. Re: TODAY I SAID " FAREWELL " TO : February 2011

    As I'm dwindling down my wardrobe to just 3 bottles (one of which is a 1oz travel bottle and the other just has more or less 1 oz of juice left) and resorted to small decants and samples lately. It's...
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    Re: Pure Malt Oak Casks

    I heard Pure Malt cures cancer.
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    Re: Which fragrance has the most notes?

    Gotta love phantom notes for marketing.
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    Re: Why do I ever wear anything else?

    Green Irish Tweed and Bulgari Aqua. They're just so damn versatile and likable (generally speaking) for me to be able to stick to either one if I really had to. FWIW, I used to wear Allure Edition...
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    Re: is there a powerhouse vetiver?

    ^This and I second Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extrodinaire. Both are thick and smokey takes on vetiver. Which is different than the usual squeaky clean vetivers out there.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 31st January

    Cereus #7

    I've been wearing it since I received it in the mail Saturday morning. I blind bought this from the marketplace due to a tip from BlueSoul years ago. I wore Green Irish Tweed for months...
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    Re: Creed product purchase from fragrancenet experience...Please help

    This seems like the case to me. I had a friend compare a real retail bottle of Millesime Imperial with the carded sample he got just because he got flack for shooting it down for longevity issues....
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    Re: Compliments?

    Man, I used to get pretty insecure about not getting compliments. I stopped trying to get compliments years ago. After I stopped trying so hard, I felt much better about what I was wearing. I did get...
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