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  1. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Added 23 bottles, which is definitely a lot but then I added zero bottles in 2013 and 2014 (just got back into the hobby recently).

    My favourite is a toss up between Creed Royal Mayfair and...
  2. Re: What was the first fragrance you ever tried or owned ? This should be interesting

    The first fragrance I remember owning was Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men, which was given to me as a gift.

    First bottle I bought for myself was Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male.
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    Re: How's the New LIDGE?

    I'm interested in this too. I recently purchased a clear rimmed bottle and I really enjoy it, but I've never tried the dark-rimmed bottle and have nothing to compare it to.
  4. Re: which fragrance you dont like but that are liked by most of the people?

    The fragrance with a subforum devoted to it.

    It's one that I wear more for others than for me because it gets more compliments than all of my bottles combined. Can't knock it for that.
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    Re: Your favorite Pierre Bourdon creation

    French Lover/Bois D'Orage. So good.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Musc-Ravageur-Malle-50-ml-bottle.jpg

    EdP Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, 50 ml.

    Always a delight when I pick up a new Malle. I actually...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Great purchase! Perfect for this time of year. That bottle will last you several years, too.
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    Re: Dior Privée

    Damn, I can't wait to see Dior Privee in Toronto. Fall 2016 is too far away :(
  9. Re: Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir VS The One

    Versace Oud Noir is one of my favourites but I wouldn't recommend it for a date. It's more of a "for me" or "for someone whos settled down" kind of scent.

    I personally dislike D&G The One but a...
  10. Re: Dior Homme Intense vs Dior Homme Parfum

    Dior Homme Intense.

    Still, Dior Homme (original) is better blended than either of them in my opinion.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    Was in the mood for designer oud and I haven't blind bought anything in years, so:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.13735.jpg

    YvesSaintLaurent M7 Oud Absolu, 80ml
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Wonderful purchase. Enjoy!
  13. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Current favourite - Pine. Fille en Aiguilles and Royal Mayfair have really impressed me this year.

    Least favourite - Clove. I must be allergic to it or something because Musc Ravageur gives me...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs DHP vs DHI

    Most masculine:
    Dior Homme Parfum, due to its diminished/different Iris note

    Best drydown:
    Dior Homme, but this is a matter of preference

    Most compliments:
    Dior Homme Intense, but none of...
  15. Re: What is your first love at first sniff?

    Burberry London was my first "love at first sniff" fragrance. I still enjoy it but I don't think i like it as much as I did back then.

    My most recent "love at first sniff" was Frederic Malle...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV

    Easily favourite from the house, with Interlude probably coming in second. I like the opening much better than the drydown, though.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    Spoiled myself on Serge Lutens today:

    http://en.sergelutens.com/media/catalog/product/cache/11/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/2/1220754_none_main.png

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, 50ml
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    Poll: Re: Whats the verdict on Royal Mayfair?

    Incredible. Probably my favourite Creed fragrance of the ones I've tried, recently overtaking my old favourite Silver Mountain Water. The eucalyptus opening is very refreshing and the rose/pine...
  19. Poll: Re: Creed's Silver Mountain Water vs Royal Mayfair vs Original Sandal vs Original Vetiver

    Tough choice between Silver Mountain Water and Royal Mayfair. SMW has been my signature scent for years but Royal Mayfair is a new favourite.

    Probably SMW, but Royal Mayfair is giving it a run...
  20. Re: Gimmie TWO! Which one is your treasure? And, which one is the most "you"?

    Most me - Creed Silver Mountain Water. Just jives with me and I get above-average longevity from it.

    Most treasured - Amouage Jubilation XXV. Truly the gift of kings.
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    Ending October with a bang.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41839.jpg

    Amouage Interlude Man, 100 ml

    This proves just how much personal taste could change. I got a sample of this...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    If I could only buy one, Oud Wood.

    I own three, though, and all three are at the top of the poll (Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood).
  23. Re: Which one is best as a "work -horse" scent. Italian Cypress or Oud Wood?

    Both smell wonderful, but Oud Wood is significantly more versatile and gets my vote (I own a bottle myself). I wore it a few times this summer and its more subdued nature worked decently in the...
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    Re: The Big 3 of "The Big 3"

    I can see that for the "big three" in terms of popularity, although Tom Ford Private Blend, Le Labo, Serge Lutens, and Bond No. 9 are likely in the discussion too,

    Anyway, my picks:

    Creed
    -...
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    http://i.dmarge.com/2015/02/creed-royal-oud.jpg

    Creed Royal Oud, 120ml

    Just in time for the Fall. I've been wanting this one since 2012 but I finally pulled the trigger on the bigger bottle. ...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    My bottles (in order of preference):

    1. Royal Mayfair
    2. Silver Mountain Water
    3. Virgin Island Water
    4. Green Irish Tweed
    5. Aventus
    6. Millesime Imperial

    All are 4.0 oz bottles with the...
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    Re: Best Smokey Fragrances

    Amouage Interlude Man and basically most of the Amouage line.
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1849.jpg

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, 50ml

    My third Tom Ford bottle. With this, Tobacco Vanille, and Oud Wood, I'm set for the cold Canadian winter.
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    Amazing purchase! You'll love it.
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    Re: Opinions on Tuscan Leather

    Tuscan Leather blew me away when I first tried the Tom Ford line. It was and still is the most authentic leather note I've ever smelled.

    Very good fragrance to have in your collection. I'm...
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    Re: Unpopular fragrances that you like

    +1 on Angel Men Pure Leather. It's my second favourite Angel Men after the original. Gets tons of hate for having a mediocre leather note but I find it to be a much more wearable version of Angel...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Absolutely adore Royal Mayfair. Probably my favourite Creed overall now that I've tested it for a few weeks. Better longevity than most Creeds. Way overpriced, but it's worth having in your...
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    Re: Is bottle quality important?

    Fragrance > Atomizer > Bottle for me.

    Fragrance is obviously king, but I'd rather have a well-performing atomizer than a beautiful bottle. I like Bond No 9 bottles, but their craptastic...
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    https://www.creedboutique.com/34-114-large/creed-virgin-island-water.jpg

    Creed Virgin Island Water, 75ml

    I'm a little disappointed because I couldn't get the 120ml (when all of my other Creeds...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 20, 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.31562.jpg

    Mayfair of the Royal variety from the house known as Creed
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.31562.jpg

    Creed Royal Mayfair, 120ml.

    Beautiful fragrance. And with that, I'm done buying fragrances until at least November.

    I hope.
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    Re: searching sillage monsters

    You called?
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    Re: Mixed feelings fragrances

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur - I went from hating it to really liking it to realizing that I may be allergic to something in it :( I've grown to like the clove-heavy opening but every time I wear it...
  39. Re: Chanel AHSEE vs. La Nuit (Which one gets more compliments) ?

    La Nuit, but I personally don't like the scent and I actually regret purchasing the bottle.
  40. Re: Recommend a versatile niche scent that smell nice from the start til the end

    EdP Frederic Malle Carnal Flower or Portrait of a Lady
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    Re: Your Next Purchase: September 2015

    If I do end up buying something this month, it'll be Le Labo Poivre 23 or Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.

    Sadly, I'm not sure I'll buy anything else this month. I spent waaay too much on fragrances in...
  42. Re: What is your favorite fragrance bottle cap/bottle top?

    My favourite caps:

    - Dior Homme and flankers
    - Amouage (just wish they didn't make them magnetic)
    - EdP Frederic Malle
  43. Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Oud Wood > Tobacco Vanille > Tuscan Leather > the rest in some order.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the citrus

    Of the ones I've tried, Bergamote 22. I've yet to try Nio, though, but I've heard very good things about that.

    Bigarade Concentree is probably the most authentic citrus I've ever smelled, but it...
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Bad timing since summer is ending, but I finally gave in:

    http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/HoltRenfrew1/1112033_main?wid=900&fit=fit,1

    Creed Millesime Imperial, 120ml
  46. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    First one I knowingly bought was EdP Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. I bought others (Bulgari Black, Chergui) thinking they were men's fragrances but were actually unisex.

    Meh. Fragrance...
  47. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    I dislike that I'm never ever satisfied. I buy one fragrance that I've been drooling over for months and after I get it, I'm already pining over something else.
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    Re: Tuscsan Leather or Oud Wood?

    +1 the opinion that Tuscan Leather is the more unique scent and Oud Wood is the more wearable scent.

    Absolutely adore both fragrances, but I do prefer Oud Wood. It's easier on the nose and...
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    New Haarlem. The only Bond no. 9 I enjoyed.

    Musc Ravageur isn't a smell I particularly like, but I appreciate its complexity and depth. Masterfully composed.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense

    This in its entirety. Definitely one of the best designer fragrances out there right now. Dior Homme is more well-balanced IMO, but Intense is popular for reason.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132173-8226.jpg

    Angel Men Pure Havane, 100ml

    and
    https://enchanteurfragrances.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/tm-pure-wood.jpg

    Angel Men Pure...
  52. Re: Any others who thinks that Oud Wood by TF is one of the best ever made?

    It's probably my favourite of the Private Blend line and my favourite Oud fragrance of the ones I've tried, but I wouldn't consider it the best ever. I reach for my bottle pretty often, though.
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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

    Jubilation XXV. Just... wow.
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    Re: Your favorite Versace?

    The Dreamer has always been my favourite. It's a wonderful powdery tobacco that gets more compliments than most of my collection. I used to like Versace Man Eau Fraiche but I've found that other...
  55. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Tobacco Vanille - Delicious boozy vanilla with a hint of tobacco.
    Oud Wood - Very wearable oud. Medicinal in the best way possible.
    Tuscan Leather - most authentic-smelling leather I've ever...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Could no longer resist...

    http://media.liberty.co.uk/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/aw10fred129001498-nocolour/enlarge/aw10fred129001498-nocolour.jpg

    EdP Frederic Malle Portrait of a...
  57. Re: What fragrance would you buy for around $160?

    Something from Serge Lutens. Would probably go and get that Ambre Sultan I've been looking at.
  58. Re: Why do so many love l'instant de guerlain pour homme extreme?

    It's a really nice understated cocoa gourmand. Wearing it today (it is summer but I'm staying home today) and I really enjoy it.
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    Re: Oud for summer time

    I find Tom Ford Oud Wood wearable most of the year. It's not as loud as most ouds and is very people pleasing.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. EdP Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    2. Tom Ford Oud Wood
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    5. Bulgari Black
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    Poll: Re: LIDGE vs La Nuit

    LIDGE for both.

    I actually don't like how La Nuit smells anymore. I regret purchasing it years ago.
  62. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV - I'd never smelled anything more luxurious in my life.
    2. Gucci Pour Homme II - Gave off such a cozy aroma that I bought it on the spot.
    3. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower -...
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    I have three 4oz Creed bottles (Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, Aventus) that I bought in 2012 for $250-285 each. I wouldn't dream of buying the same fragrances at their current prices. ...
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    Re: Best vanilla

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille is the most authentic vanilla I've ever smelled on a fragrance, but it's almost too faithful to actual vanilla IMO.

    The vanilla in Tobacco Vanille isn't as...
  65. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Tom Ford Oud Wood - Wearable Oud
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    Re: Best bond no 9

    The only Bond no 9 fragrance that I find is full bottle-worthy at the price they're asking for is New Haarlem, which is exceptional. New York Amber is good. Riverside Drive is a nice scent but it...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances

    I don't have much experience with the regular Tom Ford line, but I absolutely adore Oud Wood from the Private Blend and I think it fits what you're looking for. It's a bit more subtle, but people...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    http://parfumplusmag.fourplusmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RB_OUD_WOOD.jpg

    50ml bottle of Tom Ford Oud Wood.

    Now I just need a bottle of Tuscan Leather and I think I'll be done with Tom...
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    Poll: Re: Dior, Intense vs Homme

    Own both and like both, but I've owned my bottle of Dior Homme much longer (vintage bottle, too!).

    I think Dior Homme is a more well-designed fragrance. Dior Homme Intense performs better but I...
  70. Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    +1 D&G By Man

    I totally missed the boat on it and I'd love to smell it again.
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    Re: Best Dior fragrance?

    Dior Homme (vintage) followed by Dior Homme Intense (any version).
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Bought this in advance for Fall/Winter. After sniffing the opening I can see why it's hyped:

    http://www.bondno9.com/images/photos/0000/4765/New_Haarlem2_large.jpg?1354665207

    Bond No. 9 New...
  73. Re: Sephora Depression (Nothing New Under the Sun)

    My local Sephora sells Serge Lutens and Sephora is basically a Serge Lutens boutique to me at this point. I only ever go there to sample fragrances from that house. I'm fortunate that they carry...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 3rd August 2015

    Rainy gloomy day, so I'm sticking to one of my favourites:

    https://www.creedboutique.com/28-98-large/creed-silver-mountain-water.jpg
  75. Re: Which fragrances (do YOU think) should be discontinued?

    This thread sounds like it could go bad real quick..

    That said, I wish Gucci would discontinue the entire Guilty line and bring back Gucci Pour Homme I and II
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    Re: Best "just showered" fragrance

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Silver Mountain Water
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Best Skin Scents?

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Burberry London

    I wear those fragrances more for me than for others as they don't project too crazily on me.
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    Re: Search for a New Summer Scent: Creed

    Between your two choices, I'd vote for Millesime Imperial but it really depends on which scent you like better. They both perform roughly the same for me.

    I definitely prefer Silver Mountain...
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    Re: burberry london thoughts please?

    Burberry London is one of my favourite designer fragrances of all time. Absolutely full bottle-worthy. It does have a festive feel to it but you can absolutely wear it in fall (best time IMO),...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    Testing this guy out today. Warm weather be damned:

    http://media.liberty.co.uk/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/aw08fred129005599-assorted/enlarge/aw08fred129005599-assorted.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Best from Mugler's A*Men line poll

    Pure Malt. Still need to get a bottle of Havane. I keep putting it off.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 1st August 2015

    http://media.liberty.co.uk/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/aw08fred129001499-assorted/large1/aw08fred129001499-assorted.jpg

    Perfect for a warm summer day
  83. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Greater Availability Soon

    So stoked. Can't wait to see if Poivre 23 or Vanille 44 are as good as people say they are.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Well...

    http://media.liberty.co.uk/pws/client/images/catalogue/products/aw08fred129001499-assorted/large1/aw08fred129001499-assorted.jpg

    Gorgeous juice.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Sean John Unforgivable Multi-Platinum is probably my rarest fragrance. I found it at a small shop in a mall and it was basically a $50 bottle of Creed Millesime Imperial.

    I also have a bottle of...
  86. Poll: Re: Should Creed update their bottle design?

    It'd bug the collector in me if the bottles were redesigned. One of my favourite aspects of niche houses is uniformity of bottle designs because they look great grouped together.

    I actually like...
  87. Re: best warm comforting designer fragrance?

    +1 on Gucci Pour Homme II and Burberry London.

    The former was my go-to "deal with university stress" fragrance and the latter evokes memories of Fall and Holiday seasons.
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    Re: Guerlain SDV

    Sampled it a week ago at a Guerlain boutique.

    It smells lovely but it almost smells too much like vanilla, if that makes sense. Other vanilla fragrances are still discernable as...
  89. Poll: Re: Favourite Creed House Fragrance (Poll) ?

    From that list, Silver Mountain Water. If it lasted longer it'd be the perfect fragrance because I adore its smell and it is super versatile.
  90. Re: A*MEN original rubber or metal container? help please

    They're the exact same fragrance. The metal flask can be opened and refilled.
  91. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Definitely Tom Ford and Creed. The former works great for Fall/Winter and the latter works great for Spring/Summer.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th July 2015

    Taking Rose 31 by Le Labo for a spin today:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46801.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Bought some unisex gems today. First from both houses:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46801.jpg

    Le Labo Rose 31 - 50ml

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2762.jpg

    Serge Lutens...
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    EdP Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.

    Yuck. I've grown to like some difficult openings before but this is a bit too much for me. Still ended up getting a small sample just in case I end up liking...
  95. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Dior Homme Intense
    - Beautifully done

    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
    - Still testing

    Musc Ravageur
    - DAT OPENING
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    Re: Your Top 3 Uncommon Fragrances.

    I don't have a ton of fragrances that aren't well hyped. I don't go out of my way for the more obscure stuff given my limited budget.

    I do however have a bottle of Sean John Unforgivable Multi...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Today I bought: Hype Edition

    http://www.manlovescologne.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/l_instant_Guerlain_pour_home_extreme.png

    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme 75ml
    ...
  98. Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Aventus. I agree with you, bigtyivier2k2. Whenever I wear Aventus I'm basically guaranteed a compliment. I like my other fragrances better but they don't get the attention that Aventus does.
  99. Poll: Re: Fragrance battle vol.2, Oud Wood or H=Jubilation XXV

    Jubilation XXV.

    Oud Wood is great, but Jubilation XXV is exceptional.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    Monday the 20th is my first day at my new office job. I need a scent that exudes confidence and excitement. I have just the thing:
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