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  1. Re: Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    It's a niche in the sense that it's significantly more expensive than designer fragrances most people will find at a common department store. Comparatively speaking, only a small portion of people...
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    Re: Sample Spring Cleaning

    Unfortunately I don't live in a particularly large city, so none of our stores even give out mini samples.
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    Re: Thierry Muglar Star Bottle

    Strange. Was it still glass underneath?
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    Re: Pure Malt back in UK stores!!!

    Damn...no Pure Havane?
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    Re: Diptyque in the UK

    Apparently John Lewis stores carry them, as they have them on their website. I have yet to find any in an actual store though.
  6. Re: Where are the reviewers?

    I dabbled with youtube reviews ages ago. It takes a lot of dedication to stick with it after a few months. It's definitely time consuming. You need to wear the fragrance you're reviewing for a few...
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    Re: New Chanel: Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    Found a bottle in House of Fraser. Wow, what a huge let down. I was really hoping this would surprise me, but no dice.

    Could not detect ANY mint whatsoever. The overwhelming smell was just the...
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    Re: New Chanel: Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    Where are you guys even finding this? I can't seem to find it anywhere to buy other than relatively hard to reach places like the duty free.
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    Re: Maybe I am wrong about Pure Shot

    Why couldn't this have gone in the other threads? Let's not have another Pure Malt situation here, it's really annoying when half the threads on the Male Fragrance Discussion subforum are about 1...
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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    Great in depth preview, thanks. If you were to liken it to another fragrance(s), which would you say it's most similar to?

    Seems like I'd be a bit conflicted when to wear this. Icy fresh mint...
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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    I have to at least try anything with mint in it, so will definitely try and hunt this down for a sniff. I just hope it's not too gourmande.
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    Re: Copper Skies and Creature by Kerosene

    How many ml in a sample, and are they dab ones or small atomizers? Creature sounds fantastic, like Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca.
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    Re: Dsquared2 Potion

    Tried this on the weekend. Got a very heavy Gucci Pour Homme or Gucci Envy vibe from it. Far too similar for me to get excited about it.
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    Re: Best Fall/Winter cologne?

    Right now I'm wearing a lot of Rochas Man. It's like New Haarlem, but I find NH quite difficult, especially in the opening. The burnt coffee is not for me.

    RM is more toned down though. Whereas...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Superdry - Steel and Black

    That first one sounds about as generic as you could possibly imagine.
  16. Re: Travel atomizers for a night out or a week-end out

    If you've ever seen those little travelo capsules, I would suggest to avoid them. Most of the time you will end up with a lot of fragrance dribbling out as you're trying to inject it into the bottom...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Finally got myself a bottle of Terre d'Hermes (EDT).
  18. Re: Creed's Virgin Island Water vs. Aramis Bermuda Tonic

    I got Bermuda Tonic precisely because people were saying it's a good alternative to VIW.

    After getting a bottle, let me tell you that they are nothing alike. BT doesn't have the 2 major notes that...
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    Re: Time to resurrect the Pure Malt sub-forum?

    Can we please just get rid of that subforum? It was funny for a few hours when they first revealed it, but it's since been closed and has been wasting space there for about a year now.
  20. Re: Did Thierry Mugler really need to bump NINE threads to tell us Pure Malt is returning?

    Delete that damn sub forum already too. It's just wasting space.
  21. Re: Finally destroyed my B*Men rubber bottle holder !

    Yeah, I too had that problem. After absolutely mangling my rubber bottle and making it look horrid, I then thought about it and realised I could've just cut this little part and it would've allowed...
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    I don't understand people saying "you shouldn't do Youtube reviews unless you're experienced". You guys do know the whole idea of Youtube is to let ANYONE upload a video, right? Sure, one reviewer...
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    Re: Thoughts on Kenzo Air

    He's entitled to his opinion. Plus it's a bit weird how you single him out, when there have been a few other dislike comments above.
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    Re: Pure Malt: The Final Verdict

    With the many many MANY threads we had on it in recent months, and the sub-forum, I can safely say I am sick to death of discussing or even seeing Pure Malt's name. It's a nice enough scent, but it's...
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    Re: Marc Jacobs for Men=Absolutely Exquisite

    I find it very boring to be honest. Just smelt of overly powdery figs.
  26. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

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    1. Creed VIW
    2. Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain
    3. YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: Sean Jean Unforgiveable Multi Platinum

    Pops up on eBay every few weeks. I got a partly used bottle for about £20. Nice scent.
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    Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme VS. Allure Homme Sport

    There is no Eau Fraiche version of VPH.
  29. Re: Bleu de Chanel, Bvlgari Man, & Kenzo Homme Boisee

    Kenzo Homme Boisee is Live Jazz's identical twin brother to me. They both smell virtually the same.
  30. Re: New Fragrance: Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Boisée / Woody

    Tried it today on paper, and I got incredibly minty woods. And by incredibly minty, I mean like a Live Jazz type of mint. Crushed mint leaves or whatever. To be honest it kind of overpowers the rest...
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    Re: To the moderators?

    Seems completely and utterly unnecessary. Why not just make a thread in the male/female fragrance discussion boards asking it? To make an entire board on just "how many sprays", when it falls under...
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    Re: About to buy my first Creed

    It sounds like you're really not that impressed with Creed's offerings (or they're not very compatible with you) , so why force yourself to get one for the sake of owning a Creed?
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    Fresh, clean WET soap?

    I wore Gendarme for the first time in quite a while the other day, and I really liked the cleanliness of it, but more than anything I liked how fresh and wet it smelt, like a nice smooth and wet bar...
  34. Re: Mugler rubber flasks - How do I get a consistent spray?

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9648/cimg0018xe.jpg

    The dotted line is an optional cut if you don't want it to completely come off. And after:
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    Re: Best Customer Service/Delivery Times?

    I've ordered from CheapSmells, which typically take about 2-3 days to ship from the moment they're processed (which is usually pretty quick). Not the fastest, but it's good enough.

    I've been a bit...
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    Re: Time for a geezer Youtube channel?

    Not an old geezer by any means, but I think mrclmind was by far the most experienced nose who did Youtube reviews. Unfortunate that he decided to take them all down for whatever reason.
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    Re: Youtube Review Request Thread

    I have a review on Philosykos :) Don't have any of the others though unfortunately.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltDxEg__Fm4

    I'm also open to any suggestions i have available from my...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, October 9, 2010

    I wasn't going to wear anything seeing as I have no where to go, but I changed my mind, so just one quick spray of...

    Musc Ravageur
  39. Re: prada amber pour homme, mugler cologne or gendarme???

    I have Mugler Cologne and a decant of Gendarme. Mugler is quite musty, it's not as clean cut or sharp as Gendarme. It's still soapy, but it's got an air of strange fuzziness...I dunno how to explain...
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    Re: The history of your favorite fragrance.

    I started getting serious about fragrances about fall 2009. I think the first I REALLY loved was Burberry London (though it took a week or two to come round to). Then Live Jazz for the spring. But...
  41. Re: I would wear only YSL fragrances if I could only choose one house-- however......

    There's quite a few fresh/summer flankers to a lot of their fragrances. M7 and Kouros spring to mind.
  42. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: The Official, and Last Pure Malt Thread: Info, details, etc.

    Ohh my GOD. How many threads do we need on this?!
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana The one Gentleman

    I tired it briefly on paper today. The opening had a very strong bubblegum vibe to me for some reason.

    But then I got the card mixed up with other stuff I sampled and I didn't know which card was...
  44. Re: Diptyque extraits: L' Ombre dans L'Eau and Philosykos

    Oh, the extraits are a separate concentration/line? Well I feel dumb :<
  45. Re: Diptyque extraits: L' Ombre dans L'Eau and Philosykos

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    Nevermind.
  46. Re: I'm finding myself buying more "sample lots" than bottles nowadays

    I also really enjoy buying small decants of multiple fragrances, rather than just one bottle. I did a video discussing the topic a few months back.

    To me, the fun out of this hobby is discovering...
  47. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Isn't that incredibly risky? Leaving a large package outside your front door for anyone to take?
  48. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Ah, so the rubber flask is just as restricting as their other rubber flask bottles. That's a shame. I had the same problem with B*Men, and after I cut the bottle out the rubber it worked SO much...
  49. Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    My favourite is probably YSL, if only for the fact that they produce very high quality stuff, and you can often find their stuff HEAVILY discounted online. If not then Chanel, as they produce really...
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    Re: Your most formal fragrance

    Rive Gauche
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Gucci Envy
  51. Re: Is it impossible to get a fake from Nordstroms???

    Not just the person's skin, but in my experience, the weather can have a big effect on a fragrance too.
  52. Thread: Pure Malt

    by Smeghead
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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    I received my bottle today, bought it from the House of Fraser site. Perfect condition in the plastic wrap and everything. I was hoping to actually sell this bottle for a little profit (any extra...
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    Re: Serge Lutens New Design/Labels

    Looks...boring to be honest. The border adds that little bit of extra polish. Now it's just "ho hum, a black square with text".
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    Re: Mint note: Roadster or Live Jazz?

    Live Jazz is a mint leaf, whereas Roadster is a more indistinct just general mintyness, like a chewing gum or something. I get an almost gourmand feel with Roadster too, like a chocolate mint or...
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    Re: What does millésime mean??

    I also was told by a John Lewis sales rep that it's to do with the concentration. I think she said it's the highest level of concentration, like after EDT and EDP, although she then went on to say...
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    I also bought a bottle of Pure Malt the other day. I actually tried to cancel it, because I have a small decant, and I was a bit too gung-ho to buy a full bottle, but then I was told the order has...
  57. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Well no bottles in my local stores aside, I just got my decant and my God, this stuff is NICE!! No where near as choking as the original, and the opening is a really really nice smoky, woody fruit. I...
  58. Re: Do you ever feel embarrassed talking about fragrances?

    Just had another frustrating encounter. My sister, probably the only person I could think of who would "get" my hobby, shut me down. Same old "this is becoming obsessive, you're never gonna wear all...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I tried it on skin again today. It has very good sillage, and good longevity (~6 hours from 2 spritz to my hand), but I'm just not wowed by the fragrance at all. I get a fresh yet fuzzy/cloudy, sharp...
  60. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    So I finally found the time to go to several stores and ask in person about Pure Malt. House of Fraser said they don't have it, and it's most likely only going to be in the major stores (London,...
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    Re: Launch ad for D&G The One Gentleman

    He looks like some kind of weird, long-necked space alien. The pose looks so damn unnatural and frankly stupid.
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    Poll: Re: L'Instant PH (EdT) vs. A*Men

    L'Instant BY FAR.

    A*Men is so obnoxiously loud and unnecessary. L'Instant on the other hand is beautifully crafted, spicy and just the right level of gourmand so you don't smell like a cookie...
  63. Re: what frags to wear in hot and humid weather?

    Virgin Island Water.
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    Re: BEST: FALL/WINTER Fragrances for 2010

    I only really have 2 that stick out in my mine

    L'Instant de Guerlain (favourite cold weather scent)
    Burberry London
  65. Thread: Pure Malt

    by Smeghead
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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Sorry to double post, but just to bump up the thread and update on my findings, I couldn't see it anywhere here in Nottingham. Tried House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis and nothing. Well,...
  66. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Are you also based in London? If not then I'm gonna head down to my branch ASAP!
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    Re: How do you test/sample/try fragrances?

    Given that I wear fragrance whenever I go out, and I don't want to be "that guy" who sprays 20 sprays on myself, I paper test everything first. If I like what I smell on paper, I give a little spritz...
  68. Thread: Pure Malt

    by Smeghead
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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    How much was it? I looked at my branch on Monday and unfortunately the only new things I saw were Bleu/Bang/Bvlgari Man. In fact I've never even seen Pure Malt in a high street store in the UK :(
    ...
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    Why is Dolce & Gabbana "By" so expensive?

    I've always wondered why this fragrance is so expensive? There are many many discontinued designer fragrances, but for some reason this one is able to demand £300+ for 50ml.
  70. Re: BULGARI MAN Who else likes this besides me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think the bottle is a thing of beauty, but the actual fragrance is rather sub par. It just reminds me of 212 Men.
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    Re: Describe B*Men to me please!

    Wow, really? I don't see it similar to A*Men at all.

    B*Men is a very sharp, slightly sour and spicy rhubarb. I really don't get much of the same vibe from A*Men - doesn't strike me as a straight...
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    Re: What are these?

    My thoughts too. Also the round one on the right may be Eau de Cartier.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I tested it on paper today. Incredibly boring - just smelt like YSL L'homme or similar. Sweet and fruity. Not much else.
  74. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    It's available in the UK in House of Fraser. I tried it on my skin.

    First off, sorry to mention it again, but the bottle is really nice. I love the way the tube is hidden if it's under the juice....
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    Re: What is like Creed MI...

    Come on, I'd say more than half the threads on this board are duplicates. How many "what's a good summer scent??" or "I'm looking for the best gourmand" etc. threads do we need? Yet we still...
  76. Re: Fragrances that you can't tolerate the horrible top notes to get to the great drydown!

    Bvlgari Black.

    Smelling like a hot smouldering rubber tire for about an hour is a bit annoying. Love the drydown though, like a really silky smooth smokey vanilla.
  77. Re: START STOCKPILING: I don't want to alarm anyone but...

    I regularly find Gucci Pour Homme I at TK Maxx stores, and I also found my bottle of Envy there too (although I've only seen the latter in one branch). I think GPHI is also at The Perfume Shop stores...
  78. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    Aahhh, that's such a disappointment. I was really looking forward to this, if only for the bottle.

    http://a.imageshack.us/img135/4997/bvlgariman.jpg

    What a shame :(
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    Re: Upcoming releases thread

    A monthly "upcoming releases" thread, like the "this month I bought" threads would be a good addition I reckon.

    I generally get my upcoming release news from NSTPerfume.
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Probably B*Men. It's not that I necessarily hate the smell of it, it's just I don't really find a situation to wear it, and when I do, there are so many others I would choose over it.

    It only...
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    Re: What is in your collection?

    I try to have at least several to choose from for any given occasion. Formal, hot weather casual, cold weather casual, evening wear etc.
  82. Re: New Antonio Banderas fragrance for Men: The Secret

    I like the notes. Mint, apple, little bit of citrus and a sweet 'heavy' base.
  83. Re: What ever happened to the marketplace that was available for each individual fragrance

    That was actually a feature? It sounds amazing, especially the "setting up a split" part, but it sounds like a nightmare to code.

    I have a feeling we'll never see it though, seeing as how long...
  84. Thread: Pure Malt

    by Smeghead
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    Re: Official A*Men Pure Malt Re-Release: Fall 2010

    Ah forget it, till I hear an official statement or press release from the Mugler company themselves, I'm not believing anything.
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    Re: The Most I ever Spent ...

    I've not really dipped my foot into full bottle niche or expensive designers yet. Funnily enough the most I've ever spent is when I just started, and bought pathetic 30ml bottles at retail stores for...
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    Re: You used to be great.. What happened!!?

    I have a feeling there are gonna be a lot of Chanel's, given the majority of disappointments from Bleu de Chanel.

    Also Guerlain. Guerlain Homme and its flankers are pretty dire compared to their...
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    Re: So i decided to get L'Instant and....

    One of my absolute favourites, it's just the right level of gourmand I think.
  88. Country prefix for marketplace boards indicating location of seller/swapper?

    Is there any way you could have a country prefix (or even like a flag icon or something), for all threads in the marketplace boards, so people can select where they are located, or where they are...
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    Re: Scentless deodrants - UK

    Don't look in the mens section where all your Right Guards and Sure for Men are. They never have unscented stuff there. You want to look closer to the women's section to find the unscented stuff.
    ...
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    Re: Where can i find Creed 17 oz Flacon Bottles

    Bit of an expensive way just to TRY a fragrance. Even if you had 17 friends to split it for 1oz each, that's still a heckuva lot of juice and money just to sample.
  91. Re: what is a good cucumber and watermelon scent...

    Polo Blue.

    Melon, cucumber and basil.
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    Re: Just dropped by the Creed website, Aventus, new...........anyone out there tried it yet? Thanks!

    Yep, there's a rather large 22 page thread just a few threads down:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/254693-AVENTUS-by-Creed
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    Re: Am I too Young

    Not really, I think 15 is a good age to get into cologne, although just don't be like every typical teenager and douse yourself with the stuff. 2 or 3 sprays is usually more than enough for you and...
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana The one Gentleman

    There's 2x 50ml bottles available on ebay UK (though they ship worldwide):
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Deodorant Spray, or Deodorant Stick?

    Any UK people mind saying where they managed to find a Mitchum unscented roll on or stick? All I ever seem to find anywhere is the scented kind. I bought some Triple Dry today to replace my Dove Men...
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    Re: How many bottles do you have?

    I can completely relate. The family thinking it's strange, not considering it a hobby or even a proper interest, and jokingly being called gay. Kinda annoying, but what can you do?

    I have about 20...
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    Re: Went to the Creed Boutique and...

    I've tried MI, and you made a fantastic choice! I really really love the crisp fresh melon, so refreshing on a hot day.
  98. Re: Fragrances with moderate to strong anise note

    Rive Gauche and L'Instant de Guerlain, though I get a more chocolatey anise with the latter.
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    Re: Specific samples

    Pretty much everywhere that has even a small amount of designer fragrances will stock Boss Bottled and Bvlgari Aqua, as they're very popular. Bvlgari's Pour Homme line may be less common, but really...
  100. Re: Time to fantasize about Autumn and cooler days....

    Honestly I'm rather enjoying the summer. I've bought 4 fragrances in about 2-3 months, 3 of which were summery fragrances, and I've been able to wear my small decant of VIW in the heat, which is a...
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