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    Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel or Ysl L'homme

    Bleu would be my choice.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners - Tom Ford Noir 100ml $104.00. Seems high for an outlet store.
  4. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Cant pick just one, in my collection I equally dislike the following:
    Gendarme
    Dior Homme eau for men
    Rochas Man
    Acqua Di GIO
    Black XS
    Mustang black
    Sung Homme
    Quorum
    Pure shot
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    VIW is fun and relaxing in the right situation. I am glad I have a bottle.
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    Re: A Men Pure Havane - Blind buy?

    Pure Havane was second to Pure Malt for me until...
    The other day I wore Pure Havane on a warm Canadian day and was surprised how nice it worked with a bit of warmth. The top notes came alive in a...
  7. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    Of which I own all 3...
    I don't find Creed OV and Mugler Cologne that similar. There are some parts of connection but overall from start to finish they are different. So maybe they are in the same...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    These days, Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
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    Re: How do you acquire most of your samples?

    Designer - Sephora
    Niche - Lucky Scent
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Edited...

    Selecting a scent can be tricky as one never knows how people around them will react.
    What will work best for a date?
    What will work best for an interview?
    What will work best for an...
  11. Re: 50 ml fake BdC or is the lettering this fragile ?

    My 50ml Bleu de Chanel has pristine lettering. I have been using this as my daily scent for over a month now.
    The ebay bottle, they mention it was impacted by a leaking bottle. I would think the...
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    Re: Creed Scents - the cheap way

    Agree. Have tried many of the substitutes but they just don't compare. Don't assume similar is the same or even close. Vibe maybe but vibe can be more of a classification of a type.

    Creeds have a...
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    Re: Boss bottled unlimited

    Tried it last week. I don't recall it smelling like YSL L'Homme.
    Fresh opening and a light clean wood-ish dry down. Its pleasant enough for casual use.
    It it were half the price I would have...
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    Re: Best "blue" fragrance

    I have tried may of the aquatic recommendations over the last few years and I just don't like this category.
    Before I started this hobby I purchased a bottle of Baldessarini DelMar (Blue Juice). I...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    If your looking forward to A*MEN Pure Wood release follow the link posted by Meow7.

    http://www.muglerusa.com/a-men-pure-wood/amenpurewoodcountdown/

    The hype train has left the marketing...
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    DH reform has a bit more coco than the original. I find the latest DH a very slight departure from the original formulation. However, the reform heads a very slight amount in the direction of DHI...
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    Re: A*Men? DHI? Kouros?

    Agree
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    I followed many of the reviewers over the last few years. I too have noticed the change. It sounds like a lot of work for the reviewers to make the videos. I would also imagine finances kick in as...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    2 full bottle sprays under the shirt
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    Re: Average Joe's nose?

    Subjective question. However, a while back I was out sampling and this customer beside me was frustrated as he was sure his bottle of play intense smelled different to the one he was sampling. He did...
  21. Thread: Creed GIT or DHI

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    Re: Creed GIT or DHI

    vahebaboomian, having had a look at your collection i would suggest you pass on DHI for the time being as you have DH. I would also suggest you pass on GIT and go for Aventus. If you have tried GIT...
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    Re: Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    highend, I would skip DH as you already have DHI. I would bypass GIT for the time being. You have Bleu de Chanel that you can use as a versatile office day to day scent. I would suggest you go with...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel - does this look authentic?

    The logo on my bottle is not perfectly aligned but not as far off as the one shown. I looked at a few testers at the mall and they were not perfectly aligned either. So who knows if this is an...
  24. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/24/14): Bleu de Chanel vs Black XS

    Agree
  25. Re: Coconut - cK One Summer 2014 vs Creed Virgin Island Water - which has the better/stronger coconu

    CK one summer 2014 does not smell like VIW.
    VIW has much more body and power with a base that is denser. VIW has the coconut vibe and for sure lime.
    CK 2014 is more transparent with a lighter...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners (Canada) has been rather empty for the last couple months.
    Today they had two 120ml bottles of Creed Silver Mountain Water, 2013 date code. 199.99 per bottle (prices are increasing).
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    Re: Fragrances Bought too similar??

    OP, you mention top tier stuff. Id suggest you skip a couple cheap purchases in the future and go for your mentioned Tom Ford and Creed's as samples. Samples can bring some sanity to the vast array...
  28. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    For consideration - Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Mugler B*Men.
  30. Re: Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir Versace for men (2013)

    Finally showed up online at the The Bay (Canada). To bad its not in store for testing. I really want to check this one out but I am very hesitant for blind buys.
  31. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/15/14): Bois du Portugal vs Acqua di Gio

    I'm not crazy about Bois du Portugal but its not awful.
    However, Acqua di Gio is a scrubber for me. I just cant tolerate it.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Purchased a 50ml bottle. Finally arrived here in Canada at The Bay (exclusive). Looking forward to the nice iris opening as per homme without the strong silage. This will be excellent for work. I get...
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    Re: Your top 3 under $100

    1) Dior Homme Intense
    2) Mugler Pure Malt
    3) Bleu de Chanel

    For consideration:
    Gucci Envy
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    Re: Is this authentic or fake? Bleu De Chanel

    Purchased from Costco Canada 50ml for $49.99. Last time I checked there were none in stock.
    Packaging and scent is the same as the local authorized stores.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners - Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense 49.99. Forget the size, seemed expensive, passed.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    MI, its more practical.
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    Pure Malt
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    This is a rare price. From what I see at Wnners this is a seldom seen clearance price. Aventus usually sells for 250.00 at Winners. Now for us Canadians ordering from the USA its not a great...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners...

    Latest price for Aventus has been 250, at 147 its time to pull the trigger. Couple weeks back Creed Neroli was on clearance for 90,00. Bonds tend to go for 200 but I did see a few on...
  40. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I would suggest you just roll with DHI. DH is more feminine. There is enough similarity that you might be better off buying something else.
  41. Re: Which of these scents is best suited for work in a retail environment in the wintertime?

    Retail work, connecting with your customers, go with the compliment getters. You mention you get compliments with Bleu and DH, go with those. I would have picked those anyway.
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    There are many I don't like but Tobacco Vanille makes me gag. I guess this makes it the worse for me.
  43. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    I cannot wear Acqua Di Gio and Tobacco Vanille. They both make my stomach turn.
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Were overdue for something new.Yesterday I asked my local SA if she had heard anything new for Mugler. She had no idea. Waiting I am, waiting...
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    Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    This!
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I confess, I caught the hype train heading to Pure Malt and Dior Homme Intense. It's a tie for these two as my best blind buy.
    Maybe I would give it to Pure Malt as a good friend of mine brought it...
  47. Thread: something new

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    Re: something new

    Bleu de Chanel?
  48. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    I would remove the following as they are lower quality to the rest of your fine collection:

    Gendarme
    Chez Bond
    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: RIVE GAUCHE YST Vintage from 2004

    Days ago I just bought 125ml Rive Gauche at a Canadian Walmart for $25.00.
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    Re: How often do you wear a fragrance?

    One for the work day. I consider how it will impact those around me so light, casual, 1 spray.
    One for the evening. Something warm, relaxing, comfortable, not too challenging, 2 sprays.
    Weekends...
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    Re: drakkar noir to wear or not to wear

    drakkar noir, from a friend, for free...wear it!
    Its a great scent. One spray to the chest.
    Enjoy this one now and down the road it will bring back memories.
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is much higher quality. Its also more sheer.
    One of my favorites I have yet to purchase.

    I do like Mugler Cologne but I'd pick Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    Hanae Mori EDT 50ml ($10.00 Winners)
    Perry Ellis 360 degrees for men 100ml ($7.00 Zellers)
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    rive gauche 125ml from Walmart ($25.00)
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  55. Thread: Out of the "Game"

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    Re: Out of the "Game"

    TheDreamer, sounds like success to me. You sampled, bought and found that what you were looking for was already there, Dreamer. That is a blessing, to realize you have what you wanted all along. Have...
  56. Re: Scents you saw, didn't buy, then shortly after regret not buying it.

    Before joining basenotes I remember seeing many bottles of GPHII and GPH discounted at Winners. The packaging pattern still sticks in my mind. I was able to smell an open bottle of GPHII shower gel...
  57. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Love might be a bit strong but I do like Marc Jacobs Bang. It does not do well here but I like it.
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    Re: Is this a legit place to buy MI?

    Agree, peace of mind.
  59. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Don't know if this is good or bad but my bottle has

    DAVIDOFF / EAU DE TOILETTE block
    Zino script
    Lancaster on the bottom of the bottle
    Lancaster on the box
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    Re: GAME TIME ! Let's Have some fun with fragrance !

    Tony, you have alot of series in your collection. How about Mark Jacobs Bang Bang?
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    Re: GAME TIME ! Let's Have some fun with fragrance !

    Shirondru, time to give Creed Aventus a sniff.
  62. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Both of these were part of my start into fragrances so many years ago. I recently got the reformulated Perry Ellis and its not the same as Vintage. I did some digging around town and managed to get a...
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    Re: GAME TIME ! Let's Have some fun with fragrance !

    TMAdidas, Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: GAME TIME ! Let's Have some fun with fragrance !

    FSU92grad, you have Dior Homme and MIP, how about adding Dior Homme Intense. It would match the quality of your collection.
  65. Re: Your favourite from the Hermes Un Jardin Series ?

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. Its on my target list to purchase. I really like this one.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Vanille binge...

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    Re: What does "Sport" mean to you in a fragrance?

    Marketing hype.
  68. Re: Have you ever gone through a complete 180 about a fragrance?

    Chanel, just could not enjoy them. Recently I got a bottle of Bleu de Chanel at a discounted Costco price. Enjoying this a fair bit these days.
  69. Thread: Gendarme

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    Re: Gendarme

    I was looking for a non-allergenic scent to wear at work. Gendarme kept showing up in my search. I tracked down a bottle and blind bought it. This and Clean Men are my least favorite fragrances....
  70. Re: Since I'm trying to branch out I tried Amouage, Montale, and Puredistance

    OP, ditto, it was time to branch out...
    Waiting for my Lucky Scent order of the following samples:

    Puredistance M
    Amouage Epic, XXV, Lyric, Memoir, Reflection
    Kilian Taste of Heaven, Back to...
  71. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    This scenario would be difficult on so many levels, cant imagine it. Push come to shove I would go for a bottle of Dior Homme Intense for the comfort. I don't think at a time like that I would be...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    Any fellow Canadians with an update from Fragrancenet?
    I sent them a couple emails and no response with regard to Canadian orders.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    "Iris root"
    If you could find it I would suggest trying Odori Iris.
  74. Re: L'instand de guerlain extreme (LIDGE) opinion/thoughts The usual haha

    Ordered from Toronto boutique about a month ago. $80.00 per bottle. To bad they did not send the samples of Derby and Double Vanille.
    Make sure you like dry cocoa and strong patchouli if you go the...
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    Re: Your first online fragrance purchase

    First online fragrance purchase was FragranceNet. They became my gateway to fragrances as Canada is very expensive. Sadly they no longer ship to Canada. The first order was:

    Creed MI 75ml
    Creed...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Costco Canada

    BLEU DE CHANEL EAU DE TOILETTE 50ml for $49.99
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes
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    Re: Buying creed from fragrancenet?

    socalwoman, that was commitment putting this list together.

    Fragrancenet is great, wish I could still order from them (Canadian limitations).
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Gucci Envy

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    Re: Sample Recommendations?

    Where was this post 4 hours ago! Oh well, just placed and now waiting on a 14 sample batch from LuckyScent.
    For those that posted, thanks for your suggestions. I'll consider these for a future round.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    If I recall, we can add Bond No9 to that list as well.
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Friendly reminder, a safe scent is in the nose of the one pulling the trigger. Looking at this list there are some that I have an alergic reaction too. A safe scent is something you know does not...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    An old friend...Perry Ellis for Men (old school). Its been 20+ years since I wore this one. It was discounted and could not resist. Sadly it has changed from its original formulation. Fond memories....
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    This might be over the top but the fate of Dior Homme Eau for Men rests in the delivery and review from hednic?
    hednic, kidding of course but yes really interested. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Before you buy a niche fragrance....

    OP, I understand what your getting at, just not sure how it would all work out.
    Thanks for suggesting an idea that could be helpful, especially for those of us that have country limitations to...
  86. Re: In your opinion, is Versace Dreamer a scent a new 20 year old can wear today?

    Dreamer to me is a scent to have in your collection as a reference point as it gets mentioned on a regular basis.
    I don't mind it and it does get compliments. Thinking way back to 20, no man. I...
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    I don't know about a pledge to stop but I'll pledge to get more focused. I want to be way more selective and start digging for interesting scents. Problem is my city has a horrible selection and...
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    Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    Silver Mountain Water
  89. Thread: Lidge vs DHI

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    Re: Lidge vs DHI

    Recently blind purchased LIDGE and DHI because my city is lame when it comes to fragrance selection.

    DHI is very nice, a pleasant surprise. I feel comfortable wearing DHI and it lasts on my skin....
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    Poll: Re: Virgin Island Water

    I own both. Compared to each other I would suggest:

    Buy VIW (smooth, bright, interesting, uplifting)
    Do not buy Tommy Bahama Set Sail SB (smells like chemical lime mess)

    VIW should stay at the...
  91. Re: What has got more female compliments than aventus in your personal experience

    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Is it just me or does Tobacco Vanille.....

    Cloying, gag reflex, nausea or me. This is one of the few I actually washed off.
    Tried it a couple times, same result.
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    Re: How do you rate or grade fragrances?

    1-5
    I prefer the smaller scale as it brings me more clarity / less choice.
    Numbering is in relation to owned, samples, tried.
    I consider opening to dry down.
    I do not consider longevity or...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners

    Adam Levine
    Mont Blanc Individual
    The unpopular Gucci's
    Many Bond No.9 that have been sitting for over a month at $199.99 per bottle.
    Mugler Pure Shot
    Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    I have not found a bottle from these houses that I would like to purchase / keep. However, I'll keep sniffing.

    Aramis
    Bulgari
    Cartier
    Chanel
    D&G
    Ed Hardy
    Lacoste
    Nautica
  96. Thread: Delete

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    Poll: Re: Which batch of Aventus do you like more?

    Best batch is the one discounted by 50%.
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    Re: Cucumber-based frag ?

    PoloSport and Polo Blue?
    Cucumber is my least desirable note thus far.
    Funny, I kinda liked Wall Street.
  98. Thread: Mugler fans...

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    Re: Mugler fans...

    -A*Men - 4/5 (own) Like the opening and dry down.
    -Pure Malt 4/5 (own) Like all stages but there is a hint of synthetic in there.
    -Pure Havane 3/5 (own) I don't really care for the strong / rough...
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Yup, I like it. My bottle is a few years old, whatever version that is.
  100. Thread: Sung Homme?

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    Re: Sung Homme?

    I got a bottle for cheap. I don't like it.

    I agree with smoothie72, "One spray can be suffocating. I have tried it in different seasons and different settings. It seems to be the definition of...
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