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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 19 May 09

    Dirty English from a sample. This is the first frag I've tried that disappeared as soon as I sprayed it on. Can't even decide if I like it or not. I must be anosmic to it...
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 14 May

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 13 May 09

    Diptyque Tam Dao
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12 May 2009

    Michael Kors for Men
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    Re: Does anyone actually *love* Guerlain Vetiver?

    When I first smelled GV, I did not like it at all (was in my early 20's at the time and thought it smelled "old"). My opinion has changed as my tastes have matured. I like GV now but it's not my...
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    Poll: Re: Bottle size - what's your preference?

    I generally go for the 100ml or bigger bottles but I have only been serious about collecting for a half year now. In the past, I used to have a couple of bottles and would finish them off before...
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    Re: Longevity issue with John Varvatos...

    I own JV and have tested Vintage. On me, both last 6-8 hours so I don't have a problem w/ longetivity. Projection doesn't seem to be a problem either.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 28 April 2009

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, April 24, 2009

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 23 April 2009

    Terre d'Hermes. Liked it a lot when I first picked it up, but it's quickly becoming harsh and abrasive to me...
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    Re: S o t D: Wednesday, 22 April, 2009

    L'Artisan L'eau de L'Artisan
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    Re: Any Love for Canali? New Blind Buys...

    I prefer Canali for Men over Black Diamond and am thinking about adding it to my collection, but I agree that neither are particularly eye-opening. That's not a bad thing for me though since I need...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 21 Apr 09

    Millesime Imperial
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 20 April 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Where (else) do you keep your bottles?

    I usually keep small atomizer decants of the frags I use most often at work but keep the bottles at home.
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    Re: The Goodbye thread

    I recently finished off a bottle of Sander for Men and gave away a bottle of L'eau D'Issey. The Sander's been my signature scent for a long time, but I've noticed that it doesn't project at all or...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 17 April 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
  18. Re: Original Santal! from ebay...a fake! Lesson: Dont Mess with TheRomantic!

    Great story! I'm glad you got your money back. I can't say I trust anything on eBay as far as fragrances are concerned. I bought a bottle of Creed MI one time that was obviously fake and called...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 16 Apr 09

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Today I Bought - > > APRIL 2009

    YSL M7 100ml
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC 100ml
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 15 Apr 09

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday April 14, 2009

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 13 Apr 09

    C&S Dark Rose
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    Re: S O T D, Friday 10th April 2009

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Is Amouage worth the money?

    I bought mine from Amazon. It looks like both XXV and 25 are currently in stock.
  26. Re: Borderline weird scents you have recently tried

    I have to second Dzing! I've just been getting a chance to sample fragrances outside of the usual dept. store variety (thanks to BN, I'm hooked. :D) and Dzing! is the first fragrance that I had a...
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    Re: S o t D: Thursday, 9 April, 2009

    John Varvatos
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    Re: S o t D: Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

    C&S Neroli
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    Re: S o t d - Tuesday, 07 April 09

    SotE: Sampled C&S Rose and Mimosa (one on each arm). I like the Rose (very clean rose scent to my inexperienced nose) but Mimosa smells like flowers lathered up in a lather of not so good smelling...
  30. Re: BN's Most Talked About Sampler - what's missing?

    Not sure if you've already done it, but I'd recommend registering at the Czech & Speake website. At the moment, they are sending out samples of all of their fragrances for free and IMO they are very...
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    Re: S o t d - Tuesday, 07 April 09

    C&S Citrus Paradisi
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    Re: S o t D, Monday 6 April 2009

    C&S Oxford & Cambridge
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    Re: S o t d - Sunday, 05 April 09

    Millesime Imperial
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    Re: S o t d - Saturday, 04 April 09

    C&S Frankincense & Myrrh
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, 3rd of April, 2009

    Great minds think alike! Same here. :D
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    Re: After All These Years...Drakkar Noir !

    It's been a while since I've had a bottle of Drakkar Noir. It's the first frag I owned and while I probably won't get another one anytime soon, I do have fond memories of it.
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    Re: S o t D: Thursday, 2 April, 2009

    C&S No. 88 (a sample from the generous folks at C&S)
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    Re: SotY: Overview and Schedule for April

    Thank you SMM for the great SotW threads. I've had a lot of fun keeping an eye on what the BN community wears and it has definitely influenced what I've chosen to sample. Looking forward to the...
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    Re: What was your last present?

    The last fragrance I received as a gift was Lancome's Miracle Homme. Didn't like it unfortunately.

    The last fragrance I gave as a gift was Canali, which was very much appreciated.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 1 April 09

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 31 March 09

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Breaking News

    I had placed 2 separate sample orders a couple of weeks ago and finally received one of them. I'm still waiting for the other one. I had the same experience as others that received samples that...
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 March

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Pleasant Sephora Experience

    I doubt there's much variation between locations. I've been to the Sephora in SF (Union Square location to be exact) a couple of times and other various locations around the Bay Area as well. ...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 27 March 2009

    Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli (from a sample)
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    Re: Most Complimented 2009

    Millesime Imperial and Jubilation XXV
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    Re: most expensive fragrance you have purchased.

    So far it's Musc Ravageur (100ml, $130 off eBay) and Creed Millesime Imperial (120ml, $140 from online vendor). Have been lucky to get such good deals.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Histoires de Parfums 1828
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Breaking News

    I'm in the same boat as you. I was wondering why my samples were taking so long since the last time I ordered from them they arrived quickly. Guess I'm going to have to contact them to see whether...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 25 March 2009

    Creed Millesime Imperial
  51. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    Out of the 8 I currently own, I bought 3 without sampling but had read reviews prior to purchase (Creed MI and FM Musc Ravageur: like a lot. Amouage Jubilation XXV: still on the fence) and received...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 24 March 09

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 23 March 09

    Sander for Men again.
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    Re: SotM February 2009

    When I was initially checking out BN, your SoTW segments was one of the threads that caught my eye. It's encouraged me to try out some new (and revisit) fragrances. Thanks for the great work SMM!
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, 22 March 09

    Sander for Men
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 21 March 09

    Sander for Men
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 20 March 09

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 19 March 09

    Millesime Imperial
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Masterpiece? (Yes or No)

    I'd say yes. It took awhile for me to really understand it (I hated it when I was younger), but I love it now.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 18 March 09

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 17 March 09

    Diptyque Tam Dao
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 16 March 09

    Sander for Men
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    Re: You thought you washed it off BUT...

    Happened to me yesterday. I was bored so I decided to test out Jubilation XXV again to make up my mind about whether I like it or not. I sprayed a bit on my wrist then scrubbed it off an hour later...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, 15 March 09

    John Varvatos
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    Thought I'd add another house to the sample list.

    I happened to see a Diptyque boutique while shopping in SF and decided to stop by. I was curious about a couple of frags (Philosykos, Tam Dao)...
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    Re: What is growing on you? And why?

    I sampled L'Artisan Voleur de Roses today. I wasn't expecting to like this one much, but as soon as I sprayed some on, it brought back memories of the house I grew up in. We had a bunch of rose...
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    It looks like it's available for order on Les Nez's website. 50ml size bottles at 60.4 Euros ($99 U.S.). They have samples too.

    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 14 March 09

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses from a sample
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 13 March 2009

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Passage d'Enfer from a sample.
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 12 March 09

    Sander for Men
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    Re: Macy's or Sephora?

    Yes, as you're pretty much paying full retail price as opposed to the discounts you see online.

    As far as your original question, I'd definitely put in my vote for Sephora as well. The SAs...
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    Re: ~ S o t D ~ 11th March 2009

    L'Artisan Parfumeur L'eau du Navigateur from a sample.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 10 March 09

    L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme from a sample. It smells vaguely familiar with something else but I just can't put my finger on it...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 9 March 2009

    Sander for Men
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, 27 Feb 09

    Creed Millesime Imperial
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Posted in your other thread earlier about GV. Just curious, did you buy it blind? :)
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver worth a blind buy?

    I remember getting a whiff of GV in my early 20's and absolutely hating it. Having spent the last half -year surfing BN's reviews and comments, my curiousity finally got the best of me so I sampled...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, February 26th

    John Varvatos
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 25 Feb 09

    Sander for Men.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 24 Feb 09

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 23 Feb 09

    Creed MI
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 22 Feb 09

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: SotD - Sat 21 Feb 09

    SOTD: Sander for Men
    SOTE: John Varvatos
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    Re: Best Everyday Scent: I Need Your Vote

    Out of the five you have listed, I've smelled L'eau D'Issey, Polo Blue, and Polo Black. IMO L'eau D'Issey is the best of the three.
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    Re: What is your next purchase?

    Probably L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe. Sampled it earlier this week and just liked it a lot.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 20 Feb 09

    Continuing my L'Artisan sampling, SOTD is Timbuktu
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    Re: How many sprays and where?.

    Depends on the frag. EDTs generally aren't too strong on me so I spray once to the chest, once on each wrist, and once on each side of my neck.

    EDPs seem much more potent so I usually just...
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    Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    Kenneth Cole Black. Not really sure why, but there's something in it that gives me the feeling that I'll get a headache if I'm around it too long. It's way too strong on me, even with one spray.
  89. Re: Brands u won't give time of day to - hidden gems?

    I'd have to say Brut. I remember my father using the aftershave stuff back in the day. Imagine my surprise when I splashed a bunch of it on after shaving for the first time. I remember that day...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Versace Jeans?

    Blue Jeans was the one I liked the best.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 Feb 09

    Sander for Men
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    Creed MI followed closely by Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: SotD, Wed- 18 Feb 09

    Continuing my L'Artisan sampling this week, Tea for Two.
  94. Re: Giveaway: Histoires de Parfums samples and discount code [US only]

    Just received the same samples today as well. Thanks Basenotes and Katie for the generosity!
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    I generally wear Mezlans or Cole-Haans oxfords for work. The Mezlans are probably the best dress shoes I've worn and they are reasonably priced considering what dress shoes go for nowadays.

    On...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 17 Feb 09

    Continuing my sampling of L'Artisan Parfumeur fragrances: Fou d'Absinthe.
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    Re: S o T D - Monday, February 16th '09

    L'Artisan Perfumeur Navegar (from a sample)
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    Re: Whats YOUR Signature Scent?

    My signature scent has been Sander for Men for quite some time. Finally looking to move on though...
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    Re: S o T D - Sunday, February 15 '09

    John Varvatos
  100. Re: S o T D - Saturday, February 14 '09 -- Happy Valentine's!

    Sander for Men
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